Smoky Mountain special events

November 21, 2020

Winterfest Events 2020 Starting Today

It is officially and effectively winterfest in the Smokies! During this time, people come to the mountains for a variety of reasons, not the least because of the holidays, the romance opportunities and just a badly needed break from the routine, but one slightly less obvious reason is that we have capabilities […]
November 12, 2020

Synchronous Fireflies

We wanted to repost an article from the main Great Smoky Mountain National Park website that we felt was worth your reading. Check it out! “Synchronous fireflies (Photinus carolinus) are one of at least 19 species of fireflies that live in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. They are the only species in […]
November 12, 2020

Bears in the Smokies

We wanted to repost an article from the main Great Smoky Mountain National Park website that we felt was worth your reading. Check it out! “Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the largest protected areas in the eastern United States where black bears can live in wild, natural surroundings. Bears […]
November 12, 2020

Smoky Mountain Wildflowers

We wanted to repost an article from the main Great Smoky Mountain National Park website that we felt was worth your reading. Check it out! “Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a world-renowned preserve of wildflower diversity—over 1,500 kinds of flowering plants are found in the park, more than in any other […]
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 […]
November 6, 2020

Pigeon Forge Winterfest 2020

For those wondering if the city of Pigeon Forge is going to be doing their traditional Winterfest celebration for 2020, the answer is an emphatic YES! Here is what the city of Pigeon Forge is releasing for information on this year’s Winterfest season scheduled to begin on November 13th, 2020 and continue […]
October 30, 2020

How You Can Be #SmokiesSafe

This video comes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park website. Visit the official GSMNP National Park website at https://www.nps.gov/grsm/.
August 14, 2020

Upcoming Events in Townsend at GSM Heritage Center

See what’s going on at the Great Smoky Mountain Visitor Center in Townsend throughout this month and next: Now – August 16th * Reba Rhyne and Robin Greenlee Book signing, coasters and cutting boards. August 24 – August 29 * Maxine Falls Art and jewelry. August 28, 2020 * Elizabeth Rose and […]