Gerald Dickens To Perform ‘A Christmas Carol’ at Inn at Christmas Place

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Oct. 30, 2014) – The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge will host three performances of “A Christmas Carol” on Nov. 5 and 6. This heartwarming show-of-the-season is performed by Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of literary master Charles Dickens.  Gerald, an actor and producer hailing from Oxford, England, will enact his […]

Pigeon Forge’s Wilderness Wildlife Week Eyes 25th Celebration of the Smokies

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 2014) – Preparations are underway for the 25th presentation of Wilderness Wildlife Week, Pigeon Forge’s annual salute to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and numerous outdoor recreation topics. Dates are Jan. 24-31, 2015. East Tennessee wildlife photographer Ken Jenkins had no idea his suggestion for a winter program about the Great […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

New Comedy Pet Variety Act Joins Comedy Barn Theater

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 15, 2014) – Where do trained pigs, parrots, housecats, dogs and a mini-donkey all perform together? The answer is the Comedy Barn Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. Anthony and Alena King and their trained “Comedy Pet Variety Act” have joined the cast of the Comedy Barn. They have performed on Animal Planet’s […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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 […]

Devaney Brings Extra Laughs to Comedy Barn

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2012) – Popular Pigeon Forge comic Danny Devaney has joined the cast of the Comedy Barn Theater. Devaney formerly was show director and co-producer of the Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, which opened in Pigeon Forge last August. Before that, he played “Scraps” in a dinner show produced at WonderWorks. Devaney […]