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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 […]

Head South for Holiday Lights, Travel Writers Say

Half of the 10 destinations the Society of American Travel Writers recommends for holiday lights are in the Southeast. SATW members compiled a list of 10 destinations with light-up-the-night displays that might be lesser known than destinations such as Times Square in New York but still very much worth the trip. The five destinations in […]

Titanic Museum Attraction Honors Ship’s Youngest Passengers in 2013

Special events and exhibits to explore legacy of children aboard Titanic  PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (December 2012) – For many of Titanic’s youngest passengers, the famous shipwreck was just the beginning of a lifetime of stories. For others, the maiden voyage tragically cut short lives of unlimited potential. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is honoring all of […]

Lakieta Bagwell Returns to Pigeon Forge To Star in ‘Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry’

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Dec. 11, 2012) – Lakieta Bagwell, who has sung with Dolly Parton and her family, Lee Greenwood and many others, has returned to Pigeon Forge to star in “Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry” after a several year hiatus from music due to family medical issues. Fans may remember her from singing […]

Pigeon Forge Packs 304 Events into Wilderness Wildlife Week 2013

23rd annual salute to Great Smoky Mountains National Park scheduled Jan. 12-19 PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (December 2012) – When Pigeon Forge launched Wilderness Wildlife Week 22 years ago, there were only four programs on a single Saturday afternoon. The upcoming 23rd annual winter event will last eight days and will feature 304 workshops, lectures, panel discussions, […]

Festive Times All Year in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – Pick a month, any month, and you’ll find a festival or special event in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. This resort town next to Great Smoky Mountains National Park really knows how to show you a good time. Every year starts with a mid-January salute to its neighbor with eight days of free […]

Smoky Mountain Opry Theater to Present ‘Christmas at the Opry’ holiday shows nightly until Dec. 31

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 2012)– Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., opens Nov. 2 and is the largest, most elegant and majestic Christmas show in the Smokies, according to company co-owner and CEO David Fee. “Our Christmas show is the best holiday themed show in the Smokies.  We have a large […]

New Shows, Fireworks, Extended Hours, The Great American Summer Highlight Dollywood’s 2013 Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 2012) – Fresh off a fourth consecutive Golden Ticket Award for Best Shows, Dollywood announces new shows, festival headliners, a fireworks finale and summer-long celebration that span the 2013 season. “Of course I’m really proud of our four Golden Ticket Awards for Best Shows,” Dolly Parton said. “Who wouldn’t be? But […]

Look! Up in the Sky!

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 2012) – A gigantic blue and green helium balloon has people all over Pigeon Forge pointing to the sky and admiring the city’s newest attraction. It is Wonders of Flight, an addition to the science- and fun-filled WonderWorks attraction on the Parkway. The Wonders of Flight balloon is 72 feet in […]

Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff Set for Nov. 6 at Patriot Park

Four-month special event brings winter activity to Smoky Mountains resort town PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 2012) – Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will launch its 23rd annual Winterfest celebration Nov. 6 with festivities in Patriot Park that conclude with the illumination of five million Winterfest lights throughout the city and a fireworks display. The lead-up to the evening’s […]