Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show Gatlinburg 2016

March 22 - 26

Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual Easter show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.


The largest group of independent artisans in North
America. 


This historic 8-mile loop has been designated a
Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these
artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original
collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery,
jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained
glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils, and
watercolors.



 Also lodging, restaurants, caf├ęs, tea room, soda
fountain and candy shops. Make plans to visit the Great Smoky
Arts & Crafts Community.



This is an event you will want to mark on your calendar to attend! These are unique crafters to our area and they put their heart and soul into these crafts!
You have a chance to see it made and purchase something to pass on down generations after generations! Each piece tells its own story!
Call us at 865-908-7935 or visit our website www.berrysprings.com and make plans to visit with us during this wonderful Spring event! Hope to see you very soon!

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Pigeon Forge Dollywood Festival of Nations 2016

March 19 - April 18

Dollywood's Festival of Nations presented by Humana displays the most captivating entertainment from around the world during this month-long celebration of music, dance, food and art.
  
Some of the entertainment expected this year at this wonderful event:

Mother Africa

 

After a wildly successful Festival of Nations in 2014, Mother Africa returns to Dollywood with an all-new show which takes guests to “Khayelitsha,” one of the largest townships in South Africa. The world-renowned show combines skillful acrobatics, live music and traditional and modern dance to delight audiences through a fascinating celebration of Africa’s diverse traditions.


Los Pampas Gauchos 

Los Pampas Gauchos is an exciting, fast-paced show which blends the traditional folk dancing of Argentina with the
 thrill of modern showmanship and comedy. This unique and entertaining show paints a vibrant visual of this fascinating culture.

 Celtic Coast 

Led by Cape Breton Island musical ambassador and award-winning singer/songwriter Buddy MacDonald, Celtic Coast features original music and traditional tunes inspired by the diverse musical heritage of Nova Scotia, Canada. Joining MacDonald are Rachel Davis on fiddle, and multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen, two of Cape Breton’s brightest young talents.


The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra 

 This unique ensemble plays a variety of world music, all arranged for the ukulele. Their professional musical talents on the ukulele, along with their hilarious antics, make this show unlike anything else. Hailing from locations around the United Kingdom, this group brings an all-new experience to Dollywood’s Festival of Nations. Combining British comedy with the traditional Hawaiian instrument, The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra breaks down musical borders! 


There are many more groups entertainers performing during this amazing month long event! Hope you can join us in celebrating all of the wonderful nations!

Call us at 865-908-7935 or visit our website at www.berrysprings.com to reserve your visit with us we are located only a mile from Dollywood. You are almost close enough to walk! Almost!