Already planning the perfect Smoky Mountain Halloween? Well, you’re in for a treat because Halloween in Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge is nothing short of spook-tacular! 

Carving pumpkins

Pumpkin Carving Extravaganza 

Let’s start with the basics: pumpkin carving. Grab your carving kit and head to one of the local pumpkin patches to find the perfect canvas for your masterpiece. Whether you’re a traditional triangle-eyed jack-o’-lantern artist or a pumpkin Picasso, this activity is a Halloween must-do. Don’t forget to save those seeds for a delicious roasting session later!

Haunted Houses of Horrors 

If you’re looking for a good scare, you’re in luck! The Smoky Mountains are home to some spine-tingling haunted houses, including Outbreak: Dread the Undead, the Mysterious Mansion, and Ripley’s Haunted Adventure are just a few of the hair-raising options for those who crave fright! Get ready to scream your heart out and leave with a few new gray hairs. 

kids dressed up in costumes

Trick-or-Treat in the Villages 

What’s Halloween without a little trick-or-treating? Head to Ripley’s Trick or Treat Karnival for some candy-collecting fun. It’s known for its Halloween festivities, with local businesses handing out sweet treats to costumed kids and adults alike. So, whether you’re a tiny ninja or a giant inflatable dinosaur,

Halloween-Themed Shows 

The entertainment doesn’t stop with scares and sweets. Check out some of the Halloween-themed shows in the area. Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, and Smoky Mountain Opry all put on special Halloween performances that’ll have you laughing, clapping, and, of course, enjoying some delicious Southern cuisine. 

Scary Good Eats 

Halloween isn’t just about candy; it’s also about indulging in some devilishly delicious food. From everything pumpkin-spiced to hearty fall-themed dishes, the local restaurants have your taste buds covered. Be sure to try some apple cider donuts, pumpkin pie, and, of course, a heaping plate of BBQ. 

Halloween in Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and Pigeon Forge is a bewitching blend of spooky fun, scrumptious treats, and pumpkin everything! Whether you’re a Halloween fanatic or just looking for an excuse to wear a costume, this mountainous region has something for everyone.

Treehouse Grove at Norton Creek | Gatlinburg, TN

While you’re visiting, check a treehouse getaway off your bucket list! Treehouse Grove, a treehouse resort built by “Treehouse Master” Pete Nelson, is only 15 minutes from all the action in downtown Gatlinburg. This is a two birds, one stone can’t-miss opportunity! 

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