This Week’s Winterfest Events…

Will you be staying in one of our cabins in Wears Valley this week? If so, you might be wondering what’s happening in the Great Smoky Mountains this week – besides Thanksgiving, of course. You’re in luck; there’s a lot going on in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville thanks to Winterfest. This annual four-month-long celebration of winter and the holidays is off to a great start, and if you’re looking for a way to share some seasonal fun with your family, we’ve got a few suggestions for making that happen.

In Gatlinburg, the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show is taking place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center through November 29 and will be immediately followed by the Great Smoky Christmas Arts & Crafts Show November 30 through December 6. At both events, you’ll see exhibitors from Gatlinburg’s own Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community display and demonstrate a wide range of authentic mountain art and craft forms, including pottery, candle making, jewelry, broom making, painting, wood work and many more.

Also in Gatlinburg is the Festival of Trees taking place November 25 through 29 at the W.L. Mills Conference Center on Historic Nature Trail. This annual fund-raiser features beautifully decorated Christmas trees and handmade centerpieces and craft items, the sales of which will raise money for the Boys & Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains. The event also includes live entertainment and photo opportunities with Santa Claus himself.

This weekend, November 27 and 28, the Great Smoky Mountain Dance Theatre presents the Nutcracker “Sweet,” also at the Mills Auditorium in Gatlinburg. The troupe’s take on the classic holiday ballet is a fun event for all ages.

If your travels take you into Pigeon Forge this week, you’ll find that several local attractions are hosting special promotions as part of their Winterfest celebrations. For example, Christmas at Dixie Stampede is the holiday show presented by the long-time equestrian-themed attraction, featuring a live nativity scene with camels and ascending angels. Elves from the North and South serve guests a multi-course feast as part of the fun.

Meanwhile, the annual Smoky Mountain Christmas celebration continues at Dollywood theme park, while the Titanic Museum Attraction hosts a fireworks show on Thanksgiving night. Billed as the largest fireworks event of the year on the Parkway, this pyrotechnics display honors the lives and legacies of the original Titanic’s passengers, crew and rescuers.

In Sevierville, you might want to visit Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland, a drive-through tour of dozens of colorful, animated light displays located at Smokies Stadium just off Interstate 40 at exit 407. The attraction is open through January 4.

Speaking of holiday lights, you’ll probably have trouble avoiding them during Winterfest. Each of our communities, in addition to many local businesses, is decked out in twinkling colorful lights and displays throughout the four months of Winterfest.

How To Spend Thanksgiving In The Smokies

So the idea of not celebrating Thanksgiving at home with your family sounds like sacrilege? Then maybe you should give it some more thought. Because that’s what more and more Smoky Mountain visitors are doing every year. In fact, some folks are bringing their Thanksgiving celebration to the mountains and creating a new holiday tradition in the process.

Think about it… You’d still get be spending time with your family – which is probably what you’re most thankful for anyway – and in the process you’d be on vacation in one of the most beautiful locations in the United States. Add the fact that the Smokies area has just kicked off its annual Winterfest celebration, and you have all the makings of a Thanksgiving holiday that you and yours are not likely to forget.

We suggest getting it all started with one of our cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge, TN. We have properties as large as five bedrooms, and most of our cabins have some sort of foldout couch, which increases your sleeping capacity even further. Having everyone under one roof is a great recipe for generating new family memories and traditions and sharing special times together.

Our cabins are also a cost-effective way for a large group to stay several days or more in the Smokies. The cost of a cabin rental is usually less than if you rented enough individual hotel rooms to accommodate everyone in your party. And if you choose to cook some of your meals (or at least have a quick-and-easy breakfast) in the cabin, you’ll save money by buying food at one of our local supermarkets instead of eating out every meal.

Plus cabins have all the amenities of home and more. You’ll be spoiled with luxury features like whirlpool tubs in the master bathrooms, outdoor hot tubs, gas or wood-burning fireplaces, flat-screen TVs with DVD/VCR players, washer and dryer, full kitchens with all the necessary appliances, cookware and serveware, game rooms with pool tables, covered porches with outdoor seating, free wireless Internet and much more.

