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What is the weather like in the Greater Pigeon Forge area?

The weather in East Tennessee is unique. We have mild winters and summers. During the summer, be on the lookout for the afternoon thunderstorms. Summers are warm and reach 90° F or higher. The summer temperatures will stay with us until September when fall begins. Once the cooler weather comes to the area, the leaves will begin to change to their beautiful colors. The timeframe for this change depends on rainfall and temperatures throughout the year. The amount of rain received will increase in the fall, as well as the number of cool nights. The winter season can begin in November with some snow fall possible. Snow is possible from November to March, but accumulations are not always possible. As of March, spring will begin and we will see beautiful colors of green coming back to the mountains, as well as gorgeous wildflowers and other flora and fauna. Spring showers are likely.

Month January February March April May June July August September October November December
Average High 46° F 51° F 61° F 69° F 77° F 84° F 87° F 86° F 81° F 71° F 59° F 50° F
Average Low 25° F 27° F 34° F 43°F 53° F 61° F 65° F 64° F 57° F 43° F 35° F 27° F

For up to date weather information, visit the National Weather Channel website by clicking here.

When do the leaves change colors?

Each year, the Smoky Mountains transform into a gorgous display of fall foliage. This event occurs in early to mid-October. As for the exact dates of peak season, it depends on Mother Nature. Weather patterns from the year and elevation can determine when the leaves change. For more information, please visit http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/fallcolor.htm to see the updates beginning each September.

When are the car shows?

Feel free to check our events calendar to see an up to date listing of events, including car shows by clicking here.

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When is the best time to visit the Greater Pigeon Forge area and the Great Smoky Mountains?


Anytime! There is always something happening in the Greater Pigeon Forge area. From live theater shows, dining, shopping and attractions to the National Park, there is always something new to see and do!