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Top 4 Reasons Why You Need to Experience the Dollywood Harvest Festival

Posted on August 31, 2022
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One of the highlights in the Smoky Mountains every fall is the Dollywood Harvest Festival! This exciting family friendly event celebrates the wonder of the changing seasons with special live entertainment and thrill rides, as well as an evening filled with the glow of more than 12,000 illuminated pumpkins and towering pumpkin icons! Here are the top 4 reasons why you need to experience the Dollywood Harvest Festival:

1. Beautiful Fall Decor Around Every Corner

dollywood entrance signWhile visiting the Dollywood Harvest Festival, you’ll find beautiful fall decor around every corner of the world famous theme park! This includes stunning displays of colossal pumpkins that weigh anywhere from 800 pounds to more than 1500 pounds each! Of course, since the park is located among the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, you’ll see spectacular fall foliage practically everywhere you look. This is the perfect time to take a ride on the Dollywood Express, a 20 minute train excursion into the Smokies led by an authentic 110-ton coal-fired steam engine!

2. Special Live Performances

Dollywood has always been known for their award winning shows and talented performers, so you won’t want to miss the special entertainment during the Dollywood Harvest Festival! Music fills the air as dozens of talented artists perform daily across the streets and stages of Dollywood. Get ready to clap along to a wonderful variety of bluegrass, country, and gospel tunes!

3. Great Pumpkin LumiNights

dollywood pumpkin lightIf you think that the Dollywood Harvest Festival is impressive during the daylight hours, just wait until nightfall when the park comes alive with thousands of glowing pumpkins! Great Pumpkin LumiNights features creatively carved pumpkins, larger-than-life pumpkin icons, and a jaw dropping pumpkin tree! Be sure to take a stroll through Hoot Owl Hollow, an enchanting hideaway where you’ll find a gigantic, glowing owl and dozens of its friends roosting in the trees, atop buildings, and across the hillside!

4. Breathtaking Thrill Rides

Your admission to the Dollywood Harvest Festival also includes unlimited access to the park’s breathtaking thrill rides! Since the park is open into the evening hours, this is a unique opportunity to experience night rides on the Wild Eagle, Lightning Rod, Thunderhead and all of your other favorite roller coasters! Adrenaline junkies will also want to check out the Drop Line, a 20 story tall drop ride that provides incredible views of the Smokies before plummeting back to the ground!

Where to Stay

Stay just minutes away from Dollywood with a vacation at our condo and villa resort in Sevierville TN! Our affordable accommodations are situated in a peaceful location along the Little Pigeon River so that you can get a great night of sleep before heading to the Harvest Festival! While staying with us, you’ll also love all of the resort amenities including a fabulous fitness center, quaint picnic areas, a river walk with gas lamps and a clubhouse with a fun game room!

Check out all of our condos and villas in Sevierville TN today to stay close to the Dollywood Harvest Festival! We look forward to welcoming you to the Smoky Mountains this fall!

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