Celebrate Halloween in the Smokies
In the Smokies, we celebrate Halloween in a very big way! Events throughout the month of October lead to a grand finale carnival before witches, ghosts and creatures of all kinds swarm the streets to trick or treat with downtown businesses along the Gatlinburg strip. Make your reservations and plan to have your most fun Halloween yet with us!
Prior to Halloween night, you can kind plenty of chills and thrills. Put on your best costume and attend:
Ripley’s Fright Nights – Ripley’s Haunted Adventure presents its 14th “15 Nights of Halloween” with a special show each Friday, Saturday and Sunday in October featuring live actors and a 6:13 p.m. character parade. “Voodoo Thirteen” will provide fun, frights and screams for all ages 7 and up who dare to enter! View or Print Event Flyer.
Shocktober – The Gatlinburg Space Needle is hosting a special Halloween show by mind-blowing mentalist Bill Gladwell. “Shrieks and Mind Freaks” will be presented each night October 17 through Halloween at the Arcadia Theater. Choose one or both shows including “Hypnotized” and “Head Case” at the 2012 Shocktober! View 2012 Show Flyer.
Pigeon Forge Safe Halloween Celebration – Be at the Pigeon Forge Community Center on Thursday, October 25 from 6-9 p.m. for a free night of fun and games. Trick or Treat in the gym with local businesses, play games and win prizes, enjoy the entertainment and hayrides, and participate in the costume contest. It’s a full night of fun!
Gatlinburg Halloween Carnival – Beginning at noon, the Halloween Carnival at Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza brings live entertainment, games, kid’s craft tables, a costume contest and tons of candy until 5 p.m. This is the 5th annual Halloween event and it just keeps getting bigger and better each year. Plan to spend the day at the plaza, have a nice dinner, and be ready for the best trick-or-treat night you’ve ever had along the downtown strip. Gatlinburg businesses pull out all the stops to decorate, dress up and give out the best treats! View Halloween Carnival Flyer.