Autumn in the Smoky Mountains means cooler temperatures, spectacular fall foliage and the return of the Dollywood Harvest Festival! This popular festival celebrates everything “fall” with unique craft items and treats, live gospel music and a glowing pumpkin wonderland with thousands of hand carved jack-o-lanterns! Here are the top 4 things that you need to know about attending the Dollywood Harvest Festival:
1. What to Expect
The Dollywood Harvest Festival is the biggest fall event in the Smoky Mountains and features all types of fun activities to celebrate the season! During the festival, artisans come from around the country to visit Dollywood and showcase their amazing handmade crafts. This is the perfect opportunity to bring home a unique souvenir from your vacation! Another highlight of the festival is the Great Pumpkin LumiNights! This is a nightly pumpkin glow event with thousands of carved and illuminated jack-o-lanterns! As you walk through the Timber Canyon section of Dollywood, you will be greeted with these incredible artistic sculptures and whimsical designs! Be sure to pick up some delicious pumpkin-themed food along the way too! The Dollywood Harvest Festival also features the Southern Gospel Jubilee! You can expect to have your ears filled with inspirational hymns from the biggest names in gospel music!
2. Ticket Information
The awesome thing about the Dollywood Harvest Festival is that it is included for free as part of your paid admission into Dollywood! This means that you can also enjoy everything else that the world famous theme park has to offer, including thrilling roller coasters and a 20 minute excursion aboard the Dollywood Express train! There are various ticket options at Dollywood, including 1 day tickets, 2 day tickets and 3 day tickets. If you are planning on visiting the park the park with a group of at least 15 people, you can take advantage of special discounted pricing!
3. Dates and Hours of Operation
The Dollywood Harvest Festival runs from late September to early November, and all times follow the official Dollywood operating schedule. The park is closed on some days during the fall, so remember to check the schedule before your visit! When you enter the park, you can pick up a showtime guide for all of the Southern Gospel Jubilee performances and other shows throughout the park.
4. Where to Stay
One of the most important considerations when attending the Dollywood Harvest Festival is finding the perfect place to stay! Good news, you don’t have to stress over where to stay! Because, our condos have just what you are looking for! Our affordable 2 and 3 bedroom condo units are just minutes away from the Dollywood entrance! Plus, they have all the amenities you need for a fabulous fall vacation in the Smokies! While staying with us, enjoy comfortable bedrooms, fully equipped kitchens, balconies overlooking the Smoky Mountains and more!
Check out all of our condos in Pigeon Forge TN today to plan your fall vacation and don’t miss the Dollywood Harvest Festival! We look forward to seeing you soon at Cherokee Lodge Condos!