b'Fall is one of our favorite times of the year and it is easy to see why. With new options for fun, exciting events and more Sevierville is tailor-made for autumn!First up, opening this fall, is Skyland Ranch! SkyLand Ranch is set on a 100-acre farm located next to lodging, restaurants and one of the largest outlet centers in the South. Visitors will take a ride on a scenic chairlift to the top of SkyLand Ranch, where hours of fun await. The hybrid chairlift will give guests the option of both chairs and open-air cabins, as well as shuttles. Once guests arrive at the top of the mountain, they will be greeted by a variety of miniature animals, including miniature horses, miniature cows, and donkeys! After visiting with the animals, guests will enjoy browsing our 5,000 sq foot food and retail barns. The food offerings include a candy shop and bakery with gourmet cupcakes, along with bbq, chicken, and other seasonal food options. Retail options will include a souvenir shop, a boutique, a Christmas shop, a toy store and more. SkyLand Ranch will also offer a variety of live entertainment options, ranch themed activities, and an elevated walkway to give guests an even more amazing view of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. SkyLand Ranch is also home to the Wild Stallion mountain coaster. At over a mile long, the Wild Stallion is the longest mountaincoaster in the southeast. From 1 to 100, SkyLand Ranch is the perfect place for kids of any age to bring out their inner cowboy.Headlining our fall events in Sevierville is the Downtown History & Haunts Event on October 13th from 6:009:00 pm. Stroll the streets of historic downtown Sevierville to enjoy family-friendly frights, lawn games and fireworks. The event brings a harvest of activities everyone will enjoy, from guided historic walking tours and costumecontests to storytellers, a Halloween-themed dance party, lawn games and fireworks. Dance the evening away to classic Halloween tunes spun by a fun DJ and dress your best for the costume contest (there will even be a category for best dressed dog!*) Two guided historical walking tours will take place during the evening and offer hauntingly tragic tales from Seviervilles past led by the Sevier County historian. Admission to History & Haunts is free. There may be a nominal charge for some activities. *Dogs must remain on a leash and owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets. Other exciting events in Sevierville include the Robert Tinos Smoky Mountain Homecoming from Sept. 30Oct. 2, the Kyker Farms Corn Maze open from Thursdays through Sundays in late Sept. and through October, and the Bruce Street Brewfest on Saturday October 8th from 2:006:00 pm. For more information on these events, and even more autumn events than we can mention here, be sure to check out the Calendar of Events page on pg. 23 for a full list of fun in the smokies this fall. SmokyMountainNavigator.com 27'