Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee 2012

Every year, the State of Tennessee holds their Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee the first Friday in August at 12:01am and ends that following Sunday evening at 11:59pm. This year, the dates are August 5th thru August 7th, 2011. This is a great time to check out the back to school deals in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville TN! Here is just a sample of the high end retailers that have stores in the Pigeon Forge and Sevierville area: Continue reading

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:


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
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 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, or email For further information, call Greg Ward at 865-661-3474 and
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 for more information.


Sevierville Harvest Festival Events:


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
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
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:


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
29 – 30 Smoky Mountain Antique Show &Sale - Smoky Mountain Convention Center. For more information call 1-800-223-6707


Townsend Events:


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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Sevier County Fair TN 2011

If you are in Sevierville September 5th through the 10th, don’t forget to go to the Sevier County Fair TN!  They have lots of amazing rides and entertainment this year.  Here is some good information on the Fair:

Monday: gates open at 3PM
Tuesday-Friday: gates open at 5Pm
Saturday: gates open at NOON
Fair closes at 10PM each night
865-453-0770 Fair office 

Gate Admission: Adults $5.00 each
Kids 10 and under FREE
Saturday is Senior Citizens Day(65+) From NOON – 5PM
Seniors get in the Gate for $2.00 – all senior gate fees will be donated to the Sevier Senior Center.
Sorry, No rain checks or refunds.

Unlimited Ride Wristbands
$18.00 each( wristband is valid for one evening. Sorry, No rain checks or refunds. Please check your child’s height restrictions before purchasing an unlimited ride wristband.

Individuation tickets can be purchased for rides also.

The 2011 Sevier County Fair Livestock Show schedule
Monday Sept 5th
-Dairy cattle
Judging is at 6PM
Tuesday Sept. 6th -Junior Beef Cattle Show
Judging is at 6PM
Bring in Chickens for Fun poultry Show
Wednesday Sept. 7th – Open Beef Cattle Show
Judging is at 6PM –
Fun Chicken Show
Thursday Sept 8th-Sheep Shows/JR and Open
Judging will be at 6PM
Fun Chicken Show
Friday Sept.9th – Goat Show
Judging will be at 6PM
Saturday Sept. 10th-NOON Dog Show

There is also a Talent Competition this year.  If you are looking for fun, food and lots of rides and exhibits and competitions, the 2011 Sevier County Fair is for you!  Here are the directions on how to find the fair from the Interstate: I-40 Exit 407 towards Sevierville (the Great Smoky Mts.) approx. 8 miles take right over river onto bridge leading to the Wilderness Resort. Take left at 1st light over bridge. Fairgrounds is approx 2 miles on your left.  For more information, please go to