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Smoky Mountain Events

August 1-3
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

August 1-3
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend
Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center

August 1-3
Dollywood’s Great American Summer

August 1-9
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
Through early August, visitors can meet characters, hear mountain music and learn about life in the Smokies on the streets of Gatlinburg. Storytellers, musicians and cloggers perform at different locations along the Parkway every evening during this seventh annual event.

August 1-16
Free Parkway Trolley
The City of Gatlinburg will offer free trolley service to patrons along the length of the Parkway for nine weeks this Summer. The free specially painted open-air shuttles will operate from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through August 16. Extra stops have been established between traffic lights 1 and 10 along Parkway.

August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway.

August 2
Pigeon Forge Midnight 8K Road Race
Holiday Inn Hotel & Convention Center
For more information email lhoward@keepsevierbeautiful.org

August 2
Stringtime in the Smokies
Presented by Old Mill Square & 5th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament
Old Mill Square

August 8-9
Tractor Show
Sevier County Fairgrounds

August 9-10
NSA Men’s Softball / Wooden Bat
Sevierville City Park

August 11-15
The International Association of Family & Kid show Performers Annual Convention
Music Road Convention Center
Registration required. Grand Finale Public Show, Friday
August 15, 2014 - 8 pm
Admission charged
For more information call 336-492-7870

August 12
Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association Golf Tournament
Sevierville Golf Club

August 12-16
TN Smokies vs. Huntsville

August 15-17
ISA Girls Fast Pitch
Sevierville City Park

August 15-17
KidsStyle Tour and Fashion Camp
Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center

August 21-24
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Celebration
City Wide, Pigeon Forge

August 22
Ronnie McDowell and Billy Joe Royal in Concert
Country Tonite Theatre

August 23
Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans Parade
Parkway in Pigeon Forge

August 23-24
Smoky Mountain Military and Relic Show
Smoky Mountain Convention Center

August 21-24
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival
Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg hosts its second Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

August 28-31
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
Pigeon River Crossings

August 22-26
TN Smokies vs. Jacksonville

August 29-31
USSSA Baseball & Softball
Sevierville City Park

August 29 - September 1
Labor Day Weekend Sale
(Sunday extended hours 9am-9pm)
Tanger Five Oaks Factory Outlet Center

September 1
Labor Day Sidewalk Sale
Pigeon River Crossings

September 1-6
Sevier County Fair
Traditional hometown fair with a midway, carnival rides, games, contests and concerts at Sevier Co. Fairgrounds

September 5-6
Shades of the Past Rod Run XXXII
Dollywood’s Splash Country

September 6
Accelerate Clogging
Sevierville Convention Center
Open to the public

September 6
Auction Game Sales
Sevierville Convention Center

September 6, 13, 20, 27
Gatlinburg Farmers Market
Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Farmers Market is open Saturdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway

September 11-14
Fall Pigeon Forge Rod Run

September 12-13
EmPower Conference
Sevierville Convention Center
Open to the public
PinkStyle Savings to benefit Breast Cancer Awareness at Tanger Five Oaks Factory
Outlet Center

September 12 to 30
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival
A countywide celebration of harvest season features festivals, special events and autumn-themed displays.
September 18-20
Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival
Enjoy three days of music from the nation’s best Bluegrass musicians

September 19
Bobby Bare, John Anderson and Darryl Worley in Concert
Country Tonite Theatre

September 20-30
Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel Celebration

September 20
Wingfest & Corn Hole Tournament
Sevier County Fairgounds

September 21-27
National Quartet Convention
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

September 22-27
National Quartet Convention Afternoon Regional Showcases
Music Road Hotel Convention Center
Admission Charged

September 24
Dixie Stampede Children’s Annual Whoadeo
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede

September 27
11th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day
Old Mill Square

September 27 & 28
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
The 15th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For information, call 865-661-3474, visit www.rockytopoutfitter.com, or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com. ($)

September 27 to 30
This Ober Gatlinburg festival features Bavarian-style food, beverages, music and live entertainment through early November, with daily shows and multiple shows each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (865) 436-5423 for more information.

September 27-30
29th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair
Patriot Park

September 28-30
Mountain Fest
Inn at Christmas Place

September 30
Dixie Stampede Senior Day
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede

  best guide smoky mountainsBest Guide to Smoky Mountain travel, accommodations, and fun

Discover beautiful waterfalls and exciting theme parks, enjoy an afternoon of golf, or go rafting down a cool mountain river.

Whatever your interests, age, or reason for visiting, About the Smokies is your primary source for Smoky Mountain accommodations, meeting sites, and area attractions.

You’ll delight in a region blessed with a remarkable spectrum of attractions — from our scenic natural beauty and amazing outdoor activities to vibrant history, parades, and festivals.

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Come to the Smokies and enjoy all of this, as well as our excellent restaurants — featuring every cuisine imaginable — and abundant Smoky Mountain lodging hotels, cabins, chalets, condos, villas, resorts, and bed and breakfast inns.

A vacation destination like the Smoky Mountains is rewarding because of the many things to do and the wonderful places to stay. The region offers everything you need for a family vacation, honeymoon, romantic getaway, church retreat, family reunion, military reunion, or corporate Smoky Mountain meeting place.

Gatlinburg is just outside an entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is a popular destination for meetings, church retreats, and family reunions. Gatlinburg is known for its arts and crafts festivals, Aquarium of the Smokies, unique shops and shopping villages, and its beautiful backdrop - the Smoky Mountains.

Pigeon Forge is a popular family vacation destination. It is the home of Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, and Dolly's Splash Country.

Townsend is a very quiet, peaceful town situated just outside Cades Cove. Townsend is a favorite place for church retreats and family reunions.

Sevierville is known for its great festivals on the courthouse lawn. Sevierville is the hometown of Dolly Parton.

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