The Gatlinburg events listed below will help you plan your trip.
Thu17Sep20155:00 pmGatlinburg Convention Center
Gatlinburg's Annual Taste of Autumn takes center stage with a new twist on tradition September 17, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
Entertainment this year is a female Comedy Trio called “Country Cool.” They are currently traveling the nation on the #WhatsYourCrazy Comedy Tour. These ladies are Southern, well-travelled, razor sharp and savvy. They look at life like it is and tell the story with a charm and style that is sure to keep you laughing.
Attendees can indulge on samples from some of the area’s finest restaurants and attractions. Everyone is encouraged to come out for good food, a good time and to benefit the United Way. Tickets are $25 and will be available online on August 24, 2015 or purchased at the door the night of the event.
Businesses currently participating:
Quaker Steak & Lube
The Melting Pot
The Gatlinburg Convention Center
Great Smoky Mountain Catering Company
The Fox & Parrot
Dick's Last Resort
Wed23Sep2015Mon21Dec2015Smoky Mountains National Park
Fall colors in Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains
The notion that peak color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park happens in mid-October is a misconception. The marvelous colors of autumn actually light up the Smokies for seven weeks or more as the peak elevations move down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills.
Autumn in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a special time when a glorious leaf season of several weeks is enjoyed by visitors as fall colors travel down the mountainsides from the highest elevations to the foothills. The kaleidoscope of fall colors in the Smoky Mountains is magnificent and varied because of the amazing diversity of trees. Some 100 species of native trees live in the Smokies, the vast majority of which are deciduous. The timing of fall color change depends upon so many variables that the exact dates of "peak" season are impossible to predict in advance.
In the Smoky Mountains, autumn color displays above 4,000 feet start as early as mid-September with the turning of yellow birch, American beech, mountain maple, hobblebush, and pin cherry, clearly visible from such vantage points as Clingmans Dome Road.
The fall color display usually reaches peak at middle and lower elevations between mid-October and early November. This is the park’s most spectacular display as it includes such colorful trees as sugar maple, scarlet oak, sweetgum, red maple, and the hickories. For more information about fall colors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can visit their website here.
By the later stages of September, the right ingredients are beginning to emerge, the time when cooler temperatures and sunny days mix with some rainfall to bring on a spectacular autumn color display in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The timing of color change and leaf fall is primarily sparked by the calendar; that is, the increasing length of night. As days grow shorter and nights grow longer and cooler, chemical processes in the leaf begin to paint the landscape with Nature’s autumn palette in the Smoky Mountains.
While the typical peak of fall leaf color is at the middle to lower elevations where the greatest diversity of trees live, emerging changes above 4,000 feet begin the parade of fall colors, which then moves down the mountainsides into the valleys of the Smoky Mountains. The high country is still predominantly green, but fall is coming.
Sourwood, dogwood, maple, sassafras and birch trees are the first to make the change, turning red, orange and yellow. At this point, there is just a hint of fall color change among those early autumn starters. Perhaps more notable now are the autumn wildflowers in the Smoky Mountains, including cardinal flower, black-eyed Susan, coreopsis, great blue lobelia, skunk goldenrod, southern harebell, ironweed, and a variety of asters, as well as the bright fruits on trees and shrubs such as hearts-a-bustin. September suggested scenic drives for seeing fall colors in the Smoky Mountains include: Parsons Branch Road, Newfound Gap Road and Clingmans Dome Road.
September’s suggested hikes for seeing the Smoky Mountains in autumn: Albright Grove and Sugarland Mountain Trail as well as high elevation hikes to Andrews Bald or Mt. LeConte would be time well spent.
Another colorful fall foliage opportunity includes a motor tour of the recently reopened Parson Branch Road, an eight-mile one-way narrow, low speed byway. The road provides motorists an opportunity to drive through a large area of mature second growth forest and experience the quiet and solitude a back-in-the-woods journey has to offer.
