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2014 Pigeon Forge Events Calendar

Find Pigeon Forge events including Winterfest, Springfest, the Dolly Parade and more - Entertainment at its finest! There's a lot to take in on your next visit. A great way to start planning your vacation is to check our calendar of events for things to do and when to see them.

Visitors love the Pigeon Forge car shows, concerts, festivals and parades.  You will be amazed at everything that is going on!

Never miss an event on your next visit to Pigeon Forge!


April Events

15 - 19
Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage - an annual five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park consisting of a variety of wildflower, fauna, and natural history walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and indoor seminars. Most programs are outdoors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while indoor offerings are held in various venues throughout Gatlinburg, TN.

25 - 28
TREMONT: Spring Photography Workshop - Bill Lea, a nationally recognized nature photographer, has been teaching this annual workshop since 1992. Springtime is a glorious time of year in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Program lasts from Friday afternoon to Monday mid-morning.

1 - 30
Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring. It's a Spring Thing!- When the weather warms up, the mountains turn green and the flowers bloom, Gatlinburg comes alive with many opportunities to enjoy a Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing! April and May are jam packed with special events and activities for the whole family!

2 - 20
Guided Outings and Tours of Gatlinburg- Go on a search for spring wildflowers or explore the world of bird watching on a hike in the Great Smoky Mountains with Guided Hiking tours or learn about Gatlinburg’s past and present during the Guided Downtown Gatlinburg Tours. As a part of Gatlinburg's Smoky Mountain Spring "It's a SPRING thing", the Gatlinburg Special events department will be offering FREE hikes in the Smokies and tours of Gatlinburg.
 

3 - 6
Legacy Weekend at Arrowmont - Sponsored by Friends of the Smokies, this is a terrific weekend of workshops, programs and special events, each chosen to help celebrate Arrowmont's rich history and the breathtaking Smoky Mountain landscape surrounding the school. Also during Legacy Weekend, Arrowmont's Annual Artists-in- Residence Exhibition opens in the Sandra J. Blain Galleries. Students, instructors and guests are invited to the opening reception on Saturday, April 5, 2014, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Call (865) 436-5860 for more information.

3 - 6
Arrowmont Legacy Weekend - Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts is pleased to announce a new workshop experience with Legacy Weekend. The session will focus on Arrowmont's rich history, Appalachian culture and heritage, and the wonderful natural setting that the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer. If you are a member of the organization "Friends of the Smokies," Arrowmont will donate 25% of all tuition paid by Friends members back to Friends of the Smokies. You'll gain terrific craft skills and experience while supporting two of East Tennessee's most important institutions.

4 - 8/9
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales- Back by overwhelming demand and expanded for 2014, Gatlinburg's ninth annual presentation of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales begins in April and May in downtown Gatlinburg on Fridays and Saturdays. On June 6 you’ll be able to enjoy Tunes & Tales every night of the week through August 9. Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event throughout downtown Gatlinburg featuring musical performers, storytellers and artisans giving you a taste of Appalachian culture.

5 - 6
Miss Tennessee Pageant- Held at Country Tonite Theatre. Call for more info 800-792-4308

5 - 6
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament - A trout fishing tournament for all ages. Locals and visitors experience trout fishing in the Smoky Mountains  and competing for over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Call (865) 661-FISH for more information.

11 - 12
Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival- Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend. Presented by the Townsend Artisan and the Tennessee Valley Handspinners Guilds. Join us to enhance your skills and creativity and to pursue interests in the fiber arts. See the fiber on the hoof and foot--llamas, sheep, goats, and angora rabbits.  Learn through beginner and advanced classes, demonstrations, and interaction with fiber artists. Instruction and demonstration will focus on the “sheep to shawl” concept - transforming fleece into finished goods and art pieces. Vendors will offer supplies, tools, handspun and hand dyed yarn, and finished goods. www.smokymountainfiberartsfestival.org

11 - 14
Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run - in Pigeon Forge, TN at Pigeon Forge Events Center on Teaster Lane.  Call MCS Promotions (865) 687-3976 for more information.

12
Mountain Man Memorial March - the march was a personal tribute for University of Tennessee Army ROTC Cadet - 1LT Frank Walkup, a 2005 UT graduate who was killed in action in Iraq.  To honor his memory, a group of Cadets from the Rocky Top Battalion marched 26.2 miles with each Cadet carrying a 35-pound rucksack to represent his sacrifice. The course takes participants through downtown Gatlinburg and then winds its way along Highway 321 and then into the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

12
The Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain WineFest - on the plaza at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm. Visitors aged 21 and older purchase a $20 ticket/wristband and wineglass for sampling.Wineries from across Tennessee provide wine samples of 1 oz at a time to each person with a wristband.

15 - 19
Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show - Visit the Gatlinburg Convention Center where members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community display and sell their art at this annual Easter show. Enjoy demonstrations and music.

