Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
Fall is one of the best times to visit The Great Smoky Mountains. In an effort to embrace the season and give visitors more time to travel during the fall season, Gatlinburg has expanded Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival from September 6 until November 22, 2019. A longtime favorite tradition, this festival just keeps getting better. Featuring brand new life-size 3 dimensional Scarecrow decorations, craft fairs, and some of the best live music you’ll ever hear, this is one celebration you’ll remember for years to come. To help you plan your getaway, here are a few of Gatlinburg’s Harvest Fest events you don’t want to miss.
What better way to celebrate fall than by visiting Ober Gatlinburg for their annual OktOBERfest? Tracing its roots back to the 1800’s, this festival features authentic Bavarian-Style food, drink and music. Enjoy traditional favorites like bratwurst and schnitzel while watching a live performance by an Oompah Band in authentic costume. This family-friendly festival also includes plenty of fun for the kids, with everything from inflatables to face painters. From September 27th through November 3, be sure to make Ober Gatlinburg a must stop on your Smoky Mountain To-Do List!
Do you love unique and one of a kind experiences? If so, you’re in luck. Celebrating 44 years, the annual Fall Craftsmen’s Fair will once again be held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Conveniently located downtown, make sure to stop by October 10 – 27 and shop at over 180 booths set up by local artists where you’ll find leather works, pottery, candles, and many more items you can’t find anywhere else. For the kiddos, there’s The Kid’s Corner, where they can make their own crafts to take home! This is a must see for anyone visiting this fall!
Enter… If you dare! Ripley’s Haunted Adventures, located on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, is offering up their annual Fright Nights once again this year. This marks the 21st anniversary of the ghoulish event. Hosted every weekend from 6pm to close in October, with live actors hiding around every turn (and closet!), this is sure to be one of the scariest, but best Halloween memories you’ll have for years to come!
Visiting Gatlinburg on a Friday or Saturday evening this fall? Be on the lookout for Tunes & Tales street performers! This event runs for almost two months and features live music, storytellers, and cloggers in costume from the 1800s. This free event is one you won’t experience anywhere else!