It’s hard to put any kind of conventional start to a special events blog without an acknowledgement of the new normal as the US continues to experience, and require safety considerations at all times for, the pandemic that began much earlier this year. The good news, however, is that Sevier County has many things in its infrastructure in place now so that many of the special events that we look forward to by this time of the year as we have before, and others that are playing catch-up, are scheduled to go on throughout the month of August and building more to the Harvest Festival season and Winterfest seasons to come!
Cars, music, talent and family fun fill the Smoky Mountain region for this month! See what we’ve got going on within driving distance of our Cosby Creek Cabins below:
*Grand National F-100 Ford Reunion
Aug 13, 2020 to Aug 15, 2020
“NEW DATES: August 13 – 15
The Grand National F-100 Show is the largest classic Ford pick-up truck event in the world. The event is open to classic Ford trucks, 1996 and older.
Truckers will exhibit their trucks both inside and outside the beautiful LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. The most popular vendors for classic Ford Trucks will have the latest and greatest parts for sale. And the Ford Truck Swap Meet will be outside the convention center with cabs, doors, grills and just about everything a trucker could possibly want.
The finale to the Grand National F-100 Show will be an award ceremony to recognize the very finest classic Ford Trucks, which takes place on Saturday afternoon.”
See this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/ford-f100.
*Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion
Aug 20, 2020 to Aug 22, 2020
The annual Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion will be held at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN once again.
Over a hundred vendors will be featured within and outside of the LeConte Center. Enjoy a variety of events, including a Show and Shine competition for those wishing to impress with their build. There will be something for everyone to enjoy!
Come enjoy all that Pigeon Forge offers for the entire family and meet up with Jeepers from all over the country. We have a full house of vendors. The LeConte Center is FULL. Come to the show prepared to be amazed!
See this event at https://www.mypigeonforge.com/event/great-smoky-mountain-jeep-invasion.
*Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies
Aug 22, 2020
Experience a time of worship unlike any other during Dollywood’s Rock the Smokies. This powerful Christian rock music festival includes a number of the genre’s biggest acts.
During the day-long celebration, guests can enjoy inspirational music and all of the great thrill rides and exciting attractions Dollywood has to offer. Admission to Dollywood, along with a reserved concert ticket, is included with purchase of a Rock the Smokies ticket. Season Passholders at Dollywood receive a special ticket price to the festival.
See this event at https://www.dollywood.com/themepark/Festivals/RockTheSmokies.
*Tall Tales of Tennessee: An Evening of Storytelling
We invite you to join us on Friday, August 28th for evening of Storytelling. Featuring Elizabeth Rose and Sam Venable beginning at 7PM. Tickets are $10 (free for GSMHC members) and will be available for purchase the evening of the event. Please bring your folding chair and spend the evening with some of our area’s most beloved storytellers.
*Sevier County Fair
Enjoy All Week! * Exhibit Hall * Native American Teepee * Poultry Show * Mainstreet Market * Kid’s Tent * Animal Kingdom *
Enjoy Daily! We have a SPECIAL treat for Fair Goers this year. Rudy Uresti an extremely talented Variety Entertainer, who has performed all over the world, will be performing multiple shows nightly. You’ll find him between Mainstreet Market & the Exhibit Hall.
Be sure you check out the “Fairs Gone Bye Wall” & the “Pioneer/Century Farms Wall” in the Exhibit Hall. You might even spot yourself in a picture!
OPENING CEREMONIES – BOBBY PETERSON WITH AMERICAN EAGLE FOUNDATION
5:00pm – 9:00pm – Shaun Abbott on the Food Pavilion Stage, sponsored by Sevier County Bank
5:45pm – Cow Buddies competition in the Cattle Tent
6:00pm – Beef Showmanship, Beef Show Jr and Commercial following Showmanship in the Cattle Tent
6:00pm – Fairest of the Fair Pageant, presenting Preteen, Teen, Miss, Mr/Mrs, on the Fairest of the Fair Stage
7:00pm – Farm Warrior Challenge (Adults) in the Arena
See this event at https://www.seviercountyfair.org/.