Dollywood is always a special place to visit during the fall season in the Smoky Mountains. The combination of cool, crisp air along with the leaves changing color and then mixed in with the music, food, decorations, scents, etc throughout Dollywood makes for a magical experience. Below, you can see some highlights of Dollywood’s Fall Festival, the Dollywood fall schedule of dates and hours, and the expansion of their popular Great Pumpkin LumiNights for the 2018 season!
Dollywood Fall Festival 2018 Hours and Dates
The 2018 Dollywood Fall Harvest Festival dates are September 28 – November 3. The 2018 Dollywood fall schedule is shown below which shows the dates and hours of operation. This calendar may change slightly from time to time and we’ll work to keep it updated as it does. You can also visit the Dollywood website by clicking here to view the most current 2018 Dollywood fall hours with their operating dates.
LumiNights is Back!
Last year, Dollywood made some fantastic additions to their Fall Festival with a brand new experience called LumiNights. Dollywood describes it as “thousands of carved and illuminated jack-o-lanterns immersing families in fabulous fall fun. The largest addition ever made to Dollywood’s fall festival, Great Pumpkin LumiNights features artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and delightful, family-friendly fun throughout Timber Canyon. Great Pumpkin LumiNights also features new pumpkin-themed food options, entertainment and interactive opportunities for park guests to experience an exciting nightly finale during the best fall festival in the Smokies. ”
LumiNight’s also features character meet & greets, master pumpkin carvers, glow face painting, specialty foods, specialty merchandise, and much more!
The great news for 2018 is that Dollywood has announced an expansion of LumiNights! With the popularity of this special addition last year, we’re sure it’s going to be even better this year and we can’t wait to see it!
Each fall, Dollywood hosts some of the most talented southern gospel performers in the world. This year’s lineup includes concerts featuring The Isaacs, Collingsworth Family, Mark Lowry, The Martins, The McKameys, Legacy Five, and so many more. To see the full lineup and dates of concerts for 2018, click here to see their Harvest Festival page.
Harvest Festival Crafters
One of the unique and charming characteristics of Dollywood is the number of craftsmen and artisans throughout the park. During the Fall Festival, though, crafters from all over the country setup at Dollywood to showcase their talents and offer their handmade items for sale! It’s an amazing experience to see them create crafts such as inspirational jewelry, paintings, handmade historic games, textile art, woodworking, felt hats, dolls and textiles, pottery, glass jewelry, chainsaw carvings, fiddles, hand-painted ornaments, and so much more!