Located at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge offers year-round entertainment for all ages. During the fall season in the Smoky Mountains, when the trees are changing colors, the leaves are absolutely spectacular. There are fall festivals and many activities happening throughout the area, all season long. Make sure to check out these 5 fun things to do in Pigeon Forge when you visit this fall:

1. Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

Every year, all 3 major cities in the area, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, join together for a festival that lasts the entire season long. It begins on October 1st and there are dozens of crafts, fall decorations and more throughout the area. The Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is made up of many other events, like the Pigeon Forge Rod Runs, the National Quartet Convention and a variety of Halloween events throughout the area. During the harvest season, Pigeon Forge is the place to be!

2. Dollywood’s Fall Harvest Festival in Pigeon ForgeFall festival decorations

The festival takes place the entire month of October, and there’s so many reasons you’ll want to be a part of it. This really is one festival you don’t want to miss. The entire park is decked out for the fall harvest season. They have a special menu at all the bakeries and eateries with mouthwatering foods and fall flavors, like fresh apple pies and kettle corn. The decorations are over-the-top and breathtaking. There’s so many great places to take family photos, too. You can even be a part of some of the 350 gospel and music concerts that are happening throughout the park during the festival…at no additional cost once you’ve entered the park!

You can learn more about Dollywood’s Harvest Festival by clicking here.

3. Ride The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

The changing of the leaves is one of the best sites to see in the mountains. And there is no better way to see them than from the top of the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. It’s one of the largest and best rides in town, and you can see the along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge and all the way into the mountains!

Children dressed for Halloween at The Island in Pigeon Forge4. Celebrate Halloween at The Island

Celebrate Halloween with the fun, free events at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Enjoy trick-or-treating in a safe and controlled environment. All the stores at The Island will be passing out candy! There will be rides on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel and kids will be dressed up for Halloween costume contests! There’s lots to do and prizes to be won, so be sure you stop by to celebrate this Halloween!

5. Ride The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

This self-controlled mountain coaster is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced before. At over a mile long, you can. During the fall when the trees are in their full-color display, you will ride straight through the mountains and be surrounded by the fall colors. The Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster is great for all ages and is becoming one of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge.

Want even more ideas of what you should do when you’re in town in the fall? Check out these hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains that are beautiful during fall!

Go ahead and start planning your vacation to the area! There’s so many fun things to do in Pigeon Forge you won’t want to miss! Take the next step by looking through all of our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals, and book your stay today!