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

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! www.berrysprings.com 

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!

Monday, June 5, 2017

42nd Annual Gatlinburg Summer Craftsmen's Fair 2017

42nd Annual Summer
Craftsmen's Fair

 
 
July 14 - 23, 2017 over 180 of the finest craftspeople from all over the United States demonstrate their skill, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale.



 There's even free live country and bluegrass music at the event: Dennis Lee will perform at 12 p.m., 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day. 




The fair is 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, except for Sund
ay, which is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission for adults is $7; children 12 and under are admitted free.

The Gatlinburg Convention Center is located at Traffic Light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg.


Country, Gospel & Bluegrass Music Shows
12, 2 & 4 pm daily - 12 & 2 pm Sundays


Featuring:
Dennis Lee

This is a wonderful craft fair to come walk around and enjoy live music good food and see all the crafter's hard at work creating their crafting specialties. Call us today 865-908-7935 or visit our website at www.berrysprings.com  to reserve your room with us and enjoy the goings on all around town. hope to see you here!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Sevierville 2017 Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

May 19 & 20, 2017

BBQ Cookoff & Free Bluegrass Concerts

What do springtime blooms, great barbecue cookin’ and the sounds of Appalachia all have in common? They’ve come together again for the 13th Annual Sevierville Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Festival taking place this May 19-20, 2017 in downtown Sevierville.

Plan to have a big ‘ol time at this fantastic spring festival and book your vacation cabin at Heartland Rentals now. You’ll probably need both days to take it all in and get your fill of bluegrass music and vocal competitions, State BBQ Competition, and local crafts. The festival is free, the concerts are free, and we hope you are free for the weekend!
Grab your lawn chair and bring it along so that you can sit back, relax, and enjoy this great lineup of bluegrass music and diverse entertainers on Court Avenue at the Hard Rock Cafe Community Stage, Back Porch Stage, and Sound Biscuit Productions Stage. You’ll want to head to the backside of the Court House for this free entertainment lineup at the Main Stage:


Friday, May 19
5 p.m. — Hogslop String Band
6 p.m. — The Paul Williams & Victory Trio
7 p.m. — Church Sisters
8 p.m. — Kicked Off the Train – Founding members of Pine Mountain Railroad
Starting at 10 p.m., you can share the stage! Bring your instrument and join picker friends for a late night jam session from 10 p.m.-2 a.m. Jam session location TBD.

Saturday, May 20 12 p.m. — Bill Mize
1 p.m. — Mountain Ruckus Band
2 p.m. — Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
3 p.m. — Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
4 p.m. – The Rigneys Award-Winning Family Band
5 p.m. — Lorraine Jordan & Carolina Road
6 p.m. — Kenny & Amanda Smith Band
7 p.m. — Joe Mullins & Radio Ramblers
8 p.m. — Headliner: Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder

Champion Barbecue Barbeque cook teams come to Sevierville from all across the United States to participate in this Tennessee State Championship Competition sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society. Cookers are set up on and off Bruce Street, and the BBQ judging area is stationed on Court Avenue at the Court House Donuts shop. You’ll have a chance to eat and judge a variety of BBQ from cookers that claim to be the best in the nation! If you’ve never tasted award-winning competition barbeque, you’re in for a treat. BBQ not your thing? There will be plenty of other food choices from vendors tents set up on Bruce Street.

During Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass, Sevierville plays host to barbeque cook teams from all across the United States. If you've never tasted award-winning competition barbeque, you're in for a treat.
The Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Cook-Off is a Tennessee State Championship Competition and is sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbeque Society.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Gatlinburg 2017 Bush's Bean & Cornbread Festival

May 11, 2017


Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival presented by Bush Brothers & Company is Thursday, May 11 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Parkway between traffic lights 6 and 8.


While the festival is free, attendees can purchase a spoon for $10 and sample recipes from all booths while supplies last and children ages 7 and under can sample for free.


 Of course, visitors will be able to taste plenty of beans and cornbread.  Area restaurants, businesses and caterers will be preparing traditional and original beans and cornbread recipes for tasting while vying for top honors in the cook-off. Bush’s Best will be featured in all the recipes served at the festival.
 
 
Jody Medford with Cash Creek will be there live to perform. Come out and enjoy some good ole southern cooking and enjoy in the festivities. See you there!