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2014 Special Events & Festivals in the Smoky Mountains
Includes Sevier County Events for Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg & Townsend TN

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Our events calendar dates are current as of 8-7-13 as provided by the City of Gatlinburg, City of Pigeon Forge and the City of Sevierville.  Please note that event dates, times and locations may change without notice.  If you're planning your vacation dates to coincide with any Smoky Mountains events, please confirm event details with the appropriate city entity.

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April 2014

1-21
Dollywood's Festival of Nations:
  A world of culture, tradition, arts & entertainment comes to Pigeon Forge during the lively Festival of Nations.  View or Download the Dollywood Operating Hours and be sure to purchase your discount tickets from our front desk!

1-May 31
It's a Spring Thing! Gatlinburg:
  As part of Great Smoky Mountains Springfest, Gatlinburg rolls out the welcome mat by filling the months of April & May with special downtown activities, shopping, and family hiking.

4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26
Smoky Mountains Tunes & Tales:
  On Fridays and Saturdays in April & May, storytellers, cloggers, and musicians will be on the Gatlinburg strip sharing tales of life of long ago.  Performances begin at 6 p.m.

5-6
Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament:
  Visit smokymountaintrouttournament.com for full details about this bi-annual fishing tournament in the Great Smokies!  Tournament fishing is open to all ages, locals and visitors alike, with several winner categories.  This 'largest trout tournament in the South' is presented by Rocky Top Outfitter.

11-12
Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival:
An interactive event featuring workshops, arts, exhibitions and educational demonstrations hosted by Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and the Smoky Mountain Convention & Visitors Bureau. Includes Border Collie herding demonstration, sheep-shearing, and activities just for kids.  Locations:  Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and Smoky Mountain Visitors Center, Townsend TN.  Presented by the Townsend Artisan Guild and the Tennessee Valley Handspinners.

12
Smoky Mountain Wine Festival:
  Visitors 21 years of age or older are invited to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaze to sample wines from 15 Tennessee wineries along with perfect food pairings prepared by local chefs.  Tastings, informational demonstrations, and seminars take place from 1-6 p.m.  $20 ticket includes souvenir wine glass and samplings.

Mountain Man Memorial March:  6th Annual touching and challenging tribute to our service men and women in uniform honors 1LT Frank Walkup, a University of Tennessee-Knoxville alumnus who in 2007 was killed in the line of duty in Iraq.  The 26.2-mile march starts in downtown Gatlinburg at 9 a.m. and includes highway and rural road stretches in addition to rugged terrain and mountain slopes. For more information, call 865-974-5371 or visit www.mountainmanmemorialmarch.com

Downtown Sevierville Easter Egg Hunt:  Bring the kids to Bruce Street in downtown Sevierville for a visit with the Easter Bunny!  Take photos and then hunt for eggs.  Additional information will be provided at www.SeviervilleCommons.com

Date TBA
Food Ministry Fiesta:
  Festival of entertainment and refreshments to benefit the Sevier County Food Ministries takes place at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies at 6 p.m.  Call (865) 428-5182 for ticket information.

11-13
Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run:
  Cruisin' the Strip in Pigeon Forge is what this run is all about.  Vendors, car show, demonstrations and more.  The former Grand Hotel is the anticipated venue.  For full information, call (865) 687-3976 or visit RodRun-PigeonForge.com

25-27
Music of the Mountains:
  Enjoy a weekend of music in downtown Gatlinburg, Townsend, Cosby, and at Sugarlands Visitors Center.  A special Tunes & Tales concert, as part of the Music of the Mountains celebration, will take place on April 26 Ripley's Plaza.

14-18
TN Smokies vs. Jackson Generals:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

15-19
64th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage:
  Celebrate and enjoy all there is to love about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by participating in any of the over 150 different programs, including hiking tours, motorcades, demonstrations and classroom lectures centered on the flowers, plants and wildlife in the great outdoors. Call (865) 436-7318 ext. 222 or visit the official web site at www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org for full details.

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show:  Members of the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community bring their handmade gifts and unique products to Gatlinburg Convention Center for a full 5-day crafts show.  Visit www.gatlinburgcrafts.com or call (800) 568-4748 for additional details.

