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Latest Pigeon Forge News

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 […]

Hollywood, History Unite at Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2012) – The first-ever museum exhibit of props, costumes and items from the Hollywood blockbuster “Titanic” movie is on display at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., throughout 2012. It is part of the Titanic Museum Attraction’s year-long commemoration of the centennial of the ship’s fateful maiden voyage in […]

‘Wild Eagle’ Sculpture Lands at Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2012) – A four-ton wild eagle, actually a sculpture weighing four tons, has landed at Dollywood as the symbol of the park’s newest ride, the Wild Eagle roller coaster. Sculptor Kevin Stone created the towering art piece in Chilliwack, British Columbia, before it was shipped – not flown – 3,000 miles […]

‘Cowgirl Caravan’ Targets Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2012) – Fifty adventure-loving cowgirls and their caravan of 30 Western-decorated travel trailers, some more than a half-century old, will add a special flair to Saddle Up, Pigeon Forge, Tenn.’s, Feb. 23-26 tribute to the Old West. The cowgirls are members of Sisters on the Fly, a national organization of women […]

Pigeon Forge, Smokies To Get PBS Exposure

SEVIER COUNTY, Tenn. (February 2012) – Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, three gateway cities to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, are featured in an upcoming episode of the new PBS series “Getting Away Together.” The episode features some of the area’s most popular attractions: Great Smoky Mountains National Park (GSMNP), Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, […]