Most importantly, you’ll be in the Smoky Mountains during Winterfest, which is decked out from Gatlinburg to Pigeon Forge to Sevierville in millions and millions of colorful, twinkling holiday lights and displays. And during Winterfest, each city has a whole calendar full of special events that provide fun and entertaining ways to celebrate, Thanksgiving, Christmas and the winter season in general.

Of course, we haven’t even touched on all the things that make the Smokies great year ‘round, including the beautiful mountains and all the other fun destinations our communities have to offer. You’ll find music theater shows and other attractions that are open at least through the end of the year, if not all year long, and our outlet malls and other retail centers are great places to go to get some last-minute Christmas shopping done.

And one of the best things about Thanksgiving in the Smokies is that you’ll find several restaurants serving meals that day, so you can dig into your favorite Turkey Day goodies but let someone else do all the cooking and cleaning.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

This week, the cities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville are getting their respective annual Winterfest celebrations off to a start with special events that, in part, showcase each town’s unique light displays. And at Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, they’re doing the same thing during their annual Smoky Mountain Christmas festival.

Running now through January 3, 2016, this two-month-long celebration sees Dollywood transformed into a winter wonderland thanks to millions of colorful, twinkling lights adorning structures and trees throughout each of the park’s sections. In fact, they started putting the lights up months ago so they could have them all in place in time for Smoky Mountain Christmas’s November 7 festival kick-off.

One of the unique aspects of Smoky Mountain Christmas is that the stages of Dollywood’s many theaters and music venues feature special holiday-themed shows instead of the usual lineup of country, gospel and bluegrass acts. Highlights include Dollywood’s A Christmas Carol, an original musical adaptation of the classic Dickens tale, as well as Christmas in the Smokies, Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs, O Holy Night, Appalachian Christmas and ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, to name a few.

Families will also enjoy other special Christmas-themed experiences, such as getting to meet Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his friends at Rudolph’s Holly Jolly Junction. Meanwhile, the Timber Canyon Festival of Lights features thousands of lights blinking in synchronicity with holiday music to create a seasonal symphony for the senses. And every night, the park’s Parade of Lights wraps up the day with brightly lit Christmas floats meandering their way throughout the park.

At Santa’s Workshop in Celebration Hall, you’ll find a giant toy store, where larger-than-life toys greet guests and invite them to engage with interactive activities like looking through a giant ViewMaster and visiting with Santa.

However, a lot of what you’ve come to know and love about Dollywood will still be taking place during Smoky Mountain Christmas. For example, many of the roller coasters and ride attractions (except the water-based ones) will still be open, weather permitting, and you can still visit Dollywood’s crafts people located in Craftsman’s Valley and other sections of the park.

And Dollywood’s many shops and eateries will be open for business as well, although many will offer more holiday-themed merchandise and menu items to get into the spirit of the season.

When coming to town for Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas or any other attraction or special event in the Smokies this season, you’ll need accommodations, and our cabins in Pigeon Forge, TN are within an easy drive of Dollywood. We have a wide selection of properties available, from one bedroom to five bedrooms, and our rates are generally lower during the traditional off-season, compared to peak times like summer and October.

So give us a call or make your reservations online. We hope to see you soon!

Winterfest Kicks Off Next Week!

It may seem like just moments ago that you were lounging by the pool, relaxing on a beach or maybe just drowning in sweat while you mowed your yard. But believe it or not, it’s already time for Winterfest in the Great Smoky Mountains! Winterfest is the annual season-long celebration during which the communities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville say hello to winter and Christmas with several months’ worth of special events and millions and millions of holiday lights.

Next week, each of those towns launches its official Winterfest activities with a special kick-off event. Fortunately, those events are staggered over the course of several days, so if you wanted, you could actually welcome Winterfest with open arms in each city. And remember that Timbercreek Cabins has properties that are convenient to each community, so if you plan to be here to kick off Winterfest, be sure to contact us for your accommodations.

Here’s what’s in store next week:

Sevierville is the first community to kick off Winterfest, and visitors should make plans to be at the Sevierville Municipal Complex on Gary Wade Blvd. on Monday, November 9 from 3 to 8 p.m. The event will include live entertainment, games, food, fireworks and more as the city turns on its light displays and welcomes the world to the Great Smoky Mountains for winter. Admission and all activities are free.

