An arts village breaks out again this weekend in downtown Gatlinburg on the campus of Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts, as the 100-year old school stages its FREE arts festival for the tenth year running. The festival runs Friday through Sunday, October 3-5, 2014.
Literally just a step off the sidewalk at Traffic Light #5 in the middle of Gatlinburg, the tranquil campus of this internationally renowned fine-arts school gives way to a host of tents and booths showcasing the works of artists from near and far, selected by jury for the highest quality artisanship. Continue reading
If you love to fish you already know that this Smoky Mountains area is a great place to cast a lure, not just from the scenery all around but also for the wildlife in the waters, the abundance and variety of fish in the many streams that cut the terrain all around.
You probably also know about the Fall Trout Tournament that starts way early tomorrow morning, Saturday, September 27, 2014, for the weekend – and you’d better be signed up for it already and getting some sleep tonight. All the details on the tournament can be found at the website, and you can read what we wrote about the Fall event of last year here, and the Spring event of this year here. Continue reading
Here’s a 1-bedroom cabin built for fun, from the jukebox in the dining area to the jacuzzi in the loft master bedroom, from the fire pit and hammock outside to the gated wrap-around porches for your pets to play too.
It’s Good Vibrations (of course), nestled in the trees with private, wooded views, and all the ambiance of mountain living outside, and with a diner booth and dance floor arrangement inside for an instant party pick-me-up feel. Continue reading
Tennessee’s best kept secret may be the annual 3-day, Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival happening this weekend at Dumplin Farm, an easy 25-mile drive north of Gatlinburg on the edge of town in Kodak. The festival features more than a dozen highly acclaimed, top performers this Thursday through Saturday, September 18-20, 2014.
All the performers are outstanding at this magic music festival, and the headliners for each night’s final performance are the “Most Awarded Band in Bluegrass Music” Rhonda Vincent & The Rage (Friday), Lonesome River Band (Saturday) and Cordle, Jackson & Salley (Thursday). None of these performers should be missed! Continue reading
Mountain Blessing is a 4-bedroom luxury log cabin on the edge of Great Smoky Mountains National Park and also just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg.
It offers the best of both worlds, perfect as a couples retreat or a family-fun adventure. Continue reading
It’s the 32nd Annual Shades of the Past hot-rod roundup at Dollywood’s Splash country, all day Friday and Saturday, September 5-6, 2014.
This year again hundreds of gleaming automotive paint jobs will be on display, with shiny performance engines growling and snarling, at times. The site is a huge paved parking lot with grassy areas and trees all around. Continue reading
Here’s a cabin with perfect views and the windows to prove it! It’s Love View Too, a 1-bedroom beauty with space and amenities to sleep up to 14 people. There are 3 deck levels and a loft area to enlarge this sprawling, 3-story cabin.
Including the king bedroom the cabin has 3 full bathrooms, one with jacuzzi, as well as a second king bed, queen futon and a twin bunk, as well as two futons in the loft – fight with the kids for these! Continue reading
The Tennessee Museum of Aviation in Sevierville hosts a climate-controlled, 35,000 sq ft hangar filled with arrays of exhibits and memorabilia. It also has real warplanes that fly, and a runway right outside the hangar doors to prove that museums don’t have to be dull, or quiet, or even stay still without moving! Continue reading
The 5th Annual Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show is coming to Pigeon Forge at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center this weekend, August 23-24. This year the show combines with a tribute to Vietnam veterans in a parade on Saturday, August 23, and an exhibit staged August 21-24. Continue reading
The 3rd Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival bursts into song again in Gatlinburg starting on Thursday through this weekend, August 21-24. It’s four days of mostly free music with a couple of ticketed events, when legends and industry pros mingle with the public in a highly entertaining musical event you will want to plunge into.
Where better than Gatlinburg in summer for musicians and music lovers to come together to celebrate the Appalachian musical roots of much of America’s famous music. Continue reading