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.
Great Pumpkin Luminights
Sep 23 - Oct 29, 2022
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
Coasts & Goblins
Weekends in October + Oct 24-31, 2022
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
Ripley's Fright Nights
Weekends in October 2022
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.
Halloween In The Holler
Weekends in October + Oct 21-31, 2022
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 21 - Monday, October 31) it remains haunted every night.Halloween In The Holler
Oct 18-31, 2022
Immerse yourself in thirteen days of the spooky season spirit at Crave Golf Club. The USA's top mini golf course transforms itself for some Halloween fun with three main event hightlights: a pumpkin painting contest, a dance and costume contest, and a themed Halloween experience. Play Crave's haunted holes and join in on the fun.Craveyard Bash
Trick Or Treat At The Island
Oct 31, 2022
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
Pigeon Forge Spooktacular
Oct 27, 2022
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 31, 2022
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, 2022 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, 2022
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 11:00 am to 3:00 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.
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?