Carved pumpkins lit up at night

4 Things to Know Before Going to the Dollywood Harvest Festival

There is no better way to enjoy fall in the Smokies than going to the Dollywood Harvest Festival. Thousands of visitors come to Dollywood to experience the gorgeous fall foliage and some festival fun. The festival lasts all month long, so you have time to enjoy all of the festivities. From pumpkin lights to gospel singers, there is a lot of enjoy at the festival. Here are 4 things to know before going to the Dollywood Harvest Festival.

1. The Park is Open Each Day Until 9 P.M.

One of the really great things about the Dollywood Harvest Festival is the park is open each day until 9 p.m. That means you and your family can enjoy walking around Dollywood even when it gets dark outside. Timber Canyon will be illuminated with pumpkin lights and fall decorations. It’ll be a great time to explore all that Dollywood in the evening. You can ride the thrill rides and get a view of the park lit up at night. It’ll be a sight you’ll remember for years to come!

2. You Can Enjoy Tasty Fall Treats

cinnamon breadDollywood has whipped up some special fall treats just for the festival. You can enjoy sweet treats like pumpkin cheesecake, apple pies, and pumpkin pie funnel cakes. There is no better way to enjoy fall in the Smokies. There will also be a variety of savory food vendors at the park. Your family can enjoy traditional Southern cuisine in addition to the tasty fall treats at all the Dollywood restaurants. Everyone will be sure to find something yummy to munch on!

3. Listen to Beautiful Gospel Music

Southern gospel performers will share their music with everyone at the festival. You’ll get to enjoy the angelic sounds of some of the best groups in Southern gospel today. All of the concerts are free with Dollywood admission. That means you’ll get to enjoy the beautiful music in addition to the fall fun in the park. There is a large variety of gospel groups performing so there is a little something for everybody. You can look at the Southern Gospel Jubilee performance calendar on Dollywood’s website. Remember to get to where each group is performing at least 20 minutes before the show so you can get a good seat.

4. Fun Fall Activities for the Whole Family

dollywood pumpkinsThe whole family will love the fun fall activities at the festival. There will be face painting, dance parties, and even a glow maze to go through. Each member of the family will enjoy walking through Dollywood and seeing all the different carved pumpkins on display. Each year, Dollywood puts their best carved pumpkins around the park for your entertainment! Exploring this Autumn wonderland is a great way to celebrate the season change!

Where to Stay

If you are looking for a place to stay so you can enjoy the Dollywood Harvest Festival, then look no further. Our rentals offer affordable cabins with amazing amenities. Browse our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals to find the best fit for you and your family’s next visit to the Smokies.

Now that you’ve read up on everything you need to know about the Dollywood Harvest Festival, you’ll be fully prepared for your fall trip to the park! Check out all the other area attractions so you can start planning your Smoky Mountains vacation!