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Bright fall colors lining a road in the Smoky Mountains

Everything You Need to Know About the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

It is fall in the Smokies again and that means it is time for the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival! This festival is a 12 week long celebration of the Autumn season in the Smokies! The colors are bright, the streets are filled, and there are tons of events happening all over Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge to bring in the changing of the seasons. Here is everything you need to know about the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival:

When is the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival?

Fall colorsThe Harvest festival typically starts in late September and goes through mid November. This is the time of year where that lush green cascading blanket of trees becomes a brilliant canvas of brilliant oranges and reds that only Autumn could paint. When the leaves are at their peak of changing, the Smokies provide one of the most breathtaking views in the world.

What Events are at the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival?

Bringing Pigeon Forge, Townsend, Gatlinburg and Sevierville together for a mountain jamboree, the Harvest Festival continues the country tradition of providing great entertainment and wonderful crafts to the friendly folks gathering together to celebrate harvest and Smoky Mountain spirit. Enjoy the Fall Festival at Ober Mountain, filled with live entertainment and nods to the German culture. Take your family to Anakeesta’s Legend of Hallow Mountain, where you can experience all the spooks of Halloween even into November. If you’re hungry, don’t miss the Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff!

Where to Stay?

outside of The Inn of the River hotel in Pigeon ForgeAccommodations are not hard to manage. The Inn on the River is a great place for you and your family to stay during the festival. Our Inn is particularly convenient for families, with local restaurants and shopping all located close by to ensure you never run out of things to do. Grab what you need from the store and then grab a plate of southern cooking! Some of the amenities we offer our guests include a complementary breakfast, indoor and outdoor pools, private balconies, free WiFi and more! With our awesome location and unbeatable amenities, you’ll have everything you need to enjoy your time at the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival.

Come hear the sweet sounds of bluegrass trailing through the “blue” mountain air while you take in the sight of one of creation’s most amazing testaments —the Great Smoky Mountains. Do not wait until Oct. 31 to make your way to the festival. Book your room with us today and experience this amazing festival for yourself!