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Top Fall Activities & Events in Pigeon Forge

Get ready for a vibrant fall getaway in Pigeon Forge, where the beauty of autumn merges seamlessly with the area’s most exciting seasonal events and activities. Immerse yourself in the magic of this time of year and experience the very best that Pigeon Forge has to offer with this list of our favorite local fall activities and events.

Attend the Pigeon Forge Rod Run 

A beloved tradition for classic car enthusiasts, the Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run returns each year with a dazzling display of vintage and custom cars. The three-day event will take place at the LeConte Center, from September 14 to 16, less than a five-minute drive from Margaritaville Island Inn. 

Watch the Leaves Change 

As the air becomes more crisp, the trees begin their transformation from green to hues of red, orange and yellow. Our hotel is within minutes of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which means we’re close to some of the area’s most colorful spots. The best time to witness this breathtaking metamorphosis is in mid-October when the colors are at their peak – plan for a leisurely drive through the national park or explore the scenic byways in Pigeon Forge that showcase nature’s magnificent palette. 

Pigeon Forge Bluegrass Festival   

Immerse yourself in the soulful sounds of the Pigeon Forge Bluegrass Festival, taking place on September 22 and 23. Experience the heartwarming melodies of talented musicians against the backdrop of fall's vibrant colors during the two-day event at LeConte Event Center. The nation’s top Bluegrass talent will be in attendance, so be sure to check the event out during your fall escape to Pigeon Forge.

Chalkfest at The Island

 Witness art come to life at Chalkfest, where the sidewalks of The Island in Pigeon Forge transform into vibrant canvases. The event takes place on October 8 of this year directly outside our front door, so be sure to stop by to admire the intricate chalk art creations that showcase the creativity and talent of local artists.

Trick or Treat at The Island 

 Embrace the Halloween spirit with Trick or Treat at The Island on October 31, 2023. Bring the whole family for a spook-tacular evening of candy, costumes and festive fun.

Plan Your Unforgettable Fall Escape 

Make the most of autumn in Pigeon Forge by planning your visit today. Whether you're seeking a peaceful retreat to admire the fall colors or an adventure-packed getaway, Pigeon Forge and Margaritaville Island Inn Pigeon Forge offer the perfect blend of relaxation and excitement. Fall is waiting – embrace the season and create memories to last a lifetime. 


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