December means that Christmas is a’comin’, and the Gatlinburg area of the Smokies is dressed in millions of lights and decorations, with music, song and laughter. Snow and snow sports are on the mountain, parades and fireworks are in the cards, and festivity is in the air.
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Halloween is a fun time, but it can be a scary time too, especially if you’re not expecting spooky surprises. So here to sort the fun from the fright is our guide to Halloween happenings in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
November is the month when fall definitely turns to winter, the fabulous fall colors remain for a week or two, but the season’s festivities are looming large, with millions of lights everywhere, live music on the street, gift shopping from the arts & crafts community, winter bluegrass, and snow tubing on the mountain.
Ah, romance, it makes the world go round. And in the Smoky Mountains, love and marriage are common features of life here. Gatlinburg in fact is one of the country’s most popular places to get married, and just being in the Smokies makes that easy to believe.
Here are the best places to drive or hike to catch the fabulous fall colors of the Smoky Mountains at their best during this fall season. Fall in the Smoky Mountains is famous for its wonderful colors, starting at the mountaintop and gradually moving down the mountain to lower elevations.
October in the Smoky Mountains is the peak time for the fabulous fall colors everywhere, and no surprise that it’s also the most popular month for couples to get married. Holidays are getting closer, festive events are breaking out everywhere, and the end of the month will take on its traditional spooky turn, but meanwhile it’s all about the brilliant colors of the leaves on the trees.
Here’s the scoop on events happening in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area during October this year.
A trip to Gatlinburg with the family can run up the expenses pretty quickly, unless you find some ways to save money and still have a great time. Here are some tips on how to do just that.
September is the month in which we can truly say that Fall is coming. It’s the time of harvest celebration and the turn of the seasons reflected in the changing colors of the leaves on the trees, and in this part of the Smoky Mountains it means bluegrass festivals, auto rallies, scarecrows and pumpkins, beer tasting and lots of food, fun and festivity.
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August in the Smokies is bustling with events, from hot air balloons to cosplay and fishing, and also with a foretaste of changes to come, with the kids going back to school, and harvest festivals peeking around the corner (but not quite here yet). Temperatures are in the high eighties to low nineties, and the evenings are pleasant.
July is one of the best months to visit the Smoky Mountains and it’s high season in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, as well as Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the surrounding scenic area. Conventions, Fairs, music and the big July 4th Parade are among the events to watch for here in this hot summertime month.
Temperatures are generally in the high eighties to low nineties with cool nights in the sixties – perfect for every kind of mountain adventure except for snow and downhill tubing – and even in midsummer, we have that covered too!
While the towns and attractions are bustling with visitors and special events, it’s a good time to hit the higher elevations or some swimming holes to cool down, as well as knowing the back roads to avoid some of that bustle.
But read on to see just what kind of bustle is happening in July.