1. Celebrate with The Mysterious Mansion: One of the creepiest haunted houses in the Smokies is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year! The Mysterious Mansion sits on River Road and is packed with all the things your nightmares are made of. Are you brave enough to talk a walk through the mansion? 
  2. Fine Dining with a Ghostly Twist: The Greenbrier is not only one of the top dining experiences in Gatlinburg but it also has a ghostly twist to its history. Lydia supposedly lingers from many years ago after her tragic death. Make reservations, enjoy a nice dinner and then sit around the outdoor fire pit while you share a few of your own ghost stories.
  3. Ripley’s Fright Nights: Every Friday and Saturday during October Ripley’s Haunted Adventures adds to their already terrifying experience. Stop in and participate if you’re ready for a little extra spook in your Halloween.
  4. Appalachian GhostWalks: Speaking of spooks. Plenty roam the streets of Gatlinburg and hills of Appalachia. Take a stroll with Appalachian GhostWalks to discover the hidden secrets and spooky tales of White Oak Flats and the Great Smoky Mountains. 
  5. Ripley's Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival: A fantastic family Halloween day event from 11:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Fun for visiting guests and local residents – contests, costumed characters, candy and more await guests who attend this annual Halloween extravaganza. Festival locations will be at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza in Gatlinburg.
  6. Autumn at Anakeesta: Enjoy seasonal food and drinks, games, and live entertainment. Beginning at sunset, thrill-seekers can take a haunted ride on the Rail Runner mountain coaster. Join us on the weekends for a nighttime zipline experience as you fly through darkness 200’ above the forest floor. Bring the family to relax around our new fire pit or grab a bag of popcorn to watch a Halloween movie.