PiddlinEVENTS

Sep 01
Through
Oct 04
Jars & Jams Concert Series

Pigeon Forge

Enjoy free concerts all year!Enjoy great musical entertainment throughout the year at the 2019 Jars & Jams concert series, hosted by Ole Smoky Distillery, located at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Ole Smoky Distillery, in partnership with Moonstruck Management, continues to expand their genre of musical acts by adding rock and country artists to their mix of talented bluegrass bands.The Jars & Jams concert series will kick off with a performance from The Band Perry and will continue with big names such as Vertical Horizon, David Nail and Sister Hazel. Ole Smoky has also booked authentic bluegrass bands that are always crowd favorites, such as The Cleverly’s.Jars & Jams Concert Series Line UpMay 7th – The Band Perry

May 29th – Tonic

June 20th – Sister Hazel

June 26th – Luke Pell

July 11th – The Cleverly’s

July 25th – Kaitlyn Baker

August 8th – David Nail

September 19th – Vertical Horizon

October 4th – The Church Sisters(Schedule subject to change.)  

Sep 01
Through
Oct 12
Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Gatlinburg

Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday starting May 18 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the American Legion Building.

Our vendors provide fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, prepared foods, baked goods, artisanal products, and arts and crafts demonstrations.

Sep 01
Through
Dec 31
Titanic Museum Lifejacket Display

Pigeon Forge

See the world’s largest collection of Titanic life jackets ever assembled at the Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Titanic will be displaying 6 of the 12 known life jackets in the world starting on July 1st.Facts about the life preservers:There were enough lifejackets to protect the 2,208 passenger/crew on board Titanic…but not enough lifeboats to save them all.Lifejackets were made of hard cork and canvas, proving dangerous for many forced to jump into the waterA life boat drill was never held.

Sep 01
Through
Apr 30
Alcatraz Art Escape

Pigeon Forge

One of the popular tourist spots in San Francisco is Alcatraz Island, a former federal penitentiary that was closed in 1963. The notorious nature of the island continues to intrigue visitors of all ages, and likewise, the growing fascination with the artwork of prison artists, spurred the development of a new exhibit at the Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.This new exhibit, Alcatraz Art Escape, features artwork that was inspired by Alcatraz Island, as well as the beautiful artwork created by incarcerated artists throughout the country. The Alcatraz Crime Museum teamed up with P.A.T.H. (Prison Arts Touching Hearts), a program designed to support art rehabilitation programs, to feature prison art pieces focused on the theme surrounding Alcatraz Island’s history and past as a federal penitentiary.Visitors to the new Alcatraz Art Escape exhibit will also include never before seen Alcatraz artifacts from the museums collection such as handcuffs, a guard’s ID and prisoner roster pamphlet with handwritten notes, Al Capone’s rosary and rare artwork made by an Alcatraz inmate while he was incarcerated.The Alcatraz East Crime Museum will be featuring this exhibit along with several other new displays throughout the year. Come and enjoy this unique journey into the history of American crime, crime solving and our justice system.

Sep 06
Through
Nov 25
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

Gatlinburg

To fully embrace the fall season, the City of Gatlinburg is expanding Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival to 12 weeks beginning September 6 through November 25, 2018. The extension of Harvest Festival offers visitors more time to plan a trip to the Smokies during the peak of the fall season.

“We could not live in a more picturesque area for viewing Fall color,” says Mark Adams, Gatlinburg CVB CEO/President. “We want to capitalize on the seasonal beauty by extending our Harvest Festival to the end of November thus giving visitors more opportunities to experience Autumn in the Smokies.”

As the temperatures drop, the festivities continue during Gatlinburg Winter Magic beginning November 22 running through the end of February. Traditional holiday events will run as scheduled including Festival of Trees on Thanksgiving weekend, Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Holiday Craft Shows, Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade, Winter Magic Tunes and Tales, Trolley Ride of Lights and New Year’s Eve Celebration.

Gatlinburg is rolling out all the stops with seasonal decorations. Gatlinburg Harvest Festival will feature over the top fall decorations including new life-size, 3-dimensional Scarecrow people. Likewise, Gatlinburg Winter Magic will feature new decorations including very merry, life-sized Snow people that capture the magic of the season.

Sep 19
Through
Sep 21
Ford F100 Truck Nationals

Sevierville

42nd Edition F-100 Truck Supernationals Truck Show at the Sevierville Convention Center

Sep 19
Through
Sep 21
Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

20th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

Sep 21
Annual Free “whoadeo” Kids’ Event

Pigeon Forge

For families looking for a unique event that combines family fun, great kids activities, festive fall decorations, food, mascots and even “horse races,” make plans now to be part of the 13th annual Whoadeo at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge. Admission is FREE!Dolly Parton’s Stampede and Pirates Voyage, along with partners Food City and Coke, present this fun-filled event, with activities including costume contests, mascot characters from a variety of area attractions, stick horse competitions, and a free outdoor carnival from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Area attractions as well as law enforcement, fire and rescue partners also are part of this special event, adding to the family atmosphere and offering information in an entertaining way.Whoadeo Carnival

The Whoadeo carnival takes place from 8:30 am until 1 pm in the Dolly’s Stampede parking lot.For more information, call 1-800-356-1676.Explore more events in the Pigeon Forge area.

Sep 21
Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Childrens Annual Whoadeo

Pigeon Forge

Featuring a Stickhorse Competition, carnival and free refreshments visit Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Whoadeo, a festival for children ages 3-12.

Sep 22
Through
Sep 28
National Quartet Convention

Pigeon Forge

The National Quartet Convention is Gospel Music's largest gathering and is coming to Pigeon Forge!

Sep 23
Through
Sep 26
Triumphant Quartet Homecoming

Pigeon Forge

Join the Triumphant Quartet Homecoming live in Pigeon Forge. Started in 2003, the four friends started their journey on the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a headlining talent.This concert event will be held at the Music Road Resort Convention Center. Concert information can be requested by calling 865-621-0492.Explore more events in the Pigeon Forge area.

Sep 27
Through
Nov 02
Great Pumpkin Luminights

Great Pumpkin LumiNights is just one of the fun things to see and do at the annual Dollywood Harvest Festival presented by Humana. Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights features spectacular lighted pumpkin displays throughout the Dollywood park, which glow with the fire of fall. And this season’s event promises to be even more spectacular with artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and loads of fun for families to experience all throughout Timber Canyon.Here is just a sampling of some of the fun family activities taking place at Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights:Character Meet & GreetMeet Harvey the Pumpkin, Vine Vinny and all their pumpkin patch friends in Wilderness Pass and get your picture taken!When: 4 – 9 pm dailyWhere: near the giant pumpkin in Wilderness PassMaster CarversWatch as master carvers create intricate designs that make up the pumpkin displays that fill Timber Canyon.When: 1 – 9 pm dailyWhere: carvers are at Volunteer Supply CompanyGlow Face PaintingGet your glow on at Great Pumpkin LumiNights. Kaman artists create unique paintings throughout the day that come to life at night!Specialty FoodsThroughout Timber Canyon, guests can enjoy pumpkin-themed fall foods such as Pumpkin Funnel Cakes, Caramel Apple Sundaes and Candy Corn Cotton Candy. Insider Tip: Enter Great Pumpkin LumiNights from Showstreet and exit through Craftsmans Valley to help minimize your wait time. Purchase tickets to Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights today!

