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September 17, 2020

Want to come take in the beautiful fall colors that bring millions of people to the Smokies every year? We know you do! But, there are plenty of fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains in the fall you won’t want to miss out on! From visiting Dollywood to seeing classic cars at the Fall Rod Run, you’ll love all of these activities! Check out these top 4 things to do in the Smoky Mountains in the fall:

1. Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

pretzel and cheeseA pretty popular thing to do in the fall in the Smokies is Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg. It typically runs all through the fall, so you can enjoy it whenever you’re in town. This event features Bavarian-style food, drink, and music. You’ll be able to drink all different kinds of beer and try all different kinds of food. There are musical talents you won’t want to miss out on. Plus, you can check out all the amazing activities Ober Gatlinburg usually offers! Walk through the Wildlife Encounter, climb the rock wall, or play in the arcade. Don’t forget to take a ride on the Aerial Tramway from Ober all the way to downtown Gatlinburg.

2. Dollywood Harvest Festival

Another fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains in the fall is the Dollywood Harvest Festival. This also runs all fall. Access to this event is included with general admission to the theme park. There are all kinds of amazing decorations lining the park, from pumpkins to scarecrows. At night, everything lights up just like at Halloween! There are bats, cats, jack-o-lanterns, and more. Plus, you can enjoy seasonal treats at several snack shops and restaurants. Even the merch at the shops is centered around Harvest Fest! You’ll love being in Dollywood during the Harvest Festival, but you’ll also love everything Dollywood offers. Try out the Wild Eagle roller coaster or take a ride on the Scrambler in the Country Fair. There’s something for everyone of all ages at Dollywood!

3. Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair

handmade potteryIf you love Appalachian culture and history, you definitely need to go to the Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair if you’re looking for things to do in the Smoky Mountains in the fall. Craftsmen and artists come not only from the Smokies but all over the country to show off their skills. You will be able to walk around and browse through the amazing items for sale, and there are demonstrations from the artists throughout the day. This is a great place to go and pick out a gift for a loved one!

4. Fall Rod Run

One of the most popular fall activities in the Smokies is the Fall Rod Run. This event takes place at The LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. People bring their classic cars from all over the country to enter them in contests and win awards. Many people also just enjoy to come and look at classic cars. Car enthusiasts will love gathering at this event!

Now you know about some of the fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains in the fall! Want to know what else you and your family can do when you stay with us? Look through our Adventure Power Pass to see what kinds of tickets you’ll get when you book one of our cabins!