Here are some activities and events happening this fall in the Smoky Mountains.
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Experience the Smoky Mountain’s Fall Festivities
The Tennessee Smoky Mountain region is a year-round destination for travelers of all ages and interests. From taking in the changing fall scenery to partaking in the fall events at some of your favorite area attractions, there’s so much to see and do this season. Here are some activities and events happening this fall in the Smoky Mountains.
Things to Do this Fall in the Tennessee Smokies
Here are some of our favorite fall activities and events in the Smoky Mountains.
Take in the Fall Colors
The towns within the Tennessee Smokies region are all year-round destinations. During fall, one of the biggest draws to the area are the beautiful fall colors. The trees within the Smoky Mountains transition from verdant greens to hues of red, orange and yellow.
Click here to read more about the Smoky Mountains fall colors.
Visit a Mountain Town
Experience first-hand Southern hospitality and mountain charm when you visit Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Each of these mountain towns offer different experiences, along with attractions and activities that all ages and interests can enjoy.
Click here to read about things to do this fall in Gatlinburg.
Click here to read about things to do this fall in Pigeon Forge.
Click here to read about things to do this fall in Sevierville.
Attend a Fall Festival
From September through November, fall festivals will pop up all around the Smoky Mountain region. From Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, these festivals can involve your favorite fall activities, including pumpkin picking, trick-or-treating, sipping cider and more. The Smoky Mountain region is known for its local craftsmen. Browse their goods at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair of the Dollywood Harvest Festival.
Pick Your Own Pumpkin
When you visit Pigeon Forge, Sevierville or Gatlinburg, be sure to visit one of the local farmers markets. Throughout the year, you can browse and pick your own locally grown fruits and vegetables to take home or back to your cabin. During fall, pick out a pumpkin for carving to baking into a delicious pumpkin pie.
Explore the Great Outdoors
The Smoky Mountains area is known for boasting several scenic locales that are great for outdoor exploration. From ziplining through the treetops to rock climbing to a breathtaking peak, there are a number of outdoor experiences to have no matter where you are.
Click here to read about the top 15 adventures in the Tennessee Smokies.
Sample Fall Beers
The Smokies have established quite the craft beer scene. Visit these local breweries, many of them pet friendly and family friendly, to get a taste of local beer. This time of year, the breweries are releasing seasonal beers for fall. Try pumpkin-flavored beers, cozy stouts and even brews with a spooky name.
Click here to read about the breweries within the Smoky Mountains.