Those interested in viewing Sevierville’s Winterfest lights should stop at the Sevierville Visitor Center on Tenn. Hwy. 66 to purchase a pair of Winterfest 3D glasses for only $1. The glasses shift each point of light into a snowflake, adding more interest to each of the intricate light displays.

Pigeon Forge is next up for Winterfest, kicking off its 26th annual festival on Tuesday, November 10 at Patriot Park. The free event starts at 5 p.m. with live musical entertainment, then beginning at 6 p.m., the city will host free trolley rides as part of its annual Trolley Tour of Lights. Passengers will get to see more than 5 million twinkling lights among the dozens of Winterfest displays.

Or you can enjoy the lights at your own pace on the city’s Winterfest Lights Driving Tour. You can pick up a tour map at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center at traffic light #0 or at the trolley office at Patriot Park.

The next night, November 11, the city of Gatlinburg gets in on the Winterfest action with its annual Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff. Taking place from 5 to 8 p.m. on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg, the event features city dignitaries signifying the start of Gatlinburg Winter Magic with the ceremonial lighting of more than 3 million lights throughout the city.

This year, the event also falls on Veterans Day, so in tribute, the city will honor former service men and women with its annual Veterans Day Celebration on the Ripley’s Aquarium plaza at 11 a.m.

“November 11 is going to be a day packed full of both recognition and celebration,” says Vicki Simms, executive director of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. “First and foremost, we want to honor our veterans, but we will also be kicking off Winterfest and highlighting Gatlinburg as a popular winter destination.”

Participants in the Chili Cookoff will be competing for honors like the People’s Choice Award, Best Booth Presentation and Best Apron. The street event is free, but tickets for the chili sampling are $10 each.

Cabin Of The Week – Bear Paws

Sometimes, getting away to a peaceful mountain setting is a great way to hit the pause button on life. If that sounds like just the therapy you could use right now, let us recommend one “paws” in particular. It’s one of our newer one-bedroom cabins in the Smoky Mountains, and it’s called Bear Paws. See what we did there? Pause… Paws…


Bear Paws embodies everything you could want from Smoky Mountain getaway lodging. This log-construction, one-bedroom, one-bath cabin is classic in its architecture, from its rounded timbers and expansive porch to its second-story dormer windows. And inside, that theme follows through at every turn, with floors, walls and ceilings that are abundantly wooden and a tastefully rustic interior design that conjures up feelings of a cozy mountain lodge.

In fact, the owners of this cabin have chosen an interior motif that fits right in with the cabin’s natural setting. You’ll see the iconic black bear represented in a number of carefully placed décor pieces, furnishings and accessories, and you’ll even find a decorative moose or two making its home somewhere in the cabin.

This non-smoking property’s main level offers a full kitchen, complete with major appliances, several small appliances, cookware, dishes, cutlery and even some basic cooking essentials – everything you might need to whip up meals on your own. All you’ll need to contribute is a trip to the nearest supermarket.

The adjacent dining area is big enough to accommodate Bear Paws’s maximum sleeping occupancy of four guests, and the living room makes a cozy spot to watch a movie or ballgame, relax in front of the gas fireplace or maybe just enjoy an evening of conversation.

Also on the main level is the bedroom, which boasts a bathroom with whirlpool tub. The upstairs loft does double duty as a game room (complete with pool table) and as an overflow sleeping area thanks to the fold-out sofa. Other entertainment options include a PlayStation 2 system, two flat-screen cable TVs, a VCR and a DVD player.

This autumn would be a great time to make the most out of Bear Paws’s outdoor amenities. The main-level wrap-around deck has rocking chairs for lazy scenery viewing as well as an outdoor hot tub – the perfect way to soak away sore bones and muscles after a day of hiking in the national park or maybe hitting the nearby outlet malls. There’s even a charcoal grill on the deck should you decide that a sizzling steak or burger is the way to go with that evening’s menu.

Other amenities include high-speed wireless Internet, iron and ironing board and access to a community swimming pool. This cabin is also very handy to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and only about a 15-minute drive from Pigeon Forge, home of boundless entertainment, shopping and dining destinations. Beyond that, both Sevierville and Gatlinburg are about another 15 minutes away, depending on which direction you take.

