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October Events

1 - 11/15
Autumn color in the Smokies- The notion that peak color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park happens in mid-October is a misconception. The marvelous colors of autumn actually light up the Smokies for seven weeks or more as the peak elevations move down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills.

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Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival- A family oriented fine arts festival featuring juried artists from around the country and music on the campus of Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in downtown Gatlinburg.

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Ripley’s Fright Nights- Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday night in October. Call for more info 865-430-9991 http://www.ripleys.com/gatlinburg/fright-nights/

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Circle Yer Wagens - Volkswagen Show and Swap Meet at Sevier County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (865) 453-0770.

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express -  The leaves are turning this October and the pumpkins are ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City, NC for 2014! Departing Saturday, and Sunday at NOON and 3:30 pm. Call 1-800-872-4681 for more information.

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Stomp Out Cancer 5K  - Wine walk, run and stomp along the Rocky Top Wine Trail.

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Robert A. Tino's Smoky Mountain Homecoming - Located at Sunset View Farm, home to the Robert A. Tino Gallery, alongside Hwy 66 in Sevierville, TN. Regional craftsmen anad artisans dressed in period costumes talk with visitors as they demonstrate their skills. Professional blue grass musicians + professional story tellers enthrall visitors with folk lore and humor that harkens back to simpler times. Kids enjoy activities designed with them in mind including wagon rides, a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides and a pick-and-paint pumpkin patch. Admission is free with a small fee for some of the kids' activities. Proceeds go to Boys and Girls Club of the Great Smoky Mountains. For more information, call toll free 1-888-738-4378.

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express -  The leaves are turning this October and the pumpkins are ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City, NC for 2014! Departing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at NOON and 3:30 pm. Call 1-800-872-4681 for more information.

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16th Annual Smoky Bear Open Car/Motorcycle Show & Silent Auction - Located at Sevier County High School. This is an open show with all makes & models Welcome. Everything from Motorcycles, Speciality Cars & Trucks, Street Machines, Antiques, Street Rods and more. Call (865)453-1076 for more information.

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Don Williams - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. With hits such as "Good Ole Boys Like Me", "Amanda", "Tulsa Time", "You're My Best Friend" and "I Believe In You", this member of the Country Music Hall of Fame always delivers an amazing show. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.


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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express -  The leaves are turning this October and the pumpkins are ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City, NC for 2014! Departing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at NOON and 3:30 pm. Call 1-800-872-4681 for more information.

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Foothills Fall Festival - takes place in downtown Maryville, TN. Three days packed full of activities, shows and world-class concerts. Fall is an ideal time to visit the Smokies, so why not spend some time in Pigeon Forge then head for Maryville for this enormous festival you don't want to miss! For more information, call (865) 273-3445.

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Fall Corvette Expo - over 4,000 visitors flock to this expo at the Sevierville Convention Center and Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort.

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Don Williams - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. With hits such as "Good Ole Boys Like Me", "Amanda", "Tulsa Time", "You're My Best Friend" and "I Believe In You", this member of the Country Music Hall of Fame always delivers an amazing show. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

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Smoky Mountain Rubberstamp & Scrapbook Show - Located at Sevierville Convention Center, This event is an opportunity to shop with professional rubber stamp and scrapbook design companies from around the country. Take advantage of Make-and-Take Projects + enjoy Door Prizes every hour. Get away for a day or two of stamping and scrapping fun!  For more information, visit toomuchfunrubberstamps.com.

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25th Annual Hudsons In The Heartland - This meet by Hudson car enthusiasts' Smoky Mountain Heartland Chapter will once again be held at the Vacation Lodge in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Call (865) 453-2640 for more information.

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PEANUTS™ Pumpkin Patch Express -  The leaves are turning this October and the pumpkins are ready to be carved! The PEANUTS gang returns to the GSMR Pumpkin Patch this October. Ready for some family fun? PEANUTS™ The Great Pumpkin Patch Express returns to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City, NC for 2014! Departing Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at NOON and 3:30 pm. Call 1-800-872-4681 for more information.

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Taste of Autumn- Gatlinburg swings into fall in the most delightful way as dining and dancing will highlight Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

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Halloween Trick or Treat- The Pigeon Forge Community Center's Halloween event takes place yearly on the Thursday before Halloween. This free and non-scary event is a safe alternative for families to go Trick or Treating. Vendors from the Pigeon Forge Community set up fun, and sometimes interactive displays, and hand out candy. Call for more info 865-429-7373

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Laughing until we had tears. I’ve never seen anything like the look on my kids’ faces when we drove down the Parkway past Pigeon Forge attractions. Our hotel was so vibrant and the staff was upbeat and helpful. Pigeon Forge is the brightest spot in the Smoky Mountains. The high energy (and clean language) shows we saw in theaters had everyone in my family clapping their hands…even “sour” Uncle George.

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