September 2015 Special Events and Festivals

Tennessee Smokies Baseball:
  TN Smokies vs. Jackson Generals.  For most current game information and special events, visit or call (865) 286-2300

Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies Christian Music Festival:
  It will be a rocking celebration of worship at Dollywood’s Celebrity Theater beginning at 4 p.m. and featuring a full lineup of artists that includes “Third Day,” “For King & Country,” and “Love & The Outcome.”  Visit for additional artists, information and festival tickets.  **Admission to Rock the Smokies requires a separate festival ticket purchase online at**

5, 12, 19, 26
Gatlinburg Farmers Market:
  Shop for healthy choices during the local farmers market just up the road from Carr’s in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community at the Covered Bridge on Glades Road.  Open every Saturday 8:30 a.m. – Noon through October 17.  A lot of organic produce, homemade treats and gifts all in a friendly, sociable atmosphere with occasional music provided by local performers.  Visit online at for vendor and product information.

Happy Labor Day!
We hope you’ll enjoy the wondrous Great Smoky Mountains National Park with a short hike and a picnic to celebrate.

11-October 31
Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival:
  A countywide celebration of harvest season features festivals, special events and autumn-themed displays.

National Grandparent’s Day Celebration:
  The Track Family Fun Park in Pigeon Forge invites Grandparent’s to join the celebration of National Grandparents Day! From 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on Sunday, September 13 every Grandparent accompanied by a paying Grandchild receives a FREE 1-hour armband for rounds of mini-golf or rides on our blaster boats, bumper cars and go-karts.  Grandkids (and other family members celebrating with you) may purchase a 1-hour armband for $13.50 per person. * Limit one free arm band per Grandparent with paying Grandchild.  Limit 1 discounted armband purchase per person.  Armband does not include the Bungee Jump or SkyFlyer.

18th Annual Taste of Autumn:
  Sample signature dishes from the area’s finest restaurants and other vendors from 5-8 p.m. Enjoy live entertainment with a cash bar. Proceeds benefit United Way of Sevier County. Doors of the Gatlinburg Convention Center open at 5 p.m.  (800) 568-4748 ($)

Mickey Gilley & Ronnie McDowell in Concert:
  Presented by First Class Concerts and held at Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge.  8 p.m. show.  For advance ticket purchase and seating and accessibility information, call (865) 453-2003.  Visit for a full schedule of 2015 celebrity concerts in Pigeon Forge.

25-November 2
This Ober Gatlinburg festival features Bavarian-style food, bier garten, music and live entertainment through early November, with daily shows and multiple shows each Friday, Saturday and Sunday. (865) 436-5423

9th Annual Children’s Whoadeo:
  Take the kids to Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede for a free, fun-filled day of stickhorse races, a kid’s carnival, parade of horses and yummy hot dogs provided by Food City Kid’s Club and Dixie Stampede.  Event takes place 8 a.m.-1 p.m.

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament:
  The 16th Annual Fall Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed. For information, visit or call (865) 661-3474.

27-October 3
58th Annual National Quartet Convention:
  This 2015 convention will bring more than 40,000 gospel music fans to the Pigeon Forge LeConte Event Center.  Visit for day and evening performance locations (LeConte Center, Music Road Convention Center, The Island) and times and plan to enjoy the sounds of Christian music’s largest annual event.