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Photo courtesy of the NPS.The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting the Women’s Work Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum on Saturday, June 21, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Southern Appalachian women are honored at this festival for their vast contributions to the area and its history of keeping families going through the past two centuries.

Demonstrations will include soap making, traditional mountain music, sewing, hearth cooking, corn shuck crafts and spinning. Some of the activities are hands on so you can get the true experience of how life was back in those days.

Photographs and historic artifacts will be on display to give a visual to visitors on the various roles women played.

All activities are free and open to the public.  For more information, call the visitor center at 828-497-1904.
Posted: 5/28/2015 6:27:52 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments


The Greystone Lodge on the River is in for a treat this weekend with more than 150 car enthusiasts headed to Gatlinburg. 

The Alabama-Tennessee Viper Club Car Rally will be in town Thursday through Sunday.  Vipers, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and other exotic cars will be present for your admiration and inspection.

A group run on the Dragon and a Great Smoky Mountain motor tour will be among the event-filled weekend

Festivities begin Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. with a parade going through downtown Gatlinburg.

Posted: 5/28/2015 3:18:11 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments


No matter your size, age or gender—we all eat!  Do you like Mexican, Italian or good ole’ American home cooking? 

Regardless of what you are craving, Pigeon Forge has some great restaurants that are affordable but showcase the diversity of the Smokies!


Here is a list of the top budget-friendly restaurants in Pigeon Forge:

  • Smokies Cuban Café
  • Mel’s Diner
  • Blue Moose Burgers and Wings
  • Fusion Cafe
  • Log Cabin Pancake House
  • Poynor’s Pommes Frites
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • Red Rooster Pancake House
  • Huck Finn’s Catfish & Chicken
  • Mam’s Farmhouse
No matter where you choose to eat, you will find that the Great Smoky Mountains has some great eats at an even better price!  If you haven’t caught up on our budget-friendly Smokies series, check out Part 1: Planning Vacation on Budget with Kids and Part 2: Planning a Vacation on Budget with a Large Group.

Posted: 5/27/2015 7:23:03 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments


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Laughing until we had tears. I’ve never seen anything like the look on my kids’ faces when we drove down the Parkway past Pigeon Forge attractions. Our hotel was so vibrant and the staff was upbeat and helpful. Pigeon Forge is the brightest spot in the Smoky Mountains. The high energy (and clean language) shows we saw in theaters had everyone in my family clapping their hands…even “sour” Uncle George.

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