Smoky Mountain Fall Festivals 2018

Autumn Landscape in Great Smoky Mountains

Not only are we dreaming of fall and crisp air, but also the annual fall festivals! The Great Smoky Mountains are full of excitement and community friendly festivals that are perfect for all visitors to enjoy. Each festival is full of apples, pumpkins, and locally mades crafts, what more could you want? We’ve put a list together of all the best fall festivals for you to check out this season.

The Old Mill 15th Annual Heritage Day- September 22nd, 2018

The 15th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day is a tradition unlike any other. A day full of music, food, fun, and games await you on this day of celebration. Welcome the fall season at this festival with crafts, demonstrations, storytelling, and traditions of mountain pioneers! Admission is free and you can come enjoy all activities from 10 am – 6 pm.

Watch crafters make lye soap, apple butter, and more cast iron cooking as they live like actual pioneers! In addition, explore all activities such as: pumpkin painting, moonshine making, a farmer’s market, and old fashioned games.

Listen to bluegrass bands and watch talented cloggers while the kids enjoy the petting zoo and crafts!

Location: 175 Old Mill Avenue at Traffic Light # 7 Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37868


1st Annual Foothills Farm Fall Festival- October 6th, 2018

Fall in the Smokies is beautiful, and what better way to celebrate than at the 1st annual Foothills from Fall Festival! Enjoy live music, food trucks, craft beer, local crafters and artisans, and Hay Days sponsored by area businesses.

Hay Days is an opportunity for area businesses to be represented at the Fall Festival by creating a unique design with hay bales to bring attention to their business. Signage will be provided with each entry, so all visitors can the businesses in attendance!

The festival will be held on October 6th, from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm (dusk).

Location: 120 Gamecock Way Cosby, TN 37722


Robert A. Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming- October 5th, 6th, and 7th, 2018

With October on our heels we’re excited to get ready for the annual Robert A. Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming! Come out to the artist’s home where the fields will be covered in local crafters and artists. Discover basket making, wood- turning, grist milling, lye soap making, and antiques.

Also, be sure to look into the artist’s own gallery to take a piece home with you! Enjoy free admission and parking on Friday, and on Saturday & Sunday admission is $5 and parking will be free. A portion of all proceeds from ticket sales will be donated the Robert A. Tino Art scholarship at Sevier County High School.

Location: 812 Old Douglas Dam Rd. Sevierville TN 37876


Wears Valley Fall Fest- October 19th, 20th, and 21st, 2018

Spend the weekend surrounded by pumpkins, crafts, and food! This event highlights the mission of Keep Sevier Beautiful- to reduce waste, prevent litter and to create beautiful spaces out of public places. Support community based programs such as recycling, helping with community gardens, and education programs.

Artisans will be on site creating traditional and contemporary crafts at the festivals. The most exciting part? Classic festival foods like steak on a stick, BBQ, candy apples, and more will be there. A stellar line up for the whole weekend is set including southern gospel, country, folk, and even Elvis!

The Fall Fest will be open 10 am- 6 pm Friday & Saturday. ON Sunday, the Fest will be open from 10 am- 4 pm.

Location: 3177 Wears Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862.


Carver’s Orchard- March through December 2018

This family owned orchard lies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and attracts so many visitors during the crisp fall season. The orchard grows varieties of apples, pumpkins, squash, and tomatoes for guests. Also, you’ll be able to find jellies, jams, and delicious homemade fried apple pies!

Enjoy the on- site restaurant which offers chicken and dumplings and even apple cider BBQ! Being open everyday from 8 am to 8 pm give you a great opportunity to fit this into your vacation! Stop in Krafts and Kandy for local candy and handmade crafts for everyone to enjoy.

The Orchard operates March through December each year.

Location: 3460 Cosby Ave. Cosby, TN 37722

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