Events and Happenings in the Smokies

Seasonal Events

Saturdays, May 23-mid Oct
Gatlinburg Farmers Market - 1222 East Parkway, Gatlinburg. 8:30am-12pm. 865-640-7190 www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com

Fridays, May 28 - Oct 1
Downtown Sevierville Farmer’s Market - 120 Gary Wade Ave, Sevierville. 9a,-1pm. 865-453-6411 https://www.facebook.com/seviervillefarmersmarket

4/23/2021-6/7/2021
Dollywood Flower and Food Festival - Pigeon Forge 800-365-5996 www.dollywood.com

Mid June 7/31/2021
15th Annual Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales - Downtown Gatlinburg. 6-11pm. 800-568-4748 www.gatlinburg.com

6/25/2021 - 7/31/2021
Dollywood Summer Celebration - Pigeon Forge. 800-365-5996 www.dollywood.com

9/22/2021 - 11/5/21
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival - County-wide festival.

9/24/2021 - 10/30/2021
Dollywood’s Harvest Festival - Pigeon Forge. 800-365-5996 www.dollywood.com

11/6/2021 - 1/2/2022
Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas - Pigeon Forge. 800-365-5996 www.dollywood.com


Monthly Events

MARCH

3/26/2021 - 3/28/2021
16th Annual Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff - Clabough’s Campground. 800-251-9100 www.mypigeonforge.com

3/27/2021 - 3/28/2021
Cherokee's Opening Day Fishing Tournament - Cherokee, NC. 800-438-1601 www.visitcherokeenc.com

APRIL

4/1/2021 - 4/3/2021
Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show - Gatlinburg Convention Center. 10am-5pm. 865-436-4178 www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

4/3/2021 - 4/4/2021
22nd Annual Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament - 865-661-3474 www.smokymountaintrouttournament.com

4/4/2021
24th Annual Easter Mountaintop Sunrise Service - Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park, Gatlinburg. 6:30am. Breakfast buffet after service. 865-436-5423 www.obergatlinburg.com

4/21/2021 - 4/24/2021
71st Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage - Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 865-436-7318 www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org

MAY

5/5/2021 - 5/8/2021
27th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest™ - Pigeon Forge. 865-453-8574 www.mountainquiltfest.com

5/14/2021 - 5/15/2021
17th Annual Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival - Downtown Sevierville. 865-453-6411 www.bloominbbq.com

5/7/2021 - 5/8/2021
27th Annual Townsend Spring Heritage & Bluegrass Festival - Townsend Visitors Center. 865-448-6134 www.smokymountains.org

5/8/2021
5th Annual Tennessee Pottery Festival - Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend. 865-448-0044 www.gsmheritagecenter.org

JUNE

6/4/2021 - 6/5/2021
Secret City Festival - Oak Ridge. 865-425-3610 www.secretcityfestival.com

6/5/2021 - 6/6/2021
3rd Annual Smallmouth King Bass Fishing Tournament - Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. 865-453-6411 www.visitsevierville.com

6/11/2021 - 6/12/2021
Popcorn Sutton Jam - Cocke County A&I Fairgrounds. 423-625-9675 www.yallvisitthesmokies.com

JULY

7/3/2021
31st Annual Patriot Festival - Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge. 800-251-9100 www.mypigeonforge.com

7/3/2021 - 7/4/2021
46th Annual Midnight Independence Day Parade - Downtown Gatlinburg. Begins 12:01am on July 4th. 800-568-4748 www.gatlinburg.com

7/4/2021
4th of July Gatlinburg Fireworks Finale - Downtown Gatlinburg. Evening of July 4th. 800-568-4748 www.gatlinburg.com

7/9/2021 - 7/18/2021
46th Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair - Gatlinburg Convention Center. 10am-6pm. 865-436-7479 www.craftsmenfair.com

7/24/2021
3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference - Gatlinburg Convention Center. 423-584-3513 www.gatherupevents.com

AUGUST

8/21/2021
4th Annual GSM Hot Air Balloon Festival - Townsend Visitors Center. 865-448-6134 www.smokymountains.org

8/27/2021 - 8/29/2021
The 9th Annual Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion - LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 6am-5pm. www.powersportsexpo.com

SEPTEMBER

8/31/2021 - 9/6/2021
Sevier County Fair - Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-453-0770 www.seviercountyfair.org

9/26/2021 - 10/2/2021
National Quartet Convention - LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 800-846-8499 www.nqconline.com

OCTOBER

10/1/2022 - 10/2/2022
Lumberjack Feud Rib Fest, Pigeon Forge. https://lumberjackfeud.com

