2012 Incredible Christmas Place Events

Listing of various Christmas Place events for 2012.

As it gets later in the year, the Smokies not only become a destination for nature-lovers and those of us looking to get in that last getaway before the holidays, it also tends to transform into a shopping mecca. And while most of that is due in large part to places like Tanger Five Oaks Mall, other more regional spots enjoy quite the seasonal traffic. Nowhere is that more apparent than the Incredible Christmas Place.

Just like its name, you can find just about anything having to with the Christmas season at the Christmas Place. And the closer you get to the month of December, the more crowded it gets. From ornaments, to Christmas trees, various holiday statues, cloth, you name name, if it’s related to Christmas they’ve got or they now where to find it. Another draw are their annual events and signings. all year long the Incredible Christmas Place plays host to a slew of events and various signings at the store, such as entertainment events including crafts, sidewalk sales, kid-related activities, and how-to’s like wreath-making.

Below is a list of remaining events for 2012 fall and winter season:

October 20, 11 am – 4 pm – Egyptian Glass Signing
Linda Paul will be at the Christmas Place signing her extraordinary glass art. Some of her most sought after include German glass & paints and a variety of one-of-a-kind glass ornaments, vases, and decorative pieces. Call the Christmas Place, order your piece, and have it held until the event.

October 20-21, 10 am – 4 pm – R.J. McDonald Signing
R.J. McDonald who specializes in Santa paintings and prints will be in store. Meet R.J. get him to sign your own personalized piece of holiday art. As always, if you go ahead and place an order now, we’ll hold until the event.

October 27, TBD – Ne’Qwa Signing with Trieste
Ne’Qwa artist Trieste will be making an appearance at the Incredible Christmas place signing her works.Guests can also view the fine art of painting on the inside of glass ornaments.

November 3, 12:30 – 3 pm – Department 56 Artist Signing
Scott Enter, a village designer will be signing holiday pieces.

November 3-4, 9 am – 5 pm – Department 56 Secondary Market
This big event allows artists to sell retired items from their own personal collections. There will also be a signing event on Saturday, Nov. 3rd as well. To reserve a sale table, contact Teresa Hughes at 1-800-445-3396, ext. 148 for details.

November 15, 2 – 4 pm – Fontanini Nativities Signing with Stefano Fontanini
Stefano Fontanini, one of the founding members of Fontanini will be signing pieces in store. Fontanini nativities are extremely sought after for their lifelike appeal and attention to detail. The Christmas Place has nativity sets, both figures & structures, available in all sizes. So place your order now and we’ll hold it until the event for you at no charge.

November 17, Noon – 2 pm – Christopher Radko Signing with Mario Tare
If glass ornaments are your thing then you won’t want to miss an appearance by Christopher Radko in mid-November. There is also an exclusive ornament available just for this signing, Worth the Wait, Santa waiting to hear the Christmas wishes of the next child.

November 17-18, 10 am – 4 pm – R.J. McDonald Signing
Tennessee artist R.J. McDonald will be signing pieces of his collection of beautiful Santa paintings and prints in store. Have some of R.J.’s artwork personalized just for you, a family member, or anyone special. As always, if you go ahead and place your order now,we’ll hold your piece until the event at no charge.

December 8, 11 am – 4 pm – JingleNog Signing
Melissa Byrne, designer of mouth-blown and hand-painted European glass ornaments, headlines this signing event. Find that perfect Christmas ornament – colorful, classical and intricately detailed, for anyone on your list.

December 15-16, 10 am – 4 pm – R.J. McDonald Signing
R.J. McDonald will be at the store signing his beautiful Santa paintings and prints. Get R.J. to sign a piece of his wonderful artwork and treasure it for years to come. The perfect gift for any friend, family member, or just the person that really enjoys the holidays.

