Pigeon Forge Events

pigeon forge events
Each year, Pigeon Forge, TN plays host to numerous events throughout the city. These Pigeon Forge events range from rod runs to concerts and draw people of all ages and interests. The combination of scenery, restaurants, attractions, lodging, etc make Pigeon Forge a prime location for events of all sizes.

When planning your visit to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee it is incredibly important to look over the Pigeon Forge events calendar to see if any major events are taking place that you would either love to attend, or love to avoid! Many visitors are surprised when they roll into town only to find bumper-to-bumper traffic due to a major car show. Some people love it and some people vow to never return…this list is meant to help you prepare your visit for the best possible weekend.

Throughout the list, you will find a “HEAVY TRAFFIC” label beside any event that brings large amounts of traffic each year. Please note, though, that if events or weekends do not have the “HEAVY TRAFFIC” label does not necessarily mean traffic will be light…the labels simply serve as definite warnings for those weekends.

2018 Pigeon Forge Calendar of Events

pigeon forge eventsEvents in Pigeon Forge are subject to change, so be sure to check with the official website, phone number, etc to confirm event details before making your plans. Also, events may be added or removed throughout the year so check back before visiting Pigeon Forge to see what will be happening during your stay.

Pigeon Forge Events in March 2018

March 2-3
Corvette Expo
Location: Sevierville Convention Center
http://www.corvetteexpo.com/

March 3
Chuckwagon Cookoff Competition
Location: Clabough’s Campground (405 Wears Valley Road)
Website: Click here for details

March 8-10
Winter Carnival of Magic
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: http://wintercarnivalofmagic.com/

March 17
Dollywood Opening Day
Description: Dollywood opens for the 2018 season! Click the link below for the 2018 schedule of open dates and hours.
More info: click here

Mar 17- Apr 9
Dollywood’s Festival of Nations
Location: Dollywood
Website: https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Festival-of-Nations

March 20-24
Annual A Mountain Quiltfest
Location: LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge
Description: Over 60 quilting classes available to attend as well as vendors selling quilting items.
Website: https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/quiltfest

Pigeon Forge Events in April 2018

April 7
Tanya Tucker in Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

April 19-21

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Spring Grand Rod Run
Location: LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge
Phone: 865-687-3976
More info: Pigeon Forge Spring Grand Rod Run

April 27-29
Women of Joy
Location: LeConte Center
Website: http://womenofjoy.org/

Pigeon Forge Events in May 2018

May 4

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Music in the Mountains Spring Parade
Location: Parkway Pigeon Forge (starts at traffic light #6 and heads north to traffic light #3)
More info: 2018 Pigeon Forge Parade

May 8-12
Wilderness Wildlife Week
Location: LeConte Center
Website: https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/wilderness-wildlife-week

May 9-12
2018 Smoky Mountain Antique Toy & Pedal Car Show
Description: Indoor & outdoor show. 100+ dealers of antique toys, Pedal Cars, advising, & Petrolia.
FREE PARKING & FREE Admission.
Location: Country Cascades Hotel
Phone: 828-231-7442
Website: https://www.smokymountainpedalcarshow.com/

May 11
Sawyer Brown
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

May 17-19
Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion
Location: Music Road Hotel and Convention Center
Website: http://www.gnf100fordreunion.com/

May 25 – June 10
Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
More Info: Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass 2018

Pigeon Forge Events in June 2018

May 25 – June 10
Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
More Info: Dollywood’s Barbeque & Bluegrass 2018

June 1-3
Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show
Location: Music Road Convention Center
Website: http://www.pontiacsinpigeonforge.com/

June 16 – August 5
“Summer Celebration” Festival at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Summer

June 23
Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

Pigeon Forge Events in July 2018

June 16 – August 5
“Summer Celebration” Festival at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Summer

July 4

HEAVY TRAFFIC

July 21
Neal McCoy Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

July 16-22
SEAA Girl’s Fast Pitch World Series
Location: Wear Farm City Park
Website: http://seaafastpitch.com/

July 27-29
2018 Tennessee Tax Free Weekend
Location: Numerous area businesses

Pigeon Forge Events in August 2018

June 16 – August 5
“Summer Celebration” Festival at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/Summer

