3 Fun Fall Events in Pigeon Forge You Won’t Want to Miss

One of the best places to visit in the fall are the Great Smoky Mountains and Pigeon Forge in Tennessee. The fall colors throughout the area are like a beautiful work of art during this time of year. The trees begin to fill with leaves of rich orange, red, yellow and gold colors, and the air becomes crisp and inviting.

As always, there are plenty of great festivals and events throughout the area to add to the fun. Below are three fun fall events in Pigeon Forge you won’t want to miss:

Great Pumpkin LumiNights

Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood's Harvest Festival in Pigeon Forge, TN

When: Sep 27, 2019 to Nov 02, 2019
Where: Dollywood

A visit to Dollywood’s Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights is a great way to kick off the fall season. The Dollywood park will be adorned with fall décor and activities. Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights will feature beautifully carved and illuminated pumpkin displays, which glow with the fire of fall. And this season’s event promises to be even more spectacular with artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and loads of fun for families to experience all throughout Timber Canyon.

Old Mill Heritage Day

Old Mill Heritage Day at Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge TN

When: Sep 28, 2019
Where: Old Mill Square

Make the annual Old Mill Heritage Day a part of your fall family traditions with a day filled with music, food and fun for everyone. From quilting demonstrations to making moonshine, lye soap and apple butter, see firsthand what life was like in the 18th century. Enjoy world-class bluegrass music, square and line dancing and plenty more great music and entertainment. And the Kids Area features a petting zoo, fire truck and special arts and crafts tent that are sure to entertain children of all ages. It’s also a great time to take a free tour of the Old Mill. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and make it a day!

Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

When: Oct 06, 2019 to Oct 07, 2019
Where: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

In preparation for the annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament, area streams are stocked with over 5,000 trout. There are adult, children, local and tourist divisions and plenty of prizes and giveaways. The trout tournament offers fun for everyone and it’s a great way to enjoy the beauty of the Smokies during fall. The leaves usually start changing in the higher elevations by late September into early October. The fall wildflowers also add to the beauty. Pack a picnic lunch and stop along the way to soak in some quality time with nature!


Don’t miss out on all these fun fall events in Pigeon Forge. And explore even more fun events and things to do during fall in Pigeon Forge. Fall in love with everything Pigeon Forge this season!