19
Brunch with the Easter Bunny- Old Mill Square. Old Mill Area & Veterans Boulevard Pigeon Forge. Call for more info  1-888-453-6455

19 - 19
Easter Egg Hunt with the Easter Bunny- Whether you are visiting or staying for a long while make plans to bring the children over to the Pigeon Forge Community Center for a Saturday filled with more Easter Eggs than their little eyes can count! Call for more info 865-429-7373.

20 - 27
Celebrate Earth Week in Gatlinburg! Play in the Disc Golf Tournament, Attend a Go Green Seminar, Help in the Spur Clean-up, Run in the 5K and bring the entire family to the Earth Day Festival to learn about easy green practices, enjoy music and entertainment, activities and games, craft stations, food and more!

20
Easter Sunrise at Ober Gatlinburg - Service begins at 6:30 am. The first tram ride up to the top of the mountain begins 5:30 am, then at 5:45 am and 6:00 am. Welcome Easter morning with a spectacular view from the top of Mt. Harrison! This special service is sponsored by the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association. For more information call 1 (800) 251-9202.

21 - 27
Smoky Mountain Regional Bridge Conference  - Held at Gatlinburg Convention Center, Bridge enthusiasts won't want to miss this huge gathering of the Mid-Atlantic Bridge Conference. Call (423) 884-3550 for more information.

22
Earth Week Spur Clean-up- Get a hands-on experience at the Spur Clean-up on Tuesday, April 22, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm.  Earth Week is partnering with Keep Sevier Beautiful and Great Smoky Mountains National Park to pick up trash along a stretch of National Park between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, known as The Spur.  Ben and Jerry’s will be onsite providing free ice cream to all who participate.  For more information, call (865) 436-0505.

24
Earth Day Festival- Families are encouraged to come and celebrate in the Earth Day Festival at Mynatt Park in Gatlinburg from 3:00 pm to 7:00pm! Enjoy music, activities and games, craft stations, food and more!

25
Earth Day 5K- Third Annual Earth Day 5K Run/Walk in beautiful downtown Gatlinburg. Race night registration begins at 8:00pm at Nantahala Outdoor Center. Race starts at 10:00 pm. For more information, call (865) 436-0505

25 - 27
Women of Joy Conference - Conference takes place at Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Hosted by Phil Waldrep Ministries. For more information, including guest speakers and worship leaders, call 1-800-374-1550. For registration, visit womenofjoy.org.


26
Junior Ranger Day-Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate National Junior Ranger Day with special activities at all three of the Park's visitor centers.

26
9th Annual Sevierville Master Gardener Plant Sale - Sevier County Fair Grounds from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm. Entrance fee is $3.00 or $2.00 with a non-perishable food item donation (Donated food goes to Sevier County Food Ministry)This is an event of The Sevier County Area Master Gardener's Association and the Sevier Couty Extension Office of the University of Tennessee.

26
Music of the Mountains - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Sugarlands Visitor Center, just inside Great Smoky Mounains National Park. Enjoy listening to everything from authentic instruments to modern bands on stage who celebrate the musical spirit of the mountains.

26
Loretta Lynn - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. The Coal Miner’s Daughter—the tag refers to a hit single, an album, a best-selling autobiography, an Oscar-winning film, and to Lynn herself—has journeyed from the poverty of the Kentucky hills to Nashville superstardom to her current status as an honest-to-goodness American icon.  Some of Loretta's other classics include "You Ain't Woman Enough (To Take My Man)", "Don't Come Home A' Drinkin' (With Lovin' On Your Mind)", and "Fist City".  Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

27
Go Green Disc Golf Tournament-Come out to Mills Park to try out disc golf!  New to this sport?  Beginners are welcome and extra discs will be provided. On-site registration begins at 12:30 at the pavilion at Mills Park; $20 for adults, $15 for children.  Registration includes lunch and a 2014 Earth Week T-shirt. Tee-off between 1:00 and 3:00 pm.  Each tee-pad will feature tips on how to “go green” provided by Keep Sevier Beautiful.  The tournament will also include putting contests at 1 pm.  Contact Jennifer Burke for more information: (865) 436-0505, jennifer@gatlinburg.com.

May Events

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Annual Dolly Parade - The Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade 2014 kicks off Pigeon Forge Springfest with Sevier County's favorite daughter, Dolly Parton as its grand marshal leading the celebration May 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

1 - 4
Yellow Mustang Car Show - located at The Inn at Christmas Place

2 - 3
Spring Festival and Old Timers Day - Visit nearby Townsend, TN for a springtime celebration of bluegrass music (concerts and jam sessions), clogging, arts and crafts, BBQ, Appalachian skills demonstrations, storytelling, wildflower walks, and the beauty of the Smokies in the springtime.

3 - 4
Circle Yer Wagens - Volkswagen Show and Swap Meet at Sevier County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (865) 453-0770.

