PIGEON FORGE, TN – Sept. 22, 2020 – After being named by USA Today as the country’s best fall theme park event last year, Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana is back 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sept. 25-Oct. 31 with several fresh changes.
A colorful, lively atmosphere greets guests each day includes decorations and landscaping techniques to immerse visitors into fall. Guests can peruse more than 12 new colossal pumpkins, ranging from 800 to more than 1,500 lbs. each. The displays come from growers across the East Coast who look forward to sharing their prize pumpkins with Dollywood park patrons.
By night, Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health expands into Wildwood Grove. New this season, guests can purchase a reduced-price ticket which provides entry after 5 p.m. for those who want to make a quick trip to the park to experience the pumpkins as they glow to life. The limited-time offer, which is just $35 plus tax, is available online only; blackout dates apply.
Music plays an integral part of this festival, with the largest number of performances during any event ever at Dollywood. Guests can enjoy more than 800 concerts during the run of the festival from Southern gospel and bluegrass artists appearing on eight different outdoor stages. Additional artists can be found roaming the park, literally taking the music to the streets!
Culinary creations abound including smoked beef brisket, turkey legs and sausage paired with fried green tomatoes, fire-roasted corn and sweet potato casserole. For sweet treats, the ever-popular pumpkin spice is in full supply with items ranging from pumpkin spice milkshakes and cinnamon rolls to a twist on the park’s beloved cinnamon bread. Pumpkin praline funnel cake, hot wassail and harvest kettle corn are also available.
The park is closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the festival.
For more information and a park operating calendar, visit www.dollywood.com or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.
About The Dollywood Company
A highly-awarded and widely-recognized leader in the amusement industry, The Dollywood Company consists of the 160-acre Dollywood theme park; the 35-acre Dollywood’s Splash Country; Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa; and Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins. As unique as its namesake and owner Dolly Parton, Dollywood is the 2010 Applause Award winner, the theme park industry’s highest accolade; winner of more than 40 Golden Ticket Awards; and recipient of 27 Brass Ring Awards for Live Entertainment (more than any other theme park in the world). The park is located near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and has been named a top-three US theme park by USA Today on multiple occasions. Dollywood is open mid-March through early January and offers rides and attractions, shows, and crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region. Dollywood’s Splash Country, recognized by the Travel Channel and TripAdvisor as one of the country’s most beautiful water parks operates from mid-May to Labor Day. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa provides guests spectacular mountain views and family-friendly amenities next door to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Cabins offers luxurious cabin accommodations overlooking Dollywood. For more information, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit www.dollywood.com. Operating days and hours vary.
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