Fall in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains

The changing of the leaves to fall colors and cooler temperatures mark the beginnings of fall in Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. There’s no better time to enjoy the exceptional beauty of the mountains than in the fall season.

Whether you’re planning a weekend getaway or just trying to keep the kids busy during fall break, you’ll find plenty of things to do in Pigeon Forge during the fall.

Fall Activities for Couples in Pigeon Forge

Plan a Fall Couples Getaway

Plan a fall weekend getaway to the Center of Fun in the Smokies. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or an adventure, you’ll find the perfect escape with plenty of fun Pigeon Forge activities for couples during the season. And check out some of the best places to stay for a fall couples getaway.

Smoky Mountain Fall Colors

See the Changing Fall Colors

Fall is one of the best times of the year to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. From late September through early November, the changing fall colors are truly a sight to behold. A scenic drive is a great way to experience some of the most spectacular views of the Smoky Mountain colors.

Dollywood Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights

Enjoy Live Music, Delicious Food and Loads of Fun

If you love autumn, southern gospel and pumpkins galore, then come to the Harvest Festival at Dollywood. Now through October 31st, guests can enjoy more than 800 live concerts throughout the park on open-air stages, sample delicious fall fare and watch talented artists demonstrate their crafts.

Family Exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Venture Outdoors and Explore Nature

Go hiking up mountain trails as the leaves are changing colors. Experience nature with a birds-eye view as you zoom through the mountains and trees on a ziplining adventure. Go fishing, whitewater rafting, or check out some of the scenic overlooks in the national park for spectacular views. There is something for everyone!

Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood's Harvest Festival

See the Great Glowing Pumpkins

As the sun goes down each evening at Dollywood during the Harvest Festival, Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights sets the park aglow with spectacular lighted pumpkin displays, whimsical scenes and loads of fun family activities to experience.

Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show in Pigeon Forge TN

Go See a Show

From the sounds of music and the laughter of family-friendly comedy to the skill of acrobats and the mystery of magic, Pigeon Forge shows offer world-class entertainment year-round. Make plans to check out some of the newest shows in Pigeon Forge such as Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud and Adventure Park and Pirate’s Voyage Dinner and Show.

Pigeon Forge Scarecrow Scavenger Hunt

Get Selfies with the Scarecrows

We are happy to welcome our scarecrow friends back to Pigeon Forge this fall! Be on the lookout for these friendly faces as you travel throughout the city. Snap photos with your favorite scarecrow people and then share your special moments with us by posting on your social media and tagging #MyPigeonForge. Follow @MyPigeonForge and you just may see your own photos shared with our wider audience!