Fall is a special season in the Smoky Mountains with the incredible weather, beautiful scenery of fall foliage, talented craftsmen, delicious treats, mountain music, and everything else that makes fall one of the favorite times of year for locals and visitors alike. The Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival in Gatlinburg, TN features some fantastic events such as the popular Taste of Autumn, Oktoberfest, Fall Craftsmen’s Fair, and much more. Whether you choose to attend one of the Gatlinburg fall events listed below or if you simply jump on the craft route and enjoy the scenery and fall colors, you’ll quickly discover why the Gatlinburg Fall Harvest Festival is arguably the best time of year to visit Gatlinburg, TN!
2021 Gatlinburg Fall Events
Events in Gatlinburg TN may change dates or locations, so be sure to check with the official website, phone number, etc to confirm event details before making your plans. The following fall events in Gatlinburg are just a sample of some of the most popular events that take place during the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival.
Gatlinburg Events in September 2021
Late Sep – Early Nov
Fall Colors in the Smokies
During fall, the Smoky Mountains transform into a beautiful palette of colors as leaves begin to change. While the timing can never be predicted precisely to a specific day, we provide a fall color forecast for the Gatlinburg area to provide tips on the best time to visit to see the best possible colors!
Final Thoughts about the Gatlinburg Fall Festival Events
During the Gatlinburg Harvest Festival, also be sure to visit the Arts and Crafts Loop, which is an 8 mile stretch of road on the north end of Gatlinburg featuring numerous artist, craftsmen, and sometimes musicians showcasing their talents in small shops along the route. Whether you like pottery, handmade candles, musical instruments, etc there are all sorts of things to see, do, and buy along the ever-popular Gatlinburg craft loop!
We want to hear from you! In the comments section below, tell us what your favorite part of fall in Gatlinburg is. Is it the colorful leaves, cool air, delicious food, handmade crafts, mountain music, all of the above, or something else? Let us know!