Tuesday, July 28, 2015

12th Annual Old Mill Heritage day Pigeon Forge

Saturday Sept, 26

Experience the past now at the Old Mill Heritage Day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Come take a trip back in time with us!

Bring the entire  family to this event for a fun filled day!
There will be filled with music, food, fun and games for all ages, demonstrations, crafts, storytelling.

At Old Mill Heritage Day you will find quilt demonstrations, a petting zoo, kid’s train rides, basket making, a farmers market and much more!

Throughout the day you will be able to see firsthand what a day in the life of a Smoky Mountain pioneer was like.

Crafts people will be on hand with demonstrations such as making lye soap, sorghum and apple butter along with cast iron cooking over open fires.

 Take a free tour of the Old Mill during your visit! People young and old are sure to enjoy the Old Mill Heritage Day.
Call us or visit our website today and make reservations to come visit us during this special event! You will be happy you did! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! 

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Pigeon Forge Fall Grand Rod Run at Leconte Center

 The 2015 Fall Grand Rod Run Pigeon Forge is tentatively scheduled to take place September 16-19.

Many participants and visitors to the fall rod run roll into town earlier in the week to “claim” parking spots along the strip and enjoy some of the restaurants and attractions before the majority of the crowd arrives on the weekend. If you have a vehicle you do not want entered into the actual car show, but want to park then we highly suggest arriving early in the week to get a spot on or near the parkway.

This Fall Rod Run 2015 is one of the most popular car shows in Pigeon Forge simply because of the cooler weather, lack of summertime visitors, and the slight chance of seeing some fall colors start to show! This Pigeon Forge rod run features thousands of hot rods and muscle cars of a years, makes, models, colors, and sizes.

The Fall Rod Run will be located at the LeConte Center which offers free parking and an incredible amount of indoor space for vendors, entertainment, etc. If you just want to see cars you can also plan on sitting along the parkway or take a stroll down the sidewalk to see the thousands of vehicles that will be in town.

 If you plan to enter your vehicle in the Pigeon Forge Fall Grand Run, click the links below to find the official website and registration form for this popular Pigeon Forge car show. Of course, you don’t have to “enter” your vehicle in the actual rod run to be a part of the fun…you can simply cruise the parkway or find parking spots along the street to show off your ride.
 If you are planning a trip during this time give us a call or visit our website to reserve your stay. Whether you are coming to the rod run or not we are enough off the beaten path to not be disturbed but close enough to get to the show within minutes! Plus no waiting in long lines for breakfast. We have you covered there! After a long day out on the town come back to a delicious signature dessert every evening! We hope to see you very soon!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Shades of the Past Fall Rod Run XXXIII Pigeon Forge

Sept. 11 & 12 


The 2015 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, TN is one of the largest annual car shows that takes place in Pigeon Forge Tennessee each year around Labor Day. 


The 2015 Shades of the Past car show will be held September 11-12 at Dollywood’s Splash Country, which has proven to be an excellent venue for this extremely popular Pigeon Forge car show!


 The 33rd annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup. This roundup will be one for the ages with over 200 hot rods expected to compete for the grand prizes consisting of a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster and a $10,000 cash prize. 

Spectators can take part in the roundup for only $10 a day with children under 12 allowed free admittance. Roam the grounds and take a look at all of the hot rods or find a deal at the giant swap meet. Vendors will also be set up throughout the event. If you would like to be a participant, the registration fee will be $50 before May 15, 2015 or $60 for registering after May 15, 2015. For more information visit www.shadesofthepast.com


If you are not coming to visit for the car show we are off the beaten path enough that you will not be disturbed by the rumbling of the cars. If you are coming to visit for the car show we are close enough to be at the event in minutes. Visit our website or call us today to plan you visit with us! We offer cozy private bed & bath rooms, bountiful breakfast and a delicious signature dessert to end the perfect day!  We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Pigeon Forge Celebrate Freedom Month

Celebrate Freedom Pigeon Forge
 August 1-31

Join Pigeon Forge in honoring America’s heroes during the whole month of August with Celebrate Freedom! Participating businesses throughout town offer discounts to active and veteran military personnel, police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders during the month-long celebration of freedom and sacrifice.

Bring your American hero to Pigeon Forge for this celebration of freedom and let us recognize all they do for us! To receive Celebrate Freedom discounts, servicemen and women will need proper identification and proof of service.

 For participating businesses and discounts, click here

We appreciate each of these brave men and woman who make our lives much easier to live! Thank you all for your service and sacrifice!

Come join us during the month of August and let us honor you Southern style!
A list of all participating businesses are attached to the link. Please come be our guest and get a little back for all you have given us! Call us today or visit our website and reserve your visit! We will make sure your visit is a memorable one! 
Wish you were here!

Monday, June 29, 2015

40th Annual Gatlinburg's Summer Craftsman's Fair

Gatlinburg Craftsman's Fair 

July 17-26

Art, crafts and music lovers can find over 180 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work.

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July 17 - 26, 2015 over 180 of the finest craftspeople from all over the United States demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale.

There's even free live country and bluegrass music at the event: Dennis Lee and Band and Tim Watson, "The Fiddle Man," will perform at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day. 

The fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sunday, which is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $7; children 12 and under are admitted free.

The Gatlinburg Convention Center is located at Traffic Light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg.

