Although the summer is quickly coming to an end, this is the start of one of the best times of year in the Smoky Mountains! As the weather gets cooler and the leaves start to change, there are many great local events to celebrate the fall season. One of the top events in town is the annual Harvest Festival at Dollywood Theme Park! From pumpkins and crafts to gospel music, this exciting event has something for everyone! Here is everything you need to know about the Dollywood Harvest Festival:
Dates, Times and Locations
The Dollywood Harvest Festival runs from Friday, September 28, 2017, to Saturday, November 3, 2017. All events take place during the park’s regular operating hours, which are from 10 AM to 9 PM daily on the festival dates. Dollywood is located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard in Pigeon Forge. To access the park, simply follow the Parkway south to traffic light #8 and turn left to follow the signs towards Dollywood.
All concerts and events as part of the Dollywood Harvest Festival are included with admission to the theme park! The park offers a variety of admission tickets and special offers.
What to Expect
The Dollywood Harvest Festival features three main events: the Southern Gospel Jubilee, Harvest Festival Crafters and the all new Great Pumpkin LumiNights!
Southern Gospel Jubilee
The Southern Gospel Jubilee is the largest southern gospel event in the country and features over 300 free concerts during the festival, including featured performances from Adam Crabb, The Isaacs and Guy Penrod. The shows will be take place in Dollywood’s Back Porch, Celebrity, Pines, Showstreet and Valley Theaters at various times throughout the day. When visiting the park, be sure to pick up a daily Entertainment Schedule for specific performance times and hours!
Harvest Festival Crafters
Every fall artisans from around the country come to Dollywood to share their unique homemade crafts during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival! These include traditional crafts such as woodworking, textile art, paintings, jewelry and even chainsaw carvings. Enjoy watching these visiting artisans at booths located throughout the park.
Great Pumpkin LumiNights
For this year’s Harvest Festival, Dollywood is introducing a glowing evening family fall experience called Great Pumpkin LumiNights! This amazing event will feature thousands of carved and illuminated pumpkins as well as glow games and pumpkin-themed food options. This part of the Harvest Festival will take place in the Timber Canyon section of the park.
Where to Stay
Want to be close to all of the exciting action at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival?! Then stay at Mountain Breeze Motel where you can enjoy many great amenities at an affordable price! Our hotel features a complimentary breakfast and afternoon snacks throughout your stay, as well as comfortable rooms with mini-refrigerators. Come find out for yourself why guests love to stay at the Mountain Breeze Motel when they are visiting Dollywood!
Check out all of our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms today to stay near the Dollywood Harvest Festival! We look forward to seeing you this fall at the Mountain Breeze Motel!