Sep 27
Through
Nov 03
Oktoberfest at Ober

Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun.

OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking as the resort commemorates the 208th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.

The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during Oktoberfest.  Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.

Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s.

The first Oktoberfest was not really a festival at all, but the public celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria on October 17, 1810. Held on a large meadow named the Theresienwiese in Munich, the party featured a horse race, beer, food, music and dancing.  Anniversary celebrations continue each year, usually starting in late September and ending in the first week of October, with some six million people attending annually.

For more information on OktOBERfest call 865-436-5423.

Sep 27
Through
Nov 02
Dollywood Harvest Festival

Fall at Dollywood will lift off with the biggest Southern gospel festival in the Smokies, the National Sourthern Gospel & Harvest Celebration presented by Humana. A six week harvest celebration featuring FREE gospel concerts! All concerts included with Dollywood admission.

Sep 27
Through
Sep 28
Great Smoky Mountain Auto Fest Car Show

Great Smoky Mountain Auto Fest Car Show at Smokies Stadium

Sep 27
Through
Nov 02
Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood

Just one of the fun things to do at Dollywood during the Harvest Festival, the Great Pumpkin LumiNights is definitely a sight to behold! Lighted pumpkin displays and artistic sculptures are sure to wow the entire family.

Sep 27
Through
Nov 02
Dollywoods Harvest Festival

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana features the Southern Gospel Jubilee and Great Pumpkin LumiNights One of the most beautiful times of the year is autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains. With a colorful patchwork of orange, red, yellow and gold painted throughout the hills and valleys of East Tennessee, fall provides the perfect backdrop for festive family fun at Dollywood.Explore some of the fun things to do at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival in Pigeon Forge this fall:Great Pumpkin LumiNightsThe largest addition ever made to Dollywood’s fall festival, Great Pumpkin LumiNights features artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and delightful, family-friendly fun throughout Timber Canyon. Numerous lighted pumpkin displays throughout the park will delight families looking for a new and unique tradition.Great Pumpkin LumiNights also features new pumpkin-themed food options, entertainment and interactive opportunities for park guests to experience an exciting nightly finale during the best fall festival in the Smokies.Southern Gospel JubileeDuring the day, the Southern Gospel Jubilee lineup includes some of the biggest names in Southern gospel music. Your family will enjoy the soul-stirring sounds of beautiful harmonies ringing through the crisp air as free daily concerts take place on the park’s various stages.This fall catch Gold City, Ernie Hasse, The McKameys and more only at Dollywood!World-class ArtisansVisiting artisans from across the country share their talents through an array of handmade wares, spanning from functional to decorative. Each day is a picture-perfect opportunity for your family to enjoy the traditional experiences of a Smoky Mountain harvest! The Dollywood park is open until 9 pm each night during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana.

Sep 28
Old Mill Heritage Day

Pigeon Forge

Experience the past in the present during Old Mill Heritage Day, at the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Take the whole family to this event for a fun filled day!At Old Mill Heritage Day you will find quilt demonstrations, a petting zoo, kid’s train rides, basket making, a farmers market and much more! See firsthand what life in the 18th century was like as you learn to make lye soap and yummy apple butter.This is a fun-filled day for the whole family featuring arts & crafts, pumpkin painting, bingo and much more. Adults can enjoy moonshine making, a farmer’s market and sorgum making demonstrations. In addition, families can enjoy music and entertainment with world-class Bluegrass, traditional folk songs, cloggers and twirlers. Kids will enjoy the petting zoo, fire trucks, music and a special arts and crafts tent.Take a free tour of the Old Mill during your visit!Old Mill Heritage Day Hours10am – 6pmKid’s Area closes at 4pm.Old Mill Heritage Day AdmissionAdmission to Old Mill Heritage Day is FREE!Explore more fun things to do at The Old Mill Square during your Pigeon Forge stay.The Historic Old Mill – See how farmers once employed the greatest in 19th century hydropower technology to grind flour and meal.Old Mill Square – At The Old Mill Square you can enjoy restaurants and specialty shops during your Pigeon Forge stay.

Sep 28
Through
Oct 26
Rotary Club Crafts Festival

Pigeon Forge

Visitors to Pigeon Forge have the opportunity to see and purchase handmade items from some of the area’s most talented artists and crafters. Stop by the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair in Patriot Park, September 30th. Admission is free, however, a freewill donation will be distributed to local and area charities.For more events in the Pigeon Forge area, please visit our Pigeon Forge event page for more listings.

Oct 01
Health & Wellness Fair/senior Day At Dolly’s Stampede

Pigeon Forge

Senior Day at Dolly’s Stampede includes free health screenings and informations services along with dinner and a show.

Oct 01
Through
Nov 16
Autumn Color in the Smokies

Gatlinburg

The notion that peak color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park happens in mid-October is a misconception. The marvelous colors of autumn actually light up the Smokies for seven weeks or more as the peak elevations move down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills.

Fall colors schedule by month in Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains

Autumn in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a special time when a glorious leaf season of several weeks is enjoyed by visitors as fall colors travel down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills. The kaleidoscope of fall colors in the Smoky Mountains is magnificent and varied because of the amazing diversity of trees. Some 100 species of native trees live in the Smokies, the vast majority of which are deciduous. The timing of fall color change depends upon so many variables that the exact dates of “peak” season are impossible to predict in advance.

In the Smoky Mountains, autumn color displays above 4,000 feet start as early as mid-September with the turning of yellow birch, American beech, mountain maple, hobblebush, and pin cherry, clearly visible from such vantage points as Clingmans Dome Road.

The fall color display usually reaches peak at middle and lower elevations between mid-October and early November. This is the park’s most spectacular display as it includes such colorful trees as sugar maple, scarlet oak, sweetgum, red maple, and the hickories.

September

By the later stages of September, the right ingredients are beginning to emerge, the time when cooler temperatures and sunny days mix with some rainfall to bring on a spectacular autumn color display in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The timing of color change and leaf fall is primarily sparked by the calendar; that is, the increasing length of night. As days grow shorter and nights grow longer and cooler, chemical processes in the leaf begin to paint the landscape with Nature’s autumn palette in the Smoky Mountains.

While the typical peak of fall leaf color is at the middle to lower elevations where the greatest diversity of trees live, emerging changes above 4,000 feet begin the parade of fall colors, which then moves down the mountainsides into the valleys of the Smoky Mountains. The high country is still predominantly green, but fall is coming.

Sourwood, dogwood, maple, sassafras and birch trees are the first to make the change, turning red, orange and yellow. At this point, there is just a hint of fall color change among those early autumn starters. Perhaps more notable now are the autumn wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains, including cardinal flower, black-eyed Susan, coreopsis, great blue lobelia, skunk goldenrod, southern harebell, ironweed, and a variety of asters, as well as the bright fruits on trees and shrubs such as hearts-a-bustin. September suggested scenic drives for seeing fall colors in the Smoky Mountains include: Parsons Branch Road, Newfound Gap Road and Clingmans Dome Road.

September’s suggested hikes for seeing the Smoky Mountains in autumn: Albright Grove and Sugarland Mountain Trail as well as high elevation hikes to Andrews Bald or Mt. LeConte would be time well spent.

Another colorful fall foliage opportunity includes a motor tour of the recently reopened Parson Branch Road, an eight-mile one-way narrow, low speed byway. The road provides motorists an opportunity to drive through a large area of mature second growth forest and experience the quiet and solitude a back-in-the-woods journey has to offer.

