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Best 2018 Halloween Events in the Smoky Mountains

Dates subject to change; please verify if your vacation plans depend on these dates.

September 5 - 6
Shades of the Past Pigeon Forge Car Show
– 32nd Annual Hot Rod Car Show held at Dollywood's Splash Country Waterpark.  Free parking along Veteran's Blvd. or ride the trolley from Patriot Park or Teaster Lane Parking Lot.  Adults are $10 per day, kids are free.  Cash prizes for best of show, vendors booths and swap meet.

September 7-November 7
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival – It's a Tennessee Fall Festival that has area businesses decorating their Gatlinburg shops and stores with all things fall!  Pumpkins, mum, scarecrows, and corn stalks adorn the streets and beckon you to embrace the wonder of autumn.

September 29-October 31
Kyker Farms Korn Maze
- New 2018 maze design!  Enjoy 4 "kornfusing" daytime mazes: Scavenger Hunt Maze, Circle Maze, Farm Facts Maze, and our Tater Tot Trail.  Pumpkins, hayrides, and old-fashioned fall, farm fun!  Open Thursday-Sunday.  The Trail and Zombie Blasterz opens October 6, and runs 8-10 p.m.

September 29 - November 3
Dollywood Southern Gospel & Harvest Festival - Dollywood Theme Park kicks off the fall season with the annual Gospel & Harvest celebration featuring free gospel music concerts, time-honored traditional crafts and tasty southern treats!  Included with your admission is Great Pumpkin LumiNights that's even bigger than its 2017 debut.  Open late all month long.  Dollywood.com

September 21-October 28
Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg - The ski resort and amusement park is holding their annual Octoberfest holiday throughout the month of October.  This fall festival features Bavarian recipe food and drink, and plenty of music to entertain your whole family.  In addition to a month of Bavaria, Ober Gatlinburg offers it's all new Amaz'n Maze, Wildlife Encounter, Carousel, Swings, Video Arcade, Ice Skating Rink, and of course, the Scenic Chairlift and Aerial Tram.  Bier garten, great food, and live entertainment.   https://obergatlinburg.com/oktoberfest/

September 29-October 27
Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair - Held at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge every year to benefit local charities.  Come enjoy the talents of craftsmen from around the USA and take home some treasured gifts.  Entrance by donation.

October 1-31
Appalachian Ghost Walks
- "Mystery, History, and Adventure in the Smokies" nightly, lantern-led Gatlinburg GhostWalk and embark on a journey back through time to discover the past history and hardships of Gatlinburg's homesteaders along with pioneer and Native American heritage!!!  Reservations required.

October 1, 2, 3, 5, 6
 4th Annual Love Loud Corn Maze
- Free and bigger than ever!  Popcorn, games, photo opporunities, and small hay maze for tiny tykes!  Opens at 5:30 p.m. (4 p.m. Saturday Only), last guest may enter as late as 8:30 p.m.

October 5-7
Robert Tino's Smoky Mountain Homecoming - A local's favorite event!  Experience Appalachian mountain tradition with an old timey weekend including old fashioned fun, food, tractors and exhibits.  One of the most family-friendly and fun events you'll attend.  http://robertatinosmokymountainhomecoming.com

October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28
Wonderland Unhinged
- From dusk to 11 p.m. or later, dare to take a horrifying trip into Alice's deranged, psychotic mind at Gatlinburg's Mysterious Mansion.  Not recommended for young children.

October 5-7, 12-14, 19-21, 26-28, 31
20th Annual Fright Nights - Ripley's Haunted Adventure, a year round haunted house, is again hosting Ripley's Fright Nights with a special "Pinnacle of Terror" show 20 years in the making and dedicated to all things Halloween.  There will be performers and surroundings enhanced to spook your sight, sound, touch, and even smell!  Each Friday-Sunday during October and on Halloween.  The show begins at 6 p.m.  Guest appearance by Gunnar Hanson one weekend only!  No one under age 6 allowed.  Children ages 6-11 must be accompanied by an adult.  (865) 430-9991 for information.

