Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Pigeon Forge 21st Annual A Mountain Quiltfest at the LeConte Center



- 3/21/2015  

21st Annual A Mountain Quiltfest preserves the timeless art of quilting. No matter what your quilt making level is, there is something for everyone with more than 60 quilting classes. There's a quilt show with a variety of quilts from all over the country will be on display for viewing. 

Quilters can compete in the show for over $20,000 cash and prizes, after reviewing the 10 categories and filling out the quilt show entry form. For everyone who enters a quilt, please notice on your Quilt Entry Form the option of paying $10 per quilt to have each of your submissions critiqued by our NQS-certified judge.

When submitting your quilt, please include a check made payable to: City of Pigeon Forge. Booths upon booths of quilting vendors attend the Pigeon Forge Quiltfest every year. Quilters can expect to find a variety of fabric, threads, patterns, notions, and more!
A Mountain Quiltfest is produced by the City of Pigeon Forge and hosted by the Piecemakers and Sevier Valley Quilters Guilds.
Class registration begins November 3, 2014.

LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge

2986 Teaster Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN 37868

Monday, January 12, 2015

Pigeon Forge 15th Annual Saddle Up


 Pigeon Forge has put together another awesome event you want to mark on your calendar of must get to Smoky Mountains to see this event! You are in for a real treat! Just look at all the live entertainment they have planned with you in mind! 
This event will be held at the following locations:

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
2986 Teaster Lane


Clabough’s Campground
405 Wears Valley Road


Pottery House Café and Grille at Old Mill Square
3341 Old Mill Street


Stages West
2765 Parkway

Mama's Farmhouse
208 Pickel St, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863











 

  






To celebrate the 15th annual event, we’ve rounded up some of the finest cowboy and cowgirl talent in the country, and they’ll all be making their way to Pigeon Forge to sing, cook, tell stories and entertain you the cowboy way.
Make plans now to join us Feb. 18-22!

 Andy NelsonAn Idaho native, Andy Nelson is a second-generation farrier who has the experience, talent and humor to bring authenticity and entertainment to any audience. A two-time recipient of the Western Music Association’s Male Poet of the Year award, he recently was named a 2014 Cowboy Keeper by the National Day of the Cowboy – Preserve the Heritage. Today, Andy lives in Pinedale, Wyoming, where he and his wife raise horses and children.
 Baxter Black Baxter Black is a cowboy poet, former large animal veterinarian and entertainer of the agricultural masses. For more than 25 years, he has traveled the U.S. and Canada scattering his wit and left-handed observations to folks looking for a bright spot in their day. You can read his work in books and magazines, hear him on radio and see him on television. Baxter says his life has been blessed. “I like what I do. I have a great home to come home to, a couple good horses, a few cows, a good dog and friends everywhere I go. I’m square with God, and I make a living entertaining people I care about.”
 Brenn Hill - Brenn Hill’s music reveals the heart of the American West to anyone who will take the time to listen. This Utah native’s music revisits the many stories that come from the land with a fresh, contemporary and personal twist. Faith, trust and love are his guide, and he’s been called a role model for the next generation of cowboy singers and songwriters. 
 Chuck PyleChuck Pyle has won high praise from both fans and peers alikethroughout an inspired performance career of over 40 years. He mixes infectiously hummable melodies with straight-from-the-saddle poetry, quoting bumper stickers, proverbs, world leaders and old cowboys. An accomplished songwriter, his songs have been recorded by John Denver, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Suzy Bogguss, Jerry Jeff Walker and Chris LeDoux.
 Jean & Gary Prescott -  It has been said that Jean Prescott belongs to the land and its people and upholds the heritage, traditions and values of the western lifestyle. Her music has been described as “the spiritual essence of the West,” and, she and her husband Gary have entertained folks from the concert stage, around campfires, in churches and intimate living room concerts across the country. With a voice and a heart as big as Texas their songs go straight to the heart, and the music is always toe-tapping good.
 Kent Rollins - Kent Rollins is a sought-after entertainer and award-winning chuck wagon cook. He entertains audiences with his poetry and storytelling, a collection about the life and legacy of the cowboy with stories passed around from cow camps and old-timers. Millions of have enjoyed Kent’s appearances on TheFood Network’s “Throwdown With Bobby Flay” and “Chopped,” and more national television projects are on the horizon for this Oklahoma cowboy.
 Skip Gorman was introduced to traditional music at the age of eight, when he received his first guitar and a Jimmie Rodgers record. His career has been filled with traditional cowboy and folk music, playing with some of the top cowboy bands and recording highly acclaimed solo albums. His solo recording, “Old Style Mandolin,” was featured in Ken Burns’ “Baseball” documentary. Skip Gorman is a masterful cowboy singer, a fine Western and Celtic fiddler, and one of the country’s premier mandolin players.
 T. Scot Wilburn & the Shut Up -N- Playboys - A true son of the American West, T. Scot Wilburn was born with western music in his blood. He and the highly talented Shut Up -N- Playboys draw on their musical influences to play the best in hillbilly swing and western tunes. In addition to the concert stage, this group of multi-talented musicians can be heard at Stories & Strings on Friday and rocking the house at the Cowboy Dance.  
 Wylie & the Wild West - For more than a quarter of a century, Wylie and his goodtime cowboy band, the Wild West, have performed their unique blend of cowboy, swing, folk and yodeling music worldwide. In addition to stage performances, Wylie is the voice of the famous Yahoo! yodel. No strangers to Pigeon Forge, Wylie & the Wild West have become fan favorites with the Saddle Up audience.

