Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Visit Cades Cove Great Smoky Moutains

Cades Cove is a lush valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. This 11 mile loop is a peaceful driving tour and is used for bicycling. Throughout the Cove you will see historic buildings, including rustic log homes of original residents of the Cove, several churches, an old mill, molasses making equipment, and cemeteries.

 A variety of wildlife can be spotted throughout your 11 mile trip around the Cades Cove loop. Use caution do not approach or feed the animals. These are just a few you might see during you visit.

 Carriage rides and hayrides are offered at the Cades Cove horse concession.

 Bicycles rentals: Available from April through October and in December. From approximately May 5 to around September 22, the loop road will be closed to motor vehicle traffic on Wednesday and Saturday mornings until 10:00 a.m. to allow bicyclists and pedestrians to enjoy the cove.

Horseback riding is seasonally available from near the loop road entrance. Daily hayrides offer another great way to see the Cove.

A campground store is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm in spring and fall. It remains open to 7:00 pm in summer.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

20th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest Pigeon Forge

  - 3/22/2014


  20th 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

Saturday, February 15, 2014

2014 Dollywood Opening Date

By now you are probably when does Dollywood open in 2014! Well mark your calendar for March 22 as that is the first official day that Dollywood opens in 2014 according to their most recent Dollywood schedule posted on their website and shown below. While their opening day hardly ever changes once announced, we still always recommend to check with Dollywood before you make your vacation plans and reservations just in case!

New at Dollywood for 2014

2014 will be an exciting year at Dollywood as they introduce a brand new roller coaster with the Fire Chaser Express, which is the nation’s very first dual-launch dual-direction roller coaster! With a height requirement of just 39 inches, the Fire Chaser will be a fantastic new ride that the entire family can enjoy in 2014.

Sunday, February 9, 2014

14th Annual Saddle Up in Pigeon Forge

Event Description
Tickets are on sale now for the 14th Annual Saddle Up in Pigeon Forge. We’ve rounded up some fine talent and hope you’ll join us Feb. 19-23, 2014, for all the outstanding cowboy entertainment and activities
Here’s what you’ll see and hear during Saddle Up 2014:

10:00 am - 11:30 am
Songwriters’ Workshop - (Free) [More Info]
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Cornbread Sampling - (Free) [More Info]
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Western Video/Photography Presentation - (Free) [More Info]
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm
Saddle Up Sampler - (Free) [More Info]
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Fiddle and Guitar Styles - Workshop - (Free) [More Info]
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinner and Intimate Evening Concert - Don Edwards - ($54.88) [More Info]
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dinner and Intimate Evening Concert – Hot Club of Cowtown - ($54.88) [More Info]
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Stories & Strings - ($21.95) [More Info]
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
History and Lifestyle of the American Cowboy - Presentation - (Free) [More Info]
3:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Saddle Up Concert - (21.95) [More Info]
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saddle Up Concert - (21.95) [More Info]
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Special Two Day Concert Pass - ($60.36) [More Info]
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Buckaroo Roundup and Chuck Wagon Cookoff and Lunch - ($12.50) [More Info]
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Saddle Up Concert - ($21.95) [More Info]
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cowboy Dance - ($5.00) [More Info]
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Chuck Wagon Breakfast - ($5.00) [More Info]
10:30 am
Cowboy Church - (Free) [More Info]                        
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