Where will everyone sleep? Will there be enough room for everyone to eat together? How am I going to entertain everyone? Who is bringing which dishes?
Listen up, ladies! Remember the Sadie Hawkins Dance at school — you know, the one where the gals ask the guys to a dance for a change? Well, get ready to ask out your man on November 13, because it’s Sadie Hawkins Day! That’s right, there’s an entire day dedicated to this girls-ask-out-boys tradition, so women of all ages can have the opportunity to boldly express their love. Show your man more than an evening out by inviting him on a memorable getaway to the Smokies! From scenic mountain views and delicious Southern food to fun-filled activities in downtown Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and romantic cabin nights, this will be a trip to remember.
Mark your calendars—the first day of fall will be September 22, 2017! And that means we’re getting closer to one of the most popular seasons to visit the Smoky Mountains. It also means we’re closer to Sugarlands MountainFest, a 4-day music and outdoor festival in the Smokies! The fall foliage of the Smokies draws thousands of guests every year. No one wants to miss the gorgeous display of colors cascading down the mountains! And the Sugarlands MountainFest beautifully blends the fall foliage with the music of the mountains. So be sure to book your fall foliage visit early, and don’t miss your chance to visit the Smokies this September.
It’s almost that time again. Time for German bier, Bavarian music, family fun, pretzels, strudel, bratwurst, folk dancing, and more at the 8th Annual OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg! Held this September 22 – October 29, OktOBERfest at Ober is just a month away now! Each October, Ober Gatlinburg celebrates this beloved German tradition with a mini version of the original Oktoberfest. No less festive, it features delicious food, good beer, and plenty of fun for all ages!
You drink green beer for St. Patrick’s Day, hunt eggs for Easter, decorate the tree for Christmas, overstuff yourself for Thanksgiving, dress up like superheroes for Halloween, and set off fireworks for the 4th of July. So what do you do for International Goof Off Day (March 22)? Take off work, skip school, and find some fun and silly things to do for the day!
Spring is in the air in the Great Smoky Mountains! The air is warm, the birds are singing, the hillsides are green, and the community calendar is packed with fun Easter events and activities for the whole family! There is plenty to do downtown, or read on for some fun ideas for recipes and activities in the cabin – especially if you’re traveling with kids! Continue reading
Springtime in the Smokies. It’s synonymous with wildflowers, fireflies, and…hot rods? That’s right! Every spring, the Smoky Mountains play host to the biannual Pigeon Forge Rod Run! Scheduled in the spring and the fall, this Rod Run is one of the largest car shows in the South and one of the most anticipated events in Pigeon Forge. And the good news is, you’ve still got plenty of time to get your engines revving and join the action for 2017!
No matter what holidays you celebrate, there are some that are most well-known: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Halloween, July 4, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day…but did you know that each month there are dozens of other off-the-wall holidays to celebrate?!
If you’re wondering when to plan your fall visit to Gatlinburg, the month of October is the perfect choice—not only because that’s when the fall foliage of the Smoky Mountains will be at its peak, but also because you’ll have the chance to check out Ripley’s Fright Nights, which start at the beginning of the month!