By the beginning of October, trees in the Smoky Mountains high country that are now showing bright fall colors are the yellows of American beech and yellow birch and different shades of reds on mountain ash, pin cherry and mountain maple. In the lower elevations, a few early color changing species such as sourwood and sumac are showing bright reds now, but are scattered. Some dogwoods and maples are beginning to turn different colors in some areas as well. Fall wildflowers such as goldenrod and asters are colorful throughout the park and some blueberry and blackberry shrubs are also changing color, as well as the Virginia creeper plant.
Bright golds and yellows of American beech, yellow birch, and yellow buckeye and different shades of reds on mountain ash, pin and black cherry and mountain maple are painting the landscape. The big rounded leaves of witch-hobble are showing fine displays of color ranging from yellow to red.
The majority of the deciduous forest at 4,000 feet elevation and below is still predominantly green, but now with splashes of color dotting the slopes. Sourwood and sumac are showing bright reds; some dogwoods and maples are turning different colors in some areas as well. Fall wildflowers such as mountain gentian, black cohosh, and goldenrod are colorful throughout the park and some blueberry and blackberry shrubs are also in color, as well as the Virginia creeper plant.
Because the Great Smoky Mountains provide a range of elevations between 875 and 6,643 feet in the Park with differing moisture conditions and habitats, many trees will still produce significant color as the Park moves into its peak autumn season. Recommendations: High elevation trails such as Sugarland Mountain Trail and Appalachian Trail, accessed at Clingmans Dome or Newfound Gap, would be good hikes for this time of year. Also, roads leading into the high country, including Newfound Gap Road, Heintooga Ridge Road, Foothills Parkway West and East, and Rich Mountain Road out of Cades Cove, are the best options for seeing fall colors in the Smoky Mountains.
By mid-October at the lower elevations, fall color is nudging along. It is the sunny days and cooler nights that instigate the biochemical processes in the leaf to begin. The Park continues to experience very dry and warmer-than-normal conditions. These conditions will affect the timing, duration, and intensity of fall leaf season. The peak of color at the lower elevations is over a week away. In the valleys, black gum, dogwood, sumac, and sourwood trees continue to show vivid reds. Golds are coming along on tulip tree, black walnut, birch, beech, and hickories. A few scattered maples and oaks are showing the first signs of fall colors in lower regions of the Smoky Mountains.
A succession of warm, sunny days and cool crisp, but not freezing nights will bring about the most spectacular color display. At this part of the autumn season, some areas of the Smoky Mountains are showing more reds throughout the landscape than in other years. This may be due to the fact that the pigment anthocyanin, which gives color to such familiar things as cranberries, red apples, and blueberries, is in high production because of drought conditions. Anthocyanin is produced in response to lots of light and excess plant sugars within leaf cells. The carotenoids which produce yellow, orange, and brown colors are present in the green leaf but begin showing after the chlorophyll breaks down.
As the leaf color increases, so does the number of autumn leaf peekers. While scenic drives are a good way to see fall colors in the Smoky Mountains, taking to the trails is a wonderful way to enjoy the splendors of autumn.
Recommendations: Suggested easy to moderate rated hikes through hardwood forests include Lower Mount Cammerer, Baskins Creek Falls, Little River, Old Settlers and Porters Creeks Trails. For the more hardy outdoor enthusiasts hikes that provide scenic overlooks include Sugarlands Mountain, Low Gap, Appalachian, Mt. Sterling, and Goshen Prong Trails. Roads providing views of good displays of fall color are the Foothills Parkway segments on the east and west side of the Park; Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) with its many scenic overlooks; Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail; Balsam Mountain Road; and Cove Creek Road.
As October begins to fade away up top, autumn colors at mid elevations, from 3,000-5,000 feet, are at or slightly past peak and are very impressive. Reds are more pronounced now than in recent years, especially on the North Carolina side of the park. Colors at the very highest elevations (above 5,500) are now past peak.
At the lower elevations of the Smoky Mountains, fall colors are quickly developing. The first frost of the season occurred this week in the low elevations, so the remaining leaves should begin to change color within a few days. Black gum, dogwood, sumacs, and sourwood trees continue to show vivid reds. Golds are present on tuliptree, black walnut, birch, beech, spicebush, and hickories. The peak of color at the lower elevations is still a few days away and will probably spill over into November.
