Saturday, September 08, 2012

Fall "Rod Run" Pigeon Forge TN - September 14-15, 2012

Grand Fall "Rod Run" coming up in Pigeon Forge TN -  Friday September 14 and Saturday September 15th, 2012.   Even though these are the dates for the Rod Run, there will be awesome cars and trucks all week long.  Lots of folks stay around from the weekend prior "Shades of the Past" show.. So get ready for smokin' tires and loud mufflers and MORE TRAFFIC than you can shake a stick at !!!

The actual "show" is held at the Grand Resort Hotel and Convention Center, however the hot rods are everywhere you look!!!  You can see the Rods from Thursday 9/13/12 till Sunday 9/16/12.

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Friday, September 07, 2012

Shades of the Past - Pigeon Forge TN - 9/7-8,2012

It's hard to believe that it's time again for the "Shades of the Past" Car Show in Pigeon Forge. It is Friday, September 7 and Saturday September 8, 2012.  Get ready to hear the engines roar and the tires squeal !!!  It's a blast..... unless you would rather not be stuck in traffic for hours !!

Try to enjoy the beautiful mountain views as well as the fantastic classic cars and trucks...

September 7 - 8, 2012  - The 30th - Shades of The Past is being held at Dollywood’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, TN.
This year's event features a collection of the most amazing rods, customs and classics made through 1972, all in one place.

Spectators can enjoy the sights as participants or enter for major prizes, including a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster along with thousands of dollars in cash prizes, too. Add to that a variety of vendor booths, and it's one of East Tennessee's best events at Shades of the Past at Dollywood's Splash Country Sept. 7-8, 2012.

Gates open at 8 a.m. both days, and selected attractions at Dollywood’s Splash Country will be open for participants to enjoy which is included in your Shades of the Past admission ticket. For details and ticket information, please visit

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Photos by C. Gilliam

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Wilderness Wildlife Week - Pigeon Forge - Jan 7-14,2012

Wilderness Wildlife Week

Wilderness Wildlife Week is the best way to get in touch with nature. This free event is offered every year in Pigeon Forge year and it features eight days of wilderness fun!  Jan 7-14, 2012 Music Road Hotel & Convention Center.

Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, TN opens up with a keynote address from Peggy Callahan, the executive director of the Wildlife Science Center. During the week you’ll learn from some of the area’s experts as well as participate in hands-on workshops, seminars, and lectures.

Get back to nature on more than 50 guided walks and hikes throughout the Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. These excursions are designed for all levels of experience. If you’re a music lover, you’ll enjoy some Smoky Mountain music performed during Appalachia Fest.

Every year, nature lovers flock to Wilderness Wildlife Week in Pigeon Forge, TN for a week of fun, learning, and nature! The International Festivals & Events Association has recognized the event for its environmental and educational efforts.

New for 2012:

Photography Contest

Thanks in part to our wonderful friends at the Nantahala Outdoor Center,the Wilderness Wildlife Week Photography Contest has expanded. For the first time ever, the contest will feature seven divisions:





•Youth & Young Adults (ages 17 and under)

•Great Smoky Mountain Landmarks

•Nature’s Wonders in Black & White

Also new to the contest is the implementation of the Judges’ Choice Award.

Cades Cove Heritage Track

Listen and enjoy as Cades Cove experts bring the history of the people and area to life.

Echoes of the Smokies!

Be prepared to relive the history of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with Wilma Durpo.

Smoky Mountain Heritage Track

Reminisce and experience life throughout the history of Pigeon Forge, Sevier County and the Great Smoky Mountains.