What’s New

Learn what is new and fun in the Smoky Mountains. There are always awesome things to explore and new things to discover when you visit the Smokies!

October 16, 2021

The Hidden Gems Of The Arts and Crafts Community

The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community of the Smoky Mountains is the first major attraction other than the mountains themselves to bring people in from all around the United States and get to know more about the artisan soul of our region. Artists of all kinds reside here – painters, woodcrafters, potters, […]
July 27, 2021

Tennessee Tax Free Holiday 2021

It’s that time again for our favorite late Summer, just-before-school-starts holiday and this year is going to be different than the years before it in the state of TN. Tennessee Tax Free Holiday is not a single weekend affair for 2021. This year there are three different categories of tax-free items; one […]
July 1, 2021

Top 8 Things to Do This Summer in Gatlinburg

The main tourism website for the city of Gatlinburg published this blog post recently and we thought there was enough good information on it that we would like to share it on this blog as well. From www.gatlinburg.com: Top 8 Things to Do This Summer in Gatlinburg “1. Outdoor adventures No summer […]
May 27, 2021

Dolly Parton’s Tribute to the State of Tennessee

Sevier County’s favorite daughter, Miss Dolly Parton, posted a video as part of this incredible historic anniversary for the state of Tennessee! As reported by WATE.com: “As part of the 225th celebration of statehood, the county music icon lent her voice and her 1973 single “My Tennessee Mountain Home” to a video […]
May 11, 2021

Flowers, Blooms, Tunes and More!

Some awesome events are coming up as Spring begins to blend into Summer here in the Smokies. Spring Events in Gatlinburg for 2021 include the following: * Blooms and Tunes * Now to May 23rd From Gatlinburg.com: “Anakeesta is in full bloom during the “Blooms and Tunes” spring event. Beginning April 2, […]
April 2, 2021

Wedding Venue Spotlight: Honeysuckle Hills

Honeysuckle Hills is a premium, secluded and inclusive wedding venue located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Pigeon Forge, TN, with a number of gorgeous places onsite that all can make a gorgeous setting for a wedding or elopment reception. Honeysuckle Hills is a barn wedding venue in the […]
November 7, 2020

Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff and Winterfest Kickoff Returns!

In less than a week, the city of Gatlinburg will be some of the most active it’s ever been concentrated in one spot with the highly anticipated return of the Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff! The city of Gatlinburg writes this for this year’s Winterfest kickoff festival: “For over 30 years, Gatlinburg has celebrated […]
March 15, 2020

Vintage Films of Old Time Gatlinburg

Want to get a visual blast of the past? Take a look at some of these old videos of Gatlinburg tourism advertising that are on Youtube!
August 27, 2019

Top 5 Things To Do in Wears Valley

Just 15 minutes from Pigeon Forge going south is a community known for its quieter status and “less is more” approach to showcasing the Smoky Mountains. This community is Wears Valley (and one like it in Townsend further down that same road) and while it offers much less in the way of […]