Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales 2018

June 22, 2018 - August 11, 2018



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

Gatlinburg will present the 13th season of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales daily in downtown Gatlinburg June 22 through August 11, 2018.

“Gatlinburg is a town built for walking around. Tunes & Tales adds to the beauty for each visitors’ experience as they stroll the Parkway in the evenings.  “The performers bring to life traditional Smoky Mountain heritage and culture in a fun and interactive way.”

Each performer adds a special unique personality 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.

If you have never taken a long walk up and down the parkway in the summer time you are missing out! Pack those bags and come for a visit! We will pamper you during your stay and then send you off on a magical journey back in time as you casually stroll the parkway in Gatlinburg and enjoy the story telling live music and street performers! You will not be disappointment and we are sure you will make this an every year event after you visit us in the sweet summer time! See you very soon! 

Saturday, June 9, 2018

Dollywood 2018 Summer Celebration Pigeon Forge

June 16, 2018 - August 5, 2018


Summertime at Dollywood is one of the best times to come for a visit! The Park has extended hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting June 16th and running through August 5th, families will have an opportunity to enjoy everything the park has to offer.  Award-winning attractions like Wild Eagle and Lightning Rod will be available to experience well into the night along with some new additions for 2018!


New Entertainment for 2018

As part of the Season of Showstoppers at Dollywood, the Summer Lives Here celebration includes all-new entertainment. Top performers for the summer season include:

Drumline Live
Watch as this high-energy drumline brings music to life right before your eyes! With eye-catching choreography, groovin’ beats, and and synchronized movements, this performance is not to be missed. Based on the 2002 hit movie, Drumline, Drumline Live is not your typical halftime show!

iLuminate
As one of the America’s Got Talent finalists, iLuminate uses electronic costumes and light effects to put on an unparalleled performance. You’ll have to pick your jaw up off the floor before leaving this performance. You’ve never seen anything like iLuminate!

Paint Jam
Music and art combine in Paint Jam. This riveting piece of performance art captivates Dollywood guests using vibrant colors, speed painting, and upbeat music for one awesome show.

Also enjoy their nightly fireworks display to end a wonderful summer evening!
Call us today or visit our website to come for a summer visit. Not only will you relax and enjoy your visit with us Dollywood is open longer hours and have a ton of new things this year!  Hope to see you soon! 

Sunday, May 20, 2018

Dollywood BBQ & Bluegrass Festival 2018

Whether you spell it “barbeque” or “barbecue”, you’re talking about finger-lickin’ goodness! During Dollywood’s Bluegrass and Barbecue Festival, you’ll find some incredible & fresh BBQ chicken and pork throughout the park. 

The absolute best place, though, is in Market Square (where the large fountain was located up until this year) where numerous grills are setup and grilling the freshest barbecue in town!

 They typically offer a sample platter, which is what we suggest to give you the best taste of everything they have to offer. It’s absolutely delicious and something we look forward to every year!



May 25 - June 10, 2018




ARTISTS

The Gibson Brothers






DATE 


Friday, May 25






LOCATION


Celebrity Theater
Po' Ramblin' BoysFriday, May 26Showstreet Palace Theater
Rhonda Vincent and The RageSaturday, May 26Celebrity Theater
Dale Ann BradleySaturday, May 26Showstreet Palace Theater
Rhonda Vincent and The RageSunday, May 27Celebrity Theater
Salt and LightSunday, May 27Showstreet Palace Theater
The GrascalsMonday, May 28Celebrity Theater
High FidelityMonday, May 28Showstreet Palace Theater
Dailey and VincentTuesday, May 29Celebrity Theater
SidelineTuesday, May 29Showstreet Palace Theater
Dailey and VincentWednesday, May 30Celebrity Theater
Mountain FaithWednesday, May 30Showstreet Palace Theater
Molly TuttleThursday,May 31Celebrity Theater
Hank, Pattie, and The CurrentThursday, May 31Showstreet Palace Theater
Volume FiveFriday, June 01Celebrity Theater
Steve Gulley and New PinnacleFriday, June 01Showstreet Palace Theater
Blue HighwaySaturday, June 02Celebrity Theater
Terry Baucom's Dukes of DriveSaturday, June 02Showstreet Palace Theater
Flatt LonesomeSunday, June 03Celebrity Theater
ClayBankSunday, June 03Showstreet Palace Theater
Lonesome River BandMonday, June 04Celebrity Theater
The Becky Buller BandMonday, June 04Showstreet Palace Theater
The Seldom SceneTuesday, June 05Celebrity Theater
The Special ConsensusTuesday, June 05Showstreet Palace Theater
Russell Moore & III'rd Tyme OutWednesday, June 06Celebrity Theater
Nu-BluWednesday, June 06Showstreet Palace Theater
Doyle Lawson & QuicksilverThursday, June 07Celebrity Theater
Fireside CollectiveThursday, June 07Showstreet Palace Theater
The Kenny & Amanda Smith BandFriday, June 08Celebrity Theater
NewTownFriday, June 08Showstreet Palace Theater
Joe Mullins & The Radio RamblersSaturday, June 09Celebrity Theater
Phil Leadbetter and The All-Stars of BluegrassSaturday, June 09Showstreet Palace Theater
Darin and Brooke AldridgeSunday, June 10Celebrity Theater
Darrell Webb BandSunday, June 10Showstreet Palace Theater

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Sevierville's 11th Annual Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Festival 2018


Friday May 18th from 5pm to 10pm
Saturday, May 19th from 9am to 10pm

Sevierville's Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass is a family oriented event celebrating the beauty of spring, championship barbeque and world class bluegrass music. Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass takes place during Smoky Mountain Springfest in historic downtown Sevierville, Tennessee. Our Barbeque Cook-Off is an official barbeque championship of the state of Tennessee and is coordinated by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce.