5 Ways To Stay Fit When Vacationing In The Smokies

For some of you, the very notion of staying fit on vacation is almost an oxymoron. “Half the fun of being on vacation is eating poorly and being lazy!” we can hear you saying at this very moment. And to some extent, that’s a valid argument. But for those of you who are generally health-conscious and don’t feel comfortable taking a vacation from your workout regimen, Timbercreek Cabins has come up with a few creative suggestions for ways to work some calorie burning and fitness into your travel plans.

  1. Take a hike

You didn’t really need us for this one, did you? It’s almost a no-brainer that when you’re visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, you should head into the national park and hit up a hiking trail or two. There are hundreds of miles of trails from which to choose, and you can take on anything from a short, level nature stroll to a strenuous miles-long hike to the summit of Mt. LeConte or Chimney Tops. No matter which way you go, a hike in the mountains not only burns calories but also tones/strengthens specific muscle groups and can give you a good cardio workout.

  1. Take a bike ride

Whether you bring your own or rent one from a local vendor, doing some pedaling can lead to most of the same health benefits as hiking. It’s an especially fun thing to do in the fall, when the leaves are turning and the days are cooler. A couple of popular biking spots are the Cades Cove loop in the national park (a 10-mile, one-way loop) and the bike trail in Townsend, which takes you a total of 10 miles from end of the town to the other and back, all on a pedestrian- and bike-friendly path set off from the main road.

  1. Run a race

Throughout the year, you’ll find a number of road races on the events calendars of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, including the Pigeon Forge Midnight 8k in the summer. One of the next big races coming up is the Santa Hustle Half Marathon in Sevierville.

  1. Visit a community center

The cities of Sevierville and Gatlinburg have community centers with facilities like Olympic swimming pools, basketball and racquetball courts, bowling lanes, fitness centers and locker rooms. At these sites, you can pay daily rates for most of these activities. Pigeon Forge has a community center as well, but it requires paying a one-year membership to participate, which may not make it a feasible option for folks visiting from out of town.

  1. Shop and have fun

Believe us, if you visit an outlet mall or a place like Dollywood theme park, you’re going to rack up a lot of steps just walking around in the course of a day. You may not get quite the workout you would if you were doing something more active like running or hiking, but at least you’re getting in some steps. This might be a good alternative for those of you who are more exercise averse.

The Best Places To See The Fall Foliage In The Smokies

October is known as the second peak season in the Smokies, because after summer, it’s the time of year with the highest area visitation. Why? Because that’s when the leaves change colors, morphing from the greens of summer to the fiery reds, yellows and oranges of autumn. It’s no coincidence that tourism reaches a peak about the same time that the leaves do.

We recommend visiting the Smokies some time within the next three to four weeks if you want to see the leaves at their best and brightest, before they leave our trees bare for winter. And if you do get a chance to come here, we hope you’ll check out our selection of overnight rental properties. The combination of luxury cabins, Smoky Mountains and fall foliage is a hard one to beat.

To help you prepare for your next trip to the Smokies this fall, we’re passing along a few suggestions for the best places you can go to see the leaves in all their fall glory.

  • Newfound Gap Road

Also known as U.S. Hwy. 441, this route runs from Gatlinburg, through Great Smoky Mountains National Park, to Cherokee North Carolina. Along the way, the two-lane road meanders to the crest of the Smokies ridge and back down to the south end of the park.

Along the way, you’ll see sweeping vistas of majestic mountains and rolling hills, which are essentially a broad canvass upon which nature creates its most beautiful work. And because you’ll be in the higher elevations, you’ll see more color sooner than you might if you visit locations in the lowlands. Look for a number of parking areas along the way where you can pull off the road to take pictures or simply gawk.

  • Foothills Parkway

This scenic highway was never actually completed, but different sections of it are open for driving – one near the Cosby community and one between Townsend and Maryville. Both sections offer many of the same advantages of Newfound Gap Rd. – higher elevations, colorful views that stretch to the horizon and roadside overlook pull-offs.

