Area Events in the Smokies

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be in the Smoky Mountains in the Fall?  Crisp, autumn air, vibrant yellow, orange and red leaves in the trees If you are interested in knowing exactly when the leaves will change, you can call the Fall Color Hotline at

1-800-697-4200.  The mountain views that we all love become breathtaking in the Fall. And in addition to the beautiful display in nature, September 15, 2011 marks the beginning of the Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival.  This Festival incorporates 4 of the local towns in the Smoky Mountains.  Everything is beautifully decorated with pumpkins, corn stalks, and colorful flowers and Autumn colors.  There are so many things happening in the Smoky Mountain area for the Harvest Festival 2011… Here is a list, come join us!

 

 

Pigeon Forge Harvest Festival Events:

 

September
1 – 5 Dollywood’s Barbeque and BluegrassFestival, August 19 – September 5
1 – 5 Labor Day Sidewalk Sale – at Belz Outlets. For more information call 865-453-7316.
3 – 5 Labor Day Tent Sale – at The Incredible Christmas Place. For more information call toll free 1-800-445-3396.
9 – 10 Shades of the Past Rod Run XXIX – at Dollywood’s Splash Country. For more information call Dan Draper at 865-995-2009 or visit shadesofthepast.com
15 – 18 Truck & Tent Sale – located at Belz Outlets. For more information call 865-453-7316
15 – 19 Grand Fall Rod Run – Grand Hotel and Convention Center in Pigeon Forge, TN
16 – 17 Fall Ford Truck Fest - Come join us in our second year of True Blue Trucks Magazine’s Fall Ford Truck Fest. Designed to be more than just a show, we have organized family-friendly events, both at the showgrounds and in the area, throughout the weekend. There will be games and contests for the kids, organized sightseeing drives, raffle, and much more. There is no better way to have fun with your Ford Truck!
23 Gene Watson and Connie Smith in Concert - Country Tonite Theatre at 8:00 p.m. Call 1-800-792-4308 or 865-453-2003. Visit www.firstclassconcerts.com for more information.
24 8th Annual Old Mill Square Heritage Day – at Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge, TN For more information call (865) 428-0771.
24 South Atlantic Shrine Association Shrine Parade – on the Pigeon Forge Parkway at 9:00 a.m
24 South Atlantic Shrine Association Shrine Parade – on the Pigeon Forge Parkway at 9:00 a.m
24 The Diner’s “Cruisn’ for the Kids” Cruise-In - Open Cruise In.  Trophies will be awared for: Best of Show, THE DINER Pick, THE DINER RATS Big Cheese. 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Visitors enjoy Games, Drawings & Prizes (before 9:00 p.m.)  Music by Gary’s Sound Machine.  (865) 908-1904
24 – 25 Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament – This 12th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For information, call 865-661-3474, visit www.rockytopoutfitter.com, or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com. For further information, call Greg Ward at 865-661-3474 and visitsmokymountaintrouttournament.com
October
1 – 31 Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair - located at Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge, TN For more information, call 865-908-3446
21 Ray Stevens Concert - Country Tonite Theatre - two big shows at 3:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. T Call 1-800-792-4308 or 865-453-2003. Visit www.firstclassconcerts.com for more information.

 

Sevierville Harvest Festival Events:

 

September
5 – 10 Sevier County Fair – Traditional hometown fair with a midway, carnival rides, games, contests and concerts at Sevier Co. Fairgrounds. (865) 453-0770
15 – 17 Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival – three days of music from the nation’s top bluegrass musicians. (865) 397-7942 www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com
October
1 – 2 Robert Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming - located at the Robert Tino Gallery and Farm off Hwy 66, next to Buddys BarBQ. Smoky Mountain Homecoming unveils Robert Tino’s latest mountain print. This event will feature two days of art, bluegrass music, storytelling, mountain crafts and displays, kids games, petting zoo and pony rides, kids art classes, antiques, and a farmers market.  Admission is free.  (865) 453-6315 or 1-800-675-6961 www.smokymountainhomecoming.com
1 – 2 Circle Yer Wagens 34 - Fall Volkswagen Show and Swap Meet at the Sevier County Fairgrounds. For more information, please call (865) 453-0770.

 

Gatlinburg Harvest Festival Events:

 

September
15 14th Annual “A Taste of Autumn” – Sample signature dishes from the area’s finest restaurants. Enjoy live entertainment, live auction with a cash bar. Proceeds benefitUnited Way of Sevier County. Doors of theGatlinburg Convention Center open at 5:00 p.m.  (800) 568-4748
October
29 – 30 Smoky Mountain Antique Show &Sale - Smoky Mountain Convention Center. For more information call 1-800-223-6707

 

Townsend Events:

 

October
1 – 2 Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Festival - [ Townsend, TN ] at Great SmokyMountain Heritage Center (865) 448-0044

 

Come enjoy the Smoky Mountains in the Fall.  It is amazingly beautiful, with plenty to see and do.  The arts and craft shows are a great place to find unique Christmas gifts for everyone on your list this year.  Don’t wait, plan your Smoky Mountain vacation now!

 

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