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Your Guide to the Most Popular Car Shows in Pigeon Forge TN

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February 26, 2024

Every year, the city of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee hosts some of the biggest car shows in the nation! Attracting thousands of visitors, these annual shows are can’t-miss events for anyone who loves (or owns) classic cars. When you visit the Smokies during one of the car shows, you will have the chance to see thousands of beautifully maintained hot rods cruising down the Parkway. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Timber Tops Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to all of the top car shows in Pigeon Forge TN.

Chevys in the Smokies (March)

After having the winter off, car show season heats up in March with Chevys in the Smokies! This show was formerly two separate events: Chevelles in the Smokies and the Spring Corvette Expo. The two have now combined to celebrate Camaros, Chevelles, C10s, and all types of Chevrolet vehicles. Events include a swap meet, a sales corral, a park 'n show, an awards show, and a Corvette cruise on the Tail of the Dragon.

Chevys in the Smokies takes place at the LeConte Center (2986 Teaster Lane) in Pigeon Forge. 

Spring Rod Run (April)

car show in Pigeon Forge

The Spring Rod Run is arguably the most popular car show in Pigeon Forge and features hundreds upon hundreds of muscle cars in every make and model. Keep your camera ready so you can snap pictures of classic Corvettes, Camaros, and Cadillacs!

The Spring Rod Run is held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Admission is typically $15 per day, and parking is free. You can also choose to purchase a 3-day pass for $35.

Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge (June)

Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge has been a Smoky Mountain tradition for over a decade! As you probably guessed by its name, this wonderful car show is specific to Pontiacs. Guests will find beautiful Firebirds, GTOs, Trans Ams, Catalinas, LeMans, and Tempests. The car show’s swap meet is perfect for Pontiac fans in search of specific parts or a new vehicle to add to their collection.

Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge is held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.

Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion (August)

The Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion is one of the fastest growing Pigeon Forge car shows. In the past, the show included over 8,000 Jeeps and over 16,000 spectators. The Invasion features numerous vendors who specialize in gear for Jeeps, such as armor, sliders, and bumpers. Anyone who likes to go off roading in their Jeep will love this car show!

The Jeep Invasion is held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Admission is typically $20 per day for adults, $10 for children 6-12, and free for kids 5 and under.

Fall Rod Run (September)

A vintage blue car at a show.

Mid-September of each year, visitors to the Smokies can attend the beloved Fall Rod Run . Highlights of the Pigeon Forge Rod Run include an enormous swap meet with hundreds of show cars and a car corral, lots of door prizes, and special celebrity guests.

The takes place at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge as well and is similar to the Spring Rod Run. There is free parking for spectators on site. Admission to the show is typically $15 per day and $35 for the whole weekend.

Where to Stay for the Car Shows in Pigeon Forge TN

Timber Tops Cabin Rentals has the perfect lodging for the car shows in Pigeon Forge TN. Our cabins are just a short drive from the Parkway, but they are far enough away from all of the hustle and bustle for you to enjoy a peaceful and relaxing stay in the Smokies. You can spend time enjoying the car shows for as long as you want before returning to the peace and quiet of your cabin rental. 

With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 17 bedroom lodges, we are guaranteed to have the ideal accommodations for your group. To start planning your next getaway, browse our complete selection of cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge!

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