Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Gatlinburg Wine weekend 2018

April 13 - April 14, 2018

The Gatlinburg Wine Weekend 2018 consists of two events, the Gatlinburg Wine Tour and the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest.

The Gatlinburg Wine Tour is Friday April 13, 2018 and takes you on a guided tour of Gatlinburg’s wineries and wine establishments. Registration/check in runs from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm and the tour begins promptly at 6:00 pm. Seats are limited for this event so we encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance. Participants of this event must 21 years of age or older.

The Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest will be held at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts on Saturday April 14 from 1pm - 6pm. 

Wineries for the event will come from all over Tennessee! Visitors age 21 and older can purchase a ticket ($25 in advance and $30 at the gate) and receive a wristband for sampling and a branded wine glass. The wineries will provide wine samples of 1 oz at a time to everyone with a wristband. Guests will be able to purchase bottles of Tennessee wine to take home as well as wine related merchandise.


Sanctioned by the Tennessee Farm Wine Growers Alliance, Inc, the highly successful wine festival will feature 18 + wineries from across Tennessee providing samples of their labels along with small dish fare from the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.

Guests at Smoky Mountain Wine Fest will have the opportunity to sample wine from all over the state of Tennessee. Vendors attending in 2017 were: Apple Barn Winery, Goodwater Vineyards, Grinder’s Switch Winery, Hillside Winery, Keg Springs Winery, Mill Bridge Winery, Mountain Valley Winery, Spout Springs Estates Winery, Sugarland Cellars, Sumner Crest Winery, The Winery at Seven Springs, Amber Falls Winery, Beans Creek Winery, Lynchburg Winery, Natchez Hills Winery, and Cades Cove Cellars.

What a perfect getaway for youand your sweetie! If yoiu love the taste of wine and you would like to whisk your sweetie away for this special event then call us today or visit our website and make your reservations to a fun filled weekend getaway for just the two of you! 865-908-7935 or www.berrysprings.com

Monday, April 9, 2018

Gatlinburg Hands on Arts & Craft Festival 2018

April 13 - Arpil 15

The 2018 Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend provides arts and crafts lovers the opportunity to own a beautifully crafted piece of artwork made with their very own hands.

Take a look around your house and you’re likely to find a multitude of carefully orchestrated decorative pieces all telling the story of the personal character of your home. That beautiful, handmade vase you’ve been complimented on over 100 times. The intricately carved broom hanging on your mantlepiece constantly admired by visiting houseguests. What if those unique pieces weren’t just a compliment to your style, but a point of personal pride?

Studios throughout the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community will host over 40 different classes, providing guests the chance to learn how to make their favorite crafts from the professionals themselves. An abundance of do-it-yourself style classwork will be offered, from knitting to pastels, painting, jewelry-making, watercolor, scarf-making, weaving, pottery, crochet, woodworking, soap-making and much more. Festivalgoers can keep the items they make and place them alongside their other coveted works of art. Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Weekend is April 13 through April 15 and would make a great Christmas gift for the art lover in your life. 

Hands on Gatlinburg Classes:

“Glass Blowing” 
Sparky’s GlassblowingYou will get to experience the art of glassblowing while you sculpt your own bear and have your hands on experience of blowing your own glass ornament
Price: $65 per class
April 13-15 – There are twenty-four (24) classes available.
(Each class is limited to 1 student per class ages 18 and up)
For questions about this class, please call Sparky’s Glassblowing at 865-325-8186.
What a fun thing to while visiting with us! Call or visit our wesite and make your reservations today to come and partisipate in this fun even! See you soon! 865-908-7935 or www.berrysprings.com

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Dollywood Spring Mix Music 2018

April 11- April 29

The Spring Mix truly has something for everyone! The festival’s musical acts are organized according to three different genres, with each style of music getting its own week. The first week of the Spring Mix puts the spotlight on classic country singers and bands. In the second week, Dollywood will host inspirational artists who provide uplifting entertainment. For the third and final week, the theme park will host classic performers, including chart-topping rock bands and R&B groups.

