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In addition to the area’s amazing fall foliage, one of the best things about autumn in the Smokies is all of the delicious seasonal food! If you’re a fan of apples, pumpkins, and all of the other tasty fall flavors, you just can’t beat a trip to Sevier County, Tennessee. We’ve put together a list of some of our favorite places to enjoy fall food in the Smoky Mountains:
1. Apple Barn Village
Although you can get apples year round, they reach their peak ripeness in mid to late October. This makes the fall months the ideal time to sample some tasty apple dishes. The family of stores in Sevierville’s Apple Barn Village are home to some fantastic apple creations. Apple Barn Village has its own onsite apple orchard, so everything sold here is as fresh as can be. Here is a brief overview of what you’ll find at the Apple Barn Village:
The Apple Barn Cider Mill & General Store sells a huge variety of apple products you can take home with you including:
- Apple cider
- Apple butter and jams
- Fried apples
- Apple syrup
- Applewood smoked ham and bacon
- Mixes for apple muffins, cakes, fritters, pancakes, and more.
The Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant & Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner featuring country classics and apple flavored favorites such as:
- Apple julep grilled chicken
- Applewood smoked pork loin
- Apple fritters
The Apple Barn Winery offers a unique collection of wines made from apples including:
- Apple Blush wine
- Orchard White wine
- Apple-Raspberry wine
- Applewood White wine
- Apple-Cranberry wine
The Apple Valley Creamery and Bake Shop makes the very best apple desserts such as:
- Apple cinnamon bread
- Apple muffins
- Apple cobbler
- Apple banana nut bread
You can find all of the great shops and restaurants at the Apple Barn Village at 230 Apple Valley Road, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862.
2. Kyker Farms Pumpkin Patch
No fall dining experience would be complete without a taste of pumpkin! Visit Kyker Farms in Sevierville to pick up a few pumpkins from their patch. There is no end to the mouthwatering pumpkin dishes you can make, such as pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice pancakes, roasted pumpkin seeds, and so much more. Don’t forget to carve a Halloween jack-o’-lantern after you hollow out your pumpkin!
- Corn maze
- Haunted Trail
- Zombie Paintball Adventure
- Corn hole
- Kryker’s Kritter Barn
- Bonfire sites
Kyker Farms is located at 938 Alder Branch Road, Sevierville, TN 37876.
3. Taste of Autumn
Want to try food from some of the best Smoky Mountain restaurants all in one places? Taste of Autumn is a special Gatlinburg event that brings together the most talented area chefs for a great cause. All of the proceeds from the dinner benefit the United Way of Sevier County. Some of the great local restaurants and businesses that typically participate in the event include:
- The Fox and Parrot Tavern
- The Vista Grill
- Dick’s Last Resort
- Sugarlands Distilling Co.
4. Smoky Mountain Thanksgiving Restaurants
One of the best times to enjoy fall food in the Smoky Mountains is Thanksgiving. There are a number of fantastic restaurants in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville that are open for the holiday. Check out our blog “Which Smoky Mountain Restaurants Are Open on Thanksgiving?” to start making your dinner plans!
What are your favorite autumn foods? Let us know in the comments below!