Fall Things to Do

October is the month for leaf peepers and we’ve got some of the best fall festivals to go along with the brilliant and beautiful colors of autumn. Book your stay so you don’t miss out on all the ways to enjoy fall in the Smoky Mountains. In addition to auto tours of the famous Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and Cades Cove Loop, hiking National Park trails and enjoying the fall decorations throughout the county, fall festivals bring you crafts, outdoor activities and the best tastes of the season!

Here are our best fall festival recommendations:

Rotary Club Craft Festival at Patriot Park

Much Anticipated Rotary Club Fall Craft Fair

October 1-3
Robert Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming
This event is a local favorite! Our hometown artist welcomes visitors and locals alike to his farm and gallery located on Hwy 66 / Winfield Dunn Parkway. Browse the art gallery, shop with local craftsmen and vendors, play old fashioned games, pick-n-paint a pumpkin, and grab a bite of some of your favorite southern foods. There will be live entertainment throughout the day and a worship service at 9:15 a.m. on Sunday morning. Parking and admission are free!

October 1-30
Rotary Club Craft Festival
In it’s 47th year! This annual craft fair is held at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge and visited by thousands of people throughout the month. Vendors come from all across the country to share their talents and offer their wares. You’ll find everything fall-themed you can imagine for home, personal use and gift giving. Your donation for admission supports the Rotary club’s mission of service over self to the benefit of many local recipients. Open every day 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

October 15-17
Wear’s Valley October Fest
From 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Friday & Saturday, and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, head out to beautiful Wear’s Valley for crafts, live entertainment, and great food!

The festival will feature both traditional and contemporary crafts offering seasonal bounties of nature in and on apparel, gift items and home decor. While listening to the sounds of southern gospel and folk music, indulge in popular festival foods from a variety of food vendors. The kids will have plenty to do too with hands-on crafts and kid-friendly activities.
We would be remiss not to mention the Dollywood Harvest Festival as it is a must-attend event every season.

September 24-October 30
Dollywood Harvest Festival
You’ll find your favorite staples – craftsmen, a great selection of fall foods, and their over-the-top fall decor throughout the park – along with something new every year! Attend the many indoor and outdoor concerts offered during the day and then explore Great Pumpkin LumiNights after dusk. All rides will be open too.

Don’t delay in booking your cabin with us, each offering a wood burning fireplace and a relaxing deck with hot tub for enjoying your best fall vacation in the Smokies yet!