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You haven't eaten Southern cooking until you have eaten in the Smokies. We have the best home cookin' in the South! With any type of restaurant you could imagine in all price ranges, you won't go hungry on your vacation here. (more)
The Smoky Mountains offers more diversity in accommodations than you will find in most other vacation destinations -- log cabins, chalets, luxurious bed and breakfast inns, villas, condos, mom and pop motels, full service hotels, and great resorts are yours to choose from. (more)
Smoky Mountain Events

September 20, 27
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway
www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com

September 11-14
Fall Pigeon Forge Rod Run
RodRun-PigeonForge.com

September 12-13
EmPower Conference
Sevierville Convention Center
Open to the public
PinkStyle Savings to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness at Tanger Five Oaks Factory
Outlet Center
www.tangeroutlet.com/Sevierville

September 12 to 30
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
A countywide celebration of harvest season features festivals, special events and autumn-themed displays.
September 18-20
Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
Enjoy three days of music from the nation’s best Bluegrass musicians
www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com

September 19
Bobby Bare, John Anderson and Darryl Worley in Concert
Country Tonite Theatre
firstclassconcerts.com

September 20
Mountain Life Festival
It’s molasses and lye making time in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Fall will be in the air and mornings will be chilly as old time demonstrations take place.

September 20-30
Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel Celebration
Dollywood

September 20
Wingfest & Corn Hole Tournament
Sevier County Fairgounds

September 21-27
National Quartet Convention
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
nqconline.com

September 22-27
National Quartet Convention Afternoon Regional Showcases
Music Road Hotel Convention Center
Admission Charged
natqc.com

September 24
Dixie Stampede Children’s Annual Whoadeo
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
www.dixiestampede.com

September 27
11th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day
Old Mill Square
www.oldmillsquare.com

September 27 & 28
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
The 15th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For information, call 865-661-3474, visit www.rockytopoutfitter.com, or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com. ($)

September 27 to 30
Oktoberfest
This Ober Gatlinburg festival features Bavarian-style food, beverages, music and live entertainment through early November, with daily shows and multiple shows each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (865) 436-5423 for more information.

September 27-30
29th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair
Patriot Park
pigeonforgerotary.org

September 28-30
Mountain Fest
Inn at Christmas Place

September 30
Dixie Stampede Senior Day
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
www.dixiestampede.com

October 1
Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel Celebration
Dollywood

October 1-5
Mountain Fest
Inn at Christmas Place

October 1-25
29th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair
Patriot Park
pigeonforgerotary.org

October 1-31
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a Smoky Mountain Harvest. Leaf looking, special events, shows, shopping and attractions make this a great time of year to visit Sevierville.
www.VisitSevierville.com

October 1-31
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
A countywide celebration of harvest season featuring special events, festivals, craft shows, autumn-themed displays and more.

October 1 to 31
Oktoberfest
This Ober Gatlinburg festival features Bavarian-style food, beverages, music and live entertainment through early November, with daily shows and multiple shows each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (865) 436-5423 for more information.

October
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo parking lot at 705 East Parkway through mid-October.
www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com

October 3-31
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival
Dollywood

October 3-5
USSSA Baseball & Softball
Sevierville City Park

October 4-5
Robert Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming
www.smokymountainhomecoming.com

October 4-5
Circle Yer Wagens 40 Volkswagen Show
Sevier County Fairgrounds
www.avwa.com/events.html

October 4-6, 11-12, 18-20, 25-27, Nov 1-2
Ripley’s Fright Nights
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure celebrates its 15th annual Fright Nights with a special “Experiment in Terror” show each weekend in October, with no extra charge every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening plus Halloween night. Call 430-9991 for more information.

October 9-13
Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale
Pigeon River Crossings

October 9-26
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Art, crafts and music lovers will find over 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Enjoy live country & bluegrass entertainment at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
www.craftsmenfair.com

October 17-18
Don Williams in Concert
Country Tonite Theatre
firstclassconcerts.com

October 18-19
Smoky Mountain Rubberstamp & Scrapbook Show
Sevierville Convention Center
Open to the public. (260) 557-4808
www.toomuchfunrubberstamps.com

October 20-23
Celebrators
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
celebrators.org

October 28
16th Annual Taste of Autumn
Sample signature dishes from the area’s finest restaurants and other vendors. Enjoy live entertainment with a cash bar. Proceeds benefit United Way of Sevier County. Doors of the Gatlinburg Convention Center open at 5 p.m.
(800) 568-4748 ($)

October 30
Halloween Trick or Treat, 6:00 P.M.
Pigeon Forge Community Center
For more information call 865-429-7373

October 31
Trick Or Treat Kickoff Carnival
Local businesses offer contests, costumed characters, inflatables and candy on Halloween at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Sevier County.

  best guide smoky mountainsBest Guide to Smoky Mountain travel, accommodations, and fun

Discover beautiful waterfalls and exciting theme parks, enjoy an afternoon of golf, or go rafting down a cool mountain river.

Whatever your interests, age, or reason for visiting, About the Smokies is your primary source for Smoky Mountain accommodations, meeting sites, and area attractions.

You’ll delight in a region blessed with a remarkable spectrum of attractions — from our scenic natural beauty and amazing outdoor activities to vibrant history, parades, and festivals.

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Come to the Smokies and enjoy all of this, as well as our excellent restaurants — featuring every cuisine imaginable — and abundant Smoky Mountain lodging hotels, cabins, chalets, condos, villas, resorts, and bed and breakfast inns.

A vacation destination like the Smoky Mountains is rewarding because of the many things to do and the wonderful places to stay. The region offers everything you need for a family vacation, honeymoon, romantic getaway, church retreat, family reunion, military reunion, or corporate Smoky Mountain meeting place.


Gatlinburg is just outside an entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is a popular destination for meetings, church retreats, and family reunions. Gatlinburg is known for its arts and crafts festivals, Aquarium of the Smokies, unique shops and shopping villages, and its beautiful backdrop - the Smoky Mountains.

Pigeon Forge is a popular family vacation destination. It is the home of Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, and Dolly's Splash Country.

Townsend is a very quiet, peaceful town situated just outside Cades Cove. Townsend is a favorite place for church retreats and family reunions.

Sevierville is known for its great festivals on the courthouse lawn. Sevierville is the hometown of Dolly Parton.


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