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Latest Pigeon Forge News

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 […]

Pigeon Forge ‘A Mountain Quiltfest’ Honors 27 Years of Craftsmanship, Heritage May 4-8

Annual event assembles quilting experts and enthusiasts for instructional seminars led by the country’s premiere experts. PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Feb. 4, 2021) – Pigeon Forge (Tennessee) celebrates the tradition of quilting during the 27th annual A Mountain Quiltfest May 4-8. While this year’s scaled-down event will be different, it aims to commemorate the time-honored craft […]

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is Ready for Third Swashbuckling Season in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge, Tenn.  (February 2, 2021)–Final preparations are underway at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show for a third swashbuckling season, where the adventure and fun of a daring and fearless crew of characters begins February 12, 2021, in Pigeon Forge. The uniquely-exciting adventure that is Pirates Voyage combines the thrill of sword fights, cannons and pirates […]

The Listening Room Announces Second Location in Pigeon Forge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 28, 2021) – The Listening Room, one of Nashville’s most iconic music and dining venues, recently announced its second location in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Slated to open Summer 2021, Owner and Operator Chris Blair recently broke ground on the venue in Pigeon Forge’s Mountain Mile on Teaster Lane.  As The Listening Room’s first […]

Pigeon Forge’s Virtual Wilderness Wildlife Week Brings the Outdoors Online in 2021 for Free Seminars Feb. 2-4

All in-person events are cancelled this year to create a safe, online opportunity for outdoors enthusiasts to gather virtually. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Jan. 13, 2021)—Pigeon Forge’s Wilderness Wildlife Week (WWW), widely recognized as one of the Southeast’s largest gatherings of wildlife experts, will offer three days of free seminars Feb. 2-4 for outdoors enthusiasts. All […]

Dollywood Unveils Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals

Free Pre-K Imagination Pass also returns for 2021 PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Thursday, November 19, 2020) — Because traditional fuzzy slippers, tacky ties and boring blenders may not be on many Christmas lists this season, Dollywood’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday specials provide gift giving excitement that includes memory-making moments families can enjoy throughout 2021. Additionally, the free […]

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas Wraps Families in the Light of the Season

New fireworks show, Santa experience and lighting themes highlight festival   PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Friday, November 6, 2020) — With Christmas approaching and the calendar set to turn from 2020, Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas (Nov. 7 – Jan. 3, 2021) is poised to wrap guests in the warm light of timeless family traditions, new memories and joyous time […]

WonderWorks Pigeon Forge to Launch National STEM Day Exhibits

PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee – (October 29, 2020) – November 8, 2020, is National STEM Day. This annual celebration of STEM, which is the acronym for science, technology, engineering and math, draws attention to STEM and the importance of STEM education. Wonderworks Pigeon Forge will use this day to launch a new exhibit on STEM careers, highlighting […]

Santa Claus is Coming to Towns Everywhere – Virtually

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, safely connects children across the country to St. Nick with free virtual Santa visits. PIGEON FORGE, Tennessee (Oct. 28, 2020) – Pigeon Forge (Tennessee), one of the country’s most popular holiday vacation destinations, invites families to safely fulfill a cherished holiday tradition with free virtual Santa visits. Available Nov. 30 through Dec. […]

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

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020) – The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for the holiday season with the magnificient sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, Santa Claus and a fabulous four-course yuletide feast. The Christmas show at “The Most Fun […]