Sevierville’s Harvest Festival Celebration
Fall is such a wonderful time to visit the Smoky Mountains. Between the crisp air and changing color of the leaves, it may just be THE best time to visit! The Smoky Mountains Harvest Festival is a celebration of the season by the towns of Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, and Gatlinburg. Kicking off on September 23rd, this six week festival features many different activities and events taking place throughout the area. Here are a few local traditions you don’t want to miss!
There’s no need to be “Kornfused” about what to do when you visit the Smokies this fall. Just stop by Kyker Farms! Who doesn’t enjoy the nostalgia of a corn maze or a pumpkin patch? At Kyker Farms you will find just that and so much more! From September 28-October 27 every Thursday through Sunday, you won’t want to miss all the fun this local hidden gem has to offer, including 5 Corn Mazes, a Kritter and Educational Barn, and Hayrides. Think of all the memories you’ll take back home with you! And for the thrill seekers in your group, Kyker Farms offers their haunted trails as well as a zombie themed paintball adventure called Zombie Blasters.
Historic Sevierville comes alive each Saturday in October from 5pm until 9pm and no two weekends are the same! Storytellers and historic haunted walking tours set the backdrop for some eerie encounters. You may need to leave a light on at night. Don’t worry if scary isn’t for you! There’s also crafts, lawn games, paint your own pumpkins, and even a Thriller Flash Mob among the family friendly activities! Just minutes away from Willow Brook Lodge, you’ll definitely want to make time for Sevierville’s History & Haunts!
You just can’t celebrate fall without music! The 20th Annual Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival is 3 full days of bluegrass, country, and gospel music with live performances from regional and national artists. And don’t forget your instrument! This festival is known as a destination for pickers and players who enjoy jamming with other musicians. With a covered performance area, the festival will go on rain or shine, September 19 – 21. With free parking and vendors on site, this is one festival music lovers don’t want to miss.