Somerville Crafter Takes Top Honors at Pigeon Forge’s Wonders of Winterfest Christmas Village Booth Decor Contest

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—(Dec. 12, 2022)—Somerville resident and crafter Sandra Dickerson (photograph available for download here) claimed the top prize for best booth décor at Pigeon Forge’s first-time Wonders of Winterfest Christmas Village craft show. Dickerson’s Silver Chick Tin Jewelry Design took top honors for its festive contribution to the all-new craft show that helped kickoff […]

Heartwarming Christmas Show Comes to Life at Dolly Parton’s Stampede This Holiday Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, October 26, 2022) – The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for its 35th holiday season with the magnificient sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, a new aerial performance, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course yuletide feast. The Christmas show […]

UPtv’s Megan Alexander, Country Star Janelle Arthur Headline Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff on Nov. 10

Celebrities headline community events to unveil new Wonders of Light Walking Trail and Wonders of Light Christmas Village. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—(Oct. 18, 2022)—UPtv star and Small Town Christmas host Megan Alexander joins East Tennessee native and recording artist/songwriter Janelle Arthur for the 33rd Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff on Thursday, Nov. 10.   Alexander’s appearance coincides with […]

Josh Turner Headlines Pigeon Forge’s July 4 Patriot Festival Concert 

Prize giveaway to see Turner in Pigeon Forge, along with fireworks spectacular, rounds out the summer celebration. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (May 4, 2022) – Country music artist Josh Turner will headline Pigeon Forge’s 31st annual Patriot Festival on July 4 in the city’s Patriot Park. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. followed by a holiday fireworks spectacular. […]

Full Artist Lineup Announced for Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies

TobyMac, Newsboys headline Aug. 27 event PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Friday, April 8, 2022) — Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies returns to the popular Pigeon Forge park for the first time since 2019, providing an inspirational way to put an exclamation point on the end of summer for families and church groups. Rock the Smokies takes place Saturday, Aug. […]

Park invites public to comment on fee program changes for 2023

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is seeking public input on proposed fee program changes for 2023, including a new parkwide parking fee and an increase to existing fee rates at frontcountry and backcountry campsites, picnic pavilions, and day-use cabin rentals. All revenue generated through these user fees would remain in the Smokies to directly support […]

Dolly Parton Kicks Off Dollywood’s 37th Season in Style During March 11 Season Passholder and Media Preview Day

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, March 11, 2022) — Dolly Parton welcomed Dollywood season passholders and members of the media during a special preview day event today, setting the tone for what will be a thrilling 2022 at the Pigeon Forge park. With new festival elements throughout the year and a number of projects throughout the property designed […]

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Hosts 35th Season of Fun and Adventure

PIGEON FORGE, TENN. (Monday, February 7, 2022) – For 35 years, spectacular equestrian feats, vibrant music and storytelling, comedic escapades, exciting audience interactions and a delicious four-course feast have been the hallmarks of Dolly Parton’s Stampede. This unique dinner and show was the first of its kind in the Smoky Mountains, and tens of millions […]

Irish Fairy Cottages Discovered in Great Smoky Mountains at Titanic Museum Attraction

Cottages on display at the Titanic Museum Attraction during March 2022 as a tribute to the 187 Irish on board the ship. Believe it not, Irish Fairy, fantasy cottages have taken root at the Titanic Museum and will remain visible to visitor during the Attraction’s  March tribute to the 187 Irish passengers and crew on […]