Media Room

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Latest Pigeon Forge News

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 […]

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show Ready to Set Sail for Fourth Season in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  (Thursday, February 3, 2022)– It’s time again to set sail on a daring and exciting Pirates Voyage in Pigeon Forge. Final preparations are underway as the dinner show gets ready to debut its fourth swashbuckling season on February 11, 2022. From the show’s Buccaneer Bay, a colorful and fearless crew of characters combine […]

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 […]

Celebrate Cowboy Cooking During Pigeon Forge’s Chuck Wagon Cookoff March 4-6

Saturday night concert headlined by The Quebe Sisters and Andy Nelson. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Jan. 19, 2022) – The chuck wagon kitchens are serving up a hearty helping of frontier food, free activities, and family-friendly entertainment at the Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff March 4-6. Cookies, or chuck wagon cooks, whip up a variety of […]

Wilderness Wildlife Week 2022 Celebrates the Great Outdoors with Excursions, Workshops, and More This Winter

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Dec. 14, 2021)— With more than 100 sessions, four days of virtual sessions, a week full of outdoor excursions and more, Pigeon Forge’s Wilderness Wildlife Week is set to celebrate its 30th year as one of the Southeast’s largest gatherings of wildlife experts and enthusiasts. The event offers five days of free […]

Pigeon Forge Public Library Unveils StoryWalk® at Wear Farm City Park

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—(Nov. 10, 2021)—Physical activity, early childhood literacy, and children’s picture books combine forces to create Pigeon Forge’s first StoryWalk® at Wear Farm City Park (623 Wears Valley Road). StoryWalk® is free and featured on the park’s half-mile walking trail which surrounds two playgrounds. Each story book is told through 17 plaques, each carefully […]

America’s Best Christmas Tradition Begins at Dollywood on Nov. 6

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas runs through Jan. 2 PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, November 5, 2021) — November has only just begun, but on Saturday at Dollywood, park visitors will think it looks a lot like Christmas. The holidays are in full swing at the Pigeon Forge park where guests can experience America’s best Christmas tradition, Dollywood’s Smoky […]