Early October

By the beginning of October, trees in the Smoky Mountains high country that are now showing bright fall colors are the yellows of American beech and yellow birch and different shades of reds on mountain ash, pin cherry and mountain maple. In the lower elevations, a few early color changing species such as sourwood and sumac are showing bright reds now, but are scattered. Some dogwoods and maples are beginning to turn different colors in some areas as well. Fall wildflowers such as goldenrod and asters are colorful throughout the park and some blueberry and blackberry shrubs are also changing color, as well as the Virginia creeper plant.

Bright golds and yellows of American beech, yellow birch, and yellow buckeye and different shades of reds on mountain ash, pin and black cherry and mountain maple are painting the landscape. The big rounded leaves of witch-hobble are showing fine displays of color ranging from yellow to red.

The majority of the deciduous forest at 4,000 feet elevation and below is still predominantly green, but now with splashes of color dotting the slopes. Sourwood and sumac are showing bright reds; some dogwoods and maples are turning different colors in some areas as well. Fall wildflowers such as mountain gentian, black cohosh, and goldenrod are colorful throughout the park and some blueberry and blackberry shrubs are also in color, as well as the Virginia creeper plant.

Because the Great Smoky Mountains provide a range of elevations between 875 and 6,643 feet in the Park with differing moisture conditions and habitats, many trees will still produce significant color as the Park moves into its peak autumn season. Recommendations: High elevation trails such as Sugarland Mountain Trail and Appalachian Trail, accessed at Clingmans Dome or Newfound Gap, would be good hikes for this time of year. Also, roads leading into the high country, including Newfound Gap Road, Heintooga Ridge Road, Foothills Parkway West and East, and Rich Mountain Road out of Cades Cove, are the best options for seeing fall colors in the Smoky Mountains.

Middle October

By mid-October at the lower elevations, fall color is nudging along. It is the sunny days and cooler nights that instigate the biochemical processes in the leaf to begin. The Park continues to experience very dry and warmer-than-normal conditions. These conditions will affect the timing, duration, and intensity of fall leaf season. The peak of color at the lower elevations is over a week away. In the valleys, black gum, dogwood, sumac, and sourwood trees continue to show vivid reds. Golds are coming along on tulip tree, black walnut, birch, beech, and hickories. A few scattered maples and oaks are showing the first signs of fall colors in lower regions of the Smoky Mountains.

A succession of warm, sunny days and cool crisp, but not freezing nights will bring about the most spectacular color display. At this part of the autumn season, some areas of the Smoky Mountains are showing more reds throughout the landscape than in other years. This may be due to the fact that the pigment anthocyanin, which gives color to such familiar things as cranberries, red apples, and blueberries, is in high production because of drought conditions. Anthocyanin is produced in response to lots of light and excess plant sugars within leaf cells. The carotenoids which produce yellow, orange, and brown colors are present in the green leaf but begin showing after the chlorophyll breaks down.

As the leaf color increases, so does the number of autumn leaf peekers. While scenic drives are a good way to see fall colors in the Smoky Mountains, taking to the trails is a wonderful way to enjoy the splendors of autumn.

Recommendations: Suggested easy to moderate rated hikes through hardwood forests include Lower Mount Cammerer, Baskins Creek Falls, Little River, Old Settlers and Porters Creeks Trails. For the more hardy outdoor enthusiasts hikes that provide scenic overlooks include Sugarlands Mountain, Low Gap, Appalachian, Mt. Sterling, and Goshen Prong Trails. Roads providing views of good displays of fall color are the Foothills Parkway segments on the east and west side of the Park; Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) with its many scenic overlooks; Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail; Balsam Mountain Road; and Cove Creek Road.

Late October

As October begins to fade away up top, autumn colors at mid elevations, from 3,000-5,000 feet, are at or slightly past peak and are very impressive. Reds are more pronounced now than in recent years, especially on the North Carolina side of the park. Colors at the very highest elevations (above 5,500) are now past peak.

At the lower elevations of the Smoky Mountains, fall colors are quickly developing. The first frost of the season occurred this week in the low elevations, so the remaining leaves should begin to change color within a few days. Black gum, dogwood, sumacs, and sourwood trees continue to show vivid reds. Golds are present on tuliptree, black walnut, birch, beech, spicebush, and hickories. The peak of color at the lower elevations is still a few days away and will probably spill over into November.

It is not unusual for some autumn color to last through certainly the first week of November in the Smoky Mountains, but if weather cooperates autumn displays could last through mid-November as well.

While fall colors are past peak in the Smoky Mountains high country and many trees have already shed their leaves, a number of species of trees in the middle elevations are still showing color. Oak trees are just beginning to change color, although their hues are somewhat muted compared to maple, hickory, and other trees. Some pockets of green can still be seen at middle to lower elevations so there is still some new color to appear in these isolated areas if mild weather continues.

Recommendations: Good places to see fall colors in the Smoky Mountains include Newfound Gap Road from Alum Cave Trailhead to Kephart Prong Trailhead, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Foothills Parkway East & West, and Heintooga Ridge Road to Balsam Mountain Campground. Suggested hikes include Rich Mountain Loop, Chestnut Top Trail, Smokemont Loop, Kanati Fork, and Sutton Ridge Overlook (Lower Mt. Cammerer Trail).

Oct 04
Through
Oct 06
Women Of Joy: Overwhelmed

Pigeon Forge

Join us in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at Women of Joy, a conference ministry thoughtfully designed to enhance and energize the spiritual lives of Christian women.Share a few days with Women of Joy – a ministry that has been changing the lives of women since 1994. These incredible weekends are designed, created and intended to bring women of all ages and cultures together to help you pursue a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ.

Oct 04
Through
Oct 05
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Gatlinburg

Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies.

All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For information, call 865-661-3474 or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com.

Oct 04
Through
Oct 27
Ripley’s Fright Nights

Gatlinburg

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Fright Nights happen every weekend in the month of October.

Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 6:00 pm until close as well as Halloween night.

Oct 04
Through
Oct 27
Ripley's Fright Nights

Gatlinburg

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure 21st anniversary of Fright Nights happen in the month of October. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October from 6:00 pm until close as well as Halloween night

Oct 04
Through
Oct 06
Robert Tino's Smoky Mountain Homecoming

Sevierville

2019 Robert Tino's Smoky Mountain Homecoming. Robert Tino Gallery.

Oct 04
Through
Oct 05
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament - Fall

Gatlinburg

Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies.

Oct 05
Stomp Out! Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Pigeon Forge

Stomp Out Breast Cancer! Don’t miss the biggest event of the year! Rocky Top Wine Trail’s annual STOMP OUT Breast Cancer Awareness Walk is scheduled for the first Saturday in October (October 5th, 2019). This is an all-day event where we travel to three of the wineries along the Rocky Top Wine Trail (Mountain Valley Winery, Apple Barn Winery, Hillside Winery), and have activities at all each location like stomping grapes and bobbing for apples. All the money raised will be…

October 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Oct 06
Through
Oct 07
Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

Pigeon Forge

Don’t miss out on the fun and excitement of the 19th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament.  This event is fun for adults, children, tourists, and locals. Over 5,000 trout will be stocked in over 20 miles of streams prior to this 2-day event and features $10,000 in cash & prizes! For more events in the Pigeon Forge area, please visit our Pigeon Forge event page for more listings.

