Dolly Parton Announces $2.5 Million Parade Set To Debut During Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (August 31, 2016) — Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana has long been known as one of the world’s best holiday theme park events. Dolly Parton today unveiled plans for an awe-inspiring new parade—dreamed up as only she can—which will add even more excitement to this family-favorite festival. Named The Parade […]

Comedy Barn Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run & Fun Walk To Benefit Safe Harbor

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Aug. 19, 2016 – The Comedy Barn Theater® in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will sponsor its fourth annual Kickin’ Chicken 5K Run & Fun Walk on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2016. Net proceeds will benefit The Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center of the Smokies that provides comprehensive, coordinated and compassionate services to victims of child […]

Dolly Parton Pure & Simple Tickets on Sale June 15 to Dollywood Season Passholders; General Public Sales for Nov. 15 Concert Begin July 1

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (June 6, 2016) — Tickets for Dolly Parton’s Nov. 15 Pure & Simple concert at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee go on sale June 15 to Dollywood season passholders. Tickets will be made available to the general public on July 1. As Parton embarks on her first major North American […]

John Anderson, Lovin’ Spoonful Headline Patriot Festival

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 2012) – Country star John Anderson will have the crowd “Swingin’,” and the Lovin’ Spoonful will have everyone rocking to “Summer in the City” when Pigeon Forge presents its July 4 Patriot Festival blast. Admission is free. Patriot Festival draws tens of thousands of Independence Day celebrants to Patriot Park in […]

‘I Can See Clearly Now’

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (March 2012) – Visitors to America’s most visited national park will see something quite unusual for the next few months – crews at work opening scenic vistas that have grown up dramatically over the decades since the park was created. After more than 75 years of forest growth, maturing trees […]

Hollywood, History Unite at Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2012) – The first-ever museum exhibit of props, costumes and items from the Hollywood blockbuster “Titanic” movie is on display at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., throughout 2012. It is part of the Titanic Museum Attraction’s year-long commemoration of the centennial of the ship’s fateful maiden voyage in […]

‘Wild Eagle’ Sculpture Lands at Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2012) – A four-ton wild eagle, actually a sculpture weighing four tons, has landed at Dollywood as the symbol of the park’s newest ride, the Wild Eagle roller coaster. Sculptor Kevin Stone created the towering art piece in Chilliwack, British Columbia, before it was shipped – not flown – 3,000 miles […]

‘Cowgirl Caravan’ Targets Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2012) – Fifty adventure-loving cowgirls and their caravan of 30 Western-decorated travel trailers, some more than a half-century old, will add a special flair to Saddle Up, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.’s, Feb. 23-26 tribute to the Old West. The cowgirls are members of Sisters on the Fly, a national organization of women […]

Pigeon Forge, Smokies To Get PBS Exposure

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (February 2012) – Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, three gateway cities to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, are featured in an upcoming episode of the new PBS series “Getting Away Together.” The episode features some of the area’s most popular attractions: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP), Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, […]

Cowboy Cooks Prepare for Feb. 25 Chuckwagon Cookoff

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2012) – With names such as Grumpy’s Grub and Skillet and Spurs, six teams of competitive cowboy cooks will showcase their campfire skills on Feb. 25 during Saddle Up, an annual salute to the Old West in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Saddle Up, Feb. 23-26, is a four-day celebration that also features […]