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 —
Month of February:
Annual Sourthern Exposure – Ober Gatlinburg
The exciting annual Southern Exposure competition at Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort. Compete or watch as area skiers, snowboarders, and “cardboard sledders” face off in a ski and snowboard competition. See the high/flying ski and snowboard jump event and watch as participates get incredible air! Join in on the Cardboard Sled Race! This is an open event, although it is limited to 45 sleds. There is no admission charge to watch the Southern Exposure event. (Tram and parking fees may apply).
Arts & Crafts Show
Annual show featuring national recongized artist display the unique crafts and artwork that made them famous! This event is held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Sponsored by the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts community, you will see live demonstrations from many of the artisans on hand.
This arts and crafts show also makes for an excellent opportunity to pick up some amazing souvenirs to remember your Smoky Mountain adventure, including crafts such as jewelry, pottery, baskets, candles, candy, leather, ceramics, art, quilts and much, much more!
8th Annual Saddle Up Celebration
Enjoy a weekend filled with cowboy poetry, music and special activities at the Saddle Up Celebration! at the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge TN! Other special events include songwriter workshops, a vendor mall and the dinner theater.
5th Annual Winter Heritage Festival – Townsend
The Winter Heritage Festival has received an Award of Merit from the American Association for State and Local History, and has been designated a “Top Twenty Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society. The Festival is a celebration of the human history, natural beauty, and cultural traditions of Townsend, Cades Cove, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The event involves many community groups and businesses and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.