October 7, 2014
The Island in Pigeon Forge is by far one of the fastest-growing venues for family-friendly entertainment in the Smoky Mountains. Along with their 200-foot ferris wheel, the Pigeon Forge attraction is also home to several delicious restaurants, quaint shops and exciting attractions. And just when you didn’t think that a trip to The Island could get any better, the Pigeon Forge attraction releases the details for their second annual Halloween event.
Promising to be bigger and even better than last year, the Halloween event at The Island in Pigeon Forge promises a ton of fun and excitement that visitors from all over will enjoy. You may find yourself wondering how this is even possible. To find the answer to this, be sure to check out the top 5 things you can only find at the 2014 Halloween Festival at The Island in Pigeon Forge below.
Unlimited Pigeon Forge Attraction Rides
As we mentioned, there are a ton of fun and family-friendly things to do at The Island in Pigeon Forge. Along with The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel that takes guests on a rotating aerial tour of the heart of Pigeon Forge, there is also a merry-go-round, a bungee dome, a giant swing, and a mini roller coaster. For the low cost of $5 per person, you and your family will enjoy unlimited access to all of these great attractions during the Halloween event at The Island in Pigeon Forge.
Outdoor Movie Screening
Presented by the Sweet Shoppe of the South, visitors to The Island in Pigeon Forge’s Halloween event will enjoy a free screening of Adam Sandler’s Hotel Transylvania . A quirky animated comedy about a monster-infested hotel is sure to have your kids laughing all evening long.
The movie will begin at 9:15 p.m. You may want to bring your own fold-up chair just in case you can’t find somewhere for you and your family to sit.
What is a Halloween celebration without free candy? At the Halloween event at The Island in Pigeon Forge, kids of all ages are invited to visit the several ‘treat stations’ that will be set up through the Pigeon Forge attraction. This allows kids to still enjoy the fun of trick-or-treating on Halloween while also enjoying a relaxing vacation in the Smoky Mountains with their family.
Just like free candy, it is hard to have a Halloween celebration without a costume contest. Hosted by Dick’s Last Resort , guests will have the chance to enter their own costume for a chance to win.
Judging begins at 8:30 p.m. All spooky, scary and funny costumes are welcomed.
What is the spookiest Smoky Mountain story you have heard? At this year’s Halloween event at The Island in Pigeon Forge, you and your family can test your scary tall-tale knowledge by attending the event’s spooky storytelling session.
Here, not only will you hear long-forgotten stories from the Smoky Mountains, but it will also be a good chance for your kids to hear some of the more popular Halloween legends for the first time.
Don’t worry mom, we promise none of these stories will inspire any nightmares!
The 2nd Annual Halloween at The Island will be held on Friday, October 31. Festivities are scheduled to begin around 5:30 p.m. and last until 11 p.m.
Please keep in mind that this event is weather permitting.
How much does it cost?
Outside of the $5 unlimited ride tickets, all events that are part of the 2nd Annual Halloween at The Island event are completely free. At that price, it is hard to find a more affordable family-friendly Halloween event in the Smoky Mountains.
Where can I park?
Parking for The Island in Pigeon Forge’s Halloween event can be found between the Pigeon Forge attraction and the brand new LeConte Center. Free to the public, this large parking area can accommodate any size vehicle.
In case you don’t feel like walking, there is also a free trolley service that will transport you and your family from the parking lot to the entrance of the Pigeon Forge attraction.
For a relaxing place to stay after you and your family spend the evening filling up on spooks and thrills at The Island’s Halloween event, be sure to check out one of the many spacious Pigeon Forge cabins offered by Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals. Located just minutes away from the popular Pigeon Forge attraction, these cabins are great for spending a few days unwinding in the heart of the Smoky Mountains.