Pigeon Forge Fall Events

fall events
Fall 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 2018 fall events in Pigeon Forge, TN leading up to the Winterfest Kickoff in November.

2018 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 2018

Sep 22
Old Mill Heritage Day
The 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. There are numerous activities available such as pumpkin painting, moonshine making, quilting demonstrations, arts & crafts, and more. They’ll even have activities for kids!
Location: Old Mill Square
Website: http://oldmillheritageday.com/

Video preview of Old Mill Heritage Day:

September 21
Oak Ridge Boys in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

Sep 23-29
National Quartet Convention
Location: LeConte Center
Website: http://www.natqc.com/

September 28 – November 3
Dollywood Harvest Festival
Dollywood’s fall festival got a major update last year with a brand new addition called “Great Pumpkin LumiNights”, filled with 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. 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: Click here for Dollywood Fall Schedule

Pigeon Forge Events in October 2018

September 28 – November 3
Dollywood Harvest Festival
Dollywood’s fall festival got a major update last year with a brand new addition called “Great Pumpkin LumiNights”, filled with 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. 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: Click here for Dollywood Fall Schedule

October 19
Restless Heart & Shenandoah
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

October
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
Smoky Mountain Fall Colors Report and Forecast

Pigeon Forge Events in November 2018

September 28 – November 3
Dollywood Harvest Festival
Dollywood’s fall festival got a major update last year with a brand new addition called “Great Pumpkin LumiNights”, filled with 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. 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: Click here for Dollywood Fall Schedule

Nov 10 – Jan 5
Smoky Mountain Christmas
The Smoky Mountain Christmas festival has been voted the best theme park Christmas event in the nation for numerous years in a row! It is filled with incredible shows, beautful lights, activities for children, and so much more. Check out our article in the link below for full details on this wonderful festival.
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.pigeonforgetnguide.com/things-to-do/dollywood-smoky-mountain-christmas/

Nov 6 – Feb 28
Pigeon Forge Winterfest
Winterfest 2018 kicks off in Pigeon Forge with festivities beginning at 5pm at Patriot Park. The festivities normally 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 will top off the evening.
Location: Patriot Park

November 16
Gene Watson
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

November 21-25

HEAVY TRAFFIC
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 2018

Nov 10 – Jan 5
Smoky Mountain Christmas
The Smoky Mountain Christmas festival has been voted the best theme park Christmas event in the nation for numerous years in a row! It is filled with incredible shows, beautful lights, activities for children, and so much more. Check out our article in the link below for full details on this wonderful festival.
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.pigeonforgetnguide.com/things-to-do/dollywood-smoky-mountain-christmas/

Dec 21-Jan 1

HEAVY TRAFFIC
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.

Dec 31

HEAVY TRAFFIC
New Year’s Eve
Description: There are numerous New Year’s Eve events, parties, and celebrations throughout Pigeon Forge. Get details on all of the places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge by clicking here.

Final Thoughts about Pigeon Forge Fall Events 2018

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!