Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

The first official day of Fall is vastly approaching and we’re counting down the days for it! Autumn is one of the most beautiful seasons to experience in the Great Smoky Mountains and if you haven’t gotten to visit before, you’ll definitely want to add it to your bucket list. All the harvest decorations, the leaves changing colors, and the wonderful weather is enough to make you wish it was this season all year round. Our charming town goes all out with their decor and it makes you feel right at home from the moment you arrive. Best of all, with every new season comes extremely exciting events that focus entirely on the time of year at hand. They are also family friendly and everyone in your party are sure to enjoy themselves while they’re here. That’s what makes our area stay so desired, there’s all different kinds of things to do no matter where you go. Now all you need is to find a clean and comfortable place to rest your head at while you’re visiting. How about you give us a try? We can check those boxes right off your list. When you stay with us at Cedar Lodge, we offer beautiful two bedroom condos that come complete with a private balcony overlooking the serene little pigeon river. Our property is conveniently located at traffic light #8 in downtown Pigeon Forge, right across from the Dolly Parton’s Stampede. As a thank you for booking with us, you also receive FREE TICKETS to numerous shows and attractions in the area, saving you $275 a day! We know that it isn’t a trip to our area if you don’t visit the park that really helped to put us on the map. Let’s take a look at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival that you are sure to want to check out while you’re here!

We all know that Dollywood goes all out for every holiday, but it also does the same for some of the seasons. Lucky for us, Fall just so happens to be one of them! From September 28th through November 3rd, the park transforms into its very own harvest wonderland. The moment you step in, you’ll be greeted by a park that is full of beautiful decor, autumn colors, and tons of family fun. One of my absolute favorite things about this particular attraction is that it’s surrounded by a true mountain setting, so not only do you get to see the colors inside the park, but you also get to see the real foliage happening all around you! Visitors from all over the world come to see the leaves change color, so why not have a little fun while doing so? Dollywood is full of amazing rides, shopping, shows, and food of course. You and the rest of the family are sure to have one incredible and memorable time when you’re here and that’s only the beginning of what they have to offer during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana. Let’s take a look at the unique events that will also be featured and are completely complementary with your park admission.

  • Southern Gospel Jubilee – According to the Dollywood website, this is one of the largest Southern Gospel events in the world and it all happens right here in our charming town of Pigeon Forge at Dolly’s wonderful park! This fantastic celebration will feature world-class gospel performances that are entirely FREE with a paid park admission. The music that will take over the festival is sure to have you tapping your feet and singing along as they help us celebrate everything that we have to be thankful about. The entertainment does change daily, so just make sure to check out their performance schedule to see when you’re favorite performer will be there and what time the show starts! The music is truly top notch. You won’t want to miss watching artists like Mark Lowry, Legacy Five and many more take over the stage and help spread their love for this genre of music with their thousands of fans that come from all over the world to see them! This is one of the most popular events at Dollywood and it’s sure to be one that you’ll want to add to your list.
  • Harvest Festival Crafters – This is one of my personal favorite parts about their Harvest Festival. Unique and unbelievable artisans from all over the world come to Dollywood every year during the Fall to show off their one of a kind handmade crafts for us all to see and admire. These special booths will feature everything from jewelry, paintings, and textile art to pottery, woodwork, and chainsaw carvings plus much more. It’s amazing to see the amount of time and precision they put into their pieces and how truly unique and special their their talents really are. Trust us when we tell you that you’ll probably want to leave with one (or five) of their handcrafted pieces. Everyone at home is sure to be asking where you got everything from!
  • Great Pumpkin LumiNights – Are you ready to get into the Halloween spirit? One of the most exciting and spooky holiday themed events is coming our way very soon. This year it will be double the glow and even more spooktacular than ever before! There will be thousands of illuminated and individually crafted jack-o-lanterns decorating the park from the moment you enter. If you want to see even more of this amazing event, you’ll want to visit the Timber Canyon part of the park. Don’t worry, this is all family-friendly, so it won’t be scary, just fun! There will be not-so-spooky character meet and greets, a glow in the dark maze, glow in the dark face painting, pumpkin carving demonstrations, whimsical scenes, pumpkin inspired food choices, and nonstop entertainment. You will definitely want to visit the park later at night so you can really see all the colors come to life. Is it October 31st yet? We are sure that this will become of your new favorite events to visit during the Fall, they go bigger and better each year.

We hope you enjoyed this insider’s look at Dollywood’s Harvest Festival! If you’re looking to really get into that Fall spirit then this amazing park is exactly where you’ll want to be. The Dollywood Company truly spoils us more and more each year with all new and exciting events for us all to enjoy. This festival is truly a guest favorite and if you’ve never been able to visit before, we hope you get to this year. We are sure that everyone in the family will have a fantastic time from beginning to end. There’s nothing better than having shopping, dining, entertainment, and shows all in one place. Are you ready to see the majestic Smoky Mountains as they begin to change color right before our eyes? We sure are! So what are you waiting for? Book Your Pigeon Forge Fall Vacation now or give us a call at 1.877.412.3327 and one of our friendly reservationists would love to assist you with finding the perfect condo for your stay. Come and join our family here at Cedar Lodge, we would love to have you!

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