With an array of Fall and Halloween-themed activities each year in the Smoky Mountain area, here are just a few to choose from when you visit the area:
Annual Spooktacular Halloween Event at the Pigeon Forge Community Center
This event is geared toward small children as well as young adults with a variety of activities that are scary, like the haunted house, and some that are not like trick or treating from a variety of vendors from around the Pigeon Forge area. There are also games that the whole family can enjoy and musical entertainment all at no cost for this yearly tradition sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
Gatlinburg’s Mysterious Mansion
This is a classic Victorian-style, three-story house that has been turned into a Halloween fright palace! It is considered to be an extremely frightful experience for anyone who takes the tour. It includes secret tunnels, extra-dark hallways, and a multitude of winding staircases between each of the three floors. Along the way, you can run into “dead” guests who just might meet you around the corner or sneak up on you from behind. You never know what to expect in this mansion!
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
Beyond the well-known Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium of unusual people and things, the Ripley’s park includes a Haunted Adventure area where you can see real shrunken heads, a real vampire kit, and a spinning vortex tunnel along with taking time to visit the on-site aquarium, Guinness World Records displays, and even a 5D movie theater experience; all for the price of one ticket.
Kyker Farms Corn Maze and Zombie Blasterz
Along with the non-scary activities such as the Fall Corn Maze, Kyker Farms offers a Halloween paintball ride that all age-levels of children can participate in. The adventure begins on a hayride that rambles through the Dead Woods where you will encounter “live” zombies that are ready to be paintballed! The nice part is that they don’t shoot back!
Hayrides at Cades Cove Loop
There are less scary hayrides to be found on this excursion that is great for the entire family to enjoy. You will enjoy a guided hayride that will take you on a historic journey of the farming area of yesteryear all the way back to the beginning of the 19th century. You will take in different wildlife as you go along through the mountain and forested areas including wild turkeys, deer, and woodchucks to name just a few.
Halloween at Pigeon Forge Island
With the annual Halloween Carnival in full swing on Pigeon Forge Island, you will hear live music all day, encounter circus acts such as acrobats and dancing bears, circus performers on stilts, as well as contortion artists and fire eaters. In the early evening, children of all ages will be able to participate in some trick-or-treating or a costume contest. You might even see a haunted circus caravan roaming around!