Run Through Dollywood’s Four Million Lights During Nov. 14 Light the Way 5K

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Nov. 7, 2014)— Area runners have an opportunity to start the holiday season on the right foot during the Nov. 14 Light the Way 5k at Dollywood. The race course takes participants on a jolly jog through more than four million dazzling lights and festive decorations which make up the park’s award-winning […]

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort Reaches Construction Milestone

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Oct. 22, 2014) – Construction crews today placed the final spire atop Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort’s entrance tower, marking an important milestone for the stunning 307-room property, which opens summer 2015 next door to Dollywood’s award-winning theme parks. Officials also announced the first two members of the resort’s management team. During today’s topping […]

Southern Gospel Music World To Focus on Pigeon Forge for National Quartet Convention

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Sept. 8, 2014) – The attention of the Southern gospel music industry will be on Pigeon Forge, Tenn., from Sept. 21-27 when hundreds of performers and upwards of 40,000 fans unite for the National Quartet Convention (NQC). “When the first song is sung in Pigeon Forge, the NQC will open another chapter […]

Dollywood Named Top 3 Theme Park in USA TODAY National Survey

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (August 2014) – Dollywood landed firmly near the top of USA TODAY’s 10Best Readers’ Choice contest for Best Theme Park. Underscoring the park’s commitment to providing a memorable and enjoyable experience for guests, the third place showing proves once again what visitors have said for years—Dollywood is a special place. USA TODAY’s […]

Tour Companies Put Pigeon Forge Under Microscope

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Aug. 11, 2014) – Pigeon Forge is putting itself on display for 55 VIPs this week in hopes that they will bring thousands of tourists to this Great Smoky Mountains resort town. The Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism put the word out to the group sales industry about a three-day familiarization tour […]

108 Girls’ Softball Teams Fill Pigeon Forge for SEAA World Series Action

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 18, 2014) – Expect to see hundreds of hyper-competitive, fun-loving girls in Pigeon Forge for the next week.  The reason is the 2014 World Series of the Sporting Events Association of America (SEAA) that has attracted 108 teams from 16 states. Teams are from the Southeast, the Mid-Atlantic and the Midwest, […]

Dolly’s Homecoming Parade To Feature Firefighting Theme

Pigeon Forge salutes hometown superstar Dolly Parton on May 2 PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 2014) – Firefighters, fire trucks and Dolly Parton are in the combustible mix on May 2 when Pigeon Forge salutes the world-famous entertainer with the annual Dolly’s Homecoming Parade. The parade, which will travel on the Parkway through the center of […]

Dollywood’s FireChaser Express Blasts Off; Nation’s First Dual-Launch Family Coaster

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 2014)—Already home to a number of innovative family attractions, Dollywood theme park has added to its stellar roster with the debut of FireChaser Express, the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster that travels both forward and backward. Boasting a 39-inch minimum height requirement, FireChaser Express invites families to enjoy the exciting journey […]

7 New Spring Break Diversions in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2014) – Spring break can mean mountains as well as beaches, especially for families, which makes Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountains National Park popular destinations for winter-weary people from many states. Here’s a collection of new and almost-new activities for the spring break crowd.   The Titanic Museum Attraction makes […]

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen to Open at Island in Pigeon Forge

Dining/retail project to join Margaritaville, Dollywood resort, event center in city PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Feb 27, 2014) – Paula Deen Ventures has announced it will open Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, a restaurant and retail operation, at the Island in Pigeon Forge, a mixed-use development in the heart of Pigeon Forge. It has a projected design, […]