SMOKY MOUNTAIN WINTERFEST
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Tennessee
Through Late February 2014
Pigeon Forge: 1-800-251-9199
The Smoky Mountain region’s premier annual event, WinterFest started in 1990 and has evolved into a four-month celebration of the winter holidays that encompasses the entire county and draws thousands of visitors. During WinterFest, dozens of special events and activities take place in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. Festivities include live concerts, storytelling, wine tastings, chili cookoff, illumination and decoration contests, trolley light tours, guided hikes and much more.
WILDERNESS WILDLIFE WEEK
Music Road Hotel Convention Center
303 Henderson Chapel Road, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
One of the most popular events held during Winterfest, Wilderness Wildlife Week features 9 days of special activities celebrating outdoor recreation in the Smokies. Enjoy nature seminars, lectures and exhibits, as well as guided hikes that range from easy strolls to strenuous mountain hikes and an evening of traditional Smoky Mountain music that features such legendary performers as Doc Watson. All activities during Wilderness Wildlife Week are free of charge. Music Road Hotel Convention Center serves as the headquarters for Wilderness Wildlife Week. For more information about Wilderness Wildlife Week, visit mypigeonforge.com/wildlife.