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Best 5 Annual Pigeon Forge Events and Festivals You Don’t Want to Miss

spring rod run
March 8, 2019

Pigeon Forge is home to a ton of different events that are entertaining for people of all ages and interests. To help you plan for your trip, here are 5 of the best annual Pigeon Forge events and festivals that you don’t want to miss out on!

1. A Mountain Quiltfest

If you’re into quilting or just consider yourself a fan of the arts, don’t miss A Mountain Quiltfest! Quilters from all around come together for this annual event to participate in a variety of activities. You’ll have the chance to attend quilting classes based on your skill level. You can also enter your own quilts in competitions, and view other quilters’ work at the quilt show. There will even be vendors at this event selling quilting accessories. So, you can stock up on all the supplies you need.

2. Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament

father and son trout fishing

The annual Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is one of the biggest Pigeon Forge events for fishing enthusiasts! This tournament is fun for all ages, locals and visitors alike. Before this event commences, over 10,000 trout will be stocked in over 20 miles of streams. There are also over $10,000 in cash and prizes just waiting to be won! Please keep in mind that in order to participate in the tournament, you have to have or obtain a valid fishing license.

3. Pigeon Forge Rod Run

If you find classic cars fascinating, then you need to attend the Pigeon Forge Rod Run ! This is one of the top festivals held in the Pigeon Forge area every year. You’ll have the opportunity to view historic, classic, and new cars. This event is held in the spring and the fall and both are pretty popular. So, if you can’t attend one, you can just go to the next.

4. Dollywood Events and Festivals

An enormous pumpkin at Dollywood during the Harvest Festival.

You’re sure to love every moment of your trip to Dollywood , especially when you visit during one of the fantastic events and festivals that take place there. You and your family will have an absolutely magical time as you enjoy the fun activities and lively atmosphere that come with these special occasions. The annual events that take place throughout the year are as follows:

  • Festival of Nations
  • Barbeque & Bluegrass
  • Summer Celebration
  • Harvest Festival
  • Smoky Mountain Christmas

5. Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival

The Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival takes place every year on the 4th of July in the beautiful Patriot Park. You and your family will have a blast playing games, listening to live music, and eating delicious food as you celebrate our country’s birthday! The best part is that all of the fun activities there are free! As it starts to get dark outside, you can all end your night in a perfect way by watching the fireworks show there.

There’s always something going on in this action-packed town! Be sure to check out all of the exciting Pigeon Forge events that are planned for this upcoming year and get ready for an amazing trip to the Smokies!

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