Top 5 Things to Do This Fall in Pigeon Forge
It’s officially fall now and some great things will be happening in Pigeon Forge. It is the perfect time of year for a couples’ getaway or even for a quick weekend trip with the family. These great fall events along with cooler temperatures, crisp mountain air and beautiful scenery will make for a memorable fall vacation in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains.
The annual Old Mill Heritage Day takes place in Old Mill Square. It is sure to be a day of good ‘ole fashioned fun for the entire family. There will be demonstrations and crafts, music and dancing, as well as plenty of kid’s activities including a petting zoo. Admission is free and there will be guided tours of the historic Old Mill. What a great way to welcome in fall and celebrate the Appalachian history!
The National Quartet Convention will be at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. This annual gospel music event features both daytime and evening events with great artists like the Kingdom Heirs, Mark Trammell Quartet, and the Hoppers to name a few. This would be a great event to attend with some church friends…plus there is discount seating for groups of 10 or more.
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights take place throughout the month of October. Dollywood will be filled with the sights and sounds of fall. There will be many unique craftsmen showcasing their work as well as performances by top names in gospel music, all of which are included with your admission to the Dollywood park. It’s also the perfect time of year to ride on the Dollywood Express steam engine or be daring and go for an exciting ride on the Lightning Rod.
Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park is an outdoor amphitheater featuring an authentic lumberjack competition. Watch as the Dawson and McGraw families compete at over a dozen lumberjack events including axe throwing, chopping, sawing, log rolling and more. Then compete in your very own lumberjack competition at the adventure park. Try your hand at some of the same events you saw in the show!
Fall foliage in the Smoky Mountains is definitely a must see. The area comes alive as the leaves begin to make their turn from green into the beautiful fall colors of red, orange, and yellow. This beauty happens throughout the area but the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the best place to see it. The higher elevations start to change in late September and normally peak by late October in the lower elevations.