Titanic Attraction is FREE to Teachers in September

Titanic Attraction is FREE to Teachers in September

During the entire month of September, the Titanic attraction in Pigeon Forge is FREE to teachers. Teachers can get a complementary pass and go through the entire attraction as many times as they want during  September after they present their school ID at the ticket office. If you’re a teacher or staff at a school, this is a great opportunity to see what the Titanic attraction in Pigeon Forge has to offer and to discover what it can offer as a potential field trip for your students. It’s also great way to honor all the hard working teachers who are interested in finding out more about the history of Titanic and everything surrounding that fateful day.

By the way, RSVP is required! Teachers of course are free, and any additional guest is charged the regular admission price. Call to reserve today because space is limited! 1-800-381-7670.

If you want to make a day out of it and enjoy some of the area’s other attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Dollywood’s Dixie Stampede, or the Comedy Barn,  check out our combo offers to receive an even greater discount at some of the Smoky Mountains’ most popular attractions: https://www.titanicpigeonforge.com/ticket_date.php




Titanic Attraction
2134 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Fall Events in Pigeon Forge

A list of all of the Pigeon Forge events for the fall season. Experience why fall in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is arguable the best season to visit the Great Smoky Mountains!

The season of fall in Pigeon Forge, TN is one of the most popular, if not the most colorful, times to visit town. With all the leaves changing color in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the crisp & cool air, you could say it’s the most beautiful time to visit. Take into account the variety of events in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and you’ve got a season like no other. The Annual Pigeon Forge Harvest Festival lasts from September 28 to October 29 and features all sorts of events that display the very essence of autumn in the Smoky Mountains. Here are just some of the events that are sure to interest you and everyone else in your family or group.

Fall Displays Throughout Town – Each year, numerous businesses create displays along the parkway that feature scarecrows, cornstalks, pumpkins, flowers, gourds, etc. Many of these are definitely worth taking pictures of as the creativity poured into these are sure to turn your head!

Shades of the Past Car Show – This is the annual Rod Run is the precursor to the following week’s Grand Fall Rod Run along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. But don’t let anyone fool you, the Shades of the Past Rod Run is just as shiny and desirable as the big daddy. Running September 7-8, this gearhead event is sure to bring out the ’57 Chevy’s, Ford Mustangs, Pontiac GTO’s and Dodge Chargers of yesteryear.

Grand Fall Rod Run – This is the car show people mark on their calendars to start the year. If you’re a classic car lover, enthusiast, looking to buy a piece of Detroit muscle, or that hard to find old part, the Grand Fall Rod Run in Pigeon Forge is THE car show to attend. The Parkway in Pigeon Forge as well as in Gatlinburg and in Sevierville are where you’ll find participants in the Grand Fall Rod Run, September 14-15.

Old Mill Heritage Days – Come to Patriot Park and the Old Mill on September 22 for Heritage Days. Take a step back into the Smokies during a much simpler time as guests see quilt demonstrations, experience a petting zoo,  basket making, shop a farmers market and much more! It’s the best of early East Tennessee life in the 18th century as guests learn to make such early American staples as lye soap and apple butter. Bring the whole family to Heritage Days, it’s a town favorite for all ages.

Dollywood National Gospel & Harvest Celebration – Dollywood continues the fall festivities with amazing Southern Gospel throughout the park from October 3 – November 3 featuring over 250 free concerts by performers such as the Isaacs, Karen Peck & New River, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Gold City and so many more! October is absolutely one of the best months to visit Dollywood and the Dollywood National Gospel & Harvest Celebration is a huge reason why. The harvest celebration brings numerous craftsmen into Dollywood to showcase various Appalachian craftmaking such as basket weaving, spinning, fiddle making, wood working, glass blowing, and all sorts of other things sure to amaze all members of your family. Be sure to also check out our tips for visiting Dollywood as well.

