Pigeon Forge Car Shows 2024 – 2025

Several times throughout the year, the cool misty mountain air is pierced with the roars and rumbles of classic cars and contemporary showpieces. Pigeon Forge car shows draw enthusiasts from all corners of the southeast and beyond to participate in the hobbies that they love most. One of the most active and passionate of these hobbyist groups are our car clubs and car show organizers.

When are the Rod Runs? Click below for the complete 2024 car show calendar.

Full Pigeon Forge Car Show Schedule 2024-2025

Chevys In The Smokies

March 13-15, 2025

Formerly two separate events known as the Spring Corvette Expo and Chevelles In The Smokies, the new Chevys In The Smokies car show event is three days long at the LeConte Center. It features indoor and outdoor vendor spaces, a car corral, and a cruise-in on Friday evening.

Chevys In The Smokies

Ponies In The Smokies

March 24-29, 2025

Ponies In The Smokies is an event run by T5 Productions that celebrates the Ford Mustang. Described as a "multi-day Mustang based event within the backdrop of The Great Smoky Mountains", Ponies In The Smokies is becoming one of the more popular rod run events of the season.

Ponies In The Smokies

Spring Rod Run

April 10-12, 2025

Formerly called the Grand Rod Runs, the biggest Pigeon Forge car shows usually happen every year around April & September. If you plan to come to Pigeon Forge on a weekend of a car show not knowing, you may be a little overwhelmed by the hundreds of classic cars lining the parkway.

Spring Rod Run

Grand National F-100 Show

May 15-17, 2025

The largest classic Ford truck show in the country returns this year at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Open to Ford trucks from 1996 and older, the event showcases these unique vehicles in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Spectators can enjoy show vendors, a swap meet, and even an F-100 cruise.

Grand National F-100

Pontiacs In Pigeon Forge


This car show has been happening for well over ten years. If you want to see some of the most gorgeous Pontiacs around, be sure to check the Rod Run event schedule for the latest announcements on upcoming shows. This summertime car show is usually held at the LeConte Event Center.

Pontiacs In Pigeon Forge

GSM Jeep Invasion

August 22-24, 2024

Built on the heritage of the Willys CJ of the past, the Jeep Wrangler has grabbed the torch from its AMC/Kaiser cousin and kept the legacy burning bright. In celebration of this continued birthright, every year hundreds of Jeep Wranglers descend upon Pigeon Forge for a day of exhibitions and a group ride through the mountain passes.

GSM Jeep Invasion

Top registered Jeeps are awarded a trophy. Expect to see new Jeeps, rare editions and even a few vintage WWII Willys models that keep trucking on. Vendors for parts, accessories and outdoor products will also be at this year's Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion.

Smoky Mountain Street Dreams

September 6-7, 2024

Smoky Mountain Street Dreams is a car and bike show taking place in September. Visitors of this event will have the unique opportunity to view all makes and models of vehicles. There will be a swap meet, vendors, concessions, and live music for all to enjoy. So, come on out and experience two full days of cars and motorcycles.

Smoky Mountain Street Dreams

Fall Rod Run 2024

September 12-14, 2024

If you love classic cars, then you’ve probably been to or heard of the famous rod run shows taking place in Pigeon Forge during the month of September. The participants in these car shows are so eager for the weekend that the lots of hotels on the Parkway begin to fill with cars on Tuesday of that week.

Fall Rod Run

Planning For A Pigeon Forge Rod Run

Rod Run folks love to book hotels and condos that are on the 2nd floor or higher. Why? For optimum car viewing. Our advice for going to a Pigeon Forge Rod Run can be summed up in just a couple words: DIVE IN.

  • Be mentally prepared for terrible traffic. Let your cares go, and make friends with the people in the car next to you.
  • Make the effort to park somewhere and walk. No matter where you park, you are guaranteed to see hundreds of great cars, and you will find yourself swimming in a sea of great restaurants.
  • Folks are in a fun place on vacation, so be prepared to see just about anything!
  • Check out 5 Tips For Navigating A Pigeon Forge Car Show

For the latest information and dates for Pigeon Forge Rod Runs, check out PigeonForgeRodRuns.com and follow us on Facebook for updates.

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