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Saddle Up & The Annual Chuck Wagon Cookoff

Kick up your heels and get ready for Saddle Up! Cowboy culture is a big part of the history in Tennessee. This annual event gives visitors and locals the chance to experience what life would have been like during the Wild West era in Pigeon Forge. Check out the Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff schedule of events to start planning your trip.

Chuck Wagon Cookoff

April 4-5, 2020

Pigeon Forge invites Western lifestyle enthusiasts, foodies and those in search of a hearty meal to the new Chuck Wagon Cook Off competition. Chuck wagons will gather at Clabough’s Campground for this one-of-a-kind outdoor cooking event. Chuck wagon cooks rely on simple ingredients to guide their menus and fire to power their ovens.

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History Of Saddle Up

Saddle Up brings the finest in cowboy entertainment, including a chuckwagon cooking competition, workshops, a cowboy dance, a special sermon at a cowboy church, workshops, seminars and so much more. Feast on hearty southern cooking, listen to great music and learn about this exciting period of Tennessee history. There is plenty to do and keep you busy, and the hardest part is just trying to make sure that you don’t miss any part of everything that is going on throughout the entire extended weekend.

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Western Music & More

There are not too many annual western celebrations east of the Mississippi, but Pigeon Forge is definitely proud to host such an event that attracts thousands of people each year. It's almost impossible to find a greater collection of western musicians and entertainers performing in the same place. Not only that, but this is an event that every member of the family, young and old, can really enjoy and become a part of. Make sure not to miss it and book your hotel in Pigeon Forge for this western celebration.