One of the best ways to celebrate the changing season is by visiting Dollywood in Pigeon Forge this fall. Dollywood’s Harvest Festival is a great way to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains. Not only will you get to see the brilliant colors of autumn leaves, but you’ll also get to taste fall flavors and bask in the glow of illuminated pumpkins! Here’s everything you need to know about Dollywood’s Harvest Festival in 2023.
Great news! The National Quartet Convention is returning to Pigeon Forge for another exciting year of fun and adventure. Promising to be better and bigger than ever before, this year’s event is sure to be one that you and your family or group will remember for years to come. To help you learn more about this popular Pigeon Forge event, we've given you a detailed analysis of what you will find at the National Quartet Convention.
August is your last chance to enjoy some summer fun in Pigeon Forge! With average highs in the mid-80s and lows in the mid-60s, the weather is perfect for relaxing by the pool and soaking up the sun. In addition to the wonderful climate, August also brings a variety of fun events to the Smoky Mountains. To help you make the most of your vacation, Visit My Smokies has put together a guide to all of the best things to do in Pigeon Forge in August:
Each year, Pigeon Forge gets decked out in red, white, and blue to celebrate Independence Day with the Patriot Festival. This festival hosts live entertainment, activities for kids, delicious food, and a firework show to finish the evening. In the past, several big-name stars in the music industry have made their way to the Smoky Mountains to participate in the event, and this year will be no different. Find out who is the headline act at this year’s Patriot Festival in Pigeon Forge:
Pigeon Forge car shows and rod runs are some of the most popular things to do in the area. Visitors come from all over the country just to see and show their classic cars. In this article, you will find the schedule for all of the upcoming Pigeon Forge car shows and rod runs in 2023 as well as information like cost, how to avoid traffic and where to stay when you visit.
For years you saw her and her fine Southern cooking on the Food Network! Now you can see Paula Deen in Pigeon Forge! Paula and the Deen family will be in attendance and host the first-ever Christmas Tree Lighting Celebration at Lumberjack Feud — the family amusement park with log-rolling, sawing and chopping contests, zip lines and a high ropes course — on November 26th, 2022! Here’s everything to know about Paula Deen visiting Lumberjack Feud for the Christmas tree lighting:
Winterfest 2022 is going to be bigger and brighter than ever, in part due to the new additions being added to the festival. Pigeon Forge announced that this year’s event will debut 20 new outdoor light displays, which will account for over one million LED lights. The headline sculptures can be found at the city’s Riverwalk nature trail. Here is everything you need to know about the new addition to Pigeon Forge Winterfest:
No matter what time of year you decide to visit the Smokies, there are always exciting things happening! From car shows to parades and holiday events, you are sure to find an event around town that appeals to you. However, in the coming weeks, the Smokies are set to host some of the biggest festivals of the entire year! Here are 6 upcoming events in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains you will want to attend:
In addition to all the year round shows and thrill rides, Dollywood also puts on special events throughout the year. If you plan on taking a summer vacation to the Smokies, you will not want to miss this year’s Summer Celebration. It is jam packed with action once again, including fireworks, drone spectacles, shows for kids, and so much more! Here is a complete guide to the Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration event at Dollywood:
On July 4th, Pigeon Forge will be decked out in red, white, and blue to celebrate the 31st annual Patriot Festival at Patriot Park! This yearly event is used to commemorate the birthday of our great nation. In addition to the normal festivities, this year’s event has a special surprise. Continue reading to find out what big name country star is set to headline the 2022 Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival:
It’s springtime in Pigeon Forge, which means it’s time for the annual Music in the Mountains Spring Parade! This family-friendly celebration is completely free for visitors and the best way to celebrate spring in the Smoky Mountains. We’ve got all the details for you below:
We had a celebrity visitor on February 10 in Pigeon Forge! Paula Deen paid a visit to her restaurant in Pigeon Forge to sign autographs and meet with fans. We have all the details on her visit to Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in Pigeon Forge and other celebrity spots you can visit in the area:
Still trying to make your New Year's Eve plans when you come to the Smoky Mountains? Are you looking for an exciting and fun way to ring in the New Year? The Island in Pigeon Forge New Year's Eve will welcome your new year in style! From live performances to incredible fireworks, you'll have a blast ringing in the new year at The Island. Here's everything you need to know about New Year's Eve at The Island in Pigeon Forge:
Have you heard the news? Kanye West is coming to Pigeon Forge! This January, West will be bringing his Sunday Service to the Smoky Mountain area as a part of the Strength to Stand Conference. We’ve got all the details on his visit and how you can register to see him!
Dollywood’s popular Great Pumpkin LumiNights event won one of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards! The event was named the Best Theme Park Halloween Event. Voting is now open, and the winner Read on for more details about the award and Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights.