Known for world-class shows, thrilling attractions, and amazing southern hospitality, Dollywood has announced a brand-new fall festival, Great Pumpkin LumiNights, for the 2017 season. From September 29, to October 28, 2017, the park will transform much of the park into a celebration for fall! Open daily in October, Dollywood will showcase pumpkins all throughout the Timber Canyon section of the park. This new festival will be a perfect fit as the park transitions from the warmer summers to the colder winters and provides a perfect experience before visitors just a month before the park’s award-winning annual Christmas event. In addition, the park will provide the same great thrill attractions, weather permitting, throughout this festival as well as it numerous shows. Beyond these staple attractions and shows, Dollywood will have unique harvest games and attractions for park guests of all ages. Some of these harvest season-specific attractions include a fun glow maze for kids, a nightly Pumpkin Boogie dance party, and a friendly costume characters. Furthermore, there will be new themed food options and exclusive harvest-themed Coca-Cola products that are certain to make Great Pumpkin LumiNights the fall festival to experience in the Smokies.
“I love fall in the Great Smoky Mountains,” Parton said during the media event. “It truly is one of my favorite times of the year to come home. God’s coloring book is in full display with the Great Smoky Mountains painted in reds and golds. I’m also really excited to be here to let you know about our brand new nighttime event we are adding for families in October called Great Pumpkin LumiNights. You know, people from all around the world know us for the millions of twinklin’ lights we put up at Christmas time. Well, when guests see thousands of these glowing pumpkins all lit up in Timber Canyon, they’re going to have that same special feeling. We think Great Pumpkin LumiNights will become just as popular with families as our Smoky Mountain Christmas festival. I’m pretty sure there will be a lot of new family traditions made this October!”
This season marks the first time the Smoky Mountain theme park has opened every day and through each evening during its family-favorite harvest event. This expanded operating schedule allows the theme park to provide its guests with additional enjoyable experiences designed around the autumn season, creating great family memories for years to come. Also, the biggest names in Southern gospel take to stages every day throughout the park during this festival. In total, more than 500 individual gospel performances will take place. Lastly, Great Pumpkin LumiNights offers exciting family-friendly activities that are certain to make this event a new harvest tradition.