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Latest Pigeon Forge News

Pigeon Forge Public Library Unveils StoryWalk® at Wear Farm City Park

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—(Nov. 10, 2021)—Physical activity, early childhood literacy, and children’s picture books combine forces to create Pigeon Forge’s first StoryWalk® at Wear Farm City Park (623 Wears Valley Road). StoryWalk® is free and featured on the park’s half-mile walking trail which surrounds two playgrounds. Each story book is told through 17 plaques, each carefully […]

America’s Best Christmas Tradition Begins at Dollywood on Nov. 6

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas runs through Jan. 2 PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, November 5, 2021) — November has only just begun, but on Saturday at Dollywood, park visitors will think it looks a lot like Christmas. The holidays are in full swing at the Pigeon Forge park where guests can experience America’s best Christmas tradition, Dollywood’s Smoky […]

Dollywood’s 2022 Season Features Anticipated Return of Guest-Favorite Experiences, Expanded Festivals

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, November 3, 2021) — Even with plenty of fun still to go during Dollywood’s 2021 season thanks the award-winning Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov. 6, 2021-Jan. 2, 2022), the Pigeon Forge theme park plans for an even bigger 2022, thanks to larger festival offerings, the return of two guest-favorite experiences, and […]

Heartwarming Holiday Show Will Entertain and Delight at Dolly Parton’s Stampede This Christmas Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, November 1, 2021) — As the holiday season approaches, “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies” takes guests on a special yuletide adventure filled with the cheerful sights and sounds of Christmas. Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction transforms into a Smoky Mountain winter wonderland that includes a full-scale Nativity, holiday decorations, […]

Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud Provides Laughs, Memories for Families this Holiday Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, Oct. 25, 2021) – During the holidays, families gather to create memories and traditions, and sometimes that results in a little Christmas craziness. This season, join America’s two favorite feudin’ families as they celebrate and create their own craziness at the Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster in Pigeon Forge. The yuletide […]

Pigeon Forge Welcomes Group Travel to the Great Smoky Mountains

Representatives will be available to assist travel planners during the 2022 American Bus Association’s Marketplace. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Oct. 6, 2021)—Motorcoach travel is essential to the Pigeon Forge hospitality industry, and the Smoky Mountains vacation destination confirms that the welcome mat is out for group travelers. “Group travel—be it motorcoach groups, family reunions or students—contributes […]

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, National Quartet Convention Sign 10-year Contract Extension

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Sept. 27, 2021)—The National Quartet Convention will remain at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge through 2031 as part of a 10-year contract extension signed today by Pigeon Forge city leaders and NQC representatives. As part of the extended agreement, the LeConte Center also will host the NQC’s Spring Break event (March 3-4, 2022) […]

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival Celebrates the Beauty of the Smokies

Guest-favorite festival features fall fun, immersive music, thousands of pumpkins   PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, September 20, 2021) — Dollywood, one of America’s favorite fall family destinations, celebrates the splendor of autumn in the majestic rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains during the Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 24- Oct. 30). The annual guest-favorite event includes […]

Pigeon Forge Honors America’s Military with Annual Veterans Homecoming Parade on Aug. 7

August also includes monthlong Celebrate Freedom event with various discounts for veterans, active military and first responders. PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 28, 2021) – In honor of U.S. military veterans, Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) will host its seventh annual Veterans Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Aug. 7. World War II veteran and Pigeon Forge resident James Householder […]