Friday, August 29, 2014

11th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day

 Sept. 27th
 10am -6pm


The 11th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day at The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge Tennessee, will be filled with music, food, fun and games for all ages, demonstrations, crafts, storytelling and best of all – tradition. Throughout the day you will be able to see firsthand what a "day in the life" of a Smoky Mountain pioneer was like. Crafts people will be on hand with demonstrations such as making lye soap, sorghum and apple butter along with cast iron cooking over open fires. Take a free guided tour of our 184 year old Historic Old Mill and see how antique engines and farm tractors were used. 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. 
 
 Authentic Mountain Demonstrations • Arts & Crafts • Quilting Demonstrations • Pumpkin Painting • Sorghum Making Demonstrations • Cake Walk
• Bingo • Old-Fashioned Games • Moonshine Demonstration
• Antique Engine & Tractor Association • Farmer's Market
 
 
 Children's Arts, Crafts & Games • Petting Zoo • Old-Fashioned Games • Train Rides
• Live Music for Kids • Arts & Craft Tent
 
 
 Mountain Music & Entertainment
• World-Class Bluegrass • Traditional Folk Songs
• Cloggers • Dancers • Twirlers 
 
 Appalachian Food
• Pinto Beans & Cornbread • Chicken & Dumplings
• Fried Green Tomatoes • Potatoes & Onions
and More....
 
 A fun filled day for the entire family! Hope you can join us in the old fashion celebration! Great food, entertainment and fun!

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Gatlinburg's 17th Annual Taste of Autumn


 Taste of Autumn
 Gatlinburg swings into fall in the most delightful way as dining and dancing will highlight Gatlinburg’s Taste of Autumn on Tuesday, October 28 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.


Gatlinburg’s 17th Annual Taste of Autumn takes center stage Tuesday, October 28, 5:00 – 8:00 pm at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Attendees will enjoy unlimited sampling of the best foods and drinks to be found in the Smoky Mountains!
 

Traditionally, Taste of Autumn is an excellent opportunity to sample some outstanding food and beverage offerings, support the United Way of Sevier County, and have a great time doing it.
Tickets are $25 (children under 7 are free).  One hundred percent of the proceeds from Taste of Autumn benefit the United Way of Sevier County.

The United Way of Sevier County focuses on improving lives by involving our communities to create lasting change in community conditions. Beneficiaries of United Way funding include the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic
 Hope you can make it out to enjoy a taste of Autumn served to you Southern style! You will be very glad you came!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Gatlinburg's Fall Craftsman's Fair


Gatlinburg Craftsman's Fair

October 9-26

 Art, crafts and music lovers can find almost 200 booths featuring some of the nation's finest work. Artisans and craftspeople are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique art for sale. Live Country & Bluegrass entertainment. 


The celebration of fall also encompasses one of the southeast’s most popular events... the 39th Annual Gatlinburg Craftsman’s Fair. From October 9 through 26, the Gatlinburg Convention Center blossoms into a multi-level mecca of the top craft people from all across the United States.


A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsman’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but also demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show, which is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.
While your in town be sure and take a trip through the beautiful Smoky Mountains and take in the gorgeous colorful foliage!



Tentative hours of show are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Music shows are scheduled at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. daily, 12 and 2 p.m. on Sundays. 
We hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg


Oktoberfest at Ober

Sept. 26 - Nov. 2 


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 26 through Nov. 2, 2014 as the resort commemorates the 204th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.


The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, 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.


Show Times:
Monday - Thursday: 1pm & 5pm
Friday - Sunday: Noon, 2, 4 & 6pm

Beer Tent open Friday - Sunday from noon - 6pm with live entertainment and Oktoberfest biers on tap!

Oktoberfest was a popular event when the Heidelberg Castle operated its restaurant at Ober Gatlinburg in the 1980s.




So make plans now to visit during Oktoberfest and you will not be disappointed. 

Hope to see you here!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival


Fall decorations, events, entertainment, and local craft exhibits.




Beginning in September 15-October 31, the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival season finds the folks of Gatlinburg decorating and celebrating the beginning of fall with a variety of events and festivals in Tennessee. September’s warm, sunny days and cool, clear nights mix with just the right amount of rain to transform 800 square miles of lush green forest into a brilliant palette of vibrant Autumn colors.


The Great Smoky Mountains share center stage with the Gatlinburg Craftsman Fair during the month of October. From October 9 through 26, 2014, the award-winning Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair opens the doors of the Gatlinburg Convention Center to the public with the 39th Annual Fall Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, one of the many amazing fall festivals in Tennessee. Numerous artisans and craftspeople are on-hand each day to demonstrate their skills, answer questions, and offer their unique art for sale. Third-generation artisans and storekeepers strive to match the beauty of the autumn mountains by carrying the same colors into often elaborate storefront decorations, thus turning their little mountain town into a promenade of Southern Appalachian sights.



Arts and crafts have long held a deep association with the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Nowhere else in the South will you find a richer heritage of fine craftsmanship than in Gatlinburg. The Great Smoky Mountain Arts & crafts Community, established in 1937, is the largest group of independent artisans in North America. Located on an eight-mile loop at the northeast corner of Gatlinburg, the Community proudly preserves the craft heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains year-round. This area offers the best in a wide range of craft shops, including pottery, woodcarving, candle making, quilting, weaving, broom making, and painting, among many other fine art forms. 

 Hope to see your there!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

2014 Pigeon Forge Rod Run

September 11-13



Formerly the Fall Grand Rod Run, the 2014 Pigeon Forge Rod Run is the last of the three biggest car shows of the year. Along with the new name is a new location, the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Join the festivities, including live music, door prizes, awards and a huge swap meet with hundreds of showcars. For more information go to  www.rodrun-pigeonforge.com or call 865-687-3976.


 This Pigeon Forge rod run is one of the largest in the nation as it draws thousands of visitors and classic hot rods for miles…literally! If you love muscle cars, you’ll need to pack a bib to catch all of your drool at the Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run. Just about every make, model, and color of every muscle car made can be found at this Pigeon Forge car show. Vendors are also setup selling hard-to-find parts and accessories for classic hot rods as well.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Death by Chocolate Cake Recipe

Death by Chocolate Cake
 
Ingredients Cake
4 eggs
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup water
8 ounces sour cream
1 (18 ounce) box chocolate cake mix (I use devils food)
1 (3 1/2 ounce) box instant chocolate pudding mix
6 ounces milk chocolate chips (set aside 1 ounce)
6 ounces white chocolate chips (set aside 1 ounce)

Directions 
  Beat 4 eggs, water, oil,& sour cream until smooth.
Add the box of cake mix and pudding stirring until smooth.
Add chocolate chips, and white chocolate chips mixing just until blended.
Pour evenly into 4 8 inch round greased pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes.
Cool until completely cool
Frost and top with additional chocolate chips and enjoy! 
 
Ingredients Frosting
 2 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar  
 6 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 
 6 tablespoons butter 
  5 tablespoons evaporated milk 
 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
 
Directions
 In a medium bowl, sift together the confectioners' sugar and cocoa, and set aside. 
In a large bowl, cream butter until smooth, then gradually beat in sugar mixture alternately with evaporated milk.
 Blend in vanilla. Beat until light and fluffy. 
If necessary, adjust consistency with more milk or sugar.