It is not unusual for some autumn color to last through certainly the first week of November in the Smoky Mountains, but if weather cooperates autumn displays could last through mid-November as well.
While fall colors are past peak in the Smoky Mountains high country and many trees have already shed their leaves, a number of species of trees in the middle elevations are still showing color. Oak trees are just beginning to change color, although their hues are somewhat muted compared to maple, hickory, and other trees. Some pockets of green can still be seen at middle to lower elevations so there is still some new color to appear in these isolated areas if mild weather continues.
Recommendations: Good places to see fall colors in the Smoky Mountains include Newfound Gap Road from Alum Cave Trailhead to Kephart Prong Trailhead, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Foothills Parkway East & West, and Heintooga Ridge Road to Balsam Mountain Campground. Suggested hikes include Rich Mountain Loop, Chestnut Top Trail, Smokemont Loop, Kanati Fork, and Sutton Ridge Overlook (Lower Mt. Cammerer Trail).
OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking from September 25 through Nov. 2, 2015 as the resort commemorates the 205th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.
The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during Oktoberfest. Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.
Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s.
The first Oktoberfest was not really a festival at all, but the public celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria on October 17, 1810. Held on a large meadow named the Theresienwiese in Munich, the party featured a horse race, beer, food, music and dancing. Anniversary celebrations continues each year, usually starting in late September and ending in the first week of October, with some six million people attending annually.
For more information on OktOBERfest call 865-436-5423 or visit www.obergatlinburg.com
Thu24Mar2016Sat26Mar2016Gatlinburg Convention Center
Beautiful handcrafted gifts and unique items produced by members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are available for purchase March 24 - 26 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
Sat09Apr20161PM - 6PMArrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Wineries for the event will come from all over Tennessee! Visitors age 21 and older can purchase a ticket ($20 in advance and $25 at the gate) and receive a wristband for sampling and a branded wine glass. The wineries will provide wine samples of 1 oz at a time to everyone with a wristband. Guests will be able to purchase bottles of Tennessee wine to take home as well as wine related merchandise.
Mon18Apr2016Sat23Apr2016Multiple Locations in Gatlinburg
A week of events for family-friendly education regarding green practices for everyday living.
Thu12May20165:00 - 8:00 PMGatlinburg Parkway, Between Lights 6 & 8
Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival will feature a beans and cornbread cook-off, foot-stompin’ Smoky Mountain music, antique engines and lots of beans and cornbread for tasting. Free to attend, $10 for a spoon for unlimited tasting.
Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s.
The collection of personalities and performers arrive nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town. Visitors witness a magical transformation of sidewalk to stage as the characters disperse along the downtown Parkway for an evening of entertainment and storytelling.
Sat11Jun2016Sun07Aug201610:00 amDollywood Theme Park
Some of the highlights of this celebration of Summer include: Daytime Dance and Light Up the Night Dance Parties, Nightly fireworks extravaganzas (Dolly’s Night of Many Colors), and the Gazillion Bubbles Show (on an even bigger stage this year)! Check out Dollywood's website here for more information.
Sat25Jun2016Sat08Oct20168:30 am849 Glades Road, Gatlinburg
The Gatlinburg Farmers Market is held every Saturday from 8:30 - noon. at the Covered Bridge in the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg at 849 Glades Road. Vendors provide fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, prepared foods, baked goods, artisanal products, and arts and crafts demonstrations. In-season goods may include fruits, nuts, berries, honey, jellies and jams, and vegetables. Plants, baked goods and natural health and wellness products are also available.
Click here for the website.
Come on out and join a ranger for on a 3.6 mile round trip hike to the most accessible of the Smokies' grassy balds to learn more about this unique high elevation feature. Scenery includes spruce firs, flame azalea, rhododendron, and a scenic overlook. The trail is moderate in difficulty, and reaches its highest elevation at 6,310 feet. Hike back to the parking lot on your own and at your own pace after reaching the bald. Bring sturdy footwear, a snack, and water. Call (865) 436-1200 for more information.
