Best Ways to Celebrate Halloween in the Smoky Mountains


If you’re planning a trip to the Smoky Mountains this Halloween, you DON’T want to leave your costume at home!  There are so many festivals and trick-or-treating events you may have a hard time trying to squeeze them all into one day!  Here are a few of our top picks for the best way to spend Halloween.

Halloween Spooktacular Event and Safety Day

If you’re looking for a local Halloween tradition, look no further than the Halloween Spooktacular Event and Safety Day in Pigeon Forge.  Join in the fun on Thursday, October 27th at the Pigeon Forge Community Center. Hosted by local businesses, this non-scary event includes such traditions as trick-or-treating and a haunted house and even more fun with fire and police vehicles on display, K-9 demonstrations, and interactive vendors.   This family-friendly event is totally free for everyone in your family to enjoy!



Halloween at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Looking for a family-friendly, one of a kind way to spend Halloween?  Then The Island in Pigeon Forge’s Trick or Treat Event is the place for you.  Enjoy live musical performances, festive decorations, and don’t forget to wear your costume!  Any guest in costume will receive half off an Island 48-hour Unlimited Ride Pass. With traditional trick-or-treating throughout The Island from 5 – 8 pm, you’ll find plenty of treats at The Island.



Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival

Gatlinburg’s annual Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival is the perfect family friendly festival to celebrate Halloween.  From 1pm – 5pm, Halloween Day, Ripley’s Auarium of the Smokies is the place to be! You can expect games, costumed characters, and (of course!) candy.  You can also expect a pumpking contest and demonstrations and safety tips from the Gatlinburg Police and Fire Departments. Goblins of all ages will enjoy this destination!


Come as our guest.  Leave as our family.