3
Titanic Princess Tea Party - Tea Time aboard the Titanic was a major event in 1912 and it will be for your young lady attending a special tea/mini-manner party at the Titanic Attraction Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN. Experience a time-honored ritual in gracious living.  Mini-manner lessons will be taught by Titanic's First Class Maid Jamie.  Each Princess will also learn etiquette, proper table settings and service skills while enjoying finger sandwiches and cookies...followed by a tour of the Titanic. Cost = $26 per person,which includes tax, tea party & admission to the museum.  Seating is limited. Call 1-800 381-7670 for reservations.


8
Gatlinburg's Beans and Cornbread Blast- Gatlinburg celebrates it's Appalachian culinary past with the new Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Blast! presented by Bush Brothers Beans. New for 2014! Downtown Gatlinburg will be transformed into a festive, fun-filled scene with games, foot-stompin' mountain music and, of course, lots of Beans and Cornbread. Vendors will compete against each other with their special recipes and you get to help decide the winner!
Bush Brothers Beans will be featured throughout the event. A small fee will allow participants to sample all the different recipes while supplies last. It will be a "Rootin, Tootin, Good Time!"

9 - 11
Anime Southeast Convention - Located at the Sevierville Events Center. Guests include Samurai Dan, Vic Mignogna, Lisle Wilkerson and Lisa Ortiz, plus Cosplay, an Otaku Flea Market and more. Passes range from $15 for one day to $45 for three days.


10
Mountain Momma's Half Marathon & 5K - 6:00 am race set up and 8:00 am Half Marathon start. 5K starts at 8:05 am. Wilderness at the Smokies, 1424 Old Knoxville Highway in Sevierville, TN. Call (865) 300-6722 for more information.

10
Shrine FunFest Parade - On the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN – Route to be announced. 9:00 am start time.


10 - 10/11
Gatlinburg Farmers Market- Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway starting May through October.

14 - 17
Smoky Mountain Antique Toy and Pedal Car Show -  9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily at Country Cascades Hotel between red lights 3 & 4 (behind TGIFridays. 204 Sharon Dr.) Contact Dennis Sapp (828) 231-7442. Hundreds of antique toys and Vintage Pedal cars on display and for sale. Something for everyone. FREE Admission & FREE Parking.

15 - 17
Ford F-100 Supernationals - Located in the city municipal parking lot on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, TN. For more information, call (865) 465-9644 or visit www.f100supernationals.com.

16 - 18
Gatlinburg Scottish Festival & Games - 29th Annual Scottish clans meeting at Maryville College in Maryville, TN featuring Highland athletics, bagpipe competitions, Highland dancing, border collie demonstrations, haggis hurling, entertainment, whiskey tasting, food & merchandise vendors. Call (865) 273-1212 for more information.

17
The Sevierville Sprint Triathlon and Splash & Dash - This event is part of the Bloomin' Barbeque and Bluegrass weekend during Springfest. Participants are surrounded by FREE concerts and barbeque. Pre-registration is required. For details and information, call 1-888-728-7879.

17
Mountain Soul Vocal Competition Finals - Enjoy this and many other events in downtown Sevierville during the Bloomin' Bar-B-Q and Bluegrass Festival, which honors Sevierville's own hometown girl, Dolly Parton. Finalists will sing one of 3000 songs written by Dolly using their own style rock, rap, country, pop, etc. Come and hear the up-and-coming artists of tomorrow.  For more information visit www.BloominBBQ.com or call toll free 1-888-889-7415.

23 - 25
Family Fest in the Smokies- Gatlinburg Convention Center. Escape to the breathtaking Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for a three-day musical celebration known as Family Fest. This Memorial Day weekend celebration features evening concerts and morning worship services, Friday evening through Sunday, and features an incredible line-up of gospel music’s finest artists and speakers.
 


23
Roots & Boots Tour: Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie and Sammy Kershaw - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre.
These three great artists will be performing on stage together, acoustic versions of more than 40 Top Ten Hits. A few of Aaron's hits include "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio", "You've Got to Stand for Something", "Kiss This", and "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly". Joe's hits include "Home", "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)", "Third Rock from the Sun", and "Pickup Man". Sammy has quite a list of hits as well, including “Cadillac Style”, “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful”, “National Working Woman’s Holiday”, and “Third Rate Romance”. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

29 - Jun 2
10th annual Mountain Hounds Weekend - Over 250 rescued Greyhounds and their owners visit Gatlinburg from as many as 18 states. The public is welcome. Mountain Hounds attendees love sharing the joys of adopting retired racing Greyhounds with everyone they meet. This year’s gathering is scheduled May 29 through June 2 at Sidney James Mountain Lodge. Most activities take place in Mynatt Park located off Historic Nature Trail at Traffic Light 8 in Gatlinburg, TN.

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Rocky Top Dance Challenge - Located at Sevierville Convention Center. Registration deadline is May 15th. Doors open at 7:30 am for dancers to compete in categories such as American Smooth, International Standard, Country Dance, American Rhythm, and International Latin. Call (865)539-2255 for more information.

