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The Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run For 2021

Beginning tomorrow and going on until April 17th (though our Rod Run weekends typically see eventgoers enjoy the event through Sunday as well) is the annual Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run for 2021. Cars of generations ago return to the modern era reborn with incredible new shapes, colors, sizes, accessories and more will be centered around the LeConte Conference Center, but be spread out all across the parkway downtown.

Mypigeonforge.com writes this:

Car Show • Swap Meet • Car Corral

The Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run is a spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! This annual car show features a $10,000 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. In addition to a huge swap meet with hundreds of showcars and car corral.

So come on out to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge and join the many automotive enthusiasts for the area’s largest automotive event.

The newly renovated location will allow for even more show cars, vendors and entertainment. Don’t miss this incredible event!

How do I register for the Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run?

Visit the Rod Run website to download the registration form or contact MCS Promotions at (865) 687-8303.”

See this event page at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/pigeon-forge-spring-rod-run.

Dollywood Grand Opening For 2021

Dollywood has sent out announcements and emails that it will be opening to their 2021 season on March 13th as well on information on their Spring season festival. Here is what they provide from their website and email:

“At Dollywood we celebrate the best of life as we light up the Smokies with rides, slides, music, food and laughter – day and night. We invite you to our Tennessee home where you can hold on tight to those you love most in the great outdoors in each beautiful season of the year. Start planning now!

Offering more than 40 world-class rides, high-energy entertainment, award-winning dining and the friendliest park atmosphere in the world! Dollywood opens tomorrow, March 12, for Season Passholders and to the public on Saturday, March 13.”

Spring Special Event: Flower & Food Festival
April 23rd – June 7th, 2021

“The Smokies are blooming like never before. Explore larger-than-life plant sculptures adorned in half-a-million colorful flower blooms, dance under a picturesque Umbrella Sky and indulge in garden-fresh flavors from Dollywood chefs. Sample a variety of culinary delights from Dollywood Chefs at locations across the park for one low price. See one-of-a-kind plant sculptures each carefully created and pruned by seasoned horticulture artisans. Grown for months and months they take shape into a stunning array of topiary-like displays.”

Visit www.dollywood.com today for more information on their 2021 grand opening and their upcoming Spring festival!

Shinerunners UTV Rentals | Smoky Mountain UTV Rentals

Rent a UTV and discover the Smokies in a brand new way! What could be more fun than exploring the beautiful East Tennessee region with one of our Smoky Mountain UTV Rentals? One of the biggest things on vacation is trying to get the most bang for your buck. Did you know that we beat ALL competition in the area in prices AND rental hours? This means less money spent and more time enjoying the open road and family. Get the most out of your money with one of our rentals.

We offer brand new UTV’s, competitive pricing, multiple rental plans and excellent customer service. Whether you’re an avid hiker or just looking to explore the gorgeous scenery that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer, we have a trail for you!

Shinerunner’s UTV Rentals located in the heart of Pigeon Forge, TN, and Serves the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Wears Valley and Douglas Lake communities of the region. Visit us at https://shinerunnersutvrentals.com/.

Dollywood Opening Announcements

Dollywood has updated their website with information on opening for 2021. We thought we should let the website speak for itself with these snapshots from www.dollywood.com.

Christmas And Holiday Shows In The Smokies 2020

More and more, the Smoky Mountains are returning to the sort of holiday traditions and normalcy we have been looking forward to twice over all year. Nowhere can this sentence and sentiment be better manifested than with the upcoming Winterfest season and the many theater shows that are already offering news for their 2020 Christmas shows and schedules.

Here is what Pigeon Forge is showing off for Christmas shows this Winterfest:

(Please be aware that times and availability may change as we remain keeping social distancing practices in order.)

Christmas Show at Country Tonite
November 1st – December 31st, 2020

From mypigeonforge.com:
“The wonder of the magical Christmas Show at Country Tonite Theatre will put the entire family in the holiday spirit! The stage is transformed into a winter wonderland with sets that are only rivaled by the vibrant costumes and choreography. The cast includes popular local performers as well as special guests we all know – Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Classic holiday songs will bring back fond memories of Christmas past as everyone sings along. At one point the toys on stage even come to life to join the fun. This is one Pigeon Forge holiday event the family won’t want to miss.”

See more information on this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/christmas-show-country-tonite.

 

Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud
November 1st, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021

From mypigeonforge.com:
“Come join Pa Hatfield and Ma McCoy as they try to set aside their differences in the spirit of the Season. Watch as these two famous feudin’ families come together for a night of fun, food and entertainment. The Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud is guaranteed to make you feel better about spending the holidays with your in-laws!

Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the holiday singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw-dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. There’s something for everybody at the Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Feud!

And Granny’s pulling out all the stops for the holiday dinner! She’s cookin’ up a heap of fried chicken and country pulled pork shoulder barbecue. Add smashed taters, creamy coleslaw, homemade rolls, corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup and Granny’s special dessert. Afterward, you’ll need to loosen up your belt! It’s the best dinner in town–Granny guarantees it!”

See more information on this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/hatfield-and-mccoy-disaster-dinner-feud.

