Artists Wield Chainsaws at Titanic Ice Event

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2013) – It’s likely that the fanciest ice sculptures you ever created were the fish-shaped ice cubes that came out of that plastic ice tray you bought at IKEA. To see what real ice artistry looks like, check out the third annual Titanic Pigeon Forge Professional Ice Carving Competition on […]

Head South for Holiday Lights, Travel Writers Say

Half of the 10 destinations the Society of American Travel Writers recommends for holiday lights are in the Southeast. SATW members compiled a list of 10 destinations with light-up-the-night displays that might be lesser known than destinations such as Times Square in New York but still very much worth the trip. The five destinations in […]

Festive Times All Year in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Pick a month, any month, and you’ll find a festival or special event in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. This resort town next to Great Smoky Mountains National Park really knows how to show you a good time. Every year starts with a mid-January salute to its neighbor with eight days of free […]

Look! Up in the Sky!

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 2012) – A gigantic blue and green helium balloon has people all over Pigeon Forge pointing to the sky and admiring the city’s newest attraction. It is Wonders of Flight, an addition to the science- and fun-filled WonderWorks attraction on the Parkway. The Wonders of Flight balloon is 72 feet in […]

Dollywood Grabs Five Golden Ticket Awards

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (September 2012) – Dollywood received five 2012 Golden Ticket Awards, the top honor in the theme park industry. The awards were first-time recognitions in three categories and repeats in two categories : Best Food, beating out longtime winner Knoebels Amusement Resort Friendliest park, upsetting 13-time winner Holiday World Best New Ride for […]

National TV Puts Pigeon Forge in Spotlight

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (September 2012) – Pigeon Forge is getting a lot of love from three major broadcast networks. ABC and NBC have put Pigeon Forge, Tenn., in the spotlight in recent weeks, and CBS will keep the string alive during the upcoming television season. ABC ‘s “Good Morning America” featured Dollywood’s new-design Wild Eagle […]

Veteran TV comedian Bob Nelson joins Comedy Barn cast

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 12, 2012) – Veteran stand-up comedian Bob Nelson, who has appeared on shows hosted by Johnny Carson, David Letterman, Regis Philbin and Merv Griffin, has a new performance home at the Comedy Barn in Pigeon Forge. Nelson performs at 5 and 8 p.m. nightly except Mondays. Nelson opened for Rodney Dangerfield […]

Army Family Deploys to Pigeon Forge Before Afghanistan

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 2012) – An Army family facing a sixth deployment to a war zone got some special time together in Pigeon Forge, and their experience was captured as a half-hour show for the Great American Country (GAC) cable TV network. “Operation Pigeon Forge: A Family Story” focuses on Staff Sgt. Gerald Britt, […]