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May Events

Annual Dolly Parade - The Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade 2014 kicks off Pigeon Forge Springfest with Sevier County's favorite daughter, Dolly Parton as its grand marshal leading the celebration May 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm.

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Yellow Mustang Car Show - located at The Inn at Christmas Place

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Spring Festival and Old Timers Day - Visit nearby Townsend, TN for a springtime celebration of bluegrass music (concerts and jam sessions), clogging, arts and crafts, BBQ, Appalachian skills demonstrations, storytelling, wildflower walks, and the beauty of the Smokies in the springtime.

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Circle Yer Wagens - Volkswagen Show and Swap Meet at Sevier County Fairgrounds. For more information, call (865) 453-0770.

Titanic Princess Tea Party - Tea Time aboard the Titanic was a major event in 1912 and it will be for your young lady attending a special tea/mini-manner party at the Titanic Attraction Museum in Pigeon Forge, TN. Experience a time-honored ritual in gracious living.  Mini-manner lessons will be taught by Titanic's First Class Maid Jamie.  Each Princess will also learn etiquette, proper table settings and service skills while enjoying finger sandwiches and cookies...followed by a tour of the Titanic. Cost = $26 per person,which includes tax, tea party & admission to the museum.  Seating is limited. Call 1-800 381-7670 for reservations.

Gatlinburg's Beans and Cornbread Blast- Gatlinburg celebrates it's Appalachian culinary past with the new Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Blast! presented by Bush Brothers Beans. New for 2014! Downtown Gatlinburg will be transformed into a festive, fun-filled scene with games, foot-stompin' mountain music and, of course, lots of Beans and Cornbread. Vendors will compete against each other with their special recipes and you get to help decide the winner!
Bush Brothers Beans will be featured throughout the event. A small fee will allow participants to sample all the different recipes while supplies last. It will be a "Rootin, Tootin, Good Time!"

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Blount British Car Club 27th Anniversary - This year's Gathering, our 27th, will be held in Townsend, Tennessee, on the grounds of the Talley Ho Inn. Blount British Cars, Ltd. hosts a British Car Gathering each spring. This year, however, we are partnering with the Knoxville English Auto Society and have opened the show to all makes of European classic cars as well as the traditional British cars we've featured before. Proceeds from the Gatherings are donated to various deserving local charities, selected by a special comittee. For more information, e-mail clubinfo@blountbritishcars.org

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Anime Southeast Convention - Located at the Sevierville Events Center. Guests include Samurai Dan, Vic Mignogna, Lisle Wilkerson and Lisa Ortiz, plus Cosplay, an Otaku Flea Market and more. Passes range from $15 for one day to $45 for three days.

Mountain Momma's Half Marathon & 5K - 6:00 am race set up and 8:00 am Half Marathon start. 5K starts at 8:05 am. Wilderness at the Smokies, 1424 Old Knoxville Highway in Sevierville, TN. Call (865) 300-6722 for more information.

Shrine FunFest Parade - On the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, TN – Route to be announced. 9:00 am start time.

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Gatlinburg Farmers Market- Offering local choices for healthy mountain living, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is open each Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot at 705 East Parkway starting May through October.

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Smoky Mountain Antique Toy and Pedal Car Show -  9:00 am to 5:00 pm daily at Country Cascades Hotel between red lights 3 & 4 (behind TGIFridays. 204 Sharon Dr.) Contact Dennis Sapp (828) 231-7442. Hundreds of antique toys and Vintage Pedal cars on display and for sale. Something for everyone. FREE Admission & FREE Parking.

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Ford F-100 Supernationals - Located in the city municipal parking lot on Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge, TN. For more information, call (865) 465-9644 or visit www.f100supernationals.com.

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Studebaker Car Gathering - Marvel at the classic styling of Studebakers at the Talley Ho Inn located in Townsend, TN.

