Townsend TN Fall Festival

Townsend Days If you enjoy bluegrass music, arts and crafts, storytelling, antique tractors, Appalachian skills, and good food – in short, all the good things in life (and who doesn’t!) – then you should grab your lawn chair and head to the 26th Annual Townsend Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timer’s Day happening September 28-29, […]

Annual Summer Craft Show

Gatlinburg Crafts Fair In the early 1930’s, Gatlinburg, TN, became famous when visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park began bringing home quality mountain crafts as unique gifts to their friends and family. Not much has changed since then, thank goodness! People around the world still appreciate handcrafted work and unique ideas. If you […]

4th of July Fireworks, Parade and Festivals

July Fun Things to Do in Gatlinburg Independence Day is a summer highlight and Carr’s Cottages hopes you can plan to make time for celebrating your family and our freedom this July in the Smoky Mountains! Gatlinburg is a popular family vacation destination for a countless number of reasons, but it’s definitely THEE place to […]

Earth Week

Gatlinburg Celebrates Earth Week As if the 2016 Gatlinburg fires could teach us anything more, it’s to appreciate our land on a daily basis! The approaching Earth Week comes as a reminder to demonstrate that appreciation by physically doing what we can to make the world a better place each and every day. If you’re […]

Dollywood 2018

  New at Dollywood Second only to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood is an iconic destination in East Tennessee. What started as Rebel Railroad, Dollywood has grown to earning numerous Golden Tickets and even ranking third best theme park in the world! The 2018 season will likely earn more awards as Dollywood adds […]

Gatlinburg Holiday Craft Shows

   Gatlinburg Crafts Community Thanksgiving & Christmas Craft Shows As the gift-giving season will be in full swing in just a few short weeks, the time to start thinking about the perfect gift is now. You’re sure to find that just-right item at the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Holiday Shows, which will take place […]

Halloween in Pigeon Forge

Halloween Family Fun WonderWorks is a big attraction in Pigeon Forge and for good reason. Kids love all the hands-on activities, sights and sounds and adults love watching their kids have some educational fun. (Right?) It’s interesting, interactive, and challenging, and it gets even one better on Halloween. On October 31, you’ll find signs of […]

Fall Colors in Gatlinburg

Changing Leaves in the Smokies Color is coming. As the evening air turns crisp and the afternoons get shorter and shorter, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will soon be bursting with a vivid array of oranges, reds, and yellows. A lot of people talk about fall foliage “peak weekend” as if the changing of […]

Pickin’ On The Porch

Dulcimers, BanJammers, Back Porch Pickin’ Surely you’ve heard the expression; “There’s music in them thar hills!” And it’s never been more true than in Townsend TN. You can hear guitar strummin’, fiddle playin’, and bass jammin’ in and around the Pigeon Forge-Gatlinburg area, and sometimes even on their street corners. But you won’t find any […]

Dollywood TN BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Southern Barbecue Recipes & Bluegrass Music Concerts It’s the unofficial start of summer when Dollywood rolls out the annual Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival! Both are southern traditions, and a big ‘ol festival combining the two is definitely a tradition at Dollywood. For 10 days beginning May 26, you can enjoy both to the fullest right […]