Spring 2019 Events in Pigeon Forge


Springtime is bursting with events in Pigeon Forge, from classes and competitions to festivals and fairs. Read on to see what’s happening during your already-booked springtime stay, or plan your spring trip around one of these awesome events!

26th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest | March 4 – 7
Come see the impressive work of master quilters at the 26th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest held in Pigeon Forge, TN! Browse the aisles, check out vendor booths, win prizes, and even take some classes!

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations | March 14 – April 20
Take a trip around the world…figuratively…at Dollywood’s Festival of Nations! Celebrate cultures with music, food, and dance from around the world – all in the heart of Dollywood.

Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition | April 4 – 5
Get ready to circle your wagons for the Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition in Pigeon Forge! It takes you back to the days of the frontier, where cowboys would be cooking by wagon – with no modern conveniences.

22nd Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament | April 4 – 5 (tentative)
Cash, trophies, gift certificates, and prizes are up for grabs at the 22nd Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament in Gatlinburg! Cast your line in the Smokies for your chance to win – or just have fun!

Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show | April 8 – 11
Looking for the perfect Easter table centerpiece, a great basket, or some souvenirs from your trip to the Smokies? Find it all at the Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show, a gathering of some of the most talented artists in the area.

Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run | April 16 – 18
The hot rods roll in for the Spring Rod Run in Pigeon Forge, which features 100s of classic cars and hot rods. Meet with enthusiasts from across the country, showcase your own car, or just check out the beauties all around!

Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage | April 21 – 25
One of the best times to see the beauty of the Smokies, the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is a decades-old event offering guided hikes, nature walks, classes and seminars, and more! Learn about photography, history, journaling, and the flora and fauna of the area.

13th Annual Mountain Man Memorial March | April 24 – 25
Honor fallen service members at this 13th annual event, started in 2007 to honor a fallen classmate. ROTC units, active duty military, veterans, and others will gather to honor our heroes.

Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend | May 1 – 2
The Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend gives you a taste of the mountains, with locally made wines paired with some great local food. Enjoy samples along the Gatlinburg Wine Tour (limited) and during the Gatlinburg Smoky Mountains Wine Fest (open to all).

Hands-On Gatlinburg | May 1 – 3
The Smokies is all about art. Get in on the action during Hands-On Gatlinburg – the perfect time to try arts and crafts for yourself! Try some of the 40+ classes, from knitting, weaving, and molding to crocheting, carving, and more!

Dollywood Flower & Food Festival | May 8 – June 14
NEW for 2020 – Dollywood’s Flower & Food festival will feature flower and plant displays, interactive pieces, and seasonal springtime foods of the Smokies.

MayFest at Ober Gatlinburg | May 15 – 25
Mayfest at Ober Gatlinburg is another borrowed tradition (from the long-standing German celebration) that brings people together in the Smokies! Enjoy the Maypole dance, demonstrations from local crafters, kids’ activities, and a Biergarten.