June Events

1 - 15
Synchronous Fireflies at Elkmont -  Park at Sugarlands Visitor Center and ride trolley to Elkmont (parking pass required). Once a year, in the first part of June, an amazing display of synchronous fireflies can be found near Gatlinburg at Elkmont in the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s one of the only places in the world to see synchronous fireflies and we’ve got a full guide on how to see them along with photos, videos, and more.

May 29 - Jun 2
10th annual Mountain Hounds Weekend - Over 250 rescued Greyhounds and their owners visit Gatlinburg from as many as 18 states. The public is welcome. Mountain Hounds attendees love sharing the joys of adopting retired racing Greyhounds with everyone they meet. This year’s gathering is scheduled May 29 through June 2 at Sidney James Mountain Lodge. Most activities take place in Mynatt Park located off Historic Nature Trail at Traffic Light 8 in Gatlinburg, TN.

6 - 7
Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge - Classic Car Show at Music Road Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Call (865) 379-9595 for more information.

6 - 7
Relay For Life of Sevier County 2014 event- Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge.  6 p.m. June 6th till 10 a.m. June 7th. This free event starts at 6 p.m. with the survivor and caregiver lap and continues through the night with entertainment and other ceremonies to Celebrate, Fight Back and Remember. For more information, contact Sophia at sgconerly@yahoo.com or our FB page: Relay For Life of Sevier County, TN.

 

7 - 9
Norton Shows- (Gatlinburg Apparel, Jewelry & Gift Market ) Gatlinburg Convention Center
Call for more info 865-436-6151 or 865-436-6158

13 - 14
Singing News Solid Gospel Talent Search- Held at Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Call for more info 1-800-223-6707.

14
The Oak Ridge Boys - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. Every time they step before an audience, the Oaks bring four decades of charted singles, and 50 years of tradition, to a stage show widely acknowledged as among the most exciting anywhere. And each remains as enthusiastic about the process as they have ever been. Their hits include “Elvira”, “(I’m Settin’) Fancy Free”, “Bobbie Sue”, and “American Made.” Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

20 - 22
House-Hasson Dealer Market - Don't miss this opportunity to become an expert in what's happening in the hardware and home improvement industry. Sevierville Convention Center. Get the best deals through direct buying. For information and registration, call toll free 1-800-333-0520.

25 - 29
Stage One National Dance Finals- Held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center

July Events

2 - 5
Gatlinburg Gathering 2014 - Nightly gospel concerts and special guest speakers at Gatlinburg Convention Center

3 - 4
The First Independence Day Parade in the Nation-  Marks its 39th year by honoring Women Veterans and Other U.S. Heroes. In the opening moment of July 4th Gatlinburg’s downtown sidewalks will be filled with some 100,000 people on hand to witness the excitement of the Gatlinburg July 4th Midnight Parade.

4
Patriot Festival- Join us at Patriot Park on the Fourth of July as we celebrate America's Independence Day. The fun begins at noon with games and activities for the kids. Onstage entertainment begins at 1:30 pm. At approximately 9:30 pm, the Patriot Festival closes with a fireworks finale synchronized to music. Food vendors will be onsite throughout the event, with a portion of their proceeds benefiting area charities. Free admission to Patriot Festival, Free parking at Municipal Parking Lot on Teaster Lane, & Free shuttle service to and from Patriot Park.

4
Gatlinburg's Fireworks Finale- Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a magnificent fireworks show. The City of Gatlinburg lights up the mountain skyline downtown centered on the area of traffic light #3 at 10 p.m. with this grand display. Designated a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society.

4
Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta- This year’s fun-filled Fourth of July celebration in Gatlinburg will feature the always-competitive River Raft Regatta, the unmanned kind. Anything floatable can be entered starting at 10 a.m. at the Christ in the Smokies bridge on River Road and will end at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. There are two categories: Trash (not hand-made) and Treasure (hand-made) – awards will go to the top 3 in each category. Additionally, the “Judges Choice” award will go to the most creative “raft.”  Awards will be given to the oldest and the youngest participant. Registration begins at 10 am and the race will start at 12:00 pm. 

4
Mark Chesnutt - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. Critics have hailed Mark Chesnutt as a classic Country singer of the first order. He has 14 No. 1 hits, 23 top ten singles, four platinum albums and five gold records to his credit; he maintains a front-and-center presence with a hefty tour schedule year after year. Some of his hits include “Too Cold at Home”, “Brother Jukebox”, “It Sure Is Monday”, and “Goin’ Through the Big D”. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

11 - 13
SEAA Girls World Series Warm-up- Held at Wear Farm City Park, 647 Wears Valley Road in Pigeon Forge. Call for more info 865-429-7373

18 - 20
SEAA Girl's Fast Pitch World Series- SEAA Girl's Fast Pitch World Series is thrilled our 2013 event will once again be held in Action Packed Pigeon Forge at the new Wear Farm Park located on Wears Valley Road just minutes from the parkway. The location of this brand new facility will allow time for attending teams and family members to not only enjoy our world series but to also take in all there is to see and do in the Pigeon Forge Area. Call for more info 865-429-7373

