The Pigeon Forge Rod Runs are some of the biggest car shows that takes place in Pigeon Forge each year as they feature thousands of incredible hot rods and muscle cars…and tens-of-thousands people lining up to see them! These rod runs have become generational favorites as they got their start in the Smoky Mountains during the 1970’s and featured the very first “Grand Run” (often referred to as the Pigeon Forge Grand Rod Run) in 1983 at the Grand Hotel. In the spring of 2014, these shows were moved to the LeConte Center and renamed to the “Pigeon Forge Rod Run”, which includes a show in the spring (April) and fall (September).
Dates for the 2024 Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run
The Spring Rod Run returns to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge in 2024 and is scheduled to take place April 18-20. We have a complete guide for the Spring Rod Run, which has full details on registration, lodging, cost for spectators, etc. This show is a fantastic was for car enthusiasts to kickoff the spring season with the warmer weather and shiny showcars. If you want to see some of the most incredible hot rods in the country (and don’t mind loads of traffic), then this is the perfect car show to attend!
Dates for the 2024 Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run
The 2024 Fall Rod Run in Pigeon Forge is scheduled to take place September 12-14 at the LeConte Center. We have a complete guide for the Fall Rod Run, which has full details on registration, lodging, cost for spectators, etc. This car show is a great “bookend” to the car show season as many car-lovers cap off their year of shows with this event. The Fall Rod Run is special to many as it was the original time of year when the Rod Run was held. It became so popular that they added a Spring Rod Run in 1995, which they eventually became known as the Spring Rod Run and Fall Rod Run. Both are fantastic!
The Pigeon Forge Rod Runs are just two of the many car shows to take place in Pigeon Forge, TN all year long. They are definitely something to witness if you have any interest in muscle cars. Just be sure to plan for travel time, where to stay, where to eat, and weather to make your visit as enjoyable as possible!