19
Brunch with the Easter Bunny in Pigeon Forge:
  Make reservations after March 10 to have Brunch with the Easter Bunny at the Pottery House Cafe between 9:30-11 a.m. Call (865) 428-0771.

Easter Egg Hunt:  Ages 12 and under are invited to hunt eggs in Pigeon Forge at Patriot Park, near the Old Mill area.  Call (865) 429-7373 for complete information.

20
Easter Sunrise Service at Ober Gatlinburg:
  Early morning Easter Service at Ober Gatlinburg includes complimentary tram service to the top of the resort begins at 5:30 a.m.  The 30-40 minute service, led by local Pastors of the Gatlinburg Ministerial Association, begins at 6:30 a.m. Breakfast buffet available. (800) 251-9202.

20-27
Earth Week:
  A week of activities surround the Earth Day Celebration in Gatlinburg, featuring a Disc Golf Tournament, a children's planting program, Spur cleanup, games, crafts and music.  For information on all Earth Week events go to www.gatlinburg.com/events.

24
Earth Day Festival:
  Head to Mynatt Park for food and entertainment, and participation in free environmental awareness and green lifestyle activities.

24-28
TN Smokies vs. Huntsville Stars:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

25
Music of the Mountain Concert:
  The Good Times Ceidligh Band kicks off a weekend of Celtic music in Townsend as residents and visitors alike celebrate the mountains' musical past. Presented by Great Smoky Mountains Association.

Earth Day 5K:  Register before April 12 or at 9 p.m. for this nighttime road beginning and ending at the Nantahala Outdoor Center parking lot at traffic light #10.  Race starts at 10 p.m.

26
Loretta Lynn in Concert:
  Enjoy this celebrity concert in Pigeon Forge TN at Country Tonite Theater, presented by First Class Concerts.  Purchase tickets online at firstclassconcerts.com

 

May 2014

1-June 8
It's a Spring Thing! Gatlinburg:
  As part of Great Smoky Mountains Springfest, Gatlinburg rolls out the welcome mat by filling the month of May and early June with special downtown activities, shopping, and family hiking.

Great Smoky Mountains Springfest: Join us during our annual Springfest in Sevier County Tennessee!  Celebrate spring with blooming flowers, special festivals and events, and beautiful weather as Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg come to life!

2
29th Annual Dolly's Homecoming Parade:
  See Dolly Parton in person during her annual Pigeon Forge beginning at 6 p.m.  See marching bands, floats, and local businesses from light #7 to #3.

Spring Concert Series:  Sons of Bluegrass performs from 7-9 p.m. at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend TN.

2-3
Townsend Spring Festival and Old Timers Day:
Downhome fun featuring bluegrass music, arts & crafts, wildflower walks and great food.  Bring the family and enjoy a taste of Townsend!

2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30-31
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales:
  On Fridays and Saturdays, meet roaming characters, listen to some mountain music and learn about days gone by in the Great Smoky Mountains along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg.   6-9 p.m.

3
Helicopter Awareness Day:
  Visit Scenic Helicopter Tours on the Parkway and have yourself a flight!  www.flyscenic.com

3-4
Circle Yer Wagens:
  The Appalachian Volkswagen Association presents Circle Yer Wagens 39 car show at Sevier County Fairgrounds.  Call (865) 654-8009 or visit www.avwa.com.

5-9
TN Smokies vs. Birmingham:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

8
NEW in 2014!  Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Blast:
  Presented by Bush Brother's Beans, this brand new street festival offers live entertainment, and plenty of soup beans and cornbread samplin.  Maybe you'll even get to see Duke!

TBA
Gatlinburg Farmers Market:
  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr's.  Open every Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. now through October 12.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all at the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot.  Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.

9
Spring Concert Series:
  Acoustic Eidolon performs from 7-9 p.m. at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend TN.

9-12
Mother's Day Sidewalk Sale:
  Special holiday sales and discounts at Pigeon River Crossings, formerly Belz Outlet World.  Located on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, near Old Time Pottery.  (865) 453-7316

10
Shrine FunFest Parade:
  This is some real fun you don't want to miss.  Be amazed and entertained by the Shriner's on the Pigeon Forge Parkway at 9 a.m.

