Smoky Mountain Events
When: October 4, 2018 thru October 21, 2018
Contact: (865) 436-1200
The celebration of fall also encompasses one of the southeast's most popular events - the Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair. From October 4 through 21, the Gatlinburg Convention Center blossoms into a multi-level mecca of the top craft people from all across the United States.
A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but also demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show, which is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Tentative hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Music shows are scheduled at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. daily, 12 and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Entertainment is included in the admission cost. Group rates are available.
When: October 27, 2018
Historic downtown Sevierville will take on an eerie aura on Saturday October 27, 2018 with the first ever History & Haunts event featuring the Jack-O'-Lantern Jubilee. During the event guests can enjoy guided historic ghost tours, a carved jack-o'-lantern contest, and a family-friendly Halloween dance party. The guided, historic ghost tours will be led by Sevier County Historian Carroll McMahan and intertwine legendary stories of past fires, floods, and misfortunes with memorable historical aspects that transcend two centuries in Sevierville. History & Haunts activities are from 5pm until 9pm with ghost tours beginning at 6pm and 7:30pm around the gazebo on Bruce Street.
When: September 21, 2018 thru October 28, 2018
Contact: (865) 436-5423
Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don't have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun.
OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking from September 21 through October 28, 2018 as the resort commemorates the 207th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.
The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during Oktoberfest. Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.
When: October 31, 2018
A fantastic family Halloween day event from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Fun for visiting guests and local residents - contests, costumed characters, candy and a pumpkin contest plus trick or treat safety from the Gatlinburg Police Department and fire safety from the Gatlinburg Fire Department.
When: October 1, 2018 thru October 31, 2018
Ripley's Haunted Adventure will hold its 20th Annual Fright Nights show.
Visitors can enjoy a screaming good time at these shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights in October as well as October 1-31.
For the regular cost of admission, visitors can experience this multi-million dollar, year-round haunted house with a new theme and new ghouls stalking its dark corridors. Shows start at 6pm with a character parade to kick off the night. Children must be at least 6 years of age to enter, however, during our Fright Nights shows the house is geared more toward ages 12 and up!
When: September 7, 2018 thru November 25, 2018
To fully embrace the fall season, the City of Gatlinburg is expanding Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival to 12 weeks beginning Friday, September 7 through Sunday, November 25, 2018. The extension of Harvest Festival offers visitors more time to plan a trip to the Smokies during the peak of the fall season.
Fall events will continue as in year's past including the traditional Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, November 7. The Winter Fest lights will be turned on that night, but there will not be an "official" kickoff ceremony. The popular Trolley Ride of Lights will begin as scheduled on November 8 and run nightly through December 31, then continue only on weekends through the end of January.