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Wears Valley Festivals & Special Events

Events include Wears Valley, Townsend, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville

JANUARY - FEBRUARY 2016

January 1 through February 29
Smoky Mountain Winterfest
Lots of activities have been planned for your enjoyment.
More Information

January 8-10
RV Super Show
Sevierville Convention Center
202 Gists Creek Rd, Sevierville
Featuring the very latest makes and models of Recreational Vehicles from all of the nation's top manuafacturers. Special factory rebates, financing, and on the spot loan approval. The show will feature a huge parts and accessories exhibit, along with campgrounds, tow vehicles and everything you may need for your next RV vacation. Seminars, Features, and Entertainment.

January 12
Ladies Night at Ober Gatlinburg, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
www.obergatlinburg.com

January 17-18
Smoky Mountain Bible Conference
LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge
Where is the only place that there is no mention of spiritual armor? ... You guessed it, in the BACK. We wonder how many Christians have had their tomorrows robbed from them due to looking back instead of moving forward.
www.strengthtostand.com

January 29-31, 2016
Winter Heritage Festival
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
123 Cromwell Drive, Townsend TN

FREE classes and presentations by Cades Cove Preservation Association at the Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center Auditorium along with two Cast Iron Meals and a Church Service with Gospel Music.
More Information

January 31 - February 2
31st Annual Tennessee Special Olympics Winter Games
Ober Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg TN
www.obergatlinburg.com

February 17-21
16th Annual Saddle Up
Bringing the finest in cowboy and cowgirl entertainers, a chuck wagon cook off, workshops and seminars, a cowboy dance, cowboy church and much more.
Get Tickets


MARCH 2016

March 15-19
A Mountain Quiltfest
LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge
Quilters from various states come together to attend classes that are based on skill level and technique. There is also be a quilt show that displays a large variety of quilts.
More Information

APRIL 2016

April 1-18
Dollywood's Festival of Nations
This year’s event features more than 20 countries, represented through authentic demonstrations of music, dance, food and art. Traditional cuisine and cultural activities offer a glimpse into the traditions of other countries.

April 2-3
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
The 17th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed.
rockytopoutfitter.com

April 12-16
Bronco Truck Show
Townsend Visitor Center

April 15-17
Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
Townsend Visitor Center
The festival will include fiber animal exhibitions, marketplace of vendors, classes, educational demonstrations of spinning, weaving, needlecrafts, dyeing, and many other fiber processes, hands-on projects with children and adults, local artists' work and fiber craft supplies, and information about local fiber activities, groups, businesses, and instructional resources.

MAY 2016

May 1-31
Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!
As part of Smoky Mountain Springfest, May is jam packed with special events and activities for the whole family.

May thru October (Saturday Nights)
Pickin' On the Porch
Wood N' Strings Dulcimer Shop, Townsend. 7 pm.

May 1-31
Smoky Mountain Springfest
Join in a countywide celebration of the season featuring special events, local craft shows and much more.

May 1 - August 28
Summer Sunset Music Series (Fridays)
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
www.gsmheritagecenter.org

May 6, 13, 20, 27
Rocky Branch Community Center Jam Sessions (Friday nights year round)
Walland. Stage performances and jam sessions. 6 pm - whenever. If you pick, bring your acoustic stringed instrument; if you dance, bring your clogging shoes. ​There's no admission charge, but donations help maintain the facility and keeps the music of the mountains alive at Rocky Branch.
www.rockybranchbluegrass.com

May 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
On Fridays and Saturday in May, visitors can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life long ago in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg. Storytellers, musicians and cloggers perform along the Parkway during this eighth annual event.

May (Dates TBA)
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:30a.m. to 11:30a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway from May through October. Comprised of local producers, the emphasis is on fresh produce and homemade products offered in an atmosphere of community.
www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com

May 5-8
Mother’s Day Sidewalk Sale
Pigeon River Crossings

May 6
Shrine FunFest Parade
Pigeon Forge Parkway
9 A.M. start

May 6
31st Annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade
Pigeon Forge Parkway
Marching bands and floats, including the one carrying parade grand marshal Dolly Parton, highlight this annual spring tradition; 6:00 P.M.

