Top 5 November Events in the Tennessee Smokies

Top 5 November Events in the Tennessee Smokies

Gatlinburg November events, Pigeon Forge November events, Sevierville November events

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Mark Your Calendar for these November Events in the Tennessee Smokies

The month of November is full of fun and exciting events all across the Tennessee Smokies, from Sevierville to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Whether you’re searching for family-friendly events, food and drink events, live music or free festivals, you’ll have plenty of options to choose. Be sure to pick up the Tennessee Smokies Visitors Guide for even more events throughout the year.

Top 5 November Events in the Tennessee Smokies

Here are our top five events happening in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville during November.

Nov. 6: Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff

Indulge in mouthwatering chili at the 30th annual Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff. Presented by Bush’s Chili Beans, local restaurants will compete to see who will win People’s Choice for best chili in Gatlinburg. The event in downtown Gatlinburg will also feature live music.

Beginning Nov. 9: Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

From Nov. 9 through Jan. 4, 2020, Dollywood hosts its Smoky Mountain Christmas, presented by Humana. This family-friendly holiday celebration invites guests from all over to spend their Christmas season at Dollywood. Dollywood will feature an array of traditional Christmas activities and events, including millions of lights around the park, award-winning shows and the 50-foot-tall Christmas tree.

Click here to read more about Smoky Mountain Christmas.

Beginning Nov. 22: Smoky Mountain Winterfest

The Tennessee Smokies region lights up with over five million holiday lights during Smoky Mountain Winterfest. Pigeon Forge, in particular, creates a winter wonderland from November until February with dazzling light displays, holiday shows and more. Area attractions also get into the holiday spirit, making the region a must-visit during the holiday season.

Nov. 23: Tree Lighting at The Island

The Island in Pigeon Forge kicks off the holiday season with its Tree Lighting Ceremony. Special guests Paula Deen and her family will light the 40-foot-tall Christmas tree at The Island. There will also be live music from The Young Fables, Greyscale and The Free Daps.

Nov. 26: Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show

Browse an array of handcrafted goods just ahead of the holiday season during the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show. This week-long arts and crafts show, at the Gatlinburg Convention Center will feature unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.