Smoky Mountain Events

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Planning Your Picture Perfect Smoky Mountain Micro Wedding or Elopement

Have you decided to ditch the idea of a big, expensive wedding and instead plan a smaller, more intimate wedding surrounded by the stunning Smoky Mountains? A micro wedding or elopement in the breathtaking beauty of the Smokies can be a truly magical experience. Due to the increasing popularity of elopements in recent years, it’s crucial to plan early and carefully so everything will go smoothly on your special day. Here are some essential tips for planning the perfect Smoky Mountains wedding or destination elopement.

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5 Pigeon Forge Car Shows to Attend This Spring

Spring in the Smoky Mountains brings way more than just gorgeous wildflowers and active wildlife! Spring is the season for a handful of incredible Pigeon Forge car shows featuring a variety of different makes and models of automobiles from multiple eras! Whether you have a beloved classic car you want to show off or you just want to see the incredible setups other people have, you’ll find it at Pigeon Forge car shows! Here are 5 Pigeon Forge car shows to attend this spring:

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5 Ways to Have the Perfect Pigeon Forge Christmas

If you’re coming to the Smokies this holiday season, you’ll have access to so many fun Christmas activities that you may not even know where to start! The Pigeon Forge area is magical during this time of year. From the gorgeous Winterfest lights to the parades and more, you don’t want to miss Christmas time in the Smoky Mountains! Here are 5 ways to have the perfect Pigeon Forge Christmas:

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Say It Ain’t Snow: A Complete Guide to Smoky Mountain Winterfest

Winter is the most magical time of the year in the Smoky Mountains! A winter wonderland comes to life to create a memorable experience across Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville as part of Smoky Mountain Winterfest! More than 5 million Christmas lights decorate the streets of these cities to create mind-blowing displays that put you in the holiday spirit! Here is your complete guide to Smoky Mountain Winterfest:

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Christmas Parades in the East Tennessee Smokies

If you’ve never experienced Winterfest in the Smokies, you won’t want to miss out on it this year! You’ll find all kinds of amazing lights along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge and the Strip in Gatlinburg. There are special holiday shows you can enjoy watching, and you will definitely want to watch are the parades! Keep reading to find out more about the Christmas parades in the Smokies:

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Top 5 Things to Do During Winterfest in the Smoky Mountains

Will you be in town during the holidays? You may be wondering about things to do during Winterfest in the Smoky Mountains, and we want to share some of the top ones with you! From seeing beautiful lights to enjoying an amazing show, you have plenty of fun activities to try! Here are the top 5 things to do during Winterfest in the Smoky Mountains:

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Wears Valley Fall Fest 2019

Who doesn’t love a Fall festival in the Smoky Mountains? Wears Valley will be continuing its tradition of presenting one awesome Autumn jubilee out in the heart of the Smoky Mountains in October with the Wears Valley Fall Fest! This year, the Wears Valley Fall Fest is going on between October 18th to the October 20th.

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Winterfest Surprise Update

Some surprise news about Winterfest this year as reported by “SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) — Sevier County leaders announced they’ll delay the start of Smoky Mountain Winterfest this year.

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Pigeon Forge Car Shows 2019

The September “Rod Runs”, as we refer to in local parlance, is actually two different Rod Runs that we have running one week and then another. If you’ve been to the Spring Rod Run in Pigeon Forge, it’s basically that except with double the length.

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Spring Rod Run 2019

The cars are already coming into town and we all know what that means – the Spring Rod Run for 2019 is beginning in the Smokies!

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Christmas Parade Extravaganza

The turkey’s been cooked, the potatoes’ been mashed, the corn’s been hashed and the feast has come. It was another wonderful Thanksgiving for us and many others for 2018 and now the only thing we have left to think about there is the last of the cleanup. Now we put our attention towards the Christmas celebrations in the Smokies, and the first real activities that bring the Christmas spirit to life in December will be the handful of parades that we can look forward to.