October 4-21
43rd Annual Fall Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair – The downtown Gatlinburg Convention Center is a stage set for traditional art and crafts from some of the country's top artisans.  Stop in a shop for autumn home décor, beautiful handcrafted gifts, and a unique collection of traditional arts while enjoying the sounds of bluegrass music throughout the day.  Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mondays-Saturdays, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays.  Kids ages 12 and under enter free!  www.CraftsmensFair.com

October 12-13, 19-20, 26-28
The Haunted Cave
- "Wraith":  A deep...dark...underground Haunted Attraction brought to you by the creative minds at Cherokee Caverns, Night Moon Productions and Creepycon.  Wear good shoes, a light jacket and thick skin!  Not suitable for children under 10.

October 12-14
Hands on Gatlinburg
- An opportunity to test or hone your own crafty skills at studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community that are hosting over 40 different classes.  Register early!

October 19-20, 26-27
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant Bluegrass & Beans
- All you can eat Pinto Beans, Cornbread & Beef Chili (With Onions and Cheese on the side), Dessert and a Drink to wash it down.  Weather permitting from 4-8 p.m. on the patio on Friday & Saturday nights.  Live music by Outta the Blue 5:30-7:30 p.m.  $11.99 Per Person.

October 19-20, 26-28
The Haunted Cave
- "Wraith":  A deep...dark...underground Haunted Attraction brought to you by the creative minds at Cherokee Caverns, Night Moon Productions and Creepycon.  Wear good shoes, a light jacket and thick skin!  Not suitable for children under 10.

October 19-21, 26-28
Trick or Treat in the Cave
- Knoxville's Cherokee Caverns invites you to trick or treat along the cave trail and walk through the world's only underground vortex tunnel!

October 20-21, 26-31
Great Pumpkin Celebration
- Get the whole family dressed up head to Bass Pro Shops near Smokies Stadium for the Great Pumpkin Celebration!  Event includes FREE 4x6 Photo with the Peanuts Gang, free crafts, Pumpkin toss, costume parade, and a limited number of free gifts each night.  Visit Great Pumpkin Celebration online for a complete schedule of events.  This celebration also takes place October 26-31.

October 25 (Thursday)
Pigeon Forge Safe Halloween – Pigeon Forge transforms the Community Center into a Halloween Bash with decorations, characters, entertainment.  Local businesses fill the gymnasium with their own 'haunted' flair to fill the bags of trick-or-treaters with goodies such as candy, prizes, and meal certificates.  Arrive EARLY as this event is a huge hit with locals too!

October 26-27
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant Bluegrass & Beans
- All you can eat Pinto Beans, Cornbread & Beef Chili (With Onions and Cheese on the side), Dessert and a Drink to wash it down.  Weather permitting from 4-8 p.m. on the patio on Friday & Saturday nights.  Live music by Outta the Blue 5:30-7:30 p.m.  $11.99 Per Person.

October 26-28
Cirque de Feugo
- Haunted house, food and drinks, and a whole lot of scary fun!  Held from "dusk 'til death" at English Mountain Volunteer Fire Department.

October 26-28
Trick or Treat in the Cave
- Knoxville's Cherokee Caverns invites you to trick or treat along the cave trail and walk through the world's only underground vortex tunnel!

October 26-28
The Haunted Cave
- "Wraith":  A deep...dark...underground Haunted Attraction brought to you by the creative minds at Cherokee Caverns, Night Moon Productions and Creepycon.  Wear good shoes, a light jacket and thick skin!  Not suitable for children under 10.

