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Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff 2024

That interesting time of the year between the end of the long cold season in the Smokies and the return of nature and warm weather where we celebrate the cowboy lifestyle of yesteryear is upon us yet again. West comes East and merges with old-school Appalachia for the perennial favorite Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff weekend. Here is Mypigeonforge.com‘s event information on it for 2024: “Pigeon Forge invites Western lifestyle enthusiasts, foodies and those in search of a hearty meal…

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Spring In Gatlinburg 2024

Some blogs from the official Gatlinburg tourism website highlight the oncoming of the Spring season with ideas and events that are expected to take place soon and we wanted to share them here. If you’re looking to have a Spring Break in the Smokies or venture here for any other reason, we encourage you to read on. The following is two blogs from Gatlinburg.com adapted and combined into one. Best Spring Outdoor Activities in Gatlinburg When the chill of winter…

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Business Spotlight: Elevate Your Stay

This week, we came to get to know a new person in our network of Smoky Mountain business and solution specialists and we would like to further introduce them to you. Say hello to “Elevate Your Stay” Short-Term Rental Property Management in Sevier County. Their website writes: “Full Service Short-Term Rental Property Management At Elevate Property Management, we’re all about giving your property the VIP treatment it deserves. With two years excelling as a Superhost in Sevier County TN, we’re…

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Winter Special Events For 2024 After The Holidays

By now, the Christmas decorations have (hopefully) been put away for another 10 months, the eggnog has long been drunk to its full contents, all the “Happy New Years” wishes have been granted and we move on to the quiet season of the Smokies as Winter continues on until the third week of March. But does a quiet season in the Smokies mean nothing’s going on? Not at all! The post-holiday Winter months are when we see the highest chances…

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Business Spotlight: Affordable Cabins In The Smokies

In this article we will be featuring cabin listings from Pigeon Forge cabin company Affordable Cabins In The Smokies that we believe are worth your consideration for the not-that-far-away Spring Break holiday, planning for Summer getaways, or even now during the quiet season of the Smoky Mountains! Romantic cabins, pet friendly cabins and other interesting vacation rentals make up their cabin roster and interested parties will definitely find something they like in one, several or all of their cabins! Let’s…

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9 Cabins To Rent For Spring Break In The Smokies

As we’re writing now, Christmas 2023 is less than a week away, but as the blog title above has indicated, we’re here to talk about cabins for Spring Break that arrives each year between March and April. Why such a seasonal shift? Because Smoky Mountain vacations that are planned well are planned well in advance. Speaking for myself as someone who has been to many vacation cabins to write about them for this same network of blogs you are seeing…

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Fantasy Of Lights Christmas Parade 2023

Coming December 1st for 2023 is the 48th annual Fantasy Of Lights Christmas Parade in downtown Gatlinburg! Gatlinburg’s most popular Christmas centered event comes marching down Highway 321 to Stoplight #10 at 7:30PM for more than an hour of famous Christmas characters, carolling, floats, marching, clown cars and even drum and pipe bands. All your favorite characters, new and old, famous and maybe some obscure icons from way back in the day, will all be there that evening and you…

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Best Places In The Smokies To Propose

If you’re reading this article, you plan on proposing to your guy or gal during the holiday season while on vacation in the Smoky Mountains. You chose a great time and area to do it at, but where, more specifically, would you like to actually pop the question? In this article, we’ll take a look at some reasonably convenient places full of romantic holiday atmosphere that could be perfect for pulling the ring out and presenting the very genesis of…

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Vehicle Rentals In The Smokies

In the early 2010s, the industry growing the fastest in the Smokies was the distillery industry. In the mid-2010s, the fasted growing industry in the Smokies was the ziplining industry. In the late 2010s into early 2021 it was the roadside rollercoasters that were the top new thing getting developed throughout our area. Now, beginning sometime in 2022 and continuing to bring more in today, the fastest growing industry taking the center spotlight are recreational vehicle rentals in the Smokies.…

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Beyond The Lens And FlyRide

One of the most unique and attention-getting parkway attractions between Sevierville and Pigeon Forge (and with that same street having King Kong, a Hollywood Mount Rushmore, the Titanic hitting an iceberg and an upside-down White House, that’s really saying something) is getting a major new addition with the “FlyRide” attraction coming to Beyond The Lens in Sevier County. That’s the attraction with the giant hands and camera. Oh, and the other large building that’s been toppled over.   The best…

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