6 Annual Events at the LeConte Center Pigeon Forge TN That You Don’t Want to Miss

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Each year, the Leconte Center Pigeon Forge TN hosts some of the area’s most popular events! From car shows to concerts, the LeConte Center is a natural fit for large gatherings, with its 232,000 square foot facility and incomparable location along the Little Pigeon River. If you’re going to be visiting Pigeon Forge, you will definitely want to attend one of the following annual events at the LeConte Center:

Popular Events at the LeConte Center Pigeon Forge TN

Great Smoky Mountain Jeep InvasionA Jeep in the woods.

If you are a Jeep owner or enthusiast, you will love the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion in August! Highlights of the event include the Jeep Show in the Leconte Center’s parking lot and the great collection of vendors in the Main Hall. Over 2,500 vehicles and 5,000 guests typically attend, so Jeep fans will be in good company.    

Fall Grand Rod Run

The Fall Grand Rod Run is one of the very best car shows in Pigeon Forge. This September event features a stunning variety of classic cars, door prizes, awards for the best hot rods, and an enormous swap meet. Seeing the parade of vintage vehicles make their way to the LeConte Center is truly a sight to behold!    

National Quartet Convention

Typically held in late September and early October, the National Quartet Convention is one of the largest gospel music events in the country. This week long festival features almost 300 gospel artists, 500 exhibitors, and 40,000 attendees from 40 different states.

A woman making a quilt.A Mountain Quiltfest

Each March, thousands of quilters descend on the LeConte Center Pigeon Forge TN for A Mountain Quiltfest. This hugely popular event offers quilting classes for all abilities and big prizes for the winners of the festival’s quilting competitions.

Spring Grand Rod Run

The Spring Grand Rod Run in April is another awesome car show in Pigeon Forge. Hot rod owners and fans from around the nation come to the LeConte Center to admire each other’s cars, browse the offerings from numerous vendors, and compete for prizes.

Wilderness Wildlife WeekA black bear cub with his paws on a tree.

In May, Wilderness Wildlife Week offers a behind the scenes look at the Great Smoky Mountains. Attendees can choose from numerous workshops, hikes, exhibits, classes, and other events celebrating the Smokies. The outdoor activities are held in the national park, while the indoor activities take place at the LeConte Center.

About the LeConte Center Pigeon Forge TN

Since opening in October 2013, the LeConte Center has quickly become one of the top event venues in the Southeast. When you visit the convention center, it’s not hard to see how the building got its name. The venue offers breathtaking views of Mount LeConte, the highest peak completely in the state of Tennessee!

LeConte Center Location

The LeConte Center is located at 2986 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37862. Situated right off the Parkway, the convention center is just a 4 minute drive from both The Island shopping complex and The Old Mill.

Cars parked in a lot.Parking at the LeConte Center

Finding parking at the LeConte Center Pigeon Forge TN is never a problem, because the municipal lot adjacent to the venue offers 1,600 free spaces. There are even complimentary trams to take guests back and forth from the parking lot to the LeConte Center’s main entrance!

Want to stay up to date on everything going on at the LeConte Center and the rest of the area? Bookmark our Pigeon Forge Events Calendar and never miss another convention or festival again!  

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