Whether you’re looking for scream-worthy attractions or spook-free fun, Gatlinburg’s got you covered for a ghoulishly good time this Halloween season. Here’s a roundup of all the supernatural events, activities and experiences you won’t want to miss.
Trick-Or-Treat in Downtown Gatlinburg
On October 31, Halloweeners can celebrate the holiday by trick-or-treating along the Gatlinburg Parkway all afternoon. Downtown Gatlinburg businesses will hand out Halloween treats to costumed visitors during this fun area tradition.
Anakeesta’s Legend of Hallow Mountain
For a limited time, visitors can experience Anakeesta’s Legend of Hallow Mountain during Autumn at Anakeesta. Spine-chilling scare zones, scare-free activities and much more are available during this premier Halloween event, happening every weekend until November 2. The best part? Admission is FREE with regular ticket purchase. Afterward, don’t miss the chance to soar through the night sky with Anakeesta’s Zombie Zipline tour, a thrilling Halloween take on the attraction’s over 3,000-foot long zipling course. Discover more information at Anakeesta.
Appalachian Ghost Walk
Recognized as one of the south’s best specialty tours and ghost walk operators, Appalachian GhostWalks offers a wide variety of unique and customizable tours for every group. To lantern-led tours that illuminate Gatlinburg’s startling past to investigations of Appalachia’s most paranormal mysteries, there’s no better way to explore the area’s eeriest sites on foot. Nightly year-round tours available, times subject to change. Tour package rates may vary. See their website for more details.
Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival
Start the trick-or-treat fun early in Gatlinburg! Favorite Gatlinburg businesses and attractions offer an afternoon filled with treats, crafts, games, costume contests and much more at this free-to-attend Halloween celebration held at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. Stop by anytime between 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2019.
Ripley’s Fright Nights
Come face to face with ghosts from decades past as warped versions of the 1980s’ most recognizable pop culture icons in gaming, television, and movies wreak their neon-wearing revenge. See what all the fun and fright is about every Friday-Sunday at 6 p.m. this October. Special tour offered on Halloween. Learn more.
Mysterious Mansion Haunted Attraction
For those looking for a hair-raising good time, check out Gatlinburg’s oldest haunted house. The building’s old-fashioned structure offers you the unique chance to explore hidden passageways and disturbing corridors all on your own – just be sure to watch out for the restless spirits that lurk about.
Monster March Halloween Bar Crawl
Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina hosts a spectacular Halloween fiesta fit for the crawling dead! Enjoy discounted food and drink specials, costume contests, cash prizes and more while journeying down Gatlinburg’s famous Parkway. The crawl kicks off at 8 p.m. at Puckers Sports Grill and continues at Crawdaddy’s Restaurant and Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina until 10 p.m.
1st Annual Gatlinburg SkyBridge Pumpkin Toss
Looking for a smashing Halloween event in the ‘Burg? Look no further than Gatlinburg SkyLift Park. On Friday, November 1, guests can hurl their old pumpkins 150-feet from the longest pedestrian suspension bridge in North America. All the fun and tossings begin at 4 p.m. and cumulate into a grand pumpkin tossing finale at 6:30 p.m. as hundreds of participants simultaneously launch their pumpkins from the SkyBridge. Guests can register their pumpkins for $5 beginning at 4 p.m. until 7:45 p.m., and enjoy free Halloween candy and goodies while supplies last. Insider Tip: Come in costume to receive $2 off a regular admission ticket to the SkyLift Park. All proceeds benefit Sevier County Food Ministry and those in need, making this gourd-filled Halloween adventure really something to fall for. Discover more information on the Gatlinburg SkyLift Park website.
Howl O Ween at Ole Red Gatlinburg
Prowl on down to Ole Red Gatlinburg for spooktacular activities and specials being offered only on Halloween. Little ghouls can swing by from 12 to 6 p.m. dressed in their Halloween best for trick or treat fun, while costume contests, frightfully delicious specials, and live music from Dugger Band continue later into the night. Discover details at the Ole Red Gatlinburg Facebook Event.