May 6-7
Spring Festival & Old Timers Day
Townsend Visitors Center, Trillium Cove Shopping Village and other locations around Townsend.
A celebration of Appalachian history and crafts, bluegrass music, wildflower walks, storytelling, BBQ, clogging, the Young Pickers Contest, book signings, bake sales, and much more! FREE admission. $8 parking per day( goes to Volunteer Fire Department). NO PETS. Begins at 10 am daily.

May 7
Little River Lumber Railroad Days
Come by the Little River Railroad Museum to get richly acquainted with the history of Townsend and the Railroad. 865-448-2211. Admission: Free
7747 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN


May 7-8
Nawger Nob Arts and Crafts Festival
Two Day Arts and Crafts Fair under the trees at Nawger Knob Shopping Area. Dozens of crafts persons and booths, runs all day.
7321 Lamar Alexander Pkwy. Townsend, TN
Woodcarvers.com

May 12
Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Blast! Presented by Bush Brothers Beans
Gatlinburg celebrates its Appalachian culinary past with a festive, fun-filled Beans n’ Cornbread cook off, complete with foot-stompin' mountain music, fun and games, and, of course, lots of Beans and Cornbread. Visitors can sample all the different recipes while supplies last. It will be a "Rootin, Tootin, Good Time!"
gatlinburg.com

May 13-15
28th Anniversary Blount British Car Club
Talley Ho Inn, Townsend TN
865-379-5157

May 18-22
Wilderness Wildlife Week
More Information

May 20-21
Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass
The largest event in Sevierville! Tennessee State Championship Barbeque Cook-Off, FREE bluegrass concerts from rising stars and bluegrass legends, kids games, great food and authentic mountain crafts. Admission is FREE.
www.mountains.org/bloomin-barbeque-bluegrass

May 20
Mountain Soul Vocal Competition Finals
Vocal competition honoring the songwriting of Sevierville’s hometown girl, Dolly Parton. Finalists sing one of 3,000 songs written by Parton in the style of their own choosing (rock, rap, country, pop, etc.).
More Information

May 20-21
Studebaker Car Show
Studebaker Car Gathering and Show hosted by the Talley Ho Inn. 865-448-2465
8314 Tennessee 73, Townsend, TN

May 19-22
Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale
Pigeon River Crossings

May 21-22
Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games
Maryville College Campus
865-777-1059
502 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Maryville, TN

May 28
The Oak Ridge Boys
Country Tonite Theatre
countrytonitepf.com

May 22-24
35th Annual Quilt Show
Smoky Mountain Visitors Center, Townsend

May 22-25
Memorial Day Weekend Sale
Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center
tangeroutlet.com/Sevierville

May 23-31
Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival

May 29:
Walt Keale in Concert
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
$5 per person. 7 - 9 pm. Unique and beautiful sounds straight from Hawaii.
www.gsmheritagecenter.org

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JUNE 2016

May thru October (Saturday Nights)
Pickin' On the Porch
Wood N' Strings Dulcimer Shop, Townsend. 7 pm.

June - August 26
Summer Sunset Music Series (Fridays)
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
www.gsmheritagecenter.org


March 17 to June 5
Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring: It’s a Spring Thing!
As part of Smoky Mountain Springfest, June is jam packed with special events and activities for the whole family!

June 17-18
Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show
Music Road Convention Center

June 11 - July 30
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
All summer long visitors can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life long ago in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg. Storytellers, musicians and cloggers perform along the Parkway every evening during this eighth annual event.

June 4, 11, 18, 25
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway.
www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com

June 16-20
Father’s Day Sidewalk Sale
Pigeon River Crossings

June 13
The Oak Ridge Boys in Concert
Country Tonite Theatre
firstclassconcerts.com

June 13 - August 15
Free Parkway Trolley
The City of Gatlinburg will offer free trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway for nine weeks this summer. The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through August 16. Extra stops have been established between traffic lights 1 and 10 along Parkway.