Oct 10
Through
Oct 27
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Gatlinburg

The celebration of fall also encompasses one of the southeast’s most popular events… the Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. From October 10 through 27, the Gatlinburg Convention Center blossoms into a multi-level mecca of the top craft people from all across the United States.

Autumn’s brisk air signals all of nature to transform the Great Smoky Mountains from lush green to a majestic patchwork quilt of colors.

A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but also demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show, which is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.

Hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Music shows are scheduled at 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. daily

Entertainment is included in the admission cost. Group rates are available. For more information, call 865-436-7479 or visit website.

Oct 10
Through
Oct 27
Gatlinburg Craftsmens Fair - Fall

Gatlinburg

150+ booths of the nation's finest craftspeople. See live demonstrations and be entertained with live Country & Bluegrass music!

Oct 18
Through
Oct 20
Wears Valley Fall Fest

October 18-20 Enjoy the brilliant colors of fall in Wears Valley with crafters, entertainers, and activities. A full three days of FREE family fun, fall festivities, and delicious southern food!

Oct 19
Bowzer Rock & Roll Doo-wop Show

Pigeon Forge

Come for the music. Stay for the party!Join Bowzer and the gang at Country Tonite in Pigeon Forge for the ultimate Doo-Wop show that celebrates classic and legendary Rock & Roll. Bowzer and friends bring back all the Doo-Wop songs you love from the ’50s and ’60s, along with the kind of rock ‘n’ roll that makes you want to jump out of your seat! Concert Time:8 pm Concert Tickets:Call (865) 453-2003 or book online at www.countrytonitepf.com.

Oct 19
Through
Oct 20
Smoky Mountain Rubber Stamp and Scrapbook Getaway

Sevierville

Get great ideas and more from professional rubber stamp and scrapbook design companies from around the country at the Sevierville Convention Center.

Oct 21
Through
Oct 24
Celebrators Conference

Pigeon Forge

The Celebrators conference aims to encourage believers to take on leadership roles. Watch speakers such as George W. Bush and Phil Waldrep and hear music from artists such as Selah and The Gailer Vocal Band.

Oct 24
Halloween Spooktacular Event

Join the family-fun Spooktacular Halloween Event at the Pigeon Forge Community Center on the Thursday before Halloween. This free and non-scary event is a safe alternative for families to go Trick or Treating.Explore more events in the Pigeon Forge area.

Oct 25
Through
Oct 27
Volunteer Cat Club

Pigeon Forge

Volunteer Cat Club will be hosting a Halloween Cat Show at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

Oct 26
Through
Oct 27
Premier Athletics Showcase

Pigeon Forge

Welcome to Pigeon Forge for the Premier Athletics Showcase!The performers at the Premier Athletics Showcase prove dancers and cheerleaders are every bit as physically talented as professional athletes. Premier Athletics was founded in 1994 to provide cheerleaders, dancers and tumblers with training that prepares them for competing at higher levels. Today, Premier Athletics trains thousands of athletes at gyms throughout the southeast and northeast.The Premier Athletics Showcase is a chance for athletes to perform on the stage at the LeConte Center. The goal is to provide a positive experience that allows competitors to build their confidence and skills while having fun. 

Oct 26
Chocolate Wine Trail

Pigeon Forge

Chocolate Wine Trail Saturday, October 26th, 2018 Halloween shouldn’t only mean candy for the kids! Enjoy a glass of wine (your choice of two offerings) paired with hand crafted desserts at each of the following (3) locations: Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery, and Sugarland Cellars Winery. Take home a commemorate Taster Glass and receive your free souvenir wine glass after visiting the three participating locations on the Rocky Top Wine Trail.

October 26, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

Oct 27
Through
Oct 31
Creekside Gospel Music Convention

Pigeon Forge

In its eighth year, Creekside Gospel Music Convention has come into its own at Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hundreds of people who have attended all of the events will be returning to the Smoky Mountain Convention Center, to stay for the entire five nights and four days of music, laughter and family, on Oct. 27 - 31, 2019.

Oct 30
Through
Jan 04
Christmas At Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Pigeon Forge

Bring the family to experience Christmas at Dolly’s Stampede! Enjoy the spectacular Christmas performances that bring the spirit of the holiday season to life. The arena at Dolly Parton’s Stampede is magically transformed into a fantastic fantasy land filled with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music. This amazing tribute will warm your heart and fill you with tidings of good cheer!Watch as Elves from the North Pole and the South Pole take part in a friendly competition while a festive four-course feast is served. Christmas at Dolly’s Stampede also features a live nativity scene, where the true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before your eyes.Make plans now to enjoy all the holiday fun and festivities taking place this year during Christmas at Dolly’s Stampede!

Oct 30
Through
Jan 04
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede

Pigeon Forge

Dolly Parton's Stampede arena is magically transformed into a true fantasy land complete with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music while enjoying a four course feast. Watch the live nativity, as the three kings ride on camels on their way to Bethlehem, or cheer for your favorite Elf and you could be part of the show!

Oct 31
Halloween Trick Of Treat

Step right up! Step right up! Join us for our annual Halloween Trick of Treat at The Island in Pigeon Forge.Enjoy free Trick or Treating Halloween night at The Island In Pigeon Forge and unlimited rides for just $5 for those in costume. Watch live Bluegrass band, Midnight Run, from 5pm-11pm on the Ole Smoky Stage. 

Oct 31
Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival

Gatlinburg

A fantastic family Halloween day event from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Fun for visiting guests and local residents – contests, costumed characters, candy and more await guests who attend this annual Halloween extravaganza. Festival locations will be at Anakeesta Plaza and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza in Gatlinburg.

Oct 31
Sevier County Spooktacular Happy Halloween

Sevierville

This years Spooktacular Block Party will be held on Saturday, October 31, 2018 from 5:00pm-9:00pm in Downtown Sevierville. 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, EMS, and other government agencies that work within Sevier County.

Oct 31
Gatlinburg - Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival

Gatlinburg

A fantastic family Halloween day event from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Fun for visiting guests and local residents – contests, costumed characters, candy and more await guests who attend this annual Halloween extravaganza. Festival locations will be at Anakeesta Plaza and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza in Gatlinburg.

Nov 01
Through
Nov 03
Voyles Knife Show

Pigeon Forge

Three day knife show featuring a live auction Saturday night after show close!

Nov 01
Through
Jan 05
Comedy Barn Christmas Show

Pigeon Forge

If you like your Christmas holiday to be filled with fun and laughter, then the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge has just what you need! The Comedy Barn Christmas Show features the classic songs and characters everyone knows and loves, along with unique skits that will make you as jolly as Old Saint Nick!This delightful Christmas performance combines popular acts from the past as well as new, never before seen performances that are sure to put you in the holiday spirit. There will also be a little bit of magic, live animals and crazy costumes, you’ll only see at the Comedy Barn. The Comedy Barn Christmas Show is a Smoky Mountain holiday tradition that your entire family will enjoy.

Nov 01
Through
Dec 31
Hatfield And Mccoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show

Pigeon Forge

Sometimes the holidays stir up family squabbles that even Santa Claus can’t prevent. And few Christmas shows deliver comedy, fun, and excitement that can compare to the Hatfield& McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show. Watch as these two famously feuding families come together for an evening of holiday food, fun, and entertainment.In this heartwarming and side-splitting performance, Ma McCoy and Pa Hatfield organize a truce in the spirit of the holiday season. Instead of shooting, there’s singing, dancing, joking and amazing stunts that will make your own family disputes seem a little less serious this Christmas season.The whole family will get a kick out of the action-packed Christmas Disaster Show at the Hatfield & McCoy’s Dinner Theater, all while enjoying a full Southern-style Christmas feast.

