Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood is a truly enchanting autumn experience that captures the essence of the season in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. As the sun sets and the crisp, cool air of fall descends upon the park, Dollywood transforms into a magical wonderland of glowing pumpkins, whimsical displays, and heartwarming festivities. This annual event, which typically runs throughout the fall season, has become a beloved tradition for both locals and tourists alike.
Dollywood's opening day of the Harvest Festival was an absolute delight, setting the stage for a season of festive fun and fall-themed excitement. From the moment I stepped through the gates, I was enveloped in a warm and inviting atmosphere, with vibrant autumnal decorations adorning every corner of the park. The crisp, cool air and the scent of freshly baked apple pies added to the immersive experience. One of the highlights of the day was exploring the beautifully crafted artisan market, where local craftsmen showcased their talents with handcrafted goods that…
Dollywood, nestled in the picturesque Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, is known for its immersive and beautifully themed experiences. And during the Harvest Celebration, they take it to a whole new level. From September through November, the park transforms into a stunning autumn wonderland, and I couldn't have been more impressed.
Dollywood visitors who may have been disappointed to find the Lightning Rod rollercoaster was closed during their visit may look at planning their next visit in the spring, as the ride is scheduled for a change over the winter, according to Dollywood.
One of the biggest and best festivals every year at Dollywood is the Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin Luminights. Both of these do not start until Sept 20th but the prep for the festival has already begun!
“We have so many wonderful things happening here, I have wonderful partners with the Herschends, but I’ve been blessed to do tons of stuff, and at my age I’m still doing it and I’m as excited about everything as I was back when I left the smokies dreaming years ago,” Parton said.
Dollywood has won five more Amusement Today Golden Ticket Awards, including Best Christmas Event and Best Park, according to Dollywood.