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

September 26 - October 24, 2019

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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Smoky Mountains Fall Homecoming

October 4-6, 2019

Every October Robert A. Tino's art gallery and farm comes to life for the annual Smoky Mountain Homecoming event. Visitors will find all kinds of local arts and craftsmen celebrating the area's Appalachian heritage with their handmade creations. The festival has everything from blacksmithing to basket making.

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Pumpkin Patch Express

October 4-27, 2019

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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History & Haunts in Sevierville

Saturdays In October

Head to downtown Sevierville on Saturday evenings in October for a slew of family fun activities. From walking tours and hay rides to pumpkin carving and dog costume contests, a new harvest of fall activities is available every Saturday. We're particularly looking forward to the Thriller flash mob on October 19.

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Chalkfest at The Island

October 5, 2019

The third 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 18-20, 2019

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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Ober's Oktoberfest

September 27 - November 3, 2019

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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