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Top Things to Do Over Fall Break in the Smoky Mountains

Located within a day’s drive from much of the United States, the Great Smoky Mountains are a great place for families looking for things to do over fall break. From carriage rides to taking photos of the fall décor around town, it’s easy to see why fall is one of the best times of the year to visit Pigeon Forge.

Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge - Places to See Fall Foliage


Check out some of the top things to do over fall break in the Smoky Mountains:

  • See a Pigeon Forge show: Some of the most popular shows include Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Hatfield & McCoy’s Dinner Feud, and Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud. Fall Decor at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Pigeon Forge TN
  • Dine at The Old Mill: This mill is one of the most photographed mills in the country. Enjoy a meal at The Old Mill Restaurant or Pottery House Cafe. When finished, enjoy dessert at The Old Mill Creamery before grabbing candy from The Old Mill Candy Kitchen for the ride home.
  • Take photos with fall décor around town: There are many fall décor photo opps throughout Pigeon Forge! Stroll the Parkway and you’re sure to spot scarecrows, pumpkins, and lots of orange, yellow, and red. Be sure to check out The Island and ride the Smoky Mountain Wheel. Here, you’ll get some of the best views of all the fall leaves. You’ll also find plenty to photograph at any of the fall festivals.
  • Go on carriage rides in Pigeon Forge: Located at Walden’s Landing, Heritage Carriage Rides offer a memorable experience for the entire family. Whether you’re looking for a romantic ride or the perfect Cinderella-esque photo opp for your little princess, these beautiful carriages provide the perfect scene for both.


Say Hello to Our Fall Friends:

When you’re in Pigeon Forge this fall, you’re likely to run into some friendly faces! Stop by the Welcome Center, Pigeon Forge Mass Transit Office, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show Trolley Stop, and more, to snap your scarecrow photos. Make sure to share them on Instagram using #MyPigeonForge, and stay tuned for a complete list of locations you can find our scarecrow friends throughout town. 

Pigeon Forge Fall Scarecrows


About the Author

Kathy Haan, her husband, and three children live in Iowa. She blogs about travel, money, food, and business on her lifestyle blog, Idyllic Pursuit. She believes that the secret to telling a great story is living one, and traveled to 21 countries in just 18 months as a result.


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