Events in the Smokies

Wears Valley Fall Fest

wears valley fall fest
September 21, 2022

The Wears Valley Fall Fest is an annual event that draws thousands of people to the area to enjoy local crafts and foods along with just soaking in the beauty all around the valley in the autumn season of the year. Wears Valley is surrounded by beautiful mountain vistas and lays in a quiet area that connects Pigeon Forge and Townsend, Tennessee. Wears Valley is a local paradise of small restaurants and craft stores along

What’s New and Fun for Autumn 2022?

September 20, 2022

The communities of the Great Smoky Mountains come alive for autumn. It is a very special time and guests from all over the world visit, sometimes annually, to experience the color, the culture and the fun. The attractions and decorations are varied, nothing compares to the show Mother Nature displays in the leaf change throughout the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. The communities decorate, the amusements have special events, the larger attractions have huge seasonal

Shades of the Past Rod Run

Shadesofthe Past Rod Run
August 27, 2022

What does September mean in East Tennessee? Well, like most of the United States, it means for us kids are ALL back in school by now and that we’re anxious for Autumn to really kick off and our Harvest Festival traditional season can begin. September in the Smokies is not complete without – the September Rod Run season. The Rod Run season is actually two separate car shows in Pigeon Forge (with noticeable overlap to

Winterfest Celebrations in the Smokies

Winterfest
August 25, 2022

Winterfest is a celebration, created by the communities of the Smokies to carry the tourist season further throughout the year. Over 30 years old now, the annual Winterfest Celebration in the Smoky Mountains has become very popular and a family tradition for many. Weekends fill with light viewers and shoppers and those looking to experience a bit of Christmas Magic. Over 5 million lights shine through the season and bring a delightful display of Holiday

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
August 25, 2022

A Smoky Mountain Autumn is pretty fantastic. Temperatures remain warm but not as warm as summer and the more crisp air is a delight to experience in the higher elevations. As the humidity lessens the views of the Smokies improve! Gatlinburg is never more beautiful than during the Harvest Festival. Businesses are challenged to compete for the People’s Choice award for best Fall decorations and it makes the community a delight to be in. Pigeon