15th Annual Saddle Up! Festival

The 15th Annual Saddle Up event in Pigeon Forge is a celebration of country music, good food, and entertaining stories. There will be a cowboy dance, a chuck wagon cook-off and lunch, cowboy church, and much more! The event will be held from February 18 – February 22, 2015 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Events will be held at several locations throughout Pigeon Forge, including:

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
2986 Teaster Lane

Clabough’s Campground
405 Wears Valley Road

Pottery House Cafe and Grille at Old Mill Square
3341 Old Mill Street

Stages West
2765 Parkway

Mama’s Farmhouse
208 Pickel St, Pigeon Forge

Tickets are on sale now, so go online to get your place at the 15th Annual Saddle Up!

Schedule of events

February 18, 2015
10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. – Symposium – Old Time Cowboy Songs (free)
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. – Western Swing Fiddle Class – Workshop (free)
3:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Saddle Up Sampler (free)
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Intimate Evening Dinner Concert

February 19, 2015
9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Cowbucks Cafe
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Western Dance Class (free)
5:15 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. – Saddle Up Sampler (free)
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Intimate Evening Dinner Concert – Brenn Hill and Andy Nelson
6 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Intimate Evening Dinner Concert – Wylie & the Wild West

February 20, 2015
7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.- Saddle Up Concert – Special Concert PASS
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. – Stories & Strings
2 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. – Symposium – Tales and Tips from a Cowboy Cook (free)
3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Saddle Up Concert
7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Saddle Up Concert

February 21, 2015
9 a.m. – 3 p.m. – Buckaroo Roundup
12 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. – Chuck Wagon Cookoff and Lunch
6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Saddle Up Concert
8:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Cowboy Dance

February 22, 2015
8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. – Chuck Wagon Breakfast
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Cowboy Church (free)

The 2015 performers for Saddle Up are sure to please, boasting some of the best country talent around. Andy Nelson brings humor to his performances as a poet, author, storyteller, and rodeo announcer. Cowboy poet, former large-animal veterinarian, and entertainer Baxter Black has been traveling throughout the U.S. and Canada to perform. Wylie & the Wild West, a “goodtime country band,” blend cowboy, swing, folk, and yodeling together for a unique performance! T. Scot Wilburn and the Shut Up -N- Playboys draw inspiration from hillbilly swing and Western tunes, and Brenn Hill’s music and stories are a bit more contemporary. Saddle Up will also feature exciting performances by Chuck Pyle, Jean & Gary Prescott, and Skip Gorman. Kent Rollins brings a little bit of everything to the event, with entertainment, chuck wagon cooking, poetry, and storytelling.

All in all, the 15th Annual Saddle Up festival in Pigeon Forge is an event you won’t want to miss! Tap your toes to the soulful sounds of Western music as you enjoy chuck wagon meals, stories, and more! If you need a cozy place to stay after the event, browse our large selection of cabins. With everything from cozy 1-2 bedrooms to spacious large-group cabins, we have something for everyone. We also offer pet-friendly properties and budget-friendly cabins that boast many wonderful amenities!

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