The perfect long weekend: Good food, beautiful scenery, and good music followed by late Southern breakfasts, and maybe even a hike or a little shopping to burn off the biscuits. If that sounds like your idea of fun, make plans to be part of the festivities at Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass on Friday, May 19th and Saturday, May 20th in beautiful Sevierville, Tennessee. Each year nearly 37,000 people converge in this historic valley for two days of music, food, crafts and fun. Sevierville is nestled at the foot of the majestic Great Smoky Mountains and offers stunning views with a hometown feel. Last year the Southeast Tourism Society voted this family-friendly event Festival of the Year, and additions to this year's events promise even more enjoyment.
Did you know that this weekend, August 2 through 4, is the Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday? That means you won't have to pay the state's nine-percent-plus sales tax on clothing items that cost $100 or less, school supplies that cost $100 or less and computers that cost $1,500 or less. This is an ideal situation for parents who are doing their back-to-school shopping or anyone looking for a little savings on any of those items.
Did you know that in 2012 Great Smoky Mountains National Park reported visitation of some 9.6 million people? That once again makes our own backyard the most visited national park in the country. Second place? The Grand Canyon, with a paltry 4.5 million.
We've already looked more in-depth at what lies in store for shoppers in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. This week, we'll peek a little closer into what's going on in Sevierville that keeps vacationers swiping the plastic.
Sometimes poor old Sevierville isn't the first place in the Smokies you think about when it comes to attractions. But if you breeze on through on your way to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, you'll be missing out on some cool and fun places to see. Here are a few Sevierville attractions you don't want to miss:
If you’re going to be in the market for a Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or Sevierville rental cabin this summer, there are several questions you may want to consider asking the prospective cabin-rental companies you talk to. Taking the time to do your homework on the front end could save you time and trouble in the long run and make your stay an awesome experience you’ll want to repeat every year. This week, we’re going to look at issues you’ll want to ask about concerning the interior of your cabin.
Usually, you have to travel from your Smoky Mountain accommodations to the points of interest on your vacation itinerary. In one case, however, all you have to do is take a short walk from your hotel room to get to one of the most popular new Sevierville, Tennessee attractions.
This week, we’ll take an overview look at all the activities and special events taking place in Sevierville, Tennessee, this Winterfest season. Hopefully, we’ll plant a few seeds when it comes to ideas for holiday travel in the Great Smoky Mountains.
It’s one of the great annual traditions in Sevier County that’s always a sure sign that summer is over and autumn is on its way. The Sevier County Fair is currently under way this week and will continue through this Saturday the 10th. The fair always provides a week full of food, rides, games and exhibits, all presented in the safe, clean, family-friendly atmosphere of the Sevier County Fairgrounds on the banks of the Little Pigeon River.
For decades, Sevierville, TN, was the often-overlooked stepchild of Smoky Mountain tourism. Gatlinburg had been a tourist destination since the 1930s and ‘40s, and since the World’s Fair of 1982, Pigeon Forge had been coming on strong. But in the last 20 years, Sevierville has made up for a lot of lost time and joined the ranks of its fellow Sevier County cities as a destination in its own right.
Event planners worldwide must answer several questions during their coordination process regardless of the nature of the event. Can the facility accommodate our needs for meeting and exhibition space? Is lodging and good food available on-site or nearby? Are there recreational activities nearby? And lastly, is the location easy to reach? Sevierville Events Center answers "yes" to all these questions and more.
Wintertime in the Smokies looks just like a picture postcard with the beautiful combination of crisp, white snow and majestic mountains. During this time of year there's a chill in the air and a number of exciting ways to enjoy the winter wonderland. Sometimes, though, freezing fingers and toes bring a longing for warmer weather and fun in the sun. Now you can break out your bathing suit and enjoy the best of summer in the middle of winter when you visit the indoor water park at The Resort at Governor's Crossing. Located in Pigeon Forge, there are over 50,000 gallons of water that make up this aqua adventure including slides, water sports, hot tubs and saunas.