September 2016 Things to Do throughout Sevier County TN
As we begin our off-season in the Smoky Mountains, we want to remind you that now is a great time to find low rates and last-minute deals on a Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge vacation cabin AND an events calendar that is still plum full of activities for your entire family. Indoor attractions and outdoor adventures await!
1-5: Titanic First Public Display of Bandmaster Wallace Hartley’s RMS Titanic Violin – See the most prized RMS Titanic artifact ever recovered. View all Titanic events.
5: Happy Labor Day! Celebrate your hard work by kicking back and enjoying ‘the good life.’
2-11: Labor Day Tent Sale – Ten days of sales at the much loved Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge. For details, call (800) 445-3396.
3: Kickin’ Chicken Run – Hosted by The Comedy Barn Theater in Pigeon Forge, this annual Run & Fun Walk includes a silent auction and door prizes all to benefit the child advocacy center, Safe Harbor. View or download the Chicken Run Flyer.
3-4: Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies – Enjoy a rocking worship experience at Dollywood during this two-day Christian music festival. Special Rock the Smokies ticket needed in addition to regular admission rates.
3, 10, 17, 24: Gatlinburg Farmers Market – Shop our local farmer’s market for locally grown fruit and veggies, and locally made good stuff in the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Community at the Covered Bridge on Glades Road. Open every Saturday 8:30 a.m. – Noon now through October 8. The Farmer’s Market will be celebrating Heritage Day on September 10. Visit online at www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com for vendor and product information.
5-10: Sevier County Fair – It’s Farm Fresh Fun at the Sevier County Fair held in Sevierville TN. The competition is underway for fruits, veggies, baked goods and handmade creations. There will be carnival rides, great food and live entertainment. Don’t miss “Pro Wrestling at the Fair” on Friday, September 9 at 7 p.m. For a full schedule of events, visit online at http://www.system22.net/scf/schedule-1.html
6-8: Worldwide Pentecostal Fellowship Annual Summit – Pigeon Forge Convention Center, LeConte Center.
9-10: Shades of the Past Street Rod Roundup #34 – Rods, customs and classics return to Dollywood’s Splash Country for two days of oldies fun including the new Street Rodder Triple Crown of Rodding.
9-October 31: Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival – Each city in Sevier County – Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville – celebrate that harvest season with festivals, special events and autumn-themed displays.
15: 19th Annual Taste of Autumn – Indulge in an evening of signature dish samples from some of the area’s finest restaurants and vendors, live entertainment and a cash bar. This cuisine tour at the Gatlinburg Convention Center from 5-8 p.m. benefits United Way of Sevier County. Cost is $25.
15-17: Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival – Three days and 15 bands bring bluegrass to you in Kodak near Exit 407. Save on advance tickets and get your festival schedule online.
15-17: Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run – The most anticipated Pigeon Forge car show comes to the Pigeon Forge Convention Center for three days of car loving, competition and swap met. Free parking at the convention center.
17-30: Fall Harvest at The Island in Pigeon Forge – for more information visit islandinpigeonforge.com.
20: Senior Day – Seniors are invited and welcomed to the annual Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Senior Day. Event includes a free health & wellness fair along with specialized seminars from 11 a.m.-12:45 p.m. The Dixie Bell Saloon Show and Stampede Dinner Show follows at the discounted senior rate. Call (865) 453-4400 for additional information about the 2016 event.
23: Bill Anderson & Bobby in Concert – Celebrity Concert Series presented by First Class Concerts at Country Tonite Theatre. Purchase your tickets online at firstclassconcerts.com
23-24: Great Smoky Mountain Auto Fest – Two day car show held at Smokies Stadium with prizes and awards. BBQ too!
23-October 30: 7th Annual Oktoberfest – This Ober Gatlinburg festival celebrates time-honored traditions of the original Oktoberfest in Munich, Germany and features Bavarian-style food, bier garten, music and live entertainment. Shows daily with multiple shows Friday-Sunday. View the restaurant’s Oktoberfest menu and show schedules.
24: 13th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day – Head to Old Mill Square for full day of free family fun with music, food, games, demonstrations and storytelling. Your kids are going to love the petting zoo, kid’s music and the arts & crafts tent. Bring your own chairs or blankets!
24-25: 18th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament – The second of two annual fishing tournaments offered by Rocky Top Outfitter that is open to youth and adults for 2 days of fishing fun and competition. Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. Call (865) 661-3474 or visit online.
25-Oct 1: National Quartet Convention – Southern Gospel’s largest annual event, the National Quartet Convention brings the very best Southern Gospel music, singers, and quartets to the Convention Center in Pigeon Forge for 7 days of concerts and celebration. http://nqconline.com.
30-October 2: Robert A. Tino Smoky Mountain Homecoming – It’s Appalachian tradition for three days at the Robert Tino Gallery farm in Sevierville. Demonstrations, tractor show, kids game, hayrides and beautiful artwork.
30-October 29: Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration – Kick off the autumn season with this annual fall festival at Dollywood. The celebration includes five weeks of FREE concerts! All concerts included with your regular Dollywood admission.