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Gatlinburg Scottish Festival & Games - 29th Annual Scottish clans meeting at Maryville College in Maryville, TN featuring Highland athletics, bagpipe competitions, Highland dancing, border collie demonstrations, haggis hurling, entertainment, whiskey tasting, food & merchandise vendors. Call (865) 273-1212 for more information.

The Sevierville Sprint Triathlon and Splash & Dash - This event is part of the Bloomin' Barbeque and Bluegrass weekend during Springfest. Participants are surrounded by FREE concerts and barbeque. Pre-registration is required. For details and information, call 1-888-728-7879.

Cosby in the Park - Celebrate Southern Appalachian culture in Cosby, TN with music, hikes, and demonstrations of blacksmithing, quilting, corn shuck dolls and crafts, old time toys, natural foods and medicinal plants, and other folk arts. Plus much more! Please refer to this date on the Schedule of Events for additional information.

Mountain Soul Vocal Competition Finals - Enjoy this and many other events in downtown Sevierville during the Bloomin' Bar-B-Q and Bluegrass Festival, which honors Sevierville's own hometown girl, Dolly Parton. Finalists will sing one of 3000 songs written by Dolly using their own style rock, rap, country, pop, etc. Come and hear the up-and-coming artists of tomorrow.  For more information visit www.BloominBBQ.com or call toll free 1-888-889-7415.

Painting with a Twist® - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Eagle Springs Winery in Kodak, TN. Enjoy wine and step-by-step painting instruction with an experienced and enthusiastic local artist. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a new found talent you’ll want to explore. For more information, call 1-888-745-8119.

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Family Fest in the Smokies- Gatlinburg Convention Center. Escape to the breathtaking Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for a three-day musical celebration known as Family Fest. This Memorial Day weekend celebration features evening concerts and morning worship services, Friday evening through Sunday, and features an incredible line-up of gospel music’s finest artists and speakers.

Wine on the Lawn - 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm at Hilllside Winery in Sevierville, TN. Call toll free 1-877-908-9460 for more information.

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Foothills Antique Tractor and Engine Show - located at the Townsend Visitor Center in Townsend, TN.

Roots & Boots Tour: Aaron Tippin, Joe Diffie and Sammy Kershaw - 8:00 pm at Country Tonite Theatre.
These three great artists will be performing on stage together, acoustic versions of more than 40 Top Ten Hits. A few of Aaron's hits include "There Ain't Nothin' Wrong with the Radio", "You've Got to Stand for Something", "Kiss This", and "Where the Stars and Stripes and the Eagle Fly". Joe's hits include "Home", "If the Devil Danced (In Empty Pockets)", "Third Rock from the Sun", and "Pickup Man". Sammy has quite a list of hits as well, including “Cadillac Style”, “She Don’t Know She’s Beautiful”, “National Working Woman’s Holiday”, and “Third Rate Romance”. Call 1-800-792-4308 for more information.

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10th annual Mountain Hounds Weekend - Over 250 rescued Greyhounds and their owners visit Gatlinburg from as many as 18 states. The public is welcome. Mountain Hounds attendees love sharing the joys of adopting retired racing Greyhounds with everyone they meet. This year’s gathering is scheduled May 29 through June 2 at Sidney James Mountain Lodge. Most activities take place in Mynatt Park located off Historic Nature Trail at Traffic Light 8 in Gatlinburg, TN.

Outdoor Adventures Charity Doggie Rafting - Location is our Pigeon River outpost in Hartford TN. Our outpost is within an hour from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Asheville, and only 2 and half hours from Charlotte. Humans and their favorite, well mannered canines are invited to join us for this grand event. This is the only day in the year dogs are allowed on our trips, so you don’t want to miss it! Outdoor Adventures, 3635 Trail Hollow Road, Hartford, Tennessee 37753. Call 1-866-333-7238 for more information.

Rocky Top Dance Challenge - Located at Sevierville Convention Center. Registration deadline is May 15th. Doors open at 7:30 am for dancers to compete in categories such as American Smooth, International Standard, Country Dance, American Rhythm, and International Latin. Call (865)539-2255 for more information.

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