Spend Labor Day weekend in Pigeon Forge so you don’t miss Styx in concert with special guest Kansas! The concert will be held on Friday evening, September 3, at the Smokies baseball Stadium. You can buy tickets now for $42.50 plus a service charge, make sure you get your tickets today! The show will begin at 7 p.m. and the doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Make sure to book your accommodations today and see what else is going on in the area this Labor Day Weekend! There are plenty of great restaurants, shopping andthings to do in the Pigeon Forge area. You’re guaranteed to have a wonderful time in the Great Smoky Mountains this Labor Day Weekend!
Everyone has heard about Pigeon Forge Winterfest, but have you ever been? The spectacular light displays illuminate the evening landscape of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in the four month-long holiday celebration of Winterfest. From November 9th, 2010 through February 28th, 2011 over five million lights will shimmer at dusk throughout the Smoky Mountain town, inspiring a grand jubilee of light arrangements, festive decorations, special events, seasonal delicacies and mountain music.
It’s never too early to start planning your winter trip to Pigeon Forge! The Winterfest season has become so popular you may need to book ahead of time! Make sure to check out our accommodations page and browse through great hotels, cabins and evenprivate rentals. You can also check out the winterfest schedule of events. You will find everything from kickoff events to trolley schedules!
There was a recent article in the Huffington Post that really caught my eye. The story was about a 15 year old, Bridget, who wanted to visit Dollywood. Not unusual for most 15 year olds but she decided to act upon that wish. She invited 13 year old friend and 11 year old brother to accompany her on her journey to find Dollywood. These three kids proceeded to use their babysitting money to purchase plane tickets in an attempt to visit Dollywood. The kids took a cab to the Jacksonville airport, spent $700 on plane tickets to Nashville with no questions from the airport. Once the children got to Nashville they soon realized they were in the incorrect Tennessee city, since Dollywood is located in Pigeon Forge (that would be a pretty expensive cab ride). They immediately called their parents and were sent home.
I’m sure the parents we’re not happy with the airlines for allowing their 11, 13 and 15 year olds on the flights and definitely not happy with the kids. But, it’s nice to see that there are some people who would just about do anything for a fun day at Dollywood!
The Nantahala Outdoor Center is hosting a fly casting instruction by Rob Fightmaster of Fightmaster Fly Fishing, Maryville, TN on Saturday, August, 21. Anytime between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. you can join Rob at the Great Outpost for some quality fly fishing instruction. Anyone from the novice fly fisherman to the expert can benefit from Rob’s knowledge and you can also witness some fly tying action.
Rob has been fly fishing for more than 20 years, has fished all over the United States, has been a professional guide in Kentucky and Tennessee, has taught numerous fly fishing schools, fly tying classes, rod building classes and introduced hundreds of people to this sport. In addition, he has been involved in the fly fishing retail business, tied flies commercially, and coordinated a variety of fly fishing special events. Most recently, Rob was the Fly Fishing Program Director at Blackberry Farm. During his six years there, he created a fly fishing program, opened a fly shop, restored a trout stream, and was awarded the Orvis Endorsed Lodge of the Year, two years in a row. This was the first (and so far only) lodge in the eastern United States to receive the award and the only lodge in the country to ever receive it back to back. Clients from around the country have described Rob as someone with an endless supply of patience and one of the best fly fishing instructors anywhere.
Rod Run season is upon us! Before we know it August will be over and the September Rod Runs will be here! Make sure you book your accommodations in advance because the hotel rooms will fill up fast! The Shades of Past Rod Run is September 10 & 11 and is located at Dollywood Splash Country and The Inn at Christmas Place; Fax (865) 995-9097 or Fax (865) 429-0159. The Grand Fall Rod Run is September 16 – 19 and is located at The Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center; For more information call 1-800-251-4444. Another cool car show is the Great Smoky Mountain Annual Auto Fest at Smokies Stadium on September 22 – 25 and you can find more info here (865) 850-4806. If you’ve never been to a car show in Pigeon Forge, check out images from this year’s Spring Rod Run to see what kind of fun you’re in for!
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