Saturday, November 14, 2015

Fall 2015 at Dollywood with some Country Punkins

I know everyone is getting into the Christmas spirit and I am too, but I have been meaning to share with you the photos I took as we strolled through Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee a few weeks ago. The Dollywood annual Gospel & Harvest Celebration was taking place and the park is always decorated beautifully during the festival. The decorations there this fall were just simply adorable. The jewel tones of fall colors are my favorite of all the seasons and the gourd and pumpkin theme they had going on was delightful!

Dollywood is a family friendly theme park and many of the decorations were certainly reflective of family times together. Pumpkin families, that is!

This family of pumpkins have set up a stand to display some other pumpkins who, it would appear, are not yet part of a family but might hope to be. Did you happen to notice the little fellow swinging from the tree up on the left of the picture?
Dollywood Gospel & Harvest Celebration 2015
Here is a close up of the little chap.
Dollywood Gospel & Harvest Celebration 2015
 And here, we have a family band of what I thought looked like Country Bumpkin Pumpkins. Papa Pumpkin's keeping beat on the washtub, Mama's on the washboard and little Junior is strumming along. Inspired!
Band of Country Pumpkins at Dollywood 2015
 From the looks of Mama Pumpkins mouth, she's singing lead.
Dollywood Gospel & Harvest Celebration 2015
 This daddy pumpkin obviously adores playing with his sweet baby.
The other kids enjoy a good book that is being read to them by their mama pumpkin.
Dollywood 2015
 These two pump"kids" look to be having a really good time playing a game of leapfrog.
Dollywood 2015
This fellow found a nice spot to snooze and soak up some rays.
Dollywood 2015

While her happy fellow stands by, this lovely lady is stitching up a colorful quilt
Dollywood Fall 2015
This country pumpkin gentleman has taken his talents and palette outdoors to enjoy the beautiful day by doing a little a little plein air painting.
Fall at Dollywood 2015
 These photos were taken near the main entrance. The pictures really do not give these country pumpkins justice but wouldn't you agree that they are totally charming?

The rest of the main park was breathtaking too. There were gourds, pumpkins, flowers, moving elements and all sorts of beautiful things. I snapped pictures as we moved along. There was a gigantic rustic cornucopia surrounded by a vast array of pumpkins and gourds.
Dollywood 2015

Fall at Dollywood 2015
This miniature Ferris wheel was actually turning. I made a short video of it. Unfortunately, I couldn't get it to work directly in this post, so I posted this still shot. 
Floral Miniature Ferris Wheel at Dollywood
Dollywood in the Fall 2015
Old wagon wheels and barrels make this arrangement so appealing.
2015 Dollywood
Dollywood 2015
Dollywood 2015
One of the things I like most about visiting this park is the manner in which antique and vintage items are incorporated into the scenery. An example is the old hand plow in the arrangement below. I believe, perhaps, the hay bales are sitting on an old railroad pump car.
Fall at Dollywood
Another old plow amongst the hay bales! Isn't this nostalgic and homey?
Dollywood in the Fall
An old cart holds this arrangement.
Dollywood Fall Decor

Dollywood in the Fall 2015
It was a beautiful day we spent at Dollywood and I hope you have enjoyed my little recap. Thank you so very much for dropping by and I hope you'uns come back soon!

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