There are lots of fun facts and random trivia about Tennessee and Gatlinburg. From our weird Tennessee customs to our friendly Tennessee demeanors, there seem to be stories behind them all. We thought we would put together a fun list of Tennessee facts and trivia for you to peruse before you come to Gatlinburg. They are in no particular order. Hopefully you have as much fun reading the fun Tennessee facts as we had putting them together.
It’s hard to believe it, but it’s true. The first snow has officially fallen in the Smokies. Three inches touched ground on Mt. Leconte on Monday, October 4th. Leconte Lodge staff reported on Highonleconte.com that this was the biggest first snow in over thirty years. On Sunday, temperatures reached a high of 39 degrees and a low of 24 degrees which ushered in the snow the next morning.
Hiking is a wonderful exercise and the best way to see the beautiful scenery of the Smoky Mountains is by “hitting the trail”. Whether you want to do a short trail or a long vigorous one you’ll find what you need in the Smoky Mountain National Park. It’s a great way to spend time with your loved ones and getting smaller kids out can really burn some of their energy too. Continue reading
Come to Gatlinburg and have “A Spooky Good Time” this October
The Fall season is a popular Gatlinburg visiting time for people who love beautiful weather and amazing views. During the Fall, Gatlinburg comes alive with beautiful colors. The views in Gatlinburg are already amazing, but taking them in when the leaves are changing is just breathtaking. Not only are there great views, Gatlinburg also has a lot of events during the Fall months that can keep visitors very busy. The amazing weather and gorgeous fall colors create the perfect ambiance for family fun.
The 35th annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair will be going on October 7-23, 2010. If you’ve missed the past 34 Fairs then now is the time to make it up! This Craftsmen Fair highlights the many unique talents of local artisans. They will have their goods on display for purchase and will even do demonstrations of the works. This event has been a Top 20 Event in the Southern US by the Southeast Tourism Society for many years so you know it has to be good!
Every day, every month, every season, and every year seems to bring something new and exciting to the city of Gatlinburg. Activities and events are constantly available for visitors of our beloved town in the Smoky Mountains. October of 2010 is slated to be a month of celebration of the colors of Fall. From cookouts, to decorating contests, the events in Gatlinburg during October are all centered around the beautiful season. Event planners focus on getting people out and about. We’re a friendly city, and October is a month full of friendly activities.
On Saturday, September 25, 2010 sharks will enter the Little Pigeon River and race downstream for the chance to win $10,000 for their sponsors. The sharks aren’t real sharks, they’re rubber sharks that will have been purchased by donors wishing to support a good cause.
The Smoky Mountains are an extremely popular destination for weddings. The beautiful scenery and the abundance of entertainment for wedding guests make the smoky Mountains a great destination for weddings. Couples from all over the world come to the Smoky Mountains to pledge their love to each other. The incredible views alone are a huge reason for weddings to be held in the Smoky Mountains.
The fall is a special time of year in Pigeon Forge. It’s a time when summer’s vibrancy begins to disappear. Plush greens turn to browns as the colors fade and the trees begin their preparation for the winter season. The fall colors in Pigeon Forge are glorious. Every year people from all over the country come to the Pigeon Forge area to catch some of the most amazing views of fall foliage available. The Smokies are perfect for catching the changing colors of the season.
Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains has some of the most amazing views in the country. The lush greenery during the summer, leaves falling during autumn, and snow kissed grounds in the winter all lend to beautiful views year round. The view during the Fall is particularly spectacular. The Fall colors in Gatlinburg spew burnt oranges mixed with charming yellows and dull greens. There are a few places in Gatlinburg that have some of the best views available. From 360 degree views, to mountain top overlooks, these views in Gatlinburg are great.