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2015 Pigeon Forge Events Calendar

Find Pigeon Forge events including Winterfest, Springfest, the Dolly Parade and more - Entertainment at its finest! There's a lot to take in on your next visit. A great way to start planning your vacation is to check our calendar of events for things to do and when to see them.

Visitors love the Pigeon Forge car shows, concerts, festivals and parades.  You will be amazed at everything that is going on!

Never miss an event on your next visit to Pigeon Forge!

October Events

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Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival This fall celebration of harvest season features fall fun festivities, special events and autumn-themed displays. For more information call 1 (800) 568-4748.

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Oktoberfest This Ober Gatlinburg festival features Bavarian-style food, bier garten, music and live entertainment through early November, with daily shows and multiple shows each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Call (865) 436-5423 for more information

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Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair Visitors to Pigeon Forge have the opportunity to see and purchase handmade items from some of the area’s most talented artists and crafters. Stop by the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair in Patriot Park, Sept. 26-Oct. 24. Admission is free, however, a freewill donation will be distributed to local and area charities. Old Mill Ave.. A great place to start your holiday shopping! 

1 - Nov. 15
Fall Color in the Smokies – A common misconception is that peak fall leaf color season in Great Smoky Mountains National Park happens in mid-October. Spectacularly bright colors actually light up the Smoky Mountain zone for seven+ weeks. Colors begin to intensify at peak elevations then make their way down to Pigeon Forge in the foothills at the base of the mountains.

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Robert G. Tino Smoky Mountain Homecoming Sevierville. Heritage and local crafts, bluegrass music, food, kid's art classes and pick and paint pumpkin patch.

3rd Annual Night at the Titanic Girls Sleepover - Did you know it is possible to have a sleepover at Titanic Museum Attraction? This is a great opportunity to explore the museum at night. The crew shares the Titanic passenger stories, and you get to find out if there are ghosts in the museum.

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Circle Yer Wagens 42, VW Show Sevier County Fairgrounds For more information call (865) 654-8009 or visit

Ray Stevens - Enjoy two great shows with Ray Stevens, whose humor is keenly observant and rich in nuance. His style is unpretentious, and he has charmed audiences for past fifty years. Join in with familiar favorites such as "The Mississippi Squirrel Revival", and the Grammy award winning "Misty." Two shows: 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.

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Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair – Art lovers and folks who appreciate fine crafts and music lovers can find discover 200 booths featuring the works of some of the nation's finest artists and craftspeople. Artisans are on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique pieces for sale. Enjoy live country & bluegrass entertainment as you stroll through the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Third Annual Halloween Costume Swap Sevierville Community Center 10am-1pm. Donate your gently used halloween costumes between now and 10/8 at any drop off location- Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville Community Centers- and receive a voucher for a free costume. Open to the General Public at 11:30 and costumes can be purchased for $5.  

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Pastor Appreciation Days at Titanic Museum Attraction We want to show our appreciation for all of the Pastors and their dedication in leading our churches every week.  For more information call 1-800-381-7670 or visit

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Wears Valley Fall Fest October 16-18 Enjoy the brilliant colors of fall in Wears Valley with crafters, entertainers, and activities. A full three days of FREE family fun, fall festivities, and delicious southern food! Follow on Facebook Here

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2015 Fall Corvette Show Sevierville Convention Center

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Don Williams - Two nights: October 16th and 17th, 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge, TN. With a warm hickory baritone that balances strength with a gentle concern, he draws his listener into the intimate world of an old friend.  Call 865-453-2003 for tickets and information.

Stomp Out Breast Cancer - This year will be the Rocky Top Wine Trail's 7th annual Stomp Out Breast Cancer! We will walk to 3 of the Rocky Top Wineries (Hillside Winery, Apple Barn Winery, and Mountain Valley Winery)  Enjoy fun activities at each location like grape stomping! 

Fall Fest Vintage Baseball Come out and play with a real vintage baseball team!

Ghostbusters & Casper the Friendly Ghost Double Showing presented by Sevierville Commons Association at Bruce St Gazebo Downtown Sevierville. Saturday October 17th Casper viewing starts at 7pm, Ghostbusters 9pm. Costume contest and activities for children and adults start at 6pm.

WonderWorks Community Day at WonderWorks 100 Music Road. This fun family event is held in efforts to raise support for the local Boys and Girls club with 100 interactive exhibits, a 50-foot tall space-themed ropes course, rock climbing walls, bubble soccer and so much more. A portion of all sales go to the Boys and Girls club for this day only!

Halloween Trick or Treat - The Pigeon Forge Community Center's annual Halloween event takes place every year on the Thursday before Halloween. This is a free and non-scary event that provides a safe alternative for families to go Trick or Treating. Vendors from the Pigeon Forge Community set up fun interactive displays and hand out candy.

