Gatlinburg TN Area Information

Monday, September 22, 2008

Wholly Frijoles Sports Clay Shoot

Gatlinburg Tennessee is known for its many delicious restaurants, entertainment and the beautiful mountain scenery that surrounds the town. In Gatlinburg Tennessee there is something for everyone and this year there will be an event taking place that proves it. Go ahead and begin making plans to come to Gatlinburg Tennessee on Saturday, September 27 to take part in the Wholly Frijoles Sports Clays Shoot.

The Wholly Frijoles Sports Clays Shoot is sponsored by the Gatlinburg Sportsman’s Club and will take place at the Gatlinburg Sportsman’s Club on King Branch Road between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee. The Gatlinburg Sportsman’s Club has a 200-yard rifle range, a 100-yard pistol range and a Skeet and Trap facility which makes this the perfect place for this year’s Wholly Frijoles Sports Clays Shoot. The first flight of shooting begins at 10:00 am then you can catch the next round at 11:30 am. Take a break and eat a lunch that is filled with delicious pintos and home cooked cornbread. During lunch various prizes will be given away and you could be a winner. After lunch go back to the third flight of shooting, which starts at 1:00 pm.

Cashes prizes will be given for the highest overall average and for the runner-up so come ready to show your skills at the Wholly Frijoles Sports Clays Shoot. Highest Overall Average winners will receive a cash prize of $100 and the runner-up will receive $50. Did not win by participating? Well, that is fine because a drawing will be held and the first drawn ticket wins $100. If you are the lucky winner of the second drawn ticket wins then you will win $50.

This event has a limit of 30 entries so start making plans to come to this fun Gatlinburg Tennessee event. This outdoor event has a $50.00 entry fee for 100 targets. Go ahead and start planning to come to this year’s Wholly Frijoles Sports Clays Shoot in Gatlinburg Tennessee. This is one event you do not want to miss!

With fall foliage closing in on Gatlinburg TN, our Gatlinburg cabins are gong fast. Remember to give us a call as soon as possible to make your reservations today. We can be reached 7 days a week at 1.800.684.7865 or reservations can be made online 24/7.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Great Gatlinbrug Shark Race

If you want to find out how much a rubber shark is worth then make plans to be at the 5th Annual Great Gatlinburg Shark Race held in downtown Gatlinburg TN. On Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 3 pm in downtown Gatlinburg TN rubber sharks, with numbers on the bottom, will be dropped into the Little Pigeon River.
The first rubber shark to cross the finish line will win this year’s grand prize package, that will include a Ford F-150 truck with a 2 year lease and ownership of a Sea-Doo watercraft with a trailer. Even if your shark is not the winning one then runner-up prizes will be given away. The 1st runner up in the 5th Annual Gatlinburg Shark Race will be the winner of a $2,500 furniture shopping spree at Braden’s Lifestyles. Second runner-up will win a 4 day/3 night vacation at any Westgate property. If you are the lucky 3rd runner-up you can take home a 6-foot air hockey table from Mountain Streams and Spas. Oh the prizes do not end there because the 4th runner-up will receive a $250 Wal-Mart shopping and the 5th runner-up will be the lucky winner of a VIP package for six people in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.
Tickets will be $10.00 and they can be purchased at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Food City store locations, Gatlinburg Welcome Center, Braden’s Lifestyle Furniture and Mountain Motor Sports. Do not have time to get them in town? Order them online by going to or by calling the United Way office at 865-453-4261.
Not only do you win great prizes when entering a rubber shark into the Great Gatlinburg Shark race but all of the money raised from this fun event will go to the United Way in Sevier County. Purchasing a ticket is an exciting way to help out people in the community that you love so much. The Great Gatlinburg Shark Race is sponsored by Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, City of Gatlinburg, Rusty Wallace Ford, Mountain Motor Sports, Braden’s Lifestyle Furniture, Westgate Resorts, Mountain Stream Spas, Wal-Mart, The Mountain Press, WATE-TV6, WIVK, Charter Media and LAMAR Outdoor Advertising. Get ready and come and join the fun with all of these sponsors in downtown Gatlinburg Tennessee and do not forget to bring a rubber shark.
September is the perfect time to rent on of our Gatlinburg cabins. The streets are not as crowded as some other months such as October and July. In September, you can enjoy the streets of downtown Gatlinburg TN and your choice of Gatlinburg cabins are high, so come into town and have a great mini-vacation.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Gatlinburg Library Luau

The Gatlinburg library is a popular place for many people that are visiting, or living, in the area. The Anna Porter house was the first location for the Gatlinburg library and it was first built in 1972. This library was not designed for the technological advances of today and there is little parking available so a new building is greatly needed.

The new Anna Porter Public Library is located next to the recreation center and the Gatlinburg Boys and Girls Club and the Gatlinburg-Pittman High School. Not only is there an ample amount of parking but the new library has 21 computer stations, special places for children, teenagers, adults and there is also a wonderful Smoky Mountains Collection area with important documents that tell you about the Gatlinburg history. The history of Gatlinburg does include a story of a widow in her 60’s and opened her home to the children in Gatlinburg Tennessee.

Come out on Thursday, September 11, 2008 and purchase a ticket for the Library Luau to help celebrate her life and legacy and build the new Anna Porter Library. The Library Luau is going to take place at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies at 5:30 pm. This celebration is island themed and is to help raise money to complete the building needs of the new 8,000 square foot library. Buy a ticket and do not worry about needing money for anything else because the ticket price includes delicious seafood, hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine, lots of live music, tons of door prizes (like a WII Game Console with the WII Fit package). Drag out your casual island wear or grass skirts and be welcomed with a flower filled lei as you come out to the luau at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Go ahead and start making plans to come to a luau in downtown Gatlinburg at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and enjoy this fundraising event.

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Shades of the Past

Car enthusiasts from all over the United States enjoy attending or participating in car shows in various places. Classic car owners enjoy sharing their love for classic cars with friends, family and attendees at car shows. Its something about the roar of the engine or the electric racing strips down the hood that make the blood of car enthusiast boil. Why not enjoy this event on your next vacation in Pigeon Forge Tennessee.

The Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a hit every year and people cannot wait until the next one rolls around. Well, it is that time again and the 2008 Shades of the Past car show is taking place in downtown Pigeon Forge Tennessee. This ever popular classic car show is a rod run you will not want to miss. The Shades of the Past car show will take place on Friday and Saturday, which is September 5 and 6. This classic car show is right in downtown Pigeon Forge Tennessee.

The downtown strip transforms into a parade of beautiful, shiny classic cars. Plenty of activities take place between Friday morning and Saturday evening and you do not want to miss any of it. It is estimated that over 1,000 cars will be coming to the Shades of the Past car show this year and you should go ahead and make plans to come to Pigeon Forge Tennessee.

This year at the Shades of the Past car show an appearance by “Super Mustang”, the restored car will be a surprise event you do not want to miss. The fastest recorded time for this car was 173 mph in 8.82 seconds. This amazing ‘65 Mustang was one of the first known “funny cars”. This classic Mustang has been rebuilt after it was found in a Tampa, Florida junkyard. This amazing car is powered by an alcohol burning 392 cubic Hemi engine with 850 horsepower.

So much excitement goes into these two days as Shades of the Past comes to Pigeon Forge. Memories will be made in town, stories will be shared when visitors arrive home and the anticipation for next year’s Shades of the Past will start to build as everyone leaves downtown Pigeon Forge Tennessee. Pack your bags and get ready to come to Pigeon Forge for the 2008 Shades of the Past classic car show.