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Take a look at Dollywood’s annual Harvest Festival, now open for the season in Pigeon Forge.

Knoxville News Sentinel

The sounds of live bluegrass, smells of fresh-baked apple pie cinnamon bread and sights of smiling pumpkins mean fall has arrived at Dollywood.

The Pigeon Forge theme park’s annual Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights opened to guests on Friday.

The festival’s events feature favorites as well as some surprises, and visitors will see glowing jack-o’-lantern displays and thousand-pound prize-winning pumpkins. They can also play in the park amid the colorful landscape and crisp air during the day, and, at night, experience an expansive light show throughout the park. 

“This year has been challenging for everyone, but we hope the comfort they feel from coming and visiting us gives them that warm, familiar feeling they’ve shared with their friends and loved ones for so many years here at Dollywood,” Dolly