Great Pumpkin LumiNights

Dollywood's Harvest Festival presented by Humana is a glow-tacular experience, 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.

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's Great Pumpkin Luminights is in no way affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way connected with Peanuts Worldwide, LLC, or any of it its subsidiaries or affiliates.

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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, Patches the Scarecrow 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.

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.

Great Pumpkin LumiNights Experience Tips

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

  • During the Great Pumpkin LumiNights experience, Guests may wear costumes with the following criteria:
    • Masks may not be worn.
    • Guests may not dress as Dolly Parton or Santa.
    • Wig, hats or other accessories may be worn as long as they do not cover the face.
    • Portions of costumes may need to be removed when boarding attractions based on the loose article requirements.
    • Costume accessories may not look like a weapon of any kind and no accessory can be sharp or have any component that could cause injury.
    • Costumes may not drag the ground or cause a trip hazard.
  • Delays on the pathway at Great Pumpkin LumiNights can sometimes exceed 25 minutes; beginning at 7 p.m. nightly, all traffic must enter Great Pumpkin LumiNights through Craftsman's Valley to help minimize your wait.
  • Great Pumpkin LumiNights reaches peak volume between 7:30 – 8:30 each evening.
  • We recommend visiting Great Pumpkin LumiNights Sunday through Thursday for an optimum viewing experience!


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