The Smoky Mountain’s Artistic Soul on Display in the Heart of Gatlinburg!

The quiet stillness of lush mountain forestry, the soothing ripples of water gliding over the rocks in nearby streams, and wide-open skies resting over the majestic towering peaks mute the stresses of work and home while simultaneously taking you back to simpler living. These nostalgic feelings and inspiring moments of clarity have brought thousands of visitors through the Great Smoky…

Join the Celebration of Springtime in the Smokies!

After months of the forests sleepily resting under blankets of snow, black bears hibernating, streams trickling down frozen cascades, and temperatures keeping us near the hearth of the cabin fireplace, the Smoky Mountains burst forth in life during the springtime! The melting rivers rush down the mountainsides, plants begin to flourish and bloom, and the people come out to celebrate…

Celebrate the Smoky Mountains at the 68th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage in Gatlinburg

In the early spring morning, the faint smell of water and soothing river songs float through the lush forestry as hundreds of guests to the Smoky Mountains explore, learn, and listen to numerous wildlife and botanical experts while surrounded by the pristine, untouched nature of the area. This year, the 68th Annual Wildflower Pilgrimage welcomes all travelers to the Smokies,…

A DIY Arts & Crafts Weekend in Gatlinburg

The DIY craze has certainly caught on over the past few years. People are spending less time at the store and more time online, searching for ways to do-it-themselves when it comes to decorating their home, finding gifts for friends, or buying specialty items for their little ones. Nothing is quite as special or as memorable as those beautiful items…

5 Reasons to Toast Spring at Smoky Mountain Winefest!

The winter layers are starting to come off one by one, and the excitement and beauty of springtime creep in after months of cold weather and long nights. After you have finished spring cleaning, it’s time to get out and soak in some long-awaited sunshine! While I love starting my annual gardening in the yard as my first springtime outdoor…

Raise Your Pint for 2017 OktOBERfest (plus moonshine & more)

The countdown is on…just 1 more month until OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg is in full swing! Once again, Ober Gatlinburg will bring this beloved German celebration to life with music, food, family fun, and of course – German beer! September 22 – October 29, 2017, Ober Gatlinburg will host the month-long celebration that’s smaller – but no less festive! As…

The Fall Lineup: What’s Happening in PF

Fall in Pigeon Forge means fun for all. It’s the time for the “classic” Smoky Mountain events – car shows, fishing tournaments, and fall festivals. Fall is also when the leaves change, transforming the landscape in the Smokies from lush green to rich hues of red, orange, and gold. It is a stunning sight that brings visitors from all over…

Survivorman at the Holler & Summertime Events

Les Stroud, better known as Survivorman, has many accolades to his name. He is the only producer in TV history to produce an internationally broadcast series completely written, taped, and hosted by 1 person – himself. The highly rated Survivorman show placed Stroud out in the wild by himself to survive for a week at a time. The show is…

Ready, Set, Go Green in the Smokies This April!

When we think April, we think cool spring showers and fresh growing flowers, and the Smoky Mountains are full of both. In fact, the Smokies are home to more than 1,600 species of flowering plants, and each year, wildflower enthusiasts from all over the world flock to these mountains to enjoy the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Scheduled for April 11–15 in…

Spotlight On: Titanic Museum Attraction this Spring

Year-round, the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge offers guests an opportunity to step back in time, experience history in an incredibly hands-on way, learn more about the people behind the stories of the RMS Titanic, and have some fun in Pigeon Forge. The larger-than-life attraction on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge is impossible to miss when driving by, and…