 You want to make plans to visit us during this special event! Visit our website or Call us today to reserve your stay! Hope you can visit us very soon! 

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Fun things to do this Winter In the Smoky Mountains!

Some fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains this Winter to help make sure your first family vacation of the new year is as memorable as possible.
Experience Wilderness Wildlife Week


The perfect way to enjoy a fun and exciting day in Pigeon Forge and learn about all the fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains, Wilderness Wildlife week features nearly 400 family-friendly exhibits that every member of your family are sure to enjoy. This year’s event will be held in the brand new Pigeon Forge events center, The LeConte Center.
Click here to learn more about the 25th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge.
Go Skiing


The slopes are open and the hot chocolate is steaming, Ober Gatlinburg is a great place for you and your family to enjoy the scenic Smoky Mountain views and play in the snow during your next family vacation. To add to the experience, you and your family can travel to the Gatlinburg ski resort by riding the Aerial Tramway from the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. Forgot your skis at home? Ober Gatlinburg offers guests rental equipment to enjoy on the slopes.
Go Shopping


One of the only things that lift our spirits when we think that it will be another 365 days until Christmas returns, is knowing that all the exciting after Christmas sales and specials are just around the corner. Families looking for fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains in January will be pleased to find that shops like Tanger Outlets in Pigeon Forge featuring exclusive deals and discounts for their guests to enjoy.
We are open weekends during January and February! Call us today and plan a winter getaway! Hope to see you soon! 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

New Years Eve Celebration for 2015 at The Island Pigeon Forge

New Years Eve Pigeon Forge
Dec 31st




Ring in the New Year with us on The Island! After our widely successful event last year we are back BIGGER and BETTER with a night packed full of fun! Music kicks off at 6PM with performances by Joe the Show and a showcase by The Live Rock n Roll Theater, followed by our headliners Fairview Union!! We’ll have face painting and kids activities all night.

And what’s a New Years Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks?? Its all brought to you FREE by The Island!  

We still have a few rooms available! Call us today or visit our website to reserve your stay with us and plan to attend this fun and Free event in Pigeon Forge! Hope to see you there! 

Sunday, December 7, 2014

New Years Eve Ball Drop for 2015 Gatlinburg

 
New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

 Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2015 in unique style with its 27th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Wednesday night, December 31.



At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2015, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with special music choreographed for the fireworks show produced by Pyro-Shows of Lafayette, Tennessee. The Space Needle has added rhythmic LED lights to the tower, making for a spectacular display. 


Friday, November 28, 2014

Christmas on Ice at Ober Gatlinburg 2014

Christmas on Ice

Enjoy the spirit of the season as local skaters display their talents on ice to the sounds of holiday music in a two-day performance at Ober Gatlinburg’s ice arena.



When

December 6, 2014 - December 7, 2014

Where

Ober Gatlinburg Ice Rink
1339 Ski Mountain Road
Gatlinburg, TN 


Contact

www.obergatlinburg.com
(800) 251-9202
fun@obergatlinburg.com
Christmas on Ice Show
Saturday, December 6, 2014 ~ 7:00 PM
Sunday, December 7, 2014 ~ 5:00 PM


 


The annual Christmas on Ice Show at the Ober Gatlinburg Ice Skating Arena features local amateur skaters performing ice skating routines to traditional Christmas music, choreographed by rink instructor Devon Harman

Monday, November 24, 2014

2014 Gatlinburg's Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade

December 5, 2014

The City of Gatlinburg invites you to bundle up and generate a spirited dose of holiday cheer and soak up Gatlinburg’s 39th annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade at 7:30 p.m.

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Gatlinburg’s 39th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade travels through downtown Gatlinburg on Friday, December 5 at 7:30 p.m. to the cheers of more than 80,000 spectators.

Over 100 parade entries, over a dozen marching bands from Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, and Alabama, and giant balloons will take to the streets of downtown Gatlinburg.


Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade earned the IFEA / Haas & Wilkerson Grand Pinnacle Award for excellence in events production in 2013 and 2009. 

The parade begins at Traffic Light #1A on Hwy 321 at 7:30 p.m. and ends about an hour-and-a-half later at Traffic Light #10.


Jamming sidewalks and balconies along the parade route, a large crowd will be able to soak up the illuminating glow of Gatlinburg Winter Magic, the City of Gatlinburg’s popular holiday lights program which has received a $1.6 million injection of new displays plus a 100-percent conversion to energy-efficient LED bulbs over the past few years.


 Christmas fills the air during this amazing event! We still have rooms available and would love to have you join us during this holiday season and feel the Christmas Spirit Southern style! A wonderful time to be had by all! Visit our website or call and reserve your room today and make plans to join us at the Parade! Hope to see you very soon!