Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA Events
Come join the fun for the Halloween spooktacular! Decorate your site or cabin to get in the spirit of Halloween. Dress up in your spookiest or most whimsical costume for the costume contest. Go trick or treating on the campground. Make Halloween crafts you'll cherish. Hayrides, pumpkin carving and more fun for the entire family to enjoy.
Local Area Events
Dollywood's Summer Celebration
Summertime at Dollywood is back and better than ever! With extended park hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. starting June 22nd and running through August 4th, families will have an opportunity to enjoy everything the park has to offer. Award-winning attractions like Wild Eagle and Lightning Rod will be available to experience well into the night along with some new additions for 2018!From July 7- July 21, DRUMLine Live! creates a synchronized musical masterpiece based on the hit 2002 movie Drumline—but it's not the typical halftime performance! To complete the day, the park's festive nightly fireworks show is a colorful extravaganza set to uplifting music which celebrates the fun of Dollywood after dark!
Big Foot Convention
Join us for the second annual Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference on July 25, 2020 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Doors open at 9am and we go until 6pm. This event is open to the public but advance tickets are required.
The 2019 Edition of the conference sold completely out weeks before the conference. VIP seats were gone in less than 72 hours. Be sure to reserve your spot as soon as possible.
We will once again assemble some of America's most experienced Bigfoot researchers and investigators. We will share each addition as soon as it is official.We will also bring back the full panel of speakers for a Q&A session at the end of the event.
Plans are in the works for a VIP dinner experience and a hike out in the Smoky Mountains. Both will have limited availability and only be available to ticket holders. Email announcements will be sent.
Great Smokey Mountain Jeep Invasion
The Annual Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion will be held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN once again. The main show will be inside the Main Hall of the LeConte Center, filled completely with vendors. There will also be a Jeep Show held in the parking lot outside the main show. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!
Rock the Smokies
Rock the Smokies is an annual Christian Music Festival that takes place at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, TN.Enjoy the best of both worlds this Labor Day weekend during Dollywood's Rock the Smokies. This daylong celebration combines the thrills of Dollywood rides with a powerful Christian Rock experience at the Dollywood Celebrity Theatre.
Shades of the past Hot Rod Roundup #37
oll on into Dollywood's Splash Country for the 36th annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup. This roundup will be one for the ages with over 2,300 hot rods expected to compete for the grand prizes consisting of a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster and a $10,000 cash prize.Spectators fee is only $10 a day with children under 12 allowed free admittance.Roam the grounds and take a look at all of the hot rods or find a deal at the giant swap meet. Vendors will also be set up throughout the event.
Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Convention
A spectacular 3-day event for any car enthusiast! $8000.00 cash giveaway, Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards and King of the Hill. Huge swap meet with hundreds of show cars and car corral.Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, the area's largest automotive event! The Rod Show will be returning to its original location at The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. Don't miss this incredible car show! For registration and show information contact MCS Promotions at (865) 687-3976.
Dollywoods Harvest Festival
Dollywood's Harvest Festival features the Southern Gospel Jubilee and Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Humana!One of the most beautiful times of the year is autumn in the Great Smoky Mountains. With a colorful patchwork of orange, red, yellow and gold painted throughout the hills and valleys of East Tennessee, fall provides the perfect backdrop for festive family fun at
Old Mill Heritage Day
Experience the past in the present at Old Mill Heritage Day in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Take the whole family to this event for a fun filled day! At Old Mill Heritage Day you will find quilt demonstrations, a petting zoo, kid's train rides, basket making, a farmers market and much more! See firsthand what life in the 18th century was like as you learn to make lye soap and yummy apple butter.
Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas
Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana has been honored for ten consecutive years as the Best Christmas Event at any theme park worldwide. Wander through the park's more than four million holiday lights, spectacular holiday performances and warm Christmas atmosphere, and it is easy to understand why.From the cheer and joy of Dollywood's Parade of Many Colors, to traditional holiday favorite performances like It's a Wonderful Life and Christmas in the Smokies, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas helps your family create memories to share for a lifetime. Guests can experience the fun enchantment of Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends straight from the children's holiday classic.More than 20 of Dollywood's signature rides and attractions operate in a festive environment sure to get everyone into the spirit of the season. From the award-winning shows and elaborate holiday decorations to the twinkling lights and Christmas-themed menus, Dollywood captures the essence of Christmas.
Old Mill Square Holiday Open House
The Old Mill Square Holiday Open House is the perfect time to sample a bit of down home southern cooking and to shop. Pay a visit to the general store, pottery store, and even the toy bin. Experience the Old Mill Square during the holiday season this year.During this event, local shops and restaurants will showcase holiday gift items for your next gathering or celebration. From food items to home decorations, you'll find something for everyone and every occasion.
Christmas at Dolly Parton's Stampede
Bring the family to experience Christmas at Dolly's Stampede! Enjoy the spectacular Christmas performances that bring the spirit of the holiday season to life. The arena at Dolly Parton's Stampede is magically transformed into a fantastic fantasy land filled with twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music. This amazing tribute will warm your heart and fill you with tidings of good cheer!Watch as Elves from the North Pole and the South Pole take part in a friendly competition while a festive four-course feast is served. Christmas at Dolly's Stampede also features a live nativity scene, where the true meaning of Christmas comes alive right before your eyes.Make plans now to enjoy all the holiday fun and festivities taking place this year during Christmas at Dolly's Stampede!