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5 Can’t-Miss Fall Things to Do in Pigeon Forge

There’s never a bad time of year to visit Pigeon Forge, but if you’re hoping to see the Smokies like you never have before, plan a visit for the fall. During the fall, the Smoky Mountains are blanketed in beautiful reds, oranges, and yellows. In addition to its beauty, the area is bustling with fall activities and family fun. The opportunities to create special memories with your loved ones are endless! To make sure you enjoy the top things to do on your trip, take a look at these 5 can’t-miss fall things to do in Pigeon Forge:

1. Visit The Comedy Barn

Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge

Of course, our favorite fall activity is a visit to our Pigeon Forge show. The Comedy Barn is the perfect place to be for a night filled with a thousand laughs. Escape the chill of the fall weather in the warmth of our theater for about 90 minutes of non-stop laughter! Our show features comedians, jugglers, ventriloquists, singers, dancers, and barnyard animals. Each of our performers will keep a smile on your faces all evening long! The best part about our show is that it’s fun for the whole family. We’re the most successful clean comedy show, using humor that kids, teens, and adults can understand and enjoy. Don’t miss the chance to see our show this fall before our Christmas show kicks off in November!

2. Enjoy Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

One of the best fall things to do in Pigeon Forge is visit Dollywood. This world-class theme park comes alive with fall colors, fall flavors, and fall fun. Enjoy live Southern gospel, bluegrass, Americana, and country tunes echoing throughout the attraction, and taste fall flavors in delicious treats like Pumpkin Pie Funnel Cake and Pumpkin Pie Punch. You’ll also have great views of the Smoky Mountain fall foliage from rides like the Wild Eagle, Drop Line, and the Dollywood Express. Be sure to stay until the sun goes down to experience the magic of Great Pumpkin LumiNights, which lights up the night with thousands of creatively carved pumpkins and larger-than-life pumpkin icons! The beauty of fall is all around you when you visit Dollywood’s Harvest Festival.

3. Go for a Scenic Drive

newfound gap road during fall

A highlight of fall in the Smoky Mountains is the gorgeous fall foliage, and one of the best ways to take it in is by going for a scenic drive. Head into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and explore popular roads like the Cades Cove Loop or Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, both of which offer opportunities to view the fall colors, wildlife, and historic structures. You can also go for a drive through Pigeon Forge and along Wears Valley Road for more beautiful views outside of the park.

4. Take a Hike

Would you rather explore the Smoky Mountains by foot? We recommend going for a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The park is home to more than 800 miles of trails and has something for every skill level. Whether you’re with your kids or experienced hikers, there’s a trail for you. Some of the best fall hikes in the Smoky Mountains are Alum Cave, Abrams Falls, and Gregory Bald.

5. See a Dinner Show

Dolly Parton's Stampede in Pigeon Forge

Did you love our show and are hoping for more family fun indoors? Make time to see a dinner show in Pigeon Forge this fall! Dinner shows provide the perfect combination of a delicious meal with an entertaining live performance. Visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede for a high-spirited adventure and a four-course country feast, or head to Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show for an epic pirate battle and a hearty four-course meal. For a night of laughter like you experienced at The Comedy Barn, visit Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud! This show features the longest running feud in history and an all-you-can-eat Southern feast. You can’t go wrong with any show you choose in Pigeon Forge.

Now you know about our favorite fall things to do in Pigeon Forge! If you need more convincing to start planning your fall vacation, take a look at these top 4 reasons to see our Pigeon Forge show this fall!