Category archive: Pigeon Forge

Ponies in the Smokies 2018

The Ponies in the Smokies – PITS 2018 – Mustang meetup happens in Sevierville Convention Center Wednesday through Saturday, March 21-24, 2018.

This event celebrates the Ford Mustang, one of America’s favorite sports cars, and one of the longest running production machines since its debut in 1964. This is 4 days of Mustangs and Mountains, and people are excited!

Images courtesy of Ponies in the Smokies


Mountain Quiltfest 2018

Spring is just around the corner, and on March 20th, the first official day of the season, another very special event is taking place in Pigeon Forge: A Mountain Quiltfest 2018.

Tuesday through Saturday, March 20-24, the 24th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest will bring together lovers of quilts and quilting from all over. The event takes place at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, daily 9 am to 5 pm (4 pm on Saturday).

Festival of Nations 2018 at Dollywood

Are you excited for Dollywood’s 2018 season? There’s a lot to look forward to including the Festival of Nations, one of the park’s biggest annual events. You’ll find plenty to see and do over this multi-week extravaganza, which runs from March 16 to April 9. Plan your visit out ahead of time so you and your family don’t miss out on all of the fun.

The Festival of Nations calls itself ‘a world class cultural experience’ for good reason. Here, you’ll find a vibrant and family-friendly celebration of cultures across the globe. There’s plenty of fun performances to entertain people of all ages.

Images courtesy of Dollywood


Christmas 2017 at Dollywood

Dollywood in Pigeon Forge will celebrate Christmas 2017 with numerous concerts, performances, activities, and spectacles, in its Smoky Mountain Christmas season from November 4, 2017 through January 3, 2018.

Dollywood puts on a great show in every season, and Christmas 2017 is no exception. Expect some of the area’s best food, costumes, lights, decorations, music and merriment. Here are highlights of the Dollywood Christmas festivities.

Images courtesy of Dollywood


Christmas In The Smokies Bluegrass Festival 2017

It’s Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival again in Pigeon Forge as Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road gather with a couple of dozen hot bluegrass bands and performers for this year’s amazing music festival, Wednesday though Saturday, December 6-9, 2017.

This is a really good 4-day festival, held at Smoky Mountain Convention Center on Parkway, with top-notch talent. Lorraine Jordan is a legend in the genre – she and her band’s musicians are all highly awarded. She is noted for her fusion of country music and bluegrass in her Country Grass offerings and collaborations with country performers – as you can find out for yourself on Saturday night when she and the band play with country star Eddie Raven.

Images courtesy of Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road


Thanksgiving 2017 Fireworks at the Titanic

Pigeon Forge is the place to be Thanksgiving evening, November 23, 2017 for the annual fireworks show at the Titanic Museum attraction on Parkway between Lights #1 and #0. The show starts at 7 pm.

The Titanic offers one of the greatest pyrotechnic displays of the year, and you can easily view it from the large parking lot, or go on board and join the special festivities – if you can get a ticket that is. The Titanic is very popular at any time and this special event draws thousands of people.


8th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament 2017 in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge sees the 8th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament on Saturday, August 5, 2017, held at Old Mill Square. There will be cash prizes for 1st through 3rd places in both Competitive and Amateur Divisions. Also non-cash prizes for the top 3 places in the Tailgaters Division.

Tailgaters? Okay, the competitive game of Cornhole is a bean-bag toss, except the bag is filled with corn. The 4-ft long board is on a slope, and has a hole in it. Throwing from at least 30 feet away, you have to get the corn bag closest to the hole and ideally in it. There’s a smaller board, 3 feet long, also lighter so it’s easier to carry. This is the tailgater size, as opposed to the regulation size.

Images courtesy of The Old Mill


The Track in Pigeon Forge

Racing go-karts is a time-honored tradition for the whole family in the Smoky Mountains, and The Track in Pigeon Forge is a popular venue in the region. The Track is home to several different go-kart experiences, enough for every member of your family. The Track isn’t just about go-karts: there are numerous other rides and experiences that make for a complete day of family fun in a great setting.

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Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show

Dinner theater in Pigeon Forge has a new addition with Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures, on stage twice a day with live performances and good old fashioned southern food. The show takes place in the old Lumberjack Feud theater on Parkway, and retains the same sense of acrobatics and high-climbing scale. The new dinner show attraction opened in May, 2017, with Dolly Parton herself presiding over the ceremonies.

The show is unique as it provides a special treat covering the history of one of America’s favorite entertainers with a visual look at the history of Dolly’s parents. Show times are 6 and 8 pm, but you’ll want to arrive early to soak up the atmosphere, listen to the down-home music, and enjoy the sideshows and activities, before sitting down to dine and enjoy the show.

Image courtesy of Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures

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