18 - 27
Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair- Art, crafts and music lovers can find 150-plus booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

25
Steve Wariner - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. A Grand Ole Opry member, he amassed nearly three dozen Top 10 hits on the Billboard country charts, including nine that went all the way to No.1. His discography is dotted by such titles as the quirky “Lynda,” the rangy “All Roads Lead to You” and the poignant “Holes in the Floor of Heaven,” a ballad that won the Country Music Association’s Single and Song of the Year Awards in 1998. Several fellow acts earned hits with Wariner-written songs: Keith Urban covered “Where the Blacktop Ends,” Garth Brooks recorded “Longneck Bottle,” Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information. Tickets go on sale February 10, 2014.

31 - 8/1
Gatlinburg Square and Round Dance Convention- Held at W. L. Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg

August Events

1 - 3
State of Tennessee’s Annual Sales Tax-Free Weekend- The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night. With so many shopping venues throughout all of Pigeon Forge you need to make plans now to receive great deals and save tax dollars on all of your back to school items!

2
Stringtime in the Smokies- Come out to Old Mill Square for free music during Stringtime in the Smokies! This year’s event features Grassroots Gringos, Richard Bennett and Wyatt Rice and Robinella. Register to compete or sit back and watch the Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament in Memory of Sergeant Brett Benton. Festivities begins at 11:00 a.m. with evening bluegrass performances beginning at 7:00 p.m. Bring along your own lawn chair and enjoy the Stringtime in the Smokies. Call for more info- 1-888-453-6455

2
Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race - Experience Pigeon Forge under the stars and you take in this 8K or 5 mile run along the parkway this August.  Event location will be held at the Holiday Day Inn Convention Center.  
Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center. Call for more info- 1-800-782-3119

2
5th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament - The friendly competition is fun for the whole family with categories for different age groups. For information call 1 (865) 428-0771. This tournament is in memory of Sergeant Brett Benton and takes place at The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, TN.

11 - 15
KIDABRA!  The International Association of Family & Kidshow Performers Annual Convention – Registration required. Free Kids Show periodically during convention – call for schedule. Grand Finale Public Show – Friday August 15,  2014 at 8:00 pm is open to the public. Call Music Road Convention Center (336) 492-7870 for more information.

21 - 24
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival- Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its third annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival.

22
Ronnie McDowell and Billy Joe Royal - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. Ronnie McDowell’s riveting stage presence and genuine warmth fills the seats again and again. Some of Ronnie’s best-loved songs include “Older Women”, “In a New York Minute,” “Watchin’ Girls Go By,” and “The King Is Gone.” Almost 50 years since “Down in the Boondocks” put Billy Jo Royal on the map, his R&B tinged tenor is still thrilling radio listeners and concert-goers. Some of Billy Joe’s other hits include “I’ll Pin a Note on Your Pillow”, “Tell It Like It Is”, “Burned Like A Rocket”, and “Till I Can’t Take It Anymore”. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

23 - 24
Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show- The Smoky Mountain Relic Show & Sale features Authentic Civil War era muskets, rifles, pistols, photographs, uniforms, and other artifacts, relics and collectibles. Smoky Mountain Convention Center, Pigeon Forge. Call for more info 1-800-223-6707

23
Welcome Home Vietnam Parade- Join Pigeon Forge and the Theaters of the Smokies as we honor America's Vietnam Veterans. This tour package features a huge “Welcome Home Vietnam Parade,” a Tennessee celebrity concert, and live music shows with patriotic tributes. Make your reservations early!  And enjoy this very special star studded event. 

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Kickin' Chicken 5K Race - 8:00 am in Pigeon Forge, TN. A Knoxville Track Club event sponsored by The Comedy Barn. Call 1-888-217-5635 for more information.

September Events

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Sevier County Fair - Enjoy this true hometown fair experience Sevier County at the Fair Grounds in Sevierville, TN. A lively midway with games, rides and, of course, lots of food is only the beginning. Exhibit halls and barns with a variety of animals will complete this traditional family activity. Live concerts included with your admission fee. For more information visit seviercountyfairgrounds.com or call (865) 453-0770.

5 - 6
Shades of the Past Rod Run XXXII- Dollywood's Splash Country. Rods, Customs and Classics through 1972. Prizes and Awards to be given. Vendors and show will be at Dollywood's Splash Country parking lot. 865 995-2009
 

12 - 14
Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run - LeConte Center of Pigeon Forge.This Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run is one of the most popular car shows in Pigeon Forge simply because of the cooler weather, lack of summertime visitors, and the slight chance of seeing some fall colors start to show! This Pigeon Forge rod run features thousands of hot rods and muscle cars of a years, makes, models, colors, and sizes. It’s eye-candy for car lovers! 865-687-3976

14
Parkside Realty Townsend 15k - 8:00 am in Townsend, TN. Set in Townsend, Tennessee, the aptly named "Peaceful Side of the Smokies," there isn't a more scenic race venue on the Knoxville Track Club calendar. Call 1-888-217-5635 or e-mail knoxvilletrackclub@gmail.com.

