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9 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.

Have Fun during fall in Sevierville, TN

3nd Annual Bruce Street Brewfest Microbrew Festival

Saturday, September 15, 2018

A section of Historic Downtown Sevierville will be transformed into an outdoor beer garden for the 3rd Annual Bruce Street Brewfest. Adults age 21 and older are invited to join nearly 50 home and professional brewers for festive tastings of more than 100 different craft beers in a range of styles from hoppy IPAs to malty stouts poured alongside food and music. Admission includes beer, a souvenir glass, and musical entertainment. Food will be available for purchase from a variety of food trucks. 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 $40 per person (designated driver tickets are $15 each). Advance ticket purchases are strongly recommended. All proceeds benefit local charities.

Robert A. Tino Smoky Mountain Homecoming

October 5-7, 2018

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).

Have Fun during fall in Sevierville, TN
Have Fun during fall in Sevierville, TN

10th Annual Stomp Out! Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

October 6, 2018

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. The walk begins at 9 a.m. from Mountain Valley Winery (registration opens at 8 a.m.) In addition, a “pink” (rosé) wine will be available at Mountain Valley Winery; a portion of every bottle sold will be donated to the American Cancer Society. After the walk barbecue lunch will be available 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 passport.

10th Annual Kyker Farms Corn Maze

Thursdays through Sundays, September 29 - October 31, 2018

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.

The Trail and Zombie Blasterz at Kyker Farms

Fridays & Saturdays, October 6-27, 2018; 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.

Have Fun during fall in Sevierville, TN
Have Fun during fall in Sevierville, TN

Wears Valley Fall Fest

October 19-21, 2018

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.

2nd Annual Sheriff’s Halloween Spooktacular Block Party

October 31, 2018

Join the 3nd annual Spooktacular Block Party from 6 to 9 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.

Rocky Top Chocolate Wine Trail

Saturday, OCtober 27, 2018

Join this lip-licking good trick-or-treating event exclusively for adults age 21 and older! Stop at three wineries, and savor a glass of locally-crafted wine paired with a hand-crafted chocolate dessert at each stop: Mountain Valley Winery, Hillside Winery, and Sugarland Cellars Winery.

Tickets are $30 per adult and include wines, desserts, plus commemorative tasting glass.

History & Haunts

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Get a peek at the darker side of Sevierville’s history during this first-time free event. Stroll historic downtown Sevierville alongside county historian Carroll McMahan and learn what led to the untimely deaths of 12 of the city’s men—the “ghosts” of whom will be represented by character actors in full costume. McMahan will interview each historically accurate, friendly “ghost.” After the second tour concludes, a jack-o-lantern contest (that will name winners in six categories) and family-friendly Halloween dance party, all open to the public, will take place.

Free for all to enjoy. Two tours are scheduled, beginning at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Meet at the gazebo on Bruce Street.

Have Fun during fall in Sevierville, TN

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