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.
Perilous Nights at The Pines
Oct 27-29, 2023
Stop by downtown Sevierville the weekend before Halloween and check out the spooky fun happening at The Pines. They will be hosting horror movie trivia and a costume contest on October 26 & 29 and a Halloween pop-up bar October 27-29. There will be an exquisite array of specialty pours and potions designed to ignite the spirit of All Hallows' Eve.Perilous Nights at The Pines
Coasts & Goblins
Oct 6-31, 2023
During the whole month of 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 beginning October 6th.Coasts & Goblins
Halloween In The Holler
Weekends in October + Oct 20-31, 2023
Another spooky mountain coaster experience, Halloween in the Holler turns Moonshine Mountain Coaster into haunted attraction on weekend evenings in October. Then for the last week before Halloween (Friday, October 20 - Tuesday, October 31) it remains haunted every night.Halloween In The Holler
Halloween Trail at the Village
Oct 18, 26 & 30, 2023
Head west for the evening of Halloween fun at Ancient Lore Village in Knoxville. Dress up as your favorite superhero on October 26 or pair up your favorite princess with their villain on October 30 and venture through the village in all its spooky splendor. This is a great activity for families and groups of all ages. Check out the event page for time slots and more info.Halloween Trail
Trick Or Treat At The Island
Oct 31, 2023
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 5 pm on Halloween.Trick Or Treat At The Island
Pigeon Forge Spooktacular
Oct 28, 2023
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.Pigeon Forge Spooktacular
Saturdays from Sept 29 - Oct 31, 2023
Interact with spooky figures, get your face painted, and have your photo taken with Halloween characters this year on Saturdays at Crave Golf's Craveyard Nights. Make sure to enjoy Crave's indoor and outdoor Halloween themed courses, mini-bowling, escape rooms, candy, toy store, and soft serve ice cream as well.Craveyard Nights
Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival
October 31, 2023
A fantastic family Halloween day event that is fun for visiting guests and local residents is the annual Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival on the plaza of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies on October 31st – (Halloween). Activities include games, toys, food, candy and a costume contest. After the event, take a quick break to get ready for trick or treating in downtown Gatlinburg.Kickoff Karnival
The Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival will be held October 31 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm 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.
Spooky Fun Weekends at Camp Margaritaville
October 20-22 + October 27-29, 2023
Stay at Camp Margaritaville Pigeon Forge and have a spooktacular time this fall! This Halloween, Camp Margaritaville is celebrating the holiday with two weekends of fun-filled activities. Campsite decorating contests with amazing prizes, Halloween crafts, events, activities, and games await you.Spooky Fun Weekends
Fall Festival at Anakeesta
Sep 9 - Oct 31, 2023
Anakeesta will have plenty of Halloween fun happening throughout the month of October. Head to the park for seasonal foods, drinks, games and entertainment. Each of the villages is transformed into a magical realm full of spooky decor, pumpkins, scarecrows, and plenty of seasonal photo opportunities.Fall Festival at Anakeesta
New for 2023: Catch Halloween hits from Anakeesta's ghoulish band The SkeleTones as they perform live music and set the festive mood. Help the Anakeesta witches create the perfect brew with song, dance, and potions.
Ripley's Fright Nights
Weekends in October 2023
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.
Sheriff's Halloween Block Party
Oct 31, 2023
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 Tuesday, October 31, 2023 from 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm in downtown Sevierville, centered around 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.
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?