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Gatlinburg, Tennessee is set to hold their 8th annual Mountain Hounds gathering on May 31- June 3. Mountain Hounds is a gathering in the Smoky Mountains of rescued Greyhounds and their owners from all over the country. Most of the weekends festivities will take place at Mynatt Park and the event is open to the public. The owners of these Greyhounds love to talk about the joys of adopting their retired racing hounds with everyone they meet. The weekend is packed full of events such as: a charity walk through Downtown Gatlinburg, Greyhound Games, Bingo, Pizza Party, and Seminars. The event usually brings in about 250 Greyhounds form as many as 18 states. If you enjoy the company of dogs and dog owners this event is sure to be fun. For more about Mountain Hounds and the full weekend schedule click here.
WINTERFEST CELEBRATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY! Sevier County always kicks off the Winter Season in a big way. Each city has their own unique celebration to get the entire family excited about the festivities and magic of winter time!
The Winterfest Celebrations begin in Sevierville. Sevierville’s Winterfest Kickoff takes place from 3 to 8 pm on November 6th in downtown Sevierville. Enjoy plenty for the kids to do; face painting, arts & crafts, balloon animals, inflatables, and games. There’s tons of food and plenty of stage acts. Enjoy a mascot dance off, performances from local dance teams, lumberjack competitions, and music. The event concludes with a spectacular firework display!
The 28th Annual Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff will be held on November 7th at Patriot Park! Enjoy old time games and vendors beginning at 4 pm followed by live entertainment at 6pm. The event concludes with a free trolley tour of the lights at 7 pm. The Winterfest Celebrations events ends in Gatlinburg on N…
Sevier County is an ever changing area of attractions, hotels, restaurants, and shops. It seems as if there is something new and exciting every day! Check out this blog post for some places of long ago that used to be a favorite for many!
Porpoise Island: The area that is now the Island was the home of a popular show straight out of Hawaii. In the 70s and 80s visitors could enjoy hula dancers, seal and porpoise shows, trained parrots and more.
Rebel Railroad: Before Dollywood days, visitors could enjoy Rebel Railroad. This confederate-themed attraction included a steam train ride through the mountain countryside. Rebel Railroad was in operation from 1961 through 1970. It later became Goldrush Junction, then Goldrush, and finally Silver Dollar City before becoming Dollywood.
Ogle's Waterpark: The area of Walden's Landing was once home to a popular summer attraction. Until 2003, those looking for a way to escape the heat could enjoy multiple water slides, a wave pool, and othe…
Are you looking for an adventure? Do you have a motorcycle or sports car? If so then you may want to consider taking a ride to Deals Gap, better known as the "Tail of the Dragon" or just the "Dragon." The Dragon is a popular and internationally famous destination for driving enthusiasts. The Dragon in Tennessee offers up to 318 curves over 11-miles.
The road earned its name from its curves resembling the tail of a dragon. The stretch bears the street name Tapoco Road in North Carolina and Calderwood Highway in Tennessee and is signed entirely by U.S. Highway 129. Since part of the road is also the southwestern border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there is not development along the 11-mile stretch. The road travels mostly through forested area. Along the route there are a few scenic overlooks and pull off points.
The speed limit on the Dragon was 55 mph prior to 1992; however, in the 1990s and early 2000s, the limit was reduced a number of times…