The fall season in the Smokies is one of the best times of the year. Dollywood celebrates the bounty of the season with their annual Harvest Festival. The event, which is slated for September 29 through October 28, 2017, features America’s largest Southern Gospel event, an array of handmade arts and crafts, and an all new pumpkin experience aptly named “Great Pumpkin LumiNights.” Plus, all concerts are included with Dollywood tickets creating an even better value for you and your family!
The Largest Southern Gospel Festival in America
Southern gospel music takes center stage during this Dollywood autumn festival. The theme park hosts free daily concerts, with more than 300 planned. Check out the performances planned for the event here. You don’t want to miss these free concerts during your Dollywood visit!
Artisans From Around the Country
Along with these amazing concerts, Dollywood will present unique artisans sharing their crafts. You can meet and socialize with the craftsmen as they demonstrate their talents and sell their unique wares. Browse through their custom creations and find a piece of art to take home as a souvenir of your time in the Great Smoky Mountains. This year’s booths feature sea salt scrubs, paintings, dulcimers, handmade historic games, textile art, woodworking, natural stone jewelry and flutes, dolls, pottery, glass jewelry, gold wire jewelry, chainsaw carvings, stained glass, and hand-painted ornaments. Visiting crafters are located in booths throughout the park.
Great Pumpkin LumiNights
All new for 2017, Dollywood presents “Great Pumpkin LumiNights.” This bright event features thousands upon thousands of carefully arranged glowing pumpkins to create whimsical scenes and family fun. You’ll find these friendly jack-o-lanterns in the Timber Canyon section of the park. Additional activities include a glow maze, jack-o-lantern activities, master carvers, and of course, specialty fall foods!
The cooler weather is the perfect time to take advantage of all the great rides and shows at Dollywood during the upcoming fall Harvest Festival. If you’re looking for deals on lodging make sure to take a look at all of our Dollywood vacation packages. These packages feature combo ticket deals as well as money-saving hotel packages.
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