Top 5 Things to Do This Fall in Pigeon Forge

It is 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 season.

The 13th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day is September 24th 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 in town from September 25th -October 1st. The beautiful LeConte Center will be hosting this annual gospel music event. There will be 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.

Fall Harvest at the Island has started and will run through October 31st. The Island is decorated for the fall and the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is the perfect spot for seeing all the beautiful fall changes in the area. Make sure to bring along your camera as you will not want to miss any of it. Grab some dinner at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and then take a seat in the rockers and watch the beautiful fountain show. Soak in every minute of this fall season at the Island. The 4th Annual Halloween at the Island will be on October 29th. There will be free entertainment, trick or treating, and even a costume contest. Don’t miss it!

Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration begins September 30 and will run through October 29th. Dollywood will be filled with the sights and sounds of fall. There will be many unique craftsman showcasing their work as well as top name gospel musicians performing, all of which is included with your admission to the park. It is also the perfect time of year to take a ride on the Dollywood Express steam engine or be daring and try out Lightning Rod, the newest ride to the park.

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 peaks by late October in the lower elevations.

With events like these, this fall in Pigeon Forge is sure to be a great one!!