Must See Events in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

There are a bunch of amazing events in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg around the year. The natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains provides a stunning and captivating backdrop for any event. The picturesque landscapes and scenic vistas create a memorable and enchanting atmosphere for festival-goers. Additionally, these towns offer a plethora of tourist attractions, including theme parks, museums, and outdoor activities, which can enhance the overall festival experience and attract a diverse audience. At it’s core, the local communities in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have a deep-rooted sense of pride and hospitality, eagerly supporting and participating in festivals. This community support adds to the festive spirit and contributes to the overall success and enjoyment of events in the area. Here are some of the must see events throughout the year

Spring Events

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations – Pigeon Forge March to April. Held at Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, this festival features cultural performances, music, dance, and cuisine from around the world.

Smoky Mountain Music Festival – Gatlinburg in April

Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass – Sevierville in May

Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival – Townsend in May

Bruce Street Brew Fest – Sevierville in May

Gatlinburg’s Beans and Cornbread Festival – Gatlinburg in May. Celebrating traditional Appalachian food, this festival brings together local chefs and restaurants to showcase their best beans and cornbread recipes.

Summer Events

Tastes of the Smokies – Townsend in June

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales – Gatlinburg in June to August. This summer-long festival in Gatlinburg features street performers, storytellers, musicians, and artisans, all showcasing the cultural heritage of the region.

Patriot Festival – Pigeon Forge on Fourth of July

Greenbrier Mountain Festival – Pittman Center in July

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair – Gatlinburg in July and October. This renowned fair highlights the work of local artisans and craftsmen, displaying their handmade creations ranging from pottery and jewelry to woodwork and textiles.

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival – Townsend in August

Rotary Club Crafts Festival – Pigeon Forge in August

Smoky Mountain Fan Fest – Sevierville in August

Heros & Legends Wrestling Fanfest – Pigeon Forge in August

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Fall Events

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival – Gatlinburg in Mid-Sept through November. This festival celebrates the beauty of autumn and the harvest season with various events showcasing local crafts, music, and food.

Townsend Fall Heritage Festival – Townsend in September

Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival – Kodak in September

Wears Valley Fall Fest – Wears Valley in October

Grains & Grits – Townsend in November

Winter Events in Pigeon Forge

Smoky Mountain Winterfest – Pigeon Forge in Nov to Feb. This festival transforms the region into a winter wonderland, with millions of twinkling lights, parades, and holiday-themed events, including the Christmas and New Year’s period.

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