Nov 01
Tracy Lawrence Concert

Pigeon Forge

Make plans to see Tracy Lawrence in concert at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.Tracy Lawrence’s most recent studio album GOOD OLE DAYS s an album of duets, pairing a selection of his most iconic hits with some of Country and Rock’s contemporary superstars and newcomers. Upon its release, the album appreciated impressive sales history. During his career, Tracy has sold 13 million albums, has had twenty-two songs on the Billboard Top 10 charts and ACM awards and nominations, as well as a Grammy nomination.Tracy is the host of nationally syndicated country-music radio show, “Honky Tonkin’ With Tracy Lawrence,” and was nominated for “National On-Air Personality of the Year” at the Academy of Country Music in 2017.Hit hit songs include: “Sticks and Stones”, “Today’s Lonely Fool”, “Can’t Break It to My Heart”, “If the Good Die Young”, “As Any Fool Can See”, “Time Marches On”, “Stars over Texas”, “Is That a Tear”, “Better Man, Better Off”, “Lessons Learned”, “Find Out Who Your Friends Are” & many more. Concert Time:8 pm Concert Tickets:Call (865) 453-2003 or book online at www.countrytonitepf.com. 

Nov 01
Through
Dec 31
Christmas At Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage

Pigeon Forge

Celebrate all of the things that make the holidays special with Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage. Let Captain Scrooge take your family on a journey through time and space to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Nov 01
Through
Jan 05
Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry

Pigeon Forge

Few holiday shows are as spectacular as Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater. Not only does this multi-million dollar production boast the largest living nativity scene in the area, there’s also beautiful choreography and aerial effects. Watch as angels and sugar plum fairies fly across the stage while elves dance around the reindeer and Santa Claus.

The whole family will delight in this first class Christmas show featuring an amazing cast of dancers, singers and comedians. It’s easy to see why this is one of the must-see holiday events in Pigeon Forge. After just one performance, it will become a Christmas family tradition you’ll enjoy year after year.

Nov 01
Through
Jan 02
Christmas Show at Country Tonite

Pigeon Forge

The wonder of the magical Christmas Show at Country Tonite Theatre will put the entire family in the holiday spirit! The stage is transformed into a winter wonderland with sets that are only rivaled by the vibrant costumes and choreography. The cast includes popular local performers as well as special guests we all know – Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Classic holiday songs will bring back fond memories of Christmas past as everyone sings along. At one point the toys on stage even come to life to join the fun. This is one Pigeon Forge holiday event the family won’t want to miss.

Nov 01
Through
Dec 31
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage

Pigeon Forge

Celebrate all of the things that make the holidays special with Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage. Let Captain Scrooge take your family on a journey through time and space to find the true meaning of Christmas.

Nov 06
Chili Cookoff presented by Bush’s Chili Beans

Gatlinburg

Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its annual Chili Cookoff presented by Bush’s Chili Beans on Wednesday, November 6 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown.  Festival-goers will enjoy free, live entertainment offered throughout the event.

Past Food Vendors:

Bush’s Visitor Center

Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery

SCUD/Northview Academy

Cliff Top Bar & Grill at Anakeesta

Sensible Concrete Works

Hilton Garden Inn

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies

Cicis Pizza

Alvin’s Kitchen

Savannah Bee Company

Ober Gatlinburg

Doc’s 321 Café

Gatlinburg Police Department

Fox & Parrot Tavern

Wine-A-Little

Exit Realty Pros

Courtyard by Marriott Downtown

Ole Red Gatlinburg

Paula Deen Retail Store

Boogie Nights

Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Bar

Delauder’s BBQ

Landshark

Mellow Mushroom

Pucker’s Sports Grill

Gatlinburg Fire Department

Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina

Past Sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor – Bush’s® Chili Beans

Hot Chili Eating Contest Sponsor – All Sauced Up

Police & Fire Departments Sponsor – Food City

Beer Sales – Gatlinburg Rotary Club

Soda Sales – Pi Beta Phi PTA

Tickets will go on sale soon.

Nov 06
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

Gatlinburg

Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff While the street event is free, tickets for chili sampling are $10.

Nov 08
Through
Nov 09
Mlc Ladies Conference & Retreat

Pigeon Forge

MLC Ladies Retreat is an organization meeting twice a year in March and November. The November event is held at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center in the heart of Pigeon Forge.  For additional information please call (706) 581-2590. Advance registration is required.

Nov 08
Through
Jan 05
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland

The most immersive drive-through Christmas experience on earth! Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland takes place at Smokie's Stadium.

Nov 09
Old Mill Square Holiday Open House

Old Mill Square Holiday Open House in Pigeon Forge, TN The Old Mill Square Holiday Open House is the perfect time to sample a bit of down home southern cooking and to shop. Pay a visit to the general store, pottery store, and even the toy bin. Experience the Old Mill Square during the holiday season this year.During this event, local shops and restaurants will showcase holiday gift items for your next gathering or celebration. From food items to home decorations, you’ll find something for everyone and every occasion.  Explore more fun things to do at The Old Mill Square during your Pigeon Forge stay.The Historic Old Mill – See how farmers once employed the greatest in 19th century hydropower technology to grind flour and meal.Old Mill Square – At The Old Mill Square you can enjoy restaurants and specialty shops during your Pigeon Forge stay.

Nov 09
The Diner's Veterans Day Cruise - In

Sevierville

Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. Participants get a Free Beverage with meal purchase and discounts on merchandise. Optional 50/50 drawing. All raffle proceeds go directly to Local Charities.

Nov 09
Through
Jan 04
Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas

A seven-time award winner of America's Best Christmas Event, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival presented by Humana, features four million holiday lights and spectacular holiday performances.

Nov 11
Veterans Day Celebration

Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg will honor the United States military veterans by hosting its annual Veterans Day Celebration on November 11 at 11 a.m. at Anakeesta Plaza.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and the Veterans Day National Committee recognizes the ceremony as an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day. The event is free to the public.

“We use this commemorative day as a moment to step back and recognize the heroism of our military and honor the sacrifices they have made to protect our rights as citizens of the United States of America. We are proud to celebrate the nineteenth year of this special ceremony in Gatlinburg,” says Mark Adams, President of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The event will feature musical entertainment by the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School Band and distinguished vocalists T.C. Barnette, who will perform the National Anthem. Likewise, special presentations will be made by the Gatlinburg Boy Scout Troop 111, Girl Scout Troop 20648, and Wings to Soar, which will commemorate the occasion with a demonstration of an American Bald Eagle. Retired Gatlinburg Police Department Captain Jim Maples, a Vietnam veteran, will also present the POW-MIA Table/Invocation.

Nov 15
Light the Way 5k

Dollywood hosts the Annual Light the way 5K through 4 million christmas lights inside Dollywood. Both runners and walkers are welcome to help benefit two amazing charities- Share It Forward and Keep Sevier Beautiful. Pre-Registration is required.

