Take a listen! MountainFest Spotify Playlist
Music Concerts, Outdoor Competitions, Spirits
Coming to Gatlinburg 2017 is a fall festival like no other! Sugarlands Distilling Company brings Sugarlands Mountainfest Music & Outdoor Festival to the Smokies for four full days of concerts, outdoor competitions, Appalachian culture, and of course, moonshine and spirits. Purchase your tickets early because you won’t want to miss the more than 30 live performances that will accompany National Park adventures, a vendors market, square dancing and the limited capacity Tennessee Whiskey Experience.
There is no doubt that this fall festival is going to be the GRANDDADDY of Smoky Mountains special events! Get your debit card ready ’cause here’s a just a peak of the lineup of activities planned for September 28-October 1, 2017:
Music Concert Performer Lineup
Barnyard Stompers • Billy Strings • Bonnie Bishop • Dead Horses • Driftwood
Elephant Revival • Girls, Guns and Glory • Grandpa’s Cough Medicine
Grateful Ball • Guy Marshall • Ha Ha Tonka • Hard Working Americans
Ian Thomas and The Band Of Drifters • Jeff Austin Band • Josh Oliver
JP Harris • Mandolin Orange • Ross Cooper • Roy Lee Jones • Sam Outlaw
The Bluegrass Sweethearts • The Deer • The Honeycutters • The Royal Hounds
The Travelin Mccoury’s • Urban Pioneers • Whiskey Shivers • Woody Pines • Yarn
There’s a friendly competition to challenge every adventurer and that includes the kids too! Choose a single event or add additional events for only $10 each. Full weekend pass included with registration.
Running Events: Dynamite Downhill Dash, Outlandish Ober Uphill 5k, Silver Cloud Trail Run, Gatlinburg Parkway 5k, PB&J Kids Mile.
Cycling Event: “Tour de Smokies” DreamRide charity bike ride along the Great Smoky Mountains National Park “Spur” featuring a 62-mile metric century or a shorter, 25-mile route for beginners or easy riders. View Route Map.
Fishing Events: One-Fly Tournament for up to 30 individuals competing for over $3,000 in cash and prizes. Along with the full weekend pass, tournament participants also receive a Premium Tour of Sugarlands Distilling Company and meet ‘n greet with Moonshiner & Outdoorsman Mark Rogers.
Tennessee Whiskey Experience
Limited Capacity! This official Sugarlands MountainFest 21 & Over kick-off party gathers distillers from across Tennessee who come with samples of their craft whiskey and spirited cocktails to enjoy with hors d’oeuvres and the festival’s first live music performances at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. This event is included in the limited VIP Weekend Festival pass or can be added to general admission tickets while supplies last.
All-Star Square Dance & Jam
The All-Star Square Dance concludes MountainFest with surprise guests and artists that create a hip twist on the classic square dance. Traditional dress encouraged! Stick around ’til the end to see Best Dressed and team awards.
- Distillery Private Premium Tours
Choose a Blended Sample Tour, Distiller Workshop, or Distiller for the Day
- Meet The Moonshiner
Legendary ‘shiners from Discovery Channel’s “Moonshiners” show
- Appalachian Market
Meet local artisans and special guests who will be demonstrating, displaying, and selling their crafty wares.
- Appalachian Fixin’s and Mixin’s
Great food, spirits, and cold beers
- Outdoor Films
Films celebrating the great outdoors
- Outdoor Exchange
Adventure gear demonstrations and market