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Spring Heats Up In The Smokies With Special Events

By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on March 21, 2017

Whether your next Smokies vacation has you staying in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville or Gatlinburg, zip line fun will be beckoning you from Smoky Mountain Ziplines in Pigeon Forge. We're up and running for the 2017 season with one of the area's biggest zipline experiences, with multiple ziplines that offer more total air time than almost any other vendor in the Smokies. And with gorgeous views, hands-off braking, treetop platforms and a cool rappelling feature, this is the place that more folks are going to enjoy high-speed adventure in the mountains.

If you plan to visit the Smokies some time in the next week or so, we also recommend experiencing one or more of the many special events that will be taking place while you're in town. There's already a ton of things to see and do around here, but the lineup of special events presented by our different communities and businesses add even more fun to the mix.

Here's a quick run-down of what you can expect in the communities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville in the very near future.

23rd Annual A Mountain Quiltfest

March 21–25

LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge

Celebrate the art and heritage of quilting at this event, where quilters from all over the country will converge to attend classes based on skill level and technique. Participating quilters can choose from several different categories to enter their quilts for competition, and the winners will go home with some great prizes. There will also be a quilt show that displays a variety of finished products for guests' viewing enjoyment, and vendor booths will be set up offering a variety of quilting necessities and unique accessories.

Great Smoky Mountains Scavenger Hunt

March 25–26

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This is a truly unique and family-friendly event, during which you'll spend Friday and Saturday night scouring the national park for answers to specific scavenger-hunt questions. Put your Smokies knowledge to the test with questions created in the minds of naturalists who work at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. In all, your team will have to answer some 75 questions, and the hunt covers most of the park, using roads and official trails to access particular areas. Some questions require research to answer, but since it's illegal to remove items from the park, a digital camera with a flash memory card will be required for each team. Once you turn in your answers, you can enjoy dinner while the judges tally the results and determine a winner. This event is limited to 200 participants, and the cost is $50 per team. Teams can include any number of people that can fit safely into one vehicle.

Great Smoky Mountain National Championship

March 26

LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge

If you'd like to see some of the best competitive cheerleaders in the country do their thing, head to the LeConte Center and get into the spirit of this championship event.

Ponies In The Smokies

March 29–April 1

Sevierville Convention Center

A horse show? Nope. This is a unique car show devoted to the legendary Ford Mustang. When you walk in the convention center, you'll be greeted by 54 years of Mustang history, with one car on display from each model year spanning 1964 to 2017. Each vehicle will be an original – some rare – ranging from basic off-the-line models to custom cars with tons of nifty options. It's a once-in-a-lifetime experience for those of you who are big fans of the 'Stang.

And don't forget, as we talked about last week, Dollywood's Festival of Nations will be continuing at the Pigeon Forge theme park through April 9, bringing entertainers, food and art from countries all around the world to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.


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