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Latest Pigeon Forge News

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival Blooms to Life April 23 With More Than Half-a-Million Flowers

New dining pass, inspirational entertainment and more highlight event PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, April 19, 2021) — As spring continues to blossom throughout the Smoky Mountains, guests to Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health (April 23- June 7) can enjoy more than half-a-million blooming flowers, a new dining pass that provides an unforgettable culinary […]

“Guy Fieri’s Downtown Flavortown” Coming to Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge

FACE Hospitality’s significant expansion with celebrity chef and restaurateur Guy Fieri is a first among family entertainment centers JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 15, 2021) – FACE Hospitality, subsidiary of FACE Amusement Group, has announced plans to open Guy Fieri’s Downtown Flavortown late this year at the Tower Shops within The Mountain Mile development in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. FACE offers exceptional […]

Dollywood Opens for Memory-Making 2021 Season

Melodies of Spring concert series, new summer drone show among season highlights  PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, March 12, 2021) — Dollywood kicked off its 2021 calendar with today’s Season Passholder and Media Preview Day which hosted a number of excited guests ready to experience everything the Pigeon Forge family destination has to offer for its 36th season.  After […]

Numerous Projects Enhance Dollywood Guest Experience for 2021 and Beyond

Park’s 36th season begins March 13  PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, February 24, 2021) — While no one could have predicted how Dollywood’s 35th anniversary season would begin in 2020, a strong finish to the year—coupled with extremely positive guest reviews of the overall park experience—means employees are gearing up for a busy 2021 season. Members of the media today […]

Pigeon Forge’s Chuck Wagon Cookoff Promises Heaping Helping of Campfire Cuisine March 26-28

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Feb. 22, 2021)–Preparing lunch begins long before breakfast at the Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff competition March 26-28. Authentic chuck wagons, the original food trucks, will gather for the family-friendly competition on Saturday, March 27, at Clabough’s Campground (405 Wears Valley Road). Chuck wagon cookoffs aid in the preservation of cattle drive […]

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Returns For 34th Season of Fun and Adventure

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 4, 2021) – After another season of creating memories for its guests, Dolly Parton’s Stampede opens for its 34th season on February 12. Known for more than three decades as “the most fun place to eat in the Smokies,” the Stampede features an exciting line-up of amazing equestrian acts, friendly competition, foot-stomping […]

Pigeon Forge ‘A Mountain Quiltfest’ Honors 27 Years of Craftsmanship, Heritage May 4-8

Annual event assembles quilting experts and enthusiasts for instructional seminars led by the country’s premiere experts. PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Feb. 4, 2021) – Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) celebrates the tradition of quilting during the 27th annual A Mountain Quiltfest May 4-8. While this year’s scaled-down event will be different, it aims to commemorate the time-honored craft […]

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is Ready for Third Swashbuckling Season in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  (February 2, 2021)–Final preparations are underway at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show for a third swashbuckling season, where the adventure and fun of a daring and fearless crew of characters begins February 12, 2021, in Pigeon Forge. The uniquely-exciting adventure that is Pirates Voyage combines the thrill of sword fights, cannons and pirates […]

The Listening Room Announces Second Location in Pigeon Forge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 28, 2021) – The Listening Room, one of Nashville’s most iconic music and dining venues, recently announced its second location in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Slated to open Summer 2021, Owner and Operator Chris Blair recently broke ground on the venue in Pigeon Forge’s Mountain Mile on Teaster Lane.  As The Listening Room’s first […]

Pigeon Forge’s Virtual Wilderness Wildlife Week Brings the Outdoors Online in 2021 for Free Seminars Feb. 2-4

All in-person events are cancelled this year to create a safe, online opportunity for outdoors enthusiasts to gather virtually. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Jan. 13, 2021)—Pigeon Forge’s Wilderness Wildlife Week (WWW), widely recognized as one of the Southeast’s largest gatherings of wildlife experts, will offer three days of free seminars Feb. 2-4 for outdoors enthusiasts. All […]