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Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff and Winterfest Kickoff Returns!

In less than a week, the city of Gatlinburg will be some of the most active it’s ever been concentrated in one spot with the highly anticipated return of the Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff! The city of Gatlinburg writes this for this year’s Winterfest kickoff festival: “For over 30 years, Gatlinburg has celebrated the kickoff of Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual foodie festival, Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff Presented by Bush’s Chili Beans. On November 12, 2020, the tradition continues with live…

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Pigeon Forge Winterfest 2020

For those wondering if the city of Pigeon Forge is going to be doing their traditional Pigeon Forge Winterfest for 2020, the answer is an emphatic YES! Here is what the city of Pigeon Forge is releasing for information on this year’s Winterfest season scheduled to begin on November 13th, 2020 and continue to February 21st, 2021: “From winter light displays to captivating holiday shows and so much more, here are just a few of the fun ways you can…

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Wedding Specialist Spotlight: Chef Tony and First Fruits Catering

East Tennessee’s Premier catering co. and Wedding Specialist. Offering Gourmet Southern Comfort foods and Trendy buffets. First Fruits Catering is a full service catering company with the capability to offer plated meals, buffet stations, Hor d oeuvre receptions, custom lunches, gourmet brunch events, charity fundraising gala’s, and everything completely Customizable. First Fruits Catering is more than just catering, they own a retail Bakery and Wedding Cakes kitchen. Chef Tony personally prepares each wedding cake and “the secret to the perfect…

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Christmas And Holiday Shows In The Smokies 2020

More and more, the Smoky Mountains are returning to the sort of holiday traditions and normalcy we have been looking forward to twice over all year. Nowhere can this sentence and sentiment be better manifested than with the upcoming Winterfest season and the many theater shows that are already offering news for their 2020 Christmas shows and schedules. Here is what Pigeon Forge is showing off for Christmas shows this Winterfest: (Please be aware that times and availability may change…

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Forthcoming Fall Plans In The Smokies 2020

This last weekend was pretty interesting in Pigeon Forge as many hot rods and well-designed, custom-made cars drove into our side of the Smokies as we normally expect in mid-September. What makes it interesting, though, is that the official Pigeon Forge Rod Run 2020 is THIS weekend from September 17th to the 19th – there is only one September Rod Run scheduled for 2020 that hasn’t begun yet, but our Smoky Mountain visitors brought their cars, families and party materials…

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Tennessee Crafts Week & Hands On Gatlinburg

A surprise new event popped up in our info boxes over the weekend and we wanted to share it with you. From October 2nd to October 11th, 2020, Gatlinburg will be celebrating Tennessee Crafts Week and Hands On Gatlinburg back-to-back. From their official event page: “The 2020 Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands. Take a look around your house…

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Smoky Mountain Halloween

Smoky Mountain Halloween Events Coming Up in 2020

The main questions in the Smoky Mountain tourism industry this year have all revolved around what traditional special events will still be going on for 2020 and when. While indeed things will continue to be different this year for the next season with the iconic Smoky Mountain Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years event lined up one after another, those who come to the Smokies to celebrate those events specifically will still find we are indeed celebrating them! For Halloween,…

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Upcoming Events in Townsend at GSM Heritage Center

See what’s going on at the Great Smoky Mountain Visitor Center in Townsend throughout this month and next: Now – August 16th * Reba Rhyne and Robin Greenlee Book signing, coasters and cutting boards. August 24 – August 29 * Maxine Falls Art and jewelry. August 28, 2020 * Elizabeth Rose and Sam Venable Tall Tales of Tennessee: An Evening of Storytelling September 1, 2020 * Jeff Ross “Informal and informative social coffee-talk on a variety of subjects of interest…

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Smoky Mountain Fudge Shops

Fudge Shops In The Smokies

Want to know what some of the most varied unsung heroes of Smoky Mountain tourism are? Smoky Mountain Fudge Shops. From downtown Gatlinburg to midway through Sevierville, the main connected road has more than a few cocoa confectionary places with a variety of flavors to suit tastes, along with sugar-free fudge available at many of the stores. Most fudge that can be purchased come in candy stores that offer even more taste-tackular options for the sugar-craven. Here are some fudge…

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Dollywood 2020 Opening Date

We’re happy to announce that Dollywood has unveiled its long-awaited opening date for 2020. Pigeon Forge’s Dollywood Grand Re-Opening 2020 is announced with a statement that follows: “Dollywood Parks & Resorts will begin a phased reopening on June 15. Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country reopen June 17, with Season Passholder Exclusive Days on June 15 & 16. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa opens June 10. During this unprecedented time, we are implementing a number of new safety measures based on…

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