5 Things to Do During the Month of October

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October is one of the busiest months in Gatlinburg! With the start of fall and Halloween, there isn’t a dull moment in the Smoky Mountains! There are festivals, attractions and activities to partake in. Needless to say, there are more than five things to do during the month of October. However, we have come up with the five best, most diverse activities that you CANNOT miss this October! Let’s take a look at what you can be doing this month!

1. Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals

Sometimes we all need a week, weekend or just a few days to relax. If you’re visiting the Smokies this October, sometimes a little rest and relaxation at one of our Gatlinburg cabins is just what you need! Stop by the grocery store, stock up on your favorite snacks and candy, rent the scariest Halloween movies and stay in. Our Gatlinburg cabins have rooms and porches with an unbelievable view, comfortable beds, well-equipped kitchens and living rooms cozy enough to nap in. View all of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals here and see why this is one of our five things to do during the month of October.

2.  Ripley’s Haunted Adventure

Are you ready to get in the Halloween spirit? We have the spookiest, scariest attraction in town, calling your name! Ripley’s Fright Nights are one of the most popular October attractions in Gatlinburg! This event is open on weekends and Halloween night! This attraction is only minutes away from our Gatlinburg cabins, so there’s no excuse to miss the event!

3. Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

Rated as one of the best places to find fall foliage in the US, you will find an abundance of just that at the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. This downtown Gatlinburg festival encompasses many activities and festivals including OktOberfest, Gatlinburg’s Craftsman Festival and Shoktober. The entire town of Gatlinburg is decorated to celebrate the coming of fall to the Smoky Mountains! Enjoy the local festivals and town decor as you take a stroll down the main drag. For more information about the local events, click here.

4. Trick or Treat Karnival

Put on your best Halloween costume and take the kids to this wonderful community event! The Gatlinburg Police and Fire Department will host their annual trick or treat karnival for kids of all ages! Stop by on Halloween day between 1pm and 5pm for halloween candy, a costume contest and a safety lesson from officials.

5. Shocktober

Join us at the Gatlinburg Space Needle for a frightful night as we find out what exactly happened at the Weiss Manor in 1889… Your hosts will take you through a haunted version of their story from the manor and what they discovered. This Halloween inspired event is great for kids and adults! You won’t forget this wonderful show put on by your two wonderful hosts!  

Don’t miss out on the fun this October! We have the perfect Gatlinburg cabins for you to call home this fall! Book your stay today!

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