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Western Event in Pigeon Forge Celebrates Cowboy Lifestyle

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.

Saddle Up is known to bring legendary historians and musicians together to educate and entertain, and this year is no different. Entertainment ranges from humorists to musicians. Included in the performance schedule this year are Red Steagall, Ray Doyle, Brenda Gail, Andy Nelson, Joyce Woodson and Don Edwards.

Most of the event’s activities are to be held at the brand new LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.  Admission to all the presentations and workshops is free, but a few of the meals and concerts include a cost. Events that charge admission or are located outside the Leconte Center are indicated in the full schedule below.

Saddle Up Schedule

February 19, 2014

10:00am – 11:30am  Songwriter’s Workshop

12:00pm – 1:30pm  Cornbread Sampling at the Pottery House Cafe at Old Mill Square

1:00pm – 2:00pm  Western Video/ Photography Presentation

3:00pm – 3:15pm  Saddle Up Sampler

February 20, 2014

10:00am – 11:30am  Fiddle and Guitar Workshop

2:00pm – 3:30pm  Western Dance Class

6:00pm – 8:00pm  Don Edwards Dinner and Concert ($54.88)

6:00pm – 8:00pm  Hot Club of Cowtown Dinner and Concert ($54.88)

February 21, 2014

12:00pm – 1:00pm  Stories and Strings at Smoky Mountain Guitars ($21.95)

2:00pm – 3:30pm  History and Lifestyle of the American Cowboy

3:00pm – 6:45pm  Saddle Up Concert ($21.95)

7:00pm – 9:00pm  Saddle up Concert ($21.95)

3:00pm – 9:00pm  Special Two Day Concert Pass ($60.36)

February 22, 2014

9:00am – 3:00pm  Buckaroo Roundup and Chuck Wagon Cook-Off at Claough’s Campground ($12.50)

6:00pm – 8:00pm  Saddle Up Concert ($21.95)

8:30pm – 10:30pm  Cowboy Dance ($5.00)

February 23, 2014

8:30am – 10:00am  Chuck Wagon Breakfast ($5.00)

10:30 am  Cowboy Church

There’s no better place to meet other Western enthusiasts. This year’s guests will have plenty of time to explore the area between sampling Western-inspired food and learning about about the cowboy lifestyle.

For more information about Saddle Up or any other event in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Sevierville, check out Visit my Smokies’ Event page. Here, you’ll find a calendar of events and detailed information about things going on in the area.