1. Celebrate with The Mysterious Mansion: As one of the creepiest houses in Gatlinburg for over 40 years, the Mysterious Mansion sits on River Road and is packed with all the things your nightmares are made of. Are you brave enough to take 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 4:00 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: Running from September 24through October 31, this seasonal event features live music every day, a garden full of fall plantings, autumn-themed dining and drink specials, enhanced nighttime lighting, Halloween family fun and of course, the most beautiful Smoky Mountain fall colors! Summer might be ending in the Smokies, but family fun and adventure are here to stay at Anakeesta! Guests will be greeted by a 20-ft tall scarecrow on the Gatlinburg Parkway outside of the Anakeesta Base Station before they begin their journey to the top of Anakeesta mountain.
  7. Autumn Adventures at Gatlinburg Skylift Park: Fall is the most exciting time to be in the Great Smoky Mountains and at Gatlinburg SkyLift Park we are giving visitors a show with Autumn Adventures, a series of events with mountain sunrises, music, colorful seasonal decorations and trick or treat parties for the kids - not to mention the best fall foliage views you can get in the Smokies. We have Autumn Adventures planned for all ages with spooky fun, and a separate ticketed VIP sunrise event that includes early access to the SkyLift Park.