Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Gatlinburg Festival of Trees

Gatlinburg Festival Of Trees

November 26-30

Surrounded by the twinkling lights and sounds and smells of the holidays, shop the many handmade centerpieces and craft items, and return to the joys of celebrating Christmas in the Smokies.
  Hundreds of Festive Christmas Trees, Sounds and Smells of Christmas Time Years Ago in the Smokies, Gingerbread House Contest, Gatlinburg-Made Holiday Decoratives and Gifts by Donation, Entrance by donation. All Proceeds Benefit the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Sevierville Winterfest


November 5-February 29

As part of the annual Smoky Mountain Winterfest, Sevierville Parks & Recreation maintenance staff work diligently to transform the city streets into a winter wonderland of lights each year!  Preparation for this event takes approximately 1600 man hours year round with  lights being displayed November through February. The annual Winterfest Kick-off Celebration, which marks the official start of Winterfest, takes place the first week of November and is full of fun for all ages! Hope to see you there! 

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pigeon Forge 3rd Annual Veteran's Parade & 24th Annual Winterfest Kick-off

Pigeon Forge 3rd Annual Veteran's Parade & 24th Annual 
Winterfest Kick-off

Patiot Park Pigeon Forge
This year’s Winterfest kickoff will occur on November 12th!
Join us for the 3rd Annual Salute to Veterans Parade as we pay tribute to the men and women who have served in America’s Armed Forces. Other activities include a kids’ play area, food vendors, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and musical entertainment. The traditional lighting of more than five million lights on the Winterfest displays, followed by fireworks, will top off the evening.
The parade will wrap up around 5 p.m. and the festivities for the Pigeon Forge Winterfest kickoff will begin! Activities include a kids’ play area sponsored by East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, food vendors, pictures with Santa and Mrs. Claus, and musical entertainment. The traditional lighting of more than five million lights on the Winterfest displays, followed by fireworks, will top off the evening.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

BOO at the ZOO

Knoxville's LARGEST Halloween Event! 

BOO! at the Zoo 2013 presented by U.S. Cellular® will celebrate 12 nights of safe and not-too-scary Halloween fun on October 10-13, 17-20, 24-27, 2013 from 5:30 - 8:00 p.m.

BOO! at the Zoo, a Halloween tradition for 27 years, is a family event featuring devilishly good music and games at the Monster Mash tent in The Clayton Family Kids Cove, your favorite costumed characters throughout the zoo, and the only "haunted" carousel in East Tennessee, the Scary-Go-Round. (How can you tell it's haunted? It goes backwards, of course.)  And best of all, you can trick-or-treat down the BOO! trail for your favorite treats!


$7 per person
Children under 2 are free
Parking is $5

Friday, October 4, 2013

Foothills Fall Festival

 Foothills Fall Festival
Oct 11 -Oct 13, 2013    
Maryville, TN -
Great concerts, food, juried arts and crafts and kids' activities Festival is 14 years old.

October 11 - 13, 2013! Nestled at the Foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Maryville, Tennessee hosts three days of amazing world class concerts, juried arts and crafts, and activities, shows, and much more for the whole family. We’re setting the stage for you this October!

Concerts offering amazing entertainment

Three Days, Fifteen Concerts, Big Fun in our beautiful Park at the Foothills Fall Festival!
2013 Artist Lineup

Friday, Oct. 11
Blues Traveler
The Black Lillies
Hillbilly Jedi

Saturday, Oct. 12

Lynyrd Skynyrd
Kix Brooks
Robin Meade
Maggie Rose
Andy Gibson
Kelsey’s Woods

Sunday, Oct. 13

Rascal Flatts
Brett Eldredge
Tyler Farr
Janelle Arthur
The Fairview Union
Texas Tony and the Tornado Ramblers

Juried arts and crafts at the Artway

Nearly 100 Juried Artists & Craftsmen bring their unique creations for a weekend of shopping and free fun.

Adventure Land family fun

Sixteen acres of fun for the whole family! Rides, Inflatables, Activities, Games and Shows – All Free!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Frosted Pumpkin Cookies


Frosted Pumpkin Cookies

1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt


3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1 1/2-2 cups confectioners' sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Have ready some ungreased baking sheets.
In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and the sugars together until light and fluffy.
Blend in pumpkin, egg and vanilla extract.
In separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt.
Mix flour mixture into butter-sugar mixture.
Drop tablespoonfuls 3 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes until golden around the edges.
Remove warm cookies and transfer to racks.
Let cool completely for a least one half hour, then frost with glaze.
 In a medium saucepan, heat butter and brown sugar over medium heat until bubbly. Cook, stirring constantly, for one minute or until slightly thickened. Beat in the milk. Blend in confectioner's sugar until the glaze is smooth and drizzle cookies! ENJOY!