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Featured Spotlight: Smoky Mountain General Store Carrier Services

Smoky Mountain General Store is now offering pick up and delivery carrier services in the Smoky Mountain region. For those who need to transport documents, items, gifts or something else within Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Knoxville, Wears Valley, Townsend and communities nearby and in-between locally without having to go through the Post Office or UPS, this is an excellent service that will work perfectly for your transportation needs! Contact John Saunders at Smoky Mountain General Store for carrier services at…

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The Legend of Hallow Mountain at Anakeesta for Halloween

Have you seen this new Halloween event being offered for the Halloween season by Anakeesta? “Enter a world of whimsy and scares at Anakeesta’s Legend of Hallow Mountain. From kid-friendly Halloween fun to pulse-pounding scare zones, everyone will find their level of fun….or FEAR….at Anakeesta. For all ages throughout the day, Autumn at Anakeesta will offer family-friendly crafts, games, activities, not-so-spooky character visits, and fall-inspired treats for all. As the nightlife awakes, the Treetop Skywalk with 16 sky bridges transforms…

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Upcoming Tennessee Fall Festivals For 2019

Looking around at upcoming Fall Festivals going on in East Tennessee for this year, we have this short, but to the point, list to share with some great considerations for a wonderful Autumn in our part of the world! More information on Autumn will come in later posts as the season develops. For now, take a look at this: * Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Bristol, TN. September 20-22, 2019 https://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/festival/lineup/2019-festival-lineup/ * Dollywood’s Harvest Festival and Great Pumpkin LumiNights Pigeon…

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Winterfest Surprise Update

Some surprise news about Winterfest this year as reported by WVLT.com: “SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) — Sevier County leaders announced they’ll delay the start of Smoky Mountain Winterfest this year. The three cities have decided to hold off turning on the 15 million winter lights until later in November, not the first week as they’ve done for the past 29 years. City leaders said this comes after many businesses wanted to enjoy fall a little longer. Many businesses argued that…

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Where are the Most Popular Places in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park?

The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is filled with wonderful locations your family can access to experience the Smokies. There are endless websites of information about many of the wonderful places to visit in the Smoky Mountains. We have selected these locations due to their proximity to Chalet Village and our area. When you stay with Chalet Village you will have close proximity to these most popular areas of the Smokies. Chimney Tops The chimneys top a sheer rise of…

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Guest Post: Driving Through Wears Valley

The following blog post was sent to us by a couple that recently visited Wears Valley for a rainy afternoon and took a drive through part of the new Foothills Parkway addition that connects Wears Valley to Townsend through the new extension. They wanted to tell us about their visit and showcase some pictures and video they took: “Hello! We recently had the opportunity to take a little afternoon drive through Wears Valley as my husband and I hadn’t been…

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Gorgeous Roaring Fork in the Smokies

Just for some viewing pleasure, we had recently licensed a new set of nature and location photos at Roaring Fork in Gatlinburg. This, as you will see, is a really beautiful and popular location to see views of the National Park, historic cabins and some wildlife and they were shot and brought to life by local photographer extraordinaire John Saunders. More on John Saunders can be found at https://www.pigeonforgechamber.com/listing/john-saunders-productions/.

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4th of July in the Smokies 2019

Now that Summer vacation season is starting in the Smokies, we wanted to get you acquainted with the big Summer event we all look forward to – the 4th of July celebrations. The size and popularity of the 4th of July events between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg can not be understated and those who want to come to the Smokies for the event will want to begin planning as soon as you finish reading this post. It’s pretty much never…

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