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Dollywood’s popular Great Pumpkin LumiNights event won one of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards! The event was named the Best Theme Park Halloween Event. Voting is now open, and the winner Read on for more details about the award and Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights.
Best Theme Park Halloween Event
It’s no surprise that Great Pumpkin LumiNights won the 10Best Readers’ Choice Award for Best Theme Park Halloween Event! This event is part of Dollywood’s Harvest Festival, during which thousands of carved pumpkins glow throughout the theme park. Great Pumpkin LumiNights won the top spot thanks to your votes! The festival beat out Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando and Halloween Haunt at Kings Island in Mason, Ohio.
About Great Pumpkin LumiNights
During Great Pumpkin LumiNights, thousands of jack-o-lanterns light up Dollywood. This event is the largest addition ever made to Dollywood’s Harvest Festival. It takes place in Timber Canyon and features tons of fun for the whole family. The 2018 Great Pumpkin LumiNights doubled in size with more than twice the glow, and this year’s event will be just as great! Some of the activities you can expect at Great Pumpkin LumiNights include a meet and greet with all your pumpkin patch friends, watching master carvers carve intricate designs, and face painting. And we can’t forget the delicious fall-themed food! You can try pumpkin funnel cakes, caramel apple sundaes, and even candy corn cotton candy.
About the Harvest Festival at Dollywood
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival is the biggest fall event in the Smoky Mountains! Not only can you experience Great Pumpkin LumiNights, but you’ll also have the chance to enjoy the Southern Gospel Jubilee and see world-class artisans.
Southern Gospel Jubilee: The Southern Gospel Jubilee is the world’s largest Southern gospel celebration. All of the concerts are free to attend with your Dollywood admission!
World-class Artisans: Artisans from across the country come to Dollywood during the Harvest Festival to share their handmade crafts with all the visitors. There are craftsments from Dollywood, and other talented artists who demonstrate a number of traditional crafts. You can expect everything from jewelry, to handmade historic games, to hand-painted ornaments!
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights runs from September 27 through November 2.
Other Popular Dollywood Festivals and Events
Great Pumpkin LumiNights isn’t the only popular event at Dollywood! The theme park hosts a variety of events throughout the year to entertain guests. Here are some of the most popular:
Smoky Mountain Christmas: During Smoky Mountain Christmas, you’ll have the opportunity to see the Smoky Mountains’ most beautiful light display with more than 5 million twinkling holiday lights! You can admire the lights, watch an incredible Christmas parade, see a heartwarming holiday show, and so much more.
Festival of Nations: The Festival of Nations showcases entertainment from around the world in a celebration of music, dance, food, and art. You’ll have a blast experiencing different cultures and learning more about each of them.
Barbeque & Bluegrass: There’s no better combination than barbeque and bluegrass, and Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival provides an opportunity for you to enjoy both. Listen to the best bluegrass artists perform throughout the park as you enjoy expertly prepared barbeque.
Get Your Dollywood Tickets Today!
Start planning your trip to see the event that won the award for Best Theme Park Halloween Event, Great Pumpkin LumiNights! Get your Dollywood tickets through Visit My Smokies, and you’ll receive free cancellation up to a certain date!