Halloween Fun: Family-Friendly Events in Pigeon Forge

During your stay in a gorgeous Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Cabin, in between relaxing afternoons on the deck, grilling out while watching football games on the large flatscreen TVs, and swimming in the indoor pools, don’t miss out on these seasonal events only happening in the month of October! From fun family-friendly festivities, fall activities, and thrilling scares, celebrate America’s spookiest time of year with all your favorite little monsters, all dressed up with plenty of places to trick or treat. Here are 6 other-worldly October events and moonlight merriments to enjoy with friends or your favorite little costumed kids in Pigeon Forge!

  1. Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights 2018
    During the entire month of October, visitors to Dollywood are treated to magical evenings filled with flickering candles illuminating the most elaborate collection of carved pumpkins, mouthwatering treats like Pumpkin Funnel Cake and Caramel Apple Sundays, and unique Halloween characters to meet and take photos with. Kids will love their face paint during the day, but just wait until their little neon faces light up at night! Master pumpkin carvers spend their days shaving each unique pumpkin into incredible works of art. All of this eerie amusement is in addition to the normal 40+ rides, coasters, and shows of the infamous Dollywood – at no extra cost!
  2. Spooktacular Halloween Party
    FREE to the public, this is a great way to trick or treat with your little ones while vacationing in an unfamiliar cabin resort community or tucked away from other houses in your cozy secluded cabin. Businesses from all around the Pigeon Forge area gather at the Pigeon Forge Community Center on October 25 to set up booths with interactive games, food, and, most importantly, treats for the kids! With entertainment and a non-scary haunted house, this is an event the whole family can enjoy together.
  3. Kyker Farms Corn Maze
    Open September 30, 2018 through the month of October, the Kyker family farm becomes the epitome of a harvest hangout! With 5 different corn mazes, hayrides, a petting zoo, and tons more, the Kyker Farms Korn Maze is definitely worth the short drive from Pigeon Forge. After the sun goes down, the korn maze gets a little out of control, overrun by zombies that your family must blast with paintball guns and a haunted maze from which you must escape with your nerves still in-tact!
  4. Halloween Cat Show
    This adorable 4-legged cutie gets a bad rap during the Halloween season, so the Volunteer Cat Club throws a party in their honor each season with over 200 cats, judges, costumes, and trick or treating for the kids at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge! From October 26-28, visitors are invited to come celebrate feline friends…for free!
  5. Pumpkin Patch Express
    All aboard the Pumpkin Patch Express for an exciting day along the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad! The last 2 weekends in October, the GSMRR designates 6 trips to a special Halloween train ride the whole family is sure to love. During your scenic ride departing from Bryson City, NC through the gorgeous fall mountain landscapes, listen to a narration of the classic animated story, “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” before roasting marshmallows, trick or treating, hayrides, and more during your layover in a huge pumpkin patch where your little ones get to pick out one to take home! No kids? An alluring Halloween Masquerade Train departs at 8 p.m. on October 31 for a night of dancing, dining, drinks, and costumes – for adults only.
  6. Rocky Top Chocolate Wine Trail
    Speaking of more adult-friendly Halloween fun, there is a wine to pair well with your treats, too! On Saturday, October 27, 3 of the 6 Rocky Top Wine Trail locations, Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery, and Sugarland Cellars Winery, offer a glass of wine (between 2 choices) to pair perfectly with a succulent, hand-crafted dessert! Tickets are only $30 and include your wine, dessert, and souvenir glass in addition to the free tours offered between noon and 5 p.m. at all 3 locations!

Want to get the hairs on the back of your neck standing straight up and your knees weak from fear this Halloween? Visit Pigeon Forge’s sister city, Gatlinburg for a couple of the area’s most frightful display of your worst nightmares!

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure boasts over 10,000 square feet of horrors, while the Gatlinburg Mysterious Mansion is the city’s oldest haunted house in operation, home to an ill-fated family looking to add more members if you can’t escape their home!

After fun-filled days and frightening nights, return to your cozy mountain cabin where you can enjoy the beauty of the Smokies in the fall, relaxing amenities, and rejuvenated nights of rest.