If you're dreaming of a truly magical holiday experience this year, a Smoky Mountain Christmas or Thanksgiving is just what you're looking for. Between Thanksgiving and New Year's Day, the Smokies come alive with family-friendly holiday events and a festive atmosphere. If it's your first trip to the Smokies, you're sure to fall in love with the natural beauty and friendly people.
Nature lovers know that spring in the Smokies is one of the most wonderful times of the year. This year it's even better, with Wilderness Wildlife Week taking place May 18 to 27 in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This popular annual event offers educational and entertaining programs for all ages and interests, and - best of all - it's free. You may remember that Wilderness Wildlife Week used to be in January. Happily, organizers decided to move the festival to May to take advantage of better weather for outdoor activities. That means this year's event has an expanded roster of outdoor programs and hikes.
You've snuggled under them on cold winter evenings at Grandma's house, lovingly tucked them around a sleeping baby, and spent hours piecing fabric together for a special gift. Large and small, modern or traditional, quilts have certainly earned their place in our history and in our hearts.
February is a month filled with excitement as the Smoky Mountains remember the days of the cowboy. Relive the era of the Wild West with folktales and stories as well as western music, poetry, dancing, yodeling and much more. Pull out your boots and ten-gallon hat and take a peek at what you and your family can enjoy during February.