Nov 19
Through
Jan 04
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana has been honored for ten consecutive years as the Best Christmas Event at any theme park worldwide. Wander through the park’s more than four million holiday lights, spectacular holiday performances and warm Christmas atmosphere, and it is easy to understand why.From the cheer and joy of Dollywood’s Parade of Many Colors, to traditional holiday favorite performances like It’s a Wonderful Life and Christmas in the Smokies, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas helps your family create memories to share for a lifetime. Guests can experience the fun enchantment of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends straight from the children’s holiday classic.More than 20 of Dollywood’s signature rides and attractions operate in a festive environment sure to get everyone into the spirit of the season. From the award-winning shows and elaborate holiday decorations to the twinkling lights and Christmas-themed menus, Dollywood captures the essence of Christmas.Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Show ScheduleAppalachian ChristmasLocation: Back Porch Theater at Dollywood

Celebrate an acoustic Christmas at the Back Porch Theater with Appalachian Christmas.Christmas in the SmokiesLocation: Celebrity Theater at Dollywood

Dollywood’s musical Christmas tradition features a 14-member cast performing hometown holiday favorites that celebrate the joy of the season.It’s a Wonderful LifeLocation: Showstreet Palace Theater at Dollywood

Dollywood brings a Christmas classic to life. Based on the timeless holiday story of love and generosity, audiences will love the newest addition to our Christmas season.Meet Rudolph and His FriendsLocation: Craftsman’s Valley at Dollywood

Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, the beloved Christmas tale, comes to life like never before during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. Rudolph and his friends will be at Dollywood for some new and exciting games and experiences.MistleTonesLocation: Showstreet Gazebo

These talented vocalists use a fresh a cappella approach to take Christmas standards to new heights.O’Holy NightLocation: Valley Theater at Dollywood

A little girl looks for an angel, while three shepherds follow a star. In the end, they all find their way to the heart of the Christmas story.‘Twas the Night Before ChristmasLocation: Pines Theater at Dollywood

A family finds its own Christmas miracle with the help of a mysterious, white-bearded stranger. Dancing mice, singing sailors and a young girl’s belief in Santa highlight this endearing tale. Dollywood’s Christmas ParadeParade of Many ColorsTime: 8 p.m. nightly on operating daysLocation: Showstreet at Dollywood

Gather the family for the Parade of Many Colors at Dollywood. This exciting Dollywood parade features vibrant floats, interactive characters and even more surprises.  *Performance dates and information are subject to change without notice.

Nov 22
Through
Feb 17
Smoky Mountain Winterfest

Pigeon Forge

30th Annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest CelebrationDraped in more than 5 million holiday lights, Pigeon Forge creates a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the city’s annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine from early November until February.From winter light displays to captivating holiday shows and so much more, here are just a few of the fun ways you can experience the delightful Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration.

Visit Dollywood to see more than 4 million lights shine during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas, when the park is filled with holiday music, plenty of rides, a nightly Parade of Lights and much more to celebrate the season. Dollywood recently announced the addition of Dolly’s Parade of Many Colors, featuring new floats, specialty characters and songs. The park also adds a new show to its entertainment lineup with the stage production It’s a Wonderful Life.Old Mill Square’s Holiday Open House features a holiday light display of a covered bridge that is made out of thousands of twinkling lights that lead to one of the most historic areas of Pigeon Forge. Or see if you can catch Old Saint Nick making a rooftop delivery at Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry. The theatre is decked out for the holiday season with giant trees, wreaths and more, all covered with sparkling lights.There will be magic in the air Thanksgiving evening when the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge ignites the night in a glorious, live, special outdoor Thanksgiving Fireworks Display to kick-off the holiday season.  And, bring your cameras to capture photos of the breathtaking Titanic “Fantasy” Princess, distinguished crew, holiday lights and largest fireworks display of the year on the Smoky Mountain Parkway. To make the evening even more memorable, young ladies are encouraged to wear their princess costumes for a personal photo with our Fantasy Princess.Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede pulls out all the stops when it comes to decorating for the holidays. One of the highlights is their 60-foot-tall tree, adorned with colorful lights, ribbons and sparkling ornaments from the very bottom to the twinkling star on top. Another must-see is The Island in Pigeon Forge with all new decorations including approximately 40,000 ornaments, half a million lights and more than 5,000 feet of garland. Guests are treated to three new Christmas trees, including one that stands 40 feet tall and allows guests to walk through. Santa and Mrs. Claus greet guests at their new workshop while roving carolers fill the air with Christmas music.And the best way to take in the beauty and splendor of all the light displays throughout Pigeon Forge is on the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights, which begins at the north end of the Parkway. You can also download the Winterfest Driving Tour here.Whether this is your first time to visit Pigeon Forge, or you’re making a return trip, Winterfest is the perfect occasion to share special memories with family and friends.

Nov 22
Through
Nov 23
Hearts On Fire

Pigeon Forge

The purpose of Hearts on Fire is to share the Gospel with middle school, high school and college age young people and fan the flame within their hearts, challenging them to a dynamic walk and commitment IN CHRIST. We hope you join us for this year’s event!

Nov 22
Winterfest Kickoff

Pigeon Forge

Join us for the annual Winterfest Kickoff event at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Each year, from November to February, Pigeon Forge creates a magnificent winter wonderland for visitors and residents alike to enjoy during the Winterfest Celebration. With over five million Christmas lights shining bright and an abundance of delightful holiday shows and activities to choose from, Winterfest is the perfect occasion to share special memories with family and loved ones.This years’ Winterfest Kickoff will feature special guest, Chris Blue, Star of Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry. The event will have vendors, a children’s area and giveaways. The festivities begin at 4p.m.For more information please call the Office of Special Events at (865) 429-7350. 

Nov 22
Through
Jan 31
Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights

Gatlinburg

Visitors can soak up the spirit of the season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights.

The specially designated trolleys carry their guests on a memorable journey through downtown and adjacent Hwy. 321, allowing everyone to experience the magical wonder of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Trolley times are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.

Featuring one-of-a-kind LED lighting displays along Gatlinburg’s famous downtown Parkway, adjacent River Road, and the triangle juncture of the two, the latest $1.6 million-plus rollout of custom designed and fabricated lighting displays are marked by sections reminiscent of winter forests, evergreens and romance. The Hwy. 321 route features an injection of bright displays as well.

Gatlinburg has converted its entire winter lights program to quarter-watt LED bulbs, replacing the 5-watt incandescent bulbs and saving the City some 95 percent in energy cost and allowing the City to light the entire 120 days of the program for what it once cost for three days of electricity.

Displays featuring animals indigenous to Great Smoky Mountains National Park including deer, foxes, squirrels, and rabbits are part of the program. Many of the timeless displays visitors have grown accustomed to over the past 23 years have been converted to crisp LED as well. Most recently, fanciful snowmen, dancing fountains, a group of international children and a shiny rocking horse have joined the lineup.

Trolley tours do not run on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day.

Tickets will go on sale in October.

FAQ’s

All trolleys take the same route

Children under 3 are free if they are sitting on an adults lap

No food or drink on Trolley

The trolley is enclosed and heated

When reserving more than one ticket, use the copy feature in the drop-down box and copy data.

Nov 22
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff

Pigeon Forge

Join us for the annual Winterfest Kickoff event at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Each year, from November to February, Pigeon Forge creates a magnificent winter wonderland for visitors and residents alike to enjoy during the Winterfest Celebration. With over five million Christmas lights shining bright and an abundance of delightful holiday shows and activities to choose from, Winterfest is the perfect occasion to share special memories with family and loved ones.

