Gatlinburg – Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day

Veterans Day: A celebration to honor America’s veterans for their patriotism, love of country, and willingness to serve and sacrifice for the common good. World War I officially ended on June 28, 1919 but fighting ended months earlier when an armistice (temporary cessation of hostilities) went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh […]

3rd Annual Hazzard Run in Downtown Gatlinburg

The Dukes of Hazzard General Lees are Coming! Make your way to the downtown Gatlinburg Parkway, just a 3-block stroll from Carr’s Cottages, by 3 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 to witness a parade of General Lees and other Hazzard County vehicles completing their run from Cooter’s Place in Nashville. There could quite possibly be […]

Lumberjack Feud Dinner & Show

Opening August 26, 2011 in Pigeon Forge! Make your reservations at Carr’s and then get set to enter a rural mountain homestead complete with two log cabins and trees!  This rowdy, good-time dinner show pits the fictitious Dawson and McGraw families against each other in a series of lumberjack events including log rolling, speed climbing […]

Bluegrass Festival with Barbecue BBQ-Dollywood TN

It’s almost time for the Dollywood Bluegrass Music and Barbeque Festival and we’ve got your discount tickets right here at Carr’s Northside! August 19, 2011 begins 14 days of Bluegrass music with over 300 concerts at Dollywood, all included for free with your admission. Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder kickoff the festival featuring Brian Keith […]

Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday – No Tax Weekend

It’s time to cash in on a holiday! The State of Tennessee Annual Sales Tax Holiday weekend begins at 12:01 a.m on Friday, August 5 and ends Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m.  This TN no tax weekend is something locals and visitors alike look forward to each year as we prepare for back to school […]

36th Annual Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Festival

It’s time for the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair at the downtown Convention Center! The convention center will once again transform into a cultural arts and crafts community of creative individuals and couples from all across the USA.  Over 180 talented artists will be exhibiting and demonstrating their crafting skills along with selling their creations from July […]

Gatlinburg 4th of July

The Downtown Gatlinburg 36th Annual Fourth of July Celebration is just days away! This 2-day festival will begin on Sunday, July 3 with musical performances at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.  Starting at 10 a.m. and continuing at two-hour intervals, you’ll hear the sounds of the Dixieland Band, the Brass Quintet, the Jazz Ensemble, and […]

Free Gatlinburg Trolley Rides

Riding the downtown Gatlinburg trolley is fun, convenient—and for a limited time—free! Now through August 13, you can hop on and off 3 specially designated, open-air shuttles as often as you like between 10 a.m.-10:30 p.m. at no cost.  The free route is from traffic light #1 at the north end of Gatlinburg to traffic […]

Planning a Road Trip #3 – Road Trip Food

In our Road Trip Planning series, we’ve already covered determining the purpose of your road trip to Gatlinburg along with must-have road trip songs. The next thing you’ll need to do is plan to have some great snacks and road trippin’ food ready so that hunger never interferes with the fun! One of our favorite […]

7th Annual Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival

This much anticipated downtown Gatlinburg event kicks off on Friday, May 13 at 6 p.m. with “A Night with The Artists Party” held at Mills Auditorium. There will be an abundance of entertainment, appetizers, beer, wine, and a cash liquor bar. Tickets are $50 to attend, but you’ll get that back in a $50 voucher […]