Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on September 20, 2016
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival is officially under way in the Smokies, which means six more weeks of seasonal decorations and special events, all set against the backdrop of cooling fall weather and the annual transformation of the area foliage.
And speaking of special events, the communities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are getting the festival kicked off right with an enticing slate of happenings geared toward visitors of all ages. This week Smoky Mountain Ziplines is giving you a run-down of what you can expect during the next week in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Oktoberfest at Ober
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, Gatlinburg
September 23 – October 30
Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort taps into its cultural roots with this annual German-heritage festival, featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music. The Bavarian Fun Makers Band will be decked out in authentic garb (including lederhosen), performing German folk music, oompah songs, sing-alongs, yodeling and more as part of their daily shows. You can enjoy traditional dishes like wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more while singing and dancing along with the band.
Bill Anderson and Bobby Bare
Country Tonite Theatre, Pigeon Forge
Country Tonite's Celebrity Concert Series continues with two country music greats, Bill Anderson and Country Music Hall of Famer Bobby Bare. The show begins at 8 p.m.
Fall Festival and Old Timers Day
Townsend Visitors Center, Townsend
September 23 – 24
This is one of the biggest annual events hosted by the community of Townsend, on the peaceful side of the Smokies. Enjoy traditional bluegrass concerts, crafts, clogging and jam sessions on the porch as well as demonstrations of cornmeal making, blacksmithing, sorghum molasses making, apple butter making, basketry, weaving, spinning and quilting. Storytellers will also share their tales about East Tennessee and Smoky Mountain heritage. Admission is free, although there is a charge of $8 for parking on site.
Great Smoky Mountain Auto Fest Reunion
Smokies Park, Kodak
September 23 – 24
Custom-car fans might want to check out this event, which takes place at the Smokies' baseball stadium just off Interstate 40 at Exit 407. See as many as 800 cars on display as well as custom-auto vendors and a swap meet. Registered participants will be eligible for daily giveaways, cash prizes, special awards, door prizes, a barbecue buffet dinner and entertainment by a live band.
Little River Railroad Days
Little River Railroad Museum, Townsend
The non-for-profit Little River Railroad and Lumber Company presents this event that helps preserve the heritage of the historic Little River Lumber Company and Little River Railroad, both of which helped create the community of Townsend in the early 1900s. The non-profit organization also helps maintain the museum and share the history of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
September 24 – 25
This is a great way for you fishermen (and women) to get out and enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains in autumn. Open to adults and children, locals and visitors, this annual tournament is the largest of its kind in the Smokies. Competitors will be vying for cash prizes in multiple categories. Participants must observe all Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations.
Nawger Nob Arts and Crafts Festival
Nawger Nob Shopping Area, Townsend
September 24 – 25
This popular shopping collective in the heart of Townsend will host a family-friendly event filled with local artisans, crafters and more.
National Quartet Convention
LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge
Gospel music's largest annual gathering of quartets will feature headliners like the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, the Hoppers, the Kingdom Heirs and the Mark Trammell Quartet.
Of course, we'll be open all this next week, as usual, so don't forget to make plans to also come out and experience our Smoky Mountain zip line adventure.