For the 41st time, at the stroke of midnight on July 3rd, Gatlinburg kicks off Independence Day with the first parade in the nation! This parade has earned the International Festivals and Events Association's Grand Pinnacle Awards and was named a Top 20 Event for 2016 by Southeast Tourism Society. It has been named by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as a “Top Ten Parade to see in the US” and recognized by Livability.com as one of the “Five Best Fourth of July Celebrations in Smaller Cities.” Attendees can expect floats, balloons, and marching bands paying tribute to our country and the men and women of our military.
Call (800) 568-4748 for more information.
Mon04Jul201610:00 amChrist in the Smokies bridge on River Road
Gatlinburg's ever-popular River Raft Regatta registration starts at 10 AM. Anything floatable (unmanned) can be entered into the water at noon at the Christ in the Smokies bridge on River Road and will end at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. The two categories, Trash (not hand-made), and Treasure (hand-made) awards will go to the top 3 in each category. The "Judges Choice" award will go to the most creative raft. Awards are also given to the oldest and the youngest participant. The Gatlinburg Recreation Department is providing trophies. Call 800-588-1817 for additional information or check out the event's Facebook page here.
Gatlinburg marks our nation's "Independence Day" with a spectacular 20-minute fireworks show starting at 10:00pm. The best viewing is reported to be the area around traffic lights #3 and #5. One of the area's most popular events, the show can be seen from all over town. The Facebook page can be found here.
Mon04Jul201612:00 pmPatriot Park, Pigeon Forge
Come out to Pigeon Forge and celebrate America's birthday at the 4th of July Patriot Festival. All Patriot Festival activities are free. This year's celebration features Grammy-award winning singer/songwriter, Joe Diffie. Emily Ann Roberts from NBC's "The Voice," will entertain at the Patriot Festival; Tribute, a celebration of the Allman Brothers Band will play; and many local entertainers are expected. Lots of family food, fun and games will continue into the afternoon.
12:00 PM, Patriot Park, Activities begin
1:30 PM, Onstage entertainment
9:30 PM, Spectacular 4th of July fireworks show
Don't forget to bring lawn chairs and blankets for seating! (Umbrellas and coolers will not be allowed.)
Thu14Jul2016Sun17Jul201610:00 amGatlinburg Convention Center
Be sure to visit the Gatlinburg Convention Center, located at Traffic Light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg, this July 14th - 17th! Over 180 of the finest craftspeople from all over the United States come to demonstrate their skill, answer questions, and offer their unique art for sale at the 41st installment of the Annual Summer Craftsmen's Fair.
Dennis Lee and Band and Tim Watson, "The Fiddle Man," will perform a free live country and bluegrass musical event at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day.
Admission for adults is $7; children 12 and under are admitted free. The fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, which is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Their website can be accessed here.
Fri15Jul20168:00 pmCountry Tonite, 129 Showplace Boulevard, Pigeon Forge, TN
Neal McCoy made a name for himself in 1993 with the back-to-back number 1 singles “No Doubt About It” and “Wink." From that platinum-certified album “No Doubt About It," Neal's commercial success continued into the late 1990s with two more platinum albums and a gold album, as well as six more Top Ten hits. He has earned awards such as Entertainer of the Year, and in 1998 & 1999, TNN/Music City News Country Awards. Neal McCoy is an icon of country music, with over 6 million records sold.
Neal's show is full of energy and packed with familiar hits including “You Gotta Love That”, “Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye”, and “The Shake”. Concert tickets start at $35; call 865-453-2003 to purchase. Event website may be accessed by clicking here.
Thu04Aug2016Sat06Aug2016W.L. Mills Conference Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg
3 full days of dancing! This year's Tennessee Square and Round Dance Convention will off vendors, workshops, demonstrations, round and advanced dancing. Over 1000 dancers are expected to attend! Call 615-542-2866 or click here for more information.
