Dollywood Earns Five Golden Ticket Awards

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Saturday, September 9, 2023)— Dollywood guests were surprised on Saturday evening as globally-known entertainment icon—and the Smokies’ own—Dolly Parton arrived onstage in Showstreet Palace Theater during the 25th annual Golden Ticket Awards presented by Amusement Today. Not only did Parton receive her own award during the event, her namesake park earned a record five Golden […]

“Array” Variety Show Celebrates Niels Duinker’s International Juggler’s Hall of Fame Induction

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—July 28, 2023 — The Mountain of Entertainment Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., proudly announces the induction of their talented “Array” cast member and headliner performer, Niels Duinker, into the prestigious International Jugglers’ Association (IJA) Hall of Fame. Recently in South Bend, Ind., Duinker was honored with the “Excellence in Education Award” by the IJA, recognizing his […]

Duo Artis To Join Array Variety Show at Mountain of Entertainment Theater

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (July 6, 2023)–The “Array Variety Show” at the Mountain of Entertainment Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is adding a spectacular new act, the high-flying silk aerialists “Duo Artis,” Leann Farley and Semyon Gruzdev. Farley has been dancing professionally since the age of of 15 and has performed in multiple shows throughout her […]

Rare, Red Bear Sightings at Titanic Museum in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 19, 2023)–The Great Smoky Mountain black bears come in all shades–brown, cinnamon, blond and whitish but RED, never!  Red bears can only be seen and adopted at The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, during the Christmas season, announces Mary Kellogg Joslyn, President/COO and co-owner of the World’s Largest Titanic […]

Mountain of Entertainment Theater Brings New “Illusionation,” The Magic of Jason Hudy to Pigeon Forge for First Time

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 21, 2023) –A new family-friendly, matinee magic show is coming to theMountain of Entertainment Theater on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The new show will open July 3 and will star internationally-acclaimed illusionist, Jason Hudy. He will combine large-scale illusions and imagination to form the show “Illusionation, The Magic of Jason […]

Bookings for Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort Begin June 26

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 19, 2023) — Another important milestone for Dollywood’s newest resort property, the much-anticipated Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort, takes place on June 26 as guests can begin making reservations for stays this fall. The earliest available stay date is November 3, 2023.  On June 26, guests can visit and search available dates to plan […]

Pigeon Forge A Mountain Quiltfest Weaves Heritage, Craftsmanship for Nearly 30 Years

Jacqueline de Jonge headlines the event in its 29th year June 5-8.   PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (May 2, 2023) – Nearly three decades since its inception, Pigeon Forge’s A Mountain Quiltfest, slated for June 5-8 at the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, celebrates the stories told through the time-honored art of quilting and textile heritage. […]

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 […]