Variety Leads the List of New Experiences in Pigeon Forge for 2023

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—(March 1, 2023)—Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) delivers on variety in 2023 as a big roller coaster, one-of-a-kind resorts, informative museum exhibits, over-the-top milkshakes and extreme cornhole lead the lineup of what’s new in the Smoky Mountains vacation destination. (Images available for download here.) “As one of the Southeast’s most popular vacation destinations, our visitors […]

Dollywood Readies for Big 2023 Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (February 23, 2023) — Dollywood’s 2023 season has been called one of its biggest ever, and with two massive projects continuing toward their respective finish lines, guests soon will understand why it’s a monumental year for the famous Smoky Mountain family destination.  Media were invited to tour both construction sites—the Big Bear Mountain roller […]

Concert Lineups Set For Dollywood’s I Will Always Love You Celebration

Celebrity Concert Series includes Natalie Grant, Jo Dee Messina, Lauren Alaina PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, February 15, 2023) — Dollywood celebrates Dolly’s iconic status as a songwriter during the I Will Always Love You Celebration March 11-April 8. This festive event kicks off the 2023 operating season by observing the 50th anniversary of Dolly’s writing of her monumental […]

Pigeon Forge Hosts More Than 120 Outdoor-Themed Sessions, Workshops, Performances During 2023 Wilderness Wildlife Week Jan. 24-28

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Dec. 30, 2022)—Pigeon Forge’s Wilderness Wildlife Week (WWW) returns to Pigeon Forge for its 31st year Jan. 24-28 with more than 120 individual events and nearly 90 specialists. The five-day event, which celebrates the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, is widely recognized as one of the Southeast’s largest gatherings of […]

$1.5 Million Investment To Expand Pigeon Forge Winterfest with 20 New Light Displays

New Winterfest Wonders of Light Walking Trail will feature nature-themed outdoor light displays along the city’s Riverwalk.  PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—(Sept. 27, 2022)—Pigeon Forge Winterfest will be bigger and brighter this year as city officials announced plans today to add 20 new larger-than-life nature-themed outdoor lights displays. Upon completion this year, the displays will add one […]

New Aerial Act Adds Even More to Dolly Parton’s Stampede This Summer 

PIGEON FORGE, TENN. (June 27, 2022) – For guests taking in Dolly Parton’s Stampede during its 35th season this year, an all-new thrilling and moving performance segment has been added to this dinner show – combining the show’s equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics and original new music from Dolly herself.  This addition truly multiplies the excitement […]

Dolly Parton Shares Her “Heartsong” about Dollywood’s Newest Resort

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 24, 2022) — Dolly Parton today visited the construction site of Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort, marking her first media appearance at the property which is slated to open in late 2023. During the media-only event, Parton also accepted an award from the American Chestnut Foundation on behalf of her late uncle, Bill […]


PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 15, 2022) — With a wide range of new experiences and returning favorites occurring throughout the day and into the night—and with its new recognition as Tripadvisor’s number one park in the nation—Dollywood finds itself atop the list for best family road trips this summer. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration presented by Bush’s® […]

Pigeon Forge Named No. 3* Top RV Getaway for 2022

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (May 19, 2022)—When RV travelers take to the open road, one of their favorite destinations is Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) in the Great Smoky Mountains.  Pigeon Forge ranked No. 3 in a list* of top RV getaways that features some of the most scenic and convenient camping locations across the country.  The 16 Pigeon Forge RV […]