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 2022 fall events in Pigeon Forge, TN leading up to the Winterfest Kickoff in November.

2022 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 2022

Sep 9-10

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Shades of the Past Pigeon Forge Car Show
Description: The Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, TN is one of the largest annual car shows in Pigeon Forge that takes place each year around Labor Day.
Location: Dollywood’s Splash Country
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September 15-17

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run
Description: The Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run is one of the biggest car shows in the country featuring thousands of classic cars and trucks.
Location: LeConte Center Pigeon Forge
Phone: 865-687-3976

Sep 25 – Oct 1
National Quartet Convention Fall Festival
Description: Gospel Music’s largest annual event drawing 40,000 people from over 40 states and a half dozen countries to a week-long Gospel Music festival, featuring the very best in the world of traditional Gospel Music.
Location: LeConte Center
Website: https://natqc.com/

Sep 23 – Oct 29
Harvest Festival at Dollywood
Few places combine the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of fall like Dollywood during their Fall Harvest Festival. Numerous craftsmen 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: https://pigeonforgetnguide.com/events/dollywood-harvest-festival/

Pigeon Forge Events in October 2022

Sep 25 – Oct 1
National Quartet Convention Fall Festival
Description: Gospel Music’s largest annual event drawing 40,000 people from over 40 states and a half dozen countries to a week-long Gospel Music festival, featuring the very best in the world of traditional Gospel Music.
Location: LeConte Center
Website: https://natqc.com/

Sep 23 – Oct 29
Harvest Festival at Dollywood
Few places combine the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of fall like Dollywood during their Fall Harvest Festival. Numerous craftsmen 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: https://pigeonforgetnguide.com/events/dollywood-harvest-festival/

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
2022 Smoky Mountain Fall Colors Report and Forecast
Oct 7-9
Women of Joy
Description: Share a few days with Women of Joy – a ministry that has been changing the lives of women since 1994.
Location: LeConte Center
Website: https://womenofjoy.org/

Pigeon Forge Events in November 2022

Nov 5 – Jan 1
Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood
Description: Families from around the world make Dollywood their Christmas tradition year after year. Experience millions of lights, award-winning shows and a winter wonderland featuring a 50-foot Christmas tree.
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
More info: click here

Nov 10
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff
Winterfest 2022 kicks off in Pigeon Forge with the lighting of more than five million lights throughout town.
Location: All Throughout Pigeon Forge

Nov 24-27

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 2022

Nov 5 – Jan 1
Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood
Description: Families from around the world make Dollywood their Christmas tradition year after year. Experience millions of lights, award-winning shows and a winter wonderland featuring a 50-foot Christmas tree.
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
More info: click here

Dec 24-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 2022

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!