Category Archives: Events

Culture + Art + History at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair

While we love the touristy attractions that have popped up around Gatlinburg - zombies at Outbreak: Dread the Undead, puzzles at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge, blacklight mini-golf and laser tag at the LazerPort Fun Center - you did not come all the way to the beautiful Smoky Mountains only for the tourist stops. You came for the fun, yes; but also the incredible scenery, the outdoor adventures in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the rich history and culture steeped in the old American way of life in heart of downtown Gatlinburg! The original settlers in the Appalachian

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Bier, Brats & Big Fun at OktOBERfest

Oktoberfest - Featured Fall brings to mind many things…a nip in the air, changing leaves, pumpkin spice lattes (for better or worse, they’re here to stay!), hot cocoa, carving pumpkins, apple-flavored everything, cozy sweaters and scarves…and the list goes on. But in the Great Smoky Mountains, fall means the return of an area favorite: OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg! It’s here every year, and it’s an event you don’t want to miss. Along with having plenty of options for an adults-only weekend, it’s also family friendly enough to bring along the kiddos! The traditional Oktoberfest celebration – based in Munich, Bavaria, Germany – began

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Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

An annual trout tournament known nationwide, the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is the largest trout tournament in the Smokies! Each year, this annual fishing tournament stocks local streams with thousands of fish, welcoming visitors, adults, children, and tourists to compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes!  More than 10,000 trout are stocked in 20+ miles of cool streams in the Great Smoky Mountains for the 2-day event, ensuring some great fishing opportunities over the weekend. Fishers of all ages can compete for more than $10,000 in cash and prizes, including fishing equipment, trophies, gear, and more.  Smoky Mountain

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Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg

Soccer - Rocky Top Sports World Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is just another great attraction that brings so many visitors to the area each year. At Rocky Top Sports World, a professional tournament and events team works alongside the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau to help host parties, special events, and sports tournaments and camps throughout the year.  The complex has played host to football camps, basketball tournaments, the Smoky Mountain Lacrosse Classic, soccer camps, the All American Football and Combine, the Harlem Globetrotters Summer Camp, volleyball camps, and the 2015 Thanksgiving Bowl, just to name a few. You can stop by to

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Memorial Day in Gatlinburg

Memorial Day is a time to remember all those who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom and our lives. It’s an opportunity to say thank you to our nation’s heroes, and it is a holiday that should not be overlooked. Many Americans have a long weekend, so it’s also a great opportunity for those who have the chance to spend some quality time with family and friends. It’s the beginning of the summer after a long school year with the kids, long workdays, and all the obligations that kept you from unwinding. Rather than preparing your own home

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Father’s Day in the Smokies

Always there for you, a broad shoulder to cry on, makes you laugh without trying, puts you before himself, and never lets you down — YOUR dad (or husband) is special and deserves more this Father’s Day on June 20, 2021. If the dad in your life likes tasty food, the great outdoors, exciting attractions, leisurely museums, dinner with a show, moonshine sips, or simply relaxing at a log cabin, consider whisking him away for a memorable Father’s Day in the Smoky Mountains! To help you plan an entire weekend for the greatest dad ever, we’ve compiled some of our

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Bigfoot Is Coming to Town — at the Annual Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference in Gatlinburg, TN

What’s that?! Yep, there’s no hiding the 3rd annual Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference in Gatlinburg, TN! Following the success of the inaugural bigfoot conference in the Smokies in 2019 and last year’s event, 2022 plans to reign in one of the biggest and best bigfoot events in the Southeast. Prepare for a packed convention center with an opportunity to share your bigfoot experience, a full panel of speakers (including special guest speakers), official merchandise, vendors galore, and VIP bonuses. We’ve got the scoop on SMBF plus advice on staying in the area, so if you’re a sasquatch lover or an

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Open Car Shows for Summer 2022 in Pigeon Forge, TN

OPEN CAR SHOWS FOR SUMMER 2022 IN PIGEON FORGE, TN Spring 2022 has an impressive lineup of Pigeon Forge car shows, all ready for you to cruise, showcase, and meet. Whether you want to enter a cash prize contest, make new car enthusiast friends, or just cruise the Parkway and check out all the sweet rides, car shows in Pigeon Forge are for YOU. And if you need a place to stay with a smooth drive and paved parking, we have perfect cabin picks with relaxing amenities you’ll appreciate after a day of car show fun. Cars Shows Happening for

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FALL into Fun in the Smokies | Upcoming Events 2020

Crisp mountain air plus colorfully painted trees means fall is near in the Great Smoky Mountains! It’s a great time to visit with family and friends and reconnect at tons of fun upcoming events in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN, without breaking a sweat or waddling around in a big coat. And after staying at home for so long earlier this year, planning a memorable fall escape to a cozy cabin is just what you need.  See hot rods from around the country, taste Appalachian flavors, sip local wine or grab an Oktoberfest bier, reel in the biggest rainbow trout

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Unique Wedding Venues in the Smoky Mountains

With wedding season already started in the Smokies, groups are flocking to these beautiful mountains to watch their loved ones tie the knot—and that means traditional wedding venues are filling up fast! Some of those traditional venues in the Smokies include Honeysuckle Hills, Angel’s View Wedding Chapel, Smoky Mountain Farm Weddings, Country Manor Acres, the Gatlinburg Wedding Center, and the Smokey Mountain Wedding & Party Barn. Each offers a picturesque locale and room for all your guests as well as helpful extras like wedding coordinators and “one-stop shop” wedding packages, which include florists, wedding photographers, caterers, wedding officiants, and more. But whether you’re planning an intimate wedding ceremony or a bigger Gatlinburg wedding celebration with all your family

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