America's Best Fall Event

Harvest Festival

Presented By Humana

Sept. 9 - Oct. 28, 2024

Celebrate the wonder of the changing seasons with the return of Dollywood's Harvest Festival presented by Humana. Experience the beauty of a Smoky Mountain fall as the forests come alive with vivid color, the smells of apple and pumpkin treats waft through the streets, and the sounds of thrilling rides like Big Bear Mountain fill the air with adventure. After sundown, award-winning Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health illuminates the evening sky with the whimsical warming glow of over 12,000 pumpkins, including the enchanting Hoot Owl Hollow.

Gigantic Pumpkins and Gorgeous Glow


Award-winning Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health returns to light up the night with thousands of creatively carved pumpkins and larger-than-life pumpkin icons. Family favorite Hoot Owl Hollow is the enchanting hideaway of a gigantic, glowing owl and its dozens of friends roosting in the trees, atop buildings and across the hillside. Explore a world of not-so-spooky nighttime fun when you stroll through a forest of shimmering sunflowers, see a family of glowing frogs and discover our towering Pumpkin Tree. A treat for all ages, Great Pumpkin LumiNights is the highlight of Harvest season at Dollywood.

Harvest Spectacles

Play Among The Pumpkins

Feel the rush of a fall breeze when you grab a seat on any of our world-class rides and attractions! Join the expedition on Dollywood's newest and longest coaster ever: Big Bear Mountain, traverse the mountainside with a thrilling ride on Mystery Mine as bright fall foliage rushes by, or soak up the splendor of the Smoky Mountains during a relaxing train ride on the classic Dollywood Express.

Music Fills The Fall Air


A tradition deeply rooted in the Great Smoky Mountains, live music is the heart and soul of fall at Dollywood. Be serenaded by the sounds of a Smoky Mountain fall with Southern gospel, bluegrass, Americana and country tunes to tap your toes to.

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Savor Fall Flavors


Mountain-fresh flavors and hearty harvest plates are on the menu at Dollywood for fall. Savor the flavors of the season with savory, stick-to-your-ribs offerings and wash it all down with perfectly spiced sips. Save room for decadent delights to ensure your day ends on a sweet note.

Seasonal Surprises Around Every Corner

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa

Family time comes naturally here. Surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, yet only minutes away from excitement, Dollywood's DreamMore Resort offers everything you need to make your family's trip memorable.

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Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge & Resort

Dollywood's HeartSong Lodge & Resort

Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort is designed to bring that intangible feeling to life, honor everything that makes the Smokies special, and invite you to experience the wonders of finding your own heartsong.

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Stay Where You Play

Extend Your Visit Even Further With A Stay At A Dollywood Resort

Enjoy door-to-door transportation, complimentary TimeSaver Passes, early park entry and so much more when you combine admission and an overnight stay.

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