  • Ober Gatlinburg

Just taking the aerial tramway up to this mountaintop Gatlinburg ski resort and attraction will offer up pretty decent views of the foliage in the mountains surrounding that community. And when you get to the top, you might also take the scenic chairlift, which will carry you a little farther up Mt. Harrison. The city itself isn’t quite as high as some of the mountainous roads within the national park, but you’ll still see the colors earlier than you might in the lower-lying cities of Pigeon Forge or Sevierville.

  • Cades Cove

This historic community in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also not in the higher elevations, but if you wait just a little longer for the changing colors to reach the foothills and valleys, a visit would be totally worth it. The 11-mile, one-way auto loop that takes you through the cove is surrounded by towering mountains, rolling valleys, historic churches and homesteads, and depending on the time of day, you might even catch herds of nearby dear or possibly even a bear scrounging up sustenance for hibernation.

4 Great Places To Eat Breakfast In The Smokies

They say breakfast is the most important part of the meal. And when you’re visiting the Great Smoky Mountains, that advice is especially true when you consider that a typical day might be filled with hiking, shopping or visiting any number of local attractions. Sometimes, even when you’re having fun, you can spend a lot of time on your feet and rack up a lot of steps.

So if you’re thinking about places where you can fuel up properly and get your day off to a delicious start, we at Timbercreek Cabins Pigeon Forge are more than happy to pass along some recommendations for eateries that are known for their breakfast fare. You can certainly make your own morning meal in one of our full kitchens, but at least once on your trip, you need to head out and see what flavors await in the Smokies.

Pancake Pantry

Don’t be surprised if you see a line out the door of this longtime downtown Gatlinburg favorite, because folks have been chowing down at Pancake Pantry since 1960. Everything’s made from scratch, and they serve their goodies with real butter and fresh whipped cream. Of course, they serve eggs, waffles, omelets and even burgers and sandwiches, but you really need to try one of the pancake creations like the Parisienne, sweet potato, Caribbean, Swedish, Marvelous Blintz or red raspberry crepes.

Log Cabin Pancake House

Located on Historic Nature Trail in Gatlinburg, Log Cabin Pancake House serves up everything good in the morning, starting with specialties like fresh eggs, country ham and all-you-can-eat biscuits and gravy. They also make a wide variety of omelets, but they’re best known for their Special Treat Pancakes and French crepes. Flavors include buckwheat, orange-pineapple, butterscotch and raisin-nut as well as several varieties of crepes and French toast.

The Old Mill Restaurant

In Pigeon Forge, folks like to get their day off to a delicious start at this restaurant adjacent to the historic Old Mill on the Little Pigeon River. The breakfast menu features the Old Mill Country Breakfast – two eggs cooked to order, small pancakes, stone-ground corn grits (ground at the mill next door), homemade biscuits, home-fried potatoes and all the country sausage gravy you can eat. Other menu options include the Old Mill Biscuit Breakfast, Old Mill Pancake Breakfast and Old Mill Omelet Breakfast, each of which offers several meat variations.

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

The breakfast menu at this Sevierville eatery starts with the Farmhouse Special Breakfast – two eggs, home-fried potatoes, Southern grits, cinnamon apples, sausage gravy and a biscuit. That all comes served with your choice of breakfast-style meats. Meanwhile, the hearty Farmhouse Specials include the likes of buttermilk pancakes, Belgian waffle, French toast and Banana Foster waffle. Farmyard Specials include Eggs Benedict, the country quiche with fresh fruit and the Country Boy Breakfast Skillet with breakfast potatoes, scrambled eggs, ham, bacon, sausage, cheese and veggies, all layered in an iron skillet.

Cabin Of The Week – Paw Prints

This week, we’re featuring one of the newer properties on our rental program – Paw Prints. And if you look carefully enough, you might even spy some telltale bear paw prints in the woods surrounding this charming one-bedroom cabin. The property benefits from its location in a rustic resort community near the bottom of Round Top Mountain. It’s also adjacent to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which means the scenery is gorgeous, and you’re a very short drive from park adventures like hiking, cycling and picnicking.