18 - 20
Dumplin Valley Blue Grass Festival - Dumplin Valley Farm RV Park in Kodak, Tennessee is the place to be for blue grass music lovers.  Experience some of the nation's top blue grass musicians + great food and the hint of autumn in the air. For more information, call (865) 397-7942.

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The Three Generations Acoustic Tour: Bobby Bare, John Anderson, and Darryl Worley - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. The story of John Anderson and his platinum-plus album, "Seminole Wind", is the story of country music. His song entitled "Swingin' " was not only the Country Music Association's 1983 Song of the year; more recently it was cited by the A.M.O.A. as one of its all-time top-forty jukebox hits.  Darryl Worley is a distinctive singer and first-rate songwriter whose music chronicles life, love and the world situation with equal facility. Some of Darryl’s hits include “I Miss My Friend”, “Awful, Beautiful Life”, “A Good Day to Run”, and “Have You Forgotten?.” Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

22 - 27
National Quartet Convention - Afternoon Regional Showcases at Music Road Convention Center in Pigeon Forge.

26 - 27
Fast Cars & Mason Jars Moonshine Festival-Live music, fast cars, and moonshine combine for this unique event at popular Ole Smoky Moonshine in Downtown Gatlinburg.

27 - 10/25
29th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair- Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge. Call for more info (865) 429-7373

27 - 28
Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament- Play a part in the fun and excitement of the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament. This event is perfect for adults, children and of course all visitors. Before these seasonal, 2-day trout tournaments get started, there will be over 10,000 trout stocked in over 20 miles of streams! Enter the tournament for your chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Spend your next vacation trout fishing in Tennessee and experience all the fun the Smokies have to offer!In Pigeon Forge. Call for more info 865-661-3474

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SGMA 5K - Please come out with hundreds of your friends/artists/fans on this beautiful fall September morning in Pigeon Forge to enjoy our first 5K run or 1 mile walk. The SGMA Hall of Fame 5K course features a common start/finish. Route will have runners going away from the LeConte Convention Center, exiting the parking lot, following Teaster, Old Mill, Butler Roads and through the Greenway to finish in the parking lot at the start line.The SGMA 5K benefits the Southern Gospel Music Hall of Fame and Museum, which is located in Pigeon Forge, TN at Dollywood. Join us in preserving the past to protect our future. Pre-registration is required. For details and information, please e-mail trice@fbcsev.org.

28 - 10/5
Mountain Fest- Located at Inn at Christmas Place. Call for more info 865-868-0525

October Events

17 - 19
Foothills Fall Festival - takes place in downtown Maryville, TN. Three days packed full of activities, shows and world-class concerts. Fall is an ideal time to visit the Smokies, so why not spend some time in Pigeon Forge then head for Maryville for this enormous festival you don't want to miss! For more information, call (865) 273-3445.

1 - 11/15
Autumn color in the Smokies- 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.

3 - 5
Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival- A family oriented fine arts festival featuring juried artists from around the country and music on the campus of Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts in downtown Gatlinburg.

3 - 31
Ripley’s Fright Nights- Ripley’s Haunted Adventure. Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday night in October. Call for more info 865-430-9991 http://www.ripleys.com/gatlinburg/fright-nights/

4 - 5
Circle Yer Wagens - Volkswagen Show and Swap Meet at Sevier County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (865) 453-0770.

4
Stomp Out Cancer 5K  - Wine walk, run and stomp along the Rocky Top Wine Trail.

4 - 5
Robert A. Tino's Smoky Mountain Homecoming - Located at Sunset View Farm, home to the Robert A. Tino Gallery, alongside Hwy 66 in Sevierville, TN. Regional craftsmen anad artisans dressed in period costumes talk with visitors as they demonstrate their skills. Professional blue grass musicians + professional story tellers enthrall visitors with folk lore and humor that harkens back to simpler times. Kids enjoy activities designed with them in mind including wagon rides, a petting zoo, face painting, pony rides and a pick-and-paint pumpkin patch. Admission is free with a small fee for some of the kids' activities. Proceeds go to Boys and Girls Club of the Great Smoky Mountains. For more information, call toll free 1-888-738-4378.

12
16th Annual Smoky Bear Open Car/Motorcycle Show & Silent Auction - Located at Sevier County High School. This is an open show with all makes & models Welcome. Everything from Motorcycles, Speciality Cars & Trucks, Street Machines, Antiques, Street Rods and more. Call (865)453-1076 for more information.

17
Don Williams - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. With hits such as "Good Ole Boys Like Me", "Amanda", "Tulsa Time", "You're My Best Friend" and "I Believe In You", this member of the Country Music Hall of Fame always delivers an amazing show. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.