Sat06Aug2016All DayOld Mill Square, 175 Old Mill Avenue, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
This unique event combines a free celebration of bluegrass at a site listed on the National Historic Register of Places with the 7th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament. With fun, food, and festivities, it is a full day for the family!
Old Mill Square hosts Stringtime in the Smokies, featuring Grassroots Gringos, Richard Bennett, Wyatt Rice and Robinella. The Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament is held in memory of Sergeant Brett Benton. Events commence at 11 AM, and evening bluegrass performances start at 7 PM. Lawn chairs are permitted.
Paying tribute to our HEROES past and present, this year's celebration focuses on veterans and first responders.
The Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival's is fun for everyone! Venues all over Gatlinburg will be featuring songwriters performing and telling the stories behind the songs on the radio. Opportunities for songwriters include: Song Competition, Band Playoff, Stage Spots and a Workshop Series. Songs of all genres are welcome, but only original music is accepted.
A "Co-Write With Hit Writers" kicks off the festival at 6 PM on Aug. 24th. The Kick-off Show & Opening Ceremonies will be at 7 PM on Aug 25. The Songwriters Meet & Greet is at 6:00 PM.
Join us a we “Celebrate our Appalachian Musical Roots!” Click here for more information.
Fri26Aug2016Sun28Aug201611:00 amSevierville Convention Center, 202 Gists Creek Road, Traffic Light 17.4, Sevierville, TN
Admission is $10.00 per day or $20.00 for a Three Day Pass or $25.00 for the Early Bird Pass (The Early Bird Pass entitles you to early entry on Friday 9:00 AM & one 3 Day Pass)
Friday, Aug. 26, 11 AM - 5 PM; Saturday, Aug. 27, 9 AM - 5 PM; Sunday, Aug. 28, 9 AM - 2 PM
Click here for more information.
Fri26Aug20168:00 pm129 Showplace Boulevard, Pigeon Forge
East Tennessee’s own Con Hunley began singing gospel songs with family members in his church. He has since been an ACM and CMA nominee for Male Vocalist of the Year and Newcomer of theYear. Con's hits include, “What’s New with You,” “Oh Girl,” “Week-End Friend,” “You’ve Still Got a Place in My Heart,” “You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me,” and, “Since I Fell for You.”
Janie Fricke's hits include, “Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me Baby,” “He’s a Heartache,” “It Ain’t Easy Bein’ Easy,” and, “You’re Heart’s Not In It.” Janie has been voted the CMA Female Vocalist of the Year, Music City News Female Vocalist of the Year, Billboard Top Country Female Vocalist, and ACM Female Vocalist of the Year.
Tickets start at $35. For more information call 865-453-2003 or click here for a link.
Sun11Sep2016Mon31Oct2016Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
Thu15Sep20165:00 pmGatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
Support the United Way of Sevier County while sampling signature dishes from local vendors and restaurants. Live entertainment and a cash bar will also be provided. The doors of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau will open at 5 PM. Ticket are just $25; call 800-568-4748 for more information.
Fri23Sep20168:00 pmCountry Tonite Theater, 129 Showplace Blvd., Pigeon Forge
Bill Anderson's very first number one hit at just age 19 was, "City Lights," and he has been among the top songwriters of country music ever since. “Mama Sang a Song," “Still,” “Po’ Folks,” “Walk Out Backwards,” and “Wild Weekend” are just a few of his string of hits.
A member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Bobby Bare has over 50 years of performing experience. Some of Bobby's hits include “Detroit City,” “500 Miles Away from Home,” “Four Strong Winds,” and “(Margie’s At) The Lincoln Park Inn”.
Ticket for this concert are $35 plus tax. Call or click here for more information.
Thu06Oct2016Sun23Oct201610:00 amGatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
Over 180 of the finest craftspeople from all over the United States come to demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale this October 6 - 23rd at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, located at Traffic Light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg.
Dennis Lee and Ramblin Rose Trio will be performing. A free live country and bluegrass musical event will be at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day (Sundays, 2 & 4).