16-17
Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Festival:
  Admission is FREE at this 'Festival of the Year' in downtown Sevierville TN.  Enjoy the TN State Championship Barbecue Cook-Off, FREE bluegrass concerts from rising stars and bluegreass legends, kids games, great food and mountain crafts.  Visit www.BloominBBQ.com

16-18
Smoky Mountain Highland Games:
  The gathering of Clans at Maryville College is one great big family reunion with lots of excitement and entertainment. The Games center around a field of athletic competitions such as "Caber Toss, " along with competition of Pipe & Drum Bands, individual Pipers and Drummers, and Highland Dance. www.smokymountaingames.org

17
Mountain Soul Vocal Competition Finals:
  Finalist compete in a vocal competition honoring the songwriting country star Dolly Parton, singing a song she's written in a style of their own.  Entry deadline is April 11.  www.BloominBBQ.com

21-25
TN Smokies vs. Mobile:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

22-26
Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale:
  Special holiday sales and discounts at Pigeon River Crossings, formerly Belz Outlet World.  Located on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, near Old Time Pottery.  (865) 453-7316

23
Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie and Sammy Kershaw in Concert
(The Roots and Boots Tour):  Enjoy this celebrity concert in Pigeon Forge TN at Country Tonite Theater, presented by First Class Concerts.  Purchase tickets online at firstclassconcerts.com

23-26
Memorial Day Weekend Sale:
  Enjoy even bigger bargains at the annual Memorial Day weekend sidewalk sales event at Tanger Outlets / Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center in Sevierville TN.  www.tangeroutlet.com/Sevierville

24-June 8
Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival:
  Tasty barbecue cookin' and top bluegrass performers comes to Dollywood TN for two full weeks!  For additional festival details, call (800) DOLLYWOOD but be sure to purchase your discount Dollywood tickets at our front desk!

31 – June 4
TN Smokies vs. Birmingham:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

 

June 2014

1-8
It's a Spring Thing! Gatlinburg:
  As part of Great Smoky Mountains Springfest, Gatlinburg rolls out the welcome mat by filling early June with special downtown activities, shopping, and family hiking.

1-8
Dollywood Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival:
  Tasty barbecue cookin' and top bluegrass performers comes to Dollywood TN for two full weeks!  For additional festival details, call (800) DOLLYWOOD but be sure to purchase your discount Dollywood tickets at our front desk!

5-8
Rennaissance of the Native American Flute Foundation Gathering:
  A celebration of the Native American Flute with world renowned Native American flutists in concert during a 4-day gathering. Visit online at www.RNAFF.org for more information and ticket prices.

6-August 9
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales:
  Meet roaming characters, listen to some mountain music and learn about days gone by in the Great Smoky Mountains along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg.  6-9 p.m.

6-7
Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show:
14th Annual Pontiac Car Show and Swap Meet takes place over 3 days and features show competition and Saturday Night Cruise.  Henderson Chapel Road, traffic light #1, Pigeon Forge. (865) 379-9595.

Sevier County Relay for Life:  24-Hour event beginning at 6 p.m. at Patriot Park.   The American Cancer Society Relay For Life movement symbolizes hope and a shared goal to end this disease.  Relay for Life is an opportunity to honor cancer survivors, remember those we have lost, and raise funds and awareness to fight back.  relayforlife.org/seviertn

7, 14, 21, 28
Gatlinburg Farmers Market:
  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr's.  Open every Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. now through October 11.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all at the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot.  Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.

11-15
TN Smokies vs. Mississippi:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

11-16
Father's Day Sidewalk Sale:
  Special holiday sales and discounts at Pigeon River Crossings, formerly Belz Outlet World.  Located on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, near Old Time Pottery.  (865) 453-7316

14
The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert:
  Enjoy this celebrity concert in Pigeon Forge TN at Country Tonite Theater, presented by First Class Concerts.  Purchase tickets online at firstclassconcerts.com

14-August 3
Dollywood Great American Summer Celebration:
  Dollywood is making summer fun better than ever and even last longer!  The park will be open every night through August 3 until 10 p.m. when it closes with a fantastic nightly fireworks show.  There will be a new Great American Country Show, the Gazillion Bubbles Show, and great summertime food.  For additional festival details, call (800) DOLLYWOOD and then buy discounted Dollywood tickets at our front desk!

