Award-Winning D&S Distilling Co. to Open Tasting Room in Sevierville

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A brand new distillery is officially setting up shop in the Smoky Mountains! We’re excited to report that D&S Distilling Co. is expected to open a tasting room in Sevierville, TN in November 2018. Serving hand-crafted cocktails, the eagerly anticipated bar will showcase the critically acclaimed spirits produced by the master distillers at D&S.Continue Reading

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Bladesmith from Pigeon Forge Shop Appears on History Channel’s “Knife or Death”

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One of Pigeon Forge’s most talented artisans recently appeared on the hit show Knife or Death! Dave Martin of Iron Mountain Metal Craft, a blacksmith shop located near The Old Mill, was a contestant on the History Channel’s popular metalworking and blade-wielding competition. In the October 17th episode “Enter the Yatagan,” Martin competed alongside the nation’s best bladesmiths and martial artists for the chance to advance to the series finale.Continue Reading

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Dolly’s Niece “Jada Star” and Dollywood Performer “Barry J” Release Their Debut Album

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Dollywood is quickly becoming a mini-Nashville when it comes to developing musical talent! Rising stars Carly Pearce and Heidi Parton both got her start singing at Dollywood, and now a brand new music duo from the Pigeon Forge theme park is making a splash on the country scene. This October, Jada Anderson and Barry Jobe, two of Dollywood’s most talented performers, released their debut album, “Long Way Home.”Continue Reading

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Indoor “Drive-In” Movie Theater Coming to Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge is getting its own drive-in theater! Talk of bringing a new indoor “drive-in” theater to the Smoky Mountains has everyone excited, and we are happy to share the news that plans are moving forward! Get all the details on what we know about the much-buzzed-about August Moon Drive-In.Continue Reading

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Black Bear Steals Bagged Lunch from Truck in Gatlinburg [Video Included!]

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If you need a reminder of why you should always lock your car doors, we have just the video! Last week, a construction site in Gatlinburg was visited by a hungry black bear who decided to help himself to whatever goodies he could find inside one of the crew member’s trucks. The entire incident was captured on video and has since become a viral sensation on the internet.Continue Reading

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7 Exciting New Restaurants in Gatlinburg and the Smokies

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If you’re anything like us, dining out is one of your favorite parts of being on vacation! We’re excited to report that visitors to Gatlinburg, TN will find a number of recently opened eateries to try during their next getaway. To help you make the most of your escape, we have put together a handy guide to seven of the best new restaurants in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains.Continue Reading

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Dollywood Wins Budget Travel Award for “Best Value Theme Park”

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The popular website BudgetTravel.com recently announced the winners for the first annual “Budget Travel Awards,” and we’re excited to report that our favorite theme park made the grade! Dollywood took home the award for “Best Value Theme Park,” beating out hundreds of other attractions.Continue Reading

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“The Voice” Winner Chris Blue to Star in Smoky Mountain Opry Show

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Fans of The Voice will definitely want to plan a trip to Pigeon Forge, TN in the coming months! From November 1, 2018 – January 5, 2019, Voice winner Chris Blue will star in “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry.” Featuring holiday music, singing, dancing, and even more wonderful entertainment, the Christmas show at the Smoky Mountain Opry is the perfect showcase for Chris Blue’s immense talent. Read on to learn more about the Smoky Mountain Opry Show and Blue’s personal connection to the Pigeon Forge theater.Continue Reading

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Bald Eagle Released in Smoky Mountains to Honor Fallen U.S. Marine

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As summer draws to a close, we wanted to revisit one of the most moving events that took place in the Smoky Mountains this season. On July 26, 2018, the American Eagle Foundation released a juvenile bald eagle on Douglas Lake to honor Lance Corporal Jason Redifer, who was killed in action while serving in Iraq in 2005. Jason’s parents named the eagle “My Brother’s Keeper” and attended the release ceremony with a group of local veterans. Read on to learn how this fitting tribute to a fallen hero came to be.Continue Reading

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Rhonda Vincent to Headline Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival in Smoky Mountains

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Some of the very best bluegrass performers in the world are coming to Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains! This September, the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival will return to Kodak, TN for another year of amazing music, food, and fun. The Grammy Award-winning band Rhonda Vincent & The Rage will headline the three-day festival, which will include performances from 15 different bluegrass acts. To help you make the most of your next vacation in Sevier County, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to everything you need to know about the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival.Continue Reading

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