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Fall Colors in the Smokies

October - Early November

The best time to see Smoky Mountain fall foliage is anywhere from mid-October to early November in the mid- and lower elevations. The landscape here is populated with sugar maples, hickories, sweetgum, scarlet oaks, red maples and nearly 100 other species of native trees.  We even have a nice view from the areas only private men's guest house.

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Dollywood Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights

All Month Long

Dollywood's Harvest Festival consists of thousands of craved illuminated jack-o-lanterns immersing families in fall fun. The Great Pumpkin LumiNights features artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and delightful, family-friendly fun.  Great Pumpkin LumiNights also features new pumpkin-themed food options, entertainment and interactive opportunities for park guests to experience an exciting nightly finale during the best fall festival in the Smokies.


Tennessee Pottery Festival

October 10, 2020

10:00AM - 4:00PM

Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center

Townsend, TN

Featuring a selection of the nation's finest potters, this festival offers the opportunity to view and purchase different styles of pottery and other goods made from clay.

Admission: $5.00


Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

All Month Long

Enjoy this fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music as the resort commemorated the 209th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.


Chocolate Wine Trail

October 31, 2020

11:00am - 5:00PM

Tickets: shop.rockytopwineries.com

Halloween shouldn’t only mean candy for the kids! Enjoy a glass of wine (your choice of two offerings) paired with hand crafted desserts at each of the following (3) locations: Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery, and Sugarland Cellars Winery. Take home a commemorate Taster Glass and receive your free souvenir wine glass after visiting the three participating locations on the Rocky Top Wine Trail.

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