March 2017 Christian Retreats and Educational Conferences

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March 3-5
Annual Southern Select Alpaca Show:  Sevierville Convention Center
New for 2017! The Southeastern Regional Alapaca Challenge will be a joint show with the Georgia Alpaca Association. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday & Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Free fiber arts workshops offered with advance reservations. For additional show details, Read More…

March 4-6
Gatlinburg Jewelry and Apparel Market:  Gatlinburg Convention Center
Wholesale and cash-n-carry jewelry market brings 500-800 booths of jewelry artisans to 10,000 – 21,000 buyers from across the US and Canada.

Tennessee Council for the Social Studies Winter Conference

March 9-10, 2017

March 9-10
Tennessee Council for the Social Studies Spring Conference:  Park Vista Hotel
Educational conference for social studies teachers featuring individual presentations, 30 break out sessions, exhibitors and networking opportunities.

March 9-11
Smoky Mountain Encore:  Gatlinburg Convention Center
Smoky Mountain Encore is an annual clogging event with seminars on the latest techniques, workshops, exhibitors, shows, and competition in all levels of dance. For additional event details, Read More…

March 9-11
Winter Carnival of Magic:  CountryTonite Theatre, Pigeon Forge
IBM Ring 58 gathers for their 43rd Winter Carnival of Magic featuring several lectures, a dealer’s room, close-up competition, on-stage competition and two evening shows that are open to the public. Excellent learning opportunity for magicians and a whole lot of fun for families.

March 12-17
TN Community Corrections Assn. (TCCA) Spring Training Conference:  Edgewater Conference Center
Educational training conference for community corrections employees and supporters providing alternative sentencing options to local courts with emphasis placed on the availability of treatment services for alcohol and drug problems as well as mental health issues.

Gatlinburg Christian Youth Conference

March 17-19, 2017
Christian Youth Conference

March 10-13
2017 Spook Show Con:  River Terrace Conference Center
The Return of The Spook Show Con has risen from the dead and scheduled to be bigger and better than ever! Dedicated to all things dark, paranormal, sideshow, obscura, odd, and horror, the event will feature a film festival, workshops, vendors and dark displays.

March 13-17
TOMCAT U 2017 Hoist & Rigging Workshop:  Gatlinburg
Popular training workshops providing industry education and ETCP Certification hours in rigging, hoist maintenance, fall protection, truss theory and other industry standards.

March 17-19
Shabback Youth Conference:  Pigeon Forge LeConte Center
Christian conference for youth from all over the US to participate in a spiritual weekend of ministry, worship and fun. Seminars, worship sessions and music!

March 21
Timothy-Barnabas Pastors Retreat:  Gatlinburg
Three-day opportunity for pastors to gather to exchange stories, ideas, and insights in a passionate pursuit of health for self, churches and communities.

Mountain Quiltfest Pigeon Forge 2017

Quilt Education Classes and Public Show

March 21-25
A Mountain Quiltfest:  LeConte Conference Center
Annual event offering educational quilting classes, quilt products vendors, and public viewing of competition quilts. For details about the 2016 event and classes, Read More…

March 24-26
Women of Joy:  Smoky Mountain Convention Center
Weekend Christian retreat “Immeasurably More” designed to bring women of all cultures and ages together to pursue and cultivate their relationships with Jesus Christ through keynote speaker sessions, worship, and networking.

March 26-29
89th Tennessee FFA State Convention: Gatlinburg
State convention for developing youth member’s potential in preparing them for leadership, growth and career success through agricultural education.

March 30-31
Pentecostal Fire Youth Conference:  Pigeon Forge
2017 “Sold Out” conference with guest speakers, worships services and fantastic Christian music groups for an uplifting, empowering you weekend.