DUMPLIN VALLEY BLUEGRASS FESTIVAL
Dumplin Ridge Farm, 525 Dumplin Valley Road, Kodak, Tennessee
Third Weekend of September, 2013
Some of the region’s best bluegrass bands can be heard at the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival, which also features plenty of food vendors. The festival takes place in Kodak, which lies less than 15 minutes from Sevierville.
GATLINBURG HERITAGE ON DISPLAY FESTIVAL
Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Mid-August to Early September, 2013
Fine craftsmanship abounds in the Smoky Mountain area, especially in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, which is located just 3 miles from downtown Gatlinburg on U.S. 321 North. Learn all about Gatlinburg’s rich heritage while traversing through the craft shops in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community during the Gatlinburg Heritage on Display Festival.
Downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Take the whole family on a fun-filled hayride adventure and enjoy spectacular views of the Smokies’ beautiful fall foliage. Hayrides depart approximately every 45 minutes from the Mountain Mall (Traffic Light #6) in downtown Gatlinburg.
QUALLA ARTS OPEN AIR INDIAN MARKET
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual, Inc., Cherokee, North Carolina
Early September, 2013
Watch expert Cherokee craftspeople at work in the areas of woodcarving, sculpture, basketweaving, bead making and more at the Qualla Arts Open Air Indian Market.
SEVIER COUNTY FAIR
Sevier County Fairgrounds, Sevierville, Tennessee
Early September, 2013
This old-fashioned county fair features thrilling carnival rides, games, contests, children’s activities, food, exhibits, livestock shows, beauty pageants, crafts and more. All events take place at the Sevier County Fairgrounds.
SMOKY MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVAL
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge & Sevierville, Tennessee
Mid-September - Late October 2013
The countywide Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival features arts & crafts demonstrations, exhibitions, shows, special events, a decorating contest and live mountain music.
A TASTE OF AUTUMN
Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Sample delicacies and tasty homemade desserts from some of Gatlinburg’s finest restaurants at A Taste of Autumn, which also features live entertainment, door prizes and a benefit auction. Proceeds from A Taste of Autumn benefit the United Way of Sevier County.
TENNESSEE SMOKIES BASEBALL
Smokies Stadium, 3540 Line Drive, Kodak, TN
Early April to Early September, 2013
For a night of fun, affordable family entertainment, Tennessee Smokies baseball can’t be beat! A Class AA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals, the Tennessee Smokies compete in the Southern League of Professional Baseball against the likes of the Chattanooga Lookouts, Greenville Braves, Carolina Mudcats and Jacksonville Suns. The state-of-the-art Tennessee Smokies Stadium, which opened in 2000, features 6,000 seats, a grass berm around most of the outfield and a full-service restaurant called the Double Play Café. The Tennessee Smokies play their home games in Kodak, which lies just Northwest of Sevierville (Exit 407 off of Interstate 40).
TOWNSEND HERITAGE FESTIVAL & OLD TIMER’S DAY
Downtown Townsend, TN
Third Weekend in September, 2013
Join this celebration of the rich heritage of the Smokies that includes live bluegrass, storytelling, craft demonstrations, an antique tractor and engine show, and an abundance of children’s activities.