6 Things To Do This Halloween

Lighted Halloween Pumpkins with Candles Dollywood pigeon forge pumpkins

Halloween is just around the corner and you may be thinking of the perfect family costume and some fun plans to go along with it! While planning the right look, be sure to plan the best place to be. You may be surprised to know that there’s some great things to do for Halloween in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Whether you’re looking for family friendly activities or looking to get a good scare, The Smokies have it all! Here are a list of things to do this Halloween here in the Great Smoky Mountains! Be sure to add any of these to your list this season.


Spooktacular Halloween Event 

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Where: Pigeon Forge Community Center

This an annual Halloween tradition is a must for all families! It’s a non- scary and family friendly event for kids to go trick or treating. Local businesses will be in attendance and decorated for halloween with fun displays. The businesses in attendance will also be handing out candy for all trick or treaters. In addition to all the candy, your family can enjoy a costume contest, hayrides, and even a haunted maze! Be sure to head out to the Pigeon Forge Community Center on Thursday, October 29th, 2020.


Trick or Treating at The Island in Pigeon Forge 

Where: The Island in Pigeon Forge

Trick or treating at Island rides and select Island stores. Trick or treating will be from 4-6 PM on Saturday, October 31st. Participating locations will be marked with a special sticker. There will be a special Halloween fountain show, spooky music around the Island, and a “buy one get one free” special on the Island unlimited rides pass for all those in costume. This special will be available for the entire day.


Outbreak Dread The Undead in Pigeon Forge

Where: Hollywood Wax Museum 

 As part of the force meant to stop a worldwide outbreak, you’ll make your way through the ransacked lab, ruined morgue, and rotting basement to assure the undead are contained. Now, the building is on lockdown and the only way out is through an emergency exit! Along the way, the sights, sounds, smells, and real live scares will keep you on your toes. It’s a thrill-a-second as you avoid being infected by the undead or exposed to the remaining aerosol doses of Alpha Strain. Contain your fear? No way! Also, for an extra tingle to your spine, check out the Tale of the Cellar! Find out what spirits are among the zombies! 


Ripley’s Fright Nights

Where: Ripley’s Haunted Adventure 

Come out for the 22nd annual Fright Nights event all October long. Every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday you can enjoy the frightening good time at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. Additionally, you can pay regular admission price for new themes and ghouls hidden inside the haunted house! Shows start at 6 pm! Fright Nights is an attraction geared towards children 12 and older, and all attendees must be at least 6 years of age to enter the haunted house. Can you handle this haunted adventure?


Rocky Top Mountain Coaster Fright Nights 

Where: Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

Head to Rocky Top Mountain Coaster for their spooky new annual event! Each Friday and Saturday night you can twist and turn through the spookiest mountain coaster in the Smokies. Sitting on over 20 acres of beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery, this coaster features plenty of tunnels, curves, and 360 degree turns. Reaching speeds of up to 30 mph, this attraction is projected to set records as the longest coaster in East Tennessee.



Great Pumpkin LumiNights

Where: Dollywood

Of course, we couldn’t forget about this one! Witness thousands of pumpkins fill the park for Dollywood’s popular event, The Great Pumpkin LumiNights! Meet friendly characters, learn how to carve the perfect pumpkin, and also enjoy glow in the dark face painting from the friendly faces at Dollywood. Family friendly pumpkins and scenes will fill Timber Canyon and Wildwood Grove for the beloved festival. The Great Pumpkin LumiNights will through October 31st! Not only will you find fall inspired treats, but also photo opportunities, and characters. Additionally, you can experience the fall decorations, pumpkins, delicious foods, and of course, the thrilling rides at Dollywood!

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