Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales 2013

April 5, 2013 - August 10, 2013

Gatlinburg will be hosting the Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales Returns For an Eighth Season
  They have plans for expansion in 2013, Gatlinburg's eighth annual presentation of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales begins in April and May in downtown Gatlinburg on Fridays and Saturdays. On June 14 you’ll be able to enjoy Tunes & Tales every night of the week through August 10. Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event throughout downtown Gatlinburg featuring musical performers, storytellers and artisans giving you a taste of old time Appalachian culture.
 This collection of personalities 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 until 11 p.m.

  Clogging groups will perform seven nights a week for the duration of the summer. The mountain style of music is featured all season from the beginnings of the pure Appalachian sounds to traditional bluegrass music.

They will also enjoy the talents of the Back Porch Cloggers demonstrating old time clogging and even teaching folks some fun moves and steps.

Our Tunes and Tales performers teach the young and old alike their old time ways. Zeno, the Gatlinburg Bear, the official ambassador of Gatlinburg, loves to welcome everyone to Gatlinburg with his signature bear hugs.

Gatlinburg Tunes and Tales event  is only 15 minutes from Berry Springs Lodge and lasts all summer long!

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Just for the Fun of Food!

In 2013 Berry Springs Lodge will feature different themed ingredients in our desserts and breakfast dishes each week. Every month will have its own theme.  For example; since St. Patrick’s Day is March Sue will create Irish concoctions like Irish Soda Bread and chocolate covered mint cookies.   In April with the introduction of spring she will incorporate lemons, limes and oranges in the foods we offer.  Key lime pies, lemmon tarts and orange creamcicle cake could be some of the desserts offered in April.   May is a great month for blueberries, cherries and blackberries.   Blackberry cobbler is a favorite dessert of our guests.  There is nothing like the smell of blueberry muffins baking in the morning.   Check back with us each month to see what is being offered at the lodge.  Or Come stay and experience our new creations for yourself or like simply us on facebook to get the recipes.
If you have a favorite recipe we would love for you to send it to us to try.