Fast Cars & Mason Jars Moonshine Festival 2013

image courtesy of Moonshine Festival

With all these fast cars running around during September – in the Hot Rod Roundup & Fall Rod Run – surely we can put some of them to good use?

How about some good old fashioned bootlegging? Later in the month the month the action moves from Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg with the 1st Annual Fast Cars & Mason Jars Moonshine Festival, on the weekend of September 27-28.

The festival happens at Ole Smoky Distillery, located at Traffic Light # 8 on Parkway in Gatlinburg. The distillery famously produces Ole Smoky Tennessee Moonshine, a legal ‘shine you don’t have to conceal from the revenuers in the trunk of your souped-up stock car!

During this brand new 2-day FREE festival you can get a feel for (and a TASTE of) the bootlegging days of old and our nation’s great sport of stock car racing, inspired by bootleggers evading federal agents. Celebrating Appalachian heritage, there’s a music concert Friday night, and Saturday night promises stories and histories from real moonshiners.

Daytime features lots to look at and participate in, including an early morning “Moonshine Run” through Gatlinburg and a more sedate “Moonshine Crawl” of Gatlinburg bars and restaurants, as well as awards for the best moonshine cars.

The festival happens at Moonshine Holler, at the distillery. Click for more about Ole Smoky Distillery and the Fast Cars & Mason Jars Moonshine Festival.

Muscle Car Museum

Had enough of fast cars yet? Of course not! So if you’re still in the mood for serous muscle, take a spin out to Sevierville and visit one of the largest and best collections in the world of American cars from the golden era of muscle cars, Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum.

image courtesy of Muscle Car Museum


The museum is a class act – we admire it so much we give guests of Cabins of the Smoky Mountains One FREE Adult ticket to Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum.


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About Carrie Waxler

Carrie Waxler

I’ve worked for Gatlinburg Falls since March 2011. Lived in TN since 1996.

I have now hiked Mt. LeConte three times. I’ve been on every trail that leads to the top. The last one we hiked up the Boulevard. I have walked my first 2.7 miles on the Appalachian Trail. Only 2176 miles to go.

I plan to hike the Appalachian Trail when my children graduate.

I also love lake kayaking on Cherokee Lake and Douglas Lake. We take our kayaks camping to middle Tennessee as well for river kayaking.

I love talking to guests from the places I’ve visited or lived. Brings back many good memories. I love to be where people are having fun.