As you can see, September and October has lots of events in Pigeon Forge for you and your family to experience the very best of fall in the Great Smoky Mountains. Come experience the cooler weather, colorful landscapes, scents throughout the air, expert craftsmen, and so much more. There are very few places in the world that you can experience a fall season such as this. Be sure to check out our list of the best hotels in Pigeon Forge or even the Pigeon Forge cabin section to find the perfect accommodations. After that, check out our favorite places to eat in Pigeon Forge, TN and experience the very best that Pigeon Forge has to offer!

Pigeon Forge Winterfest (Nov. 6 – Feb. 26)

Information on Pigeon Forge’s most popular winter event. The Pigeon Forge Winterfest is a celebration of winter in the smoky mountains featuring lights, displays, special events, and more in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Pigeon Forge Winterfest in Pigeon Forge TennesseeThe autumn season is an incredible time of year to visit the Smoky Mountains with all of the fall events in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee taking place. The sights, sounds, smells, etc are so unique to this season that just a glimpse provides a wonderful look into the world of Appalachian life. As fall turns into winter, though, many visitors wonder what there is to do in the Great Smoky Mountains, especially Pigeon Forge. Well, look no further than Pigeon Forge’s Winterfest!

This incredible event in Pigeon Forge has received honors from the American Bus Association as being one of the top events in the entire country! You don’t have to take a bus to see why this is an incredible event, though. Just pack up the car and bring the family to Pigeon Forge, TN for the weekend, week, or even month! You’ll soon see why the Pigeon Forge Winterfest is the time to be in the Smokies during the holidays.

As you enter Pigeon Forge, you’ll see light displays from one end of town to the other. The lights throughout the town sparked an idea in the mid-80’s when a couple of city officials visited a town in Virginia that featured light displays that drew in thousands of visitors toward the end of the year. They brought the idea to Pigeon Forge and implemented Winterfest and a program to add more lights each year. What started out as a few thousand lights as grown to over 5 million lights today! The displays seem to get bigger, more detailed, and more awe-inspiring each and every year. The lights are so fascinating that they actually have trolley tours so that people do not have to worry about keeping their eyes on the road! It’s simply an experience that you won’t find hardly anywhere else.

Along with the enormous display of lights, there are also numerous events and festivities taking place in Pigeon Forge, TN throughout the winter. Winterfest officially kicks off this year on November 8 with a ceremony that has traditionally been held at Patriot Park There are numerous events in Pigeon Forge throughout the winter such as Wilderness Wildlife Week, Saddle Up, Cowboy Symphony, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival, New Year’s Eve Celebrations, AppalachiaFest, and many more! Be sure to check out our Pigeon Forge Calendar of Events for more information.

So let’s hear from you! What is your favorite thing to do in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, Tennessee during the winter? Scroll on down this page and post your thoughts in the section below.

Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration (Oct. 3 – Nov. 3)

Dollywood’s Southern Gospel & Harvest Festival is the one event that brings talented performers and crafters alike to Dollywood for one huge fall spectacle.

Fall at Dollywood will lift you up with the biggest Southern gospel festival in the Smokies—four weeks featuring FREE concerts with the park’s National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration!  (All concerts included with Dollywood admission.)

Watch visiting crafters at work throughout the park as the country’s most talented artisans showcase their artistry with up-close demonstrations.  Handmade treasures for the home, unique collectibles and stunning artwork create an impressive craft exhibit you won’t find anywhere else.

Special dishes, all prepared with a taste of fall, showcase some of the harvest season’s most celebrated recipes, including a booth devoted to Dollywood’s signature fried green tomatoes.

Dollywood’s Harvest Celebration Southern Gospel event kicks off Oct. 3 with a night recognizing some of the best the gospel world has come to know and love with the Southern Gospel Music Association Induction Ceremony/Singing News Fan Awards. Tickets can be purchased at SGMA.org. Over the next four weeks, performances will take place throughout Dollywood on five specialty stages – the Celebrity Theater, the Showstreet Theater, Pines Theater, on the Singing News Stage at the Valley Theater & Robert F. Thomas Chapel, and on the Praise 96.3 FM Stage at the Back Porch Theater.

