Great Pumpkin LumiNights

Dollywood's Harvest Festival presented by Humana 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.

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. 


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Great Pumpkin LumiNights Activities

Dancing Character

Character Meet & Greet

There’s a new pumpkin patch of friends ready to meet you! Harvey the Pumpkin, Vine Vinny and all their friends interact with guests and pose for pictures throughout Wilderness Pass. Kids (and adults!) will love the unique meet-and-greets these fabulous friends have each evening from 4 – 9 p.m. near the giant pumpkin in Wilderness Pass.

Master Carvers

Visit our Great Pumpkin LumiNights master carvers to see how this event comes to life! Guests will be amazed by the talented skills of these pumpkin Picassos!  Watch them carve intricate designs that make up the displays which fill Timber Canyon. Who knows, maybe you’ll learn a trick or two! Carvers are at Volunteer Supply Company each day from 1 – 9 p.m.

Glow Face Painting

Don’t miss the chance to get your own glow on with unique face painting during Great Pumpkin Luminights. Kaman artists will create unique paintings throughout the day that come to life at night!

Specialty Foods

The aroma of favorite fall foods fill Timber Canyon during Great Pumpkin LumiNights. Don’t miss your chance to enjoy event exclusives like Pumpkin Funnel Cakes, Caramel Apple Sundaes and Candy Corn Cotton Candy.

Specialty Merchandise

Glow home with special memories from Dollywood's Great Pumpkin Luminights. Our colorful collection of merchandise highlights this memorable new attraction that is part of Dollywood's fall fun.

Great Pumpkin LumiNights Experience Tips

Here are some Helpful Hints when planning your visit to Great Pumpkin LumiNights!

• During the Great Pumpkin LumiNights experience, costumes are not allowed for security reasons
• We recommend visiting Great Pumpkin LumiNights Sunday through Thursday for an optimum viewing experience!
• Great Pumpkin LumiNights reaches peak volume between 7:30 – 8:30 each evening.
• Delays on the pathway at Great Pumpkin LumiNights can sometimes exceed 25 minutes, entering Great Pumpkin LumiNights from Showstreet and exiting through Craftsmans Valley can help to minimize your wait.
• In cases of extremely high volume, the pathway at Great Pumpkin LumiNights may be temporarily adjusted to flow in one direction only. We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.

More Harvest Festival Information!

Great Pumpkin LumiNights Teaser Video

Watch as this pumpkin takes a spin in this teaser video for Great Pumpkin LumiNights.

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Southern Gospel Jubilee

Southern gospel music takes top billing during the month-long festival with FREE concerts.

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Harvest Crafters

Each fall unique artisans share their crafts with hundreds of thousands of visitors during the Harvest Festival Presented by .

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