Smoky Mountain Opry Theater Opens for 2016 Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2016) – After a winter hiatus, the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., has kicked off its sixth season of entertainment extravaganza. The unique 2016 “Smoky Mountain Opry” Show is a one-of-a-kind ultimate variety show that features music from classic country to yesterday’s 60s, a little Motown, best of […]

Pigeon Forge Presents Four Months of Festivals, Special Events

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2016) – Pigeon Forge lives up to its nickname of the “Center of Fun in the Smokies” with winter and spring special events that include cowboys, American folk art, a parade with an international celebrity and a celebration of America’s most visited national park. Here’s the lineup of city-sponsored events from […]

Chuck Wagons Head to Pigeon Forge for Cowboy Cookoff

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2016) — Visitors to Pigeon Forge can sample a taste of the Old West, prepared by authentic chuck wagon cooks, on Saturday, Feb. 20. The Saddle Up Chuck Wagon Cookoff and Lunch are part of Saddle Up, a five-day celebration of the American West, Feb. 17-21. Chuck wagons were a vital […]

‘Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show’ To Make a Splash with Diving Hillbillies

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2016) – “The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show” in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., is taking the plunge and undergoing a multi-million dollar renovation. After several years of success with “The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show,” theater co-owners David Fee and Jim Hedrick are announcing their plans to add a high diving water element […]

Dollywood’s Lightning Rod ‘On Track’ for March Debut

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (February 2016) — Construction progress on the most anticipated new theme park attraction of 2016 is moving ahead at “lightning” pace. Dollywood officials showcased Lightning Rod, the park’s new record-breaking coaster, during a construction tour for regional media on Feb. 3. Upon arrival at the ride site, onlookers can’t help but notice […]

What’s New in Pigeon Forge for 2016

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2016) – Baseballs, a violin and a speeding roller coaster top the list of what’s new in Pigeon Forge for 2016. The little city with only 6,000 residents is ready to show some Great Smoky Mountain hospitality to millions of guests. Ripken Experience Pigeon Forge – Listen for the crack of […]

Dixie Stampede Thunders into 2016 Season with ‘High-Spirited Adventure’

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2016) – After a 2015 season which saw Dixie Stampede’s show reimagined with a $2.5 million renovation, “The Most Fun Place to Eat in the Smokies” returns Jan. 15 for its 29th season featuring a high-spirited adventure sure to bring a smile to every face.   Last season’s renovations saw a […]

Celebrate the National Park Service Centennial and ‘Hike 100’

In celebration of the National Park Service Centennial, Superintendent Cassius Cash has committed to hike 100 miles in Great Smoky Mountains National Park during 2016 and is challenging the public to do the same. The 100-mile goal is part of the “Smokies Centennial Challenge-Hike 100” program. This program aims to inspire all potential hikers—young and […]

Pigeon Forge Celebrates the American West at 16th Annual Saddle Up

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (January 2016) – Music, storytelling, poetry, dancing and chuck wagon cooking are just a few of the activities that will take place at the 16th Annual Saddle Up in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The event is Feb. 17-21, 2016, and will be headquartered at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Saddle Up is […]

Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater

PIGEON FORGE. Tenn. (Dec. 29, 2015) Why not start the new year off seeing an award-winning variety show, watching the ball drop from NYC Times Square, dancing to a live band and sipping champagne at the Smoky Mountain Opry Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.? The 2015/2016 New Year’s Eve party at The Smoky Mountain Opry Theater […]