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Harvest pumpkins and pineconeThe Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is the go-to festival in the Fall. You don’t have to look far when you are trying to find the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains during your vacation. The towns of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg unite to provide residents and visitors with the very best the area has to offer.

Cartoon shark saying hiThose lovable rubber sharks are back! The latest running of the Great Gatlinburg Shark Race will be held Saturday, September 21 at 3 p.m. Competitors in this popular event will race rubber sharks by dropping them in the Little Pigeon River. Hosted by Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, the Great Gatlinburg Shark Race has been a great benefit to the community and the charities it has supported.

Three clear moonshine jarsIf you have a passion for fast cars and homemade moonshine, the Fast Cars N Mason Jars Moonshine Festival is one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg, TN. The festival begins on September 26th, and ends on the 28th. The races will take place at the Moonshine Holler, which can be found within the Ole Smoky Moonshine parking lot. When you visit the Holler, be sure to take a gander at some of the surrounding images and art while you enjoy a variety of "moonshine cars".

Grandma waving American flag at paradeIt’s almost time to once again celebrate America’s independence, and what better way for you and your family to celebrate than in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. With parades at midnight, water raft races and a huge fireworks display, all with the Smoky Mountains in the background, nothing compares to a July Fourth Gatlinburg celebration. 

View of downtown GatlinburgFamily Fest in the Smokies is a great setting for family fun and bonding. Held in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains, Family Fest is three days of music and entertainment the whole family will love. It all takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Enjoy gospel music’s most popular artists along with morning worship and concerts in the evenings.

Vintage style photo of wildflowersThe Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is a wonderful five day event held annually in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the fauna and wildflowers found in this area during the springtime. Visitors can enjoy motorcade tours, historical walks, indoor seminars, and art classes. Held from April 23rd to the 27th, it is mostly outdoors, but some activities are inside the Gatlinburg area venues as well.

There are few places in Tennessee better than Gatlinburg to get a feel of the fresh spring air of the Great Smokey Mountains. For those who want to experience the picturesque town and the Smokies at a faster pace, give the Gatlinburg Gateway Triathlon a try, or cheer them on if you prefer the sidelines. The sprint-tri race is perfect for new competitors to triathlons while providing plenty of challenges for the seasoned athlete. The fifth annual Gatlinburg Gateway Triathlon takes place Apr. 13 beginning at 8:15 a.m. The

Known as an optimal getaway location due to its proximity to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, also strives to keep Appalachian history and culture alive. The city features numerous annual events throughout the year, which offer unique and exciting experiences that cannot be found anywhere else. The Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales Event is one such experience, where visitors can not only shop, eat and enjoy the nightlife of downtown Gatlinburg, but also interact with a bit of Appalachian history and culture. The Smoky Mountain Tunes and

The Smoky Mountain Springfest 2013 happens from March 12 until June 2, and this is definitely one of the best times of year to explore the wonders of the mountainous areas in and around Gatlinburg, Tennessee. You will have so many choices of activities including those that involve nature, culture or sport. One of the true treasures of Gatlinburg is The Little Pigeon River that runs directly through the city. In fact, many fishermen go there so that they can use their fly-rods as they seek peace and

Travel to Gatlinburg, Tennessee to revel in the rich offerings of the Norton Shows. Discover an apparel, jewelry and fit show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center that has something to intrigue everyone. Whether you are an avid art and fashion aficionado or are simply curious about the offerings of the Tennessee destination, discover a place that provides a bevy of items from all over the world to satisfy your shopping and travel needs. Know that the Norton Show breathlessly transforms your visit to Gatlinburg. Take advantage of a streamlined

The Tennessee Winter Special Olympics 2013 with be held from January 29 through January 30 at Ober Gatlinburg for it's 28th annual year. Thousands of athletes with disabilities gather at this event to showcase their skills in sporting event competitions. Special Olympic athletes have a real passion for what they do and live up to their highest potentials both on the field and off. Not only are the Special Olympics about competing with one another for medals and prizes, but it is also about having fun, meeting new