Held at The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, the 11th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day is all about tradition and history. Great food, fun games and activities, exciting demonstrations, local arts and crafts, live music, and storytelling are all on the menu. There is even a kids’ area (closes at 4 p.m.) with games and activities! Head to Pigeon Forge on Saturday, September 27 (from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) for food, fun, music, and history! All you need to bring are chairs, blankets, and a sense of wonder and exploration.
At the Old Mill Heritage Day, visitors will find themselves learning what a “day in the life” of a pioneer of the Smoky Mountains would be like. Local artisans and craftspeople will be showcasing their skills and selling their one-of-a-kind wares at the many booths. Watch as local craftspeople make lye soap, sorghum, and apple butter, or find out how the earlier Smoky Mountain settlers would have cooked with cast iron over open fires. Free guided tours of the 184-year-old historic Old Mill, antique engines, and vintage farm tractors will impress all!
11th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day
The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, TN
Saturday, September 27
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
FREE admission and tours
Some of the authentic Smoky Mountain demonstrations you’ll see at The Old Mill Heritage Day include:
- arts and crafts
- sorghum making
- pumpkin painting
- moonshine demonstrations
- tours of antique engines, tractors, and the historic Old Mill
Fun for Kids
Kids of all ages will find something fun, such as:
- a petting zoo
- old-fashioned games
- train rides
- live kids’ musicians
- activities in the arts and crafts tent
Music and Entertainment
From games to live music, there is something for everyone! Check out:
- a cake walk
- traditional folk music
- cloggers and dancers
Some talented local musicians you may hear include Boogertown Gap, Jimbo Whaley and Greenbriar, and Richard Bennett and Friends. Specific musicians and events are subject to change, so check their website for updated information before arriving.
Sink your teeth into delicious local foods – Southern food at its best.
- chicken and dumplings
- pinto beans
- fried green tomatoes
- potatoes and onions
- tasty desserts
If you’re looking for a fun way to spend the day during your weekend or week in Pigeon Forge, The Old Mill Heritage Day is the perfect choice. Both kids and adults will love the music, food, games, crafts, and traditions celebrated and offered at this great local event!
If you need a place to stay after a busy day at The Old Mill Heritage Day, we have a huge variety of cabins (more than 200!) to check out. Need a romantic and relaxing getaway with the one you love? Browse our cozy one to two bedroom cabins that offer hot tubs, indoor jetted tubs, plush bedding, and more. Planning a fun vacation with the family? Our three to five bedroom cabins offer lots of amenities – home theaters, game tables, great views, private pools, TVs in the bedrooms, and much more. Search by amenity to find the cabin that’s just right for you! We even have large group cabins that can accommodate youth groups, corporate retreats, and family reunions. We have something for everyone, with many cabins just a short drive from The Old Mill.