9/24/2021 - 10/31/2021
Oktoberfest - at Ober Gatlinburg 865-436-5423 www.obergatlinburg.com

10/1/2021 - 10/30/2021
46th Annual Rotary Club Crafts Festival - Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge. 865-740-0169 www.mypigeonforge.com


3/1/2021 - 3/31/2021
Foothills Quilters Guild Exhibit Townsend Visitors Center. 865-448-6134 www.smokymountains.org

3/5/2021 - 3/6/2021
Gatlinburg Improv Fest Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre, Gatlinburg. 865-325-9712 www.gatlinburg.com

3/19/2021 - 3/20/2021
Corvette Expo LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 865-687-3976 www.corvetteexpo.com

3/24/2021 - 3/27/2021
Ponies in the Smokies Mustang car show, Sevierville Convention Center. 828-524-6606 www.poniesinthesmokies.com

3/26/2021 - 3/28/2021
16th Annual Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff Pigeon Forge. 800-251-9100 www.mypigeonforge.com

3/27/2021
Hamfest (Ham Radio Festival) Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-453-0770 www.seviercountyfairgrounds.com

3/27/2021 - 3/28/2021
Cherokee's Opening Day Fishing Tournament Cherokee, NC. 800-438-1601 www.visitcherokeenc.com

4/1/2021 - 4/3/2021
Great Smoky Easter Arts & Crafts Show Gatlinburg Convention Center. 10am-5pm. 865-436-4178 www.gatlinburgcrafts.com

4/2/2021 - 4/3/2021
TNT Tractor Pull Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-453-0770 www.seviercountyfairgrounds.com

4/3/2021
Breakfast or Brunch with the Easter Bunny Old Mill Square, Pigeon Forge. 9:30-11am. 865-428-0771 www.old-mill.com

4/3/2021
PF Parks & Recreation Easter Egg Hunt Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge. 10am. 865-429-7373

4/3/2021 - 4/4/2021
22nd Annual Spring Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament 865-661-3474 www.smokymountaintrouttournament.com

4/4/2021
24th Annual Easter Mountaintop Sunrise Service Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park, Gatlinburg. 6:30am. Breakfast buffet after service. 865-436-5423 www.obergatlinburg.com

4/8/2021 - 4/9/2021
National Quartet Convention Spring Break LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 800-846-8499 www.natqc.com

4/9/2021 - 4/10/2021
Antique Motorcycle Show Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-453-0770 www.seviercountyfairgrounds.com

4/15/2021 - 4/17/2021
Antique Tractor and Engine Show Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-453-0770 www.seviercountyfairgrounds.com

4/15/2021 - 4/17/2021
Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 865-687-3976 www.rodrun-pigeonforge.com

4/16/2021 - 4/17/2021
12th Annual Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival Townsend. 865-448-0044 www.gsmheritagecenter.org

4/19/2021 - 4/23/2021
Earth Week Gatlinburg. 800-568-4748 www.gatlinburg.com

4/23/2021
Earth Day Running with the Bears 5K Night Run/Walk Gatlinburg. 10pm. 800-568-4748 www.gatlinburg.com

4/21/2021 - 4/24/2021
71st Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Gatlinburg and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 865-436-7318 www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org

4/24/2021
Cruise Against Cancer Newport City Park, Newport. 865-548-6152 www.yallvisitthesmokies.com

4/24/2021
Master Gardeners Show & Sale Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-453-0770 www.seviercountyfairgrounds.com

4/30/2021
Music in the Mountains Spring Parade Pigeon Forge. 6pm. 865-453-8574 www.mypigeonforge.com/parade

4/30/2021 - 5/1/2021
2nd Annual Great Smoky Mountain Food Truck Festival Little Arrow Outdoor Resort, Townsend. 865-123-4567 www.camplittlearrow.com

4/30/2021 - 5/2/2021
Hands-On Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts 865-568-4748 www.gatlinburg.com

5/1/2021 - 5/2/2021
Circle Yer Wagons VW Car Show #52 Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-654-8009 www.avwa.com

5/5/2021 - 5/8/2021
27th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest™ Pigeon Forge. 865-453-8574 www.mountainquiltfest.com

5/7/2021 - 5/8/2021
27th Annual Townsend Spring Heritage & Bluegrass Festival Townsend Visitors Center. 865-448-6134 www.smokymountains.org

5/8/2021
5th Annual Tennessee Pottery Festival Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend. 865-448-0044 www.gsmheritagecenter.org

5/8/2021
Kerbela Shrine FunFest Parade Parkway, Pigeon Forge. 9am. 865-573-1901 www.mypigeonforge.com

