21st Annual Robert A Tino Homecoming: Crafts, Entertainment, and Family Fun

Robert A Tino, famed artist in the Smoky Mountains, welcomes people of all ages to his Smoky Mountain Homecoming on October 5th and 6th. Set on Sunset View Farm, the location of Robert’s gallery, the event celebrates not only the artist Robert A Tino, but the culture and heritage of Appalachia. Craftspeople, donning period attire, hark back to times long past. Stroll around the expansive farm and enjoy demonstrations of quilting, blacksmithing, and soap making, to...

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Tip of the Iceberg: Dr. James Merritt Hosts 4th Annual Mountain Top Conference

This December, Dr. James Merritt, founder and senior pastor of Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, Georgia, will host the 4th Annual Mountain Top Conference, located at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. It’s an event meant to educate and inspire. Dr. Merritt teaches, “When it comes to God, we only see the tip of the iceberg!” The three-day event features lessons, music and visits to local attractions in the heart of the Smoky Mountains....

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Southern Gospel Music Inhabits Pigeon Forge This October

When the Great Smoky Mountains was settled, people came from all over to sing, learn about the faith, and socialize at revivals–which often lasted weeks at a time. These revivals left a lasting impact on the settlers of the Smoky Mountains and, subsequently, their children, who passed those same traditions to other generations. This year, October is the time for gospel music in Pigeon Forge, and the town will host two important events: Dollywood’s National...

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The Pigeon Forge Mill: A Short History

The Pigeon Forge Mill, commonly referred to as the “Old Mill,” is a distinctive, historic mill in Pigeon Forge, famous for its wooden wheel and picture-perfect location, photographed by countless locals and tourists during its long history. The mill served many purposes in its 183 years, spurring development in the area. In the 1800s, Isaac Love purchased 151-acres of land from a Mr. Mordeicah Lewis, developing an iron forge on the property, the forge for which the city is...

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Rascal Flatts Comes To Tennessee and Townsend Hosts Fall Festival

Rascal Flatts, Blues Traveler, and Lynyrd Skynyrd Come To East Tennessee Beginning on October 11, East Tennessee will play host to country group Rascal Flatts, blues-rock band Blues Traveler, and southern-rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd. Called “The Foothills Fall Festival,” the three-day event is located on the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains in downtown Maryville. Reserved seating and general admission is available to concert-goers, and shuttle buses are available for...

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