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5 Things to Do in Fall in Pigeon Forge & Sevierville

Posted on October 10, 2023
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Fall is a beautiful time of year in the Smoky Mountains area. The landscape comes alive with vibrant fall colors, and seasonal attractions and festivals abound to celebrate this wonderful season. If you are visiting the Smoky Mountains this fall, make sure you check out these fun things to do in fall in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville while you’re here!

1. Visit Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

Dollywood's Great Pumpkin LumiNights signOne of the most popular things to do in fall in Pigeon Forge is visit Dollywood’s Harvest Festival. Dollywood celebrates the fall season with themed decorations, tasty fall-flavored treats, live music performances, and world-class craft demonstrations. Make sure you stay after dark to experience Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights, too! When the sun goes down, the theme park lights up with the glow of thousands of carved pumpkins. You’ll see larger-than-life pumpkin structures and creative pumpkin scenes that are sure to delight guests of all ages. Get a family photo in front of the Pumpkin Tree on Showstreet, or pose next to Dolly’s Guitar in Craftsman’s Valley as your whole family is awed by the many pumpkin carvings all around.

2. Explore Kyker Farms Corn Maze

Another fun fall activity is exploring Kyker Farms Corn Maze in Sevierville. This farm adventure features corn mazes, hayrides, and a pumpkin patch. There are even a number of unique farm-themed activities, including tunnel slides, a bouncing pillow, an educational barn, swings, a corn tub, zip line, trike track, and much more! At night, you can sit around a bonfire to enjoy the crisp fall air. Everything at Kyker Farms is created and implemented by the Kyker Family, including the fields, maze designs, and all attractions. Your whole family will love getting to experience life on the farm for a day this fall!

3. Stop by The Island in Pigeon Forge

The Island fall decorationsA great thing to do in fall in Pigeon Forge is visit The Island in Pigeon Forge. This popular shopping destination comes alive with custom fall decorations, photo ops, and lots of fall flavors! From seasonal desserts to autumn-inspired moonshine flavors, there are so many new things to taste at The Island this fall. Make sure you also get a family photo in front of one of the harvest photo ops, complete with a tractor, pumpkins, and corn stalks. Additionally, your whole family will love watching the Island Show Fountain while breathing in the fresh autumn air. Most days you can even listen to the sounds of fall with live bluegrass music at the Ole Smoky Moonshine stage!

4. Taste Fall Flavors at The Apple Barn

One of the most classic fall activities is visiting an apple orchard. The Apple Barn in Sevierville has an apple orchard where you can see apples growing on trees and watch as apples are pressed into fresh cider. The Cider Bar is a great stop to enjoy apple cider and baked apple treats, such as fried apple pies, apple cinnamon donuts, apple dumplings, freshly baked pies, and more. You can also stop by the Candy Shop and The Creamery for more handmade sweet treats. Hard ciders and wines made from apples can be found at Apple Barn Winery and Hard Cider House for the best autumn drinks around.

5. Visit the Wears Valley Fall Fest

Fall festival decorationsYou can enjoy crafts, food, and entertainment this fall at the Wears Valley Fall Fest. This fall event offers 16 acres of family fun, with more than 240 crafters, a variety of food, interactive activities, live entertainment, craft demonstrations, antique tractors, and children’s activities. The Wears Valley Fall Fest takes place October 20 through October 22 in beautiful Wears Valley. While you explore this fall festival, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking fall scenery and fresh fall air. This is a great way to experience the season during your Smoky Mountain vacation this fall.

More Ways to Enjoy the Fall Season

These are some of the best activities to do in fall in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. If you’re looking for more ways to enjoy the fall season, make sure you check out these top places to visit in the Smoky Mountains in fall! You’ll love all the beautiful fall scenery you’ll encounter at each stop!

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