Monday, February 13, 2017

Dollywoods 2017 Festival of Nations

March 18 - April 9, 2017

Performing at the festival of Nations

Mother Africa : This amazing show combines skillful acrobatics, modern and traditional dance, comedy and colorful costumes, all set to the music of a renowned live band.


Slask : One of Europe’s most prominent folk dance and music ensembles, Slask features more than 30 dancers in hundreds of richly embroidered, handmade costumes representing the various regions of Poland.



 Atahualpa :  These masterful musicians share the history and culture of the Andes Mountains through beautiful traditional music, dance and fun.

Hodman & Sally: These loveable walk around characters from the country of “Oblivia” are sure to bring a smile to your face and a photo op to share.

Dearbhail Finnegan and Robin Slater :  Irish harp and flute duo, Dearbhail Finnegan and Robin Slater, are a charming husband and wife duo who weave together beautiful music and engaging humor to bring you an unforgettable experience.

Streichmusik Alder : Experience the music and traditions of the Swiss Alps with this warm hearted and talented group of musicians, through unique sounds of the alphorn and other folk instruments, yodeling and stories of the Swiss mountain culture.

Invaders Steel Orchestra :  This guest-favorite Festival of Nations act returns with tropical sounds and amazing musicianship of one of the Caribbean’s most recognized steel pan orchestras.



 This is one of our favorite times of the year to visit Dollywood. The shows and food are fantastic. If you have never visited during the Festival of Nations you have got to schedule a trip this year. Fun times await you! Hope to see you very soon!

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Smoky Mountain Strong A Bluegrass Celebration

Feb 10 & 11, 2017

This event will be held in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee at the Le Conte Center to benefit those affected by the recent wildfires in East Tennessee.

The bluegrass music lineup includes:
Flatt Lonesome

 The Grascals

Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver

Lonesome River Band
Barry Bales & Friends (Adam Steffey, Shawn Lane, Jason Davis, Keith Williams)
and more.
Proceeds benefit the scholarship opportunities for Sevier County youths whose homes were destroyed by recent widlfires.

We invite you to join us February 10th and 11th at the Le Conte Center in Pigeon Forge for a 2-day celebration featuring a lineup of bluegrass music's top artists with ticket proceeds benefitting the Dollywood Foundation Wildfire Scholarship Fund and those affected by recent wildfires in East Tennessee.
Friday, Feb. 10 at 5 pm: Doors open at 4pm
  • Volume 5
  • Flatt Lonesome
  • The Grascals
  • Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver
Saturday, Feb 11 at 5 pm: Doors open at 3pm 
  • Jimbo Whaley & Greenbriar
  • Dave Adkins Band
  • Newton
  • Barry Bales & Friends (Adam Steffey, Shawn Lane, Jason Davis, Keith Williams)
  • Lonesome River Band
*Artist and show schedule are subject to change
Tickets - General Admission Seating
Free admission for children 3 and under
Single-Day: $30 per person 
Weekend Admission (2-day): $50 per person
Tickets go on sale Wednesday, January 18, at or at the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism offices (open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.) located at the LeConte Center (135 Jake Thomas Road). *Payment methods for ticket purchases at the LeConte Center include cash, check or credit card (processing fees do apply).*
This ticket is exchanged for donations benefitting scholarship opportunities for Sevier County youths whose homes were destroyed by recent wildfires. In the event of cancellation, no refunds will be available. All donations are final.
Sponsors Include: City of Pigeon Forge, LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, Moonstruck Management, Blue Ridge Sound, Stellar Visions and Sounds, WDVX and the International Bluegrass Music Association, Bullfish Grill and Sevier County Economic Development Council. 
Please join us in this wonderful celebration and help us continue to be  Smoky Mountain Strong! Call today for reservations at 865-908-7935 or visit our website at

Monday, January 2, 2017

Ober Gatlinburg Skiing, Snowboarding, Tubing and Ice Skating

Beginning Mid December through Mid March

Visit Ober Gatlinburg year round for lots of fun for all ages.

 In the winter months enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and tubing.

All year long enjoy ice skating, alpine slide, wildlife encounter, scenic chairlift, carousel, amaze'n maze, mini golf, assorted rides, arial tram, sky mountain coaster, water raft rides,  arcade & redemption center and much more.

For more information visit their website at

Monday, November 14, 2016

Great Smoky Christmas Arts and Crafts Show 2016

November 28- December 4, 2016

 Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

 The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the nation's largest organization of independent artisans makes its home in Gatlinburg and the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop along Route 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road. The Tennessee artists and craftspeople here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for centuries.

Find gorgeous quilts, old-fashioned straw brooms with hand carved handles, exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, Victorian ceramic pitchers, pottery, dulcimers, stuffed bears and leather vests.

There is handmade jewelry unlike anything you'll find in the malls back home. Painters capture scenes of landscapes and mountain life, while potters and weavers work magic with clay and cloth.

 Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Gatlinburg's Fantasy of Lights 41st Annual Christmas Parade 2016

December 2, 2016
7:30 pm

The 41st Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016. More than 60,000 people come to view the award winning parade featuring lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units, giant balloons and of course Santa Claus!

The parade route is through downtown Gatlinburg.

We hope you can visit us and come enjoy this magical time of year.  From Sevierville,  Pigeon Forge and  Gatlinburg our towns are all decked out for the Holidays.

 If you are looking for something fun to do this holiday season this is the place you want to be. You will feel the Christmas spirit the minute you enter town. We look forward to sharing this gorgeous event with you and yours!
Call us today 865-908-7935 or visit our website to make reservations during this special time of year!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Gatlinburg's 27th Annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff

November 9, 2016

Gatlinburg will kickoff the 27th year of Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff and Winter Magic Kickoff on Wednesday, November 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. City dignitaries will signify the start of Gatlinburg Winter Magic with a ceremonial lighting of more than 3 million lights throughout the city while thousands sample from more than 25 vendors from area restaurants and businesses.

 This year’s event features great musical acts throughout the night performing on multiple stages. Chili Cookoff is happy to announce country music singer Tara Thompson as the headliner. Tara is a featured act in many of Nashville’s premier honky-tonks and has recently been the opening act in front of thousands for her cousin, the Queen of Country Music, Loretta Lynn. She released her EP “Someone to Take Your Place” this year and is expected to release her full-length album later this year. Thompson will go on at 6:15 p.m. on the Bush’s Best Stage at traffic light number 6. Grassabillies will open at 5:15 p.m. The Greenbrier Band will perform four times throughout the night beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the south entrance of the Cookoff near the Historic Gatlinburg Inn. All Sauced Up Hot Chili Eating Contests are at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., and Winter Magic Kickoff lighting starts at 6:00 p.m. on the Bush’s Best Stage.

“We are so happy to celebrate 27 years of Winterfest in Sevier County with Gatlinburg’s Chili Cookoff,” said Mark Adams, CEO/President of Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. “In the nearly 30 years since its inception, Winterfest has proven to be extremely beneficial to the people of Sevier County while also providing one of the best holiday experiences in the South for the guests who visit our area during the winter months.”

Participants in Chili Cookoff will be competing for the coveted People’s Choice Award, Best Booth Presentation and Best Apron. While the street event is free, tickets for chili sampling are $10. There is also a special edition t-shirt available for purchase the night of the event.

 Food vendors serving are Collier Convention and Catering, Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg, Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Delauder’s Smoky Mountain BBQ, Dick’s Last Resort, Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Gatlinburg Fire Department, Gatlinburg Police Department, Great Smoky Mountain Catering Co., Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, Hilton Garden Inn, The Inn at Christmas Place, IX Nubes Vape Lounge, Lil Black Bear CafĂ©, Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina, Margaritaville Island Hotel, Ole Smoky Moonshine, Ober Gatlinburg, Paula Deen Store, Puckers Sports Grill, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Sensible Concrete Works, Sugarlands Distilling Co., The Melting Pot, and The Popcorn Emporium. Sponsors of Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff are Bush Brothers and Company, All Sauced Up, Food City, and Smoky Mountain Living.

We sure hope you can come visit us during this magical time of year. Call us 865-908-7935 or visit our website at to make reservation to join us in this wonderful and delicious celebration! We will also be all decked out. Hope to see you soon!

Thursday, October 20, 2016

27th Annual Winterfest Kickoff Pigeon Forge

Nov. 8- Feb. 28, 2017

Join us for Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, the nearly four-month celebration of winter in the Smokies. Enjoy the light displays at your leisure on our Winterfest Lights Driving Tour. Pick up your tour guide at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center at traffic light #0 or at the Fun Time Trolley office in Patriot Park. Winterfest light displays will shine through the end of February.

Winterfest Kick-off
4:00 PM: Kids Area opens up Days Gone By Old Time Games
5:00 PM: Activities start from stage National Anthem presenting of colors: Mayor and City Manager to speak recognize Volunteer of the Year Grace Stottlemeyer

5:15 PM: Count down to lights being turned on *in Patriot Park only immediately followed by 3-4 minutes of fireworks

5:30 PM: Entertainment starts from stage: Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier, Pistol Creek Catch of the Day & the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus: Note some members of Pistol Creek will be strolling through park earlier entertaining

6:00 PM: FREE Trolley Tour of Lights rides will start
Local Girl Scouts will be selling hot drinks and cookies and we will have Winterfest shirt sales also.

We hope you can visit us during this magical time of year! Please call us at 865-908-7935 or visit our website to reserve your stay so that you too can enjoy the magic of Christmas Pigeon Forge Style. From Sevierville to Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg we light up our town for a few months of winter magic. Here at the lodge we will be all decked out by November 16.
 Hope to see you soon!