OktOBERfest - September 27 - November 3
A Bavarian-style Oktoberfest celebration with great food, drink and live entertainment. For more information visit obergatlinburg.com.
Autumn Colors in the Smokies - October 1 thru November 2
Visit the Great Smoky Mountains for an incredible annual display of natural beauty as leaves change from luxuriant greens to the brilliant reds, oranges, golds and purples of autumn. Leaves beginning changing at extremely high elevations in late September and then the change in color begins working its way down the mountains.
Smoky Mountain WinterFest - November, December, January & February
Encompassing the entire county including Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville, Smoky Mountain WinterFest magically lights up the winter nights in Gatlinburg with millions of lights and stunning lighted displays. The festival is also a great time to enjoy magnificent holiday shows, Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood and catch the Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights.
Festival of Trees - November 26-30
Celebrate Christmas in the Smokies at the Festival of Trees. Enjoy the holiday sights, sounds and smells as you shop in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. You'll find hundreds of festive Christmas trees, a gingerbread house contest, locally made holiday decorations and more. Entrance is by donation with proceeds going to benefit the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.
Veteran's Day Celebration - November 11
Help Gatlinburg salute America's veterans with a musical tribute on the plaza at Ripley's Aquarium.
Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cook-Off - Nov 13
To kick-off Winter Magic, the City of Gatlinburg flips the switch to light the city with millions of sparkling winter lights. Enjoy a variety of delicious chilies at the popular Chili Cook-Off.
Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show - November 26 thru December 1
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community display unique crafts and artwork at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Live demonstrations. For more information visit gatlinburgcrafts.com.
Winter Magic Tunes and Tales - November 29 thru December 21
Carolers and storytellers perform along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. For more information visit smokymountaintunesandtales.com.