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Pigeon Forge Snow Receives 2022 Best of the Best Honors  

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Jan. 23, 2023)—Pigeon Forge Snow, the first year-round indoor snow park in the U.S., was recently awarded a Best of the Best designation from the American Bus Association’s Destinations magazine. Pigeon Forge Snow was chosen out of nearly 80 entries and was one of only six chosen in the entertainment category. Other […]

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 […]

Somerville Crafter Takes Top Honors at Pigeon Forge’s Wonders of Winterfest Christmas Village Booth Decor Contest

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—(Dec. 12, 2022)—Somerville resident and crafter Sandra Dickerson (photograph available for download here) claimed the top prize for best booth décor at Pigeon Forge’s first-time Wonders of Winterfest Christmas Village craft show. Dickerson’s Silver Chick Tin Jewelry Design took top honors for its festive contribution to the all-new craft show that helped kickoff […]

Heartwarming Christmas Show Comes to Life at Dolly Parton’s Stampede This Holiday Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Wednesday, October 26, 2022) – The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for its 35th holiday season with the magnificient sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, a new aerial performance, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course yuletide feast. The Christmas show […]

UPtv’s Megan Alexander, Country Star Janelle Arthur Headline Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff on Nov. 10

Celebrities headline community events to unveil new Wonders of Light Walking Trail and Wonders of Light Christmas Village. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee—(Oct. 18, 2022)—UPtv star and Small Town Christmas host Megan Alexander joins East Tennessee native and recording artist/songwriter Janelle Arthur for the 33rd Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff on Thursday, Nov. 10.   Alexander’s appearance coincides with […]

Anticipation Builds for “Big” 2023 Season at Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Oct. 17, 2022) — Things certainly are going to be “BIG” at Dollywood in 2023. The Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, park is gearing up for a season that includes the debut of Big Bear Mountain, the longest roller coaster in the park’s history, a new celebration of one of Dolly’s most iconic songs, as well […]

$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 […]

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival Brings Fall Family Fun to America’s No. 1 Theme Park

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee–(Sept. 19, 2022)–Dollywood guests are sure to have a “hoot” during this year’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 23- Oct. 29) thanks to a brand-new area created within the family-favorite Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health.  Appropriately named Hoot Owl Hollow, the area features hundreds of pumpkins in Dollywood’s Craftsman’s Valley […]

Dollywood Earns Three Golden Ticket Awards

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Sept. 12, 2022)— Following up the recent news that Dollywood is Tripadvisor’s top American theme park, the Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, landmark earned three of Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Awards during a ceremony held Saturday night at Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio. Dollywood earned finalist placement in seven total categories and won more Golden Ticket […]