I just booked Park Grove Inn in Pigeon Forge for Oct.7th-9th and Nov.9th-11th. I can't wait. I love every season. I love to see all the Fall decorations and all the Christmas ones as well. I was going to come in Dec. but sometimes the weather gets bad when we decide to go and some of the roads are slick early in the morning hours, so we decided to come a little early this year, but I'm afraid it will be extra crowded this time since it's the first weekend of the christmas season, has anyone ever been there on the first weekend of the Christmas season, that can give me on what to expect.