Six Places to Trick-Or-Treat in the Smokies

If the pumpkins haven’t tipped you off by now, Halloween is just around the corner. So if you’re looking for places to do some trick-or-treating while visiting Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you’ll discover your options are plentiful.

If you’re staying with us at the White Oak Lodge and Resort, you’ll find food, fun and freaks are close by:

Annual Taste of Autumn
Tuesday, October 28, 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This is your chance to try some of the best food from the restaurants around Gatlinburg. There’s even a few outdoorsy competitions. Come to the Convention Center for unlimited sampling of food and drink for just $25! All proceeds go to the United Way.

Pigeon Forge Safe Halloween
Thursday, October 30, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Bring your kids to the Community Center for an evening of treats, prizes and more from local businesses. The gymnasium is filled with all sorts of decorations and is a hot spot for locals looking to trick-or-treat.

Trunk or Treat
Thursday, October 30, 5:00
We’ve seen some great trunks decorated in the past, so come show us your best decorations at the First United Methodist Church of Pigeon Forge. There will be treats (of course), music games and more as well as a short worship and devotional. The night will end with s’mores by the fire!

Halloween Kickoff Carnival
Friday, October 31, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Bring the whole family dressed in their best Halloween outfits to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies for a whole day of festivities, including a costume contest! You’ll find an assortment of candy, games and an appearance by Sharky and Sharkette. Trick-or-treating starts at 6:00 p.m.!

Halloween at the Island
Friday, October 31, 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.
Pigeon Forge’s newest shopping and entertainment district is hosting its second annual Halloween celebration with candy stations, Haunted Adventures, face painting, costume contests, a movie and unlimited rides for kids are just $5.

Candy Bash Free Fall Festival
Friday, October 31, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
If that’s all not enough, you can find free food and trunk-or-treat displays at Pathways Church in Sevierville.

If you want some more activities to try this Halloween, take a look back at our five must-see events in Gatlinburg. No matter what you choose, White Oak Lodge and Resort is the perfect place to see all the best Halloween attractions the Great Smoky Mountains has to offer.

What are you dressing up for this Halloween? Let us know in the comments.