October 26-31
Scream At The Squad
- Sevier County Rescue Squad Haunted House.  Located at near Walmart Neighborhood Market at 1171 Dolly Parton Pkwy, Sevierville.  Adults-$5, Kids-$3, 3 & Under Free

October 26-31
Great Pumpkin Celebration
- Get the whole family dressed up head to Bass Pro Shops near Smokies Stadium for the Great Pumpkin Celebration!  Event includes FREE 4x6 Photo with the Peanuts Gang, free crafts, Pumpkin toss, costume parade, and a limited number of free gifts each night.  Visit Great Pumpkin Celebration online for a complete schedule of events

NEW!  October 27
History & Haunts with Jack-o-Lantern Jubilee
- Head to downtown Sevierville before 5 p.m. for the first ever History & Haunts with guided, historic ghost tours with Sevier County Historian Carroll McMahan, carved pumpkin contest and Halloween dance party.  History & Haunts activities will be held from 5-9 p.m. with 2 scheduled ghost tours beginning at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at the Bruce Street gazebo. For more information contact the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce at 865-453-6411, or go to VisitSevierville.com/fall. To get more information about the Jack-O'-Lantern Jubilee and enter a pumpkin, e-mail Emily Murgolo at emily @ scoc.org.

October 28 (Sunday)
Missy Barrett's Bats'n'Cats Spooktacular Book Launch
- Fun and free family-friendly event featuring book launch, entertainment and door prizes.  All Season Suites, 1:30-3 p.m.  Visit the Facebook Event page for details.

October 28
FBC Kid's Fall Festival
- Put on your costume and join us for the FBC KIDS Fall Festival! Food, Games, Cake Walk, Pumpkin Decorating, and a Hay Ride! All FREE! 

October 29 (Monday)
Hills Creek Trunk or Treat & Outdoor Movie
- Please Join us for our Trunk or Treat at Hills Creek Baptist Church on Monday, Oct 29th from 6-8:30pm. We will have candy, hot drinks, games and will be showing "Its a Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" on our outdoor big screen. Come join us for some free fun and fellowship! 6-8:30 p.m.

October 30 (Tuesday)
Halloween Spooktacular at Gatlinburg Community Center
- A fun and safe way for the kids to trick or treat. There will a costume contest for different age groups.  Contest registration starts at 5:30 p.m. with contest starting at 6. Local business owners set up booths and provide the kids with candy.  https://www.facebook.com/events/294136168067655/

October 30
Halloween Carnival
- Take your kids to the Senior Center for carnival games, costume contest and trick or treating inside the decorated center.  Your kids will have a great time AND put smiles on the faces of many Seniors! 4-6 p.m.  865-453-8080  https://www.facebook.com/events/2170339473228761/

October 31
Halloween at The Island
- While The Island won't be doing their Halloween Carnival this year, they are offering Unlimited Rides Passes for 1/2 Price to everyone in costume on Halloween. Visit early in the day for rides and family photos at the several fall & pumpkin displays then attend one of the many Trick-or-Treat celebrations around town!

October 31
Gatlinburg Halloween Kickoff Carnival – This event is truly for the entire family!  You'll enjoy hours of fun that includes visits from local characters include Sharky & Sharkette, costume contests, games, music and candy at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza from 1-5 p.m.  Plan to grab a bite to eat by 4:30 p.m. because restaurants fill up fast as everyone is waiting for the famous 6 p.m. downtown Trick-or-Treat.

October 31
Spooktacular Block Party
- The Sevier County Sheriff's Office offers a free and safe Block Party from 5-9 p.m. for the youth of Sevier County to spend their Halloween night. Downtown Sevierville at the Main Jail Facility.  Trick or treat with local fire, police, EMS, and other government agencies that work within Sevier County.

October 31
Halloween Trunk or Treat
- Have a blast at Quaker Steak & Lube at one of the area's largest Trunk or Treats with 20+ community partners providing fun and treats for all ages!  Admission is FREE!  Attend any time between the hours of 4-7 p.m. for lots of fun with your friends in a safe location.

October 31
Hallelujah Party
- Trunk or Treat, pumpkin play patch, hay rides, and bounce house at Gum Stand Baptist Church from 5:30-7:30 p.m.  Fall in love with Jesus!

October 31
Sevierville Commons Trunk or Treat
- Evergeen Church invites you to downtown Sevierville from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for Trunk or Treat at the Gazebo parking area.  Bring your costumed cuties down for a fun and safe trick or treating experience! Invite your friends!

More Halloween Activities and Special Events to Come!

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