Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
Dollywood & The Smokies
4 Days | Sept & Oct
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Fall Foliage in the Great Smoky Mountains is the most popular time of the year for tour groups. The Harvest Festival at Dollywood features the Great Pumpkin LumiNights showcasing artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and delightful, and unique pumpkin-themed food options. Feel free to customize this trip to suit your interests.
- Customizable Comps
- Net Rates
- Luxury or First Class Hotels & Meals
- Motorcoach Transportation & Professional Tour Managers are available
Tour Tennessee will be happy to structure tour prices to match your needs. Just let us know!
Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 – Arrive Pigeon Forge – Choice of Dinner Show
Arrive in Pigeon Forge and check into your hotel for a three-night stay. Tonight, you have your choice of dinner show. Choose from: Pirates Voyages, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, or the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud. (D)
Day 2 – Titanic Museum – Skyland Ranch – BBQ Lunch & Private Concert by Gary “Biscuit” Davis – Free Time at The Island – Country Tonite
This morning, visit the Titanic Museum. It is a gateway to 1912, where First-Class Maids and a variety of Officers and crew members bring the stories of the fabled ship and its fascinating passengers to life by retelling their stories in vivid, dramatic detail. The priceless artifacts throughout the museum shed additional light on the lives of those passengers and crew members when guests see the actual belongings of those on board and artifacts that sailed on Titanic’s maiden voyage.
Next, visit SkyLand Ranch when your journey to the top of SkyLand Ranch begins on the Horizon Skyride! Hop in the chairlift and enjoy a scenic ride to the top where you enjoy a BBQ Lunch and Special Private Concert and Q&A with 5-time National Champion Banjo Player Gary “Biscuit” Davis.
In addition to being the only 5-time National Banjo Champion, Biscuit has traveled the world performing with incredible artists, including one of the biggest names ever in music, Dolly Parton. Not only did Biscuit perform with Dolly, but he was also her band leader for many years and produced tracks for her on multiple albums. Biscuit is one of the most talented and entertaining individuals you will ever meet, as well as being an incredible storyteller. You will enjoy every second spent with Biscuit.
Enjoy free time for shopping this afternoon at The Island. The Island in Pigeon Forge, TN boasts 23 acres of entertainment in an inviting setting perfect for groups trying to escape the everyday. With over 80 shops, restaurants and attractions, our location combines all things fun, in a safe environment where you can eat, shop and play. The Island’s diverse selection of activities makes it a one-stop-shop of fun for all ages. The Island Show Fountains are programmed to music and lights year-round and you can purchase a ticket to ride “The Wheel” which is 200 feet tall. There truly is something for everyone to enjoy at The Island.
Tonight, your group enjoys dinner at the delicious Applewood Farmhouse. At Applewood all meals are served with their signature Applewood Julep, Apple Fritters and Homemade Apple Butter.
After dinner, depart for the Country Tonite Theater and enjoy a fantastic show to conclude your evening’s entertainment. In this fast-paced production you will enjoy a variety of dynamic singing and dancing, side-splitting comedy, powerful gospel, and American patriotism. From the strong talent of the youth performers, to the experienced veterans of the Country Tonite stage and song, the love of God, family and country resonates throughout the show. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Great Smoky Mountains Tour – Shopping in Gatlinburg – Dollywood’s Mountain Harvest Festival
Today, you’ll enjoy a Step-On Guided tour of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is America’s most visited national park. After your tour spend your afternoon strolling the sidewalks and shops of Historic Downtown Gatlinburg. Explore & unwind with some free time while indulging your taste buds by enjoying lunch on your own this afternoon at any one of the many delightful local restaurants.
The rest of the day is spent at Dollywood for the Mountain Harvest Festival. It is even more spectacular this season, with thousands of carved and illuminated jack-o-lanterns immersing families in fabulous fall fun. The largest addition ever made to Dollywood’s fall festival, Great Pumpkin LumiNights features artistic sculptures, whimsical scenes and delightful, family-friendly fun throughout Timber Canyon.
Stroll through a forest of shimmering sunflowers, see a family of glowing frogs, and snap a memorable family photo in front of our towering Pumpkin Tree. A treat for all ages, Great Pumpkin LumiNights is the highlight of Harvest season at Dollywood!
Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights also features new pumpkin-themed food options, entertainment and interactive opportunities for park guests to experience an exciting nightly finale during the best fall festival in the Smokies. Dollywood Theme Park is known for its world-class entertainment, amazing thrill rides, and family friendly adventures. Dinner is on your own this evening at the park, but groups could add a meal voucher if they wish. (B)
Day 4 – Departure
Following Breakfast at the hotel you depart for home. (B)