October 2017 Things to Do
It’s no secret that seeing the colors of fall in the Great Smoky Mountains are Ahhh-Mazing, so it’s only natural that October is a peak tourist season. While we know you’ll definitely be planning to hike a few trails and maybe have a fall picnic in the park, we wanted you to know that there is a ton of fun things to do outside of the park too. There’s two of the years biggest crafts shows, a countywide harvest festival, sweet sounds of Gospel music at Dollywood, and some of the best Halloween fun you’ve ever seen! You might be surprised that – even in October – many of these special events are free or almost free!
Book Your Smoky Mountains Fall Colors Getaway!
Heartland Rentals Cabins in Wears Valley, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
October Fall Festivals and Special Events
Sugarlands Mountainfest: Sugarlands Distilling Company presents a 4-day festival celebrating the great outdoors! There will be award-winning spirits and brews, road races and fishing tournaments, and more than 30 live concert performances. VIP and general admission tickets available.
1, 6-8, 13-15, 20-22, 27-29, 31
Ripley’s Fright Nights: The 19th Annual Fright Nights at Ripley’s Haunted Adventure brings the “SCARY” with a special, frightful show each weekend in October! Show is included with your regular admission ticket every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening plus Halloween night. Show begins at 6 p.m. with a character parade and continues through closing. Confirm dates and activities at (865) 430-9991.
1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Kid’s Day at Quaker Steak: Every Sunday through January 14, 2018 is Kid’s Day at Quaker Steak & Lube in Sevierville. Ages 10 & under get a Kid’s Lube Cruiser meal for $1.99 when accompanied by an adult diner from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.