Happy November

Happy November!

TEMPERATURES are cooling, LEAVES are falling, BEARS are scavenging for food, TURKEYS are calling, and CHRISTMAS LIGHTS are being turned on! That can only mean one thing in the Sevier County....it's NOVEMBER!

There is lots to see and do throughout the year which each month being just as magical as the one before. The events in November are sure to not disappoint. Check out this month's post to find several can't miss activities and a recipe for one of my favorite things...PUMPKIN PIE!

 Sevierville Winterfest Kickoff -November 7, 2016
3:00-7:30 pm

The 2016 Sevierville Winterfest kickoff event, dubbed “Music, Lights and Magic,”  takes place in the heart of the city at the municipal complex downtown. Free food, local entertainment, kids' games and fireworks make this event fun for everyone! The evening wraps up by turning on the area's first Winterfest lights.
Sevierville Convention & Visitors Bureau, 110 Gary Wade Blvd. in Sevierville TN

Pigeon Forge Winterfest Kickoff- November 8, 2016

Winterfest Kick-off
4:00 PM: Kids Area opens up Days Gone By Old Time Games
5:00 PM: Activities start from stage National Anthem presenting of colors: Mayor and City Manager to speak recognize Volunteer of the Year Grace Stottlemeyer
5:15 PM: Count down to lights being turned on *in Patriot Park only immediately followed by 3-4 minutes of fireworks
5:30 PM: Entertainment starts from stage: Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier, Pistol Creek Catch of the Day & the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus: Note some members of Pistol Creek will be strolling through park earlier entertaining
6:00 PM: FREE Trolley Tour of Lights rides will start
Local Girl Scouts will be selling hot drinks and cookies and they will have Winterfest shirt sales also.

 Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff- November 9, 2016
5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg.

City dignitaries will signify the start of Gatlinburg Winter Magic with a ceremonial lighting of more than 3 million lights throughout the city while thousands sample from more than 25 vendors from area restaurants and businesses.
This year’s event features great musical acts throughout the night performing on multiple stages.
5:00 The Greenbrier Band (will perform 4 times throughout the evening. 5:15 Grassabillies
5:30 & 6:00 All Sauced Up Hot Chili Eating Contests
6:00 Winter Magic Kickoff lighting 
6:15 Tara Thompson (headliner)



  • 1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin
  • 1 (14 ounce) can Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Whisk pumpkin, sweetened condensed milk, eggs, spices and salt in medium bowl until smooth. Pour into crust. Bake 15 minutes.
  2. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F and continue baking 35 to 40 minutes or until knife inserted 1 inch from crust comes out clean. Cool. Garnish as desired. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

Happy November....check back later in the month for the best places to get a Thanksgiving Feast without having to dirty your kitchen!



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