However, you won’t find any paw prints inside this non-smoking cabin, which is ideally suited for a honeymoon, anniversary trip, romantic getaway or even a weekend away with the spouse and kids. From the outside, this two-level rental looks ultra-cozy, but once you step inside, you realize there’s plenty of room for whatever your stay in the Smokies might bring.

On the main level, you’ll find the living room, kitchen, a full bathroom and a Murphy bed that folds down from the wall and would make a great place for a couple of younger children to bunk down for the night. (Just make sure not to fold the kids up into the wall the next morning.) The living room’s seating group features an overstuffed leather couch as well as chairs with handmade cane bottoms, all of which lend themselves well to settling in for a ballgame on the TV, a movie on the DVD player or maybe just a quiet, romantic evening in front of the wood-burning fireplace.

The downstairs essentially functions as the master bedroom, thanks to a king-size bed, adjacent whirlpool tub, pool table, cable TV and full bathroom. And if you plan to stay long enough to do some laundry, you’ll find a washer and dryer conveniently located on this level so you won’t have to take time out to drive to a laundromat.

Paw Prints has two porches (front and back) that allow for a transitional experience between indoors and outdoors. On the front porch is a hand railing made from locally harvested mountain laurel branches, and there’s a charcoal grill that gives you another cooking option, in addition to the fully equipped indoor kitchen. Meanwhile, the covered back porch offers a relaxing hot tub that faces out toward Cove Mountain, and with chillier nights coming up this fall, a hot tub is a great amenity for a cabin in the Smokies to have.

Other features include high-speed Internet, iron and ironing board, wooded views and a wooded level yard off the lower deck, which would make a great area for younger kids to play in the great outdoors.

If for some reason Paw Prints doesn’t seem like it will meet your accommodations requirements for your next trip to the Smokies, give us a call anyway. Timbercreek Cabins Gatlinburg has a full selection of cabins and cottages ranging from 1 to 5 bedrooms, and they all deliver great locations and lots of luxury amenities.

Crafts And Autumn In The Smokies Go Hand In Hand

Now that we’re officially into the fall season, there are a few things you can always count on seeing in the Great Smoky Mountains – changing leaves, autumn decorations and lots of authentic mountain crafts. Starting now and running through October, craft festivals and events will be a mainstay on the calendars in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. So this week, we’re giving you a quick overview of all that’s in store for all you lovers of arts and crafts.

If you’re staying in one of our scenic-view cabins, Gatlinburg is where you’ll want to go to see the annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. Taking place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center October 8 through 25, this event has some 200 booths showcasing the arts and craft works of some of the nation’s finest artisans. Many of them will be on hand to demonstrate their skills, answer questions and offer their unique works of art for sale. Craft forms include everything from pottery, candle making and basket making to photography, metal work and woodwork. This event also features live country and bluegrass performances daily.

Gatlinburg is also home to the Great Smokies Arts & Crafts Community, which holds annual craft events of its own each spring and Christmas. But all through the year, visitors can tour the 100-plus shops, studios and galleries that are located along the community’s 8-mile loop, which is formed by Glades Rd., Buckhorn Rd., and U.S. Hwy. 321.

The community is a great place to stop in and browse original handmade pieces that run the entire gamut of arts and crafts. Often, you’ll find the artisans working in their studios, and they’re usually quite happy to answer questions about their work. And naturally, they have plenty of pieces on display for purchase as well. The loop also features a number of eateries where you can take a break from craft hunting and relax with a good meal and a beverage.

Heading north into Pigeon Forge, you’ll find several craft-oriented events taking place as well. At Dollywood, the National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration runs October 2 through 31, welcoming artisans from all over the country for a special month of arts and crafts. In addition to Dollywood’s own skilled craftsmen, the festival’s guest artists set up shop throughout the park to demonstrate a wide range of traditional mountain crafts. This year’s booths offer paintings, dulcimers, textile art, natural stone jewelry, dolls, pottery, chainsaw carvings, stained glass and much more.

Also in Pigeon Forge, you’ll find the Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair set up under the big tent at Patriot Park September 26 through October 24. There, you can see and purchase handmade items from some of the area’s most talented artists and crafters. Admission is free, however, visitors are encouraged to make a donation that will be distributed to local and regional charities.