Vacation is the perfect time to indulge. You’ve gotten away from it all, and we think that’s the perfect time to get away from your diet, too! Treat yourself to something sweet during your visit to the Smokies. You’ll find plenty of options all around town, but we think you’ll especially enjoy these one-of-a-kind sweet shops you’ll find only in Pigeon Forge. With homemade recipes and dozens of delicious flavors, you’re sure to find type or dessert you’ll want to take home—if it lasts that long!
- Old Mill Candy Kitchen
Home to the famous Bear Paws (milk chocolate over homemade caramel with fresh pecans), the Old Mill Candy Kitchen serves a wide variety of homemade candies and treats. From homemade fudge to brittle to divinity, everyone will find something worth sampling. You can even try taffy made from the same machines used more than 75 years ago! The Old Mill Candy Kitchen is located at 175 Old Mill Avenue in Pigeon Forge.
- Smoky Mountain Candy Makers
If you’re looking for more than a taste of something sweet, you need to visit the Smoky Mountain Candy Makers. Making old-fashioned taffy on machines built in 1940, they invite you to watch the candy-making process in action. This family-owned candy store opened in 1973 and continues its “sweet mountain tradition” at 2880 Parkway in Pigeon Forge.
- Country Candy Kitchen
Nothing beats fudge straight from the copper kettle! To take home your favorite flavor of this delicious homemade treat, visit the Country Candy Kitchen, where you can order up to 6 pounds of fudge—big enough for a large family or group! While you’re there, be sure to also check out their taffy, hand-dipped chocolate candies, and sugar-free dessert options. This one-of-a-kind candy shop is located at 3341 Parkway in Pigeon Forge.
- Three Bears General Store
Calling all gluten-free candy connoisseurs—Three Bears General Store has the perfect option for you! Their all-natural, gluten-free fudge is made fresh in their kitchen daily. You’re sure to be impressed with these fudge experts, who’ve been cooking their homemade recipes for 25 years! Enjoy these yummy treats and more at 2861 Parkway in Pigeon Forge.
Besides these well-loved candy stores, Pigeon Forge is also home to some well-known sweet shop favorites. Be sure to check out Marble Slab, Baskin Robbins, Krispy Kreme, a Mayfield Dairy Bar, and more during your stay! We know you won’t regret it!