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Pigeon Forge Harvest Festival

Best Fall Break Destination for Your Family
From colorful mountaintops to crafts and live entertainment, Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is a county-wide event throughout the towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Townsend. These towns represent a special autumn zone of the Smoky Mountains that transforms itself through fun times, vibrancy of the leaves and hospitality of the locals. Come and stay during this magical time in Tennessee. Fall is the peak time to explore this Smoky Mountain region, which is famous for its fall leaf colors. Take in all of the special attractions and shows during Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. Start dreaming now of crisp cool air. Discover a great vacation package, and plan your autumn vacation itinerary.  

 
For a complete list of activities, visit the calendar of events and plan your vacation now.
Fall is time of celebration in the Smoky Mountains when special harvest-themed activities and displays can be found throughout the communities of  Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Townsend. Visitors see an array of craft shows, decorations and other "artistic" scenes that are sure to keep everyone's energy level lively. If you're into knick knacks and friendly faces, then the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is sure to keep you entertained throughout your entire stay in this region of the United States. Vacationers make a special point to shop and dine their way through Pigeon Forge, and they don't stop until they reach Gatlinburg and a mysterious region known by locals as "The Glades."  Don't miss out! Start making your plans to be part of the celebration today! Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival continues from September 15 through October 31 with many events, displays, and activities to enjoy. pumpkins and fall displays

TIP | Fall Color Hotline is 1-800-697-4200
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IMPORTANT | FALL 2013 marks the official beginning of the 18th Annual Pigeon Forge Harvest Festival. The main number for Pigeon Forge Harvest Festival activities is (865) 453-8574. PigeonForge.com provides comprehensive info and up-to-date blogs about fall leaf colors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Pigeon Forge Harvest Festival Events:
 
September  
1 - 30 Discover the 133 Children Stories of Titanic - A year long tribute with galleries and events honoring Titanic's littlest heroes and an educational experience your children will never forget. Winner of the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence."The most lavish monument to the sea's most famous disaster." - USA Today
6 - 7 Shades of the Past - For more information call Dan Draper at (865) 995-2009 or visit shadesofthepast.com
12 - 15 Fall Pigeon Forge Rod Run - in Pigeon Forge, TN.  Although the hotel itself will be closed at the time of the spring rod run, the event will be based at the former Grand Resort Convention Center and hotel grounds. Call MCS Promotions (865) 687-3976 for more information.
20 Wine on the Lawn - Live music and outside games every 3rd Friday 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Hillside Winery - located on Collier Drive in Sevierville, TN. Bring your lawn chairs and picnics. This is a FREE fun and relaxing event, so bring your lawn chairs and listen to live music from a local band. Enjoy a picnic and play cornhole. Contact Jennifer for tickets and information, (865) 389-9490.
20 Jim Ed Brown, Helen Cornelius and Lynn Anderson - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, TN. Jim Ed then had a string of solo hits, then he teamed up with Helen Cornelius to form one of the most successful recording duos of all time. Jim Ed and Helen had an amazing string of hits including "I Don't Wanna Have To Marry You."  Lynn Anderson's signature tune, "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden", remained the biggest selling recordings by a female country artist for over 27 years. Tickets on sale now.
21 Mountain Life Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum – A fall harvest celebration that brings the Mountain Farm Museum to life. Located a Mountain Farm Museum and Mingus Mill in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.There will be many different demonstrations including soap, apple cider, sorghum molasses, and hominy making, music and more.
   
October  
1 - 30 Discover the 133 Children Stories of Titanic - A year long tribute with galleries and events honoring Titanic's littlest heroes and an educational experience your children will never forget. Winner of the 2012 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence."The most lavish monument to the sea's most famous disaster." - USA Today
1 - 7 MountainFest – daily activities and entertainment for hotel guests only – October 1 thru 7– exclusively at The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge.
5 STOMP Out Breast Cancer - Walk to 3 locations on the Rocky Top Wine Trail (Hillside, Apple Barn, and Mountain Valley) 8:00 am - 3:30 pm. Lunch provided at last stop. Cost=$25. There will be 5 different "pink" wines available to sample and buy at Hillside Winery, and $5 from the sale of each bottle sold will be donated to American Cancer Society.
18 - 19 Don Williams - Two shows: October 18 and 19 at 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, TN. 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 delivers an amazing show. Tickets on sale now.
 
Visit the Pigeon Forge area to see colorful leaves in the fall. Depending on the weather, leaves will begin to change some time in October. For more information call the Fall Color Hotline at 1-800-697-4200 to receive updated color information pertaining to the following areas: Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, TN.

