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6 Ways to Celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

In addition to the beautiful fall colors, October also brings a number of frightly fun Halloween events to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! The Smokies really get into the holiday spirit, with spooky activities running throughout the month. To help you make the most of your vacation, Auntie Belham’s Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to six of our favorite ways to celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:

1. Take a Ghost Tour in Gatlinburg

The Ghost & Haunt Tours of Gatlinburg run year round, but they are especially fun around Halloween. These excellent tours take visitors to various haunted locations around downtown Gatlinburg, where you will hear true stories and local legends that have been told in the Smokies for generations. The visit to White Oak Flats Cemetery is one of the tour’s most popular segments.

2. Navigate a Corn Maze or Blast Zombies at Two sisters walking through a corn maze.Kyker Farms

Kyker Farms offers some excellent Halloween activites! Kyker’s signature “Kornfusing Korn Maze” certainly lives up to its name, with plenty of twists and turns that will keep you guessing. At night, you can complete “The Trail”, a heart pounding journey through the corn fields that you won’t soon forget. “Creatures of the corn” lurk around every corner, so you better not drag your feet!

Zombie Blasterz is another exhilarating night time activity at Kyker Farms. Guests will use a high powered paintball gun to shoot live zombies as they ride through Kyker’s Dead Woods. Don’t worry, the zombies don’t shoot back!

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3. Explore the Mysterious Mansion

The Mysterious Mansion is Gatlinburg’s oldest haunted house, and it has built a reputation for delivering some of the area’s best chills and thrills. This three story Victorian style home is decked out with creepy antique decorations and features a seemingly endless array of dark passageways and corridors.

The Gatlinburg Space Needle towering over downtown Gatlinburg.Throughout October, the mansion offers special weekend presentations that are even more intense than usual. It’s easy to see why a visit to the Mysterious Mansion is one of the best ways to celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg!

4. Watch the Shocktober Show at the Gatlinburg Space Needle

On select dates in October, the Iris Theater at the Gatlinburg Space Needle hosts its annual Shocktober shows. Audience members will be treated to a frightening and funny performance from some of the nation’s best magicians. Tickets sell out quickly, so be sure to reserve your seats as far in advance as possible!

5. Trick or Treat at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Your kids will love Halloween at The Island in Pigeon Forge! This fun event on the Saturday before Halloween features trick or treating at The Island’s shops, a costume contest, and special performances. Don’t forget to dress up for the party!

6. Plan Halloween Fun at Your CabinThe beautiful Hazy Days cabin in Gatlinburg in the fall.

Of course, you can also celebrate Halloween in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge right at your cabin! All of our vacation rentals feature fully furnished kitchens, so you can whip up some tasty seasonal treats, like caramel apples, iced pumpkin bars, or chocolate spiders. Some of our properties also come with awesome theater rooms where you can have a monster movie marathon that lasts all night. Follow the link to see our selection of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabins with home theaters!