14-August 16
Free Parkway Trolley:
  Now through August 16, hop on specially marked trolleys for a free ride in Gatlinburg!  From 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, you can get on and off the special trolley between traffic lights #1-#10 as often as you'd like.

29-July 3
TN Smokies vs. Montgomery:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

 

July 2014

1-3
TN Smokies vs. Montgomery:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

1-August 3
Dollywood Great American Summer Celebration:
  Dollywood is making summer fun better than ever and even last longer!  The park will be open every night through August 3 until 10 p.m. when it closes with a fantastic nightly fireworks show.  There will be a new Great American Country Show, the Gazillion Bubbles Show, and great summertime food.  For additional festival details, call (800) DOLLYWOOD and then buy discounted Dollywood tickets at our front desk!

1-August 9
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales:
  Meet roaming characters, listen to some mountain music and learn about days gone by in the Great Smoky Mountains along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg.  6-9 p.m.

1-August 16
Free Parkway Trolley:
  Now through August 16, hop on specially marked trolleys for a free ride in Gatlinburg!  From 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, you can get on and off the special trolley between traffic lights #1-#10 as often as you'd like.

3
4th of July Midnight Parade:
  This 39th annual Independence Day celebration salutes the valiant men and women of our military services in the "First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!" Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day. Floats, balloons, and marching bands pay tribute to the great USA.

3-7
Independence Day Sidewalk Sale:
  Special holiday sales and discounts at Pigeon River Crossings, formerly Belz Outlet World.  Located on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, near Old Time Pottery.  (865) 453-7316

4
River Raft Regatta:
  It's a race for prizes during the unmanned, floatable object race down the river from Christ of the Smokies Museum to Ripley's Aquarium beginning at 10 a.m.  For complete details, call (800) 568-4748.

Gatlinburg 4th of July Fireworks:  Head to downtown and celebrate our nation's "Independence Day" with a magnificent fireworks show by the City of Gatlinburg beginning at 10 p.m.

24th Annual Patriot Festival:  Patriot Park - Celebrate America's independence with food, fun, entertainment and fireworks.  Activities are at Patriot Park and offered free of charge. For information call (800) 251-9100 or visit MyPigeonForge.com/Patriot.

4-6
July 4th Weekend Sale:
  Enjoy even bigger bargains at the annual Independence Day weekend sidewalk sales event at Tanger Outlets / Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center in Sevierville TN.  www.tangeroutlet.com/Sevierville

5, 12, 19, 26
Gatlinburg Farmers Market:
  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr's.  Open every Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. now through October 11.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all at the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot.  Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.

10-14
TN Smokies vs. Jacksonville:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

11-12
Tractor Pull:
  Middle Tennessee Pullers Association LLC, home of Truck & Tractor pulling across Tennessee, presents this 2-day tractor pull at Sevier County Fairgrounds.

18-27
Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair:
Art, crafts and demonstration of skills are presented in over 200 booths at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.  Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment daily.  Craft fair open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily, and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday.  www.craftsmenfair.com

21-25
TN Smokies vs. Mississippi:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

25
Steve Wariner in Concert:
  Enjoy this celebrity concert in Pigeon Forge TN at Country Tonite Theater, presented by First Class Concerts.  Purchase tickets online at firstclassconcerts.com

31-August 4
TN Smokies vs. Pensacola:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

 

August 2014

1-3
Dollywood Great American Summer Celebration:
  Dollywood is making summer fun better than ever and even last longer!  The park will be open every night through August 3 until 10 p.m. when it closes with a fantastic nightly fireworks show.  There will be a new Great American Country Show, the Gazillion Bubbles Show, and great summertime food.  For additional festival details, call (800) DOLLYWOOD and then buy discounted Dollywood tickets at our front desk!

Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday:  It's tax-free shopping time for back to school item in Tennessee, and Pigeon Forge outlet stores are ready for ya.  See tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday for eligible items.

