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Cowboy hat, cowboy boots, lasso, and horse shoeFor lovers of black hats, white horses and all things Old-West, there’s no better place to see a full round-up of cowboy entertainment and activities than the Saddle Up event in Pigeon Forge. Running from February 19 to 23, the 14th annual event is planned to be bigger than ever. Visit My Smokies has the full schedule, locations and pricing, so you can be prepared for an inside view of what life was like for early Western Americans.

Big news for the Smoky Mountain sweet heart, Dolly Parton, this week! Along with recently making national news for the big changes announced for her Pigeon Forge amusement park Dollywood, the lovable country music singer is making headlines again with the recent news that she and long-time friend Kenny Rogers were nominated for a Grammy Award.  

Country music setting with cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and guitarDon Williams was just 3-years-old when he first took the stage at a local talent show in his hometown of Floydada, Texas. Since then he has gone on to win five ACM Top Male Vocalist awards, five CMA Male Vocalist of the Year awards, two album of the year awards, and much more. Williams was also inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

The Old Mill in Pigeon ForgeHave you ever wondered what life was like for the original pioneers of East Tennessee? The Old Mill, one of the most popular restaurants in Pigeon Forge, gives visitors the chance to experience this first hand with the tenth annual Old Mill Heritage Day Festival. Showcasing the music, culinary and artistic talent of Smoky Mountain locals, this Pigeon Forge festival pays tribute to the timeless traditions passed down from generation to generation.

Man fishing in the sunsetAre you ready to demonstrate your angling abilities at one of the biggest events for fishing in Pigeon Forge? If so, you’re in luck, because the fall dates for the annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament are coming up soon. During the event, hundreds of fishing enthusiasts will descend on Pigeon Forge for the chance to win one of the many prizes available including, cash, trophies, gift certificates, fishing equipment, and free hotel and motel accommodations.

Soldier saluting American flagImagine being transported 150 years in the past, smack dab in the middle of the Civil War. If you would like to time travel to one of the most significant periods in American history, you are in luck, because the Smoky Mountain Relic Show & Sale will bring Pigeon Forge history to life on August 24th and 25th.

Hosted in the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, the fourth annual Civil War relic show will feature artifacts, activities and entertainment for the whole family. Tickets for both Saturday and Sunday only cost $8.00 for adults and $4.00 for children ages 12 and under. The event will last from 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, and from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Sunday.

Black and white photo of woman's face wearing helmet for car raceGet ready race fans, NASCAR’s leading lady will be making a quick pit stop at the newest attraction in Pigeon Forge before racing to the finish line in Bristol the following weekend. Go Daddy driver Danica Patrick will be at The Island in Pigeon Forge on August 22 from 5-7p.m.