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5 November 2020

Dollywood’s Crunch Week: Flipping from Harvest to Christmas

By | 2020-11-05T17:14:19+00:00 November 5th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

It’s crunch week. When in reference to Dollywood, I’m not talking about the days leading up to final exams. Our crunch IS a lot like a test, though. How prepared are we to flip our park from one season to the next? In six days. While 144 hours may sound like a lot of [...]

14 October 2020

Where, When and How to See the Best Fall Colors in the Smokies

By | 2020-10-12T15:26:50+00:00 October 14th, 2020|Community, Nature|0 Comments

Every fall, the Smoky Mountains turn beautiful shades of gold, orange and red. And though it happens every year, each autumn we are still just as awestruck by the natural beauty of the Smokies. At Dollywood and Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, we are surrounded by this fantastic fall foliage—the park is quite literally [...]

10 October 2020

Harvest Festival Atmosphere Like Never Before

By | 2020-10-10T00:04:34+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 [...]

8 October 2020

The Quick List: My Picks for Harvest Food (Plus Recipe!)

By | 2020-10-08T23:10:55+00:00 October 8th, 2020|Dining|0 Comments

Now that I’ve had some time to sample more of our 2020 Harvest Festival menu items, I’m ready to tell you my favorites. [Full disclosure: you could probably sway me to choose other options—they’re all pretty good.] Sit-Down Meal I love that Dollywood is a theme park where one of the memorable moments is [...]

6 October 2020

Did You Notice? Dollywood’s New Zones of Color

By | 2020-10-20T12:13:44+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 | 2020-10-07T10:47:27+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 | 2020-10-05T15:32:37+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 [...]

30 September 2020

Harvest Festival Experiences at Dollywood’s Resort

By | 2020-09-30T14:57:39+00:00 September 30th, 2020|Lodging|0 Comments

Fall is without a doubt my favorite time of year. The cool air, the warm drinks and, of course, the pumpkins. This year, Dollywood’s Harvest Festival (Sept. 25-Oct. 31, 2020) is full of live music (more than 800 performances!), incredible craft demonstrations and hundreds of carved pumpkins, including the incredible displays of Great Pumpkin LumiNights.This [...]

28 September 2020

What’s NEW in Wildwood Grove this Fall?

By | 2020-09-28T17:34:25+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 our Harvest Festival a fresh experience for you [...]

21 September 2020

2020 Harvest Festival Details Include New Nighttime Ticket Offer

By | 2020-10-06T11:29:30+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 [...]

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