Thursday, June 9, 2016

Gatlinburg's 41st Annual First Independance Day Parade in the Nation 2016

July 3rd at Midnight

 Saluting the valiant men and women of our military services, this 41st annual showcase is the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” Parade starts at the stroke of midnight to begin Independence Day.



 This 41st annual showcase salutes the valiant men and women of our military services in the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!”  Floats, balloons, and marching bands pay tribute to our country during this Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.



 The Parade route will extend from traffic light #1A on East Parkway, turn South onto Parkway at traffic light #3, then traveling the length of the downtown street to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road.

Last year over 100,000 people attend ed the Parade with several of them having selected their viewing spots by placing folding chairs along the route as early as 7:00AM on July 3rd. 

Please come celebrate this special event with us! Call us or visit our website to reserve your stay. We hope to see you soon! 

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Gatlinburg's Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales

June 10- July 30


Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as 1800.


 This popular seven-week event truly highlights one of Gatlinburg’s greatest assets in the walkabout through the city that provides guests with an interactive, educational and entertaining experience the whole family can enjoy.


The collection of personalities and performers arrive nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town. Visitors witness a magical transformation of sidewalk to stage as the characters disperse along the downtown Parkway for an evening of entertainment and storytelling.



 The City also hosts a Winter Magic Tunes & Tales event featuring a capella carolers on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.





Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is an official activity of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.
 We hope you will come visit during this magical time and take a walk back in time while strolling through town enjoying the beautiful sights. Call us or visit our website to make your reservations. We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Festival 2016

May 12

Gatlinburg celebrates it's Appalachian culinary past with the Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Festival! Presented by Bush Brothers & Company.

 

Thursday, May 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. – Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival presented by Bush Brothers & Company. The event will feature a beans and cornbread cook-off, foot-stompin’ Smoky Mountain music, antique engines and lots of beans and cornbread for tasting!


Back this year by popular demand is the more than 15 rarely seen antique engines, along with strolling musicians playing old timey Appalachian music. “The antique engines were a crowd favorite at the festival last year, we are extremely grateful they agreed to come back again,” said city spokesperson, Marci Claude.  “We really want to showcase the old way of doing things in the mountains.”


Festivalgoers are encouraged to come hungry and sample unlimited amounts of beans and   cornbread.  Area restaurants, businesses and caterers will be preparing traditional and new beans and cornbread recipes for tasting while vying for coveted top honors in the cookoff competition, all while featuring Bush’s Best Beans in their recipes.

The Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival presented by Bush Brothers & Company is Thursday, May 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Parkway between traffic lights number 6 and 8. While the festival is free, visitors can purchase a spoon for $10 for unlimited sampling. 

Plan your visit around this delicious event! For some foot stomping delicious food tasting family fun! You will be glad you came! Hope to see you here!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

31st Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade

 May 6, 2016

Watch as local entertainers, colorful floats, military veterans, and marching bands make their way down the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

 Since 1985, This is an event filled with extravagant floats, marching bands, horses, entertainers and of course- the grand marshal, Miss Dolly Parton herself!

Often over 50,000 visitors line the streets of the Parkway in Pigeon Forge to watch this annual fun-filled event. The parade kicks off at 6 PM with the route starting at traffic light #6 and continues North on the Parkway all the way to traffic light #3. Like many events in Pigeon Forge, the Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade is completely free.


It’s been an annual event for almost three decades now! We recommend all those who want to attend to get there early and stake out a good vantage point. Come and see one of the largest and most fun events of the year- Dolly’s Homecoming Parade!
This is a very big event each year! Make plans to attend this year! You will be glad you did! Call us or visit our website today and make your reservations! We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Monday, March 7, 2016

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournamnt

  - 4/3/2016


This event is perfect for adults, children and of course all visitors. Before these seasonal, 2-day trout tournaments get started, there will be over 10,000 trout stocked in over 20 miles of streams!


Enter the tournament for your chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Spend your next vacation trout fishing in Tennessee and experience all the fun the Smokies have to offer!


Valid fishing license is required. For more information, call (865) 661-3474 or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com.


