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Beautiful view of the fall colors near our hotel in Pigeon Forge TN.
Many people look forward to that time of the year when the Smokies are awash in the pretty colors of fall. It’s certainly one of the busiest times of the year for tourists who want to see this wonderful display. This also means there’s plenty of events in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg to keep you busy as well. We’d like to show you 5 different events going on that you need to see!

1. Dollywood Harvest Festival

great pumpkin luminights dollywoodThe ​Dollywood Harvest Festival​ has a full lineup in store for its popular theme park. This is a time when you really need to visit because they welcome artisans from all over the country to showcase their crafts. Also, the Great Pumpkin LumiNights and the 500-plus free concerts that make up the Southern Gospel Jubilee will guarantee you’ll never run out of things to do!

2. Autumn Color in the Smokies

Just a few miles down the road from Pigeon Forge is the main reason for the influx of tourists during the season. ​Autumn Color in the Smokies​ is an event solely due to the beautiful colors that densely cover this lovely landscape. The middle of October is generally considered peak season for the leaves, and with around 100 species of native trees, you won’t ever find yourself disappointed with these views.

3. Fall Festival at Ober Mountain

plate of german food and beerThis yearly event is a popular festival that gets visitors excited before the winter season gets in full swing at this ski resort. ​The Fall Festival at Ober​ is a month-long event that celebrates time-honored German traditions. Guests can expect to find a dazzling array of German food and beer, along with live music and dances that’ll give you an enormous amount of good times!

4. Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

Any season is a good time to check out the crafts here, but the ​Fall Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair​ is especially great for all the themed items on display. Add to that the live country and bluegrass music performed several times daily over the entire course of the event, and you have all the more reason to attend. The crafters here come from all corners of the country, so shop on!

5. Wears Valley Fall Fest

pumpkins sitting on hayFall is a wonderful time for events in Pigeon Forge, and the ​Wears Valley Fall Fest​ is nice, because it’s not too far from our hotel! This is a weekend festival in October located down the scenic Wears Valley Road, and there’s plenty for your family to see. All of you will enjoy all the delicious Southern food, pumpkins, crafts, and entertainment in an atmosphere that only adds to the joy of your trip!

These events in Pigeon Forge and the nearby areas make for a marvelous time in an already wonderful, stunning destination in the fall. Go ahead and make our hotel your comfortable resting place by ​booking your room​, and you’ll experience more great things on your fall vacation!