August 1 – 31
Celebrate Freedom
Location: Numerous area businesses

August 24-25
Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion
Location: LeConte Center
Click for more info

Pigeon Forge Events in September 2018

September 7-8

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Shades of the Past Pigeon Forge Car Show
Location: Dollywood’s Splash Country
More info

September 13-15

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run
Location: LeConte Center Pigeon Forge
Phone: 865-687-3976

September 21
The Oak Ridge Boys Concert
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

Sep 23-29
National Quartet Convention
Location: LeConte Center
Website: http://www.natqc.com/

Sep 28 – Nov 3
Harvest Festival at Dollywood
Few places combine the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of fall like Dollywood during their Fall Harvest Festival. Numerous craftsman are located throughout the park creating unique, handmade goods. The sound of gospel and bluegrass fill the stages. The surrounding foliage turns to a beautiful display of red, yellow, and gold. It truly makes for a perfect place to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains!
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.pigeonforgetnguide.com/events/dollywood-harvest-festival/

Pigeon Forge Events in October 2018

October
Fall Colors in the Smokies
The surrounding area of Pigeon Forge offers hundreds of square miles of incredible fall foliage that typically peaks in mid-to-late October. The beautiful reds, yellows, oranges, etc paint the mountains in a visual display of natural beauty that is one of the most amazing views found anywhere.
Location: Smoky Mountains
2018 Smoky Mountain Fall Colors Report and Forecast
Sep 28 – Nov 3
Harvest Festival at Dollywood
Few places combine the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of fall like Dollywood during their Fall Harvest Festival. Numerous craftsman are located throughout the park creating unique, handmade goods. The sound of gospel and bluegrass fill the stages. The surrounding foliage turns to a beautiful display of red, yellow, and gold. It truly makes for a perfect place to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains!
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.pigeonforgetnguide.com/events/dollywood-harvest-festival/

October 19
Restless Heart & Shenandoah
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

Pigeon Forge Events in November 2018

Sep 28 – Nov 3
Harvest Festival at Dollywood
Few places combine the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes of fall like Dollywood during their Fall Harvest Festival. Numerous craftsman are located throughout the park creating unique, handmade goods. The sound of gospel and bluegrass fill the stages. The surrounding foliage turns to a beautiful display of red, yellow, and gold. It truly makes for a perfect place to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains!
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
Website: https://www.pigeonforgetnguide.com/events/dollywood-harvest-festival/

Nov 10 – Jan 5
Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
More info: click here

Nov 6 – Feb 28
Pigeon Forge Winterfest
Location: Patriot Park
More info: click here

November 16
Gene Watson
Location: Country Tonite Theatre
Phone: 865-453-2003
Website: www.firstclassconcerts.com

November 21-25

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Thanksgiving Weekend / Black Friday Shopping
Description: Thanksgiving weekend is typically a popular time for people to visit Pigeon Forge due to the extended weekend and Black Friday shopping.

Pigeon Forge Events in December 2018

Nov 10 – Jan 5
Smoky Mountain Christmas at Dollywood
Location: Dollywood
Phone: 1-800-DOLLYWOOD
More info: click here

Dec 21-Jan 1

HEAVY TRAFFIC
Christmas Break
Description: The week around Christmas and New Year’s is a popular time for people to visit Pigeon Forge due to schools having winter breaks, Winter Extreme taking place in Gatlinburg, year-end shopping deals, etc.

Dec 31

HEAVY TRAFFIC
New Year’s Eve
Description: There are numerous New Year’s Eve events, parties, and celebrations throughout Pigeon Forge. Get details on all of the places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Pigeon Forge by clicking here.

Final Thoughts

This 2018 Pigeon Forge calendar of events will be modified throughout the year if events are added, cancelled, changed, etc. If you know of a popular event in Pigeon Forge that should be added to the list, please let us know using the comment form below!

Remember, just because a date doesn’t have “Heavy Traffic” labeled beside it doesn’t mean the traffic won’t be heavy…we simply marked which events draw a large amount of traffic each year so that you can plan accordingly.

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