Fall is the most beautiful time of the year in the Great Smoky Mountains! There are so many attractions to explore and so many memories to make. Today we are breaking down our choices for the top 10 things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg during your vacation this fall. So pack your bags and let’s start planning your dream Smoky Mountain getaway!

TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena

Want to fly high, flip into an airbag, or dunk like Jordan?  Sevier County’s first trampoline park located at the foot of the Smoky Mountains National Park offers a safe and extreme adventure for people of all ages. TopJump offers 21 Cliffhanger climbing challenges, a Boneyard Stunt Tower, AirStrike Dodgeball, Fire & Ice Ninja Course, a 5000 square foot arcade, an all NEW Hologate Virtual Reality gaming system, and a giant candy store! TopJump has something for everyone!

Crave Golf Club

Voted BEST mini-golf in Pigeon Forge and top 13 mini-golf courses in the country, Crave Golf Club is an attraction you don’t want to miss during your next visit to the Smokies! Crave Golf Club offers two candy-themed mini-golf courses that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Raining? No problem! Crave offers an indoor course with 19 unique holes. Crave also offers mini-bowling, a giant candy store, and 2 brand new escape room experiences!

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Supper Show and Adventure Park

Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud Supper Show.  The most affordable dinner show in Pigeon Forge.

The Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Supper Show, the most affordable dinner show in Pigeon Forge, offers a one-of-a-kind thrilling experience where audience members can watch world-class lumberjack athletes go head to head in 13 competitive events. This show is highly interactive and encourages audience participation! Want to compete in your own logger sports events? Check out the all NEW Lumberjack Feud Adventure park where you can test your lumberjack abilities!

Explore the Island in Pigeon Forge

The Island in Pigeon Forge was named one of the best amusement parks in the nation and is one of the most affordable and fun attractions in the Smokies! The Island in Pigeon Forge offers so many ways to make some lifelong memories and the best part is that many of them won’t cost you a penny!

Go Hiking

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in the United States and contains more than 800 miles of trails! With that many acres to explore, it comes as no surprise that you can find some of the most beautiful mountain views in the world. These views are especially spectacular when the leaves are changing colors and there’s a crisp fall breeze in the air. Click here to see the Smoky Mountain hiking trails with the best views!

Dine at the Best Restaurants in the Smokies

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are no strangers to delicious world-class dining. Here you’ll find some of the best homestyle comfort food in the nation! We recommend trying Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, The Old Mill Restaurant, and the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant!

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin Luminights returns this September for its 3rd annual appearance during Dollywood’s Fall Festival. This event features thousands of carved and illuminated Jack-o-lanterns, mindblowing pumpkin sculptures, whimsical fall scenery, and more family-friendly fun than you can imagine!

Stay in a Beautiful Cabin

Looking for a calm and relaxing retreat in the mountains? Fall is the perfect time to cozy up in a cabin featuring breathtaking views of the fall foliage. Cabins for YOU has some of the most amazing cabins the Smokies have to offer! Click here to check out some of the most spectacular cabins in pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.


Are you a thrill-seeker who wants to add some adventure to your Smoky Mountain vacation? Climbworks offers that and so much more! Being the #1 rated zipline in Tennessee for almost a decade, Climbworks is sure to give you the experience of a lifetime!

Octoberfest at Ober

Octoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg offers the best Bavarian fun, food, and music the Smoky Mountains have to offer! This event will offer an array of time-honored traditions as well as tons of activities for people of all ages! Ober’s 10th annual Octoberfest runs from September 27th to November 3rd.

photo by Piers van der Merwe

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