Back to School Tax Free Weekend Sidewalk Sale:  Located at Pigeon River Crossing Mall on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge.  (Formerly Belz Outlet World.)

TN Smokies vs. Pensacola:  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

1-9
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales:
  Meet roaming characters, listen to some mountain music and learn about days gone by in the Great Smoky Mountains along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg.  6-9 p.m.

1-16
Free Parkway Trolley:
  Now through mid-August, hop on specially marked trolleys for a free ride in Gatlinburg!  From 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily, you can get on and off the special trolley between traffic lights #1-#10 as often as you'd like.

2
Stringtime in the Smokies:
   Old Mill Square performances and 5th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament.  Located near Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge TN.

2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Gatlinburg Farmers Market:
  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr's.  Open every Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. now through October 11.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all at the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot.  Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.

12-16
TN Smokies vs. Huntsville:
Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

21-24
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival:
  3rd Annual Festival celebrating song and songwriters in the Smokies.  For participation and specific times/locations, please call (865) 436-0500.

22
Ronnie McDowell and Billy Joe Royal in Concert:
  Enjoy this celebrity concert in Pigeon Forge TN at Country Tonite Theater, presented by First Class Concerts.  Purchase tickets online at firstclassconcerts.com

22-26
TN Smokies vs. Jacksonville:
  Take in a minor league baseball game at Smokies Stadium, Kodak TN.  Tickets are $6-$11 and maybe be purchased online at the Smokies Store at www.smokiesbaseball.com. (865) 286-2300

23
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Parade:
  Pigeon Forge Parade on the Parkway.  welcomehomevietnam.com

23-24
Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show:
  Smoky Mountain Convention Center - For more information visit smokymountainconventioncenter.com

28-31
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale:
  Special holiday sales and discounts at Pigeon River Crossings, formerly Belz Outlet World.  Located on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, near Old Time Pottery.  (865) 453-7316

29-September 1
Labor Day Weekend Sale:
  Enjoy even bigger bargains at the annual Labor Day weekend sidewalk sales event at Tanger Outlets / Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center in Sevierville TN.  Extended Sunday Hours:  9 a.m.-9 p.m.  www.tangeroutlet.com/Sevierville

 

September 2014

1
Labor Day Weekend Sale:
  Enjoy even bigger bargains at the annual Labor Day weekend sidewalk sales event at Tanger Outlets / Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center in Sevierville TN.  Extended Sunday Hours:  9 a.m.-9 p.m.  www.tangeroutlet.com/Seviervill

1-6
Sevier County Fair:
  It's a traditional hometown fair in Sevierville TN with blue ribbon baking, carnival games, and midway rides.  Located at the Sevier Co. Fairgrounds. www.seviercountyfairgrounds.com

5-6
Shades of the Past Rod Run XXXII:
Hot rod car show at Dollywood's Splash Country.  Vendors, contests and prizes. shadesofthepast.com

6, 13, 20, 27
Gatlinburg Farmers Market:
  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr's.  Open every Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. now through October 11.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all at the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot.  Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.

11-14
Grand Fall Rod Run:
*Anticipated event taking place Grand Resort Hotel & Convention Center.  Please confirm event, dates and location by calling MCS Promotions at (865) 687-3976 or visit RodRun-PigeonForge.com

12-October 31
Smoky Mountains Harvest Festival:
  Sevier County cities of Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg celebrate the season with special fall events and festivals, and beautiful bountiful displays!

18-20
Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival:
  Enjoy 3 full days of bluegrass music, pickin and grinnin' by the nation's best musicians.  See www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com for ticket information.

19
Bobby Bare, John Anderson and Darryl Worley in Concert:
Enjoy this celebrity concert in Pigeon Forge TN at Country Tonite Theater, presented by First Class Concerts.  Purchase tickets online at firstclassconcerts.com

20
Wingfest & Corn Hole Tournament:
  Sevier County Fairgounds, Sevierville TN.

20-November 1
Dollywood National Southern Gospel & Harvest Festival:
  Reap the rewards of being in Pigeon Forge during harvest season when craftspeople from across the country gather in Dollywood TN to showcase their talents and sell their handmade treasures amidst the uplifting sounds of more than 300 southern gospel concerts.  Closed on Thursdays.  For additional festival details, call (800) DOLLYWOOD but be sure to purchase your discount Dollywood tickets at our front desk!