17 - 18
Fall Corvette Expo - over 4,000 visitors flock to this expo at the Sevierville Convention Center and Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort.

18
Don Williams - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. There are few American classics these days, but Don Williams is certainly one of them. With hits such as "Good Ole Boys Like Me", "Amanda", "Tulsa Time", "You're My Best Friend" and "I Believe In You", this member of the Country Music Hall of Fame always delivers an amazing show. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

18 - 19
Smoky Mountain Rubberstamp & Scrapbook Show - Located at Sevierville Convention Center, This event is an opportunity to shop with professional rubber stamp and scrapbook design companies from around the country. Take advantage of Make-and-Take Projects + enjoy Door Prizes every hour. Get away for a day or two of stamping and scrapping fun!  For more information, visit toomuchfunrubberstamps.com.

23 - 26
25th Annual Hudsons In The Heartland - This meet by Hudson car enthusiasts' Smoky Mountain Heartland Chapter will once again be held at the Vacation Lodge in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Call (865) 453-2640 for more information.

28
Taste of Autumn- Gatlinburg swings into fall in the most delightful way as dining and dancing will highlight Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

30
Halloween Trick or Treat- The Pigeon Forge Community Center's Halloween event takes place yearly on the Thursday before Halloween. This free and non-scary event is a safe alternative for families to go Trick or Treating. Vendors from the Pigeon Forge Community set up fun, and sometimes interactive displays, and hand out candy. Call for more info 865-429-7373

3 - 6
Creekside Gospel Music Convention + Scoops Diamond Awards - SGNScoops Magazine holds the Scoops Diamond Awards event at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. Join us for this gathering of some of the top names in gospel music. The Scoops Diamond Awards are given as a result of fan voting. This will be an incredible evening of good Southern Gospel Music, as well as an exciting night when you see and hear your favorite artist receive a coveted SGN Scoops’ Diamond Award. Mark this date in your calendar and be sure to join us!

November Events

1 - 4
Smoky Mountain Gift Show -For nearly 50 years, the Smoky Mountain Gift Show has been the most beloved show for the souvenir, resort and gift industry. Held at the Gtalinburg Convention Center.

Nov 1 - Jan 31
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland - Located at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, TN. Shadrack's Watersports and RV presents their award winning largest drive-through synchronized lights and music display. Enjoy this display from the warmth and comfort of your own car. In addition, enjoy Santa's Village, which includes a petting zoo with pony and camel rides, photos with Santas and lots of goodies to eat. The fun continues with Santa's train, an inflatable slide, a trampoline bungee jump and a ferris wheel. For information, including pricing, call (423) 652-0120.


7
Con Hunley and Jimmy Fortune - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. Con Hunley has had over 20 hits on the country charts. With hits like “Oh Girl”, “What’s New With You”, “You Lay a Whole Lot of Love on Me”, and “Week-End Friend”, Con Hunley is sure to be an amazing show. We are thrilled to welcome back to our stage one of East Tennessee’s favorite sons.Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. Jimmy and The Statler Brothers were inducted into the Gospel Music Association Hall of Fame in 2007, and were inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2008. Jimmy is now enjoying a very successful solo career. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

7 - 8
MCL Ladies Conference & Retreat- Held at Music Road Hotel & Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Call for more info 1-800-429-7700

7 - 8
MCL Ladies Conference & Retreat- Held at Music Road Hotel & Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Call for more info 1-800-429-7700

9 - 16
Titanic Museum Attraction Honors All Veterans- Call for more info 1-800-381-7670

11 - 2/27/2015
Winterfest Kick-off - Join us at Patriot Park for the 25th Annual Winterfest kick-off after the conclusion of the 4th Annual Salute to Veterans Parade! Festivities for Winterfest begin at 5:00 pm and include: Kids' Play Area, Food Vendors, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, & Musical Entertainment.

11 - 1/9/2015
Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights - See five million shining lights while you're on a Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights. The heated, enclosed trolley comes complete with a personal tour guide who will share stories about Pigeon Forge's history and famous Winterfest displays.Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights begins and ends at Patriot Park. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour and reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. With many dates to choose from be sure to make your plans now to experience a Smoky Mountain winter in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Please note that the Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights will be running Monday-Friday only, three times a night in November and December at 6:30 PM, 7:45 PM and 9:00 PM. In January the tours are only on Mondays and Fridays and there must be a minimum of 15 passengers for a tour to depart. Pricing- $5.00 per person. Groups of 10 or more must prepay money order or cashiers check only before their pre-reserved tour. Call for more info (865) 453-6444

11
Salute to Veterans Parade - Come to the Annual Salute to Veterans Parade! The parade will begin at 4:30 pm and wrap up around 5:00 pm at Patriot Park, leading into the Winterfest kick-off.

11
Veterans Day Celebration- Join Gatlinburg in saluting America's veterans of the Armed Forces, featuring stirring musical numbers and words of tribute on Ripley's Aquarium Plaza.

