Best Of Pigeon Forge 2021

Nominate The Best Of Pigeon Forge 2021

Nomination Period: May 10 - May 21

It's time to nominate your favorite businesses for the Best Of Pigeon Forge 2021! Fill out your choices in the form below to nominate businesses in each category. When the voting period begins on June 1, you will be able to vote for your nominees. After filling our your nominations you must enter your email (to filter out bots and spam) at the end of the form to submit your choices. You can also take a look at the results from last year by clicking here.

Lodging

Any cabin rental company or privately owned cabin rental located within Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and the general Smoky Mountain area. This category excludes Dollywood cabins.

Any hotel located within Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and the general Smoky Mountain area. A hotel is defined as a place that provides lodging and sleeping accommodations to its patrons.

Any condominium complex located within Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and the general Smoky Mountain area. Single units within condo complexes are not accepted.

Any privately owned campground or campground franchise located within Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and the general Smoky Mountain area. Back and frontcountry camps located within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are not accepted.

Any resort located within Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and the general Smoky Mountain area. A resort differs from a hotel in that it offers additional amenities such as a full-service restaurant, spa services or recreation in addition to sleeping accommodations to its patrons. Campgrounds are excluded from this category.

Attractions

Any attraction in the Smoky Mountain area that offers exclusively indoor activities. This category excludes shows and dinner theaters as well as attractions that offer both indoor and outdoor activities.

Any business in the Smoky Mountain area that opened to the public between January 1, 2020 and June 1, 2021. Winners in this category from previous years will always be excluded.

Any arcade in the Smoky Mountain area. An arcade is defined as a venue housing coin or ticket operated games. These games include but are not limited to video games, pinball machines, electro-mechanical games, merchandisers, billiards, and air hockey.

Any escape room in the Smoky Mountain area. An escape room is a game where people are required to solve a series of puzzles within a time limit to accomplish a goal.

Any attraction in the Smoky Mountain area whose venue houses objects of historical, scientific, artistic, amusing, or cultural interest. Museums may also host interactive activities of the same nature. Aquariums, zoos, and similar attractions can fall under this category. Dollywood museums are excluded from this category.

Any business in the Smoky Mountain area whose primary source of revenue is based on selling goods.

Any regularly scheduled performance at a business in the Smoky Mountain area with live performers on stage or within the venue. This category includes dinner theaters, comedy, music, and more. This category excludes the fountain show at The Island and any Dollywood performances or theaters.

Any business in the Smoky Mountain area that offers guided (not self led) tours. Guided tours may include motor vehicle excursions, helicopter rides, food or drink based tours, and companies that offer recreational activities alongside professionals. Whitewater rafting is excluded from this category.

Any single specific amusement park type ride on the premises of a business in the Smoky Mountain area, or a business that primarily operates as a ride. Mountain coasters, go kart tracks, horseback riding, vehicle rentals and Dollywood rides and roller coasters are excluded from this category. Standard zip lines are also excluded from this category unless they offer a unique experience different from traditional ziplines. Virtual reality games are excluded unless they include full motion seating.

Dining

Any restaurant or venue in the Smoky Mountain area that offers breakfast.

Any restaurant or venue in the Smoky Mountain area that offers steak.

Any restaurant or venue in the Smoky Mountain area that offers barbecue.

Any restaurant or venue in the Smoky Mountain area that offers food traditionally specific to the southeastern region of the United States.

Any restaurant or venue in the Smoky Mountain area that offers pizza.

Any restaurant, venue or distillery in the Smoky Mountain area that offers moonshine or custom ciders.

Any winery in the Smoky Mountain area.

Any restaurant or venue in the Smoky Mountain area that offers burgers.

Any restaurant or venue in the Smoky Mountain area that primarily serves alcoholic beverages or brews custom beer.

Outdoors

Any business in the Smoky Mountain area with a go kart track on the premises.

Any business in the Smoky Mountain area with a mountain/alpine coaster track on the premises. A mountain coaster is defined as an outdoor rail with passenger carts whose speed is controlled by the rider.

Any business in the Smoky Mountain area that offers guided horseback riding tours or horseback riding trails. Private vendors within the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are accepted in this category.

Any business in the Smoky Mountain area that offers putt putt or mini golf. Standard full-sized golf courses are excluded from this category.

Any business in the Smoky Mountain area that offers guided whitewater rafting tours.

Any business in the Smoky Mountain area with a zipline course on the premises.

Any company in the Smoky Mountain area that rents out vehicles. These vehicles include but are not limited to Jeeps, side by sides, Can-Ams, Slingshots, Polaris RZRs, UTVs, ATVs, or any other motor vehicle.

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Nomination FAQ

Q: Can I nominate more than once?

A: You may nominate one business in each category per email address you use to submit your nomination form. If you fill out the form a second time and enter the same email address, you will be prompted with the option to change your nominations.

Q: Why do I have to enter my email address?

A: Entering your email address helps us confirm that you are human and not a bot or another form of spam. We do not use your email address for any other purpose unless you choose to opt in to our weekly newsletter.

Q: Do I have to nominate a business in every category?

A: No, not every category is required. But we encourage you to fill out as many as possible! If you need ideas for nominees, check out some of these pages: cabin rentals, vacation rentals, hotels, campgrounds, condos, pet friendly lodging, restaurants, attractions, and outdoors.

Q: Does my nomination count as a vote?

A: No, but you will be able to vote for your nominees during the voting period this summer from June 1 through July 31. For updates on when voting goes live and results are announced, be sure to follow us on Facebook.

For more information, please see our contest rules page.