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15 September 2021

2021 Dollywood Harvest Festival Entertainment

By | 2021-09-15T16:58:56+00:00 September 15th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Music is intricately woven into the heritage here in the Great Smoky Mountains, making performances during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 24-Oct. 30) a warm tradition for families every fall season. This year, you and your family can enjoy the sweet sounds of Southern gospel, Americana and bluegrass, as well as classic [...]

13 September 2021

Dollywood’s 2021 Harvest Festival is Almost Here!

By | 2021-09-13T17:07:48+00:00 September 13th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

There is no doubt about it—Harvest in the Smokies is a beautiful time of year. And there is no better place to be in the Smokies than at one of America’s favorite fall family destinations…Dollywood! We celebrate the splendor of autumn in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains with our annual guest-favorite event, [...]

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 [...]

7 October 2019

All The Ways YOU Can Glow With Us!

By | 2021-06-23T14:36:04+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

From now through the end of the year is the time Dollywood literally GLOWS with excitement each night. A few years ago, we introduced Great Pumpkin LumiNights featuring thousands of illuminated pumpkins. It quickly became one of the most popular events in park history. Now, we just can’t stop all the glowing! Here’s my [...]

10 October 2018

Swapping Pumpkins: Behind the Scenes of Great Pumpkin LumiNights

By | 2021-07-23T14:19:57+00:00 October 10th, 2018|Festivals|0 Comments

It’s truly a sight to see. Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood is immersive and impressive. Have you wondered what it takes to maintain thousands of live pumpkins? I got to hang out with Sandy Fortna to give you a behind the scenes look at our pumpkin swap team. Now, if this doesn't help you [...]

24 September 2018

The Glow Grows

By | 2021-07-27T14:37:49+00:00 September 24th, 2018|Festivals|0 Comments

If you visited Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana last season, I’m sure you remember how popular Great Pumpkin LumiNights proved to be. It certainly was an overwhelming guest-favorite, and because of the popularity, we knew we needed to grow the glow this year. Great Pumpkin LumiNights returns with several new immersive harvest-themed displays, [...]

17 September 2018

What You Should Know about Preview Night for Great Pumpkin LumiNights

By | 2021-08-24T14:08:16+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Festivals|0 Comments

It sure is great to be a Dollywood Season Passholder. Current Dollywood Passholders and Super Passholders have the opportunity to experience Great Pumpkin LumiNights before the festival opens to the public! This special event invites our Passholder family to explore the newly-augmented footprint—twice as large as Great Pumpkin LumiNights was last season! And you [...]

9 October 2017

Picture Perfect Pumpkin Photos

By | 2021-08-25T12:20:54+00:00 October 9th, 2017|Festivals|0 Comments

Picture perfect. When you take a family vacation or just an afternoon adventure, you want to make sure that the memories you made can be relived again and again through the photos you take. One of the best places I have found in forever for capturing memorable moments is the new Great Pumpkin LumiNights. [...]

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