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Harvest in the Smokies

Fall is just around the corner. The leaves will start turning soon in the lower elevations. October is the month of Harvest in the Smokies. It is a beautiful fun time to be in this area. Music and craft shows and the natural beauty of the mountains it is a must see for everyone! There are three large craft shows One at the Gatlinburg Convention Center -October 6th thru 23rd. It is one of the largest craft shows in the area. There is also the Rotary Craft show in Pigeon Forge at the Old Mill Area and Patriot Park. And of course the Harvest Festival at Dollywood which also features free concerts in addition to their regular shows.

Harvest isnt the only starting at this time of year. On my way to work this morning I saw the City workers starting to put of lights for Winterfest. They have 8 weeks to put up the millions of lights for Winterfest. What an amazing thing!


Osmonds to perform in Pigeon Forge, TN


America’s Favorite Family of Entertainment Appears at Smith Family Dinner Theater

The world renowned Osmond Brothers have announced up coming performances at the Smith Family Dinner Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

“We are extremely excited to have the Osmonds bring their show to our theater. Our family has been entertaining audiences in this area for 30 years and we are looking forward to sharing our stage with another great family of entertainers.

The Osmonds are truly a class act and put on a great show,” said Charlie Bob Smith “We are thrilled to bring our show to the Smith Family Theater.

My brothers and I have enjoyed vacationing in the Pigeon Forge area and we are grateful for

this invitation to perform. We look forward to a great run in the heart of the beautiful Smoky Mountains,” said Jimmy Osmond.

The Osmonds have been performing in front of world-wide audiences for more than 50 years. Famous for their unmatched harmonies, the Osmonds have sold more than 100 million records and have several gold and platinum records to their credit. They have won numerous awards for their world class talent including the People's Choice Award, and have been honored for their achievements in the entertainment industry with a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame.

The Osmond schedule at the Smith Family Dinner Theater includes 7 PM shows on August 29, 31 and September 2. 5 PM shows on October 21, 22 and Thanksgiving Holiday shows at 5 PM on November 24 and 25.



Fall Harvest is just around the corner!


Fall at Dollywood will lift you up with the biggest Southern gospel festival in the Smokies—four weeks featuring FREE concerts!  (All concerts included with Dollywood admission.)

Watch visiting crafters at work throughout the park as the country’s most talented artisans showcase their artistry with up-close demonstrations.  Handmade treasures for the home, unique collectibles and stunning artwork create an impressive craft exhibit you won’t find anywhere else.

Special dishes, all prepared with a taste of fall, showcase some of the harvest season’s most celebrated recipes, including a booth devoted to Dollywood’s signature fried green tomatoes.


Rafting for Reading

Rafting in the Smokies and The United Way of Sevier County present "Rafting for Reading"

The United Way of Sevier County in cooperation with the Dollywood Foundation and Head Start programs in Sevier County are building a volunteer-based reading initiative that provides an enthusiastic adult reader for 20 minutes per day to the 4 year old children in each of the ten Head Start programs in Sevier County. The goal is to increase the vocabulary and love of reading among the 4 year olds before they reach kindergarten. Rafting in the Smokies is proud to partner with United Way to benefit this new program. On Saturday August 6, you can raft for a special discounted price of $10 off ($29 + tax). Rafting in the Smokies will donate $5 from every rafting reservation to the Early Reading Initiative.

Rafting in the Smokies is happy to offer our community and yearly visitors a quality whitewater rafting experience. For 33 years Rafting in the Smokies has focused on providing a fun, "Family Adventure" to all who visit us. This year we want to focus on the Family portion in a new way! This United Way benefit day is one small way we choose to support our wonderful community in return for the loyal support we have been given for so many years. While you are there on August 6, don't forget to check our new Family Adventure Island where we have ziplines, a ropes course, a nature trail, swings and picnic tables. Make plans to join us for a great day at the river.

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Stringtime in the Smokies

Old Mill Stringtime in the Smokies

Time    Friday, August 5 · 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Location    The Old Mill Square, Pigeon Forge, TN

We invite you to Stringtime in the Smokies, presented by The Old Mill, in Pigeon Forge TN. Admission is FREE so come celebrate Smoky Mountain tradition and good ole Bluegrass, foot stopping music on Friday August 5th from 6-9 pm. Bring your instruments and join in the fun with Will Tate and Six Mile Express. Stay with us Saturday evening and enjoy performances by Larry Cordle & Lonesome Standard Time.

For more information, visit: www.OldMillStringTimeInThe​Smokies.com


NEW Show in the Smokies!


THE HATFIELD AND MCCOYS...DINNER AND SHOW!!!! There’s soon to be feudin’ in the hills with a brand new dinner feud and stunt show in the Smoky Mountains. Based on one of America’s most famous family feuds, the “Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud and Stunt Show” will open next spring in The Black Bear Jamboree Theater on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The audience will be divided into the Hatfield and McCoy families by special seating areas. The show will extend throughout the theater as the audience participates in the good natured rivalry. Dangerous and comical stunts will be performed throughout the show to add a special excitement. Singers, dancers, actors, musicians and specially trained stunt people will round out the cast.

Our Full Southern Homestyle Feast Includes: Feudin' Fried Chick'n, Open Pit Pulled -to-Pieces Pork Barbeque, Southern Style Creamy Soup, Smashed Mashed Taters, Bust Y'er Jeans Pinto Beans, Keep It Comin' Cornbread, No Tellin' What's In It Coleslaw, Granny's Famous Specialty Dessert


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