Pumpkin Carving Contest

Join us at Governor’s Inn on October 29th, 30th, and 31st for the Smoky Mountain Resorts Annual Pumpkin Carving Contest. Participate in the age-old tradition of turning a pumpkin into Art. Beginning each night at 6pm and ending at 8pm, the pumpkin carving will be held in the lobby with snacks and refreshments for everyone. Each guest gets a pumpkin and a carving kit. The staff chooses the best carved pumpkin, and the winner will get a FREE night stay valid November 15...

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Mountain Top Christmas

Mountain Top Christmas Conference, featuring Dr. James Merritt, is a three day event that includes a variety of speakers, performers, in-concert music, fun, and lots more. As the host of Touching Lives ministries, Dr. Merritt has dedicated his life to leading men, women, boys and girls all over the world to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Founder and Senior Pastor of Cross Pointe Church, Dr. Merritt is also the host speaker for Pastors Edge Mentoring Conferences. Dr....

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The Final Fall Color Update

The breathtaking beauty of Fall in the Great Smoky Mountains is displayed in nature’s multicolored farewell. There is a limited amount of time to enjoy the fall colors, Temperature and moisture cause the intensity and overall timing. Warm and sunny days with cool nights are best for vibrant fall colors. The process of transformation in the leaves are from 3 types of pigments: Chlorophyll, Carotenoids, and Anthocyanins. These pigments are what completes the change to...

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The Forge Cinemas at Walden’s Landing

Walden’s Landing and Phoenix Big Cinemas are giving the locals and tourists a real treat with a new and advanced movie-going experience in the Smoky Mountains. Now there will be a movie theatre with first-run films close to the tourist hotspots. The new theatre will have 5 screens, stadium seating, digital projection systems with 3D capability, and digital surround sound. The new entertainment has generated much excitement and anticipation in the community already....

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Fall Color Update

The yearly displays of colors bring visitors to the Smokies in mass amounts. Both beautiful and busy the mountains are washed with bright yellows, oranges, and reds. Top 6 Places To See The Fall Colors The loop in Cades Cove Newfound Gap Road National Park Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Wears Valley The Fall Color change is almost impossible to predict. From the higher to lower elevations in the wilderness there are 3 factors that influence the change in leaf color: leaf pigments,...

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