5 of the Best Things to Do in Pigeon Forge this September

The end of summer, yet not quite fall--September is a delight, with cooler weather, fewer crowds, and all the Pigeon Forge fun still in full swing. Here are five great ways to spend September in Pigeon Forge!

1. Labor Day Weekend

Spend your long weekend exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park gets crowded, so try the Quiet Walkways, a set of short, easy, seldom visited trails. The Walkways burst with wildlife, wildflowers, and shade. If picnics and grilling are your Labor Day traditions, pack up some charcoal and the cooler, and hit one of the park’s 70 picnic areas. Want to picnic and play closer to town? Visit Patriot Park, the riverside memorial park dedicated to the armed services. 

2. Pigeon Forge Rod Run, Sept. 16-18

This is the area’s largest automotive event, and that’s really saying something because Pigeon Forge hosts plenty of auto shows! The Fall Rod Run, at the LeConte Center, is three days of car show, swap meet, and competition. Bonus: During the Rod Run, you’ll spot fantastic hot rods all over Pigeon Forge, so get out and enjoy the town’s restaurants and attractions as well as the car show! 

3. Dollywood's Harvest Festival, Sept. 24-Oct. 30

Dolly promises daytime fun and nighttime sparkle. Choose from hundreds of concerts on 10 stages. Chefs add special autumn dishes, including all things pumpkin and sweet treats just for fall. Check out astounding Colossal Pumpkins, huge prizewinners weighing 800 pounds or more. After dark, bask in thousands of lights at Great Pumpkin LumiNights, with fall light displays everywhere! 

4. Create Memories in Your Cabin

Play pool, air hockey, or arcade games in your cabin game room. Gather the family for a movie night as you sink into comfy seating. Experiment with new recipes in a fully equipped kitchen, or whip up favorite sides while your grill master fires up the steaks. Meet on the deck for local moonshine as the moon rises. When you choose your Smoky Mountains rental cabin, look for the amenities that make your September stay most memorable.

5. Fun Pigeon Forge Attractions

Lively music, dance, stunts, and jokes fill the stages at shows like Country Tonite, the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud, and The Comedy Barn. Love being active? Roll downhill inside a giant ball at Outdoor Gravity Park, go ziplining, or test Pigeon Forge’s many go-kart tracks. Refuel and shop at The Island, a one-stop destination for restaurants, boutiques, and rides. 

Don’t miss a Pigeon Forge September in all its glory. Reserve your rental cabin today!