2010 University of Tennessee Volunteers Football Schedule

The official 2010 University of Tennessee Football Schedule for the 2010 Vols football season. Includes dates, opponents, television schedules, and more for the 2010 UT Vols college football schedule! Buy Tennessee football tickets as well!

The 2010 University of Tennessee football season is bound to be an exciting one with the new coach, Derek Dooley, defensive coordinator, Justin Wilcox, and the rest of the all-star coaching staff Dooley has assembled. We have exactly what you’re looking for! Below you will find the complete 2010 University of Tennessee football schedule that lists all of the dates, who the Vols play, when is kickoff, what channel the game will be on television, and more! Some of the times and channels will become available as the Vols football season progresses, so bookmark this page, share it with your friends, and enjoy the 2010 UT Vols football season! If you’re into UT football, then you love hearing “It’s football time in Tennessee”!

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2010 University of Tennessee Football Schedule

Date Opponent Time/TV Schedule
9/04/10 Tennessee-Martin TBA
9/11/10 Oregon TBA
9/18/10 Florida TBA
9/25/10 UAB TBA
10/02/10 at LSU TBA
10/09/10 at Georgia TBA
10/23/10 Alabama TBA
10/30/10 at South Carolina TBA
11/06/10 at Memphis TBA
11/13/10 Mississippi TBA
11/20/10 at Vanderbilt TBA
11/27/10 Kentucky TBA
12/04/10 SEC Championship TBA
All Times Eastern
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Hilda the Goat at Black Bear Jamboree

Experience Hilda the Goat at Black Bear Jamboree in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Show is entertainment and great food for the entire family!

*Now the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

The pre-show at the Black Bear Jamboree in Pigeon Forge, TN has a brand new star. Hilda the Goat is a “live animation” that can actually interact with the audience. Hilda lights up smiles on the faces of audience members of all ages as he asks questions, answers questions, and even pulls some pranks. The Black Bear Jamboree is the only place to experience a live animation such as this anywhere in the area. If you’re looking for a unique experience during your Pigeon Forge, Tennessee vacation then be sure to visit the Black Bear Jamboree to experience Hilda the Goat!

Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Show
119 Music Road
Pigeon Forge, TN

Sherwood Forest Cabin Rentals

Sherwood Forest Resort offers luxury cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge, TN with cabins ranging from 1-6 bedrooms. These luxury cabins feature gamerooms, kitchens, hot tubs, incredible views of the Great Smoky Mountains, and more!

If you’re looking for cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge that are close to the parkway yet far enough away to enjoy some peace and quiet, then be sure to check out Sherwood Forest Cabin Rentals in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. With so many cabin rental companies to choose from that claim to be “minutes” from downtown, Sherwood Forest Cabins is one of the few that really is close to the action. The mountain resort is located a short distance off the Parkway near stoplight #10 just before the “spur” leading to Gatlinburg TN. Their cabins range from 1 bedroom to 6 and can accommodate anyone from a romantic getaway cabin for two all the way up to cabin rentals for family reunions.

Sherwood Forest Cabin Rentals in Pigeon Forge TNSherwood Forest offers an assortment of Pigeon Forge cabin rentals with exceptional mountain views. These Pigeon Forge cabins are also located near Gatlinburg, TN and the Great Smoky Mountains. Many of these luxury log cabins come equipped with king size bed, pool table, hot tub, indoor whirlpool, fireplace in bedroom, fully equipped kitchen, washer and dryer, and more!

Sherwood Forest Cabin Rentals in Pigeon Forge TNThe gamerooms in some of these cabins will easily entertain you and your family during your vacation, which can save you lots of money that you’d spend elsewhere! Some of the cabins have pool tables and foosball (table soccer) tables! This is the perfect idea if you plan on bringing children (especially teens) on your vacation. HIGHLY recommended!

Sherwood Forest Cabin Rentals in Pigeon Forge TNSit back and enjoy the peaceful glow of the fireplace in your personal cabin as the mountain views surround you right off the porch. If you’re needing a break from the craziness in your life, then Sherwood Forest Rentals has the peaceful escape you’re longing for. Your relaxing Smoky Mountain vacation begins right here.

Sherwood Forest Cabin Rentals in Pigeon Forge TNThe views from some of Sherwood Forest’s cabins in Pigeon Forge are simply breathtaking. Imagine sitting on your porch in the cabin pictured to the right, sipping your morning cup of coffee high above the fog of the Great Smoky Mountains. Simply amazing! Definitely look into Sherwood Forest Resort cabin rentals for your next vacation to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, or the surrounding Great Smoky Mountains.

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Avoid the Flu and other Illness During Your Vacation

Tips on how to avoid getting sick while on vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and other tourist towns. Avoid the flu and other illnesses and still have a great time!

