Pigeon Forge in East Tennessee has been known for two “rod run seasons” in September and March of each year practically since Pangea split, but this year is when that foundation, like Pangea, is beginning to shift. Not only was September 2022 the last year for the “Shades Of The Past” Rod Run in Pigeon Forge, bringing it down to a single rod run in September (September 14th to the 16th for 2023), but two Pigeon Forge car shows in August might be filling the gap earlier in the events calendar with their increasing popularity.

Those cars shows are the Great Smoky Mountain Bronco Stampede and the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion.

Mypigeonforge.com writes the following for both events:

Great Smoky Mountain Bronco Stampede
August 18-August 19

“Mark your calendar and tell your friends about the FIRST EVER Great Smoky Mountain Bronco Stampede coming to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN. The Bronco Stampede will be a vendor-based expo for Bronco and 4×4 enthusiasts.

Keep an eye on our social media outlets for updates! Get ready to saddle up and stampede your Bronco through the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains in 2023!!”

Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion
August 24-August 26

“The 11th annual Great Smoky Mountain Jeep® Club Invasion will be held on August 24th, 25th & 26th, 2023.

The event will once again be held at the LeConte Center 2986 Teaster Lane Pigeon Forge, Tn 37863 with show hours daily from 9 am-5 pm. Admission can be purchased each day at the door, we can only accept cash at the outside admission tents and can accept both cash and credit at the inside admissions booths of the LeConte Center.

Daily admission includes admittance into the inside vendor area, the outside vendor areas, and the Show & Shine event for $18 per adult, $8 for children 6-12, and children 5 and under are free, we do not offer presales on admission tickets, so do not fall into any online scams.

Attendees come to meet and purchase products from many of their favorite merchandisers for Jeeps of all varieties, including Wrangler, JT, JL, JK, TJ, and YJ, as well as XJs and WJs. The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion also offers patrons the opportunity to participate in one of the largest Show and Shine Competition Jeep Shows around.”

See more upcoming events in Pigeon Forge at www.mypigeonforge.com.