The weather here the last few days has us dreaming of color changing leaves, cool weather, and pumpkin spice everything!
We were thinking about all the ways you can have fun in the fall in the Smokies and wanted to share a few with you!
Fun in the Fall in September
September 7th through November 25th – Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
Gatlinburg is rolling out all the stops with NEW seasonal decorations. Gatlinburg Harvest Festival will feature over the top fall decorations including new life-size, 3-dimensional Scarecrow people.
“We could not live in a more picturesque area for viewing Fall color,” says Mark Adams, Gatlinburg CVB CEO/President. “We want to capitalize on the seasonal beauty by extending our Harvest Festival to the end of November thus giving visitors more opportunities to experience Autumn in the Smokies.”
September 13th – Taste of Autumn
Gatlinburg’s annual Taste of Autumn will feature amazing music from one of America’s finest and most recognized Beatles tribute bands, Abbey Road Live! The evening’s entertainment will start off with the musical performance of Cannon Creek. Cannon Creek plays a variety of traditional, progressive and contemporary Bluegrass.
“Abbey Road LIVE! is not your typical Beatle look-alike tribute act; don’t expect mop-top haircuts and vintage Rickenbacker guitars. Rather, this show is about bringing to life some of the more mature and complex Beatles material in a raw & spirited fashion, while remaining true to the original recordings.”
September 21st through October 28th – OctOBERfest
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 will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, sing-a-longs, yodels and more! Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.
Fun in the Fall in October
October 4th through the 21st – Gatlinburg Craftmen’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,.
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.
Fun in the Fall in November
November 7th – Chili Cookoff
Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its annual Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, Nov. 7 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown. Festival-goers will enjoy free, live entertainment offered throughout the event.