Best Fall Treats In Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg

There's something about a special seasonal treat to make autumn awesome. Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have plenty of delicious fall treats to choose from. Check out a few of our favorites below to sample fall flavor here in the Great Smoky Mountains!

Put the Fun in Funnel Cake

Ready to unleash the sweet this season? Maddog's Creamery & Donuts makes autumn special with a light, airy funnel cake flavored like a fall delight. While you're here, check out other seasonal favorites like apple fritters, fried apple pie, and even classic cinnamon rolls. Check out the one-stop sweet shop for seasonal treats, ice cream, donuts, and more!

Maddog's Creamery

Chill Out with Pumpkin Custard

Rita's Italian Ice is more than a summertime stop in the Smokies. Now as the leaves change, chill out with pumpkin frozen custard and gelati. Make this creamy, dreamy pumpkin treat special by turning it into a concrete with Reese's Take 5! Or consider sipping a whipped cream topped pumpkin milkshake! No matter how you'd like to chill, Rita's has you covered.

Rita's Italian Ice

Pumpkin Swirl Cupcakes

There's nothing like a delicious cupcake to make your time in the Smokies a little sweeter. This season, Gigi's Cupcakes celebrates pumpkin season with special flavors sure to delight. Special additions to Gigi's menu this fall include the famous pumpkin swirl cupcake, as well as apple cheesecake crumble, sweet oatmeal cream and Mocha Java cupcakes cupcakes!

Gigi's Cupcakes

Bite Into A Caramel Apple

Tons of great confectioners whip up handmade batches of sweet country goodness and fall treats in must-visit stops like Three Bears General Store. One of their seasonal specialties are caramel apples, some of which are made with farm fresh local apples from nearby Tennessee orchards. Satisfy your sweet tooth with this seasonal treat!

Three Bears

Sip a Pumpin Latte

For many folks, enjoying a pumpkin latte is a quintessential fall experience. Make this flavorful treat extra special by enjoying it with mountain views at The Shaggy Moose. This local coffee shop offers a special ambiance you won't find anywhere else with the fall flavors you crave. Not a pumpkin fan? Enjoy a timeless caramel macchiato any time of year.

The Shaggy Moose

Relax with Adults-Only Cider

The Tennessee Cider Company specializes in hard ciders made right here in the Smokies sure to please any palate thanks to great fall flavors. This season, consider sipping hard ciders in flavors like sweet Caramel Apple, autumnal Spiced Apple, classic Red Apple and Golden Apple, and more! Bring the favors home this season with mulling spices and special mixes to enjoy!

Tennessee Cider Company

Delicious Apple Brandy

King's Family Distillery is best known for its Tennessee Bourbon, but the flavorful fun doesn't stop there. King's also makes an apple whiskey and a limited-offering apple brandy. The apple whiskey is a 2-year whiskey that is smooth as butter with hints of cinnamon and vanilla. Apple brandy is aged 6 years with caramel and oak hints and a bright apple finish.

King's Family Distillery

Caramel Apple Whiskey

Drink like a local with fresh favorites from Junction 35 Spirits. Those looking for fall flavors will love taking a sip of seasonal goodness with a unique caramel apple whiskey. While you're at it, keep the fall flavors pouring with honey whiskey, cinnamon whiskey, and apple pie moonshine -- all made on-site here in the Smokies!

Junction 35

Sip Sweet Pumpkin Pie Wine

Tennessee Homemade Wines are just that -- handmade, small-batch wines with a side of Southern sweetness. This season, the Pumpkin Pie wine shines. This experimental wine features a cream base with pumpkin and cinnamon flavors and a finish that will leave you craving another glass. Sip the season as you see the mountains in bright fall colors!

Tennessee Homemade Wines

Fall Treats On The Wine Trail

Surrounded by orchards, the Apple Barn Winery is true to its name. Their most famous wine tasting offerings contain healthy doses of apple wine with flavors that range from spiced cider to strawberry, peach and cranberry. They also have more traditional dry wines, too, including a sumptuously complex cabernet sauvignon.

Rocky Top Wine Trail

Craft the Perfect Fall Cocktail

Smith Creek Distillery makes the perfect mountain moonshine to enjoy this fall. Featured flavors at Smith Creek this fall include favorites like Apple Pie, Salted Caramel, Cinnamon, and Butter Cake. One way to enjoy their moonshine this fall is in The Captain's Pie, a craft cocktail with Apple Pie moonshine, fresh apple cider, and spiced rum. Try a tasting today!

Smith Creek Distillery

For more fall fun, be sure to check out our Pigeon Forge fall guide and follow us on Facebook and Instagram for more things you don't want to miss in the Great Smoky Mountains area this season.

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