Check out such acts as The Florida Boys, The Isaacs, Mark Bishop, and Guy Penrod at the Celebrity Theater in October. However, be sure to get there early in the month as the venue shuts down Oct. 22 to prepare for Dollywood’s Christmas on Ice. The Showstreet Theater will basically be home to widely renowned gospel group Kingdom Heirs in October with appearances by groups like The Browders and Tribute Quartet late in the month.

Meanwhile, Dreamland Drive-In will give performances at the Pines Theater through October 27 with acts such as Greater Vision, The Crist Family, and The Dixie Melody Boys rounding out a number of groups coming on at the end of the month through November 3. Billy Hodges will call the Robert F. Thomas Chapel home during October while groups like The Tiptons, Mountain Joy, Barry Rowland, and The Murray Family perform on the Singing News Stage at the Valley Theater. The park’s Praise 96.3 FM Stage at the Back Porch Theater will host a number of groups throughout the month, so your best bet is to keep a close eye on the schedule. From Michael Wayne Smith to Heritage Crossing to His Voice to Omega, there’s a wide variety of groups scheduled to be in town.

Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration is sponsored by Humana. Be sure to take notice of the park’s colorful autumn decor when you’re aren’t listening to some of the best gospel performers around. Plus, Dollywood’s restaurants will be serving some of the finest seasonal fare to go around. Visit the park, eat some of the delicious seasonal offerings, peruse the local crafts, and stay for some great gospel.

Dollywood Nights

Dollywood Nights is back again this year as the park looks to close out summer with extended hours from July 30 to August 12.

Dollywood is bringing back the popular “Dollywood Nights” again this year – the annual end of summer celebration in which the park stays open through the evening hours so everyone can get their fill of rides, park food, and shows before settling in for the new school year.

For over one week, from July 30 to August 12, 2012, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge will operate on extended hours till 10 p.m. each evening. Each day, Dollywood will open at 10 a.m. during the Dollywood Nights celebration (except Saturday when the park opens at 9 a.m.) Most rides will operate during the extended hours. Aside from the evening hours during the park’s wintertime Smoky Mountain Christmas festival, Dollywood Nights offers a rare occasion to enjoy Dollywood’s rides, including the award-winning coasters Thunderhead, Mystery Mine and the new Barnstormer thrill ride — in the dark.

“Before school starts and everyone gets back into their routines, we thought Dollywood Nights would be a great time for families to visit Dollywood after work and enjoy the lazy dog days—and nights—of summer in the park,” said Barbara Joines, Dollywood Vice President and General Manager.

A special $25 (plus tax; no discounts apply) admission ticket will be offered exclusively for July 30 to August 12 which provides entry into Dollywood at 5 p.m. until 10 p.m. Dollywood season passes and valid park admission tickets will entitle ticketholders to the extended hours as well.

The number one ticketed attraction in Tennessee, Dollywood is an award-winning 150-acre family adventure park located in Pigeon Forge near the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Open nine months a year, Dollywood hosts four of the South’s largest festivals and offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including the new Barnstormer, Thunderhead, twice named the world’s No. 1 wooden coaster, and Mystery Mine coaster, Theme Park Insider’s 2007 Best New Attraction.

In addition to the 2009 Golden Ticket Award for Best Shows, Dollywood is the recipient of 15 Big E Awards in recognition of the park’s live entertainment which features country, bluegrass, gospel and Appalachian music. The Golden Tickets’ 2007 Publisher’s Pick for best theme park, Dollywood also is a two-time winner of the Golden Ticket Award for Best Christmas Event. In addition, a dozen crafters authentic to the East Tennessee region demonstrate daily. For more information, visit www.dollywood.com. Dollywood’s operating days and hours vary. Visit www.dollywood.com or call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD for more information.

