Fall in Sevierville, TN is one of the most popular times during the year to visit the area. It’s one of the most picturesque settings around with the leaves changing color in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the crisp, cool air, and the variety of events in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee.
So, you’re coming in from out of town for a day or two, or you’ve decided a weekend getaway is more your style. You ask, well, what is there to do? Lots, from the annual Sevier County Fair which runs the first week of September (4-9) to the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival which features all sorts of events and crafting displays depicting autumn in the Smoky Mountains, there’s always something for every age group in the fall.
Below are just some of the main events and occurrences sure to draw people into Sevierville and the Smokies this fall:
Fall Displays Throughout Town, and of course, in the mountains – Each year, numerous downtown Sevierville businesses as well as those along Winfield Dunn and Dolly Parton Parkway create displays featuring various fall scenes including cornstalks, pumpkins, scarecrows, flowers, gourds, and more. You’re also only a short 15-20 minute drive, depending on traffic, from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its gorgeous fall foliage. Have your camera ready if you’re here in October because the reds, oranges, and yellows are unlike anywhere else in the southeast.
Sevier County Fair – Whether it’s the rides, the cotton candy, the tractor pulls, or the Friday night ‘rasslin’ matches, the Sevier County Fair is a unique event that brings about childhood memories and creates new ones every year. Come for the annual “Fairest of the Fair”, check out the prize cattle and dairy entrants, and cheer on the fastest turtle…. It’s something different each night at the Sevier County Fair, this year Labor Day week September 3-8 at the Sevier County Fairgrounds.
Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival – Some of the country’s best Bluegrass musicians descend upon Kodak, Tn for this three-day long bluegrass festival. This year, the festival runs Sept. 13-15. Some of the major talent scheduled to perform include Jimbo Whaley & The Greenbrier, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, Balsam Range, and The Lonesome River Band. This is a festival where many Dumplin Valley Bluegrass lovers spend the weekend camping on site in tents and RVs. Visit dumplinvalleybluegrass.com for more information.
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival – A Smoky Mountain Harvest occurs every year in Sevierville, TN. Enjoy leaf looking, special events, shows, shopping and attractions throughout town. It makes it a great time of the year to visit Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the entire Smoky Mountain region.
Catch one of the Fall Rod Runs – Start the month of September off with your foot on the gas of some classic American muscle. Spend September 7-8 at the annual Shades of the Past Rod Run in Pigeon Forge. The following week, Sept. 14-15, is the Grand Fall Rod Run which basically stretches the length of the parkway and back. But don’t think for a minute that you’ve got to be in Pigeon Forge to see classic cars. There will be hot rods roaming every inch of Sevierville over the weekend, just pull out a lawn chair and enjoy the sound of classic Detroit muscle cruising throughout town.
As you can see, September and October are packed with events in Sevierville, TN – all geared at providing guests with the very best fall experience in the Great Smoky Mountains. If you’re in the mood for cooler weather, colorful landscapes, local crafts, delicious food, and so much more, then head to Sevierville this fall. You won’t find a fall season like this many other places not name Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Check them out too, here’s some ofthe best Pigeon Forge cabins if you find yourself over that way. Here’s some of our favorite places to eat in Pigeon Forge, TN as well.