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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Sheriff’s Halloween Block Party
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 31, 2018 from 5:00pm-9:00pm in Downtown Sevierville at our Main Jail Facility.
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.
Ripley’s Fright Nights
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. During Fright Nights, the house is geared towards ages 12 and up, however children ages 6 and up will be allowed to enter.
The Island’s Halloween Carnival
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.
Trunk or Treat
Enjoy a safe, family-friendly trick or treating environment at Quaker Steak & Lube. Multiple companies will be supplying tricks and treats for all ages, and admission is completely free. Come out and practice your zombie walk while satisfying your sweet tooth.
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?