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Volunteer Cat club Cat Show Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Three day Cat show event with openings to the public on Sat, Oct 31 and Sunday Nov. 1, 9am to 5 pm. Featuring over 150+ cats including Maine Coon, Ragdoll, Bengal, Toyger, Savannah. Saturday, bring the kids for safe trick or treating during the day!

3rd Annual Halloween Bash at The Island in Pigeon Forge 4:00pm - 11:00pm. Costume parade, costume contest, trick or treating, and more!

Trick or Treat Kickoff Carnival Local businesses offer contests, costumed characters, inflatables and candy on Halloween at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies Plaza. Proceeds benefit the United Way of Sevier County. 

Days of Our Lives Cast Book Signing A group of cast members from the soap opera "Day's of Our Lives" will attend a book signing in Pigeon Forge from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Titanic Museum for the book “Days of our Lives: 50 Years." 

November Events

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Veteran’s Appreciation Week at Titanic Museum Attraction In honor of our Veterans, admission is free for all veterans durning this week. for more information call 1-800-381-7670 or visit

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MLC Ladies Retreat – This dynamic women’s organization gathers twice per year… in March and November. Each event is held at the Music Road Hotel and Convention Center in the heart of Pigeon Forge.  For additional information please call (706) 581-2590. Advance registration is required.  

Gene Watson & Jeannie Seely - Gene is rightly referred to as “The Singer’s Singer.” Some of Gene’s classics are “Farewell Party” and “Fourteen Carat Mind.” Jeannie Seely's Grammy Award-winning song “Don’t Touch Me” and other hits are crowd favorites. 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.

Stars & Strides Red, White & Blue 5K vibe Glow Run hosted by Dick's Last Resort benefiting the local Smoky Mountain Service Dogs for Veterans of the Smoky Mountains. This 5K will start and finish at the Island, Saturday November 7th at 7:30pm, registration at 6:00pm. The race will be followed with a VIP after party at Dick’s Last Resort on the Island. Racers will get a free VIP ticket that includes food and drink. Tickets for the VIP party available to the public for $10. 

9 - Feb 29
Sevierville’s Winterfest Kick Off Music, Lights & Magic November 9th-February 29 Millions of twinkling holiday lights will be on display throughout the Great Smoky Mountains area. Take the family and enjoy great events, like Sevierville's Winterfest Kick Off, and great Winterfest attractions. 

26th Annual Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff at Patriot Park. Come celebrate the beginning of this years Winterfest 2015 and enjoy millions of lights, winter activities and fun for the whole family. 

10 - Feb. 29
Pigeon Forge Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights - See five million twinkling lights while you're aboard the Trolley Tour of Lights during Winterfest. Heated, enclosed and cozy, the trolley tour has a personal tour guide who will share stories about Pigeon Forge's history Winterfest displays. <link to our winterfest trolley tour info page>

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff - Offering mouth-watering recipes of homemade chili ranging from mild and delightful to wild and adventurous, the City of Gatlinburg hosts its 26th annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm on the streets of downtown Gatlinburg.

Veterans Day Celebration - Join Gatlinburg in saluting America's veterans of the Armed Forces, featuring stirring musical numbers and words of tribute on Ripley's Aquarium Plaza.

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Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights Enjoy a guided trolley tour of Gatlinburg Winter Magic lighting displays. Departure is from the Ripley’s Aquarium Trolley Station. Trolley leaves at 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30. Group reservations are available.

Light the Way 5K Dollywood hosts the 4th Annual Light the way 5K through 4 million christmas lights inside Dollywood. Both runners and walkers are welcome to help benefit two amazing charities- Share It Forward and Keep Sevier Beautiful. Register Here 

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Celebrate Christmas at Christmas Place The Christmas Season begins at Christmas Place. For more information call 1- 800-445-3396

Pigeon Forge Community Chorus Holiday Concert For more information call 1-800-251-9100

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Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show - Unique handcrafted Thanksgiving gifts made artisans who are members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community near Gatlinburg. Fine art and fine art craft items are offered for sale at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

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Gatlinburg’s Festival of Trees Gatlinburg Convention Center W.L. Mills Conference Center. Dozens of ornately decorated Christmas trees on display to create a winter wonderland. Festival of Trees benefits the Smoky Mountain Area Rescue Ministries.

Fireworks on Thanksgiving at the Titanic - The Titanic Museum Attraction hosts the LARGEST fireworks event of the year on the Pigeon Forge Parkway on Thanksgiving night! This annual event is to honor the lives and legacies of the ship’s passengers, crew and rescuers.

