Pigeon Forge Fall Events 2013

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pigeon forge fall eventsFall is the favorite season for numerous people who visit or live in Pigeon Forge, and it’s easy to see why once you experience it! The numerous Pigeon Forge fall events combined with the natural beauty of the fall foliage colors and warm, southern hospitality come together to create a season like no other. To help you enjoy fall in Pigeon Forge, we’ve put together a list below of the most popular 2013 fall events in Pigeon Forge, TN leading up to the Winterfest Kickoff in November.

2013 Pigeon Forge Fall Events

pigeon forge fall eventsFall events in Pigeon Forge are subject to change, so be sure to check with the official website, phone number, etc to confirm event details before making your plans. Also, events may be added or removed throughout the season so check back before visiting Pigeon Forge to see what will be happening during your stay.

Pigeon Forge Events in September 2013

September 6-7

Shades of the Past Pigeon Forge Car Show
Location: Dollywood’s Splash Country
More info
September 12-15

Grand Fall Rod Run
Location: Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center
Phone: 1-800-251-4444
September 20
Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius and Lynn Anderson in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com
September 28
Old Mill Heritage Day
The 10th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day at The Old Mill Square will be filled with music, food, games, demonstrations, crafts, storytelling and best of all – tradition. Throughout the day you will be able to see firsthand what a “day in the life” of a Smoky Mountain pioneer was like. Craftsmen will be on hand with demonstrations such as making lye soap, sorghum and apple butter along with cast iron cooking over open fires. Take a free guided tour of our 183 year old Historic Old Mill and see how antique engines and farm tractors were used.
Location: Old Mill Square
Website: http://oldmillheritageday.com/

Pigeon Forge Events in October 2013

Oct 2 – Nov 2
National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration 2013
Few places combine the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of fall like Dollywood during their Fall Harvest Festival. Numerous craftsman are located throughout the park creating unique, handmade goods. The sound of gospel and bluegrass fill the stages. The surrounding foliage turns to a beautiful display of red, yellow, and gold. It truly makes for a perfect place to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains!
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/festivals/National-Southern-Gospel-Harvest-Celebration.aspx
October 4 – 31
Ripley’s Fright Nights
During the weekends in October, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure turns into Ripley’s Fright Nights beginning at 6:13pm. During these special times, the fright factor is cranked up with special shows guaranteed to frighten just about anyone! Children under the age of 6 are not permitted.
Location: Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Phone: 865-430-9991
Website: http://www.ripleys.com/gatlinburg/fright-nights/
October 10 – 27
Gatlinburg Fall Craftsmen’s Fair
The Fall Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair features numerous artists, craftsmen, musicians, and more displaying their talent and offering products for purchase throughout most of October at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. If you love skillfully handmade products, then definitely check out the Gatlinburg Fall Craftsmen’s Fair when you visit in October!
Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center
Phone: 865-436-7479
More info
Fall Colors in the Smokies
The surrounding area of Pigeon Forge offers hundreds of square miles of incredible fall foliage that typically peaks in mid-to-late October. The beautiful reds, yellows, oranges, etc paint the mountains in a visual display of natural beauty that is one of the most amazing views found anywhere.
Location: Smoky Mountains
2013 Smoky Mountain Fall Colors Report and Forecast
October 18 & 19
Don Williams in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

Pigeon Forge Events in November 2013

Nov 9 – Jan 4
Smoky Mountain Christmas
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: http://www.dollywood.com/themepark/festivals/Smoky-Mountain-Christmas.aspx
November 8
Gene Watson and Jeannie Seely in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com
Nov 10-11
Gerald Dickens presents A Christmas Carol
The Inn at Christmas Place welcomes back Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of literary master Charles Dickens, for the 4th annual performance of A Christmas Carol.
Location: The Inn at Christmas Place
Phone: 888-HOLYNIGHT
More info
Nov 12 – Feb 28
Pigeon Forge Winterfest
Winterfest 2013 kicks off in Pigeon Forge on November 12 with festivities beginning at 5pm at Patriot Park. The key note speaker for this year’s kick-off is Former Pittsburgh Steelers great Rocky Bleier, who is also a Vietnam Veteran. The festivities include a kids’ play area, food vendors, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and musical entertainment. The traditional lighting of more than five million lights on the Winterfest displays, followed by fireworks, will top off the evening.
Location: Patriot Park
November 27-31

Thanksgiving Weekend / Black Friday Shopping
Description: Thanksgiving weekend is typically a popular time for people to visit Pigeon Forge due to the extended weekend and Black Friday shopping.

Pigeon Forge Events in December 2013

Dec 20-Jan 1

Christmas Break
Description: The week around Christmas and New Year’s is a popular time for people to visit Pigeon Forge due to schools having winter breaks, Winter Extreme taking place in Gatlinburg, year-end shopping deals, etc.

Final Thoughts about Pigeon Forge Fall Events 2013

In addition to all of the “official” events taking place, also be sure to simply take a drive up to the mountains and see the scenery. The view of the Smokies is incredible during the fall and is definitely something to witness!

If you know of other fall events in Pigeon Forge that should be added to the list, be sure to let us know!

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