Smoky Mountain Opry Kicks Off Spectacular New Season

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (July 2014) – The Smoky Mountain Opry, the largest stage production in the Smokies, has a brand new production show with new acts and new songs for this season. The show begins with an electrifying opening with a laser light show and then the entrance of several featured singer/dancers descending on the […]

Lonestar, Fireworks, Games Set for July 4 Patriot Festival in Pigeon Forge

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (June 2014) – Tens of thousands of July 4 celebrants are expected to fill Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge for the daylong Patriot Festival. It’s the 24th edition of the free extravaganza. Country music band Lonestar tops the entertainment lineup, and activity culminates with a gigantic fireworks display that will light up […]

Cyrus Family Theater Opens in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

A must-see, family-friendly entertainment experience when visiting the Smoky Mountains PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (June 4, 2014) — We are proud to announce the opening of the Cyrus Family Theater, located at 140 Showplace Blvd., Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We extend a warm welcome to everyone at “the home place.” Starting this weekend, visitors can enjoy an […]

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 […]

Lighthearted Pigeon Forge Tourism Commercial Wins Emmy Award

Great Smoky Mountains destination scores fourth television award PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (March 11, 2014) – A bespectacled, redheaded boy who constantly reminds his parents of the joys of a Pigeon Forge vacation helped the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism add an Emmy Award to its collection of industry recognitions. The award was in an Emmy […]

‘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 […]

Look! Up in the Sky!

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (October 2012) – A gigantic blue and green helium balloon has people all over Pigeon Forge pointing to the sky and admiring the city’s newest attraction. It is Wonders of Flight, an addition to the science- and fun-filled WonderWorks attraction on the Parkway. The Wonders of Flight balloon is 72 feet in […]

‘I Can See Clearly Now’

GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK (March 2012) – Visitors to America’s most visited national park will see something quite unusual for the next few months – crews at work opening scenic vistas that have grown up dramatically over the decades since the park was created. After more than 75 years of forest growth, maturing trees […]

‘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 […]