During the week of February 11, 2008 Pigeon Forge, TN had an outbreak of the annoying influenza virus better known as the “flu” but known to locals as the “crud”. With the tourism nature of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee it is easier to catch this nasty bug than your normal hometown. You may make the decision to avoid Pigeon Forge altogether, but you don’t have to. You can still have a great vacation and make it home just as healthy as you left…maybe more tired, but at least illness-free!

Here are a few tips to help you avoid the flu and other illnesses while on vacation in Pigeon Forge.

    1. Avoid buffets of any kind (breakfast, salad, hot-bar, dessert, etc). Touching the same spoons and things as many other people (especially while eating) can increase your risk of getting the “crud” as we call it.
    2. Pack hand-sanitizer…a simple, pocket-sized version is a great thing to have!
    3. Get PLENTLY of sleep….don’t over-exert yourself on your vacation…plan enough to do, but not too much. You may also want to stay away from the parkway to avoid noise if that affects your sleep.
    4. Drink plenty of water…stay hydrated…this helps flush out as much as possible. Avoid alcohol as this can weaken your immune system..and water is cheaper anyway, so there’s a tip to stay healthy and save money all in one…free of charge!
    5. Speaking of alcohol, avoid bars and “stuffy” places. You’ll wish you had a hangover if you catch the flu after a night on the town.
    6. Avoid attractions and arcades where you handle things such as steering wheels, joysticks, whack-a-mole handles, etc. The less you touch, the better chance you have of not getting sick.
    7. Keep your kids out of activities that involve physical interaction with other kids. They may hate you at the time and you may never be thanked, but you’ll thank yourself when you’re not up all night with a crying, screaming child. You know who you are.

Most of all, have a great time! There is plenty of fun to be had even with cutting out certain activities. Just be cautious and conscious of what you and your family are doing and have a wonderful time in Pigeon Forge, TN! If you have suggestions on activities to do that are relatively healthy and safe for the family, please share them in the comment section below!

Cheap Hotel Rates on Signs are Honored

Hotels and motels in Pigeon Forge, TN are now required to honor the cheap rates on hotel rooms that are advertised on their signs to all visitors.

Have you ever seen cheap rates on hotel rooms in Pigeon Forge, TN posted on signs in front of the hotels and proceeded to try and book a room only to discover they don’t have any rooms available at that price? No hotel owners will admit to it, but this was a “bait & switch” tactic used for years to lure visitors in and then offer more expensive rooms. Sure, they may have rooms at that price (sometimes only one room), but it was often extremely difficult to find a room at the price advertised on the sign. Needless to say, this frustrated numerous visitors and was the core of a lot of complaints the city receives every year from visitors to Pigeon Forge. Fortunately, the city listens…and takes action.

As of Monday, November 26, 2007 an ordinance was passed that requires hotels & motels in Pigeon Forge, TN to have a room available at the rate that is advertised on the sign. If they fail to offer a room at the advertised price, then the hotel will be issued a $50 fine for each infraction.

What does this mean for you? This is a great piece of information to take with you during your next visit. You can confidently walk into any hotel ready to negotiate, because a $50 fine will often not be worth the hotel’s time of turning you away or trying to talk you into a more expensive room. If you mention calling the city about their deceptive practice and the $50 fine, their tune should change. If they fail to offer you the advertised rate, call the department of tourism at 1-800-251-9100 or locally in Pigeon Forge at (865) 453-8574.

We want you to have the best possible vacation in Pigeon Forge, TN and will continue to share all insider tips that will give you the knowledge needed to enjoy your getaway! Be sure to sign up with our email newsletter using the form to the right and we’ll keep you informed on the latest tips, discounts, and reviews about Pigeon Forge. Also, be sure to check out Inside Gatlinburg, TN for tips on visiting Gatlinburg.

Pigeon Forge Lodging Tips

A list of tips for hotels, campground, RV Parks, chalets, and cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge, TN. Find the best places to stay in Pigeon Forge and how to get the best deals.

The Inside Pigeon Forge Getaway Giveaway contest provided a load of amazing tips for visiting Pigeon Forge. A large chunk was specifically Pigeon Forge Lodging Tips with all sorts of information about cabin rentals, chalets, campgrounds, hotels, RV parks, etc. The tips included the best places to stay, how to save money, the best spots to ask for at campgrounds, and more. The best Pigeon Forge lodging tips have been compiled below into one list with the authors’ forum names below each of their comments. If you plan on staying in Pigeon Forge, TN then you’ll want to read through these tips! If you plan on staying at a campground, be sure to check out our article with a list and tips for campgrounds in Pigeon Forge.

“We love to stay at the Hemlock Hills Cabins! They are absolutely luxurious and comfortable at the same time!”

