October is highlighted by natures annual Fall Foliage Show! But there is also a host of other events too! There is a Southern Gospel Celebration going on up at Dollywood. The Pigeon Forge Rotary Club has their annual Craft Fair! And there are Halloween Trick or Treating at the Community Center just to name a few of the things you can find happening!
Month of October:
Autumn Fall Foilage!
2nd – 4th week in October!
No one can compete with mother nature as the leaves begin their autumn foliage show! Experience the mountains in all their fall grandeur as the leaves turn from green to their spectacular fall colours!
Live Country Stars in Concert
October, Country Tonite Theater, Pigeon Forge, TN
See country music legends in concert at the Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN. Tickets go on sale for the concert on Feb 14th! For more info, please see
Country Tonite Theater here!
There is always something fun going on at Dollywood! Come on over and enjoy the park with the rides, food and of course the huge selection of music!
Gatlinburg Space Needle
October is an excellent time to take a tour up the Gatlinburg Space Needle! Towering 32 stories above the town, the autumn foliage is a display 360 degree’s in the surrounding hills and mountains! For more information on the Space Needle see our Gatlinburg Attractions Guide
Cades Cove Autumn Foliage
Cades Cove is the Great Smoky Mountains “Must See” area of the National Park! The autumn display of the cove is unmatched! See the wildlife in abundance while taking in the beauty of the surrounding mountains! Please don’t miss Cades Cove if you’re in the mountains in October! For more information see our guide to Cades Cove
Roaring Fork Auto Tour
The Roaring Fork Auto Tour is located in and near Gatlinburg and is a smaller steeper version of Cades Cove. The road has been newly paved and the autumn foliage is “world famous” in October! A Smoky Mountain Must See!
Fall Fly Fishing the Smoky Mts!
Quite possibly the finest way there is to enjoy the fall season is to get out there in it, follow a brook or stream, becoming one with nature! There just is no more enjoyable time to fly fish the Smokies! See Smoky Mountain Fly Fishing Guide
Big Time High School Football
Two Teams, 4 miles apart, 14 championships in 18 years combined! One Team has a 76 game win streak. The other currently has a 43 game win streak! And they play each other every year! For High School Football At it’s Best — Do Not Miss This!