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Dollywood National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration
|Fall at Dollywood will lift you up with the biggest Southern gospel festival in the Smokies—four weeks featuring FREE concerts with the park’s National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration!
Watch visiting crafters at work throughout the park as the country’s most talented artisans showcase their artistry with up-close demonstrations. Handmade treasures for the home, unique collectibles and stunning artwork create an impressive craft exhibit you won’t find anywhere else.
Special dishes, all prepared with a taste of fall, showcase some of the harvest season’s most celebrated recipes, including a booth devoted to Dollywood’s signature fried green tomatoes.
Dollywood’s Harvest Celebration Southern Gospel event kicks off Oct. 2 with a night recognizing some of the best the gospel world has come to know and love with the Southern Gospel Music Association Induction Ceremony/Singing News Fan Awards. Tickets can be purchased at SGMA.org. Over the next four weeks, performances will take place throughout Dollywood on five specialty stages – the Celebrity Theater, the Showstreet Theater, Pines Theater, on the Singing News Stage at the Valley Theater & Robert F. Thomas Chapel, and on the Praise 96.3 FM Stage at the Back Porch Theater.
Check out such renowned performers as Jeff and Sherri Easter, Nelons, Karen Peck and New River, Greater Vision and the Inspirations.
Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration is sponsored by Humana. Be sure to take notice of the park’s colorful autumn decor when you’re aren't listening to some of the best gospel performers around. Plus, Dollywood’s restaurants will be serving some of the finest seasonal fare to go around. Visit the park, eat some of the delicious seasonal offerings, peruse the local crafts, and stay for some great gospel.
All concerts are included with Dollywood admission.