FALLing into the Smokies | Upcoming Events in Pigeon Forge

Changing leaves, pumpkin patches, scary costumes — oh my! Yep, fall is here, so get your calendar ready for awesome autumn events. From fun-filled festivals and creepy haunted mansions to handcrafted gifts and Thanksgiving fireworks, the Smoky Mountains is a great place to celebrate this fun season. Not only can you attend various fall events, but you can also enjoy…





5th Annual Halloween at The Island

Eerie winds howling, scary creatures skulking, endless screams screeching…Halloween is creeping up on us, which means ghosts in the trees, costumes around every corner, and parents guiltlessly jump-scaring their kids. Instead of waiting around for your neighbors to hand out treats on Halloween night, why not start celebrating a few days earlier on October 28 (a suspenseful Saturday) by attending…





45 Pigeon Forge Smiles: What We Love in the Smokies

This Friday, October 6, is World Smile Day. As Smoky Mountain lovers, Pigeon Forge enthusiasts, and Gatlinburg cheerleaders, we think there are A LOT of reasons to smile when you’re in the Great Smoky Mountains. We could go on and on…and if you’re on our blog, you see we do…about all the things we love in the Smokies. World-class attractions,…





Happy (& Safe) Trails to You: Hiking Safety in the Smokies

Whether your objective is to reconnect with nature, add a fun element to your workout routine, or simply take loads of epic selfies, hitting up a hiking trail is an excellent choice when you’re heading to Pigeon Forge for a getaway. Furthermore, hiking in the Smokies provides unique opportunities to find hidden waterfalls, rare species, and perfect Instagram shots (no…





FALLing in Love in the Smokies

A Couples’ Fall Guide to Pigeon Forge Changing leaves, cool and crisp air, the smell of cinnamon and trees, the sounds of mountain music on the streets, and the taste of apple – fritters, pies, cider, and more – are a few of the things that spell fall in the Great Smoky Mountains. With gorgeous scenery, great food, cool days…





20 Free and Cheap Things You Should Do in Pigeon Forge

1. Picnic in Patriot Park – This park honoring those who’ve served in the military features a ½-mile walking trail, flags of the 50 states, veteran memorials, and a gazebo and pavilion (available first-come, first-serve). It’s a peaceful place to spend an afternoon, walking, picnicking, and honoring those who have given so much. 2. Drive the loop in Cades Cove…





Sips & Sounds in the Smokies

Music & Moonshine Make the Perfect Pair In the Smoky Mountains, moonshine and music make the perfect pairing. Both are important parts of the history of the Smokies, and – thanks to law changes in recent years – both are now an important part of the culture and experience of the area today. So come explore the Smokies, sip on…





Falling into the Smokies

Summer always seems to fly by, which means fall will be here before we know it! So right as you’re planning your school’s-out-summer’s-here bash, it’ll be time to start gearing up for school again. It may seem that fall is forever away because summer just started, but it’s really the perfect time to start planning for a getaway for fall…





Attention Amateur Photogs: Go HERE for the best pics in the Smokies

No matter what time of year it is, there are always beautiful and unique things to see in the Smokies. Rushing waterfalls, trickling streams, blooming wildflowers, historic houses, old white chapels, historic cemeteries, rolling hills, dipping valleys, black bears, deer, birds, salamanders, city lights, big attractions along the Parkway, blues skies, and rainbows, and sunbeams from heaven… The Great Smoky…





Don’t Break the Bank this Summer

A family vacation doesn’t have to mean breaking the bank to be a memorable one. With a central location to many major cities, beautiful cabins that are often less expensive than hotels if you split with family, and budget-friendly or FREE attractions, Pigeon Forge is a great pick if you’re trying to save some cash on your getaway. There are…