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We appreciate your interest in Pigeon Forge. Our media room is an online resource for journalists who are researching and/or compiling stories about the destination. In addition to press releases, the site makes available images for download (all of which should be credited courtesy of Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism).

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Latest Pigeon Forge News

Army Family Deploys to Pigeon Forge Before Afghanistan

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 2012) – An Army family facing a sixth deployment to a war zone got some special time together in Pigeon Forge, and their experience was captured as a half-hour show for the Great American Country (GAC) cable TV network. “Operation Pigeon Forge: A Family Story” focuses on Staff Sgt. Gerald Britt, […]

Join a Ranger for Hikes in the Smokies

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (July 2012) – The National Park Service is offering ranger-led, family-friendly hikes every Wednesday through Aug. 11. The hikes encourage families to hike the park’s trails (there are 800 miles of trails in all), learn new skills, assist in trail stewardship and record their results. The Little River Family Adventure […]

Dolly Becomes ‘Splash Woman’ for Coaster Announcement

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (June 2012) – Dollywood launched America’s first wing-design roller coaster, Wild Eagle, in March and now has announced another coaster addition. This one adds water. It is RiverRush, Tennessee’s first water coaster, which will open in May 2013 at Dollywood’s Splash Country. “You know me. I love making a big splash, and […]

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Offers Family Hiking Program

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is holding several family-friendly hiking programs to encourage families to get out and hike the park trails, learn new skills, assist in trail stewardship and record their results. The programs are a part of a National Park Foundation grant funded through the Coca-Cola Foundation which expands the current “Hike the […]

‘Happy Days’ Star To Appear at Happy Days Diner

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (June 13, 2012) – A star from TV’s “Happy Days” will be at the Happy Days Diner in Pigeon Forge on Thursday (June 14) to meet fans, sign autographs and fix a little food. Cathy Silvers, who played Jenny Piccolo in the long-running sit-com will be at the diner from 5-6 p.m. […]

Barbeque and Bluegrass at Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (May 26, 2012) — Barbeque and bluegrass music are two of the South’s biggest traditions, and they unite at Dollywood from May 26-June 10 during the Dollywood Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival. Three hundred free concerts are spread throughout the festival. Performers include Ricky Skaggs, Kentucky Thunder and Rhonda Vincent. There’s even a […]

‘Dukes of Hazzard’ Inspires Murder Mystery Production

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 2012) – Murder always is on the menu at the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show, but a new show has an unexpected twist — “Moonshine Murders” has a “Dukes of Hazzard” twist. As always at the eight-year-old theater, “Moonshine Murders” is an interactive event in which the audience solves […]

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 […]