The main questions in the Smoky Mountain tourism industry this year have all revolved around what traditional special events will still be going on for 2020 and when. While indeed things will continue to be different this year for the next season with the iconic Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years event lined up one after another, those who come to the Smokies to celebrate those events specifically will still find we are indeed celebrating them!
For Halloween, as of September 1st, here are some events that locals and visitors can plan on enjoying.
* Great Pumpkin LumiNights *
Sep 25, 2020 – Oct 31, 2020
Held at: Dollywood
“Great Pumpkin LumiNights is just one of the fun things to see and do at the annual Dollywood Harvest Festival presented by Humana. Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights features spectacular lighted pumpkin displays throughout the Dollywood park, which glow with the fire of fall. And this season’s event promises to be even more spectacular with artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and loads of fun for families to experience all throughout Timber Canyon.
Here is just a sampling of some of the fun family activities taking place at Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights:
* Character Meet & Greet
* Master Carvers
* Glow Face Painting
* Specialty Foods”
See this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/dollywood-great-pumpkin-luminights.
* Halloween Spooktacular Event *
Oct 29, 2020
Held at: Pigeon Forge Community Center
“Join the family-fun Spooktacular Halloween Event at the Pigeon Forge Community Center on the Thursday before Halloween. This free and non-scary event is a safe alternative for families to go Trick or Treating.”
See this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/spooktacular-halloween-event.
* Ripley’s Fright Nights *
Oct 2, 2020 – Oct 31, 2020
Held at: Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
“Ripley’s Haunted Adventure Fright Nights happen every weekend in the month of October. This year the theme is Nostalgic Nightmare.
Reserve the Exclusive Package that includes the Fright Night VIP Couple Package PLUS a Meet & Greet, Photo with the Monsters and Front on the Line entry for Fright Nights! Limited Availability.”
See this event at https://www.gatlinburg.com/event/ripleys-fright-nights/.
* Halloween Trick of Treat *
Oct 31, 2020
Held at: The Island in Pigeon Forge
“Step right up! Step right up! Join us for our annual Halloween Trick of Treat at The Island in Pigeon Forge.
Enjoy free Trick or Treating Halloween night at The Island In Pigeon Forge and unlimited rides for just $5 for those in costume. Watch live Bluegrass band, Midnight Run, from 5pm-11pm on the Ole Smoky Stage.”
See this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/halloween-trick-treat.