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Latest Pigeon Forge News

Dollywood’s Summer Celebration Opens With Exclusive Intel® Drone Light Show on June 25

New shows, drone performances and more highlight summer at Pigeon Forge park  PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, June 21, 2021) — Summer in the Smokies is about to get a little bit sweeter and a little more special, thanks to Dollywood’s Summer Celebration which takes place June 25-July 31. Guests visiting during the event can experience the new […]

Clint Black Headlines Pigeon Forge’s July 3 Patriot Festival Concert

Fireworks spectacular rounds out the summer celebration. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (June 3, 2021) – Country music icon Clint Black will headline Pigeon Forge’s 30th annual Patriot Festival on July 3 in the city’s Patriot Park. The free concert begins at 8 p.m. followed by a holiday fireworks spectacular. Activities get under way at 4 p.m. with various food vendors for […]

Dollywood Announces New Resort Property, Half-Billion Dollar Investment Strategy

Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort marks first project in new 10-year, more than half-a-billion dollar investment plan PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Thursday, June 3, 2021) — After having just finished a decade of unparalleled growth, The Dollywood Company embarks on an ambitious investment strategy that will see the Smoky Mountain vacation destination invest more than half-a-billion dollars over the […]

New Attractions Highlight Pigeon Forge’s 60th Year as Vacation Destination

Gateway city offers wide variety of experiences to safely stay, play and dine in the Great Smoky Mountains. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (May 26, 2021) Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) celebrates 60 years as the top family-friendly vacation destination in the Great Smoky Mountains with a lineup of new attractions to mark the occasion and provide more reasons […]

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival Blooms to Life April 23 With More Than Half-a-Million Flowers

New dining pass, inspirational entertainment and more highlight event PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Monday, April 19, 2021) — As spring continues to blossom throughout the Smoky Mountains, guests to Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health (April 23- June 7) can enjoy more than half-a-million blooming flowers, a new dining pass that provides an unforgettable culinary […]

“Guy Fieri’s Downtown Flavortown” Coming to Mountain Mile in Pigeon Forge

FACE Hospitality’s significant expansion with celebrity chef and restaurateur Guy Fieri is a first among family entertainment centers JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (April 15, 2021) – FACE Hospitality, subsidiary of FACE Amusement Group, has announced plans to open Guy Fieri’s Downtown Flavortown late this year at the Tower Shops within The Mountain Mile development in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. FACE offers exceptional […]

Dollywood Opens for Memory-Making 2021 Season

Melodies of Spring concert series, new summer drone show among season highlights  PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, March 12, 2021) — Dollywood kicked off its 2021 calendar with today’s Season Passholder and Media Preview Day which hosted a number of excited guests ready to experience everything the Pigeon Forge family destination has to offer for its 36th season.  After […]

Numerous Projects Enhance Dollywood Guest Experience for 2021 and Beyond

Park’s 36th season begins March 13  PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, February 24, 2021) — While no one could have predicted how Dollywood’s 35th anniversary season would begin in 2020, a strong finish to the year—coupled with extremely positive guest reviews of the overall park experience—means employees are gearing up for a busy 2021 season. Members of the media today […]

Pigeon Forge’s Chuck Wagon Cookoff Promises Heaping Helping of Campfire Cuisine March 26-28

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Feb. 22, 2021)–Preparing lunch begins long before breakfast at the Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff competition March 26-28. Authentic chuck wagons, the original food trucks, will gather for the family-friendly competition on Saturday, March 27, at Clabough’s Campground (405 Wears Valley Road). Chuck wagon cookoffs aid in the preservation of cattle drive […]

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Returns For 34th Season of Fun and Adventure

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 4, 2021) – After another season of creating memories for its guests, Dolly Parton’s Stampede opens for its 34th season on February 12. Known for more than three decades as “the most fun place to eat in the Smokies,” the Stampede features an exciting line-up of amazing equestrian acts, friendly competition, foot-stomping […]