2020 Halloween Updates: Please note that the following events are subject to change based on COVID-19 restrictions. We are working to keep this page as up to date as possible. Please keep an eye on our event calendar and Coronavirus updates page for information on any cancellations or closures that may occur.
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.
Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Coasts & Goblins
Oct. 9-31, 2020
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.Event Details
MonsterMash Zombie Walk
Oct. 17, 2020
MonsterMash Burgers is hosting their 2020 Zombie Walk on River Place on October 17. Come dressed up and ready for fun and prizes for all ages. There will be winners for the best dressed zombie or zombie hunter in 4 categories: Zombie baby, child, teen and adult. There will be games, zombie inspired food and drinks, movies, makeup artists and more.Event Info
Autumn At Anakeesta
Oct. 2-31, 2020
Anakeesta will have plenty of Halloween fun happening throughout the month of October. Head to the park for seasonal foods, drinks, games and entertainment. Enjoy haunted rides on the Rail Runner mountain coaster after dark, nighttime zipline experiences and halloween movies each weekend.Event Details
Dollywood Harvest Festival
Sept. 25 - Oct. 31, 2020
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, the event is sure to be a hit for all age groups.Event Details
Ripley's Fright Nights
Oct. 2-31, 2020
Ripley's Haunted Adventure will be hosting its 20th 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.Event Details
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.
Trick Or Treat At The Island
Oct. 31, 2020
Halloween at the Island is a celebration for all ages! Join the businesses at The Island for trick or treating, Halloween music and a special Halloween fountain show. Enjoy this family-friendly, spooky celebration starting at 4 pm on Halloween.Event Details
Oct. 27, 2020
Join the Gatlinburg Parks & Rec Department and Rocky Top Sports World for the 7th annual Gatlinburg Halloween Spooktacular. This year, the event will be exclusively trunk-or-treat style in order to allow for social distancing. Come out and enjoy festive decorations, pumpkin painting, a costume contest and more to celebrate Halloween.Event Details
Pigeon Forge Spooktacular
Oct. 29, 2020
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
Some of the vendors will have some fun displays and interactive elements for you and the family to enjoy too! In addition to the trick-or-treating, you’ll be able to enjoy entertainment and a haunted house. This event is totally free, and a must-attend tradition of the Pigeon Forge Community.
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?