Pigeon Forge Chuckwagon Cookoff Brings Cowboy Cuisine to the Smokies

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One of Pigeon Forge’s most unique events is back for another year of food and fun! In March, our Smoky Mountain city will host the annual Chuckwagon Cookoff, a special culinary competition inspired by the cuisine of the Old West. Guests at the event will have the chance to dine on the same dishes that cowboys enjoyed back in the 1800s. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to everything you need to know about the Pigeon Forge Chuckwagon Cookoff. Continue reading

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Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Gets a New Name

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The next time you visit Pigeon Forge, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede will have a new name. Continue reading

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Country Star RaeLynn’s Missing Chihuahua “Dolly” Found in Pigeon Forge

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2018 has been a rollercoaster of emotion for country music star RaeLynn! The Voice alum kicked off the year by performing at The Island in Pigeon Forge’s New Year’s Eve celebration, but all of the excitement proved too much for her pet chihuahua, “Dolly.” When fireworks erupted over Pigeon Forge early in the morning on January 1st, the loud noise frightened little Dolly so much that the dog bolted from the singer’s tour bus. Continue reading

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Season Passes Guarantee a Year Filled with Fun at Your Favorite Smoky Mountain Attractions

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As 2017 comes to a close, it’s important to reflect on all the memories you’ve made throughout the year. Were some of your best memories made in the Smoky Mountains? Ours were too! There are so many incredible Smoky Mountain attractions that provide countless days filled with good times shared with friends and family. With 2018 right around the corner, plan to spend the year making thousands of memories in the Smoky Mountains. Many of the popular attractions offer season passes as ways for frequent visitors to save money on all the fun! Visit My Smokies put together a list of some of the best 2018 deals on the hottest Smoky Mountain attractions. Continue reading

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Everything You Need to Know About the Christmas Show at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures

Everyone loves a good Christmas show in the Smokies. If you’re looking for an exciting high-energy holiday show, then we have the perfect one for you! The Christmas show at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures is a grand production, but especially for the holidays. You’ll get to experience a spectacular night of ice skaters, acrobats, and a hearty holiday feast. It’s one of the best ways to celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with your friends and family. We’ve broken down everything you need to know before you take your seat at this exciting Christmas experience: Continue reading

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This Guy Tried to Eat All of the Food at Dollywood in One Day

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David Landsel was a man on a mission. As a writer for Food & Wine magazine, he was tasked with the enviable job of reviewing the award-winning food at Dollywood. But rather than spacing his dining out over the course of a few days, David mounted a truly ambitious quest. He set out to eat as much of Dollywood’s food as he possibly could in just one day. Some people may call David foolhardy, but here at Visit My Smokies, we just call him a hero. Continue reading

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Top 7 Things to Do with Toddlers in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

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When you’re planning a vacation in the Smokies you’ll want everyone to have a good time and that includes the little ones. There are a lot of activities in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg that the whole family can do. Most attractions allow children 3 and under to get in free with the purchase of an adult ticket. You’ll be able to save money while also creating a vacation itinerary that everyone loves. Here are 7 things to do with toddlers in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Continue reading

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Top 5 Things to Do in Pigeon Forge for Adults

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Pigeon Forge, TN is well known as one of America’s very best family vacation hubs. However, our Smoky Mountain city is also a wonderful destination for adults! Whether you’re in town with a group of friends or you’re enjoying a couple’s escape, Pigeon Forge is jam-packed with fun attractions and activities that you’re sure to love. To help you make the most of your next getaway, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to five awesome things to do in Pigeon Forge for adults. Continue reading

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Dollywood Christmas Festival Extends Dates into January

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Update: Due to popular demand, Dollywood is extending the dates for its Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival! The theme park will now be open on January 2 and January 3, 2018 from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Dollywood originally planned to close for the season on January 1, but many guests asked the theme park to stay open for a few additional days. Lots of schools remain closed for Christmas break in early January, which makes the start of the new year the perfect time for a trip to Pigeon Forge.

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Finally Revealed: The Dollywood Cinnamon Bread Recipe

Dollywood Cinnamon Bread Recipe and the Dollywood Grist Mill.

While Dollywood is most famous for its thrilling rides and world-class entertainment, it is also a great place to enjoy some mouthwatering country cooking! Dollywood currently holds a Golden Ticket Award for having the best food of any theme park in the world. Running the gamut from barbeque to pizza, Dollywood’s restaurants truly have something for everyone. Continue reading

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