Families appreciate the fact that Pigeon Forge can be such an affordable family vacation. There are many ways to save and coupons. Plus, fall is the perfect season for visitors to appreciate the simpler things....like fall displays, historic sites, and nature information

Don't be surprised if you see a wedding ceremony in progress as you're taking a scenic drive or riding the trolley. Couples from all over the world choose to get married in the Smoky Mountains. This is a top destination in the United States for getting married. Pigeon Forge offers an abundance of wedding services. Brides and grooms appreciate the beautiful fall scenery that adds a pop of color to their ceremony.


Sevierville Harvest Festival Events:
 
September  
19 - 21 Dumplin' Valley Bluegrass Festival - in nearby Kodak, TN - Enjoy some of the biggest names in bluegrass. Kick off this special event by participating in the Wednesday night potluck. Plan to stay the weekend, relax and listen as band after band takes the stage. Call (865) 397-7942 or e-mail dumplingrass@comcast.net for more information.
October  
5 - 6 Home & Garden/Senior Expo - at Sevierville Convention Center
5 - 6 Circle Yer Wagens - Volkswagen Show and Swap Meet at Sevier County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (865) 453-0770.
18 - 19

Fall Corvette Expo - at Sevierville Convention Center

 
Brides are everywhere! Consider this—Many family members are off work during the week of Labor Day or Fall Break or Thanksgiving. Booking your wedding near a holiday often turns out to be the perfect solution for families and large groups to gather for your special ceremony. Anytime is the perfect seasonal time for getting married in the mountains. Pigeon Forge offers four complete seasons of beauty. The transition to autumn becomes an explosion of red, gold, and green.


Gatlinburg Harvest Festival Events:
 
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September  
26 - 28 Fast Cars ‘n Mason Jars Moonshine Festival - Ole Smoky Moonshine celebrates Appalachian heritage with this event featuring tours and mountain music at Ole Smoky Moonshine, 903 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN. Tentative plans include a concert and dinner.
28 - 29 14th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament - This is the largest trout tournament in the Smoky Mountains. The event is open to adults or children, and is touted as being equally challenging for both visitors and locals. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For more information, please call (865) 661-3474 or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com
October  
1 - 31 Shocktober: Shrieks and Mindfreaks – Every evening throughout October at the Iris Theater in the Space Needle, 115 Airport Road in Gatlinburg, TN. Join mentalist Bill Gladwell and hypnotist Guy Michaels for Halloween-style evenings of mindbending fun, folklore and legends of the Smoky Mountains. Tickets=$16.95. Call toll free for more information 1-888-482-3330 www.shocktober.com
4 - 6 9th Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival - Downtown Gatlinburg at Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts Campus, adjacent to Arrowcraft Shop at Light #5. Friday and Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.
10 - 27 Gatlinburg Fall Craftsmen's Fair - located at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Enjoy a multitude of artists, musicians, and craftsmen at this one central location. As always, the admission is free! A great opportunity to meet and visit with members of the nationally renowned Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community as they produce one-of-a-kind works of art available for purchase.
 

Pigeon Forge has plenty of shopping and great deals all year long. This town has everything from little souvenir and gift shops to huge name brand outlet stores. So whatever is on your Christmas list, you'll be able to find it here in Pigeon Forge! Plan a fall girls shopping getaway weekend getaway to relax in the evenings and get a little bit of school and winter shopping list completed before the holiday rush. View scenes of Pigeon Forge shopping!
 


Townsend Events:
 
September  
1 - 30 Friday Nights Year Round Jam Sessions - Rocky Branch Community Center in Walland, TN. Enjoy stage performances 6:00 pm - whenever.
1 - 30 Saturday Nights Pickin' on the Porch - Every Saturday night May through October at Wood n' Strings Dulcimer Shop at 7:00 pm
8 Wears Valley 15K Road Race in Townsend, TN (865) 805-2008
27 - 28 Fall Heritage Festival & Old Timers Day in Townsend, TN
28 Blue Ribbon Country Fair - at Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, TN
28 Railroad Days - at Little River Railroad Museum in Townsend, TN
28 - 29 Nawger Nob Fall Arts & Crafts Show - at Nawger Nob in Townsend, TN
October
1 - 31 Friday Nights Year Round Jam Sessions - Rocky Branch Community Center in Walland, TN. Enjoy stage performances 6:00 pm - whenever.
1 - 31 Saturday Nights Pickin' on the Porch - Every Saturday night May through October at Wood n' Strings Dulcimer Shop at 7:00 pm
11 - 13 Foothills Fall Festival - in Maryville, TN
12 Townsend 10K - Call (865) 546-1000 for registration and information.
28 Maryville College Autumn Harvest Crafts Fair -  in Maryville, TN.
 
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Come and relax in the beautiful colors of fall and breathe in the fresh autumn air. There are many opportunities for participation in the arts and crafts festivals of Pigeon Forge. Visitors enjoy the activities available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For a complete list of activities, view the PigeonForge.com calendar of events. Find a great vacation package, and plan your fall trip now.