4 Can’t Miss Spring Attractions in Pigeon Forge, TN
Nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge, TN, is a unique town steeped in history. Originally part of North Carolina, the valley surrounding this little town was once used as a hunting ground by the Cherokee Indians. European traders started showing up in the early 18th century, and built forts along the river to be used as safe stopover points for weary settlers traveling west. Today Pigeon Forge, which is still brimming with Appalachian history, is now a premier tourist destination. Approximately 10 million people are drawn to Pigeon Forge each year because of its many attractions and entertainment options.
Spring Events Are Popping Up
Most of the attractions in Pigeon Forge, TN, are open year-round, although some do have seasonal hours. It’s always a good idea to check websites or call ahead for hours of operation before you plan a visit. Now that spring is nearly upon us, there are some special events that are worth taking time to see and experience. Here are 4 events that you won’t want to miss this spring in Pigeon Forge.
Chuckwagon Cookoff Competition – March 3
You’ve probably never seen a cook-off like this one! Celebrating the old West-style chuckwagon — a mobile kitchen used to prepare food for cowboys while on a cattle drive (think horse-drawn food truck) — competitors will be judged not only on the food they prepare but on the authenticity of their chuckwagon setup. Come enjoy a hearty meal and learn more about this Western tradition.
Dollywood Festival of Nations – March 17 – April 9
If you’re looking for a multi-cultural event for the entire family, check out the Festival of Nations at Dollywood. This event features entertainers from around the world. Immerse yourself in new cultures and new music. You might even make some new friends while you’re here!
Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run – April 19 – 21
Car enthusiasts young and old will enjoy seeing the old hot rods at this annual auto show in Pigeon Forge, the largest in the area. Come check out the beautifully restored cars and imagine yourself behind the wheel! Vrrrrooomm!
Who doesn’t love a parade? This annual event showcases the music of the Smoky Mountains, as well as provides you with a taste of the entertainment provided by local theaters in the area. With a new name and a new grand marshal, this year’s event promises to be extra special!
We Look Forward to Seeing You This Spring!
If you need a place to stay while you’re in Pigeon Forge this spring, be sure to give Mountain Air Cabin Rentals a call. We’re specialists in this area, and we have plenty of cabins in Pigeon Forge that would be good options for you and your group. We’ll be happy to match you up with the one that’s right for you!
Mountain Air Cabin Rentals vacation homes are located throughout the Smoky Mountains: Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Wears Valley. We are close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, Ripley's Aquarium, many dinner shows and theaters, local arts and crafts, and a variety of other activities.