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Fall in the Smoky Mountains
September 1, 2011

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in the Smoky Mountains in the Fall? Crisp, autumn air, vibrant yellow, orange and red leaves in the trees If you are interested in knowing exactly when the leaves will change, you can call the Fall Color Hotline at 800-697-4200. The mountain views that we all love become breathtaking in the Fall. And in addition to the beautiful display in nature, September 15, 2011 marks the beginning of the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. This Festival incorporates 4 of the local towns in the Smoky Mountains. Everything is beautifully decorated with pumpkins, corn stalks, and colorful flowers and Autumn colors. There are so many things happening in the Smoky Mountain area for the Harvest Festival 2011… Here is a list, come join us!

Pigeon Forge Harvest Festival Events:
1 – 5Dollywood’s Barbeque and BluegrassFestival, August 19 – September 5
1 – 5Labor Day Sidewalk Sale – at Belz Outlets. For more information call 865-453-7316.
3 – 5Labor Day Tent Sale – at The Incredible Christmas Place. For more information call toll free 800-445-3396.
9 – 10Shades of the Past Rod Run XXIX – at Dollywood’s Splash Country. For more information call Dan Draper at 865-995-2009 or visit shadesofthepast.com
15 – 18Truck & Tent Sale – located at Belz Outlets. For more information call 865-453-7316
15 – 19Grand Fall Rod Run – Grand Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN
16 – 17Fall Ford Truck Fest – Come join us in our second year of True Blue Trucks Magazine’s Fall Ford Truck Fest. Designed to be more than just a show, we have organized family-friendly events, both at the showgrounds and in the area, throughout the weekend. There will be games and contests for the kids, organized sightseeing drives, raffle, and much more. There is no better way to have fun with your Ford Truck!
23Gene Watson and Connie Smith in Concert – Country Tonite Theatre at 8:00 p.m. Call 800-792-4308 or 865-453-2003. Visit bluegrassfirstclass.com for more information.
248th Annual Old Mill Square Heritage Day – at Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge, TN For more information call 865-428-0771.
24South Atlantic Shrine Association Shrine Parade – on the Pigeon Forge Parkway at 9:00 a.m
24South Atlantic Shrine Association Shrine Parade – on the Pigeon Forge Parkway at 9:00 a.m
24The Diner’s “Cruisn’ for the Kids” Cruise-In – Open Cruise In. Trophies will be awarded for: Best of Show, THE DINER Pick, THE DINER RATS Big Cheese. 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors enjoy Games, Drawings & Prizes (before 9:00 p.m.) Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. 865-908-1904
24 – 25Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament – This 12th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For information, call 865-661-3474, visit www.rockytopoutfitter.com, or email [email protected]. For further information, call Greg Ward at 865-661-3474 and visitsmokymountaintrouttournament.com
1 – 31Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair – located at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, TN For more information, call 865-908-3446
21Ray Stevens Concert – Country Tonite Theatre two big shows at 3:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. T Call 800-792-4308 or 865-453-2003. Visit bluegrassfirstclass.com for more information.
Sevierville Harvest Festival Events:
5 – 10Sevier County Fair – Traditional hometown fair with a midway, carnival rides, games, contests and concerts at Sevier Co. Fairgrounds. 865-453-0770
15 – 17Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival – three days of music from the nation’s top bluegrass musicians. 865-397-7942 www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com
1 – 2Robert Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming – located at the Robert Tino Gallery and Farm off Hwy 66, next to Buddys BarBQ. Smoky Mountain Homecoming unveils Robert Tino’s latest mountain print. This event will feature two days of art, bluegrass music, storytelling, mountain crafts and displays, kids games, petting zoo and pony rides, kids art classes, antiques, and a farmers market. Admission is free. 865-453-6315 or 800-675-6961 www.smokymountainhomecoming.com
1 – 2Circle Yer Wagens 34 – Fall Volkswagen Show and Swap Meet at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. For more information, please call 865- 453-0770.
Gatlinburg Harvest Festival Events:
1514th Annual “A Taste of Autumn” – Sample signature dishes from the area’s finest restaurants. Enjoy live entertainment, live auction with a cash bar. Proceeds benefitUnited Way of Sevier County. Doors of theGatlinburg Convention Center open at 5:00 p.m. 800-568-4748
29 – 30Smoky Mountain Antique Show &Sale – Smoky Mountain Convention Center. For more information call 800-223-6707
Townsend Events:
1 – 2Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Festival – [ Townsend, TN ] at Great SmokyMountain Heritage Center 865-448-0044

Come enjoy the Smoky Mountains in the Fall. It is amazingly beautiful, with plenty to see and do. The arts and craft shows are a great place to find unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list this year. Don’t wait, plan your Smoky Mountain vacation now!

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