Category archive: Pigeon Forge

2015 Hot Rod Roundup at Splash Country and the Fall Rod Run in Pigeon Forge

Shades of the Past 2015 Hot Rod Roundup

Image courtesy of Shades of the Past

Image courtesy of Shades of the Past

Fall must be coming because Pigeon Forge has caught the muscle car fever again. The 2015, 33rd Annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup happens again this Friday and Saturday, September 11-12, at Dollywood’s Splash Country. It’s a family-fun affair with no alcohol, indoor restrooms, and a huge parking lot filled with amazing cars on display, none of which is newer than 1972 – sorry friend, you’ll have to park that new Caddy somewhere else!

Parking is plentiful at Splash Country for $12 – or you can park for free in downtown Pigeon Forge and take the trolley out for 50 cents. The show is open 8 am to 5 pm each day, and on Saturday the judging and awards start at 4:30pm. This is where a ’32 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster is given as the first prize, followed by $10,000 as 2nd prize! (more…)

2015 Heroes Week, Veterans Parade & Military Show in Pigeon Forge

It’s a week-long patriotic celebration in Pigeon Forge August 24-30 as the 2015 Heroes Week rolls out a music festival and special evening shows at different venues. This culminates in the Saturday, August 29, Veterans Homecoming Parade, and the same weekend offers the annual Military & Relic Show, August 29-30.

5267660_origEach year the organizers team up with a significant event or organization – last year it was the traveling Vietnam Memorial Wall – and this year it hosts American Sniper Chris Kyle’s Guardians for Heroes Foundation.

The week starts with a 4-day music festival as the Christian Country Expo comes to town August 24-27. Monday night headliner is Marty Raybon, and the expo opens on Tuesday morning for day-long music showcases through the festival, along with evening shows. (more…)

Dolly Homecoming Parade 2015 in Pigeon Forge

parade2013-11-1024x684The merry month of May gets a whole lot merrier this May Day, as Dolly Parton takes to the streets of Pigeon Forge to lead the 30th Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade, happening this Friday, May 1, 2015.

More than 50,000 people attend the Dolly Parade each year, and many of them come to catch a glimpse and photo shots of Tennessee’s favorite daughter, Dolly Parton herself. (more…)

Festival of Nations 2015 at Dollywood

Once again Dollywood kicks off spring in the Smoky Mountains with the Festival of Nations, lasting from March 21 through April 20, 2015. The music, dance and costume of different cultures from around the world are represented in modern and electrifying ways, in unique performances by award-winning, literally world-class acts.


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Wilderness Wildlife Week, 2015

Image courtesy of Wilderness Wildlife Week

Image courtesy of Wilderness Wildlife Week

The last week in January marks the time of the 25th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week. Based in LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, the massively popular event is also incredibly huge in scope. Lasting 8 days from Saturday, January 24, 2015 through Saturday, January 31, the event is totally FREE and open to all.

With literally hundreds of experts and talents in practically any field you can think of, conducting hundreds of classes, demonstrations, tours and performances through the week, it is simply impossible not to find something each day that enthralls you. This is perfect family fun, informative and entertaining at the same time. (more…)

Indigo Moon Lodge: 1 Bedroom Luxury Cabin with Sauna

Indigo Moon Lodge is a spacious 1-bedroom luxury cabin with three levels offering room to sleep up to 8 people comfortably. It has one master bedroom with an open plan loft area second bed, two full bathrooms with an extra half bathroom, and amenities that include a deck hot tub, an indoor jacuzzi, and even your own private sauna. (more…)