Smoky Mountains Fall Events & Festivals

Smoky Mountains fall activities range from super spooky Halloween events, to beautiful scenic fall drives, and of course a slew of events in Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg as the colors begin to change. Here are some of our top picks for events and things to do in the Smoky Mountains this October.

Annual Rotary Club Craft Fair


Head on over to Patriot Park this October and you'll spot a giant red and white striped tent that houses 75 different artisan booths featuring unique handmade items. The Rotary Club Crafts Festival offers visitors a chance to shop for some fall décor or even purchase some early holiday gifts. Parking is free and 100% of donated admission goes to local charities.

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Fall At Kyker Farms

September 26- October 31, 2020

Kyker Farms has tons of fun for families during the fall months. Beginning on September 26, head to the farm for corn mazes, hayrides, a petting zoo bonfires, playgrounds and more. In 2020, the farm will also over "Zombie Blasterz," an interactive paintball experience, for guests to enjoy as well.

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Pumpkin Patch Express


A great way to get in the Smoky Mountains fall spirit is to board the PEANUTS™ Great Pumpkin Patch Express this October. This family fun excursion departs from Bryson City, NC at the train depot. Along the way to the pumpkin patch you'll get to listen to a narration of It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Don't forget to dress in costume!

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Chalkfest at The Island

September 26, 2020

The 4th annual Chalkfest at The Island promises an excellent showcase of both professional and aspiring talent. This year's theme is food - the recipes, traditions, and stories that continue to be passed down and preserve our Smoky Mountain heritage. The event is free and is sure to stir up your appetite.

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Wears Valley Fall Fest

October 16-18, 2020

This one of a kind fall festival sponsored by Keep Sevierville Beautiful offers three days of family fun. Don't miss out on the crafters, entertainers, and variety of interactive activities for all ages. Call (865) 774-6677 for any questions about the event.

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Autumn At Anakeesta

October 1-31, 2020

Anakeesta is celebrating fall with plenty of festive additions this season. The park will be decked out with seasonal decor (including plenty of pumpkins) and the beautiful changing leaves. Anakeesta will also have haunted rides on the Rail Runner, nighttime zip line rides and movie nights on the weekends in October.

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Ober's Oktoberfest

September 25 - November 1, 2020

The tenth annual Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg celebrates some of the most time honored traditions of the original festival in Munich, Germany. There will be activities for all ages, with one of the biggest highlights being the delicious Bavarian-inspired food. Enjoy the schnitzel, bratwurst, strudel, and more!

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Fall Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

October 8-25, 2020

The annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair will return to the Gatlinburg Convention Center this October. Stop by daily to see demonstrations from talented artisans, view their creations and even shop and take some home with you. The crafts you'll find here make great gifts for the upcoming holiday season!

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