Lumberjack Feud to Host STIHL Timbersports Championships

The Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge will host the STIHL Timbersports championships June 1-3.

The Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge is well known for its performers and their log-cutting expertise. In June, the competition jumps up a notch as the Feud hosts the STIHL® Timbersports® Series US and Collegiate Championships from June 1-3. You can expect sawdust in the air and logs splitting at a high rate of speed as the Feud transforms from a show to a high stakes competition.

The event is being picked up by such national cable outlets as ESPNU, Outdoor Channel and TUFF TV. Tickets to see the event in person can be purchased at the Lumberjack Feud box office or online at LumberjackFeud.com.

“We’re thrilled to host the STIHL Timbersports Series Pro and Collegiate U.S. Championships,” said Rob Scheer, owner and president of the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud in a release. “Since many of our lumberjack performers have also competed in the STIHL Timbersports Series, this opportunity promises to provide fans with a double dose of lumberjack excitement and entertainment.”

Since putting on its first show featuring tree climbing, log rolling, dog jumping, and wood carving events, the Lumberjack Feud has entertained and “wowed” visitors from all corners of the country coming to Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains to see their world-champion lumberjack athletes. The legacy of the American logger is not lost on the Feud with its action-packed show, carving and climbing competitions, and comedy interludes. Continue reading “Lumberjack Feud to Host STIHL Timbersports Championships”

“Saddle-Up!” Western Festival Gears Up for 12th Annual Pigeon Forge Event

Annual event has been listed in American Cowboy Magazine’s list of the “Top 101 Western Events.”

In what has become a staple of Pigeon Forge’s Winterfest (Feb. 23-26), the western-themed “Saddle-Up!” festival will again ride into town this February to a cowboy-lover’s delight.

The four-day festival includes a variety of entertainment, presented the cowboy way, from cowboy poets to concerts by Western musicians.

The Saddle Cats are back for another go-round at Pigeon Forge’s 12th Annual Saddle-Up festival.

“It’s become a really big western-themed event,” said Lila Wilson, Pigeon Forge special events coordinator. “People who grew up watching old western shows and movies seem to really be drawn to the festival, which is now in its tenth year.”

From genuine chuckwagons from the Southeast and beyond at the annual chuckwagon cookoff to Western swing dances, there looks to be something for the Western enthusiast in all of us.

“It’s not that one event is more popular than the next, they’re all pretty popular,” Wilson said. “We bring in the cowboy poets, the western artists and then we wrap up the weekend with a Sunday morning chuckwagon breakfast followed by cowboy church. The chuckwagon cook off is always a big event because each entrant in the cook off competes for prizes.”

With last year’s festival drawing upwards of 2,000 people, Wilson believes Pigeon Forge is likely to see  around the same number of visitors this year.

“People love it, they just love it,” she said. “It’s a niche event and people who are into the old west really turn out for it. It’s an opportunity for people who have fond memories of days gone by when they were kids growing up watching those western shows and reading about cowboys. The excitement is there and we expect a great weekend this year.”


Wednesday February 22

10AM-Noon: Dutch Oven Cornbread Sampling
Kent Rollins
Old Mill Square

Thursday February 23

6PM: Intimate Evening Concerts
R.W. Hampton: Partridge & Pear: $50
Stephanie Davis: Mama’s Farmhouse: $40

Friday February 24

10AM: “Stories & Strings” : Smoky Mountain Guitar Shop

Bobby Black
Richard Chon
Stephanie Davis
Ray Doyle
T. Scot Wilburn
David Wilkie
Keri Lynn Zwicker

“Stories & Strings”: $15 includes Chuckwagon sampling

3PM: Concert: Tennessee Shindig Theatre: $15

Andy Nelson
Ray Doyle
Cowboy Celtic
Chuck Pyle
Saddle Cats

7PM: Concert: Tennessee Shindig Theatre: $15

Andy Nelson
Cal Farley Youth Performer
Kent Rollins
Saddle Cats
R.W. Hampton
Stephanie Davis