“When visiting Pigeon Forge and traveling via the RV lifestyle one of the best campgrounds to visit is the RiverEdge Campground . It close enough to everything and far enough out that you do not feel crowded and as anyone knows that has an RV you cannot go wrong in a crowd of other campers.”

“There are lots of places to stay at great prices for the family, but for us big groups, we like to stay in the chalets. We stay at several chalets that are together and each troop has their own. That way we can cook some meals in and eat some meals out. They also enjoy the pool table, hot tub, and other things in the chalets.”

“If you are traveling to Pigeon Forge in a camper then I have a tip for you! We stayed at Creekside RV Park last year and we really liked it. Their website is http://www.creeksidervpark.com

The sites are kind of tight and may not be easy to get into. Other than that we liked the park. There are some sites on Walden Creek which runs behind the campground. There is a small playset for the children and also a basketball goal. There is a grassy area next to the creek where you can walk.

The trolley also picks up in this campground — directly from your site. You will have to transfer to another trolley at the main station but at least it gets you there.

This campground is not on the main strip so it is much quieter. Also, not far from the campground (about 18 miles) are some beautiful caverns that we visited. You use the same road that the campground is on to get there, IIRC. Here is the website: http://www.tuckaleecheecaverns.com

When taking a large group – rent a cabin instead of getting several motel rooms. I am a youth leader at my church, and at least once a year we take our youth (teenagers) to a religious convention in Gatlinburg, but we stay in Pigeon Forge. We have found that it is a much better idea to rent one cabin for 20 people rather than rent 5 motel rooms (cheaper too). The view from the cabins is awesome, and people are not one on top of the other. There are a lot of little spots were you can walk to and reflect on the world around you. Instead of going out for all our meals we have a big kitchen, and a grill, instead of spending a lot of time wondering around trying to entertain everyone, we get a cabin with a game room, hot tub, and tv/vcr/dvd players. This allows the youth to have their own space, but we don’t have to worry as much about where they are at. We rent the cabin from Hidden Mountain Resorts, we have stayed in two different ones and both were very nice, and the staff was wonderful.”

We rent the largest mountain cabin and everyone splits the cost; we usually spend $15 per night…that’s a great deal! Besides, this is the best way to spend quality time with family and friends that you haven’t seen in a while. Saving on accommodation expenses lets you enjoy all the attractions and events that Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg has to offer.”

We especially enjoyed National Parks Resort Lodge, Schular Inn, and Smokey Shadows in Pigeon Forge. In Gatlinburg we like to stay at Midtown Lodge. It’s right on the strip. We also stayed at Gatlinburg Inn, which is nice if you don’t have children. They are pretty picky about things…they wont let you bring in any food from the outside. So, no pizza or leftovers please. But it is a beautiful and very well maintained Inn. And the women that run it are wonderful. We faithfully used to stay at Ledwell Motel at stop light #8 in Gatlinburg but it has been bought out by Sidney James. We have not been back but I am sure it is just as nice as before. We just took that opportunity to try some new places. We were very fond of the owners of The Ledwell and the way it was maintained. I guess were afraid it won’t be the same…crazy I know. Any of the cabin rentals are a good bet. They are all so nice. We rented from Cove Mountain. There cabins are located anywhere from 10-20 minutes from Pigeon Forge. They are really nice and they don’t charge you all of the crazy fees that most of them do.”

We have stayed at Riverside Motor Lodge during these visits and have loved it there. The rooms are very clean and the service is great. Most of the rooms have a jacuzzi in the room and a fireplace, and the decor is not just the run of the mill motel drab. It is “homey” and very nice. It is located right in the middle of Parkway and is within walking distance of just about everything. The prices are very reasonable and even a lot less than some of the local places, even though they offer so much. There is a swimming pool also. Be sure to stay there if you go to Pigeon Forge. You will not be sorry.”

“We very seldom book our hotel room in advance . My tip would be to go there when there are no major events going on, and you’d be sure to find reasonably priced accommodation.”

We have stayed at the Mountain Breeze Motel during most of our trips. It’s clean and the rates are reasonable, and it’s nice sitting on the balcony at night watching all the traffic go by. You can get some great deals online, and from coupon books, some even give you free nights if you stay so many days.”

“We make a reservation at one of the beautiful cabins, my favorite was the cabins at Mountain Top. Beautiful views and close to everything.”

If you have other tips for places to stay in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee then please share them in the comment section below! Also, be sure to check out the top 10 Gatlinburg hotels list.

Pigeon Forge Tips Contest – Another Winner!

The Inside Pigeon Forge Getaway Giveaway ended up being an incredible resource for anyone interested in visiting Pigeon Forge, TN. The tips & ideas submitted were GREAT, which made this contest extremely difficult to judge! In the end, 1 person won the grand prize of 24 show tickets while two other entrants were awarded some tickets as well.

