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16 October 2020

Day vs Night: Dollywood during Harvest Festival

By | 2020-10-15T17:53:36+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 [...]

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 [...]

8 September 2020

Short Drive from Charlotte, Fall at Dollywood is Perfection

By | 2020-10-08T17:09:55+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 [...]

20 September 2019

What to Expect at Dollywood’s 2019 Harvest Festival

By | 2019-09-23T16:15:00+00:00 September 20th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

Family-friendly fall fun is back during our Harvest Festival presented by Humana! We’re expanding Great Pumpkin LumiNights again this year by growing the glow in to Wildwood Grove. For those of you who have visited, you know that Great Pumpkin LumiNights has been an overwhelming guest-favorite since it was introduced in 2017. It is [...]

31 October 2018

Caught on Camera: Great Pumpkin Proposal!

By | 2018-10-31T08:25:56+00:00 October 31st, 2018|Couples|0 Comments

When you have an iconic park, it’s not uncommon for guests to visit in celebration of momentous occasions: birthday, good grades, graduation, family reunion, etc. One of the most popular reasons I hear is to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We love that! Strong families are the foundation of society. So, we are particularly excited [...]

10 October 2018

Swapping Pumpkins: Behind the Scenes of Great Pumpkin LumiNights

By | 2018-10-10T10:38:19+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.

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