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 30 - October 29, 2022

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.

Craft Festival

Fall At Kyker Farms

September 24 - October 30, 2022

Kyker Farms has tons of fun for families during the fall months. Beginning in September, head to the farm for corn mazes, hayrides, a petting zoo, bonfires, pumpkin patch and more. Corn maze prices for ages 3-5 are $9 and ages 6 and up is $14.50.

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Lumberjack Feud Ribfest

October 1-2, 2022

The first ever Ribfest at Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud kicks off this October. The event features the country's greatest pitmasters bringing their best techniques to compete for a cash prize of $4500. In addition to delicious food, there will be live music, axe throwing, inflatables, and activities for the whole family.


Chalkfest at The Island

October 9, 2022

The 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.


Wears Valley Fall Fest

October 14-16, 2022

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.

Wears Valley Fall Fest

Autumn At Anakeesta

September 23 - October 31, 2022

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 24 - October 30, 2022

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!


Fall Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

October 13-30, 2022

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!

Craftsmen's Fair

Grains & Grits Festival

November 5, 2022

Come out and enjoy a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub on the peaceful side of the Smokies. This 21+ event brings together a community of craft spirit lovers and connoisseurs with some live music that's guaranteed to get you moving in the crisp autumn air. Purchase your ticket for the Grains & Grits Festival at the Townsend Visitor's Center today.

Grains & Grits

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