This family-friendly event will once again bring barbeque cook teams from all over the United States to Sevierville to compete for $17,500 in cash and prizes and the title of Tennessee State Champion in the Bush’s Best TN State Championship Cook Off. Rounding out the event is toe-tapping bluegrass music, incredible arts and crafts, kids’ games and the Mountain Soul Vocal Competition honoring Sevierville’s favorite hometown girl, Dolly Parton.

Take a little time to visit with the barbeque cook teams you’ve seen on cable channels like the Food Network as you stroll through the “Que Zone.” Then make sure you bring a lawn chair for the free bluegrass concerts with rising stars and legends of the bluegrass genre.

On Saturday, the competition starts early. Watch as championship cook teams turn in their competition meats. Then stay for the announcement of BBQ champs at 4pm. During the competition the teams will cook an estimated 2,832 pounds of meat including 20 pounds of pulled pork, 24 pounds of brisket, 5 pounds of chicken and 10 pounds of ribs each. Winning teams will receive recognition in Chicken, Ribs, Pork and Brisket as well as specialty categories like “Anything Bush Beans”, “Anything Swaggerty’s Farm Sausage”, Sauce and Dessert.

An expanded Kids’ Zone and the Bluegrass Music Tent, sponsored in part by The Music Outlet, add fun and enrichment for the kids and families who attend Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass. The Kids’ Zone includes attractions like climbing walls, bounce houses and old-time toys while the Bluegrass Music Tent gives kids (and kids at heart) the chance to touch and play bluegrass instruments such as banjos, fiddles and more (don’t worry, instructors will be on site to help). Both of these attractions will be open until 9pm each day of the event.

A highlight of Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass is the 11th Annual Mountain Soul Vocal Competition Finals held on May 16. Finalists from around the nation will sing their hearts out for a chance to win prize money, a recording session in Nashville, Tennessee and a guitar autographed by Dolly Parton. This competition, the only one of its kind that festival organizers know of, honors the songwriting of Dolly Parton. Competitors, male and female, must sing a song written by Dolly Parton (there are over 3,000) and do so in their own style (rock, rap, country, bluegrass, swing, soul, etc.).

So if you are looking for a delicious meal and toe tapping fun filled evening then these two days of fun will be sure to please all! Call us today and come out and enjoy two evening of delicious family fun! 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Wilderness Wildlife Week 2018 Pigeon Forge

May 8 - May12, 2018






Young Experts Program
A major addition to this year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week is the Young Experts Program (YEP). This special incentive program has been designed to provide youth ages 12 and younger an immersive and unique way to learn about wildlife, wilderness, old-time arts, area history, Appalachian culture and to connect to the great outdoors. More than 125 classes and excursions are available in this inaugural year.  Session attendance and participation also allow each youth participating the opportunity to receive credit to redeem for free gifts for participating in the program. Gifts include coloring books, teddy bears, Frisbees and other special prizes and treats.  Complete information will be available in the Event Program Guide and at the Information Desk during Wilderness Wildlife Week

First-Ever Film Race Competition
Another major addition for this year’s Wilderness Wildlife Week is the first-ever 48 Hour Film Race. The total prize money up for grabs in the contests and categories is $1,500. Please note this is a family-friendly event and entries featuring profanity or nudity will not be accepted.  For the 48 Hour Film Race, the contest theme will be announced during Wilderness Wildlife Week at 10 AM on Tuesday, May 8 in Greenbriar Hall C. Those participating have until 10 AM on Thursday, May 10 to submit their short films (no longer than 3 minutes) for judging and showcasing. All submissions will be shown with winners announced beginning at 4:45 PM on Saturday, May 12 in Greenbriar Hall C.

Wilderness Wildlife Week Photography Contest Goes to Digital Display Format
For our photography friends, there are some major changes for this year’s photography contest. For the first time ever, submissions for the contest will be digital only. What this means is the contest will no longer display printed images for judging and will be a Digital Display Photography Contest. This change has been made for a myriad of reasons as we know it will make the contest easier and more affordable to enter. Additionally, the categories and submission guidelines have also changed.  Additionally, there will be special physical photography displays you do not want to miss!

Wordsmiths of the Smokies: A New Programming Track
As a way to celebrate those who use the art of spoken and written words, Wordsmiths of the Smokies is a special programming tract celebrating authors, storytellers, and poetry of the Great Smoky Mountains. This special series is set for Saturday, May 12 in North 2AB. For a complete schedule of programs in this series, please see the Saturday program schedule.

Nature lovers, hikers and outdoors enthusiasts unite for Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge!
From educational programs designed specifically for the youngsters to guided hikes into the Great Smoky Mountains for the more adventurous folks, Wilderness Wildlife Week offers a variety of programs for all ages and interests. What better place to celebrate the features, creatures, and cultures of Great Smoky Mountains National Park than in the Center of Fun in The Smokies?
This spring celebration of the great outdoors is free and open to the public Seminars and workshops are offered daily at the LeConte Center.
For more information click on this link https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/wilderness-wildlife-week

If you want to get back to nature and learn lots of information and do lots of fun things then you want to visit during this special event! 
Call us or visit our website toiday and make reservations to come see us very soon! 

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