Grand Ole Opry Stars Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Headline Pigeon Forge’s Patriot Festival

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (June 19, 2013) – Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers will deliver some of the tightest family harmonies in the music industry before the night sky lights up with July 4 fireworks at Patriot Festival in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Patriot Festival is a free, city-sponsored afternoon and evening of music, kids’ games, […]

LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge Hires First Employee

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (May 21, 2013) – Bobby Shultz is employee No. 1 at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, a $45 million special events center on schedule to open this fall. Shultz starts May 30 as the facility’s operations director. Responsibilities include operation and maintenance of the 232,000-square-foot building. The job search drew 17 […]

Mystery Surrounds Grand Marshal’s Float for Dolly’s Homecoming Parade

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 24, 2013) – Pigeon Forge has a rousing way to end the work week on Friday, May 10 – find a spot on the Parkway and give a cheer to hometown superstar Dolly Parton. The occasion is Dolly’s Homecoming Parade, Pigeon Forge’s annual salute to the internationally known entertainer and philanthropist, […]

8,000-Attendee ‘Women of Joy’ Conference Signs Five-Year Pact with LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 15, 2013) – An event organizer who now has 18 major conferences across the U.S. told Pigeon Forge leaders more than a decade ago that he wished the city had more meeting space. His wish has been granted with the nearly completed LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, and he has booked […]

Pentecostal Youth Meeting Books Five Years at LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 4, 2013) – The Pentecostal Fire Youth Conference, which started in 2003 with attendance of 250 and this year has 6,000 registrants, has committed to five annual meetings at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. The conference, which has been in Louisville, Ky., for the past four years, has a contract […]

Parade in Pigeon Forge To Honor Vietnam Veterans

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 18, 2013) – Vietnam veterans from across the U.S. will be in Pigeon Forge and Sevier County, Tenn., April 15-17 for a series of events that includes the “Welcome Home from Vietnam Parade” in Pigeon Forge. Adrian Cronauer, the Air Force sergeant who was the inspiration for the 1987 film “Good […]

Wilderness Wildlife Week Poised for Move to LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

2013 event draws visitors from 26 states, three foreign countries PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2013) – Wilderness Wildlife Week, Pigeon Forge’s annual salute to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, attracted visitors from 26 states and three foreign countries and put 556 people on trails in the national park. “We had some very rainy weather, that […]

What’s New in Pigeon Forge for 2013

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2013) – A new generation of roller coasters that gives you a watery rush, a salute to the children who sailed on the Titanic and a giant Ferris wheel await visitors to Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains in 2013. RiverRush at Dollywood’s Splash Country RiverRush, Tennessee’s first water coaster, […]