We’ve got warm weather going on all week and that will be perfect as Spring begins 10 days early with brilliantly shining days, special events coming back to the calendars, green and grass returning to the mountains and more coming in very soon. To begin this return to Springfest, we’ve got two long-standing Pigeon Forge traditions to tell you about coming up very shortly.

Festival of the Nations returns this March 16th to be the grand opening for the Dollywood 2019 operating schedule! Festival of the Nations transforms Dollywood into something the county rarely sees – a representation of many different countries and cultures and entertainments all in one place. Cuba, Mexico, Trinidad, Tobago, Germany, Ecuador, Canada, Africa and many other nations will be represented all throughout the park. See more information on this at www.dollywood.com.

The next big special event starts on March 20th at the LeConte Conference Center in downtown Pigeon Forge with the 21st annual A Mountain Quiltfest. This event is a lot more popular and a lot more fun than you might guess, and even those who aren’t particularly into quilting will find something worthwhile here. Those who ARE into quilting have found their yearly event, for this festival offers thousands of quilts, 60 quilting classes and workshops, $20,000 in cash and prizes, and quite a bit more. See more on this at http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/quiltfest/.

Stay tuned for more special events and news coming up as the season develops.