Each year Pigeon Forge, as well as most Smoky Mountain towns, hold their share of haunted houses and corn mazes and attract quite a large Halloween following. So what about the smaller children in which Halloween really means a bit more? What are they to do when they aren’t quite old enough for haunted houses or haunted corn mazes? Well, Pigeon Forge has a few options this year that are sure to leave smiles on the youngest trick-or-treaters.
Halloween in Pigeon Forge is actually aimed more at the younger crowd than Gatlinburg. Whereas Gatlinburg features a number of haunted houses and attractions, Pigeon Forge counters with a number of festivals and community events. With the backdrop of the beautiful Smoky Mountain fall foliage, it’s also a great time to get reacquainted with all that Pigeon Forge has to offer. Throughout October, Pigeon Forge will be adorned to the nines in fall decor as part of the town’s Harvest Celebration which also features numerous craft shows, a decorating contest and other special events. It really sets the mood for some fun trick or treating at the end of the month.
Speaking of Halloween activities, Pigeon Forge prides itself on its family friendly, safe atmosphere. First, stop by the Belz Annual Pigeon Forge Halloween Egg Hunt, held on October 28th. The festivities for the Halloween Egg Hunt begin at 6pm. For additional information on this event, call Belz in Pigeon Forge at (865) 453-7316.
Pigeon Forge’s community Halloween celebration is held every year by the City of Pigeon Forge. The town’s Department of Parks and Recreation hosts a trick-or-treat bash every year in order to encourage a safe Pigeon Forge Halloween for everyone. The 11th Annual Safe Halloween in Pigeon Forge Celebration is scheduled for Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 6-9 p.m. Children and their families can come by for games, participate in a costume contest, visit a Not-So-Haunted House, go on a hayride, listen to live entertainment, and of course get lots of CANDY!
Candy will be given out by local businesses in the gym of the Pigeon Forge Community Center as well as other treats from their decorated tables and booths. For more information call (865) 429-7373.
Many other churches and schools in the area will also be doing their own Halloween-styled celebration and we would love to hear from you if you have a Halloween event you’d like advertised. Our first happens to be some of our neighbors in Seymour, TN who will be hold a Harvest Festival at the First Baptist Church on Oct. 31. at 6 pm. Open to the public. Come for games, candy, and inflatable attractions for the kids.
We hope everyone has a fun, happy, and safe Halloween this year!