Gatlinburg Fall Events


There’s something about fall that sets it apart from the other seasons. It just feels a little slower, a little more relaxed… a little more Gatlinburg. The weather cools off, making the parkway even more walkable and perfect for fall-foliage trips. The changing leaves color our little mountain town with robust reds and vibrant yellows. See miles of nature’s perfection from Newfound Gap or from one of our scenic mountain overlooks. Catch a natural high at the highest point in Tennessee, Clingman’s Dome. Walk downtown Gatlinburg, and see the shops all decked out in autumn colors for the harvest. In Gatlinburg, simply stepping outside and breathing in the fresh mountain air can be a life-affirming, natural relaxant.

Taste of Autumn.jpgTaste of Autumn

Gatlinburg celebrates the beginning of the fall season with an evening filled with delicious signature dishes from area restaurants and top-notch entertainment at the Annual Taste of Autumn. Taste of Autumn will be held in the Tennessee Ballroom at the....

Oktoberfest at Ober.jpgOktoberfest at Ober

Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun.OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with....

Gatlinburg fall.jpgAutumn Color in the Smokies

Autumn in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a special time when a glorious leaf season of several weeks is enjoyed by visitors as fall colors travel down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills. The kaleidoscope of fall colors in the Smoky Mountains is magnificent and varied because of the amazing diversity of trees. Some 100 species of native....

Gatlinburg Craftmens Fair Fall.jpgGatlinburg Craftmen's Fair

The celebration of fall also encompasses one of the southeast’s most popular events…the Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. During the Craftsmen's Fair, the Gatlinburg Convention Center blossoms into a multi-level mecca of the top craft people from all....

Tennessee Whiskey Experience.jpgTennessee Whiskey Experience

The Tennessee Whiskey Experience will highlight the distilleries that make up the Tennessee Whiskey Trail with product samples and cocktails straight from the distillers. Complimenting these spirits,  Executive Chef Jeremy Hemen will be creating....

Gatlinburg Trick or Treat.jpgTrick or Treat Kickoff Karnival

A fantastic family Halloween day event from 1:00pm to 5:00pm. Fun for visiting guests and local residents – contests, costumed characters, candy and a pumpkin contest plus trick or treat safety from the Gatlinburg Police Department and...

Winter Magic Kickoff.jpgWinter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on....

Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts.jpgGreat Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show

Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the nation’s....