All of the amazing entertainment during the Spring Mix festival is completely free with park admission! If your favorite artists are playing on different days, you can take advantage of Dollywood’s multi-day tickets, which are valid for two or three days. Of course, the best way to see all of the concerts is to purchase a Dollywood Season Pass, which provides admission for the park’s entire operating year.

Dollywood Spring Mix 2018 Schedule

The lineup for Dollywood’s 2018 Spring Mix is absolutely incredible! In total, the artists performing at the festival have collected 25 Grammys, 12 Country Music Association Awards, 10 American Country Music Awards, four American Music Association Awards, 56 Dove Awards, 42 gold albums, and 18 platinum albums. You can see the complete festival schedule below:

Week One (Country)
  • Wednesday, April 11- Crystal Gayle and Suzy Bogguss
  • Thursday, April 12- Shenandoah and Restless Heart
  • Friday, April 13- Janie Fricke and The Malpass Brothers
  • Saturday, April 14- Connie Smith and Mandy Barnett
  • Sunday, April 15- T.G. Sheppard and Sylvia
  • Monday, April 16- Pam Tillis and Exile
  • Tuesday, April 17- DOLLYWOOD CLOSED

Week Two (Inspirational)
  • Wednesday, April 18- Amy Grant and The Martins
  • Thursday, April 19- Chonda Pierce and Triumphant Quartet
  • Friday, April 20- David Phelps and Wayne Watson
  • Saturday, April 21- Blind Boys of Alabama and Dallas Holm
  • Sunday, April 22- The McKameys and Carman
  • Monday, April 23- Selah and Larnelle Harris
  • Tuesday, April 24- DOLLYWOOD CLOSED
Week Three (Classic)
  • Wednesday, April 25- The Marshall Tucker Band and The Drifters
  • Thursday, April 26- Orleans and Al Stewart
  • Friday, April 27- Atlanta Rhythm Section and Maureen McGovern
  • Saturday, April 28- Firefall and In My Life: A Beatles Tribute
  • Sunday, April 29- Debby Boone and The Tams
Looks like an amazing line up awaits us. Call us today and reseeve your stay withe us! We are only a mile behind Dollywood! See you soon! www.berryspringslodge or 865-908-7935

Friday, March 16, 2018

Pigeon Forge 24th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest

March 20 - March 24, 2018

Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at the 24th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest. 

Quilters from all around will come together in Pigeon Forge for this ultimate quilting event. 

A Mountain Quiltfest 2018 is a five-day long event spanning from March 20th through the 24th.  

Quilters have the opportunity to attend classes that are based on skill level and technique. There will also be a quilt show that displays a variety of quilts for your viewing pleasure.

Quilters can choose between different categories from which they can enter their quilts to compete. 

The winners will go home with some great prizes!

Be sure to check out the vendors’ booths for a variety of quilting necessities and unique accessories.

Quilt Show and Vendor Hall Hours
Wednesday, March 21       9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday, March 22          9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday, March 23               9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Saturday March 24            9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
We hope if you are in town you will stop in and enjoy all of the talented quilters and maybe take home a little piece of history as well. Hope to see you there! 

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Dollywood Festival of Nations Pigeon Forge 2018

Dollywood Festival of Nations 
March 16 - April 9, 2018

Featruing:

The Flamenco Kings

Composed of seven brothers, Flamenco Kings boasts soaring energy, costumes that meld tradition and modern times and pure artistry in a high-powered flamenco dance show.


Ladysmith Black Mambazo

For decades, The Grammy Award-Winning LadySmith Black Mambazo has wowed audiences around the world with their unique Mbube vocal style.

National Dance Company of Siberia

Founded in 1960, the National Dance Company of Siberia has wowed audiences around the globe with colorful and expressive dance, traditional folk music and vivid costumes.


Invaders Steel Orchestra

This guest-favorite returns with the tropical sounds and amazing musicianship of one of the Caribbean’s most recognized steel pan orchestras.


Atahualpa

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

Zebra Stelzentheater

German stilt dancers in original costumes perform high-spirited routines while roaming the streets of Dollywood.