24
Dixie Stampede Children's Annual Whoadeo:
  An exciting day packed with stick horse races, horse parade, carnival and lots of prizes just for kids!  Kids will receive free hot dogs, drinks, and a Food City Kids Club back pack. (800) 356-1676.

26-November 2
Octoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg:
  Visit the ski resort for Bavarian-style food, beverages, music and live entertainment now through November 2.  Shows daily with multiple performances on the weekends.

27
11th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day:
  Sidewalk sale, live music, and old timey fun at Old Mill Square near Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge.

27-28
Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Fishing Tournament:
Visit smokymountaintrouttournament.com for full details about this bi-annual fishing tournament in the Great Smokies!  Tournament fishing is open to all ages, locals and visitors alike, with several winner categories.  Rocky Top Outfitter presents this 'largest trout tournament in the South'.

27-October 25
29th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair:
  Crafter's from across the USA gather at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge for a month long craft show that supports the local rotary club.  Shop for your heirloom-quality Christmas gifts, home décor, and knick-knacks through October 25.

 

October 2014

1-25
29th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair:
  Crafter's from across the USA gather at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge for a month long craft show that supports the local rotary club.  Shop for your heirloom-quality Christmas gifts, home décor, and knick-knacks through October 25.

1-31
Smoky Mountains Harvest Festival:
  Sevier County cities of Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg celebrate the season with special fall events and festivals, and beautiful bountiful displays!

1-November 1
Dollywood National Southern Gospel & Harvest Festival:
  Reap the rewards of being in Pigeon Forge during harvest season when craftspeople from across the country gather in Dollywood TN to showcase their talents and sell their handmade treasures amidst the uplifting sounds of more than 300 southern gospel concerts.  Closed on Thursdays.  For additional festival details, call (800) DOLLYWOOD but be sure to purchase your discount Dollywood tickets at our front desk!

1-November 2
Octoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg:
  Visit the ski resort for Bavarian-style food, beverages, music and live entertainment now through November 2.  Shows daily with multiple performances on the weekends.

4-5
Robert Tino's Smoky Mountain Homecoming:
   Annual 'down home' day in Sevierville to relive days gone by through outdoor cooking demonstrations, old time kids games, hayrides, tractor show and more.  http://www.smokymountainhomecoming.com

Circle Yer Wagens: The Appalachian Volkswagen Association presents Circle Yer Wagens 40 Car Show at Sevier County Fairgrounds.  Call (865) 654-8009 or visit www.avwa.com.

4-6, 11-12, 18-20, 25-27, November 1-2
Ripley's Fright Nights:
  Ripley's Haunted Adventure offers it's special Halloween show at no additional cost each weekend in October and on Halloween night.  Not appropriate for young children.

4, 11
Gatlinburg Farmers Market:
  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr's.  Open every Saturday 8:30-11:30 a.m. now through October 11.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all at the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot.  Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.

9-13
Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale:
  Special holiday sales and discounts at Pigeon River Crossings, formerly Belz Outlet World.  Located on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, near Old Time Pottery.  (865) 453-7316

9-26
Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair:
  Over 200 booths of arts and crafts creations from talented artisans.  Shop at the Gatlinburg Convention Center and enjoy demonstrations, music and more.  www.craftsmenfair.com

17-18
Don Williams in Concert:
  Enjoy this celebrity concert in Pigeon Forge TN at Country Tonite Theater, presented by First Class Concerts.  Purchase tickets online at firstclassconcerts.com

18-19
Smoky Mountain Rubberstamp & Scrapbook Show:
  Sevierville Convention Center. Open to the public. (260) 557-4808 www.toomuchfunrubberstamps.com

23
Halloween Trick or Treat:
  Beginning at 6 p.m., creatures will gather at the Pigeon Forge Community Center for a hayride, no so haunted house, games and trick or treat.  Call (865) 429-7373 for additional details.

28
17th Annual Taste of Autumn:
  Visit the Gatlinburg Convention Center to sample signature cuisine from the area's finest restaurants and food vendors during an evening with live entertainment to support the United Way of Sevier County. Doors open at 5 p.m.