Nov 22
Through
Feb 17
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights

Pigeon Forge

Winterfest lights in Pigeon Forge shine from November 1st through February 18th. See more than 5 million shining Pigeon Forge holiday lights when you take the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights!

Nov 22
Through
Jan 31
Gatlinburg Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights

Gatlinburg

Trolly Tours will showcase beautiful Winterfest displays and Gatlinburg History from the comfort of an enclosed and heated trolly. Trolley times are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. Admission is $5.00 per person.

Nov 23
Tree Lighting At The Island

Pigeon Forge

Light up your holiday season with the Tree Lighting at The Island in Pigeon Forge during Winterfest. Bask in the glow of 40,000 ornaments, half a million lights and more than 5,000 feet of garland.

Nov 26
Through
Dec 01
Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show

Gatlinburg

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Craft show hours: Weekdays – 10am – 5pm, Friday and Saturday 10am – 6pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans makes its home in Gatlinburg and the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop along Route 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road. The Tennessee artists and craftspeople here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for centuries. Find gorgeous quilts, old-fashioned straw brooms with hand carved handles, exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, Victorian ceramic pitchers, pottery, dulcimers, stuffed bears and leather vests. There is handmade jewelry unlike anything you’ll find in the malls back home. Painters capture scenes of landscapes and mountain life, while potters and weavers work magic with clay and cloth.

Nov 26
Through
Dec 01
Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show

Gatlinburg

View unique handcrafted gifts and products from the Great Smoky Mountains craft community. Take part in demonstrations and visit various displays!

Nov 27
Through
Nov 30
Festival of Trees

Gatlinburg

This season, enjoy the holiday splendor that only a room full of ornately decorated Christmas trees can provide. Presented by Gatlinburg Hospitality Solutions, Gatlinburg’s annual Festival of Trees returns with all new family-friendly activities, live entertainment, visits with Santa Claus and, of course, exquisitely decorated Christmas trees and wreaths that will be available for purchase.

All proceeds benefit the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg Chamber Foundation.

Nov 28
Titanic's Thanksgiving Fireworks Display

Pigeon Forge

HUGE Fireworks Display. Plus show production in front of Ship. Free – Bring Kids – visit the Ship before or after the fireworks display. Interior of Ship sells out early Thanksgiving Day.

Book Early. 800-381-7670.

Nov 28
Titanic’s Thanksgiving Fireworks Celebration

Pigeon Forge

It only Happens Once a Year – And it only Happens here! TITANIC’s Spectacular Fireworks Display on Thanksgiving Evening at 7pm!Magic fills the air as the TITANIC Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, ignites the night in a glorious, live, outdoor fireworks display to kick-off the Holiday Season.The special night heralds the arrival of a new Holiday Season in the Great Smoky Mountains. The lives and legacies of all those who sailed on the RMS Titanic will be honored and glorified with this special tribute. 

Nov 29
Through
Dec 22
Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

Gatlinburg

Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event!

Winter Magic Tunes & Tales will once again present strolling Christmas entertainment on the streets of Gatlinburg, beginning the Friday/Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 30 & Dec 1 from 5:00-9:30 pm, followed by performances again on Dec 7-8, 14-15, 21-22. Holiday music will fill the air with a sacred-secular mixture of Appalachia, Bluegrass, and Country. Visitors will also enjoy visiting with Santa’s Elves-Frosty-Rudolph, a little bit of history, humor and more! This interactive program is a Holiday favorite, staged against a backdrop of millions of lights….making it truly a Winter Magical experience in Gatlinburg!

Dec 01
Community Chorus Holiday Concert

Pigeon Forge

The Pigeon Forge Community Chorus Holiday Concert takes place the Sunday after Thanksgiving at the First Baptist Church in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Where: First Baptist ChurchWhen: 5 pm

Dec 02
Through
Dec 03
Christmas With Triumphant

Pigeon Forge

Triumphant has been that way since their beginnings in 2003, when the four friends first walked out on to the stage of the Louise Mandrell Theater, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee as a headlining talent. Each current Triumphant group member was there in that defining moment, and has continued together ever since. Enjoy Christmas with Triumphant as they sing all of their seasonal favorites.Christmas with Triumphant

Monday, December 2, 2019 at 5pmChristmas with Triumphant – Breakfast, Concert, & Bible Study

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 9amChristmas with Triumphant – Dinner & Concert

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 5pm

Dec 02
Through
Dec 08
Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

Gatlinburg

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving and Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the nation’s largest organization of independent artisans makes its home in Gatlinburg and the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop along Route 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road. The Tennessee artists and craftspeople here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for centuries. Find gorgeous quilts, old-fashioned straw brooms with hand carved handles, exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, Victorian ceramic pitchers, pottery, dulcimers, stuffed bears and leather vests. There is handmade jewelry unlike anything you’ll find in the malls back home. Painters capture scenes of landscapes and mountain life, while potters and weavers work magic with clay and cloth.

Dec 02
Through
Dec 08
Great Smoky Christmas Arts and Crafts Show

Gatlinburg

View unique handcrafted gifts and products from the Great Smoky Mountains craft community. Take part in demonstrations and visit various displays!

Dec 05
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Community Celebration

From winter light displays to captivating holiday shows and so much more, experience the delightful family fun of the Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration. Where: Pigeon Forge Community CenterWhen: 5 pm

Dec 05
Through
Dec 07
Yama-con At Smoky Mountain Convention Center

Pigeon Forge

Get ready for one of the largest comic and video game conferences in Tennessee. Yama-Con is Pigeon Forge’s annual anime convention, and it’s an all-out fest for fans. Meet well-known artists, voice actors, screen actors and famous cosplay guests.

Dec 05
Through
Dec 08
Yama Con

Pigeon Forge

Get ready for one of the largest comic and video game conferences in Tennessee. Yama-Con is Pigeon Forge’s annual anime convention, and it’s an all-out fest for fans. Meet well-known artists, voice actors, screen actors and famous cosplay guests.

Dec 06
Through
Dec 08
Yama Con

Pigeon Forge

Yama-Con is coming to Pigeon Forge! The convention focuses on Anime and the Japanese culture, but will also feature other events that are related to video games, cards, board games, comics and more.Registration fees range from $25-$270 and can be completed online at www.yamacon.orgCome celebrate everything nerdy, geeky and otaku! Where will this event take place?The Yama-Con event will take place at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. Visit the Yama-Con website for directions and start times.

Dec 06
Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

Gatlinburg

On December 6, the 44th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade will roll through downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the beginning of Gatlinburg Winter Magic.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. from Baskins Creek Bypass, a spectacular parade line-up of balloons, floats decorated by local businesses and groups, and 11 marching bands, spans through downtown before ending at traffic light #10. Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot on the Parkway to watch the parade.

Dec 06
Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

Gatlinburg

On December 6, the 44th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade will roll through downtown Gatlinburg in celebration of the holiday season and the beginning of Gatlinburg Winter Magic.

Beginning at 7:30 p.m. from Baskins Creek Bypass, a spectacular parade line-up of balloons, floats decorated by local businesses and groups, and 11 marching bands, spans through downtown before ending at traffic light #10. Parade-goers are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot on the Parkway to watch the parade.