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Winter Magic Tunes & Tales Meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event!

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The Nutcracker “Sweet” Presented by the Smoky Mountain Dance Theater Company W.L. Mills Auditorium. Enjoy this Classic holiday performance presented in Gatlinburg. Performances at 7 p.m. on November 27 and 28th. Call (865) 680-7369 for ticket information.

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Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. November 30, 2015 - December 6, 2015

December Events

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Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights Visitors can soak up the spirit of the season from the comfort of a Gatlinburg Trolley by taking the relaxing Gatlinburg Winter Magic Trolley Ride of Lights. November 12th through January 31st.

1 - Feb. 29
Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights - See five million twinkling lights while you're aboard the Trolley Tour of Lights during Winterfest. Heated, enclosed and cozy, the trolley tour has a personal tour guide who will share stories about Pigeon Forge's history Winterfest displays. Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights begins and ends at Patriot Park, so returning to your vehicle isn't a hassle. Tickets can be purchased the day of the tour and reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. With many dates to choose from, be sure to make your plans now to experience Winterfest in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Please note that the Winterfest Trolley Tour of Lights will be running Monday-Friday only, three times a night in November and December at 6:30 pm, 7:45 pm and 9:00 pm. In January the tours are only on Mondays and Fridays and there must be a minimum of 15 passengers for a tour to depart. Price is $5.00 per person. Groups of 10 or more must prepay money order or cashiers check only before their pre-reserved tour.

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Yama Con - Yama Con is a convention that focuses on Anime and the Japanese culture, but also feature others activities that are related to all things having to do with video games, cards, board games, comics and more.  Registration fees range from $25-$75 and can be completed online at  Make plans now to celebrate everything nerdy, geeky and otaku at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center.

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Winter Magic Tunes & Tales Meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event! Dec. 4-5, 11-12, 18-19

Gatlinburg’s 40th Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade The award winning 40th Annual Christmas Fantasy of Lights Parade will step off at 7:30pm. The Gatlinburg Parade is recognized as one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast.

Ronnie Milsap Farewell Tour Ronnie Milsap ranks as the pre-eminent country soul singer of his generation. He also represents much more than any two-word definition can convey: a humble, overtly friendly fellow with a talent as vast and multi-dimensional as the American South. His track record speaks loud and clear: 40 No. 1 hits, seven Grammy Awards and eight Country Music Association Awards. Together, they underscore Milsap’s position as one of the best-loved and most enduring artists in country music history. Some of Ronnie’s classics include “I Wouldn’t Have Missed It For the World”, “It Was Almost Like A Song”, “Lost In The Fifties Tonight”, and “Smoky Mountain Rain”.

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Christmas in the Smokies Bluegrass Festival At the Smoky Mountain Convention Center
Toll Free: 1-800-223-6707

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Winter Magic Tunes & Tales Meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event!  11-12, 18-19

Festival of Christmas Past - Join us to celebrate Christmas in the mountains with old-time music, harp singing, storytelling and reminiscing, craft demonstrations such as weaving, spinning, quilting, basket making, historic toys and games, and children's activities.

Santa Hustle Half Marathon & 5K Get in the holiday spirit, and make your way to the Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & Half Marathon! Register Here! 

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Winter Magic Tunes & Tales Meet characters and storytellers and enjoy caroling along the Parkway Friday and Saturday evenings during this annual event!  

Holiday Homecoming - Enjoy an old-fashioned Christmas celebration in the Smokies with traditional music at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center

New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2016 in unique style with its 28th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Thursday night, December 31

New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge is a time you simply can’t miss. There is so much to see, do and experience for children of all ages. Music Theaters are open with amazing shows ringing in the New Year and you are sure to see fireworks throughout the town along with a millions or twinkling lights. Attractions are open and memories will be made in Pigeon Forge this New Year’s Eve.

February 2016 Events

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16th Annual Saddle Up! - Cowboy enthusiasts from across the nation gather in Pigeon Forge each February for this fun Western-themed weekend.

March 2015 Events

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A Mountain Quiltfest - The annual convention entitled “A Mountain Quiltfest” preserves the timeless art of quilting. No matter what your quilt making level is, there is something for everyone with more than 60 quilting classes. There's a quilt show with a variety of quilts from all over the country will be on display for viewing.

May 2016 Events

Annual Dolly Parade - The Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade 2015 kicks off Pigeon Forge Springfest with Sevier County's favorite daughter, Dolly Parton as its grand marshal leading the celebration May 1, 2015 at 6:00 pm.

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25th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week™  - Based at the new LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, this week-long event features a series of free, family-friendly activities designed to educate budding and experienced outdoorspeople and instill a love of nature in all those who attend.


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