Harvest Festival Dollywood: 2023 Celebration Guide

Come to Harvest Celebration at Dollywood and experience a Smoky Mountain fall! The park is voted America’s #1 Fall Family Event by USA Today Readers, and for good reason!

There are beautiful colors all around, delicious smells in the air, and exciting rides to enjoy. As the sun sets, the award winning theme park transforms into an enchanting display of illuminated carved pumpkins and shimmering pumpkin icons. It’s an event you don’t want to miss!

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Follow along as we share all the exciting details about Harvest Celebration.

Dollywood Harvest Festival Tickets

All festivities of Harvest Festival are included with your Dollywood tickets.

Package Your Dollywood Tickets

Discover the treasures of Pigeon Forge in all their glory and see the landmarks that define this destination’s unique appeal. Bundle your Dollywood tickets with other Pigeon Forge area attractions and experiences:

Dollywood Hotel Packages

Combining lodging with your Dollywood tickets is the best deal! Choose from a great selection of Pigeon Forge hotels to suit any family and with a variety of locations, you’ll rest easy knowing you got our best deals online!

Close up of a glowing pumpkin guitar at the Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Harvest Celebration at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

Harvest Celebration Dollywood Event Highlights

Gigantic Pumpkins and Gorgeous Glow

Come see the magic of Gigantic Pumpkins and Gorgeous Glow at Dollywood! As the sun sets, thousands of carved colossal pumpkins and pumpkin icons light up the night sky, creating an autumn wonderland that’s perfect for all ages.

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Stroll through a forest of shimmering sunflowers, see a family of glowing frogs, take in the size of Hoot Owl Hollow, and snap a memorable family photo in front of the towering Pumpkin Tree. With so much to see and do, Great Pumpkin LumiNights is the highlight of the Harvest season!

Best Instagramable Dollywood Spots

Don’t forget to snap some photos along these instagram-worthy locations:

Sunflowers: A large crop of sunflowers sprouted in Wildwood Grove.

Dolly’s Guitar: This larger than life instrument plays Dolly’s timeless song Tennessee Mountain Home.

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Pumpkin Tree: Created by a massive amount of pumpkins, this glowing 40 foot tall pumpkin tree is the centerpiece of Luminights fun!

Frogs at Dropline Pond: Don’t miss these adorable pumpkin frogs on their lily pads in Timber Canyon.

Wildwood Tree: Each evening Dolly narrates the autumnal transformation of this hidden land and the meaning of the changing of the seasons.

Among the Pumpkins

Autumn is in the air at Dollywood and there’s no better way to experience the beauty of the season than by soaring through the sky on one of our award-winning coasters or savoring seasonal treats like Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese or Sweet Potato Poutine.

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Fall Flavors

Take a bite out of autumn’s best flavors with a tantalizing menu of fresh, seasonal dishes from Dollywood Harvest Festival Food options.

Whether you’re savoring a Smoked Brat with Red Cabbage Jam or indulging in a Roasted Sweet Potato & Pumpkin Corn Chowder, these mountain-fresh plates are sure to satisfy your craving for fall flavor!

Of course, there will be sweet treats from funnel cake to pumpkin spice treats like ice cream to delight in. Check back later for the full menu and details about Dollywood Harvest Festival Tasting Pass.

Live Entertainment

If you’re looking for a place to experience the best in gospel, bluegrass, and country music, look no further than Dollywood. This year’s Harvest Festival features both familiar favorites and first-time performers, so don’t miss it.

You’ll be treated to soulful Southern gospel tunes as well as lively bluegrass and country songs as you stroll through the festival grounds.

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See this year’s lineup:

  • Jessica Willis Fisher
  • Todd Tilghman
  • Jeff and Sue Duffield
  • A.R.M.D. Vasilios
  • Mike Snodgrass
  • Jeff and Sheri Easter
  • The Martins
  • The Siler Family
  • Redd
  • The Isaacs
  • The Hoppers
  • New Journey
  • The Sound
  • The Collingsworth Family
  • Gloryway
  • The Inspirations
  • The Woods
  • Alan Bibey & Grasstowne
  • Jeannie Seely
  • The Malpass Brothers
  • Twitty & Lynn
  • The Siler Family
  • The Malpass Brothers
  • Robinella
  • Tinsley Ellis and Marcia Ball
  • Songs & Stories
  • The Millers
  • Carolina the Band
  • Emily Ann Roberts
  • Dale Ann Bradley
  • Debra Perry
  • Mike Snodgrass
  • Cruz Contreras
  • TigirLily Gold
  • The Whisnants
  • Joe Mullins and the Radio Ramblers
  • Fair Haven
  • The Nelons
  • Willow and Jesse
  • The Young Fables
  • Jim and Melissa Brady
  • Elizabeth Clary
  • Drake Milligan
  • Elizabeth Clary
  • Melanie Morgan
  • Triumphant Quartet
  • Quartet Classic
  • Chosen
  • Three Times a Lady
  • Donna Ulisse
  • Daily and Vincent
  • The Kramers
  • Crystle Elam
  • Sacred Steel
  • PromisedLand Quartet
  • Hannah Dasher
  • The Craguns
  • Johnson Edition
  • Throwdown Thursday
  • Run Katie Run
  • Danny Paisley and Southern Grass
  • 11th Hour
  • Kim Carson and the Real Deal
  • Monroeville
  • Southern Raised
  • Twisted Pine
  • Old Time Preachers Quartet
  • Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
  • Tim Lovelace
  • Kellan Monroe
  • Colebrook Road
  • Greater Vision
  • Tim Lovelace
  • Kenny and Amanda Smith Band
  • Bama Blu-Grace
  • Nathan Areno
  • Fiddling Leona with JP
  • Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
  • Inspirationals Quartet of Texas
  • Chronicle
  • Wallace Coleman
  • Rockland Road
  • Rhonda Vincent and the Rage
  • The McNeills
  • Chronicle
  • Blake and Jenna Bolerjack
  • Gunning and Cormier
  • Joy Holden
  • King James Boys

Click here to see the Dollywood Harvest Festival schedule of performances.

Close up of a concert at Dollywood where a man is waiving an American Flag on stage in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

Harvest Festival Dates

Harvest Festival runs from September 20, 2023, through October 30, 2023 (Excluding Tuesdays). The park is open from 10 AM to 9 PM each day of operation during the festival.

Harvest Festival Venue

Located at 2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard Pigeon Forge, TN 37863.

Experience Harvest Festival at Dollywood

Embark on a journey of awe and delight at Harvest Festival, where breathtaking performances, irresistible fall flavors, luminous pumpkin displays, and an abundance of family friendly fun abound. This event is an autumn treat whatever your speed!

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To enjoy all of the Harvest Celebration at Dollywood activities be sure to get your Dollywood tickets today. Also, you can make a vacation out of it with a Dollywood vacation package.


Start Date:

September 20, 2023

End Date:

October 30, 2023


Dollywood Events

2700 Dollywood Parks Blvd
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 United States


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