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 […]

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 […]

Pigeon Forge Receives 20 International Events Awards

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (September 2015) – The Pigeon Forge (Tenn.) Department of Tourism claimed a record 20 Pinnacle Awards, including six gold, from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA). Wilderness Wildlife Week received nine Pinnacle Awards, including gold for the best educational program and the best community outreach program in the category for projects […]

Pigeon Forge Collects 14 International Events Awards

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 2014) – With five major awards leading the way, the Pigeon Forge (Tenn.) Department of Tourism claimed a near-record 14 Pinnacle Awards from the International Festivals and Events Association (IFEA). Wilderness Wildlife Week received gold Pinnacle Awards as the best green program in the category for events with budgets less than […]

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 […]

‘Saddle Up’ Draws Cowboy Fans from 22 States to Pigeon Forge

Salute to cowboy music, poetry, cooking notches 14th year PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 2013) – Visitors from at least 22 states attended Saddle Up, a cowboy culture special event that Pigeon Forge organizes as its last major component of Pigeon Forge Winterfest. The five-day celebration in late February featured concerts by top cowboy and cowgirl […]

Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff Set for Nov. 12 at Patriot Park

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 24, 2013) – Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will launch its 24th annual Winterfest celebration Nov. 12 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 activities will be the city’s third annual Salute to […]

‘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 […]

‘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 […]