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29 October 2020

Only at Dollywood: A Car-Couch Used for Bow-Making

By | 2021-08-25T12:13:41+00:00 October 29th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

I heard that we had some folks working on Christmas décor, so I thought it may be a good photo opp. To my delight, there were lots of pretty wreaths and bows to see—but it was the setting and not the decorations that made me share this story with you. Watch the video for [...]

16 October 2020

Day vs Night: Dollywood during Harvest Festival

By | 2021-08-25T12:20:08+00:00 October 16th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

I’ve spent a lot of time writing about the daytime experiences of our Harvest Festival presented by Humana (see the posts about our colossal pumpkins, the new zones of color, the festival atmosphere and the craftsmen) but it would be a failure on my part to not dedicate a blog to the fun that [...]

12 October 2020

2020 Harvest Crafts

By | 2020-10-12T14:33:46+00:00 October 12th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood’s preservation of its Appalachian roots makes it a truly unique theme park. Year-round, you can find craftsmen perfecting their art. From candle-making to blown glass and a blacksmith shop to woodcarving, Dollywood offers enough demonstrations and craft-shopping to keep you busy all day. Find out more about our artisans here. We are so [...]

10 October 2020

Harvest Festival Atmosphere Like Never Before

By | 2021-05-13T08:18:51+00:00 October 10th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

In the spirit of working our way to the other side of this pandemic, it’s wise of us to look for the good in our unexpected circumstances. Take Dollywood’s Harvest Festival as an example. This festival has the most festival-like atmosphere that I can recall—and it’s because we had to come up with creative [...]

6 October 2020

Did You Notice? Dollywood’s New Zones of Color

By | 2021-05-13T08:33:21+00:00 October 6th, 2020|Festivals, Nature|0 Comments

We took a fresh, new approach to our daytime Harvest Festival décor this year. And, let me tell you: I’m here. for. it. After scrolling through several Pinterest boards and flipping through some of my favorite magazines, I’d say Dollywood is on the cutting edge of this trend. For decades, the word “fall” has [...]

5 October 2020

All You Want to Know About Dollywood’s Colossal Pumpkins

By | 2021-08-25T12:20:16+00:00 October 5th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

Question: What currently sits in Dollywood’s Market Square, comes in various shapes and colors and weighs in at a combined load of 11,072 lbs.? Answer: Why, our new colossal pumpkins, of course! When looking for a new daytime element to add to our Harvest Festival presented by Humana, our Product and Planning Team wanted [...]

2 October 2020

Pumpkin Carving Tips from Dollywood

By | 2021-05-25T11:12:18+00:00 October 2nd, 2020|Community, Festivals|0 Comments

We’re not shy about letting you know that pumpkins are the stars of our Harvest Festival at Dollywood. We have nearly 15,000 pumpkins on display, so you might even say we’re gourd experts! We thought sharing some carving tips would only perpetuate pumpkin passion, and that could only be a good thing—right? Now that [...]

28 September 2020

What’s NEW in Wildwood Grove this Fall?

By | 2021-08-25T12:20:26+00:00 September 28th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

I love the opportunity to share behind-the-scenes content with you. The rest of 2020 is going to be really fun, because there are several new elements to tell you about. Let me start with telling you that our Product and Planning Team really wanted to make Dollywood's Harvest Festival a fresh experience for you [...]

21 September 2020

2020 Harvest Festival Details Include New Nighttime Ticket Offer

By | 2021-08-25T12:20:33+00:00 September 21st, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

One of the fun perks of the job is that sometimes we get a special sneak peek of what is coming up for our guests. I recently had the chance to sit in on one of those presentations for the Harvest Festival presented by Humana, and I must say, I’m really excited for what [...]

8 September 2020

Short Drive from Charlotte, Fall at Dollywood is Perfection

By | 2021-05-25T11:27:06+00:00 September 8th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

If you’ve not had the chance to visit Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana, now is the time. With more live music than any event in our history, the beauty of fall in the Smokies during the day and the fun of thousands of glowing pumpkins at night, this year’s festival is the best [...]

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