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 […]

Dollywood Earns Three Golden Ticket Awards; Park Honored for Entertainment, Friendliness, Christmas Event

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Sept. 13, 2015)—Dollywood continues to rack up accolades from Amusement Today’s annual Golden Ticket Awards, this year earning three “best of” awards and placing in the top-five in seven additional categories during the magazine’s 2015 awards ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 12 at Luna Park in New York City. “Every time they announce the Golden […]

The Band Perry Added to Dollywood’s Showcase of Stars

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (Aug. 20, 2015)—Dollywood hosts The Band Perry in concert as part of the Showcase of Stars on Saturday, Sept. 19. Tickets to The Band Perry concert go on sale to Dollywood season passholders on Friday, Aug. 21. One of the most dynamic acts in music today, the sibling trio proved to be […]

Pigeon Forge Parade Salutes America’s Military Veterans

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (August 2015) – Pigeon Forge, Tenn., will honor America’s military with its Veterans Homecoming Parade on Saturday, Aug. 29. The parade starts at 9 a.m. at Traffic Light 8, traveling north to Traffic Light 5, to make its way down Jake Thomas Boulevard. Parade grand marshals will be Robert Cato and Andrew […]

St. Somewhere Spa Opens at Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 2015) – There’s an island-inspired spa experience in the Great Smoky Mountains with this summer’s opening of the St. Somewhere Spa inside the Margaritaville Island Hotel on The Island – Pigeon Forge’s new shopping, dining and entertainment district. The 5,200-square-foot luxury spa  offers hotel guests and local visitors many ways to […]

New Zombie Attraction Opens at Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (June 12, 2015) – The Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center in Pigeon Forge has opened its newest thrill attraction Outbreak – Dread the Undead, according to Tej Sundher of Kuvera Partners. The year-round haunted attraction joins the Hollywood Wax Museum, Hannah’s Maze of Mirrors, and Castle of Chaos at the hilltop site […]

Outdoor Gravity Park on a Roll in Pigeon Forge

 PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (April 9, 2015) – Pigeon Forge’s newest attraction offers two wet and slippery attractions and one dry activity, and it plans to add two more adventures this summer. It is Outdoor Gravity Park, a new business on the former Zorb site that features the New Zealand iconic OGO adventure and the spinning-in-place […]

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 […]

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, […]