Autumn is a gorgeous time of year in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The mountains are painted in bright, colorful hues that make hiking and auto-touring a real delight. There are also plenty of things to do in Pigeon Forge this fall, including car shows and festivals. Read on to find out more.
Visitors will find two weekends of car shows during the month of September. The Shades of the Past Rod Run is scheduled for September 7-8, while the Grand Rod Run takes to the streets September 14-16. Don Williams will play two concerts at the Country Tonite Theater on September 21 and 29. The Pigeon Forge Craft show begins September 29 and runs through October 31.
Over at The Old Mill, visitors can experience Old Mill Heritage Day on September 22. The event pays homage to the pioneer era with demonstrations by quilters and basket makers, along with a farmer’s market and millers at work grinding flour and cornmeal.
If you’re a runner, be sure to lace up your shoes for the inaugural Smokies Half-Marathon, 5K and Fun Run September 30. The race ends and begins at the Old Mill Square.
Throughout Pigeon Forge you’ll see festive harvest displays if pumpkins, gourds, scare crows, hay bales and pumpkins. Dollywood really gets into the fall spirit during their National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration October 3- November 3. Free southern gospel concerts are featured during the festival.
Ray Stevens fans will be thrilled at the chance to see him in concert on October 26 at the Country Tonite Theater. He is famous for his comedy and novelty songs like “The Streak.”
As fall fades Pigeon Forge welcomes the holidays with WinterFest, an illuminating festival featuring over five million colorful lights. WinterFest begins November 6 and last through December 30.