There was, however, another person who submitted numerous tips throughout the forum that we felt was also deserving of the grand prize. His tips & ideas have been incredibly helpful and we wanted to recognize him with the same package of 4 tickets to each of 6 different Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group shows for a total of 24 tickets. The folks at Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group were very generous and provided another set of complimentary passes to see their shows!!! WOW!

There will be more contests coming up here at Inside Pigeon Forge, so join the newsletter by using the sign-up box to the right to be among the first notified!

We would like to give an extra special “Thank You” to everyone that participated in the Inside Pigeon Forge Getaway Giveaway and providing amazing tips for visiting Pigeon Forge, TN. We are also extremely grateful to the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group for their generosity. If you haven’t seen their shows, then you’re missing out! The next time you come to Pigeon Forge, make it a point to experience any of their shows as they are all family friendly and will leave you laughing, clapping, smiling, and fed! Visit the websites for each of their shows by clicking any of the logos below.

Winner of the Pigeon Forge Getaway Giveaway

The first of many contests at Inside Pigeon Forge has come to an end and it has simply been incredible! For those of you that didn’t enter or aren’t aware of what it was, we asked for the best tips for visiting Pigeon Forge to be posted in the new Inside Pigeon Forge forums. The person with the best tips would receive a bundle of 4 tickets to each of 6 different shows…for a total of 24 tickets worth over $600! What resulted was an amazing list of ideas, tips, reviews, etc that make visiting Pigeon Forge, TN so enjoyable. In this contest, everyone is a winner as this list of tips is simply priceless. I wish more visitors knew these tips…so start spreading the word and sharing this with anyone that may be visiting the Smoky Mountains!

So for those of you that did enter the contest, I’m sure you’re wanting to know who won! I have to admit…you sure didn’t make it easy on the judges…these tips are great! In the end though, we had to choose one person to award the Inside Pigeon Forge Getaway Giveaway. That lucky person is……….drum roll…….

The winner of the Inside Pigeon Forge Getaway Giveaway is “chellek24” (That’s the name given on the forum) for post #111!!!!

Chellek24 will receive:

4 tickets to 6 shows = 24 tickets total!


Total Value = $673.48!

So what made chellek24’s post the winner? The tips went an extra step beyond where to go and what to do. Extra tips were given on almost every suggestion that was made. As she recommended the Old Mill Restaurant, she went a step further and mentioned it being cheaper to eat there during the week and all of the food one would get. When the Comedy Barn was mentioned, she provided a tip of buying the souvenir keychain to save money down the road. Then she suggested Magic Beyond Belief and how to get free popcorn. She also mentioned that parking is free in Pigeon Forge as opposed to most places in Gatlinburg where you have to pay…and then made the suggestion of riding the trolley as an alternative…a great suggestion to a common complaint in the area. Congrats chelle24!

View Chellek24’s winning tips & ideas

MORE WINNERS! – The insiders were touched by two special posts and wanted to take this contest a step further and do something for them as well. The first person selected is Glenna Gamble who recently lost a close family member during their vacation. Glenna wrote, “I’m praying that this year we can do something extra special that will keep Mom’s mind occupied and not thinking so much of last year.” The insiders wanted to help with this and the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group donated more tickets for these special people. Glenna will be receiving 4 adult passes to Black Bear Jamboree, The Miracle Theater, and the Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show…12 passed in all!

The next person selected is Misty Pensinger who is 40 years old and just recently started talking to her Dad. Misty will be taking a trip to Pigeon Forge with her Dad and Step Mom for the first time and they will now have 3 tickets to Black Bear Jamboree, The Miracle Theater, and the Blackwood Breakfast Variety Show (9 tickets total). This should give Misty and her family plenty of memories for what is sure to be an incredible vacation.

Finally, thank you to everyone that submitted tips for this contest. The ideas given are so valuable to anyone looking to visit Pigeon Forge. I encourage everyone to read through the tips as there are guaranteed to be ideas that you hadn’t thought of or heard before. I know the insiders learned quite a few things we had never known! This is the first of many contests to come, so check out the website and participate in the forums often as those will be the places to find clues leading up to the next contest!

A special THANK YOU goes to the Fee/Hedrick Family Entertainment Group who provided the tickets for this contest. Their shows are all family friendly and highly recommended.

Pigeon Forge Getaway Contest Has Ended

The Inside Pigeon Forge Getaway Giveaway contest has been one of the most interesting & valuable contests I have ever witnessed! The insiders here have been blown away by the incredible tips & ideas that you all have provided! We thought we knew all there was to know about Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, but you’ve uncovered so many tips that we had never thought of!!

Now that you’ve done your part, it’s time for the judges to do ours. We’ll be narrowing down the best tips over the next few days and then we’ll pick one lucky person to award this amazing Pigeon Forge Getaway package of show tickets worth over $600!

Stay tuned for the announcement…it may just be you!!!

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