September Events in Gatlinburg
September finds the city of Gatlinburg welcoming the fall season, and with the changing of leaves from green to hues of gold and orange, several Gatlinburg events will be kicking off. One is the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival, which celebrates the autumn harvest from September 13 until October 31.
Nothing is as wondrous as the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains, and no view is as awe-inspiring as that from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, where you will see all the great Autumn colors come alive. Like other Gatlinburg attractions during the fall, this will last for an extended period.
Other Gatlinburg activities in September center on food and entertainment, including the Taste of Autumn on the 27th at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, the Oktoberfest at Ober beginning on the 28th of the month and ending in November at Ober Gatlinburg, and the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament on September 29th and 30th.
Gatlinburg September Event Listings
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
Fall is a wonderful time of the year, and what better way to start than with the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. If you want to be captivated by the autumn atmosphere, then look no further than the beautiful mountains of Gatlinburg. The event will feature craftsmen and artists from all over as they display their work for all to see. With more arts and craft shows in Gatlinburg than any place else in the country, you are sure to be enchanted by the quality of work and unique finds that you will discover at the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival.
Date(s): September 13 – October 31, 2012
Location: Various Areas Throughout Gatlinburg
Autumn Colors in the Smokies
Autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a special time of year in Gatlinburg. The diversity of trees in the Smoky Mountains is just breathtaking. There are over 100 species of native trees that live in the Smokies, with the vast majority being deciduous. There are many beautiful spots including the Blue Ridge Parkway and Foothills Parkway East & West from which to enjoy the scenery.
Date(s): September 14 – November 7, 2012
Location: Various areas in Gatlinburg including state parks.
Taste of Autumn
For a small contribution, attendees can enjoy unlimited sampling from 17 participating vendors, including Calhoun’s Restaurant, Cherokee Grill, and Mellow Mushroom, with live entertainment from 5 to 8 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the Taste of Autumn will benefit the 2012 United Way Sevier campaign. Tickets are $25 with children 7 and under eating free.
Date: September 20, 2012
Location: Gatlinburg Convention Center
Phone: (865) 436-0500
Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg is celebrating October with an excellent festival featuring great Bavarian-style food, drink, and music. Ober Gatlinburg is known for its outdoor attractions including an Aerial Tramway, indoor ice skating rink, and Alpine Slide. Ober Gatlinburg’s newest attraction is the 4,600 square-foot Amaze‘n Maze that is perfect for all ages. This fall, enjoy great skiing, food and music at Oktoberfest.
Date: September 28 – November 4, 2012
Address:1001 Parkway, Suite 2, Gatlinburg TN 37738
Phone: (865) 436-5423
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
The annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is the largest trout tournament in the Smokies and is open to both adults and children. Trophies will be awarded in each category contested. This event is perfect for both visitors and locals looking for something challenging.
Date: September 29 – September 30, 2012
Contact: (865) 661-3474