Smoky Mountain News and Events

Celebrate with Pigeon Forge and the Smokies as we honor our Military Past and Present. Discounts are available year round and in the month of August throughout the city of Pigeon Forge and through out.

Pigeon Forge Restaurants Open For Easter

Christ is risen! The most glorious Sunday of the year gets more glorious each subsequent year here in the Great Smoky Mountains where we have a large and incredible Christian base of spirituality and devotion, and many of our tourism hotspots absolutely celebrate it as part of their contribution to our visitors’ desire for an unforgettable Spring vacation with the family in the Smokies. On a good, sunny Sunday day, places like The Mountain Mile and The Old Mill become…

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What Is Smoky Mountain Winterfest?

Like most people and most places in the United States, the city of Pigeon Forge is very big on celebrating the Thanksgiving-Christmas-New Years holiday season. After the equally wondrous Harvest Festival season we celebrate in September and October, it’s only a couple weeks (give or take a few days) before we switch from Harvest Festival’s culmination on Halloween to thinking about Yuletide, turkey, the cold, crisp air of the highlands, carols and caroling, family get-togethers and the coming of the…

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St. Patricks Day In The Smokies And More Events

March and the Spring revival of the Smokies are going to be here sooner than you think and we wanted to give our readers a heads-up on special events Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg will be having next month, including St. Patricks Day in the Smokies. Let’s take a look. NQC Spring Break Start Date: Mar 03, 2022 End Date: Mar 05, 2022 “Produced by the National Quartet Convention, NQC hopes to provide a taste of Gospel Music’s largest annual event…

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Valentine’s Day For Families In The Smokies

Not every Valentine’s Day outing needs to be a romantic duet, Valentine’s can be a perfectly good reason to take the kids to the Smokies for just a fun little family getaway. If you’re looking for a mid-February excuse to come out to the mountains (and who isn’t?), here are some attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg we think would be great for Valentine’s Day for families in the Smokies. Crave Golf Club “Rated #1 mini golf in the USA,…

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These Menus At Sunliner Diner Restaurant in Pigeon Forge

In this small article, we wanted to highlight a recent trip to the Sunliner Diner restaurant in Pigeon Forge and their clever integration of Pigeon Forge identity and the listing of food items and services commonly referred to as a “menu”. We just wanted to highlight this bit of creativity you can find from a newer and very popular restaurant in our area! Yes, the menu for their burgers, fries, chicken tenders, waffles, chicken and waffles, appetizers, meatloaf, fish and…

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Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales 2021

The secret to experiencing the magic and the spirit of Christmas is the age-old, traditionally tested and proven songs that we all know by heart. When we think of “Winter Wonderland”, “12 Days of Christmas” and “O’Tannenbaum”, the magic comes in like an ocean tide at the beach. The tourism region of the Smokies delights in making our visitors feel this magic during the Christmas season and one of the many ways visitors to the Smokies can experience this rebirth…

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Dollywood Pumpkin LumiNights Gallery 2021

Looking to check out Dollywood 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 Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community of the Smoky Mountains 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…

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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. Tennessee 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…

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