Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is known for its outlet shopping, family-friendly attractions, and wide variety of restaurants. It has made a name for itself with Dollywood and dinner shows, local wineries, and gorgeous Smoky Mountain scenery. That’s what has made it such a popular destination for honeymoons, anniversaries, family vacations, reunions, church retreats, and getaways with friends. There is truly something for everyone to enjoy, from food to shopping to entertainment.
But Pigeon Forge is also known for its busy community calendar of events. No matter what time of year you visit, there is always something going on. There are tons of events throughout the year that cater to many different interests. Pigeon Forge plays host to fishing tournaments, food and music festivals, car shows, parades, and arts and crafts shows. Many of the area attractions also put on special events during the year. The Titanic Museum Attraction has Sweetheart Month, Irish Month, the Princess Tea Party, and Author’s Week, just to name a few. Dollywood celebrates different cultures during the Festival of Nations and welcomes Dolly back home with Dolly’s Homecoming Parade. Rod runs (classic car shows) are popular in Pigeon Forge, and each holiday features events and activities for families. You can get your photos taken with Santa and the Easter Bunny, celebrate Irish heritage for St. Patrick’s Day, go trick or treating for Halloween, or have a delicious holiday meal for Thanksgiving.
Wilderness Wildlife Week is one of these popular annual events in Pigeon Forge. It’s a week-long celebration of the great outdoors and the flora and fauna that are found in the Great Smoky Mountains. Guided hikes are held in the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Gatlinburg, but seminars, classes, lectures, keynote programs, exhibits, and most hands-on activities and workshops are held in Pigeon Forge. Those attending can learn about green practices, Appalachian history, local art, wildlife found in the Great Smoky Mountains, plants and flowering trees of the area, and much more. Part of that celebration is Appalachia Fest. Appalachia Fest is the celebration of traditional mountain music, and it’s both educational and entertaining. During this musical portion of the event, kids and adults can listen to great traditional mountain music and learn about the musicians and instruments that create the unique sounds. Musical hosts will bring the Appalachian music to life on stage, amazing audiences with their incredible skills. Previous Appalachia Fests have included guest appearances by the Great Smoky Mountain Inhabitants, Tony Thomas & Friends, Lost Mill String Band, the Appalachian Cloggers, the Carolina Bluegrass Boys, David Holt & the Lightning Bolts, Steep Canyon Rangers, Dr. Ralph Stanley, and more. Each year brings new and exciting musicians and performers, so you’re sure to enjoy a unique show! You’re likely to hear folk and bluegrass music played on Appalachian dulcimers, banjos, fiddles, and guitars. You’ll find yourself tapping your toes to the soulful sounds of the mountains!
If you enjoy Wilderness Wildlife Week and Appalachia Fest, you’ll also love Springfest in Pigeon Forge. It’s a celebration of springtime in the Smokies, and it features tons of family-friendly events during spring. Downtown Pigeon Forge is decorated with flowers, and there are plenty of activities for everyone to enjoy, from the Spring Rod Run to Stringtime in the Smokies.
For more information about Appalachia Fest during Wilderness Wildlife Week, visit the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge at 2986 Teaster Lane, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 1.800.251.9100 or 865.453.8574.
As you plan your next Smoky Mountain vacation, check out our many Pigeon Forge cabins. We have a wide variety of options to meet your needs, from varying amenities to a wide range of sizes. Planning a romantic weekend? Browse our 1-2 bedroom cabins that are cozy and romantic. Heading to the Great Smoky Mountains with your whole family? Our 3-6 bedroom cabins may be just the right fit. Need a big space for a reunion, retreat, or large group gathering? We have large-group cabins that offer tons of space and lots of amenities. We even offer budget-friendly, pet-friendly, and luxury cabins for any other needs you may have.
As you browse our cabin selection, you’ll find many amenities – hot tubs, big screen TVs, game rooms, home theaters, private indoor pools, stunning master suites, expansive decks, fully-equipped kitchens, wood-burning fireplaces, and more. Many cabins are also located in resort communities, so they offer access to community pools, tennis courts, or miniature golf courses. We have everything you could want in a fantastic and memorable Smoky Mountain vacation! Many of our cabins are also located just minutes from downtown Pigeon Forge, providing a short drive to the events of Appalachia Fest and Wilderness Wildlife Week.
Get away to this fun and scenic city, stay in a gorgeous mountain cabin, and enjoy the music of the mountains during Appalachia Fest of Wilderness Wildlife Week. You’ll learn more about the area, enjoy some great entertainment, and leave with many wonderful memories.