Fall

Fall Gatlinburg Activities

Every autumn, Gatlinburg undergoes a stunning transformation as the trees erupt into vibrant colors that make up the most breathtaking Tennessee fall foliage scenes. The Gatlinburg fall calendar of events is jam-packed with the most fun events and fall festivals in Tennessee. It’s the perfect time for a family getaway or a romantic escape to the Smoky Mountains and a chance to see the most beautiful time of year in Tennessee. Fall foliage in full color, cool, crisp air and entertaining activities for everyone.

Check out the autumn Gatlinburg events below for some of the most popular fall festivals in Tennessee.

Gatlinburg Farmers Market

May 16, 2015 - October 17, 2015

Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at 849 Glades Road. Read more

The Back Porch Concert Series featuring The Appleseed Collective

September 16, 2015 - September 16, 2015

The dictionary defines Americana as, 'things associated with the culture and history of America, especially the United States.' Well if that is the case then The Appleseed Collective is real Americana. Read more

The Back Porch Concert Series featuring Bill Strings and Don Julin

September 17, 2015 - September 17, 2015

Incendiary American roots duo Billy Strings & Don Julin tap into the vein of the earliest bluegrass music on their new album Fiddle Tune X, back when bluegrass was a rough-and-tumble art form pouring out of the Appalachian mountains, made with great virtuosity and huge attitude. Read more

Taste of Autumn

September 17, 2015 - September 17, 2015

Gatlinburg’s Annual Taste of Autumn takes center stage on tradition September 17, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Read more

The Back Porch Concert Series featuring Bombadil

September 18, 2015 - September 18, 2015

"Quirky, multi-textured, wildly inventive, eclectic, and hugely enjoyable." "...a combination of open-minded chamber folk and the bright and sunny pop music of the 1960s." Read more

The Back Porch Concert Series featuring Jeremiah and the Red Eyes

September 24, 2015 - September 24, 2015

Jeremiah Sammartano, the Los Angeles based, Emmy nominated Native American singer/songwriter who fronts the bluesy/Americana group, Jeremiah and the Red Eyes, has covered many miles over the past several years. Read more

Oktoberfest at Ober

September 25, 2015 - November 2, 2015

Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun. Read more

Autumn color in the Smokies

October 1, 2015 - November 15, 2015

The notion that peak color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park happens in mid-October is a misconception. The marvelous colors of autumn actually light up the Smokies for seven weeks or more as the peak elevations move down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills. Read more

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

October 8, 2015 - October 25, 2015

Art, crafts and music lovers can find almost 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Read more

The Back Porch Concert Series featuring Bumper Jacksons

October 13, 2015 - October 13, 2015

The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America's story from New Orleans' brothels to Appalachian hollers. Read more

Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

November 11, 2015 - November 11, 2015

Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 26th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Wednesday, Nov. 11 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown. Read more

Veterans Day Celebration

November 11, 2015 - November 11, 2015

Join Gatlinburg in saluting America's veterans of the Armed Forces, featuring stirring musical numbers and words of tribute on Ripley's Aquarium Plaza. Read more

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights

November 12, 2015 - January 31, 2016

Visitors can soak up the spirit of the season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights. Read more

Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show

November 24, 2015 - November 29, 2015

Unique handcrafted Thanksgiving gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered for sale at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Read more

Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show

November 30, 2015 - December 6, 2015

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Read more

Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

December 4, 2015 - December 4, 2015

The award winning 40th Annual Christmas Fantasy of Lights Parade will step off at 7:30pm on Friday, December 4. Read more