Saturday February 25

9AM-2PM: Buckaroo Round Up!: Clabough’s Campground:
FREE: Mechanical bull rides and other activities for the whole family
Tickets for Chuckwagon Cookoff lunch: $10

10:30AM: Entertainment Food Tent: FREE

Andy Nelson
Cal Farley Youth Performer
Ray Doyle
Chuck Pyle

Open mic for cowboy poets

6PM: Concert Tennessee Shindig Theatre: $15

Andy Nelson
Chuck Pyle
Stephanie Davis
Cowboy Celtic
R.W. Hampton

8:30PM: Cowboy Dance: Spirit of the Smokies Condo Lodge Ballroom: Featuring Stephanie Davis and the Roadrunners and special guests: $5

Sunday February 26

8:30AM: Chuckwagon Breakfast at Stages West: $5

10AM: Cowboy Church at Stages West

R.W. Hampton
Andy Nelson
Cal Farley’s Performer
And others

Pigeon Forge 2012 Calendar of Events

Take a look at what there is to do in Pigeon Forge in 2012.


Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights (Jan. 1-13) – Fun Time Trolley Station at Patriot Park. Tours start at 6:30 PM and run Monday – Friday only, costs $5 per person. (865) 453-6444

22nd Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week™ (Jan. 7-14) – Pigeon Forge’s ultimate Smoky Mountain experience, this eight-day, award-winning event with over 200 classes, lectures, workshops and daily hikes into Great Smoky Mountains National Park. (865) 453-8574

Titanic’s 2nd Annual Pigeon Forge Regional Ice Carving Competition (Jan. 14) – Titanic Museum Attraction 1-800-381-7670 or www.titanicpigeonforge.com

Behind the Scenes of James Cameron’s Titanic (Jan. 23 – Dec. 31) – Titanic Museum Attraction 1-800-381-7670 or www.titanicpigeonforge.com


12th Annual Saddle Up! (Feb. 23-26) – Our celebration of the American West features concerts by western musicians and cowboy poets, a chuckwagon cook-off, cowboy church, western swing dance and more. (865) 453-8574


17th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest (March 9-13) – This award-winning event preserves the timeless art of quilting with a quilt show, vendor mall and classes taught by top quilting instructors. Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration begins December 2010. For information call 1-800-251-9100 or visit MountainQuiltfest.com

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations (March 24 – April 30) – Dollywood; for information call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com


Easter Egg Hunt (April 7) – Pigeon Forge Community Center. 1-865-429-7373

Easter Bunny Brunch (April 7) – Old Mill Square. 1-865-428-0771

Easter Bunny (April 7) – The Incredible Christmas Place. 1-865-453-0415

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament (April 7-8) – For information call Greg Ward at 865-661-3474 or visit smokymountaintrouttournament.com

Grand Spring Rod Run (April 12-15) – Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center; for more information call 1-800-251-4444

3rd Annual “Rally in the Forge” Bikefest 2012 – Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center. 1-800-251-4444


11th Anniversary Yellow Mustangs Show (May 3 – 5) – Inn at Christmas Place; for more information call 1-888-465-9644

Southern Pedal Car Show (May 9-11) – Smoky Mountain Convention Center for more info call 1-800-223-6707

27th Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade (May 11) – Grand marshal Dolly Parton leads this parade, a spring tradition that features floats, entertainers, marching bands and more. 6 p.m. (865) 453-8574

Shrine FunFest Parade (May 12) – Pigeon Forge Parkway. Begins at 9am

34th Annual F-100 Supernationals & All Ford Show (May 17-19) – LMC Truck/SUV Parts and Accessories presents the 34th annual F-100 Supernationals and All Ford Show. Lots of great events at this 3-day-long car show including a meet and greet with Sam Memmolo “The Voice of the F-100 Supernationals” The event will take place in the City of Pigeon Forge Municipal Lot. (423) 623-4644, (423) 623-1871, or (423) 465-5855, www.f100supernationals.com

