Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights Nominated for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Award


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Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights, one of the region’s premiere harvest-time events, has been nominated as part of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for Best Theme Park Halloween Event. The contest, which now is live, runs through Monday, Aug 26 at noon ET. Winners will be unveiled on Friday, Sept 6.

Fans of the exciting new Smoky Mountain tradition can vote now through Monday, Aug 26 at noon ET. Voters are encouraged to vote each day from each of their devices. Competition is fierce, so Dollywood fans should vote early and often to show their support!

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept 27-Nov 2) provides fabulous fall family fun with the glow of thousands of carved pumpkins throughout the park. Wander through displays throughout Dollywood’s Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass and upper Craftsman’s Valley areas.

In addition to the pumpkin displays, the Wildwood Tree tells a Smoky Mountain harvest story multiple times each evening. The Plaza at Wilderness Pass also serves as a main centerpiece for the event with an area for character interaction, additional displays and a 40 ft. tall pumpkin tree.

Visit for more information or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.

Margaret has been a writer and editor for Nerds and Beyond since 2018. She loves Grogu, Doctor Who, and The OA. And she's still salty about #WaywardSisters. Find her on Twitter and TikTok at @MargNation.

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