The annual Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is a wonderful time to visit Sevierville, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. Between the crisp air, leaves changing color, and the smell of campfires, it’s probably THE time to be in the Smokies. There is simply no other time like fall here. If you have never experienced it or have only visited Sevierville during the spring or summer, then you don’t know what you’re missing! I suggest getting your bags packed and cruising on down right now to visit Sevierville before October 31!
The Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is a staple of fall in Smokies that includes the towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. The event kicks off on October 1 and will last through October 31. It’s basically a celebration of autumn and many local businesses take part. There will be an assortment of “fall displays” throughout each town with pumpkins, scarecrows, stacks of hay, cornstalks, and all sorts of other fall decorations. Traditional Appalachian music can be heard in Sevierville, along with bluegrass and gospel. Artisans from the artistic community whose expertise include; basket weaving, candle making, pottery, quilting, dolls, scrimshaw, jewelry, leather, fine photography, art, stained glass, and much much more. This isn’t a “made in (insert foreign country here)” festival…no sir…this is a genuine, made in the Smoky Mountains by good ‘ole country folks crafts and artwork! You’ll get to meet and talk to the artists face-to-face, which you don’t get at many local festivals. Each year, so many festival-goers come back and visit the same shops in order to add to their collection of unique pottery, jewelry, art, etc. It’s a festival unlike anything outside the Smokies.