Chevy Classics Car Show – Inn at Christmas Place. 1-888-465-9644

Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass (May 26 – June 10) – For more info call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or visit dollywood.com


Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show (June 8-9) – Music Road Hotel & Convention Center. (865) 379-9595

All Chevy Supernationals (June 15-16) – LMC Truck/SUV Parts and Accessories presents the all new All Chevy Supernationals III at the Pigeon Forge City Municipal Parking Lot. (423) 623-4644, (423) 623-1871,or (423) 465-5855, www.autoshows.cc

Dollywood’s KidsFest (June 22 – July 29) – Dollywood, 1-800-DOLLYWOOD


22nd Annual Patriot Festival (July 4) – Patriot Park. Celebrate America’s independence with food, fun and entertainment. Games, concerts and fireworks round out this free event. (865) 4543-8574

Dollywood Nights (July 30 – Aug. 12) – Celebrate the end of summer at Dollywood with extended hours up until the start of school. 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or www.dollywood.com


Tax Free Weekend (Aug. 3-5) – Enjoy tax-free purchases on certain back to school items. Visit tn.gov/revenue/salestaxholiday

Stringtime in the Smokies (August 4) – Old Mill Square

3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Championship Cornhole Tournament (August 4) – Old Mill Square. (865) 428-0771

Pigeon Forge Midnight 8 K Road Race (August 4) – Pigeon Forge Parkway. (865) 607-8717 or www.ktc.org


Shades of the Past Rod Run XXX (September 7-8) – Dollywood’s Splash Country. (865) 995-2009 or www.shadesofthepast.com

Grand Fall Rod Run (September 15-17) – Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center. 1-800-251-4444

Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration (Sept. 28 – Oct. 29) – Dollywood. 1-800-DOLLYWOOD

9th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day (September 22) – Old Mill Square. (865) 428-0771 or visit oldmillsquare.com

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament (September 29-30) – (865) 661-3474 or visit smokymountaintrouttournament.com

Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair (Sept. 29 – Oct. 27) – Patriot Park for more info call 865-909-3446


17th Annual Harvestfest (October 1-31)


Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas (November 10 – December 30) – Dollywood. 1-800-DOLLYWOOD

23rd Annual Winterfest Kickoff (November 6) – Patriot Park.

Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights (November 6 – December 31) – Fun Time Trolley Station at Patriot Park. Tours start at 6:30PM and run Monday – Friday only, costs $5 per person. (865) 453-6444

Old Mill Square Annual Holiday Open House (November 10) – Old Mill Square. (865) 428-0771 or www.oldmillsquare.com

Turkey Strut Square & Round Dance Festival (November 16-17) – Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center. 1-800-251-4444

Pigeon Forge Community Chorus Holiday Concert (November 18) – For information call 1-800-251-9100 or visit mypigeonforge.com.


31st Annual New Year’s Eve Extravaganza (December 31) – Grand Resort Hotel Convention Center. 1-800-251-4444

New Year’s Eve Celebrations (December 31) – 1-800-251-9100 or (865) 453-8574

WonderWorks Free Teacher Preview Days

Wonder Works Pigeon Forge TN

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During the week of September 25 – October 2, 2011 WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge, TN will be hosting Teacher Preview Days in which teachers and school staff can get up to two free passes by simply showing their school ID at the ticket office. If you’re a teacher or staff at a school, this is a great opportunity to see what WonderWorks has to offer and to discover what it can offer as a potential field trip for your class.

RSVP is required! Teachers +1 guest are free, and any additional guest are $9.99 + tax. Call to reserve today because space is limited! (865) 868-1800.

If you have more than 2 people going or you’re not a teacher or staff member of a school system, you can use one of their official coupons to receive a discount at the door: http://www.wonderworkstn.com/coupons.htm




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