Dollywood’s Fall and Halloween celebration should not be missed!
Dollywood Fall Fun Events! Everyone is invited to “get their fall on ya’ll” at Dollywood’s annual Harvest Festival. Dollywood’s Harvest Festival, presented by Humana and scheduled Sept. 27-Nov. 2, is a wonderland of fall delights. A special treat this year, the largest addition ever to join Dollywood’s Fall Festival, is Wildwood Grove. This whimsical venue features sparkling creeks, a charming village and many new rides all nestled under the massive limbs of the great Wildwood Tree. It is also the site of The Great Pumpkin LumiNights which bathes Wildwood Grove in the eerie glow of thousands of carved and lighted jack-o-lanterns.
Get your own glow on with unique face painting by Karman artists before taking a selfie with Harvey the Pumpkin, Patches the Scarecrow and all their friends, from 4-9 p.m. each night near the great Pumpkin in Wilderness Pass.
Inspirational music throughout the park, exciting new rides, creative seasonal food like Pumpkin Funnel Cakes, Caramel Apple Sundaes and Candy Corn Cotton Candy, and an exciting nightly finale made it a slam dunk for The Great Pumpkin LumiNights to be named Best Theme Park Halloween Event in USA Today’s 2019 Reader’s Choice Travel Awards.
Dollywood is also just minutes away from one of America’s most beloved natural wonders, The Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This amazing venue, combined with Dollywood’s 40 world-class rides, professional entertainment and the best in Southern hospitality makes it a perfect fall family vacation destination.
This music filled festival features free concerts throughout the park which are included with Dollywood admission.
Southern Gospel Jubilee Praise 96.3 FM invites guests to visit their stage at the Back Porch Theater and enjoy gospel music harmonies.
Southern Gospel Jubilee will be appearing on stage at The Valley Theater and Showstreet Place Theater.
Dollywood has it going on!
Helpful Tips for enjoying Dollywood:
Masks may not be worn.
Guests may not dress as Dolly Parton or Santa
Wigs, hats or other accessories may be worn as long as they do not cover the face
Portions of costumes may need to be removed when boarding attractions based on the loose article requirements
Costume accessories may not look like a weapon of any kind and no accessory can be sharp or have component that could cause injury
Costumes may not drag the ground or cause a trip hazard.
Delays on the pathway at great Pumpkin LumniNights can exceed 25 minutes; beginning at 7 pm. nightly. All traffic must enter The Great Pumpkin LumniNights through Craftsman’s Valley to help minimize the wait.
Great Pumpkin LumiNights peak volume is between 7:30-8:30 each evening
We recommend visiting Great Pumpkin LumiNights Sunday through Thursday for an optimum viewing experience.
Dollywood is located 35 miles southeast of Knoxville, Tennessee at 2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd. in Pigeon Forge at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Additional features include Dollywood’s Dreammore Resort and Spa. For additional accommodations, restaurants, special events, and more check out HeySmokies.com.