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.
October 24, 2019
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.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.
Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival
October 31, 2019
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.Event Details
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.
The Legend of Hallow Mountain
Sept 13 - Nov 2, 2019
Whether you're looking for non-scary activities for kids or something to make you truly jump, Anakeesta October event will accomodate anyone's desired level of fun - or fear. Kids can enjoy crafts, games, movies and sweet treats while those who crave something spookier can explore the scare zones (if you dare).Event Details
Dollywood Harvest Festival
Sept 27 - Nov 3, 2019
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
October 4-27, 2019
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
October 31, 2019
Halloween at the Island is a celebration for all ages! Join the businesses at The Island for trick or treating, a costume contest and parade, and half price unlimited rides for those in costume. Enjoy this family-friendly, spooky celebration starting at 4 pm on Halloween.Event Details
These are just a few of the great Halloween events that will be taking place around Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlingburg this year. What do you and your family have planned for your spooky celebrations this Halloween?