31
Trick Or Treat Kickoff Carnival:
  Local businesses offer contests, costumed characters, inflatables and candy at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. It's a great afternoon of fun that ends just in time for trick or treat in downtown Gatlinburg.

 

November 2014

1
Dollywood National Southern Gospel & Harvest Festival:
  Reap the rewards of being in Pigeon Forge during harvest season when craftspeople from across the country gather in Dollywood TN to showcase their talents and sell their handmade treasures amidst the uplifting sounds of more than 300 southern gospel concerts.  Closed on Thursdays.  For additional festival details, call (800) DOLLYWOOD but be sure to purchase your discount Dollywood tickets at our front desk!

1-2
Octoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg:
  Visit the ski resort for Bavarian-style food, beverages, music and live entertainment.  Shows daily with multiple performances on the weekends.

Ripley's Fright Nights:  Ripley's Haunted Adventure offers it's special Halloween show at no additional cost each weekend in October and on Halloween night.  Not appropriate for young children.

4-December 31
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede:
  Special Christmas Holiday show at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede including music, costume and lights!  For more information call (800) 356-1671.

5-10
Veteran's Day Sidewalk Sale:
  Special holiday sales and discounts at Pigeon River Crossings, formerly Belz Outlet World.  Located on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, near Old Time Pottery.  (865) 453-7316

7
Con Hunley and Jimmy Fortune Celebrity Concert:
  Enjoy this celebrity concert in Pigeon Forge TN at Country Tonite Theater, presented by First Class Concerts.  Purchase tickets online at firstclassconcerts.com

8-January 3, 2015
Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas:
  Christmas season celebration of music, holiday lights, and family.  Winner of "Best Christmas Event in the World."  Operating days vary during the winter season. Park is closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.  For additional festival details, call (800) DOLLYWOOD but be sure to purchase your discount Dollywood tickets at our front desk!

10
Sevierville's Winterfest Kick Off Music, Lights & Magic:
  Free food, local entertainment, kids' games and fireworks at the Sevierville Civic Center on Dolly Parton Parkway.

11
Veterans Day Celebration:
  Designated an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day, the city of Gatlinburg invites you to join at Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza at 11 a.m. to recognize those who've in the Armed Forces.

Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kick-off:  Annual kickoff with Veteran's Parade.  Pigeon Forge parade begins at Jehu Street at 4:30 p.m. and continues to traffic light #7 / Patriot Park, and kick-off begins.  The lights go on after an evening of music and entertainment at Patriot Park.

11-December 31
Winter Festival Trolley Tour of Lights:
  Guided trolley tour takes you through the streets of Pigeon Forge to see all the holiday light displays.  Visit the Fun Time Trolley Station at Patriot Park Mondays-Fridays for departure at 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. or 9 p.m.  Cost is $5.

12
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff:
From 5 to 8 p.m., the downtown Parkway is a party!  Live entertainment, chili to sample and Christmas lights!

12-January 25, 2015
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights:
  Gatlinburg's guided trolley tour of spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic holiday light display that departs Ripley's Aquarium Trolley Station at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.   Excludes December 5, 24, 25, 31.

12-February 28, 2015
Gatlinburg Winter Magic:
  A winter festival in the Smokies featuring our little ski town decorated from sidewalk to street lamp with Christmas lights.  Don't miss special holiday events now through February 2015.

22
5th Annual Holiday Homecoming:
  Come celebrate holiday traditions of the past and begin new traditions that bind the hearts of family and friends. Admission is FREE for the entire family. Enjoy live music throughout the day, kids' crafts, tasty treats from the open hearth, demonstrations, and guest speakers.  Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Townsend TN.

