Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana
One of the most beautiful times of the year is autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains. With a colorful patchwork of orange, red, yellow and gold painted throughout the hills and valleys of East Tennessee, fall provides the perfect backdrop for festive family fun at Dollywood.
Things to Do at the Dollywood Harvest Festival
Named as the country’s best fall theme park event last year by USA Today, the annual Dollywood Harvest Festival is a must-see experience during the fall season. Below are some of the fun and exciting things to see and do at this year’s festival, you won’t want to miss.
See the New Colossal Pumpkins
One of the new additions to this year’s Harvest Festival are more than a dozen colossal pumpkins that came from growers across the East Coast. These pumpkins weigh anywhere from 800 to more than 1500 lbs. each.
Great Pumpkin LumiNights Sets the Park Aglow
The largest addition ever made to Dollywood’s fall festival, Great Pumpkin LumiNights features artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and delightful, family-friendly fun. Numerous lighted pumpkin displays throughout the park will delight families looking for a new and unique tradition.
Take advantage of Dollywood park’s limited time offer to purchase tickets at reduced prices for entry after 5pm for those looking to make a quick trip to the park to experience the pumpkins as the glow to life. Tickets are $35 plus tax and available online only. Visit the park’s website for more ticket info.
Listen to the Sounds of Southern Gospel and Bluegrass
Dollywood park will be filled with the sounds of Southern Gospel and Bluegrass during the Harvest Festival. Over 800 concerts will be spread over ten stages, in addition to roaming concert-style performances throughout the park. Don’t miss the soul-stirring sounds of beautiful harmonies ringing through the crisp air this fall at Dollywood.
Please check the daily Entertainment Schedule for specific performance dates and hours.
Find Handcrafted Goods Made by World-class Artisans
Visiting artisans from across the country share their talents through an array of handmade wares, spanning from functional to decorative. Each day is a picture-perfect opportunity for your family to enjoy the traditional experiences of a Smoky Mountain harvest!
Sample Tasty Harvest Festival Treats
A Smoky Mountain harvest means tasty treats as far as the eye can see. From smoked beef brisket and turkey legs to fried green tomatoes and sweet potato casserole, you will find plenty of culinary delights to tempt your tastebuds throughout the park. For a sweet treat, try a pumpkin spice milkshake or cinnamon rolls.
Dollywood is open 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. each day of operation (Sept. 25- Oct. 31) during the Harvest Festival. The park is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the festival. For more information and a park operating calendar, please visit www.dollywood.com or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.