The community calendar in Pigeon Forge (and neighboring Gatlinburg and Sevierville) is packed year-round. No matter what you’re into – art, photography, barbecue, music, wildflowers, flora and fauna, holiday lights – there’s an event for you in the Great Smoky Mountains. Planning a trip to Pigeon Forge and want some ideas on what to do? Read on to see what events are coming up for 2019 in Pigeon Forge!
Irish Month at the Titanic Museum Attraction
March 1 – 31
Did you know the R.M.S. Titanic as built in Ireland? Celebrate its Irish heritage at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge with singing, dancing, Irish music, Gaelic folklore, and more!
Chuck Wagon Cookoff Competition
March 2 – 3
Warm up in the Smokies at the Chuck Wagon Cookoff, where food and fun come together. Featuring a frontier theme, the competition will bring 7 teams with their wagons to Clabough’s Campground (405 Wears Valley Rd) for bread, beans, meat, potatoes, and more. The event also includes Cowboy Church (March 3 | 10:30 am), a Chuck Wagon Breakfast (March 3 | 8:30-10 am), a Chuck Wagon Luncheon (March 2 | 12 pm), FREE entertainment (March 2 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm), and Western Buckaroo Roundup activities (March 2 | 9 am – 3 pm).
Winter Carnival of Magic
March 7 – 9
Magic in your veins? Head to the Country Tonite Theatre for a 3-day magic convention featuring lectures, a dealer’s room, a close-up competition, stage competition, and shows. The 2019 lineup includes Nick Lewin, Lucio Martinez, Losander, Michael Finney, Stuart MacDonald, Jay Mattioli, Jason Hudy, Ice McDonald, Glenn Strange, Erik Tait, Dan Harlan, Barry Mitchell, Mike Hummer, Danny Devaney, and Joe Showers.
March 15 – 16
Watch as Corvettes descend on the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge for a weekend of some amazing cars. Corvettes of Clarksville and MAD Vettes will have members showcasing their beauties at the 2019 event.
Dollywood’s Festival of Nations
March 16 – April 14
Travel around the world – at Dollywood – during the annual Festival of Nations! This exciting event features food, music, dancing, and culture from many countries around the world, including Siberia, the Caribbean, and beyond! 2019’s lineup already includes the ‘Flamenco Kings, Ladysmith Black Mambazo (Mbube), National Dance Company of Siberia, Invaders Steel Orchestra (Caribbean), JigJam (Irish bluegrass), Atahualpa (Andes mountains), and Zebra Stelzentheater (German stilt dancers)!
A Mountain Quiltfest
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
March 19 – 23
Registration is OPEN for the 25th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest, so get ready to quilt and explore! The 5-day event will feature some amazing work, classes for several skill levels and techniques, vendor booths, and more!
Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
April 6 – 7
Cast your line in the cool waters of the Smokies for the 20th Annual Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament! Across 20+ miles of streams, anglers will find more than 5,000 trout stocked and ready for fishing! Along with it being a fun way to get out in the streams, there will be $10,000 in cash prizes!
Spring Rod Run
LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
April 11 – 13
Great for car enthusiasts and anyone appreciating beauty, the Spring Rod Run brings in some incredible hot rods and classic cars. It’ll feature a $10,000 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards, and King of the Hill awards.
Where to Stay in the Smokies
We have a huge variety of Pigeon Forge, TN Cabins not far from the action – a short drive to the awesome annual events and many attractions, restaurants, and shops in the area. Planning a romantic weekend or a weekend of hiking and relaxation to yourself? Check out our 1-2-bedroom cabins! Want a great family getaway with games and convenient amenities? Our 3-6-bedroom cabins are the perfect fit. Need a spacious lodge for a retreat, reunion, or large group? We have you covered there too!