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Latest Pigeon Forge News

$1.5 Million Investment To Expand Pigeon Forge Winterfest with 20 New Light Displays

New Winterfest Wonders of Light Walking Trail will feature nature-themed outdoor light displays along the city’s Riverwalk.  PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—(Sept. 27, 2022)—Pigeon Forge Winterfest will be bigger and brighter this year as city officials announced plans today to add 20 new larger-than-life nature-themed outdoor lights displays. Upon completion this year, the displays will add one […]

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival Brings Fall Family Fun to America’s No. 1 Theme Park

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee–(Sept. 19, 2022)–Dollywood guests are sure to have a “hoot” during this year’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 23- Oct. 29) thanks to a brand-new area created within the family-favorite Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health.  Appropriately named Hoot Owl Hollow, the area features hundreds of pumpkins in Dollywood’s Craftsman’s Valley […]

Dollywood Earns Three Golden Ticket Awards

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Sept. 12, 2022)— Following up the recent news that Dollywood is Tripadvisor’s top American theme park, the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, landmark earned three of Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards during a ceremony held Saturday night at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. Dollywood earned finalist placement in seven total categories and won more Golden Ticket […]

Lumberjack Feud To Host Rib Fest

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Aug. 22, 2022)—Oct. 1-2, 2022, Lumberjack Feud is hosting its first annual Rib Fest presented by Sugarlands Distilling Co. The weekend-long festival will be fun for the whole family with fresh ribs from local vendors, games, inflatables, live music, and an authentic lumberjack competition. The vendors will be competing for the title […]

Friends of the Smokies to host first “Plein Air in the Park” event and gala this fall

MARYVILLE, Tennessee – Aug. 19, 2022 – Friends of the Smokies, an official nonprofit partner of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is bringing 20 nationally acclaimed artists to the park to paint “en plein air,” an outdoor painting practice and style, throughout various park vistas. The event activities, which include a ticketed gala and art sale, […]

Park announces upcoming morning closures of Clingmans Dome and Cades Cove Loop Roads 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced two morning closures of Clingmans Dome Road on Friday, Aug. 26 and Wednesday, September 7 until 1:00 p.m. each day. The seven-mile roadway will be closed on both mornings to facilitate a special curriculum-based education program. On Thursday, September 8, Cades Cove Loop Road will be closed until 3:30 p.m. to accommodate an additional education […]

Big Bear Mountain Roller Coaster Set To Open at Dollywood in Spring 2023

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Aug. 5, 2022) — Dolly Parton today announced the newest addition to Dollywood Parks & Resorts, the $25 million Big Bear Mountain, a nearly 4,000-foot-long roller coaster which allows guests to embark on an unforgettable expedition through the Smokies in search of the elusive “Big Bear.” Big Bear Mountain, which at 3,990 ft. becomes […]

Dollywood Offers Thanks with Everyday Heroes Days Aug. 7 – Sept. 18

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Aug. 3, 2022) — Frontline workers in essential roles protect, heal, support, provide and reassure their communities with actions that place service above self. To honor the commitments of courageous everyday heroes, Dollywood invites qualifying frontline employees to enjoy discounted theme park admission for only $45 plus tax. This promotion will last for a […]

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa Nominated for USA Today Award

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 18, 2021) — After being named runner-up in 2021 by USA Today Readers in the publication’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for Best Family Resort, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa has another opportunity to be named number one in the category.  DreamMore Resort, which celebrates its seventh anniversary this month, has quickly become a […]