Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

Imagine a vacation in the beautiful Smoky Mountains while simultaneously experiencing the magic of the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales festival. Adults and children love to take part in the festivities that include acting out parts in traditional Appalachian skits. People who love listening to bluegrass music are sure to find that a trip to Gatlinburg is well worth the time and effort.
Take a Break from City Living
A Gatlinburg vacation is a wholesome family event that appeals to people who want to escape the daily routine of living in large cities filled with traffic and noise. Throw in professional storytellers, the sound of dulcimer strings, old-fashioned clogging and delectable Southern food to earn appreciative thanks from other family members. All of these events take place in downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Visitors can also see costumed actors portraying historical personages from the 1800s.
Listen to Birds and Nourish the Spirit
The festival sits amidst some of the most beautiful scenery in America known as the Smoky Mountains. A family can opt to stay in an affordable Gatlinburg cabin where they can listen to the sounds of nature outside of their cabin windows. The charm of Gatlinburg attracts individuals who are searching for new ways to spend their vacations. This is certainly a refreshing way to spend time away from the office and other pressing duties.
Treasure the Time Spent in Gatlinburg
Some people are so enamored with their visits that they decide to sell their big city homes and move to the charming town of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. A Gatlinburg vacation is more than an ordinary holiday. Those who relish the idea of going on a retreat are sure to find rest for their weary souls in this delightful town. Travelers need to make sure they book their vacations in advance because the Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales festival is an extremely popular event.

Visit from Uncle Sam in Pigeon Forge

A visit from Uncle Sam in Pigeon Forge will happen on July 4th at the Incredible Christmas Place. This annual Pigeon Forge event also includes a Patriot Parade, a sidewalk sale, and fireworks.
While at the Bavarian-style Incredible Christmas Place and The Inn any time on a Saturday or Sunday between April 25th and December 23rd every year, you can also see their Singing Santa, who entertains by singing and playing his guitar and has a CD of the favorite songs for sale so you can take them home with you.
The award-winning Incredible Christmas Place sells an amazing array of unusual Christmas decorations and lights, personalized ornaments, collectibles, artificial trees, gifts, Nativities, villages, jewelry, and more. Having opened over 25 years ago, it has become the largest Christmas shopping village in the South with more than 43,000 square feet to delight customers. It has also been the setting for numerous magazine articles and TV specials over the years.
The perfect place to stay is in a Gatlinburg cabin in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. There are fully-furnished cabins for two people and more for families and large groups. The amount of space and comfort is so much more than in a hotel room, and the majestic scenery adds to the memorable experience.

Independence Day Sidewalk Sale in Pigeon Forge

There are no lack of events to take part in while in Pigeon Forge, and Independence Day is no exception to that rule. From July 4 to July 8, 2012, an Independence Day Sidewalk Sale will take place at the Pigeon River Crossings on Teaster Lane. Vendors will be participating in this event, giving you opportunities for great prices on an abundance of souvenirs. The nearbyGatlinburg cabins are a short distance from this event, ensuring everyone can participate in all of the events occurring on Independence Day and throughout the week.
The entire family is welcome at the sidewalk sale, and there is even going to be an Independence Day fireworks show that the kids will love. You can find great items from local vendors, experience the sights and sounds around you, and then enjoy a great finale to the Independence Day holiday. The fireworks take place nearby many of the Gatlinburg cabins that are available, and the continuing events of the week are all within a stone’s throw of these areas.
The Independence Day Sidewalk Sale is a great start to an entire week of events in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The Pigeon River Crossings Mall will be open throughout the week for shopping as well. Get the entire family together and experience Tennessee as you never have before. These events will be well worth the trip, but don’t hesitate to check out other great areas around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, as you’ll be guaranteed to want to come back. Enjoy the beauty and convenience of local Gatlinburg cabins while having the vacation or day-long getaway of a lifetime. For more information, contact the Pigeon River Crossings mall at (865) 453-7316.

Forbidden Caverns in the Great Smoky Mountains

Spelunkers can have a field day in Tennessee, a state that is home to more than 8,350 caves, the most of any of the states. Heading the list of must-see caves in the Volunteer State is the Forbidden Caverns at Servierville, which is just a short drive from Knoxville or Gatlinburg.

See stalagmites and stalactites as well as formations that resemble corn cobs and eggs fried sunny-side up and formations that are still growing. Colored lights enhance these formations, making some appear eerily beautiful while appropriate music plays in the background. A guided tour on trails that include handrails takes about an hour in temperatures that are at a constant 58 degrees year-round.

The first visitors to the caverns were believed to be local Indians who sheltered there while searching for good hunting grounds in the Great Smoky Mountains. Later visitors included moonshiners who set up stills in the caverns because the water was so plentiful and the location isolated for the time.

Today, tourists can stay in a Gatlinburg cabin while visiting this attraction, which opened to public viewing in 1967. The caverns are open daily, except for Sundays, from April through November. If you are in the Gatlinburg area on a hot July day, picture yourself keeping cool in the Forbidden Canverns, supposedly named after an Indian princess lost her way in an area that was forbidden to her.

Dollywood Festival of Nations Celebration

Located deep in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Dollywood has entertained America for over twenty years. Known for its wholesome blend of family entertainment and thrilling rides, this amusement park hosts musical and theatrical acts throughout the year. Dollywood has numerous festivals throughout the year, starting with the Festival of Nations.

Running from March 24 to April 30, this exciting festival brings international entertainment to the Smoky Mountains like Dollywoods Festival of Nations. This year will feature Spirit of the Dance, an Irish dance troupe, along with Celtic, Russian, Bavarian, Ecuadorian, Argentinian, German, and African music.

Dollywood is located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, only a few minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Families can rent a Gatlinburg cabin and enjoy Tennessee’s natural beauty while taking advantage of Dollywood’s international arts and entertainment. Dollywood works with Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabin rental companies to offer package deals that offer deep discounts from families on a budget, including savings for members of the armed forces and returning guests.

A visit to Dollywood during the Festival of Nations offers an unforgettable experience of music, dance, food, and art from around the world combines with Tennessee’s hospitality and natural splendor. Make your reservations today.