 

Christmas At Dolly’s Stampede
November 3rd 2020 – January 2nd, 2021

From mypigeonforge.com:
“Your experience during Christmas at Dolly’s Stampede begins in our non-alcoholic saloon where you will enjoy special entertainment from our house band Mountain Ruckus. Hear some of your holiday favorites performed with a mixture of comedy added.

During the Christmas show, the cast, including 32 magnificent horses, takes you on a nostalgic holiday trip with a friendly North Pole – South Pole rivalry. Watch in delight as the Sugar Plum Fairy brings toys to life right before your eyes. Our live nativity scene, which includes three kings arriving atop real camels, brings the true meaning of Christmas to life. Santa himself will also make an appearance in a horse-drawn sleigh.”

See more information on this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/dollys-stampede-christmas.

 

Christmas at Pirates Voyage Dinner Show
November 3rd, 2020 – January 2nd, 2021

From mypigeonforge.com:
“Celebrate all of the good things that make the holidays special as the Mystical Christmas Spirit takes Captain Scrooge on a journey through time and space to find the meaning of Christmas. Cheer along as giant Christmas toys come to life and perform amazing acrobatics high above the lagoon. Laugh at the hijinks of a comical castaway and her sea lion companion. Gaze in wonder at a live Nativity, complete with wise men and an angel with a special message for landlubbers and pirates alike.

Your family with also be thrilled by an epic battle between the Crimson and Emerald pirates as they compete for the coveted Christmas treasure on land, on deck, in water and high above two full-sized pirate ships! All the while, you will enjoy a four-course holiday feast including our Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Buccaneer Biscuit, Cracklin’ Pan-Fried Chicken, Sugar-Cured Ham, Matey’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Jolly Roger Sweet Potato Souffle, Walk the Plank Peach Turnover for dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola, tea or coffee.”

See more information on this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/christmas-at-dolly-partons-pirates-voyage.

Dollywood Opens With Flower & Food Festival For 2020

New update from Dollywood on its Grand Opening featuring new festival:

“Dollywood adds to the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains with the all-new Flower & Food Festival. Immerse yourself in a colorful array of larger-than-life mosaicultures accented by delicious dishes featuring the flavors of spring.”https://www.dollywood.com/35

AttractionsMagazine.com provides further detail:

“During this brand-new event, guests can explore larger-than-life plant sculptures covered in half a million flower blooms. These displays can reach heights up to 14 feet, and floral carpet beds will envelope walkways, decorate buildings, and fill flowerbeds throughout the park.

During the festival, the park will stay open until 9:30 p.m. each evening. In addition, the nights will come to a close with a fireworks show.

Special Instagram-worthy photo-ops will be set up throughout the park as well, including the Umbrella Sky, a display of more than 600 umbrellas dancing above guests’ heads.

In addition to the blooms, Dollywood’s team of culinary experts have created a new menu of garden-fresh dishes, including:

* Grilled Citrus Shrimp Over Delta Peas and Rice
* Gyros
* Greek Orzo Pasta
* Grilled Chili Lime Skirt Steak
* Chicken Stir Fry
* Zucchini Fritters
* Lobster Rolls
* Charcuterie in a Cone
* Pork Sliders with Pineapple Chutney”

A video teaster on the festival can be seen by clicking here.

For more information on Dollywood’s 2020 Grand Opening, visit www.dollywood.com.

For the full article from AttractionsMagazine.com, visit https://attractionsmagazine.com/dollywood-inaugural-flower-food-festival-start-june/.

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Christmas Shows 2019 in Pigeon Forge

Whether it’s lights all along the streets, seasonal showcases at our theme parks, white-tipped mountains in the distance or theatrical presentations along the parkway, Pigeon Forge is dedicated to making sure those who vacation in our part of the Smokies looking to get holiday atmosphere going for Christmas will find their expectations exceeded.

In this article, we specifically wanted to focus in on that last item at some of our award-winning theaters on the main road. Here’s what theater-goers can expect for holiday cheer on the stage going on right now as posted by Mypigeonforge.com:

 


Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede
Now to 1/4/2020

“Your experience begins in our non-alcoholic saloon where you will enjoy special entertainment from our house band Mountain Ruckus. They will perform holiday favorites and add a mixture of comedy.

During the main show, the cast, including 32 magnificent horses, takes you on a nostalgic holiday trip with a friendly North Pole – South Pole rivalry. Watch in delight as the Sugar Plum Fairy brings toys to life right before your eyes. Our live nativity scene, which includes three kings arriving atop real camels, brings the true meaning of Christmas to life. Santa himself will also make an appearance in a horse-drawn sleigh.

You will enjoy all the holiday entertainment while dining on our famous four-course meal that includes:

* Our own Original Creamy Vegetable Soup
* Hot Home-made Biscuit
* Tender Whole Rotisserie Chicken
* Hickory Smoked Pork Loin
* Buttery Corn on the Cob
* Herb Basted Potato
* Flaky Apple Pastry
* Unlimited Tea, Coffee, or Coca-Cola Products”

See this article at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/dollys-stampede-christmas.