June 11 - August 7
Dollywood’s Great American Summer

June 16-18
Ford Truck F-100 Gathering
Talley Ho Inn, Townsend. 865-324-4897

June 25
T.G. Sheppard & T. Graham Brown
Country Tonite Theatre
countrytonitepf.com

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JULY 2016

July 1 - August 7
Dollywood’s Great American Summer

May thru October (Saturday Nights)
Pickin' On the Porch
Wood N' Strings Dulcimer Shop, Townsend. 7 pm.

July 1 - August 15
Free Parkway Trolley
The City of Gatlinburg will offer free trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway for nine weeks this summer. The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through August 16. Extra stops have been established between traffic lights 1 and 10 along Parkway.

June 29 to July 30
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
All summer long visitors can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life in the Smoky Mountains on the streets of Gatlinburg. Storytellers, musicians and cloggers perform at different locations along the Parkway every evening during this eighth annual event.

July - August 28
Summer Sunset Music Series (Fridays)
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
www.gsmheritagecenter.org

July 1 - July 30
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
All summer long visitors can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life long ago in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg. Storytellers, musicians and cloggers perform along the Parkway every evening during this eighth annual event.

July 3
4th of July Midnight Parade
This 41st annual parade in Gatlinburg salutes the valiant men and women of our military services in the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day. Floats, balloons, and marching bands pay tribute to our country during this Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.

July 1-4
Independence Day Sidewalk Sale
Pigeon River Crossings

July 4
Annual Patriot Festival
Patriot Park
Celebrate America’s independence with food, fun, entertainment and fireworks. Activities are at Patriot Park and offered free of charge.
www.mypigeonforge.com

July 3
Mark Chesnutt in Concert
Country Tonite Theatre
firstclassconcerts.com

July 4
River Raft Regatta
Visitors can enjoy a fun, unmanned, floatable object race for the whole family. Free registration begins at 10 a.m. at bridge beneath chair lift on River Road. Race begins at noon at Christ of the Smokies Bridge and ends at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Bridge where prizes will be awarded in several different categories.

July 4
4th of July Fireworks Show
Join the celebration in downtown Gatlinburg to mark our nation’s “Independence Day” with a magnificent fireworks show. The City of Gatlinburg lights up the mountain skyline downtown at 10 p.m. with this grand display. Designated a Top 20 event by Southeast Tourism Society.

July 4
4th of July Celebration
Highland Manor Inn, Townsend. 865-448-6886.

July 1-6
July 4th Weekend Sale
Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center
www.tangeroutlet.com/Sevierville

July 4
Walking Horse Show
Sevier County Fairgrounds

July 4
Special Concert
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
www.gsmheritagecenter.org

July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway
www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com

July 11-16
Smoky Mountains Family Camp
Spend your family vacation in the middle of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Surround your family with the magic of the mountains as you hike ridges, study wildlife, explore secret places, and take afternoon dips in the Middle Prong. This week-long adventure is designed for families that are ready to leave their cares behind in exchange for a week of unending family fun. Each day brings new activities in which to choose; hike in the high country, explore Cades Cove, search for salamanders, and enjoy fantastic evening entertainment. Registration required.
www.gsmit.org/familycamp.html

July 10-11
Tractor Pull
Sevier County Fairgrounds
www.midtnpullers.com

July 15
Neal McCoy
Country Tonite Theatre
countrytonitepf.com

July 14-17
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Art, crafts and music lovers will discover over 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
www.craftsmenfair.com

July - Call 865-238-0123 for dates
Jammin' in Townsend
Talley Ho Inn
Knoxville’s premier Volkswagen Club with an emphasis on VW knowledge and education, family and fun. Come out for a weekend of fun and cool cars.

July 24
Steve Wariner in Concert
Country Tonite Theatre
firstclassconcerts.com

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AUGUST 2016

August 6
Stringtime in the Smokies
Presented by Old Mill Square & 6th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament
Old Mill Square
oldmillsquare.com

August 1 - August 7
Dollywood’s Great American Summer

May thru October (Saturday Nights)
Pickin' On the Porch
Wood N' Strings Dulcimer Shop, Townsend. 7 pm.

