Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament 2015

- 4/5/2015 

Play a part in the fun and excitement of the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament.
This event is perfect for adults, children and of course all visitors. Before these seasonal, 2-day trout tournaments get started, there will be over 10,000 trout stocked in over 20 miles of streams! 

Enter the tournament for your chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Register for the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament! Spend your next vacation trout fishing in Tennessee and experience all the fun the Smokies have to offer! 

Valid fishing license is required. For more information, call (865) 661-3474 or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com.
This event is fun for all ages! Come out have fun and possibly win yourself some cash and a trophy! 
Call us to or visit our website and reserve your visit during this awesome event! Hope to see you soon!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring Thing Events

It's a Spring Thing!
March 18 - June 7

When the weather warms up, the mountains turn green and the flowers bloom, Gatlinburg comes alive with many opportunities to enjoy a Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Spring. March, April and May are jam packed with special events and activities for the whole family!

Events included in Gatlinburg's Smoky Mountain Spring include...

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament 

Wine, Dine And Art Crawl &
Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest 

Mountain Man March 

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show 

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage 

Easter Sunrise At Ober 

Earth Week &
Earth Day 5k
Gatlinburg's Beans And Cornbread Blast
Look for individual blogs coming up on each event I have posted! These are just some events we have to look forward to this Spring in Gatlinburg! Please look for dates coming soon so that you can mark your calendars and join us for some if not all of these special events coming soon! We hope to see you soon!

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Dollywood 2015 Festival of Nations Pigeon Forge

Dates: 3/21/2015 – 4/20/2015

With Spring just around the corner now is the perfect time to start planning your get out of those Winter blues mode and plan a fantastic visit to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains!  This should be top of your list! The festival of Nations is always a must see and with some added shows and foods you have got to make plans to come this year!

 Two thrilling new shows highlight a stellar lineup of international performances during Dollywood’s 2015 Festival of Nations.
This year’s event features more than 20 countries, represented through authentic demonstrations of music, dance, food and art. Traditional cuisine and cultural activities offer a glimpse into the traditions of other countries.

The new Rhythm of the Danceis a dance and music extravaganza featuring a wealth of Irish talent that demonstrates a fresh and modern view on traditional Irish step dancing. The show features a live band, three tenors and 22 dancers.

Another new addition to this festival is the Canadian sensation, TIMBER! This festive, high-energy show features epic feats of strength and agility combined with a traditional folk soundtrack. These talented artists perform incredible acrobatic feats inspired by the exploits of the first North American loggers and farmers.

Dollywood’s 2015 Festival of Nations lineup also includes the following new shows and acts:
·         Los Pampas Gauchos – Los Pampas Gauchos is a high energy show that begins with traditional music, dances, and comedy of an Argentine fiesta.
·         Invaders Steel Orchestra – Trinidad’s oldest steel drum band, Invaders Steel Orchestra, celebrates 75 years of creating festive music in 2015..
·         Alash Ensemble – A new addition to this season's Festival of Nations, Alash Ensemble are masters of Tuvan throat singing, a remarkable technique for singing multiple pitches at the same time.
·         Mariachi Divas – Mexico’s Mariachi Divas are three-time Grammy Award-winners with unique songs always infused with the Latin sounds of mariachi.
·         Atahualpa – With a rhythmic blend representing different areas of the Andes, Atahualpa bridges the gap between Dollywood and Ecuador.
·         Zebra Stelzentheater of Germany – Zebra Stelzentheater features German stilt dancers in original costumes performing high-spirited routines while roaming the streets of Dollywood.

Don’t forget about all of the delicious food options from around the world awaiting you—thanks to the World Passport to Food with an expanded international menu.

We are just minutes from Dollywood and from our front porch nightly you can get  a glimpse of the beautiful fireworks display from Dollywood! Make plans now to come visit during this wonderful special event! Call us today or visit our website and make your reservations! We look forward to seeing you very soon!

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!