Don’t Miss Out on These 5 Great Fall Events Happening Now (Or Really Soon!)


You may have been planning your Labor Day Weekend months in advance, or maybe you got a little cabin fever at home (in every sense, you need out of your own home and into a cabin), and now you have found yourselves surrounded by the incredible beauty of the Smoky Mountains. While you will sink into sublime rest and relaxation in your romantic 1-bedroom cabin in Pigeon Forge or enjoy lots of fun in your multi-family large group lodge, there are a few events happening now and this coming month of September within a convenient drive of your cabin that you won’t want to miss out on!

  1. Celebrate Freedom: Pigeon Forge Salutes America’s Heroes August 2018
    In honor of first responders, active duty military, and veterans, a large number of attractions, restaurants, and shops offer discounts to those with a valid agency ID! If you or a loved one qualifies, get out and be recognized by all the below-listed businesses (include but not restricted to!) while staying in a Pigeon Forge, Tennessee cabin until August 31.

    Comedy Barn
    $5 off adult ticket price

    Country Tonite Theatre
    ½-price tickets to Country Tonite show. Valid for all adults in party.
    *Not valid for special concerts.

    The Grand Majestic Theater
    BOGO show or dinner show with proper ID

    Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
    $5 off adult ticket price

    Magic Beyond Belief
    $5 off adult ticket price

    Smoky Mountain Opry
    $5 off adult ticket price

    Alamo Steakhouse
    15% off lunch (11 a.m. – 3 p.m.)

    Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que
    20% off breakfast (8 a.m. – 11 a.m.)

    Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
    15% off all day (11 a.m. – close)

    Corky’s Ribs & BBQ
    $5 off $25 or more purchase. Not valid with any other offers.

    Flapjacks Pancake Cabin
    $5 off $25 or more purchase. Not valid with any other offers.

    Frizzle Chicken Pancake Coop
    10% off total check

    Golden Corral
    $5 off $25 or more purchase. Not valid with any other offers.

    Huck Finn’s Catfish
    Complimentary order of fried pickles appetizer.

  2. Shades of the Past Car Show
    September 7-8

    Hailed as one of the best car shows in the Smoky Mountains area, once Dollywood’s Splash Country closes for the autumn and winter seasons, it opens as the host to this vehicular extravaganza! Since 1983, Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup has welcomed car enthusiasts and the car curious to show off and gawk at the well-preserved automobiles and reconstructed classics like Chevys, Roadsters, Thunderbirds, and many more along with food and drink vendors to provide guests with ample fun for an entire afternoon.
  3. Taste of Autumn
    September 13

    Get a little dressed up and indulge yourselves in a fantastic evening of live music, dancing, and all the best food Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have to offer at the 21st Annual Taste of Autumn from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. With delicious eats from reputable restaurants like Vista Grill, Savannah Bee Company, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Wine A Little, and more, guests are in for an incredible dining experience! This year’s live music act is none other than the most-recognized Beatles tribute band, Abbey Road Live! Pick up your tickets today, because they go quick and all proceeds go to the United Way of Sevierville, a charity centered on community support and prosperity.
  4. Old Mill Heritage Day
    September 22

    Free to the public, The Old Mill District comes to life from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. with arts and crafts, live music, cultural demonstrations, and fun games for a Smoky Mountain extravaganza at Old Mill Heritage Day! While the event itself is free, you will want to bring some cash for one-of-a-kind souvenirs along with your lawn chairs and blankets to enjoy a picnic lunch in Patriot Park in between perusing through the local craftsmen tents and enjoying live bluegrass bands.
  5. Harvest Festival at Dollywood
    September 28-November 3

    Autumn colors begin to brighten and creep through the Smoky Mountain forestry as the beginning of a truly spectacular natural show begins in mid-September and, of course, all the major Smoky Mountain fall festivities kick off! On top of all the regularly scheduled fun while flying through the air on roller coasters, enjoying live music, and savoring every bite of an oversized dessert, Harvest Festival in Dollywood celebrates the Halloween season with one-of-a-kind pumpkin and light displays that will wow the whole family along with live displays of some of the country’s top artists carving incredible pumpkin lanterns. Pick up seasonal treats, tour the LumiNight’s glow maze, and much more while visiting one of the South’s most prolific theme parks this Harvest Festival!