Reel in the Fun at the Mountain Music Kids Fishing Tournament in Sevierville

Grandfather and grandson fishing from a dock

What do you get when you combine kids, fishing and the Great Smoky Mountains? Why, the Mountain Music Kids Fishing Tournament in Sevierville, of course! One of the largest fishing tournaments for kids in the nation, last year’s tournament had almost 400 parent/child teams from across the United States looking to claim first place.

Sponsored entirely by donations from individuals and businesses, this year’s tournament is July 26 at the Douglas Dam TVA Boat Ramp in Sevierville. For the past 24 years, the tournament has been an inspiration to children and their parents to get out and enjoy the great outdoors in East Tennessee. Continue reading

Compete for $1,000 at the Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament in Pigeon Forge

The Old Mill

If you’re a cornhole playing pro, you could win big this August! As part of the  Stringtime in the Smokies bluegrass festival, The Old Mill Square will host the 5th Annual Smoky Mountain Cornhole Tournament in Pigeon Forge. This year’s grand prize is $1,000! Taking place on Saturday August 2 at 11 a.m, the Cornhole Tournament is a can’t miss event for the bean bag champion in your family. Continue reading

6 Gatlinburg Cabins with Amazing Indoor Swimming Pools

Mother with baby at indoor pool

If your family loves to go swimming, an indoor pool is a real vacation treat! Located right in your cabin, an indoor pool is the ultimate luxury amenity for people spending time in the Great Smoky Mountains. With your own private pool, you can enjoy a relaxing swim no matter what time of day it is or what the weather is like. Read on to learn about six of our favorite Gatlinburg cabins with indoor swimming pools: Continue reading

The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair Returns With Even More Handcrafted Art

Craftsman demonstrating carpentry

One of the most popular events in Tennessee is gearing up for its 39th year! The 2014 Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair will be held from July 18-27, and organizers are planning some surprises this year that your whole family will love. Head down to Gatlinburg during these ten days to view and purchase magnificent crafts made by artists from all over the nation. Quality and originality in craftsmanship are assured as each artist is approved by a jury of experts. Over 180 artists are expected at the fair this year. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this year’s Craftsmen’s Fair. Continue reading