There is a chill in the air, the leaves are starting to change color and the store fronts are filling up with cobwebs, pumpkins and scary masks. Halloween is just around the corner, making this is a fun time of year to be in the festival mountain towns of Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg. There are plenty of great events to look forward to at this time of year, so let’s take a look at some of the Halloween celebrations. Many of them are free and family friendly, and there is a good chance that you will return home with a bag full of candy and a smile on your face.
Coasts & Goblins
Oct 1-31, 2021
On select dates throughout October, visitors to Rocky Top Mountain Coaster will experience Coasts & Goblins with the same hills & thrills you love, plus added lights, goblins, ghouls and ghosts. Halloween nights at Rocky Top Mountain Coaster will bring fun and frights to visitors after dark on Fridays and Saturdays beginning October 9th.Coasts & Goblins
Great Pumpkin Luminights
Sep 24 - Oct 31, 2021
The Dollywood Harvest Festival is one of the most anticipated annual events of the season. With favorite activities like Great Pumpkin LumiNights, the Southern Gospel Jubilee, and handmade wares from world class artisans showcased to visitors, Dollywood Halloween is sure to be a hit for all age groups.Harvest Festival
Ripley's Fright Nights
Oct 2-30, 2021
Ripley's Haunted Adventure will be hosting its Annual Fright Nights Show this October. Visitors can enjoy a howling good time at these shows on Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights. The year-round haunted house will have a new theme, and new ghouls stalking its dark corridors.Fright Nights
During Ripley's Fright Nights, the house is geared towards ages 12 and up, however children ages 6 and up will be allowed to enter.
Pigeon Forge Spooktacular
Oct 28, 2021
Every year, the Pigeon Forge Community Center hosts a safe, non-scary event for families to go trick or treating. This event takes place at the Pigeon Forge Community Center the Thursday before Halloween. At the event you’ll find vendors from local Pigeon Forge businesses offering candy for the kids. This year's event will be a drive-thru trick or treating experience.Event Details
Sheriff’s Halloween Block Party
Oct 30, 2021
This Halloween, Sheriff Ron Seals would like to offer a free and safe environment for the youth of Sevier County to spend their Halloween night. This years Spooktacular Block Party will be held on Wednesday, October 30, 2021 from 5:00pm-9:00pm in Downtown Sevierville at the Courthouse.Event Details
This “Spooktacular”, provided by Sevier County Sheriff’s Office is offered at no cost for Sevier County residents to attend with their entire families. Children will have the opportunity to trick or treat with local fire, police, and other government agencies that work within Sevier County.
Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival
October 31, 2021
A fantastic family Halloween day event that is fun for visiting guests and local residents – contests, costumed characters, candy and a pumpkin contest plus trick or treat safety from the Gatlinburg Police Department and fire safety from the Gatlinburg Fire Department. This event is held at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in downtown Gatlinburg.Kickoff Karnival
The Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival will be held October 31 from 1 to 5 p.m. at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Contests, costumed characters, games, food vendors and lots of candy will help make an unforgettable event for resident and visitors of all ages.
These are just a few of the great Halloween events that will be taking place around Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg this year. What do you and your family have planned for your spooky celebrations this Halloween?