Celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg TN!

Trick or Treat in Gatlinburg TN at the Halloween Carnival

Gobblins and Ghosts Welcome!

I doubt many people think “Trick or Treat” while on vacation, but this is one event in Gatlinburg worth planning a trip around.  We celebrate BIG!

The City of Gatlinburg will be hosting a Kickoff Carnival at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza beginning at noon on October 31.  The carnival will feature costume contests, candy, all day inflatable fun for $1 in a bounce house, dancing to Thriller and other Halloween tunes, and even more candy.   Your kids will get to see some of our area’s favorite characters too including Sharky, Zeno the Bear, Diamond and Slugger, and Bubba Gump’s Shrimp Louie.  It will be a whole load of fun for the entire family!

The carnival ends at 3 p.m., just in time to grab a bite at one of several local restaurants up and down Parkway so that your little creatures can fuel up for Trick or Treat!  Businesses along the strip will be handing out goodies and treats beginning around 5:30-6 p.m.   It’s so much fun that you’ll want to come back year after year to see the leaves turn AND watch your kids gather their loot.  Don’t forget your camera!

Dollywood Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration

Dollywood Theme Park Attraction in Pigeon Forge TN

Now through October 30

It’s harvest time in the Smokies! Now through October 30, you can experience the celebration at Dollywood with over 300 Southern Gospel concerts and talented craftspeople demonstrating their skills.  New this year are banjo making, chainsaw carving, canjos, and Old World St. Nicks among others.

Dollywood offers 4 full weeks of free gospel music throughout the park that will lift you up and renew your spirit! A new stage has been added at the Back Porch Theater to increase the number of daily performances. This schedule includes performance dates for artists including Guy Penrod, The Kingdom Heirs, The Nelsons, and many, many more!

In addition to traditional fall decorations and beautiful music, you’ll also get a little taste of autumn when dining at various Dollywood restaurants. You simply can’t leave the park without trying the Fried Green Tomatoes!

Purchase your Dollywood Theme Park tickets right at our front desk. You’ll get 2 full days for the price of 1 that can be used any time within a 7-day period. Hope to see you soon!

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