 


Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry
Now to 1/2/2020

“The wonder of the magical Christmas Show at Country Tonite Theatre will put the entire family in the holiday spirit! The stage is transformed into a winter wonderland with sets that are only rivaled by the vibrant costumes and choreography. The cast includes popular local performers as well as special guests we all know – Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Classic holiday songs will bring back fond memories of Christmas past as everyone sings along. At one point the toys on stage even come to life to join the fun. This is one Pigeon Forge holiday event the family won’t want to miss.

Christmas Show Schedule:
Christmas Show: Starting November 1st; Showtimes at 3 pm and 8 pm
The Nutcracker: Dec 13th
New Year’s Eve Show: Dec 31st at 9:45 pm”

See this article at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/christmas-smoky-mountain-opry.

 


Christmas Show at Country Tonite
Now to 1/2/2020

“The wonder of the magical Christmas Show at Country Tonite Theatre will put the entire family in the holiday spirit! The stage is transformed into a winter wonderland with sets that are only rivaled by the vibrant costumes and choreography. The cast includes popular local performers as well as special guests we all know – Santa Claus, Frosty the Snowman and the Sugar Plum Fairy.

Classic holiday songs will bring back fond memories of Christmas past as everyone sings along. At one point the toys on stage even come to life to join the fun. This is one Pigeon Forge holiday event the family won’t want to miss.

Christmas Show Schedule:
Christmas Show: Starting November 1st; Showtimes at 3 pm and 8 pm
The Nutcracker: Dec 13th
New Year’s Eve Show: Dec 31st at 9:45 pm”

See this article at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/christmas-show-country-tonite.

 


Comedy Barn Christmas Show
Now to 1/4/2020

It’s Christmas time in the Smokies and The Comedy Barn® is ready to put you in the Christmas spirit. Come experience a Christmas show like only the Comedy Barn can bring you. You will hear all Christmas music, see all Christmas costumes, and laugh at special Christmas acts you’ll only see on our stage.

Speaking of laughs, be prepared for the biggest laugh muscle work out you’ve ever had! We have brand new acts, combined with your favorite acts from the past to bring you the Funniest Christmas show in the Smokies! No, in all of Tennessee! No, in all the WORLD!

From the Comedy Barn Canines to the Comedy Barn Cloggers, and all the jokesters in-between, Merry Christmas from all of us here at the Comedy Barn! We are wearing our favorite Christmas costumes (and they’re not all overalls), singing our favorite Christmas songs, and laughing with our guests like never before. Who new Christmas could be so funny?

We’ve decked the halls with boughs of holly (actually garland, lights, and snow. And not just the halls, the theater is decorated too!). Come see what everyone is laughing about, at the funniest Christmas show in town, The Comedy Barn®!

Comedy Barn Christmas Show Info

When: November 1st – January 4th
Where: Comedy Barn Theater
Tickets: Buy tickets online at the Comedy Barn Theater website or call the box office at (865) 428-5222.”

See this article at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/comedy-barn-christmas-show.

 


Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show
Now to 1/4/2020

“See why we put the HOLLER in the HOLLERdays!

Come join Pa Hatfield and Ma McCoy as they try to set aside their differences in the spirit of the Season. Watch as these two famous feudin’ families come together for a night of fun, food and entertainment. The Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster is guaranteed to make you feel better about spending the holidays with your in-laws!

Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the holiday singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. There’s something for everybody at the Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster dinner show!

And Granny’s pulling out all the stops for the holiday dinner! She’s cookin’ up a heap of fried chicken and country pulled pork shoulder barbecue. Add smashed taters, creamy coleslaw, fluffy biscuits, corn on the cob, creamy vegetable soup and Granny’s special dessert. Afterwards, you’ll need to loosen up your belt! It’s the best dinner in town–Granny guarantees it!
Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Show Info

When: November 1st – January 4th
Where: Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud
Tickets: Buy tickets online at the Hatfield & McCoy website or call the box office at (865) 908-7469.”

See this article at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/hatfield-and-mccoy-disaster-dinner-show.

 


Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage
Now to 12/31/19

“Celebrate all of the good things that make the holidays special as the Mystical Christmas Spirit takes Captain Scrooge on a journey through time and space to find the meaning of Christmas. Cheer along as giant Christmas toys come to life and perform amazing acrobatics high above the lagoon. Laugh at the hijinks of a comical castaway and her sea lion companion. Gaze in wonder at a live Nativity, complete with wise men and an angel with a special message for landlubbers and pirates alike.

Your family with also be thrilled by an epic battle between the Crimson and Emerald pirates as they compete for the coveted Christmas treasure on land, on deck, in water and high above two full-sized pirate ships! All the while, you will enjoy a four-course holiday feast including our Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Buccaneer Biscuit, Cracklin’ Pan-Fried Chicken, Sugar-Cured Ham, Matey’s Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Jolly Roger Sweet Potato Souffle, Walk the Plank Peach Turnover for dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola, tea or coffee.

Join the Pirates Voyage Christmas crew and put some “Yo ho” in your “Ho, ho, ho!”

See this article at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/christmas-at-dolly-partons-pirates-voyage.