August 1 - August 15
Free Parkway Trolley
The City of Gatlinburg will offer free trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway for nine weeks this summer. The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through August 16. Extra stops have been established between traffic lights 1 and 10 along Parkway.

August 1-15
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
Through early August, visitors can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg. Storytellers, musicians and cloggers perform at different locations along the Parkway every evening during this seventh annual event.

August 5-6
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend
www.tnsalestaxholiday.com

August 5-6
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend
Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center
www.tangeroutlet.com/Sevierville

August 6, 13, 20, 27
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway.
www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com

August 24-28
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival
Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg hosts the Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival.
www.smswf.com

August 21
Ronnie McDowell and Billy Joe Royal in Concert
Country Tonite Theatre
firstclassconcerts.com

August 25
Con Hunley & Janie Fricke
Country Tonite Theatre
countrytonitepf.com

August 26-28
Parker’s Greatest Knife Show on Earth
Large-scale collectable knife show
Sevierville Convention Center
bulldogknives.org

September 1-5
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
Pigeon River Crossings

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SEPTEMBER 2016


Sept. 4-6
Labor Day Weekend Sale
(Sunday extended hours 9am-9pm)
Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center
www.tangeroutlet.com/Sevierville

September 5
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
Pigeon River Crossings

May thru October (Saturday Nights)
Pickin' On the Porch
Wood N' Strings Dulcimer Shop, Townsend. 7 pm.

September 9-10
Shades of the Past Rod Run XXXII
Dollywood’s Dream More Resort™
shadesofthepast.com

September 3, 10, 17, 23
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway.
www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com

September 15-17
Fall Pigeon Forge Rod Run
RodRun-PigeonForge.com

September 9-27
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
A countywide celebration of harvest season features festivals, special events and autumn-themed displays.

September (Dates TBA)
Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
Enjoy three days of music from the nation’s best Bluegrass musicians.
www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com

September 18
Bobby Bare, John Anderson and Darryl Worley in Concert
Country Tonite Theatre
firstclassconcerts.com

September (Date TBA)
Wingfest & Corn Hole Tournament
Sevier County Fairgounds

September 30 - October 29
Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel Celebration

September 25 - October 1
National Quartet Convention
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
natqc.com

September 23
Bill Anderson & Bobby Bare
Country Tonite Theatre
countrytonitepf.com

September 24
Blue Ribbon Country Fair
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. 865-448-0044.
Now in its ninthth year, this annual celebration of the old-fashioned county fair features competition, games, music, historic demonstrations, and more.
www.gsmheritagecenter.org

September 23-24
24th Annual Townsend Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day
Townsend Visitors Center & Cades Cove.
Celebrates mountain and Appalachian arts and crafts. Features demonstrations, bluegrass and mountain music, an antique tractor and engine show, storytelling, children’s activities, crafts by local artisans, basketry, spinning, weaving, sorghum molasses, apple butter making, lye soap, beekeeping, and blacksmithing. 9 am-10 pm daily. 800-525-6834.

September 24
13th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day
Old Mill Square
Quilt demonstrations, a petting zoo, kid’s train rides, basket making, a farmers market and much more! See firsthand what life in the 18th century was like as you learn to make lye soap and yummy apple butter.
oldmillsquare.com

September (Dates TBA)
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
The 16th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed.
rockytopoutfitter.com

September 26
Little River Railroad Days
Little River Railroad Museum, Townsend. 865-448-2211.

September (Dates TBA)
31st Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair
Patriot Park
pigeonforgerotary.org

September 24-28
Oktoberfest
This Ober Gatlinburg festival features Bavarian-style food, beverages, music and live entertainment through early November, with daily shows and multiple shows each Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
www.obergatlinburg.com

September 26-27
Nawger Nob Fall Arts & Crafts Show
Nawger Nob Village, Townsend
80 crafters who sell things like woodcarvings, baskets, other wood products, paintings, pottery, chairs, bird houses and lots of other local made mountain crafts. Food and live music. 865-448-6350.

