Hello, and welcome to Hot Diggity Dawg! It is time for the fall season to kick off in Gatlinburg TN and we are very excited for the color change in the leaves! This is the time of year when Gatlinburg is getting ready for our busiest and best season of the year! The holiday season. If you are planning on taking a trip in the next few months then Gatlinburg should be on your list of places to visit!
This is the time of year that all kinds of fall festivals will be going on and we will cover the best festivals to attend. All the festivals in this area are unique and offer loads of things to do in a family friendly atmosphere.
Oktoberfest– is undoubtedly the largest festival. It starts on Sept. 23 and runs all the way through Oct. 30. Ober Gatlinburg is who puts on Oktoberfest in gatlinburg and they are known all over the world for the amazing month long festival they put on. There are tons of things for the kids to get involved in during Oktoberfest at Ober such as traditional German dancing and food. They also have indoor ice-skating and an arcade as well. For the adults there are all types of German beers and food to indulge in. An oomph band will be performing and creating a very exciting atmosphere.
Besides Oktoberfest going on there are many other festivals going on such as: TheDollywood Harvest Festival. Which is another amazing festival that starts on Sept. 23 and runs through Oct. 29th. It is held at Dollywood and there are tons of incredible fall food options. (Pumpkin Spice Anyone)? Yes all the smells of traditional fall foods and eye popping colors from the fall decorations will absolutely put you in the holiday spirit as you walk through this enchanting amusement park themed after Dolly herself!
The Pigeon Forge Blue Grass Festival is held on Sept. 24th, and it will be featuring some incredible bluegrass bands and pickers such as:
Po Ramblin Boys
Joe Mullens & The Radio Ramblers
These are just a few of the entertainers that will be there to wow and astonish you with there musical abilities. Although it is only a one-day festival there is a lot of action and vendors ready for the massive crowds this festival draws, so if you happen to be coming to the Smoky Mountains the week of Sept. 24th then you may want to check out this one of a kind festival in Pigeon Forge.
The Gatlinburg Craftsmens Fair– is held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center and runs from Oct.13th-Oct.30th
.This is the largest holiday shoppers fair. You can find the most amazing gifts and handcrafted art peices of anywhere in the world right here in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. There are over 200 crafters at this event and it is their favorite event to come to which says a lot for Gatlinburg and the people who visit our unique little town. There will be daily bluegrass bands and folk artists’ entertainment as well. The Gatlinburg Craftsmens fair really is the place to be when you visit Gatlinburg during October, and when you are done with all of that fun swing down to Hot Diggity Dawg and grab a bite to eat at one of Gatlinburg’s top rated restaurants.
Lights Over Gatlinburg
November brings the lights and the holiday season is ushered in with a boom! Gatlinburg kicks it off with their lights festival.
Lights Over Gatlinburg– Which lasts from Nov.5th all the way through Jan. 31st. This is our favorite time of year since Gatlinburg looks just like a scene out of a Hal mark movie. Millions of lights and thousands of decorations will line the streets and the plaza’s which make for a winter wonderland in real life. The streets will be full of hustle and bustle as people are out shopping and taking pictures, because there is a movie quality picture around every corner. Gatlinburg really go’s all out to create the perfect holiday season for all the tourists that will be coming in to celebrate the holidays with their families and friends.
On top of the beautiful lights and decorations there are some amazing deals to be found. Thousands of people do all of their holiday shopping in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge because of the deals that can be had. Not only are their amazing deals, but the gifts that can be found in the mom-and-pop stores are often made be local artisans that sale their art on consignment in these little stores. You will be going home with something no one else has or can get so you will know that whatever you are getting will be special.
Dolly’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
We can’t leave out Dolly’s Smoky Mountain Christmas! Dollywood does it again with the most spectacular Christmas celebration of all time! More than 5 million lights will be on display dancing through the sky with Christmas cheer for the family to really get into the magical spirit. The holiday shows that Dolltywood puts on are second to none and are full of family oriented content, because that is what all of this is all about.
Just like Dolly wrote a song about her coat of many colors, the Dolly themed park brings that coat of many colors to life in the form of lights and decorations that will leave anyone speechless once standing in front of the majesty of it all. You and your family will surely leave there full of love and the holiday spirit.
Gatlinburg Chili Cook off
The Gatlinburg Chili Cook off will be held on Nov.11th. That is a one-day festival that celebrates and kicks off Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic. It will be held at Anakeesta Plaza and will have a feature band and a huge party that is great for the whole family. The chili is made and served by local businesses and first responders such as the firefighters who always have an amazing chili to sample. After you have tasted all the chili you can handle you will be able to vote on your favorite one! It is an incredible kick off to the Christmas season.
The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
The holiday season really is the most wonderful time of the year, and here in Gatlinburg we make that time as special as it can be for everyone that enters this beautiful little town in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. We hope to see each and every one of you here at Hot Diggity Dawg and can’t wait to serve y’all with the highest level of care and concern for you and your loved ones!
Many Smoky Mountain Gifts can be bought right here on our website by clicking on the shop icon at the top of out website.
We would like to thank you so much for visiting our website and can’t wait to serve you when you come to our beautiful place in the mountains!