Smoky Mountain
Trout Tournament

RULES and REGULATIONS

  • Single hook only; 1 hand-held rod; five (5) fish limit.
  • NO fishing on Friday, April 3rd., 2015; NO fishing before / or after tournament hours on Saturday, April 4th. & Sunday, April 5th., 2015.
  • NO fishing on Friday, September 25th., 2015; NO fishing before / or after tournament hours on Saturday, September 26th. & Sunday, September 27th., 2015.
  • Trout only will be weighed; No dry fish will be weighed; Smallest trout must be 7 inches.
  • Participants may not fish with individuals not enteres in the tournament.
  • All trout must be at weigh-in located at Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge, traffic light #7 by 4 p.m. on Saturday & 2 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Tournament hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. and 30 minutes before sunrise to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Winners will be determined by total weight of the 2-day tournament.
  • All Gatlinburg and state regulations will be observed.
  • All participants will be subject to a polygraph test.
  • Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament officials reserve the right to disqualify any participant.
  • Participants must be present at weigh-ins to win.
  • Drawings for prizes will be held at each weigh-in.
  • Tournament badges are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Late registration for Spring Trout Tournament from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. at Rocky Top Outfitters on April 4th. & 5th., 2015.
  • Late registration for Fall Trout Tournament from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. at Rocky Top Outfitters on September 26th. & 27th., 2015. 
  • Register for the Trout Tournament at Rocky Top Outfitters, via our Online Registration Form, by phone, mail, or in person. 

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show Gatlinburg 2016

March 22 - 26

Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual Easter show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.


The largest group of independent artisans in North
America. 


This historic 8-mile loop has been designated a
Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these
artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original
collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery,
jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained
glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils, and
watercolors.



 Also lodging, restaurants, cafĂ©s, tea room, soda
fountain and candy shops. Make plans to visit the Great Smoky
Arts & Crafts Community.



This is an event you will want to mark on your calendar to attend! These are unique crafters to our area and they put their heart and soul into these crafts!
You have a chance to see it made and purchase something to pass on down generations after generations! Each piece tells its own story!
Call us at 865-908-7935 or visit our website www.berrysprings.com and make plans to visit with us during this wonderful Spring event! Hope to see you very soon!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Pigeon Forge Dollywood Festival of Nations 2016

March 19 - April 18

Dollywood's Festival of Nations presented by Humana displays the most captivating entertainment from around the world during this month-long celebration of music, dance, food and art.
  
Some of the entertainment expected this year at this wonderful event:

Mother Africa

 

After a wildly successful Festival of Nations in 2014, Mother Africa returns to Dollywood with an all-new show which takes guests to “Khayelitsha,” one of the largest townships in South Africa. The world-renowned show combines skillful acrobatics, live music and traditional and modern dance to delight audiences through a fascinating celebration of Africa’s diverse traditions.


Los Pampas Gauchos 

Los Pampas Gauchos is an exciting, fast-paced show which blends the traditional folk dancing of Argentina with the
 thrill of modern showmanship and comedy. This unique and entertaining show paints a vibrant visual of this fascinating culture.

 Celtic Coast 

Led by Cape Breton Island musical ambassador and award-winning singer/songwriter Buddy MacDonald, Celtic Coast features original music and traditional tunes inspired by the diverse musical heritage of Nova Scotia, Canada. Joining MacDonald are Rachel Davis on fiddle, and multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen, two of Cape Breton’s brightest young talents.


The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra 

 This unique ensemble plays a variety of world music, all arranged for the ukulele. Their professional musical talents on the ukulele, along with their hilarious antics, make this show unlike anything else. Hailing from locations around the United Kingdom, this group brings an all-new experience to Dollywood’s Festival of Nations. Combining British comedy with the traditional Hawaiian instrument, The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra breaks down musical borders! 


There are many more groups entertainers performing during this amazing month long event! Hope you can join us in celebrating all of the wonderful nations!

Call us at 865-908-7935 or visit our website at www.berrysprings.com to reserve your visit with us we are located only a mile from Dollywood. You are almost close enough to walk! Almost!