On September 29, 2021
Pigeon Forge is an easy place to love, and the month of October brings even more reasons to love it! The city delights in bringing its guests the best of each season.
Fall fills the air throughout Pigeon Forge as the Smoky Mountains come alive with their magnificent fall colors. Come join us in Pigeon Forge as we celebrate this special time of year with the best fall festivals and events, savory foods and fun-filled activities.
Here are just a few of the reasons we love October in Pigeon Forge.
What better way to celebrate the fall season than with fun fall festivals and plenty of spook-tacular Halloween events taking place throughout the month.
The beauty of the fall season abounds throughout Pigeon Forge! Businesses throughout town change things up for the season by showcasing fun and creative fall displays. Pumpkins, mums, scarecrows, and all things fall will be everywhere you look.
From seasonal desserts and moonshine flavors to custom décor and fun photo ops, The Island in Pigeon Forge pulls out all the stops. And of course, Dollywood puts on a spectacular display for fall with colossal pumpkins, seasonal dishes and world-class artisans sharing beautiful handmade crafts. Go on an autumn adventure with Pigeon Forge’s fall scarecrow scavenger hunt. See how many scarecrow people you can spot along the Parkway and stop to snap photos with as many as possible!
And you won’t be able to go far in Pigeon Forge without the tempting smells of pumpkin and cinnamon turning your head. Pigeon Forge offers a wide array of restaurants serving up your favorite seasonal fare. Try the Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille will be selling their homemade cranberry walnut bread by the loaf all season long. And make a stop at the Old Mill General Store to take the taste of fall home with you with Old Mill’s Pumpkin Spice Pumpkin & Muffin Mix, and the Pumpkin Spice Syrup to go along with it.
The Great Smoky Mountains are even more breathtaking during the fall season! The leaves begin to dawn their rich shades of red, yellow and orange in the higher elevations first. By mid-October, the vibrant colors of fall have worked their way down the mountains, making it the perfect time to plan a visit.
You’ll find a variety of ways to experience the beautiful fall foliage of the Smoky Mountains. Whether you decide to take a scenic drive or want to explore one of the hiking trails, you will be delighted by the show nature puts on for you. The fall colors set the perfect backdrop for this very peaceful and serene time of year.
From fishing and wildlife viewing to guided tours and fun hayrides through Cades Cove, you’ll find plenty of fun fall activities to enjoy throughout Great Smoky Mountains National Park to keep the entire family busy for days.
Come and see for yourself what all the love for October is about in Pigeon Forge!