September 25-27
Mountain Fest
Inn at Christmas Place

September 27
Dixie Stampede Senior Day
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
dixiestampede.com

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OCTOBER 2015

October (Closing Date TBA)
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo parking lot at 705 East Parkway through mid-October.
www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com

May thru October (Saturday Nights)
Pickin' On the Porch
Wood N' Strings Dulcimer Shop, Townsend. 7 pm.

September 30 - October 29
Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel Celebration

October 1-24
31st Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair
Patriot Park
pigeonforgerotary.org

October 1-31
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a Smoky Mountain Harvest. Leaf looking, special events, shows, shopping and attractions make this a great time of year to visit Sevierville.
www.VisitSevierville.com

October 1-31
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
A countywide celebration of harvest season featuring special events, festivals, craft shows, autumn-themed displays and more.

October 1-31
Oktoberfest
This Ober Gatlinburg festival features Bavarian-style food, beverages, music and live entertainment through early November, with daily shows and multiple shows each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (865) 436-5423 for more information.

October (Dates TBA)
Robert Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming
www.smokymountainhomecoming.com

October 1-3
Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Festival
Nawger Nob Village, Townsend. 865-448-2259.

October 1-2, 7-9, 14-16, 21-23, October 29-30
Ripley’s Fright Nights
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure celebrates its 15th annual Fright Nights with a special “Experiment in Terror” show each weekend in October, with no extra charge every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening plus Halloween night.

October 7-11
Columbus Day Sidewalk Sale
Pigeon River Crossings

October 6-23
Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair
Art, crafts and music lovers will find over 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Enjoy live country & bluegrass entertainment at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
www.craftsmenfair.com

October 16-17
Don Williams in Concert
Country Tonite Theatre
firstclassconcerts.com

October 14-16
Women's Backpack Adventure
Climb mountains, ford streams and leave your hectic lives behind. Join National Park guides and experience the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains firsthand on a three-day backpacking adventure. Registration required.
www.gsmit.org/womensbackpack.html

October 15-16
Smoky Mountain Rubberstamp & Scrapbook Show
Sevierville Convention Center. Open to the public.
www.toomuchfunrubberstamps.com

October (Dates TBA)
Celebrators
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
celebrators.org

October 22
Brenda Lee & Jimmy Fortune
Country Tonite Theatre
countrytonitepf.com

October 30
Halloween Trick or Treat
Pigeon Forge Community Center at 6:00 P.M.

October 31
Trick Or Treat Kickoff Carnival
Local businesses offer contests, costumed characters, inflatables and candy on Halloween at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Sevier County.

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NOVEMBER 2016

November 1
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

November (Dates TBA)
Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
dixiestampede.com

November 2-7
Veteran’s Day Sidewalk Sale
Pigeon River Crossings

November 7
Old Mill Square Holiday Open House
Old Mill Square
oldmillsquare.com

November 9-29
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

November 6-13
Titanic Honors all Veterans
Titanic Museum Attraction
titanicpigeonforge.com

November 9
Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff
Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 27th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff on Nov. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. in downtown.

November (Date TBA)
Sevierville’s Winterfest Kick Off Music, Lights & Magic
Free food, local entertainment, kids’ games and fireworks make this event fun for everyone! The evening wraps up with “flipping the switch” on the area’s first Winterfest lights.
www.VisitSevierville.com

November 7 – Feb. 28, 2017
Smoky Mountain Winterfest
Enjoy millions of twinkling lights throughout the Great Smoky Mountains area.
www.VisitSevierville.com

November 10
27th Annual Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kick-off and 4th Annual Veteran’s Parade
Pigeon Forge Parkway at 4:30 P.M.
Parade begins at Jehu Street and continues to traffic light #7. Kick-off will begin immediately following the parade at Patriot Park.
MyPigeonForge.com/winterfest

November 10
Veterans Day Celebration
Join the City of Gatlinburg in saluting the men and women of America who have served in our Armed Forces in this special ceremony on Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza. This 11th annual program begins at 11 a.m. and includes stirring musical tributes, ceremonial words and recognition of Veterans in attendance. This event is designated an official Regional Site for the Observance of Veterans Day by the Veterans Day National Committee, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. (800) 568-4748.

