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National Gospel & Harvest Festival begins October 3 at Dollywood

Fall at Dollywood will lift you up with the biggest Southern gospel festival in the Smokies—four weeks featuring more than 250 FREE concerts! Plan now to see The Isaacs (Oct. 5-6), The McKameys (Oct. 10-11), Brian Free & Assurance (Oct. 17-18), Legacy Five (Oct. 24-25), The Greenes (Oct. 31-Nov. 1) and many, many more during the National Gospel and Harvest Festival. Watch visiting crafters at work throughout the park as the country’s most talented artisans showcase their artistry with up-close demonstrations. Handmade treasures for the home, unique collectibles and stunning artwork create an impressive craft exhibit you won’t find anywhere else. Special dishes, all prepared with a taste of fall, showcase some of the harvest season’s most celebrated recipes, including a booth devoted to Dollywood’s signature fried green tomatoes.

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Harvest Celebration Crafters
Each fall unique artisans share their crafts with hundreds of thousands of visitors during the Harvest Celebration. Keep watching here for information on our 2008 crafters. For a complete list of crafters, click here.

National Gospel & Harvest Celebration Performers
Southern Gospel Performers We raise the rafters and your spirits with performances by more than 30 of the most popular groups in 250 free concerts. For a full schedule of performers, click here.

Woodcarving Showcase & Competition
Don’t miss one of the southeast’s top woodcarving events at Dollywood’s 17th annual Woodcarving Showcase and Competition (Oct. 3 – Oct. 5). See demonstrations by master carvers each day as they showcase this unique art form through a variety of carving styles. Each day features a special carving event including whittling contests and the Great Pumpkin Carving Competition. For a complete schedule of woodcarving events, click here.

Information courtesy of Dollywood