East Tennessee: Top 13 Fall Activities You Can’t Miss

We’re so happy it’s finally fall because that means fall events in East Tennessee! We know it will be hard for you to leave the coziness of our cabins, but you will be so happy you did when you see what events are happening near each cabin location. Enough waiting, let’s get the to events!




Smokey Mountain Harvest Festival Sept 23-Oct 31

Celebrate fall at this amazing event boasting more than 200 booths of the best handmade arts and crafts, live music, beautiful decorations, and all the magic of Gatlinburg.


Smokey Mountain National Park

There’s magic in the hills of Tennessee that you can only experience during the fall. Take a drive or hit the trails to see a beautiful fall color display you can’t get anywhere else.


Oktoberfest at Ober Sept 23-Oct30

Kick off the Smokey Mountain Harvest Festival with Oktoberfest at Ober. You will be surrounded by Bavarian-style music, food, and the best brews around.


Mysterious Mansion (open all year)

Who doesn’t love some good ol’ Halloween fun? The Mysterious Mansion is one of those rare gems you have to check out in Gatlinburg. It’s fun for the whole family and will leave you will some fright-tastic memories.


Hunt Ghosts at Weiss Manor Oct 1- Nov 1

A ghost themed mystery theater? Yes, please! Investigate the odd happenings at Weiss Manor to uncover the mystery of it’s past. This is one wicked you should definitely attend.


Pigeon Forge


Autumn Colors in the Smokies

Whether you’re in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, experiencing Autumn colors in the Smokey Mountains is a must on your activity list. We’re telling you, there is nothing like it anywhere else. Definitely make sure you have a full charge on your camera and phone to capture your adventure.


Zip Lining through the Smokey Mountains

We know this is the third mention of fall in the Smokey Mountains, but we thought zip lining deserved its own shout out. Driving, biking, hiking, and horseback riding is cool and all, but zip lining through the mountains is a whole new level. Just think of the social media possibilities. No one will be able to top your zipping through the trees posts.


National Southern Gospel & Harvest Festival at Dollywood Sept 30 – Oct 29

Oh yes, my friends it’s finally here. Not much can beat a day of fun at Dollywood, except some great Southern Gospel and the entire park decorated for fall! Enjoy all the attractions with the sweet sound of Southern Gospel whisping through the air and more fall decor than your camera can capture.




Movie on the Square Sept 9 – Oct 14th

Have you ever watched a movie under the stars? Well in Knoxville you can, and it’s free! Check out the full list of dates and showings right here.


UT vs Alabama 10/15

This game of course made the list of fall activities to experience in Knoxville. If you have tickets or just planning to tailgate, this is one game you don’t want to miss. All our Knoxville cabins are only a short drive away from Neyland Stadium.


Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tour

Knoxville is also home to some very active spirits and you get to investigate and discover them all on the Haunted Knoxville Ghost Tour. You’re provided with paranormal tools of the trade so no ghosts can escape you. Anyone else hear the Ghost Busters theme song playing right now?


Oaks Farm Corn Maze & Pumpkin Patch

A corn maze should be everyone’s family tradition. Oaks Farm has the best maze around with tons of other activities to check out while you’re there.


Zombie Hunters Paintball

We discovered this little nugget of awesomeness while finding a haunted house for this list. Now there are some great haunted houses in and around Knoxville, but none of them give you the chance to SHOOT ZOMBIES WITH PAINTBALLS! Talk about a great time. We can’t wait to officially become zombie hunters and you shouldn’t either. Find out more.


Booking Your Perfect Fall Getaway


Our wonderful booking extraordinaireTina is ready to reserve your perfect fall getaway. Let her know what you are looking for and she works her magic to make sure you have an amazing experience with KT Cabins. Simply call 865.297.5171 or email tgilreath@tncabins4rent.com.

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