Get Revved for the 2019 Spring Rod Run in Pigeon Forge!

Zooming right around the corner is the 2019 Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run, one of the biggest car shows in the nation! Tune up your hot rod, give her a good shine, hit the road, and attend this 3-day, car-tastic event in the Smokies, April 11-13 (Thursday – Saturday). With an $8,000 cash giveaway, awards all around, swap meets, and official merchandise, car enthusiasts will have a blast! Whether you’re looking to ramp up your car collection, snag the part you’ve been forever searching for, or spend quality time with like-minded motorheads, the Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run is for YOU!

Spring Rod Run Experience

Get revved to be surrounded by 100s of classic cars, from a 1932 Ford to a 1941 Willys Coupe to a 1969 Camaro. Vintage upholstery, shiny rims, specialty car parts, and more await at promising swap meets. And don’t forget to snap up a few official merch T-shirts from ET Motorgear, famed with 30+ years of experience in official motorsports event apparel. Soft purrs and strong roars will be heard for miles around, the kiddos will get a kick out of all the “Chitty Chitty Bang Bangs,” and you’ll have a chance to make new lifelong car buddies. Ah, this is truly the car lover’s dream…

The event will be hosted at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN, and presented by Danny’s Rod Shop, Checkered Racing, Metal Brothers Hot Rods, ASA Performance, and the Farris Insurance Agency. Attend as a spectator (with FREE parking at the venue) or register your hot rod to be part of the show. As a participator, you’ll have the opportunity to rank in the Top 25 or the Ultimate 5, and if luck’s on your side, you could also win special awards or the XXX Shine Super! With a grand prize of $8,000 to the top hot rod, entering the still race shouldn’t be a question.

LeConte Center
2986 Teaster Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Navigate the Show

While the venue offers free parking for spectators, there are a few other fun ways to get around the car show craze — in style.
One: take a self-guided trolley tour. We all know how tempting it is to glance out our car windows at classic cars; however, this can also be a tad dangerous. Don’t take the risk. Instead, take the air-conditioned trolley and feel free to get a good look at all the cars without fear of a crash.

Two: traverse the Parkway with a rented golf cart, scooter, or bicycle. Walking for miles is fun and all…but wouldn’t you rather travel on a cool contraption that saves you time and energy? Plus, you’ll be able to lug souvenirs and car parts with ease, too. In fact, there are even scooters that look like motorcycles, so you can keep your hot rod swag.

Three: use your God-given limbs and walk. Yeah, at the end of the day, walking leaves the best opportunity for close-up looks at the hot rods. You won’t have to worry about parking anywhere or getting in the way with a riding apparatus. And the best part is you’ll save a little cash while you’re at it!


The fun doesn’t stop at the 2019 Spring Rod Run in Pigeon Forge! There are many more shows throughout the year to keep the impressive lineup rolling. Here’s what you can expect in 2019:

Corvette Expo | March 15 – 16 | LeConte Center
Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion | May 16 – 18 | LeConte Center
Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show | May 31 – June 2 | MainStay Suites Conference Center
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion | August 23 – 24 | LeConte Center
Shades of the Past Pigeon Forge Car Show | September 6 -7 | Dollywood’s Splash Country
Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run | September 12 – 14 | LeConter Center Pigeon Forge

Fun Extras Along the Parkway

While traversing the Parkway, make pit stops at local attractions, boutiques, and restaurants for mini breaks to refuel. Check out eye-catching hot rods, then pop into a fudge shop for a sweet nibble. Break at The Track and put the petal to the metal in go-kart races round daredevil, multi-level courses or kid-friendly, speed zones. Return to the awe-inspiring world of hot rods for a few hours, then chow down Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que, where tender pulled pork, moist beef brisket, and delectable Southern sides are yours for the taking. There’s plenty to do and tons to see in Pigeon Forge!

Nearby Top Spots

  • Crave Golf Club
  • Dolly Parton’s Stampede
  • Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
  • Mama’s Farmhouse
  • Red Rooster Pancake House
  • The Escape Game at The Island
  • Alcatraz East Crime Museum
  • Country Barn Gift Shop
  • Celebration! Dinner Show
  • Moon Pie General Store

Book Lodging NOW

If you’re planning to attend the 2019 Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run, be sure to book your cabin rental as soon as possible. Rod Run veterans know the pain of searching for a place to stay close to the event dates, so learn the lesson early and reserve your relaxing retreat before it’s too late. While bonus amenities — such as a fully loaded rec rooms, stunning Smoky Mountain views, a private home theater, a refreshing indoor pool, and a steamy outdoor hot tub — will certainly elevate your stay, Cabins for YOU understands the most important amenity for car enthusiasts is paved, flat parking. Check out our list of Rod Run Cabins or feel free to call our Vacation Specialists to help plan your hot rod getaway in the Smokies at 1.800.684.7865 today!

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