8 Frightfully Fun Fests in Sevierville, Tennessee This October
From apples to zombies, celebrate fall at these special events.
Colorful leaves and comfortable temperatures are natural invitations to visit Sevierville, Tennessee this fall, but October packs even more temptations into the mix.
As Halloween approaches, it’s the perfect time to explore the spooky side of our Smoky Mountain town. From apples to zombies, ghost stories to microbrews, a cornucopia of themed festivals in Sevierville offers spirited fun for everyone, whether you’re traveling solo, with youngsters, friends, or a special someone.
Get spooked or simply celebrate the harvest during Sevierville’s October festivities.
Robert A. Tino Smoky Mountain Homecoming
October 6-8, 2017
Staged in the fields surrounding the Robert A. Tino Gallery—which is located inside a 200-year-old house that’s rumored to be occupied by a friendly ghost—the Smoky Mountain Homecoming weekend showcases artworks by Robert A. Tino, who is best known for his paintings inspired by the Smoky Mountains, as well as the works of other local artisans and heritage crafters from blacksmiths to weavers. A celebration of mountain heritage, this wholesome, family-friendly event combines original art, traditional mountain crafts, artisan demonstrations, bluegrass musical entertainment, and scrumptious Southern food. Kids’ art classes and a pick-n-paint pumpkin patch are also offered. “The Smoky Mountain Homecoming is nostalgic and harkens back to a different era,” says Mary John Tino, wife of the artist and gallery manager. “It lures everybody in: the old, the young and the young at heart.”
Admission is free on Friday, $5 per person on Saturday and Sunday (children age 12 and younger are free).
10th Annual Stomp Out! Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
October 7, 2017
The Rocky Top Wine Trail’s annual event celebrates the end of Tennessee’s grape harvest plus aims to raise awareness of and funds to fight breast cancer. Walk approximately four miles to three wineries (Mountain Valley Winery, Apple Barn Winery, and Hillside Winery) for fun activities like grape stomping, apple bobbing, and of course wine tasting. All three wineries have a “pink” (rosé) wine available; $5 of every bottle sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society. Look for Strawberry Blush at Mountain Valley Winery, Red/White Muscadine at Apple Barn Winery, and sparkling Apple Cranberry at Hillside Winery. After the walk a barbecue lunch will be served at Mountain Valley Winery courtesy of Corky’s BBQ.
Tickets are $25 per person and include lunch, a bottle of water, a backpack filled with goodies, and a Rocky Top Wine Trail glass.
2nd Annual Bruce Street Brewfest Microbrew Festival
Saturday, October 14, 2017
A section of Historic Downtown Sevierville will be transformed into an outdoor beer garden for the 2nd Annual Bruce Street Brewfest. Adults age 21 and older are invited to join nearly 40 home and professional brewers for festive tastings of more than 100 different craft beers served alongside food and music. Featured brewers include Highland Brewing Company, Gatlinburg Brewing Company, Monkey Town Brewing Company, Catawba Brewing Co., Cold Fusion Brewing, South Cider, Studio Brewing Company, and dozens more pouring samples in a range of styles from hoppy IPAs to malty stouts. Admission includes beer, a souvenir glass, and musical entertainment by Sevierville’s own Autumn Reflection band, as well as Kirk Fleta, Rossdafareye, and Alex Stokes as emcee. Food will be available for purchase from a variety of food trucks including Gypsy Kitchen, Checkered Flag BBQ, The Weanie Queen, and a mobile pizza oven. Festival goers can help their favorite brewers win recognition with the People’s Choice competition; there will also be a judged competition among homebrewers.
Tickets are $30 per person (designated driver tickets are $15 each). Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended. All proceeds benefit local charities.
10th Annual Kyker Farms Corn Maze
Thursdays through Sundays, September 30-October 30, 2017
The 208-year-old family farm, now helmed by the ninth generation, invites you to come get “kornfused” in the corn fields which have been carved into five different mazes. Each maze offers a different theme and challenge, including a scavenger hunt, farm fact-finding mission, a big circular pattern, a farm pattern, and a kid-friendly route. To round out a day of family-friendly fun on the farm, enjoy hayrides to the pumpkin patch, tunnel slides, swings, corn hole, an educational barn, bouncing pillow, zip line, straw crawl and more.
Admission is $12.50 for everyone age 6 and older; $7 for children age 3-5 and free for children age 2 and younger.
2nd Annual Sheriff’s Halloween Spooktacular Block Party
October 31, 2017
Join the 2nd annual Spooktacular Block Party from 6 to 10 p.m. in Downtown Sevierville for a family-friendly party that mixes traditional Halloween trick-or-treating with a genuine community gathering. The free event is hosted by the Sevier County Sheriff’s office and provides children the chance to trick-or-treat with local fire, police, emergency medical services personnel, and other government agencies that work within Sevier County. In addition to “tons of free candy,” an officer charged with planning the event said to also expect games, mazes and other kids’ activities.
Free to Sevier County residents and visitors.
The Trail and Zombie Blasterz at Kyker Farms
Fridays & Saturdays, October 7-28, 2017; 8-10 p.m.
The Kyker family cranks up the scare factor a few notches as the sun sets on the family-friendly farm. The fields and hayrides are staged for thrilling after-dark adventures. The Trail is set on a winding path not a maze, so you can’t get lost but your heart will race as startling creatures come to life and spook the haunted corn field. Zombie Blasterz is an interactive paintball ride through the Dead Woods. Using a paintball gun mounted to a wagon you’ll have 100 rounds to blast zombies along the way.
The Trail and Zombie Blasterz are $15 per person each or $20 per person for both adventures. There is no set age limit for these adventurous scares.
Wears Valley Fall Fest
October 20-22, 2017
Presented by Keep Sevier Beautiful, this family-friendly fall fest combines crafters, entertainers and activities. More than 100 traditional and contemporary crafts will be featured, including woodcrafts, handmade soaps, paintings, candles, clothing, and essential oils. You’ll find plenty of tempting foods to bite into, from savory “steak on a stick” to sweet candied and caramel apples, grilled corn on the cob, Southern barbecue, plus Greek and Italian dishes. Musical entertainment ranges from gospel to folk, country to Elvis. Kids can make crafts, play games, run through an obstacle course, jump in inflatables, build birdhouses, and get close to friendly animals in the petting zoo. Storytellers, a vintage baseball game, tractor rides and a pumpkin patch are also part of the weekend fun.
Admission is $3 per person (free for children age 2 and younger); parking is free.
Harvest Moon Pumpkin Patch and Corn Maze
Thursdays through Sundays (plus Mondays in October), September 22-October 30, 2017
This spectacular pumpkin patch boasts over 25 different varieties of pumpkins and gourds, an impressive selection of shapes and hues that are ideal for carving into jack-o’-lanterns as well as for working into fall arrangements and seasonal home decor. Take a hayride to the pumpkin patch or down to the creek, paint a pumpkin, jump in the bounce house, and join in more of the country-farm-based fun. Several activities are designed especially for kids.
Admission $10 per person, $8 for children age 6-11, free for children age 5 and younger. Flashlights required after 6:30 p.m. Hours and dates are weather permitting.
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