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 2020 fall events in Pigeon Forge, TN leading up to the Winterfest Kickoff in November.

2020 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 2020

Sep 27 – Oct 3
National Quartet Convention Fall Festival
Location: LeConte Center
Website: https://natqc.com/nqc-fall-festival/

September 25 – October 31
Dollywood Harvest Festival
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival has grown in popularity recently with the addition on their “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 2020

September 25 – October 31
Dollywood Harvest Festival
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival has grown in popularity recently with the addition on their “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 16
Ronnie Milsap in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 1-800-792-4308
Website: https://www.countrytonitepf.com/celebrity-shows/

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 2020

Nov 7 – Jan 2
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, beautiful 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 13
Pigeon Forge Winterfest
Winterfest 2020 kicks off in Pigeon Forge with the lighting of more than five million lights throughout town.
Location: All Throughout Pigeon Forge

Nov 25- 29

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 2020

Nov 7 – Jan 2
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, beautiful 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 23-Jan 2

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 2020

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!