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Latest Pigeon Forge News

Titanic Museum Attraction: 10 Authors of Titanic Books To Appear in Week-Long Book Fair

Authors of best-selling Titanic-themed books to be featured in Titanic outdoor book fair PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2013) – For the first time, 10 celebrated authors of Titanic historical books and novels will make their public appearances together on Monday, April 1, through Sunday, April 7, from 10am – 5pm at the Titanic Museum Attraction’s First Annual […]

Where a Quilt Is for More than Warmth

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2013) – Handmade quilts can be many things in one – a source of warmth, works of art, family heirlooms and more. Quilts in all their glory are the focus of A Mountain Quiltfest in Pigeon Forge from March 12-16. Quilters and crafters from across the U.S. gather to enjoy a […]

Wilderness Wildlife Week Poised for Move to LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

2013 event draws visitors from 26 states, three foreign countries PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2013) – Wilderness Wildlife Week, Pigeon Forge’s annual salute to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, attracted visitors from 26 states and three foreign countries and put 556 people on trails in the national park. “We had some very rainy weather, that […]

‘Saddle Up’ Brings Cowboy Fun to Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2013) – Cowboy singers, cowboy poets and chuck wagon cooks are on the trail to Pigeon Forge for the 13th annual Saddle Up, Feb. 21-24, 2013. The four-day event, a tip of the hat to the American West, features concerts, a chuck wagon cookoff and other activities designed to entertain the […]

Artists Wield Chainsaws at Titanic Ice Event

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Jan. 18, 2013) – It’s likely that the fanciest ice sculptures you ever created were the fish-shaped ice cubes that came out of that plastic ice tray you bought at IKEA. To see what real ice artistry looks like, check out the third annual Titanic Pigeon Forge Professional Ice Carving Competition on […]

What’s New in Pigeon Forge for 2013

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2013) – A new generation of roller coasters that gives you a watery rush, a salute to the children who sailed on the Titanic and a giant Ferris wheel await visitors to Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains in 2013. RiverRush at Dollywood’s Splash Country RiverRush, Tennessee’s first water coaster, […]

2012 Was Very, Very Good for Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Visitation to Great Smoky Mountains National Park rose to 9,685,828 in 2012. That’s a 7.5 percent jump, making 2012 the biggest year since the 10.1 million visitors in 2000, which remains the record. Park management credited mild weather last winter and spring as a big factor. Every month in 2012 had more visitors than the […]

Pigeon Forge Packs 304 Events into Nature-Focused January Week

Wilderness Wildlife Week salutes Great Smoky Mountains National Park Jan. 12-19 PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2013) – Christmas and New Year’s Eve are in the rearview mirror, and it’s time to find some January activity. Pigeon Forge’s Wilderness Wildlife Week fills the bill with an eight-day focus on Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the […]

Pigeon Forge Tourism Commercial Up for Emmy Award

TV spot supported successful 2012 results, aired nationally PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 3, 2013) – A television commercial that BOHAN Advertising produced for Pigeon Forge has been nominated for an Emmy Award. Pigeon Forge and BOHAN are not strangers to Emmy Award recognition. Pigeon Forge commercials won Emmys in 2007, 2008 and 2009, and BOHAN […]