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The August Eclipse

The August Eclipse

Here’s some news to look out for once it gets to be late August. It seems the Knoxville area of East Tennessee (and presumably those of us in Sevier County) will get to experience a Solar Eclipse on August 21st, 2017. Although this will be […]

Celebrate New Years in Gatlinburg!

Celebrate New Years in Gatlinburg!

We look forward to the new year and the new year’s celebrations at the Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg. In Gatlinburg, the New Years party for that city runs traditional as it has for decades begins. Throughout the day, the knowledge of the impending countdown […]

Winterfest Kickoff Events For 2016

Winterfest Kickoff Events For 2016

It’s that wonderful time of year again when we welcome the Winterfest holiday season with not one, not two, but THREE Winterfest kickoff events that you can enjoy within less than an hour’s drive from one another should you choose to want to do all three – since each one takes place on a different day in a different city.

Let’s take a look at what’s going on this year:

Sevierville:
The city of Sevierville has the first Winterfest kickoff on November 7th at the Sevierville Civic Center/City Hall/Community Center on Dolly Parton Parkway. This event goes on from 3:00PM to 8:00PM and has a huge stage erected on site for a variety of local entertainment acts to perform. Offstage there is free food, play areas for kids and even fireworks. At 7:45PM the lighting ceremony will begin and the Winterfest lights for Sevierville will be turned on.

See more on Sevierville’s Winterfest Kickoff at https://www.facebook.com/SeviervilleWinterfest/.

Pigeon Forge:
Things are a little bit different with the Pigeon Forge Winterfest kickoff this year. There won’t be a parade to start the event, but it will begin all the same at 4:00PM at Patriot Park on November 8th. There will be a kids’ play area, presentations from the Mayor and City Manager of Pigeon Forge, fireworks, a stage with music entertainment and, of course, the big switch for the Winterfest lights coming on followed by FREE trolley tours of the Winterfest lights.

See more on Pigeon Forge’s Winterfest Kickoff at http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/winterfest/

Gatlinburg:
And now the big party to signal the full transition into Smoky Mountain Winterfest season – the Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff/Winterfest Kickoff on November 9th from 5:00PM to 8:00PM. This event is so big that the city of Gatlinburg shuts down a whole section of the downtown parkway just to hold it. The first part of the event is the chili cookoff where dozens of tables featuring dozens of local restaurants (as well as those from abroad) set up to serve all-you-can-eat chili. The purchase of an admission “spoon” is you all need to enjoy the best chili in the Smoky Mountains. Then later the switch will go on and BOOM, Gatlinburg will finish putting on the last of the Winterfest lights with their own trolley tours to follow.

See more on Gatlinburg’s Winterfest Kickoff at http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=11

We’ll have more Winterfest events coming up for you soon, be sure to come back and check on us! www.allthesmokies.com.

Scenes of the Nativity in Gatlinburg

Scenes of the Nativity in Gatlinburg

We received a request to post this on behalf of Our Savior Lutheran Church in Gatlinburg, TN. “Our Savior Lutheran Church invites you to celebrate the season at its Scenes of the Nativity Open House held at the church on Historic Nature Trail road in […]

Our List of Upcoming Winterfest Events For 2016

Our List of Upcoming Winterfest Events For 2016

If you’re gearing up for a Smoky Mountain vacation sometime after this month to take a look at the special events we’ve got starting in mid-November to the end of December, this list will get you started on the right foot.

Here’s what we have coming up for the holiday Winterfest season:

* Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland
November 4th – January 1st
http://shadrackchristmas.com/sevierville/

* Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
November 5th – December 31st
http://www.dollywood.com

* Sevierville’s Winterfest Kickoff
November 7th
http://visitsevierville.com/

* 27th Annual Winterfest Kick-off
November 8th
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/winterfest/

* Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff
November 9th
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=11

* Veterans Day Celebration
November 11th
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=14

* Old Mill Square Holiday Open House
November 12th
http://www.old-mill.com/

* Festival of Trees
November 22nd – 27th
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=120

* Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts and Crafts Show
November 22nd – 27th
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=15

* Fireworks on Thanksgiving at the Titanic
November 24th
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/fireworks-on-thanksgiving-at-the-titanic/

* Tree Lighting at The Island
November 26th
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/tree-lighting-at-the-island/

* Great Smoky Christmas Arts and Crafts Show
November 28th – December 4th
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=15

* Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade
December 2nd
http://www.gatlinburg.com

* Winter Magic Tunes and Tales
December 2nd-3rd
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=194

* Sevierville 54th Annual Christmas Parade
December 3rd
http://www.visitsevierville.com

* Townsend Christmas Parade
December 3rd
http://www.aboutwearsvalley.com/festivals.html

* Breakfast or Brunch with Santa
December 3rd
www.old-mill.com

* Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival
December 7th-10th
http://www.smokymountainconventioncenter.com/

* Winter Magic Tunes and Tales
December 9th-11th
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=194

* Winter Magic Tunes and Tales
December 16th-18th
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=194

* New Years Eve at The Island
December 31st
http://www.mypigeonforge.com/events/new-years-eve-at-the-island/

* New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show
December 31st
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=117

And then as we get closer to the season, we’ll go in greater detail to some of these events.

We hope to see you at the Cosby Hollow Cabin this Winterfest! Bring the kids, they’ll love spending the holidays at our wonderful little house.

Harvest Festival Events For 2016

Harvest Festival Events For 2016

Our Harvest Festival events in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are as follows: * Fall Harvest at The Island * Now – October 31st http://islandinpigeonforge.com/ * Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg * Now – October 30th http://obergatlinburg.com/ * National Quartet Convention * Now – October 1st http://www.natqc.com/ […]

Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies

Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies

Dollywood has a new special event that they are holding on park tomorrow called “Rock The Smokies”. This is a Christian Rock festival where performances will play at several locations throughout the park. Dollywood writes: “Rock the Smokies will be an energizing event for festival-goers, […]

Fourth of July For 2016

Fourth of July For 2016

Let’s cut to the chase. Here is the rundown for Fourth of July this year.

In Pigeon Forge, Patriot Park is having Patriot Fest starting at 12:00PM. The whole park becomes a center of activity with a huge sound stage, lots of activity, food tents, cooling off station, music by Cruisin’ Memories, Just Bcuz Music, Pigeon Forge Community Chorus, Joe Diffie and much more until the fireworks start between 9:45PM to 10:00PM. See more at www.mypigeonforge.com.

And Gatlinburg will be celebrating in true traditional fashion, and all your favorite activities from the Midnight Parade to the River Raft Regatta will be ready for you to enjoy! The Midnight Parade starts on 12:00AM on Thursday night, registration for the River Raft Regatta is at Christ In The Smokies at 10:00AM the following morning, some free music performances will go on at various times of the day at Ripley’s Aquarium in the Smokies, and the fireworks themselves will explode over the downtown area at about 10:00PM! See more on this at www.gatlinburg.com.

Happy Fourth of July everyone!

Feasts, Festivals and More

Feasts, Festivals and More

WOW do we have a lot of special events to look forward to in the next couple weeks here in the Smokies. We’ve got FOUR coming up in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville and 75% of them are food-based festivals. Clear palate, because if you […]


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