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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 […]

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 Gatlinburg. Scenes of the Nativity will be open on Saturday, November 26th from 10:00AM to 2:00PM and on Sunday, November 27th from noon to 2:00PM.

Member and friends of the congregation will display their own Nativities. There will be one-of-a-kind Nativity sets from around the world, pieces, and collectibles like the Hummel and Willow Tree, hand-carved, humorous, new and old, papier-mâché and more.

“Many of these displays are family treasures,” says Robin Whiting, event organizer. “These Nativities have been in our homes passed down through the family or gifts from special friends for ages. This open house is our gift to the community and to our Gatlinburg visitors. We hope that the thirty or so minutes you spend here viewing these artistic expressions of the Christmas story will renew a spirit of Christmas and christian tradition for you.”

In addition to the Nativities, there will be cookies and hot apple cider, and childrens’ activities centering on the Christmon Tree and the Season of Advent. A Nativity scene will be given away each day. Parking is free at the church. There is no admission charge but donations will be accepted for the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Smokies. We encourage everyone to also attend the Gatlinburg Festival of Trees at Mills Auditorium, which also benefits the Boys and Girls Club.

Please visit our website at www.gatlinburglutherans.com for additional information or contact Robin Whiting at whitingr@bellsouth.net.

Our Savior Lutheran Church is located at 423 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 and their phone number is 436-5641.

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 […]

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 National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration *
September 30th – October 29th
http://www.dollywood.com/

* 39th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair *
October 1st – October 29th
http://portal.clubrunner.ca/7015

* Gatlinburg Craftsmens Fair *
October 6th – October 23rd
http://www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=10

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, […]

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 choose to indulge in any of them, your tastebuds are going to have quite a ride.

Let’s look:

Gatlinburg – Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival
5/12/16

Not everyday you get to celebrate the Southern wonder that is the mixture of beans and cornbread, so we found time to make May 12th a time to celebrate it. From 5:00PM to 8:00PM between stoplights #6 and #8, many vendors that include local restaurants, experts from abroad and everything in between will set up tables for people to have as much as they want with the purchase of an admission spoon ($10.00). There will be entertainment for the evening provided by Nashville country/honkytonk singer Tara Thompson and much more. See www.gatlinburg.com/events/details.aspx?id=138 for details.

Pigeon Forge – Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass
5/13/16 – 5/22/16

Dollywood has the longest marathon of merriment for this month and you’ll definitely want to check it out. For this awesome week-and-a-half, the price of admission at Dollywood includes round-the-clock performances from Backline, Flatt Lonesome, The Boxcars, The Steeldrivers, Loose Strings Band, Steve Gulley & New Pinnacle and almost two dozen additional artists playing throughout the park and the best in pulled pork, smoked sausage, chicken and much more served at Market Square. See more on this at www.dollywood.com.

Pigeon Forge – Wilderness Wildlife Week
5/18/16 – 5/22/16

This used to be a Winter event in Pigeon Forge, but this year they’ve moved it to spring. The new Spring version of the Wilderness Wildlife Week, other than the seasonal change is every bit the same as we’ve always enjoyed. The hikes, lectures, workshops and special guest appearances continue to exceed our expectations. You can get more information on that at www.mypigeonforge.com/events/wilderness-wildlife-week/.

Sevierville – Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass
5/20/16 – 5/21/16

There aren’t many special events that shutdown downtown Sevierville around the Sevier County courthouse, but the Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass makes it count with a one-and-one-half day festival where dozens of cooking teams will be providing the food, entertainers will provide the aural culture every hour the festival is in play, and the avenues around the courthouse will have arts and crafts vendors showcasing a variety of worthwhile things to look at and consider for yourself. www.bloominbbq.com

Pearl Harbor at Ripley’s Aquarium

Pearl Harbor at Ripley’s Aquarium

Did you know Ripley’s Aquarium regularly changes up their exhibition room for new interactive attractions? You probably would if you only visit once a year or so and saw different exhibits there, but it’s officially designed to change up every so often, and this Spring […]


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