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New Dollywood Roller Coaster in 2016

Dollywood has been on a roll in recent years with all of the additions and expansions they are making, and we heard quite a rumor earlier this year about Dollywood major announcement for 2016. We've kept that rumor quiet for as long as we could (not easy!)...until now! There have been pieces of information slowly leaking out to the public and so in this article we will line up all of those sources to reveal what huge new attraction Dollywood will announce this summer and open for the 2016 … [Continue Reading...]

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Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bret Michaels in Concert

What do you get when you put Lynyrd Skynyrd and Bret Michaels in the same place at the same time? We don't know but we're going to find out at Smokies Stadium on October 1, 2015! Smokies Stadium is located near Pigeon Forge...if you take Interstate 75 to get to Pigeon Forge, then you have seen the stadium just off the 407 exit. While this isn't the first time Lynyrd Skynyrd has performed near Pigeon Forge, this is a first for Bret Michaels who will be opening the concert. Having those two … [Continue Reading...]

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The Dome Zipline Coaster and Laser Tag

On May 28, we posted this picture on Facebook asking people to guess what was being built in Pigeon Forge. Answers ranged from a New Year's Eve ball to Dolly Parton's bra! Well, we're relieved to share with you that it is neither of those things. It is a brand new attraction called The Dome, which they are hoping to partially open in July. It is located on the south end of Pigeon Forge (the end closer to Gatlinburg) and you absolutely cannot miss it from the Parkway. The owner says that it will … [Continue Reading...]

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Pigeon Forge 4th of July Fireworks and Patriot Festival

The annual Pigeon Forge 4th of July Fireworks and Patriot Festival seems to get bigger and better each year and the 2015 Pigeon Forge 4th of July Patriot Festival is lined up to be an amazing event! The Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival begins at noon on July 4th with live music taking the stage around 1:30. The Pigeon Forge fireworks begin around 9:30pm and all festivities conclude around 10pm. It is an excellent event that the entire family will enjoy as there is entertainment for people of all … [Continue Reading...]

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Tax Free Weekend Tennessee 2015

The Tennessee Tax Free Weekend historically begins at 12:01am on the first Friday in August and ends at midnight the following Sunday meaning the 2015 Tax free weekend in Tennessee would be held August 7-9. During the tax free weekend, numerous items can be purchased without having to pay sales tax. The items include clothing under $100 per item, school and school art supplies under $100 per item, and computers under $1,500. The tax exemption not only applies to items purchased within stores, … [Continue Reading...]

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Celebrate Freedom Pigeon Forge Military Discounts

Each year, Pigeon Forge honors members of our nation's military and first-responders with the Celebrate Freedom event that lasts throughout the entire month of August. Numerous Pigeon Forge businesses participate in honoring these individuals with Pigeon Forge discounts for veterans, active military, police officers, firefighters and other emergency responders. If you have ever wondered about getting Pigeon Forge military discounts, veteran discounts, etc then August is absolutely the best month … [Continue Reading...]

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Pigeon Forge Jeep Show 2015

Another massive Pigeon Forge car show is getting added to the mix with the addition of the 2015 Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion that will take place at the LeConte Center on August 29, 2015! This huge Jeep show in Pigeon Forge, TN started in Townsend, TN a couple of years ago and had about 165 Jeeps. The following year, the show exploded with over 700 Jeeps! So in 2015, they expect even more Jeeps as they move the event to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. While the Great Smoky Mountain … [Continue Reading...]

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Dollywood Barbeque and Bluegrass 2015

If you love bluegrass and barbeque, then goodness gracious are you in for a treat! The 2015 Dollywood Barbeque and Bluegrass festival offers the best of both with some incredible bluegrass performances and tasty, delicious BBQ. Some of the bluegrass performers include Rhonda Vincent, The Grascals, The Earls of Leicester, The Del McCoury Band, Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen, Blue Highway, The Gibson Brothers, The Seldom Scene, Russell Moore & IIIrd Tyme Out, J.D. Crowe & The New South, Flatt … [Continue Reading...]

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Splash Country Waterpark Hours, Rides, Map, and More

Dollywood's Splash Country water park in Pigeon Forge, TN opens May 16 for the 2015 season and is scheduled to operate through September 7! A couple of years ago, Splash Country introduced Tennessee's first water coaster called River Rush which is an incredibly fun water ride that acts more like a roller coaster with hills, drops, tunnels, and turns! There are very few water coasters in the world and Dollywood's Splash Country has one of the best! Below, we've got details on the best Splash … [Continue Reading...]

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2015 Dolly Parade in Pigeon Forge TN

The 2015 Dolly Parade in Pigeon Forge, TN is formally known as the Annual Dolly's Homecoming Parade where Dolly Parton serves as the grand marshal. The Dolly parade 2015 will take place on May 1 and begin around 6pm on the Pigeon Forge Parkway. The Dollywood parade traditionally features numerous floats, marching bands, entertainers from area shows, baton twirlers, horses, etc. The annual Dolly parade is arguably the largest parade in the region as it draws more that 50,000 visitors lining the … [Continue Reading...]