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Festive Fall Fun Returns to Pigeon Forge

Festivals, Halloween-themed events, and new fall offerings await visitors and locals this season.

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Sept. 13, 2023) – Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) ushers in fall with new ways to stay and play, and festive events to celebrate the changing seasons.

Pigeon Forge businesses get into the autumn spirit with harvest and Halloween decorations along with fall flavors at area restaurants and distilleries. Among the festive décor, Scarecrow People welcome visitors this time of year at businesses throughout the city. Selfie fans can add to the fun with a scarecrow scavenger hunt to see how many Scarecrow People they can spot.

While the Smoky Mountains are known for beautiful fall foliage, visitors don’t have to leave the city to see remarkable color. From The Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge, and alpine coasters, to the free Pigeon Forge Riverwalk, autumn’s splendor is the backdrop of all fun in Pigeon Forge.

See a sampling of what’s to come this fall below. Admission fees and reservations apply for some. Please contact individual businesses/events for more information.

New & Opening This Fall

  • Azul Cantina – open now at The Mountain Mile & Tower Shops
  • Sky Pirates & Mermaids Putt Putt
  • Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort
  • The Wayback hotel

Festivals, Fairs, and Events

  • Dollywood Harvest Festival ft. Great Pumpkin LumiNights – Sept. 20-Oct. 30
  • Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Fall Crafts Fair – Sept. 29-Oct. 28
  • Chalkfest at The Island in Pigeon Forge – Oct. 8

Music in the Mountains

  • Pigeon Forge Bluegrass Festival – Sept. 22-23 at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
  • National Quartet Convention – Sept. 24-30 at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
  • Country Tonite Theater Celebrity Concerts Series – “Always Loretta” The Ultimate Loretta Lynn Tribute Show with Emily Portman on Sept. 29, and Tracy Byrd on Oct. 20

Family-Friendly Halloween Happenings

  • Crave Golf Club Halloween Craveyard Bash – 13 days of Halloween at Crave Golf Club Oct. 18-31 including themed miniature golf, painting contests, and dance and costume competition.
  • Pigeon Forge Halloween Spooktacular & Safety Day – Oct. 27 at the Pigeon Forge Community Center. Free trick-or-treating, games and safety demonstrations. Safety Day 3-7 p.m. Halloween Spooktacular 6-9 p.m.
  • Halloween Trick-or-Treat at The Island – Oct. 31 free trick-or-treating for kids from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Additional information about these and all other Pigeon Forge events and businesses is available at visit or by calling 800-251-9100.


About Pigeon Forge: Pigeon Forge is in East Tennessee, approximately 35 miles from Knoxville and McGhee-Tyson Airport. Two-thirds of the nation’s population east of the Mississippi River lives within a day’s drive, making it an easily accessible family vacation destination. The city’s neighbor is Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited national park in the U.S. It also is home to Dolly Parton’s Dollywood theme park, Tennessee’s most-visited ticketed attraction. More information about all aspects of Pigeon Forge are available at or toll-free at 1-800-251-9100.