During the fall season, Dollywood hosts one of the area’s largest fall events, the Harvest Festival.
Updated by Chris Murphy. Image from Dollywood Parks & Resorts
Celebrate Fall at Dollywood
Pigeon Forge is bursting will fun activities to celebrate fall. Whether you’re in the area to watch the leaves change or attend a local fall festivals, there’s plenty for the whole family to see and do.
Dollywood, Pigeon Forge’s award-winning theme park, offers year-round family fun. During the fall season, Dollywood hosts one of the area’s largest fall events, the Harvest Festival.
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About the Harvest Festival
The Harvest Festival, presented by Humana, at Dollywood, is an opportunity for endless fall fun. Not only will you have great views of the changing treetops within the Great Smoky Mountains, but the park will also have plenty of events and even specialty dining options within the park. The Harvest Festival has been voted “Best Theme Park Halloween Event” by USA Today’s 2019 Readers’ Choice Travel Awards.
Harvest Festival Events
From Sept. 22 – Nov. 4, 2023, enjoy these events during the Dollywood Harvest Festival.
Great Pumpkin LumiNights
One of the highlights of the Harvest Festival is Great Pumpkin LumiNights. Find thousands of carved and illuminated jack-o-lanterns within the park. This year’s light show offers even more glow than ever before, including artistic sculptures and magical fall scenes.
“Award-winning Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health returns to light up the night with thousands of creatively carved pumpkins and larger-than-life pumpkin icons. Discover Hoot Owl Hollow, an enchanting hideaway for a gigantic, glowing owl and its dozens of hooting friends roosting in the trees, atop buildings and across the hillside. Explore a world of not-so-spooky nighttime fun when you stroll through a forest of shimmering sunflowers, see a family of glowing frogs, and be enchanted by our towering Pumpkin Tree.”©Dollywood.com
Harvest Festival Crafters
The Tennessee Smokies region is known for its local artisans who create one-of-a-kind works. The Harvest festival will host these talented craftspeople, as well as others from other parts of the country, during the Harvest Festival Crafters.
Throughout the park, find these skilled craftspeople, along with Dollywood’s own staff, at booths showcasing jewelry, paintings, woodworking and more.
Harvest Festival Food Options
During the Harvest Festival, Dollywood will offer visitors exclusive dining options throughout the park. Try dishes and desserts, including a Sweet Potato Casserole, Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake, Skillet Potatoes and even a buffet of harvest dishes.
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More Information about the Harvest Festival
For more information about the Harvest Festival at Dollywood, visit Dollywood.com
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