Smoky Mountain Halloween Fun Events

Smoky Mountain Halloween Fun Events await those who dare enter these mountains during the month of October. Ghost stories about these mountains are legend but you don’t have to search the history books to discover fun here this Halloween with all of these great events happening!

Things are getting spooky at Dollywood this Halloween. Photo credit – Tricia Ford

Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights This all new event for Halloween is a spook-tacular time for the entire family! Explore a Halloween path lined with thousands of carved and illuminated Jack-o-lanterns. LumoNights is the largest addition to the ever popular Dollywood’s fall festival. Come on down to Dolly’s and discover whimsical scenes of delight with Halloween inspired art sculptures and explore a friendly path thru Timber Canyon. Enjoy some great pumpkin flavored food and say hello to Harvey the Pumpkin and Vine Vinny. Cool weather treats like sliced candy apples, candy corn, cotton candy, and warm Coca-Cola apple cider will satisfy fall appetites. A master craftsmen will offer insider tips on carving the perfect pumpkin, and youngsters will enjoy getting a little spooky with glow in the dark face painting. The fun never stops at Dollywood!

Steel yourselves for the haunted adventure of a lifetime at Ripley’s! Photo credit – Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Ripley’s Fright Night – It is no secret that Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is one of the scariest destinations in the Smokies year round. Each October, Friday thru Sunday evening, the fear factor gets an adrenaline shot! The 10,000 square foot facility is packed with ghosties and beasties, and things that go bump in the night. Due to the intense nature of the experience children must be at least 6 years old and those under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. There are no additional fees to experience the fright night fun except perhaps your screams!

The Halloween Carnival at The Island will be a scream of a good time!

The Island Halloween Carnival – Step right up! One day and one day only, Saturday, October 28, 2017 5 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. Be amazed by contortionists, stilt walkers, high- flying acrobats and much more at this action-packed outdoor carnival! Tap your toes along with roaming dance performers as they transform their traveling act into a creepy haunted caravan. Stop by the Selfie Studio and take free pics of your family and friends. Arriving early in costume will earn you 1/2 off unlimited ride passes for the enire day! You may be a winner in the costume contest which begins at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all ages with no pre-registration required. The festivities wrap up with a killer dance party hosted by the ringmasters and will include games and giveaways! Parking is free. If you want to avoid the traffic, a free trolley ride from Patriot Park is a great option. Overflow parking can be found at Belz factory Mall behind the Island.

If you just want to sit back and pass out candy to trick or treaters enjoy the re-release of our HeySmokies Halloween Matinee video in the safety of your own home. This video is rated “W” for Whaaaaaaaaat?


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