What’s Hot in Pigeon Forge RIGHT NOW!


Whether you’re on a family vacation, a trip with friends, or a getaway with your partner, get pumped for fun things to do in Pigeon Forge this weekend! Certain attractions, restaurants, and cabin rentals are gaining popularity at the moment, and we have the insider’s scoop just for you. There’s something for everyone to enjoy in this Great Smoky Mountain town. Join us as we explore and share trending things to do in Pigeon Forge right now! 

Things to Do in Pigeon Forge

PF Rod Runs
What’s fast, loud, and way cool? Pigeon Forge Rod Runs! Hot rod car shows are huge around here. People travel from all around to bargain for rare parts, win char show contests, check out sweet rides, and cruise the Smokies. If you can’t make it to the Grand National F-100 Reunion this weekend, plan your next Pigeon Forge vacation around an upcoming car show.

  • Grand National F-100 Reunion | May 13-15
  • Chevy Classic Roundup | May 21-23
  • Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge | Jun 3-6
  • Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion | Aug 26-28
  • Shades of the Past | Sep 10-11
  • Fall Pigeon Forge Rod Run | Sep 16-18

Build-A-Bear Pigeon Forge
Nestled on The Island, Build-A-Bear Workshop in Pigeon Forge is for anyone who wants to create a special gift filled with lots of love. You can create one-of-a-kind stuffed animals with loads of personalization options. If you have kids, it’s the perfect family-friendly attraction to add to your Smoky Mountain vacation. Parties are also welcome with a reservation.

Old Time Photos Pigeon Forge
Looking for something a little extra in Pigeon Forge? Old-time photos are the latest fad. Dress up in a head-to-toe costume, play a role, and snap memorable photos with family and friends. All ages are welcome to step back in time for a while to the old West, the 1920s, or another inspiring era. Many old-time photoshops in Pigeon Forge will even work with your pets. 

  • Old Time Photos Pigeon Forge
  • Wild Gals Old Time Photo
  • Four Sisters Old Time Photo
  • Old Time Photo at The Island
  • Old Time Photo #5

Alcatraz East Crime Museum
Interested in the justice system, criminal profiles, crime scene investigation, and detective work? Alcatraz East Crime Museum in Pigeon Forge is where you’ll want to head this weekend. This unique museum features 5 galleries filled with genuine artifacts and 100+ interactives spread across 2 stories. While perusing the crime museum, keep an eye out for O.J. Simpson’s Bronco!

Other Popular Attractions

  • Dollywood 
  • Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show & Adventure Park
  • TopJump Trampoline & Extreme Arena
  • Crave Golf Club
  • Parrot Mountain & Garden of Eden
  • Hollywood Wax Museum
  • Titanic Museum Attraction
  • The Comedy Barn Theater
  • Rocky Top Mountain Coaster
  • Pigeon Forge Snow
  • The Track Pigeon Forge
  • WonderWorks
  • Outdoor Gravity Park
  • Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster

Best Places to Eat in Pigeon Forge

Brick and Spoon Pigeon Forge
Breakfast, brunch, and lunch are made Southern-style at Brick and Spoon in Pigeon Forge, TN. Try the Caribbean scrambler, stuffed French toast sliders, cafe beignets, breakfast tacos, and veggie burgers. If you’re in the mood to spice up your morning or midday meal, add on a specialty cocktail or customizable bloody mary. Some days you can even find live entertainment that adds more flavor to your dining experience.

Little Tokyo
Hankering for a taste of Japanese cuisine? Little Tokyo delivers in quality Japanese-style dishes. Talented Hibachi chefs cook and serve up tasty meals right at your table, and you can order plenty of fresh sushi and sashimi from the sushi bar. And if you’re up for a drink, hot, cold, and sparkling sake is on the menu!

Bennett’s Pit BBQ
Award-winning flavors await at Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que in Pigeon Forge. This country-style bbq joint boasts mouthwatering meats cooked over hickory flames and smoked for 14 hours! Their homemade sauce adds the finishing touch, along with sides that include deep fried corn, fries, spicy mac & cheese, potato salad, and bbq beans.

Alamo Pigeon Forge
On a romantic night out with your partner in Pigeon Forge, Alamo Steakhouse is the place to go for a nice meal. Famed for their delectable steak dinners, Alamo Steakhouse grills their tender beef cuts over an oak fire to seal in the best flavor. Combined with yummy appetizers, like bacon-wrapped shrimp and hot crab dip, plus savory sides, like rice pilaf and mashed potatoes, it’s a great option for date night!

Blue Moose Pigeon Forge
The only family-friendly sports grill in Pigeon Forge, Blue Moose Burgers & Wings serves up the best in smothered nachos, hot wings, fried appetizers, burgers, and moosewiches! Grab a beer with your meal and check out the big game on the 20 TVs mounted around the restaurant. And if your sweet tooth is calling, answer with their blue velvet dream cake.

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Where to Stay in Pigeon Forge
Doing all the things and trying new foods downtown, can be exhausting…in the best sense. When you’re tired and need to recharge for the next round, there’s nothing better than returning to your private vacation lodge in Pigeon Forge, TN. At Pigeon Forge TN Cabins, we offer 1-16 bedroom rentals that feature ace amenities — like indoor swimming pools, hot tubs, big-screen TVs, game tables, home theaters, and firepits!

Pet-Friendly in Pigeon Forge
Bringing your dogs along for a vacation to hike, play, and explore in the Smokies? Perfect. Pigeon Forge TN Cabins boasts pet-friendly cabins in Pigeon Forge and neighboring Gatlinburg, so your doggies can relax, take in all the scents, and be with their favorite people on vacation. 
In Pigeon Forge already and need an affordable place to stay? Planning a last-minute or future vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains? Pigeon Forge TN Cabins is here to help! Book online or reach out to a vacation specialist at 1.866.513.7885 RIGHT NOW.