Festivals & Events

There is always something to enjoy in the Smoky Mountains area! Whether it’s the fourth of July celebration or the famous quilt festival, you will find everything that is going on during your stay.

September / “Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament”!

September is probably the busiest month for events and festivals! Townsend kicks off it's fall festival! Local area high school (nationally ranked) football teams start their schedule! There are concerts, fishing tournaments, the fall rod run, conventions, festivals, events and more!

August’s Events / “Vietnam Veterans Parade”!

In August there are a number of live concerts, labor day sales and the annual Welcome Home to the Vietnam Veterans Parade! The Old Mill is also host to the Annual Smoky Mountain Corn Hole Tourament!

Events for July / 4th of July Celebrations!

July is peak season in the Smokies and there is a lot going on during this time! Starting out the month with huge Holiday celebrations and tributes including many large area fireworks displays! Wears Farm park is host to the SEAA Girls Fast Pitch World Series Softball Tourament!

June’s Events / Dollywood’s Bluegrass & BBQ!

June is packed full of things that are happening all around the Smoky Mountains! In Pigeon Forge, Dollywood is hosting a Bluegrass Festival combined with a Bar-B-Que Feast! Festivals and concerts highlight the events for June!

Events of May / “Dolly’s Homecoming Parade”!

May springs into action with many of the great annual events the area is known for! The main event is Dolly's Homecoming Parade with the grand marshal herself, the one and only home town favorite, [...]

April Events / Smoky Mountain Spring Rod Run!

April brings spring flowers and blooming flora! And of course it's time for the annual Spring Rod Run that fills the area with some of Detroit's finest vintage custom hot rods! 14th Annual Smoky Mt [...]

March Events / “A Mountain Quiltfest”

March kicks off the start of spring and with it a whole host of annual events and festivals! The annual Quiltfest is an award winning event featuring a quilt show, vender mall and classes on [...]

January Events / “Wilderness Wildlife Week”

January features a kick off to many of the area's winter activities and festivals! For a week in January Pigeon Forge hosts the Wilderness and Wildlife Week! There are experts who take visitors on guided hikes! Classes are given on photography, painting and music! There is also an AppalachiaFest Concert featuring mountain and blue grass music! For more information on the Events in January and the Wilderness Wildlife Week --

February Events / “Annual Saddle Up Tribute”

February is full of things that are going on, from the winter activities to the annual "Saddle Up" musical tribute to the American West! This five day event features concerts, cowboy poets, chuckwagon cookoffs, a cowboy dance, and even cowboy church! For more on the Saddle Up tribute and all other Febraury festivals and events --

Events October / “Natures Turning of the Leaves”!

October is highlighted by natures annual Fall Foliage Show! But there is also a host of other events too! There is a Southern Gospel Celebration going on up at Dollywood. The Pigeon Forge Rotary Club has their annual Craft Fair! And there are Halloween Trick or Treating at the Community Center just to name a few of the things you can find happening!

November’s Events / Veteran’s Day Parade!

November finishes up the Autumn Foilage Show and is the start of the affordable Off Season finishing up the month with Thanksgiving! There are still many events and festivals happening in the area in November! The Harvest Festival is on along with Veteran's Day celebrations and parade!

Events December / “Winter Festival of Lights”!

December starts the "deal" season when everything is on sale! Winter is coming and there is tons to do in the mountains! December kicks off a whole host of Holiday Events ~ The most famous of these is the Winter Festival of Lights! Ride the trolley and see over 5 million lights!

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