November 9-29
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Departure is from the Ripley’s Aquarium Trolley Station. Trolley leaves at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. Group reservations are available.
www.gatlinburg.com/events

November 10-30
Gatlinburg Winter Magic
The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with dozens of spectacular light displays, featuring all LED bulbs.

November 18
The Bellamy Brothers
Country Tonite Theatre
countrytonitepf.com

November 22-27
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Thanksgiving Show
Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

November 23-27
Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees
Dozens upon dozens of ornately decorated Christmas trees await visitors in this winter wonderland at Gatlinburg Convention Center’s W.L. Mills Conference Center. Event benefits Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.

November 27 & 28
Winter Magic Tunes & Tales
Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this fifth annual event.

November 24
Titanic’s 4th Annual Fireworks Display
Titanic Museum Attraction
titanicpigeonforge.com

November 24-27
Tanger’s After Thanksgiving Sale Weekend
Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center
www.tangeroutlet.com/Sevierville

November 26
Holiday Snow Wonderland
Titanic Museum Attraction
titanicpigeonforge.com

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DECEMBER 2016

December 1, 2016 - January 4, 2017
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

December 1-31
Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
dixiestampede.com

December 1-31
Gatlinburg Winter Magic
The City of Gatlinburg magically lights up the winter nights with dozens of spectacular light displays, featuring all LED bulbs.

December 1-30
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights
Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Departure is from the Ripley’s Aquarium Trolley Station. Trolley leaves at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. Excludes December 5, 24, 25, 31. Group reservations are available.
www.gatlinburg.com/events

December 1-4
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Christmas Holiday Show
Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual holiday show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

December 2
Gatlinburg’s 40th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
This popular Christmas parade in downtown Gatlinburg is recognized as one of the very best by the International Festival and Events Association. Parade features lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units and helium balloons. Parade begins at 7:30 p.m. at Traffic Light #1A and continues through downtown to Light #10.
www.gatlinburg.com

December (Date TBA)
Christmas on Ice
Enjoy the spirit of the season as local skaters display their talents on ice to the sounds of holiday music in a two day performance at Ober Gatlinburg’s ice arena.
www.obergatlinburg.com

December 2-3, 9-11, 16-18
Winter Magic Tunes & Tales
Through the holiday season, visitors can meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling and entertainment along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this fifth annual event.

December 2
Holiday Open House & Craft Show
Townsend Visitors Center. 865-448-6134.

December 3
Breakfast or Brunch with Santa
Old Mill Square
oldmillsquare.com

December 3, 10, 17
Holiday Snow Wonderland
Titanic Museum Attraction
titanicpigeonforge.com

December 3
Sevierville’s 54th Annual Christmas Parade
A traditional hometown parade with baton twirlers, pageant winners, marching bands and floats leading up to the appearance of the Grand Marshal – Santa Claus! Parade begins at 11am and can best be viewed on Forks of the River Parkway and Court Avenue in historic downtown Sevierville, TN.

December 3-5
Townsend Artisan Guild
Townsend Visitors Center. 800-525-6834.

December 3
Townsend Christmas Parade
Begins at the IGA and ends at Nawger Nob Village. 865-448-6886.

December 9-11
Parker’s Greatest Knife Show on Earth
Large-scale collectable knife show
Sevierville Convention Center. Open to the public.
www.bulldogknives.org

December 31
New Year’s Eve Celebrations

December 31
New Year’s Eve Fireworks Show & Ball Drop
Historic Nature Trail at the Parkway
For the 26th straight year, the Space Needle area at traffic light #8 comes alive at the stroke of midnight with a fabulous fireworks show. Features free party favors and live entertainment. “Best New Year’s Eve Show in the South.”

 

a mountain quiltfest
A Mountain Quiltfest


townsend festival

rocky branch bluegrass
www.rockybranchbluegrass.com

townsend festival

smoky mountain cloggers
 

Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Revelation 4:11


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