12
Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff- Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 25th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown.

23
Pigeon Forge Community Chorus Winterfest Concert - Pigeon Forge location to be announced. Talent from Pigeon Forge and surrounding areas blend their voices for this very special holiday offering. Plan to make this a part of your yearly traditions. For more information, including how to become a part of the chorus, call 1-800-251-9100. For the specific location call closer to the event date.


25 - 12/1
Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show- Unique handcrafted Thanksgiving gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered for sale at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

26 - 30
Gatlinburg's Festival of Trees - Located at the W.L. Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg, TN. A beautiful wonderland of Christmas trees awaits visitors and locals alike at the Gatlinburg Festival of Trees. See dozens of spectacularly decorated Christmas trees, many of which are available for sale. See a selection of holiday decor for purchase + add to your find a perfect gift! Proceeds from the event benefit Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Mission.

27
Fireworks on Thanksgiving at the Titanic - The Titanic Museum Attraction will be hosting the LARGEST fireworks event of the year on the Parkway, Thanksgiving night! This annual event is to honor the lives and legacies of the ship’s passengers, crew and rescuers.

27 - Dec. 28
Titanic's Holiday Snow Wonderland - This holiday season you'll find snow in Pigeon Forge again! As part of the Titanic Museum’s “Christmas in a Winter Wonderland,” which is dedicated to the lives of the 2,208 passengers and crew of the Titanic, there will be snow. Starting on Thanksgiving evening and every Saturday in December, you'll be able to experience falling snow from right off the bow of the ship. Plus the interior of the ship will be lit with Christmas lights and decorations.

28 - 29
The Nutcracker "Sweet" - Enjoy this great annual performance held at W.L. Mills Auditorium in Gatlinburg, TN. This popular classic is presented by the Smoky Mountain Dance Theater. For more information and tickets call, (865) 680-7369.


December Events

13 - 15
Parker's Greatest Knife Show - Enjoy this entertaining knife show for the whold family at Sevierville Events Center. Thursday 12:00 NOON - 6:00 pm on Thursday,  9:00 am-5:00 pm on Friday, and Saturday 9:00 am - 2:00 pm.


Dec 1 - Jan 31
Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland - Located at Smokies Stadium in Kodak, TN. Shadrack's Watersports and RV presents their award winning largest drive-through synchronized lights and music display. Enjoy this display from the warmth and comfort of your own car. In addition, enjoy Santa's Village, which includes a petting zoo with pony and camel rides, photos with Santas and lots of goodies to eat. The fun continues with Santa's train, an inflatable slide, a trampoline bungee jump and a ferris wheel. For information, including pricing, call (423) 652-0120.


1 - 3
Dr. James Merritt’s Mountain Top Conference - Held at Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. Call for more info 865-908-3015


5 - 7
Yama-Con - This convention focuses on Anime and the Japanese culture, but also features other events that are related to video games, cards, board games, comics and more.  Registration fees range from $25-$75 and can be completed online at www.yamacon.org.  Celebrate everything nerdy, geeky and otaku at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. For more information, call (865)908-3015


5
Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade - The City of Gatlinburg invites you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s 38th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 pm.

6 - 27
Titanic's Holiday Snow Wonderland - This holiday season you'll find snow in Pigeon Forge again! As part of the Titanic Museum’s “Christmas in a Winter Wonderland,” which is dedicated to the lives of the 2,208 passengers and crew of the Titanic, there will be snow. Starting on Thanksgiving evening and every Saturday in December, you'll be able to experience falling snow from right off the bow of the ship. Plus the interior of the ship will be lit with Christmas lights and decorations.

6
52nd Annual City of Sevierville Christmas Parade - Bring your lawn chairs and come early to downtown Sevierville, TN for the best possible parade views. This traditional parade has everything from festive floats and marching bands to unique vehicles and Santa Claus.

6
Breakfast or Brunch with Santa - Make a lasting memory for your children and the whole family by enjoying a delicious brunch with Santa Claus himself at the Old Mill Square.

7
Ronnie Milsap - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre. 40 Number 1 hits, seven Grammy Awards and eight Country Music Association Awards. Together, they underscore Milsap’s position as one of the best-loved and most enduring artists in country music history. Some of Ronnie’s classics include “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World”, “It Was Almost Like A Song”, “Lost In The Fifties Tonight”, and “Smoky Mountain Rain”. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.


11
Sugarfest 2014 - This event celebrates everything sweet at the Sevierville Convention Center.  Tickets= $10.00 and proceeds benefit local students.


27 - 30
Southeastern Student Conference- Held at the LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge.

31
New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge - There are many things to see, do and experience throughout Pigeon Forge, TN. Music theaters are open with amazing shows + you are sure to see fireworks throughout the town along with a millions or twinkling lights. Attractions are open, Winterfest is taking place, and memories will be made in Pigeon Forge this New Year’s Eve.


31
New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show - Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2015 in unique style with its 27th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Wednesday night, December 31.


 

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