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


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.


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.


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 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  
- 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
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!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

33rd Annual Ober Gatlinburg Special Olympics Winter Games 2018

Ober Gatlinburg 33rd Annual Special Olympics Winter Games 2018
Jan 28 - Jan 30, 2018

Ober Gatlinburg welcomes Ski, Snowboard & Speed Skating athletes in Annual Winter Games.

Special Olympics athletes from around the state are waxing their skis and snowboards, and sharpening their ice skate blades in preparation for the Special Olympics Tennessee Winter Games to be held January 28th – 30th at Ober Gatlinburg.

Over 150 athletes with intellectual disabilities will compete in Alpine Skiing, Snowboarding and Speed Skating in divisions based on age and ability.

On Sunday night, the public is welcome to witness the traditional Opening Ceremonies from 6:45 – 7:15pm at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Here they will witness the March of Athletes, the Special Olympics Oath, a welcoming speech, and the presentation of the colors. The traditional lighting of the Special Olympics flame will take place on Monday morning at 9:00am at Ober Gatlinburg.

The Winter Games competition is being conducted by The Gatlinburg Snow Sports Center (Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding); Ober Gatlinburg Ice Skating Rink (Ice Skating); and Ober Gatlinburg.

Over 14,000 athletes participate in Special Olympics Tennessee which provides year-round training and competition opportunities in 19 sports. More than 300 athletes participate in Area Winter Sports throughout the state. 2017 marks the 32nd anniversary for the Special Olympics Tennessee Winter Games.
This is such a wonderful even year after year. Come njoin us for a couple of sporty fun filled evening! See you soon! 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Pigeon Forge 14th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day

Sept. 23, 2017

 The 14th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day at Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, will be filled with music, food, fun and games for all ages, demonstrations, crafts, and best of all-tradition.

 Throughout the day you will be able to see firsthand what a "day in the life" was like.  View live demonstrations by our crafts people, i.e. lye soap making, apple butter, sorghum making and watch wheel thrown pottery being made.  Take a free guided tour of our 187-year-old Historic Old Mill and see antique engines and farm tractors.  Bring chairs and blankets.

 Experience the past now at the Old Mill Heritage Day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Take the whole family to this event for a fun filled day! At Old Mill Heritage Day you will find quilt demonstrations, a petting zoo, kid’s train rides, basket making, a farmers market and much more!

See firsthand what life in the 18th century was like as you learn to make lye soap and yummy apple butter. Take a free tour of the Old Mill during your visit! People young and old are sure to enjoy the Old Mill Heritage Day.
You have got to make plans to attend this special fall event. It is a fantastic way to kick off the start of fall. There is something for everyone of all ages! Great food and tons of fun!
Call us today or visit our website and schedule your next visit with us and make sure to check out all the special events happening all around town during the fall festival season! See you soon!

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Gatlinburg's 8th annual Oktoberfest at Ober 2017

Ober Gatlinburg’s 8th Annual OktOBERfest will be held from September 22-October 29, 2017. This beloved event takes place every October and celebrates some of the time-honored traditions of the original OktOBERfest in Munich, Germany. There are plenty of activities and lots of fun to be had by visitors of all ages.

 Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun.

OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking from September 22 through October 29, 2016 as the resort commemorates the 206th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.

The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during Oktoberfest.  Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.

Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s.
The first Oktoberfest was not really a festival at all, but the public celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria on October 17, 1810. Held on a large meadow named the Theresienwiese in Munich, the party featured a horse race, beer, food, music and dancing.

 Anniversary celebrations continues each year, usually starting in late September and ending in the first week of October, with some six million people attending annually.

As you can see lots of great food and fun to look forward to! Please call us or visit our website to make your reservations and plan to attend this wonderful event! Hope to see you there!