The fall season is one of the best times to be in the Smoky Mountains. Whether it’s fall events, pumpkin picking, or leaf peeping, there are many fall things to do in Pigeon Forge. There is no better way to experience the splendor of the season than with a Smoky Mountain getaway. We bring together Pigeon Forge fall events, the best places to see fall colors, traditional fall things to do, & more. And don't forget to check out our other amazing Pigeon Forge travel guides!
Go For A Ride
See the very best of the Smokies in all of the mountains' fall splendor with Pink Jeep Tours. They offer several different tour options to help you escape the hustle and bustle for premium autumn leaf-peeping and photo ops.More Info →
Easier than most, this trail winds through a spruce-fir forest & opens to acres of grassy meadows and panoramic views. It's long enough to escape the crowds but short enough for the whole family to enjoy.Hiking →
While you're on the open road, stop right off Newfound Gap Road and catch the sweeping views of fall scenery among Tennessee & North Carolina.Overlooks →
From Gatlinburg to Cherokee, this 33 mile road climbs over 3,000 vertical feet through the center of the National Park. Pullouts along the way reveal expansive scenic views.Fall Drives →
Autumn At Anakeesta
Experience the many colors of Autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains from Gatlinburg’s award winning outdoor family theme park this October. Enjoy seasonal food and drinks, games, and live entertainment. Beginning at sunset, thrill seekers can take a haunted ride on the Rail Runner mountain coaster. Join us on the weekends for a nighttime zipline experience as you fly through darkness 200’ above the forest floor. Bring the family to relax around the new fire pit or grab a bag of popcorn to watch a Halloween movie.Anakeesta →
Choose Your Getaway
This cozy one bedroom cabin is tucked away in the mountains of Gatlinburg. It's perfect for a romantic getaway and includes amenities like rocking chairs, a steam shower, hot tub, and outdoor dining.Book Now
With a view like this from the wraparound balcony, you won't want to leave the comfort of this three bedroom cabin. But if you feel the need, it's just a short drive from Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg, and even closer to the national park.Book Now
This four level log cabin has seven luxurious bedrooms, a game room with a pool table, and is located in a beautiful wooded setting. It's a great spot to enjoy the Smoky Mountain fall colors.Book Now
Journeys & Destinations
Wherever you happen to find yourself in the Smoky Mountains, you should expect adventure. It comes in many shapes and sizes. There is an activity for everyone, and especially during this time of year you will find a variety of ways to enjoy a vacation in East Tennessee.
Fire Tower Hikes
We guarantee that you've never seen the Great Smoky Mountains like this before. There are 5 magnificent fire towers (also known as lookout towers) scattered across the Smokies, and the hikes to reach them are worth the trek. Start with something easy like Look Rock, or dive into the hard stuff with a hike to the summit of Mount Cammerer.Fire Towers →
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Apple Raspberry Reserve
Apple Barn Winery
This classic from the Apple Barn is blended with raspberry juice for a medium sweet delicious flavor.
Tennessee Homemade Wines
A 100 year old recipe made from a combination of locally grown apples. This white blend is light, clean, and deliciously crisp.
Salted Caramel Moonshine
Smith Creek Distillery
The perfect combination of salty and sweet, with a nice smack in the face to finish.
King's Family Distillery
This family recipe comes from two year old whiskey and natural apple flavors combined with cane sugar, hints of vanilla, cinnamon, and smoky caramel for a flavor described as excellence in a bottle.
Red Apple Hard Cider
Tennessee Cider Company
This traditional flavor made from a blend of tart and crisp red apples makes for a perfect refreshment in the autumn months.
New Whiskey Flavors!
Junction 35 Spirits
Stop by Junction 35 at The Mountain Mile to try out their 2 all new flavors: black cherry & raspberry.
- Event Central -
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
sep 16 - nov 21
A 12 week celebration of the fall season, kicking off with the annual chili cookoff.More →
Dollywood Harvest Festival
sep 24 - oct 30
Carve out some time for fall's biggest event in the southeast.More →
sep 24 - oct 31
A month long festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music.More →
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern US by the Southeast Tourism Society.More →
Wears Valley Fall Fest
Celebrate Autumn in the Smokies with fall colors, crafters, entertainers, activities and more.More →
If you're interested in things to do in Pigeon Forge in October, we've got some spooky activities in the Smoky Mountains for you to try. But beware: these spooktacular adventures are not for the faint of heart. These attractions are open year round, but this is our favorite time to enjoy them.
The Haunting Of Hyde House
The elegant and mysterious Hyde House has sat vacant and deteriorating for many years. Local legend claims the mansion is cursed with tormented spirits haunting the hallways. When your group is abandoned by its tour guide, you will meet one of these ghostly residents: Little Isabella. You must solve her puzzles to finally free her from this earthly purgatory.Enter If You Dare
Masters Of Magic
Have you ever been curious about the other side of magic? Enter the Realm of Illusions, where a legendary magician has invited you to participate in a magical challenge. You must solve an array of tricks and puzzles to progress through Reflecto's historic theater to find your way into this mystical realm.Mystify
Your job in this spooky escape room is to decide whether or not the notorious Worthington Mansion is truly haunted by the rumored spirits and terrible secrets of its past. Your investigation will decide the truth; but don't forget - you can't escape until it does.Escape
The ruins of another old mansion sit abandoned by a reclusive and eccentric family. You've heard the rumors; there is a ghostly presence that looms over the old estate. You and your team must race against the clock to uncover the mansion's secrets before it's too late.Break Out
Outbreak: Dread The Undead
Explore the remains of a destroyed laboratory where the DNA-altering experiments of biotechnology experts at the once notorious Chemacorp have gone terribly wrong. With the building on lockdown, you must fight your way through an army of the undead and avoid infection to find the exit.Explore