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 the perfect fall couple’s getaway

There’s no better place to enjoy the beauty of the season than in Pigeon Forge. Whether you’re looking for relaxation or an adventure, escape the everyday with a fall couples getaway. Need help getting started? Discover some of the best places to stay for your fall couples getaway and find countless activities and attractions for couples to enjoy any time of year!

Smoky Mountain Fall Colors

See the changing fall colors on a scenic drive

There are so many great ways to experience the changing fall colors of the Great Smoky Mountains. Sit back, relax and take in the spectacular views on a scenic drive through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Or learn about the park’s history and hear stories from local guides on a guided driving tour of the Smoky Mountains.

Dollywood Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights

Enjoy music, food and fun this fall at Dollywood

If you love autumn, southern gospel and pumpkins galore, then you won’t want to miss the Harvest Festival at Dollywood. Now through October 31st, in addition to all the great roller coaster rides, guests can enjoy live music and concerts throughout the park, sample delicious fall fare and watch talented artists demonstrate their crafts.

Family Exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Go on a fall hiking adventure

Head outdoors for fun fall adventures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Experience nature up-close and the changing colors of the leaves on popular fall hiking trails. Explore one of the park’s many waterfall hikes that lead to the most picturesque waterfalls and cascades. Go fishing in one of the park’s many streams or race through the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip. 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

Enjoy world-class shows year-round

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

Discover fun fall decor throughout the city

Be on the lookout for our fall scarecrow friends as you make your way through town this fall. 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!


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