JigJam

Hailed as the "best Irish group so far in Bluegrass" by Irish American News, JigJam bring their award-winning sound from the heart of the midlands of Ireland to Dollywood this spring.

If you have never visited Dollywood during the Festival of nations you have to go it is absolutely awesome! Give us a call or visit our website and make reservations today to visit during this special event! We know you will be glad you did!
 865-908-7935 or www.berrysprings.com See you soon! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

North American Country music Associations Internationals Pigeon Forge

North American Country music Associations Internationals Pigeon Forge
March 12- March 18


Fans of all ages that enjoy country, gospel, and bluegrass won’t want to miss the North America Country Music Association, Annual Country Music Week at the Country Tonite Theater in Pigeon Forge. Admission is Free for general public.


ABOUT  NACMAI North America Country Music Associations, Int’l was formed May 17, 1997, by Peggy Franck, “to promote the development of the Country/Gospel Music Industry in each state and country through an International Association to promote and inform members of the industry and the public about resources available in the various states and countries for Country/Gospel Music production.”  

This can be accomplished by bringing together the various State/International Country Music Associations and/or Foundations in an organized method. NACMAI GUIDELINES: The discover, showcasing and promotion of the emerging and aspiring Country/Gospel/Bluegrass Music artists by presenting the opportunity to compete before State and International Country Music Industry personnel. 

 Each state/country is required to host an annual competition and awards show for these aspiring artists with the understanding that the winners of the various categories will compete in regional runoffs, with the winners representing their respective states/countries at the national/international finals.

 Each state/country association has full autonomy.  They are joined in a consecrated international effort to discover, develop, and showcase the aspiring Country/Gospel/Bluegrass artists, songwriters, and industry leaders.  International conventions will be held for the purpose of enacting by-laws, electing officers, and setting goals for our purpose of being an International Country Music Association. 

Sunday, January 21, 2018

5th Annual February Freeze 5K Run and Walk - Relay For Life Pigeon Forge 2018



5th Annual February Freeze 5K Run & Walk - Relay For Life 

Saturday February 17, 2018 @ 4:00pm across from Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge
The race begins in the Old Mill District of Pigeon Forge, TN and traverses the local streets and riverside greenway in the heart of the Smokies. Facilitated by the Sevier County Relay for Life Team, all proceeds of the February Freeze 5K Run/Walk go to the American Cancer Society.

Registration - Runners/Walkers can register for the February Freeze 5K 1 of 3 ways:
- Online: Register for the race online at runsignup.com.  
- Mail-In: Any mail-in registration must be received by February 2, 2018.  Please mail to: February Freeze,  227 Cedar Street, Sevierville, TN 37862.

- Race Day Registration: Runners/Walkers can register the day of the race from 2:00-3:00 at the Race Registration Tent.
Course - This is a fast and fun course!  The course begins on Butler Street in the Old Mill District, heads to Teaster Lane, then to the Little Pigeon Greenway behind LeConte Events Center before finishing back on Butler Street. Lots of Winterfest lights to add a unique atmosphere to a great race.

Results - Race results will be available via the Endurance Sports Website.  Live race results will be available on runsignup.com.
T-Shirts - Runners and Walkers registering prior to February 2nd will receive the official February Freeze 5K long-sleeve t-shirt.  Any registration after February 2nd will receive a long-sleeve t-shirt while supplies last.  No shirts will be mailed; T-shirts & bibs available for pick up on Friday, February 16th, 2018 @ 227 Cedar Street, Sevierville, TN  37862 from 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. or can be picked up on race day between 2:00 - 3:30.


Awards - The Top 3 male and female participants will receive overall awards.  The overall winners will not be eligible for the classification awards given to age groups (top 3 in each age group classification will be eligible for an award).  Awards for walkers will also be given.
Refreshments - Refreshments will be available after the race.
Race Day Etiquette - Due to our insurance policy, no rollerblades, strollers, bicycles, or dogs will be allowed in the race.
We hope you can come out and help us raise money for Relay for Life it is such a wonderful event. So bundle up and get your running/walking shoes on and get signed up! See you there!  www.berryspring.com