5/13/2021 - 5/15/2021
Grand National F-100 Ford Show LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 910-610-5063 www.gnf100show.com

5/14/2021 - 5/15/2021
17th Annual Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival Downtown Sevierville. 865-453-6411 www.bloominbbq.com

5/14/2021 - 5/30/2021
Mayfest at Ober Gatlinburg 865-436-5423 www.obergatlinburg.com

5/15/2021
18th Annual Heritage Happening Gala & Auction Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend. 5pm. 865-448-0044 www.gsmheritagecenter.org

5/15/2021
First Day of Season for Dollywood's Splash Country Pigeon Forge. 800-365-5996 www.dollywood.com

5/15/2021
Mountain Soul Vocal Competition Downtown Sevierville. Competition singing Dolly Parton songs. 865-453-6411 www.bloominbbq.com

5/15/2021 - 5/16/2021
40th Annual Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games Maryville College, Townsend. 865-777-1059 www.smokymountaingames.org

5/21/2021 - 5/23/2021
1st Annual Catapalooza Fishing Expo LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 423-292-0791 www.catapaloozapftn.com

5/29/2021 - 5/30/2021
Cherokee's Memorial Day Trout Tournament Cherokee, NC. 800-438-1601 www.visitcherokeenc.com

5/30/2021 - 6/1/2021
225th Tennessee Statehood Celebration Knoxville. 800-727-8045 www.visitknoxville.com

6/3/2021 - 6/6/2021
17th Annual Mountain Hounds Weekend Mynatt Park, Gatlinburg. (Rescued) Greyhound Friends of NC. www.gfncmountainhounds.com

6/4/2021 - 6/5/2021
Secret City Festival Oak Ridge. 865-425-3610 www.secretcityfestival.com

6/5/2021 - 6/6/2021
3rd Annual Smallmouth King Bass Fishing Tournament Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. 865-453-6411 www.visitsevierville.com

6/11/2021 - 6/12/2021
Popcorn Sutton Jam Cocke County A&I Fairgrounds. 423-625-9675 www.yallvisitthesmokies.com

6/19/2021
21st Annual Lavender Festival Historic Jackson Ridge, Oak Ridge. 8am-4pm. 865-483-1321 www.jacksonsquarelavenderfestival.org

7/3/2021
31st Annual Patriot Festival Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge. 800-251-9100 www.mypigeonforge.com

7/3/2021 - 7/4/2021
46th Annual Midnight Independence Day Parade Downtown Gatlinburg. Begins 12:01am on July 4th. 800-568-4748 www.gatlinburg.com

7/4/2021
4th of July Gatlinburg Fireworks Finale Downtown Gatlinburg. Evening of July 4th. 800-568-4748 www.gatlinburg.com

7/4/2021
River Raft Regatta Downtown Gatlinburg. 10am. 800-568-4748 www.gatlinburg.com

7/9/2021 - 7/18/2021
46th Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair Gatlinburg Convention Center. 10am-6pm. 865-436-7479 www.craftsmenfair.com

7/24/2021
3rd Annual Smoky Mountain Bigfoot Conference Gatlinburg Convention Center. 423-584-3513 www.gatherupevents.com

7/24/2021 - 7/25/2021
Cherokee's Tim Hill Memorial Trout Tournament Cherokee, NC. 800-438-1601 www.visitcherokeenc.com

7/31/2021 - 8/1/2021
Tennessee Tax Free Weekend Tax-free shopping on select items. www.tntaxholiday.com

8/1/2021 - 8/31/2021
Celebrate Freedom Pigeon Forge. Military & service discounts. 800-251-9100 www.mypigeonforge.com

8/6/2021 - 8/8/2021
East Tennessee Home Show Sevierville Convention Center. 800-201-HOME www.nationwideexpos.com

8/7/2021
7th Annual Veterans Homecoming Parade Pigeon Forge. 800-251-9100 www.mypigeonforge.com/parade

8/19/2021 - 8/22/2021
Gatlinburg Songwriters Festival Gatlinburg. 865-936-3003 www.gatlinburgsongwriters.com

8/21/2021
4th Annual GSM Hot Air Balloon Festival Townsend Visitors Center. 865-448-6134 www.smokymountains.org

8/14/2021
South Eastern Shrine Association Parade Parkway, Pigeon Forge. 800-251-9100 www.mypigeonforge.com

8/27/2021 - 8/29/2021
The 9th Annual Smoky Mountain Jeep Club Invasion LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge. 6am-5pm. www.powersportsexpo.com

8/31/2022 - 9/6/2022
Sevier County Fair Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville. 865-453-0770 www.seviercountyfair.org