2017 Spring Rod Run

Pigeon Forge hosts the 35th Annual Spring Rod Run Thursday through Saturday, April 6-8, 2017. It’s a 3-day street party and a showing off of hundreds of fast, custom and very pretty automobiles. People pour into town for the event, with thousands of visitors gazing at the sights on the streets, as proud owners of muscle, motor, chrome and paint practice the great American pastime of Cruisin’ the Strip!

Image courtesy of Dean Brown

Image courtesy of Dean Brown

Many automobiles will be on display at the LeConte Center, just off Parkway from the traditional meeting place of Traffic Light #6. There’s a door admission, but the streets are free and you won’t have to look to find the cars, they’ll find you. Parking may be a little tricky, and walking is the way to get around, mingling with a super-friendly crowd of enthusiasts and onlookers. There’s also a free shuttle to The Island nearby, with a whole world of entertainment and refreshment options.

As always there are prizes and awards, with $8,000 in prize money for the best cars. People roll into town ahead of time and on different days during the event, and mostly disappear by Sunday, April 9. There’s a huge swap meet during the event with parts, accessories and memorabilia available from multiple vendors.

Check the 2017 Spring Rod Run website for more information about the event or call (865) 687-3976.

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About Dusty Camp

Dusty Camp

I moved to the Smoky Mountains a few years ago from Alabama - a big change, but one I'm glad I made. I like meeting all the different types of people who visit here, and getting to know a little bit about them. I love to watch all the wildlife throughout Cades Cove, but most of all I like winter, waking up to see everything covered in snow and icicles.