Stringtime in the Smokies and Cornhole Tournament

One of the most anticipated events of the summer is right around the corner in the town of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! Music lovers and competitive cornhole players gather at The Old Mill Square for a day celebrating Smoky Mountain traditions. Enjoy some foot-stomping live bluegrass music, vendors, and more at this fun and free event!

Stringtime in the Smokies celebrates the history of music in the Great Smoky Mountains and will be hosted this year on August 2. Attending this event will take you back to the good old days when things moved at a slower pace. Front porch sitting, sweet tea drinking, and toe-tapping music were the highlights of this time, and the annual celebration of Stringtime in the Smokies brings you back to these great years!

This year’s event will feature some great musical acts with performances starting in the evening. Artists include such names as Grassroots Gringos, a group out of Knoxville who has been performing together since 2008. Wyatt Rice also joins the lineup, known for his incredible talent on the acoustic guitar. Richard Bennett may be a name you recognize – this gentleman was Neil Diamond’s guitar player for almost 17 years! Last but certainly not least is Robinella, whose roots are in the Great Smoky Mountains and whose voice will charm you with a dazzling and warm air.

One of the best parts about this event? It’s absolutely FREE! Yes, this family-friendly event invites one and all to The Old Mill Square for an afternoon of fun, dancing, and games. Bring along your lawn chairs to settle in with your family or friends and enjoy the spectacular show!

The annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament will kick off at 11:00 a.m. in honor of Sergeant Brett Benton who was killed in Afghanistan in 2011. Although this event is all fun and games, quite some competitors emerge for this event! There is a competitive as well as an amateur division, both calling teams of two to participate. First place in the competitive division will score the team $1,000 and a meal for four at The Old Mill Restaurant, while first prize in the amateur division will collect 15% of all total registration fees collected. Prizes for second and third will be awarded in both categories, as well as prize drawings for the amateur group all throughout the tournament.

Of course, when you visit the Old Mill Square, you simply have to dine at The Old Mill Restaurant! This restaurant on the riverside specializes in delectable Southern cuisine. One of everyone’s favorite restaurants in Pigeon Forge, their menu features Southern classics such as chicken and dumplings, country fried steak, and mouthwatering meatloaf. All dishes are served with a cup of their famous corn chowder, corn fritters, and house side salad. Leave Stringtime in the Smokies feeling full, happy, and filled with cheer that only good old Southern music can provide.

The Old Mill Square is located at 175 Old Mill Avenue, just off of Traffic Light #7 on the downtown Parkway. Spend a summer afternoon along the waters of Little Pigeon River as you enjoy great music, food, and games. Reserve one of our beautiful Pigeon Forge cabin rentals and spend a refreshing weekend in the Great Smoky Mountains!

For more information about Stringtime in the Smokies and the Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament, please visit: http://oldmillstringtimeinthesmokies.com/.


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