Smoky Mountain News and Events

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Smoky Mountain Restaurants Open For Thanksgiving Day 2021

Alamo Steakhouse Thanksgiving Day 11:00AM – 9:00PM https://www.alamosteakhouse.com Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant Thanksgiving Day 8:00AM – 9:00PM https://www.applewoodfarmhouserestaurant.com/ Aubrey’s Sevierville Thanksgiving Day 11:00AM – 10:00PM https://aubreysrestaurants.com/sevierville/ Big Daddy’s Pizzeria Thanksgiving Day 11:00AM – 9:00PM https://www.bigdaddyspizzeria.net/ Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que Thanksgiving Day 11:00AM – 9:00PM https://www.bennetts-bbq.com/ Best Italian Thanksgiving Day 11:00AM – 10:00PM https://www.bestitalian.com/ Blue Moose Burgers & Wings Thanksgiving Day 11:00AM – 10:00PM https://bluemooseburgersandwings.com/ Boss Hogg’s BBQ Shack Thanksgiving Day 11:00AM – 9:00PM https://www.bestbbqintown.com/ Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Thanksgiving Day 12:00PM –…

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Sevierville’s Winterfest Map For 2021

Visit Sevierville’s website has published a map of Winterfest landmarks that can function as a tour of the lights for the holiday season. Take a look. See more on Winterfest events in the Smokies at: Sevierville https://visitsevierville.com/SmokyMountainWinterfest.aspx Pigeon Forge https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/winterfest Gatlinburg https://www.gatlinburg.com/events/winter/

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Winterfest Kickoff Information 2021

The cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have posted their official information on Winterfest kickoff events for 2021 and we would like to repost them here. Pigeon Forge’s official tourism website writes: “32nd Annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest Celebration Draped in more than 5 million holiday lights, Pigeon Forge creates a winter wonderland for locals and guests alike to enjoy during the city’s annual Winterfest celebration. The lights of Winterfest shine from early November until February. From winter light displays to…

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Dollywood Pumpkin LumiNights Gallery 2021

Looking to check out Dollywood’s Pumpkin LumiNights for 2021 before Halloween comes and goes? At least looking to get a look at some of what’s going on over there for this year? We’ve got a new quick gallery of this year’s Pumpkin LumiNights taken by Ge’ne Kea that we’d like to post here as we have with her photos in years before. Take a look: See Dollywood and Pumpkin LumiNights at www.dollywood.com.

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The Hidden Gems Of The Arts and Crafts Community

The Smoky Mountain Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg is the first major attraction other than the mountains themselves to bring people in from all around the United States and get to know more about the artisan soul of our region. Artists of all kinds reside here – painters, woodcrafters, potters, glass makers, sign makers, quilters, candle makers, upcyclers, jewelers, stone crafters… the list goes on. Much is written about the Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community and some stores are…

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Special Events For Autumn (and Beyond!) For 2021

* Sevierville Harvest Festival NOW – September 30th, 2021 https://www.visitSevierville.com/fall * Autumn Adventures At Anakeesta NOW – October 31, 2021 https://www.gatlinburgskylift.com/events/autumn-adventures * Oktoberfest At Ober NOW – October 31, 2021 https://obergatlinburg.com/oktoberfest/ * Dollywood Harvest Festival presented by Humana NOW – October 30, 2021 https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Harvest-Festival * Great Pumpkin LumiNights at Dollywood NOW – October 30, 2021 https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Harvest-Festival * National Quartet Convention September 26, 2021 – October 02, 2021 https://natqc.com/ * Rotary Club Fall Crafts Fair October 01, 2021 – October 30,…

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Smoky Mountain Foliage Forecast Information For 2021

Get and stay up to date information on the Smoky Mountain foliage forecast with www.gatlinburgtnguide.com. Here is an excerpt from their post for this year: “Each year, we post the very first Gatlinburg Fall Colors Forecast before anyone else, which we have historically posted in August…way before anyone else even attempts to “guess”. We put a lot of research and experience into providing the most accurate forecasts, which have been right on the money since we started posting our fall…

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What’s In Store At The Sevier County Fair 2021

Information on the upcoming Sevier County Fair for 2021 from the official Sevier County Fair website is as follows: “The Sevier County Fair is back… better than ever! August 31st-September 6th, 2021 Here’s just a taste of what you can look forward to at the Fair this year. We can’t wait to see you! * Exhibit Hall The Exhibit Hall: Showcasing exhibits from folks in our community like you. Whether photography, floral, produce, or arts & crafts there is something…

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Tennessee Tax Free Holiday 2021

It’s that time again for our favorite late Summer, just-before-school-starts holiday and this year is going to be different than the years before it in the state of TN. Tax Free Holiday is not a single weekend affair for 2021. This year there are three different categories of tax-free items; one of which has already started and continues on until… June 2022?? Only in Tennessee! Let’s take a look: Event 1: Clothes, School Supplies and Computers Tennessee’s traditional sales tax…

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Best Ways to Experience Summer in the Smoky Mountains

From MyPigeonForge.com, we wanted to share their latest blog article as was posted on their site for prospective Summer vacation visitors. “Best Ways to Experience Summer in the Smoky Mountains There’s nothing quite like summer in the Smoky Mountains. The weather is getting warmer, the trees and flowers are in full bloom, and best of all, school is out! In short, it’s the perfect time for the family to get away and have all the fun you can handle. Attractions…

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