 Country, Gospel & Bluegrass Music Shows
12, 2 & 4 pm daily - 12 & 2 pm Sundays

 Featuring: Tim Watson "The Fiddle Man" 

& Dennis Lee  & Band 

If you missed the October craftsman's fair then summer is a great time to come and catch up on what you missed. call us today or visit our website to book your stay and make plans to attend. Hope to see you soon!  

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Gatlinburg's 40th Annual July 4th First Independence Day Parade in the Nation Celebration

First Independence Day Parade in the Nation

July 3rd at Midnight

Saluting the valiant men and women of our military services, this 40th annual showcase is the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day. 

 The 40th annual Gatlinburg 4th of July Midnight Parade steps off at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, July 4, 2015 to the cheers of close to 80,000 spectators.  For 40 years, the Parade has honored our nation’s Military Veterans and other U.S. Military Heroes with this classic, small town American parade.

The First Independence Day Parade in the Nation has garnered national attention and award recognition for excellence in entertainment.  The Parade was recently named by National Geographic Traveler Magazine as a “Top Ten Parade to see in the US” and recognized by Livability.com as one of the “Five Best Fourth of July Celebrations in Smaller Cities.”  Additionally, the event has earned multiple Grand Pinnacle Awards by the International Festivals and Events Association.
It is gratifying that the parade has gained this kind of national attention, said Vicki Simms, Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau Executive Director.  “The sheer volume of people that come to the parade, some year after year, is a testament to the entertainment value of this event. It is such an honor to be recognized nationally for 40 years of success.  We are very grateful for the hundreds of people who volunteer to make this happen each year.” 
The 129th Army Band from the Army National Guard Unit in Nashville will lead off the parade with more bands to follow; some coming from as far away as Minnesota and Maryland.  With entries from five states, the parade will also feature floats, giant balloons, entertainment, exotic cars, antique tractors and military vehicles. Leading up to the Midnight Parade on Friday, the 129th Army Band will perform patriotic concerts throughout the City. See the schedule below. 
Stretching more than a mile, the Parade route begins at traffic light #1A on East Parkway, turning south onto Parkway at traffic light #3 and traveling the length of downtown to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road.  Parade goers are encouraged to arrive early on Friday, July 3 to find a place along the Parkway to watch the Midnight Parade.

The festivities continue at Noon on Saturday, July 4 with the annual River Raft Regatta, an unmanned floatables race beginning at Christ in the Smokies Bridge on River Road and ending at the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Bridge.  Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. at Christ in the Smokies.  Prizes will be awarded.

The festivities will conclude at 10:00 p.m. when visitors will enjoy the spectacular 20-minute fireworks display in the heart of Gatlinburg. The best viewing will be the area around traffic lights #3 and #5.  The 129th Army Band will play prior to the fireworks in a free concert at 9:00 p.m. on the Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza.

In addition to the July 4th events, the streets of Gatlinburg are filled with Appalachian music from Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales every night through August 1.  The City offers free Parkway Trolley service, spanning the full length of the Parkway, daily through August 15.

Here is the schedule for the 129th Army Band.
Friday, July 3:
1:30 pm: The Village – 129th Army Bluegrass Band
2:30 pm: Traffic Light 3 Plaza – Major Rush
3:30 pm: Reagan Terrace – Arsenal of Fusion
5:00 pm: Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza – Nightfire

Saturday, July 4:
2:00 pm: Elks Plaza – Arsenal of Fusion
3:00 pm: Reagan Terrace – 129th Army Bluegrass Band
4:00 pm: The Village – Major Rush
9:00 pm: Ripley’s Aquarium Plaza – 129th Army Band

Do not miss out on this fun family Independence Celebration! Call us today or visit our website and come join us in this special event! We hope to see you here! 

Friday, June 12, 2015

Pigeon Forge July 4th 25th Annual Patriot Celebration

Celebrate July 4th in Pigeon Forge! Pigeon Forge’s 25th Annual Patriot Festival at Patriot Park has music, food, fun and fireworks and is completely free! The event begins at noon with vendors and the free Kids’ Karnival. Don’t forget your lawn chairs and picnic blankets to sit back and enjoy the day’s events.
Umbrellas and coolers are not allowed in the park.
Musical events begin at 1:30 p.m. Featured musical acts include:

Biblical Times Theater Singers – Biblical Times Theater in Pigeon Forge features an award winning cast of singers that perform a variety of southern gospel, hymns and worship songs.

Pigeon Forge Community Chorus – The Pigeon Forge Community Chorus is a volunteer choral group with members from Pigeon Forge and the surrounding areas. The chorus is under the direction of Mike Gwinn.

Mae Beth Harris – With a singing style often described as “organic country,” Mae Beth is a country singer from Strawberry Plains, Tennessee.

Departure: The Journey Tribute band – Departure is the country’s most respected Journey tribute band in the nation and has been together for the past 7 years and has been voted “Best Local Entertainer” by Gwinnett Magazine for 2011, 2012 and 2014.

At 8:00 pm, the headliner Diamond Rio will be taking the stage. The Grammy-award winning group Diamond Rio is behind top chart hits such as “Meet You in the Middle” (1991), “How Your Love Makes Me Feel (1997), “One More Day” (2001), “Beautiful Mess” (2002), “I Believe” (2003) and more. Diamond Rio has been named Vocal Group of the Year by the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association and has sold more than 10 million albums.
The finale of celebration is the huge firework display, which will begin at 9:30 p.m. The firework display is synchronized to music and is a great way to end America’s Birthday Celebration. This event is free to the public.

Please make plans to join us in this wonderful celebration! Call today or visit our website and make your reservations to come visit with us! We look forward to seeing you very soon!