FRIGHTFULLY FUN FESTS IN SEVIERVILLE, TENNESSEE THIS OCTOBER
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 ghost stories to corn mazes, 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.
Event dates may be subject to change. Please contact individual events and businesses in advance before traveling long distances.
16th Annual Kyker Farms Corn Maze
September 30 & October 1, Thursdays through Sundays, through October 29
The 215-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
Check the website for admission rates.
Jeep-toberfest in the Smokies
October 21, 2023
This Jeep show includes local & national vendors, a Jeep-o-lantern contest, costume contests for kids and adults, a deejay, beer garden, food from T.G.I. Friday’s, and an after-party with music from local band Sunburn Willy. Register your Jeep in the competition or just come to look. Need even more reason to check out Jeep-toberfest? Know this: a majority of the proceeds benefit a chosen area charity.
Wears Valley Fall Fest
October 20-22, 2023
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.
Downtown History & Haunts
October 19, 2023; 6pm-8pm (Fireworks at 8pm)
Stroll the streets of historic downtown Sevierville to enjoy family-friendly frights, lawn games and fireworks.
The event brings a harvest of activities everyone will enjoy, from guided historic walking tours and costume contests to storytellers, a Halloween-themed dance party, lawn games and fireworks.
Dance the evening away to classic Halloween tunes spun by a fun DJ and dress your best for the costume contest (there will even be a category for best dressed dog!*) Two guided historical walking tours will take place during the evening and offer hauntingly tragic tales from Sevierville’s past led by the Sevier County historian.
Admission to History & Haunts is free. There may be a nominal charge for some activities.
*Dogs must remain on a leash and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
Sheriff’s Department Halloween Spooktacular Block Party
Tuesday, October 31, 2023
Join the Spooktacular Block Party from 5 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.
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival
September 20 – October 30, 2023
Bask in the glow of thousands of intricately-carved pumpkins displayed throughout Dollywood’s Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass and upper Craftsman’s Valley areas. This year, Great Pumpkin LumiNights will also stretch into the newly-opened Wildwood Grove. In addition to the pumpkin displays, the Wildwood Tree tells a Smoky Mountain harvest story multiple times each evening. Enjoy the award-winning rides and shows at Dollywood, then discover exciting activities to create thrilling memories together, such as viewing “pumpkin artist” demonstrations that help guests learn how to produce the perfect pumpkin masterpiece.