8 Things to Do in Pigeon Forge that are Even Better in the Fall!

8 Things to Do in Pigeon Forge that are Even Better in the Fall!

Vacations in Pigeon Forge are fun at any time of year, but as the year draws to an end, it becomes an even more magical place. With plenty to see and do against a beautiful backdrop of fall colors, you will be glad you visited and enjoyed the area in autumn. Enhance your experience by making one of our cabins in Gatlinburg your home away from home and stay in comfort at a price that is much more affordable than you might expect. Here are eight things to do during your fall vacation to Pigeon Forge.

Stock Up on Handmade Decorations

Add some Appalachian design to your fall or Christmas decorations in Pigeon Forge. The Convention Center hosts Thanksgiving and Christmas shows, with objects from a variety of local artisans. You can also visit the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community nearby.

Do Your Christmas Shopping

Head to the Tanger Outlet Mall to do a little fall shopping for the latest designs. Or, check out The Island, decorated for fall, and shop at unique boutiques for hard-to-find items.

Sample Local Foods

While you are out-and-about, sample Southern cuisine. There are a myriad of places to eat, including restaurants at the various shopping centers. Dinner shows often deliver autumn-themed performances as well, plus the Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff on Nov. 6 offers a fun alternative for eating.

Take in Fall or Christmas at Dollywood

A trip to Dollywood is always a highlight of vacations in Pigeon Forge. Running until early November, Dollywood’s Harvest Festival celebrates all things fall. Once the festival concludes, it is time for the park’s famous Christmas displays. 

See Sparkling Lights

Speaking of Dollywood, the park lights up for autumn and winter, but you do not have to visit to enjoy amazing lights. Anakeesta’s spooky Hallow Mountain lights up until early November, while the Smoky Mountain Winterfest begins Nov. 22. Even The Island has its own light display, plus 40,000 ornaments and 5,000 feet of garland.

View the Colors of Cades Cove

You would be remiss to visit Pigeon Forge and go home without seeing Cades Cove. The pioneer community brightens up during fall as well, as the valley is surrounded by beautiful autumn colors, from the turning leaves to the misty mornings.

Breathe Mountain Air in the Smokies

Speaking of the great outdoors, the most awe-inspiring part of vacations in Pigeon Forge is a trip to the Smoky Mountains. Go hiking, bicycling, or fishing, and enjoy the fall foliage and crisp air. 

Relax in Our Cabins in Pigeon Forge

Perhaps the most unexpected way to enjoy autumn is at one of our cabins in Pigeon Forge. Drop your bags and head to the porch, where you can feast your eyes on autumn views. Choose a woodland chalet and wake up with the mist on the leaves or see range after range of the Smokies from a ridge-top cabin.

Whichever one you choose, you will have access to a wide range of amenities, including a full kitchen, a fireplace, and jacuzzi or hot tub. Plus, falling asleep and waking up to autumn in the Smokies is sure to make you consider future vacations in Pigeon Forge!