Dec 07
Breakfast Or Brunch With Santa

Breakfast or Brunch with Santa and Mrs. ClauseA true fantasy for children, parents, grandparents and many others is to enjoy breakfast or brunch with Santa and Mrs. Clause! This dream is possible and the place for this adventure to happen is at The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge. Make a lasting memory for your children and the whole family by enjoying a delicious brunch with Santa Claus himself! What time will this event take place? Breakfast with Santa will be served from 8:15 to 9:30 and brunch from 10:00 to 11:15. Also, families can enjoy a fun filled Kid’s Craft Tent from 10 am to 2 pm. Reservations are required so call 865-406-6558 to save your spot today!Explore more fun things to do at The Old Mill Square during your Pigeon Forge stay. The Historic Old Mill – See how farmers once employed the greatest in 19th century hydropower technology to grind flour and meal.Old Mill Square – At The Old Mill Square you can enjoy restaurants and specialty shops during your Pigeon Forge stay.

Dec 11
Through
Dec 14
Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival

Pigeon Forge

Bluegrass fun for everyone. Come join artists old and new for this one of a kind celebration of bluegrass during the holiday season.Bluegrass Festival ScheduleWednesday, December 11, 2019Larry Sparks & The Lonesome Ramblers

Tim White

Jerry Butler

Jimbo Whaley

Daughters of BluegrassThursday, December 12, 2019

Doyle Lawson & Quick Silver

Amanda Cook Band

Remington Ryde

Ralph ll & Clinch Mountain BoysFriday, December 13, 2019

Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers

David Parmley & Cardinal Tradition

Garrett Newton Band

Carolina Blue

Larry Efaw & Bluegrass Moutaineers

Danny Stanley

Steve WilsonSaturday, December 14, 2019Paul Williams & Victory Trio

Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road

Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time

Junior Sisk & Danny Paisley

The King James Boys

Williamson Branch

Dewey & Leslie Brown

Gary Waldrep Band

Frances Mooney & Fontanna SunsetScheduled show times are subject to change at any time. Check the official festival schedule for updates before traveling to the festival. Bluegrass Festival Ticket InformationTickets starting at just $30.00! 

Dec 29
Through
Dec 30
Strength To Stand Student Bible Conference

Pigeon Forge

The Strength to Stand Student Bible Conferences are designed to offer a well-balanced, intense conference that will challenge your students to go beyond the surface of casual Christianity.

Dec 31
New Years Eve Show At The Smoky Mountain Opry

Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year at one of the most anticipated annual events in Pigeon Forge. The New Year’s Eve Show at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is a spectacular showcase of talent and entertainment. The Smoky Mountain Opry goes all out with stunning set designs, pyrotechnics, laser lighting and other special effects to wow the audience. Not to mention, an incredibly talented cast that includes singers, comedians, dancers, aerialists, magicians and ice skaters!The holiday show begins with a performance of “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry”™. At midnight, watch the ball drop in New York City’s Times Square on the big screen. And the night doesn’t end there. See the biggest midnight balloon drop in the area, party the night away with the Smoky Mountain Opry cast and dance to a live show band.Show Schedule:

9 pm: performance of “Christmas at The Smoky Mountain Opry”™

Midnight: NYC Times Square ball drop, Midnight balloon drop and party

Dec 31
New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

Gatlinburg

On Tuesday, December 31, Gatlinburg will ring in the new year under the cover of the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle for its 32nd Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show. Since 1987, this family-friendly celebration has been one of the largest organized New Year’s Eve events in the nation, and this year’s end-of-the-year celebration is set to be a spectacular end to the year.

With live DJ entertainment, fabulous downtown celebrations and activities, the streets of Gatlinburg come alive to offer plenty of exciting ways to celebrate the last night of the year, all while leading up to a midnight firework show and ball drop at the base of the 400-foot Space Needle.

Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of the celebration specials offered by many Gatlinburg restaurants and businesses. Live DJ entertainment begins at 10 p.m.

Dec 31
New Year's Eve Show at the Smoky Mountain Opry

Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year at one of the most anticipated annual events in Pigeon Forge. The New Year’s Eve Show at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater is a spectacular showcase of talent and entertainment.

Dec 31
Through
Jan 01
Gatlinburg - New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

Gatlinburg

32nd Annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show from the Space Needle on the Gatlinburg Parkway. Visitors are encouraged to arrive early to take advantage of the celebration specials offered by many Gatlinburg restaurants and businesses. Live DJ entertainment begins at 10 p.m.

Dec 31
New Years Eve at The Island

Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year with us on The Island! After our widely successful event last year we are back BIGGER and BETTER with a night packed full of fun, live music, plus attractions.

And what’s a New Year’s Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks? It's all brought to you FREE by The Island.

The event kicks off at 10 pm so get there early to enjoy a full night of fun.

Dec 31
New Year’s Eve Celebration At The Island

Pigeon Forge

Ring in the New Year with us on The Island! After our widely successful event last year we are back BIGGER and BETTER with a night packed full of fun, live music, plus attractions.And what’s a New Year’s Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks? Its all brought to you FREE by The Island.The event kicks off at 10 pm so get there early to enjoy a full night of fun. 

Jan 24
Through
Jan 26
Resurrection Youth Conference

Pigeon Forge

Resurrection Youth Conference is an awesome annual event of worship and spiritual growth for youth and youth mentors. Each year over 12,000 come together in Pigeon Forge, TN to celebrate the God of The Resurrection. Through inspirational words and music led by nationally-known speakers and musicians, young people encounter the Lord in new and deeper ways. Venue:LeConte Center

Pigeon Forge, TNPrice:

$40 per person until Jan 3, then $55 per personRegular registration for the 2020 Resurrection Youth Conference is now open! The regular registration price is $40 per person. Register online today at etouches.com/rez2020 or download the registration form and register by mail. The regular registration price is good until January 3, 2020. After that date, you must register at the door for $55 per person.

Feb 28
Through
Mar 01
Challenge Youth Conference

Pigeon Forge

The mission of CYC is to present a program utilizing solid and sound scriptural emphasis. In doing so we will neither go to the left nor to the right, but we will seek the middle path, striving to do as God has commanded. If this speaks to your needs and interests, we hope you will come and be a part of it and help us to accomplish this mission.

Mar 04
Through
Mar 07
A Mountain Quiltfest™

Pigeon Forge

26TH ANNUAL A MOUNTAIN QUILTFEST™Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at the 26th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest™. Quilters from all around come together at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge for this five-day long quilting event. Quilters have the opportunity to attend classes that are based on skill level and technique. There will also be a quilt show that displays a variety of quilts for your viewing pleasure.Quilters can choose between different categories to enter their quilts. The winners will go home with some great prizes!Be sure to check out the vendors’ booths for a variety of quilting necessities and unique accessories.2020 A Mountain Quiltfest Guidelines For Quilt Show Entries

Mar 04
Through
Mar 07
A Mountain Quiltfest

Pigeon Forge

The Smoky Mountains have a rich history of folk arts and quilting, dating all the way back to the first settlers who called the area home. Today, A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge, TN serves as a way to protect and preserve the timeless folk art.

Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at the 26th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest™. Quilters from all around come together at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge for this five-day long quilting event. Quilters have the opportunity to attend classes that are based on skill level and technique. There will also be a quilt show that displays a variety of quilts for your viewing pleasure.

Quilters can choose between different categories to enter their quilts. The winners will go home with some great prizes!

Be sure to check out the vendors’ booths for a variety of quilting necessities and unique accessories.