23
Pigeon Forge Community Chorus Winterfest Concert:
  For more information and location call (800) 251-9100

25-30
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Thanksgiving Craft Fair:
  Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Thanksgiving Holiday show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

26-30
Gatlinburg's Festival of Trees:
  Behold dozens of beautifully decorated Christmas trees at the Gatlinburg Convention Center W.L. Mills Conference Center winter wonderland.  Donations for Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries greatly appreciated for admission.  (800) 568-4748

27-30
Tanger's After Thanksgiving Sale Weekend:
  Enjoy even bigger bargains at the annual Black Friday sales event at Tanger Outlets / Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center in Sevierville TN.  www.tangeroutlet.com/Sevierville

27
Titanic's 3rd Annual Fireworks Display:
Titanic Museum Attraction - For more information call (800) 381-7670 or visit titanicpigeonforge.com

28-29
Winter Magic Tunes & Tales:
  Carolers and storytellers entertain along the downtown Parkway beginning at 6 p.m. each Friday and Saturday evening  beginning at 6 p.m. through December 20.

The Nutcracker "Sweet":  Holiday classic performance by the Smoky Mountain Dance Theater Company at 7 p.m. in W.L. Mills Auditorium, adjacent to the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Call (865) 680-7369 for tickets.

29
Snow Fall in Pigeon Forge:
  Titanic Museum celebrates "Holiday of Dreams" with real snow falling from the ship's bow.

 

December 2014

1-7
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Christmas Crafts Show:
  Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual show Christmas Holiday at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

1-31
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede:
  Special Christmas Holiday show at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede including music, costume and lights!  For more information call (800) 356-1671.

Winter Festival Trolley Tour of Lights:  Guided trolley tour takes you through the streets of Pigeon Forge to see all the holiday light displays.  Visit the Fun Time Trolley Station at Patriot Park Mondays-Fridays for departure at 6:30 p.m., 7:45 p.m. or 9 p.m.  Cost is $5.

1-January 3, 2015
Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas:
  Christmas season celebration of music, holiday lights, and family.  Winner of "Best Christmas Event in the World."  Operating days vary during the winter season. Park is closed Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.  Call (800) DOLLYWOOD for additional event details and plan to buy your Dollywood Tickets at a discount from our front desk.

1-January 25, 2015
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights:
  Gatlinburg's guided trolley tour of spectacular Gatlinburg Winter Magic holiday light display that departs Ripley's Aquarium Trolley Station at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m.  Excludes December 5, 24, 25, 31.

1-February 28, 2015
Gatlinburg Winter Magic:
  A winter festival in the Smokies featuring our little ski town decorated from sidewalk to street lamp with Christmas lights.  Don't miss special holiday events now through February 2015.

5-6, 12-13, 19-20
Winter Magic Tunes & Tales:
  Carolers and storytellers entertain along the downtown Parkway beginning at 6 p.m. each Friday and Saturday evening until 9 p.m.

5
Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade:
  Downtown Gatlinburg 39th Annual Christmas parade beginning at 7:30 p.m.  Arrive early and bring your chair for decorated floats, marching bands and holiday tradition.  Traffic Light #1A and continues through downtown to Light #10.

6
Sevierville Christmas Parade:
  A traditional hometown parade with baton twirlers, pageant winners, marching bands and floats leading up to the appearance of Santa Claus! Parade begins at 11 a.m. and can best be viewed on Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue in downtown Sevierville.

6, 13, 20
Snow Fall in Pigeon Forge:
  Titanic Museum celebrates "Holiday of Dreams" with real snow falling from the ship's bow.

11
Sugarfest!:
  Sevierville's 3rd Annual Sugarfest celebrates all things sweet at the Sevierville Convention Center. Get a tray full of sweet confections from area restaurants and civic groups and bid for your favorite desserts during a silent auction. Tickets $10. Proceeds benefit local students. www.VisitSevierville.com (888) 738-4378

11-13
Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival:
  Smoky Mountain Convention Center

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Christmas on Ice:
  Enjoy the spirit of the season as local skaters display their talents on ice to the sounds of holiday music in a two-day performance at the ice arena at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park.

31
New Year's Eve Fireworks Show & Ball Drop:
The Space Needle area at traffic light #8 comes alive at the stroke of midnight with a fabulous fireworks show. Features free party favors and live entertainment. "Best New Year's Eve Show in the South."

New Year's Eve at the Island:  2nd Annual New Year's Even Celebration at the Island in Pigeon Forge.  Features live entertainment, parties favors, great food and Wheel rides.  Reservations may be required for restaurant packages.

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