Admission for adults is $7; children 12 and under are admitted free. The fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, which is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Their website can be accessed <a href="http://www.craftsmenfair.com/Fall-Craft-Fair.htm" target="_blank">here</a>.
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Wed09Nov20165:00 pmParkway, Downtown Gatlinburg
Wed09Nov2016Tue31Jan20176:30 amDowntown Gatlinburg
Sightsee in comfort with the Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights. The specially designated trolleys carry their guests on a memorable journey through downtown and adjacent Hwy. 321, allowing everyone to experience the magical wonder of Gatlinburg Winter Magic. Trolley times are at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30.
Fri11Nov2016Ripley's Aquarium Plaza
Gatlinburg, Tennessee has hosted a celebration of our veterans every year since 2000. On November 11 our nation’s veterans are given the honor and appreciation they have earned. The ceremony begins at 11 AM at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. It is free to the public.
Sat12Nov2016Mon14Nov2016Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau
Click here for more information.
Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event! Call 1-800-568-4748 for more information.
Fri02Dec20167:30 pmDowntown Gatlinburg
For the last 41 years, Gatlinburg's award winning Fantasy of Lights Parade has come to town. 20 million or more people have seen this parade with a lineup of more than a mile of floats, marching bands, balloons, dancers, musicians, equestrian units and, of course, Santa Claus!
The parade begins at traffic light #1A on East Parkway at 7:30 p.m., winds through downtown Gatlinburg, and ends at traffic light #10. Those viewing the parade are encouraged to arrive early to find a spot on the Parkway. For more information on this and other holiday events in Gatlinburg, call 800-588-1817 or click here.
Fri09Dec2016Sat10Dec2016129 Showplace Boulevard, Pigeon Forge
For over 55 years, Loretta Lynn has racked up 52 Top 10 hits and 16 #1 singles. An American Icon, Ms. Lynn is the Coal Miner's Daughter and a Living Legend. Friday's show is at 8 PM, and Saturday's is at 3 PM; tickets are $49.95 + tax. Click here for more information.
Sat31Dec2016Sun01Jan2017115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
See the 29th Annual New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show from the Space Needle on the Gatlinburg Parkway.
Wed25Jan2017Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts
Sample wines from Tennessee wineries along with small dish fare from some of the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.
Thu26Jan2017W.L. Mills Conference Center & various venues
The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is an annual five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park offering professionally guided programs which explore the region’s rich wildflowers, wildlife, ecology, culture, and natural history through walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and evening seminars. Call 865-436-7318 or click here for more information.
Fri10Feb2017Sat11Feb20174:00 pmLeConte Center
This special 2-day celebration features a lineup of bluegrass music's top artists with ticket proceeds benefitting the Dollywood Foundation Wildfire Scholarship Fund and those affected by recent wildfires in East Tennessee. Tickets can be purchased here.
Gymnastics is a unique sport that build confidence, character, discipline, endurance, determination, strength, and coordination. These are skills that a child can use in real life situations as well as any other sport. Join us for the 4th Annual Make It Count Gymnastics Classic and become a member of the Gymnastics Counts family. Click here for more information.
Sat04Mar2017405 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN
"The Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff is back and in store for another great turnout. Meet us at the Clabough's Campground as cooks travel with their chuck wagons from near and far. They trade in modern day conveniences like running water and electricity for giant cast iron skillets and dutch ovens heated with hot coals from the fire just like chuck wagon cooks of the 1800’s. The veritable feast is served to all guests and the cooks are judged on the cowboy cuisine as well as the authenticity of their chuck wagons." Call 800-251-9100 for more information.
Smoky Mountain Springfest marks the beginning of springtime in the beautiful city of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains. It is a celebration packed full of nearly three months of home-spun fun and an abundance of ways to save. Some of the events included are: The Spring Grand Rod Run, the Dolly Parade, Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, Bloomin' BBQ and Bluegrass and Synchronous Fireflies.
Wed12Apr2017Sat15Apr2017Gatlinburg Convention Center
Beautiful handcrafted gifts and unique items produced by members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are available for purchase April 12th - 15th at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Click here for more information.