LOCAL SMOKY MOUNTAIN EVENTS CALENDAR –
11/11/14-2/28/15: 25th Annual Winterfest. The award winning festival includes Trolley of Lights Tour, Wilderness Wildlife Week and Saddle Up. Call 1-800-251-9100 for more information.
1/24/15-1/31/15: Wilderness Wildlife Week. Exhibits, workshops, performances and classes that celebrate the features and creatures of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Open to the public and completely free. 8am-7:30pm, LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. View schedule here
2/24/15: Painting with a Twist. Learn how to paint while enjoying your favorite Eagle Springs wine. Class 6-9pm $35.00 fee. Eagle Springs Winery, Kodak. Call 865-389-9490 to reserve a spot.
2/18/15-2/22/15: Saddle Up Pigeon Forge. Five days of country-western concerts, cowboy tales and poetry, cowboy-themed activities and country fixin's straight from the chuck wagon. Leconte Center, Pigeon Forge. Call 865-429-7350 for more info.
2/28/15: Rose Glen Literary Festival. Lectures and book signings offered by local Sevier County authors during this all day event. Sevierville Convention Center, Sevierville. Free event, but event goers may purchase luncheon tickets for $20. Call 865-453-6411 for more info.
3/5/15: Amazing Race at Nascar Speedpark. Proceeds benefit The United Way. Four person teams compete to see who has the best overall time in four challenges. Prizes to the winners. Entry fee to compete. Call 865-430-5727 for more info.
3/14/15: 5th Annual Shamrock Saturday Cruisin for Food. Sponsored by the Diner Rats Car Club. The Diner Rats will cruise from Smokies Stadium to the Diner beginning at 12 Noon. The purpose: to help stock the pantries of Sevier County Food Ministries and Wears Valley Ranch Children's Home. The Diner, 550 Winfield Dunn Pkwy, Sevierville. View website for more info.
3/15/15-6/6/15: Smoky Mountain Springfest. Enjoy spring decorations, mountain wildflowers and plenty of great events during Smoky Mountain Springfest. Call 888-738-4378 for more info.
3/18/15-3/21/15: A Mountain Quiltfest. There will be beautiful quilts on display from around the country, classes and lectures, and quilters can compete in more than 10 categories for over $20,000 in cash and prizes. The Leconte Center, Pigeon Forge. Call 865-429-7350 for more info.
3/20/15-3/21/15: Spring Corvette Expo. Events include a Collector Car Auction, Swap Meet, Sales Corral, Corvette Park ‘N’ Show, Corvette Judged Competition Show, HorsePower and HotRods Show, and Corvette Cruise. The Sevierville Convention Center, Sevierville. Visit http://www.corvetteexpo.com or call 865-687-3976.
3/22/15-4/212/15: Dollywood's Festival of Nations. Captivating entertainment from around the world during this month-long celebration of music, dance, food and art. More than 12 countries are represented through their respective heritages of music, dance, food and art in this internationally diverse festival. Dollywood, Pigeon Forge. Call 1-800-365-5996 or visit http://www.dollywood.com for more info.
3/31/15-4/4/15: Great Smoky Easter Arts & Craft Show. Admission is free and you can meet and visit with members of the Arts and Crafts Community as they produce one-of-a-kind works of art available for purchase. Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg. Call 865-436-2363 for more info.
4/4/15-4/5/15: Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament. Enter the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament for your chance to win over $10,000 in cash and prizes. The tournament is open to locals and visitors of all ages. Pigeon Forge. For more information, please call 865-661-3474.
4/10/15-4/11/15: Mountain Man Memorial March. 26.2-mile march in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. A tribute to our men and women in uniform. Gatlinburg. Call (865) 974-5371 for more info.
4/11/15: Gatlinburg Smoky Mountain Wine Fest. 1-6pm. Sample wines from Tennessee wineries along with small dish fare from some of the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains. Visitors age 21 and older will purchase a ticket to the festival for $20 and receive a wristband for sampling and a branded wine glass. Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts, Gatlinburg.
4/17/15-4/18/15: Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run. Unique automotives on display by collectors and participants including an $8,000 cash giveaway. The Leconte Center, Pigeon Forge. For more information, call 865-687-3976.
4/23/15: Earth Day Festival. 3-7pm. Families are encouraged to come and celebrate in the Earth Day Festival. Enjoy music, free crafts, activities, face painting, demonstrations and more. Mynatt Park, Gatlinburg. Call 800-588-1817 for more info.
4/24/15: Earth Day 5K. Night race 10pm start. Earth Day 5K Run/Walk in beautiful Gatlinburg. Funds raised will benefit the Chamber Foundation's initiatives in education and our green program. Entrance fees $20-$30. Race night registration begins at 8:00pm at Nantahala Outdoor Center, Gatlinburg. Race starts at 10:00 pm. Call 800-588-1817 or visit https://runsignup.com/Race/TN/Gatlinburg/earthday5kgatlinburg for more info.
5/1/15: 30th Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade. 6:00pm. The parade begins in the northbound lane of the Parkway near stoplight #7 and ends at stoplight # 3. Traditionally, there are marching bands, entertainers, baton twirlers & numerous floats with Dolly Parton as the grand marshal. Pigeon Forge Parkway. Call 800-251-9100 for more info.
5/2/15-5/3/15: Circle Yer Wagons. Volkswagen car show at Sevier County Faigrounds. Call 865-654-8009 or visit http://www.avwa.com/events.html for more info.
5/14/15: Gatlinburg's Beans & Cornbread Blast. Gatlinburg celebrates it's Appalachian culinary past with the Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Blast! presented by Bush Brothers Beans. Bush Brothers Beans will be featured throughout the event. Admission $15. Downtown, Gatlinburg. Call 800-588-1817 for more info.
5/15/15-5/16/15: Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass. The largest event in Sevierville! Tennessee State Championship Barbeque Cook-Off, FREE bluegrass concerts from rising stars and bluegrass legends, kids games, great food and authentic mountain crafts. Admission is FREE. Call 888-889-7415 or visit http://www.bloominbbq.com/ for more info
5/22/15: Wine on the Lawn at Hillside Winery. Wine on the Lawn is a free event open to the public, and fun for the whole family! Come out and enjoy some live music, play games, sip on their wines, and buy some food from Relay for Life volunteers! Bring your lawn chairs or just throw down a blanket and relax!. Hillside Winery, 229 Collier Dr, Sevierville.
5/23/15: Oak Ridge Boys Concert. Two concerts 3:00pm and 8:00pm. $39.95 + tax. Country Tonite Theater, Pigeon Forge. Call 865-453-2003 or go to http://www.countrytonitepf.com
All these scheduled events, dates and times can be changed without notice. Please call ahead to verify.