Don’t Miss the Titanic Ice Carving Competition

Last year's ice carving competition at Titanic Pigeon Forge.

It’s coming up in just over a week — Titanic Pigeon Forge’s 3rd annual Ice Carving Competition. From the web site: Watch the world’s-most celebrated ice sculptors chisel 250-pound blocks of ice into fantastic designs. This free one-day family event will take place in Titanic’s outdoor entertainment center. Professionals and amateurs will compete for prize […]

Plan ahead for 15 Smoky Mountain Christmas Events

Santa visits my niece, Jessalyn, on the Polar Express.

Right now, it’s all about pumpkins and ghosts. But, before we know it, it’ll be turkeys and pilgrims. And then, right on the tails of those pilgrims, come the elves and Christmas trees. Yes, indeed, friends, Christmas is just around the corner. I couldn’t be more thrilled. In fact, I’ve been begging my husband to […]

Kid Testers Recommend Kid-Friendly Smoky Mountain Activities

The CabinConnection Kid Testers -- Kinsen, Parker, and Jaybin. Parker will be sharing his Smoky Mountain favorites in, oh, about 3 years.

We haven’t heard from the CabinConnection Kid Testers for awhile. So I thought it might be fun to interview them about their favorite things to do in the Smoky Mountain area. We’ve had these kids at restaurants, shows, in the mountains, camping, staying in cabins, in Gatlinburg, in Pigeon Forge, in caves — they’ve pretty […]

Titanic Pigeon Forge to Host Ship Tribute

According to the Enhanced Online News, Titanic Pigeon Forge will be hosting “A Night to Remember: An Original Musical Tribute to Titanic” on Saturday, April 14, which is the 100th anniversary of the night the famed ship struck the iceberg on its maiden voyage. The night will include musical performances, historic ceremonies, and appearances by […]

Christmas Events in the Smokies

Oh, I love the holidays! And they are upon us! In fact, this post is probably overdue. But here it is, so you can plan. Gatlinburg holiday events Gatlinburg Winter Magic Dates: Now through February 28 What: The lights are on every evening during the wintertime in Gatlinburg! Gatlinburg has converted its entire winter lights […]

Upcoming Fun for Kids in the Smokies

Kids love the Smoky Mountain area — from hopping on rocks in streams to playing at MagiQuest in Pigeon Forge to sampling fudge in downtown Gatlinburg. It’s with kids in mind that I write this post — 3 upcoming events that are super-special for kids. Things you should plan your visit around. Here they are: […]

8 Tidbits About the Smokies

Smoky Mountains, Salamander Capital of the World! Here’s what’s happening in the Smokies:

Volunteers Needed at Clingman’s Dome

What’s happening in the Smokies this week? A lot! Read on! Volunteers Needed to Work at Clingman’s Dome — From the Knoxville News, a story about volunteers that are needed to work at the visitor contact station at Clingman’s Dome, starting April 1. How to Spend a Typical Day in the Smokies — A new […]

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Smokies

Celebrating Valentine’s Day in the Smokies? Looking for something special to do? Here’s what we dug up: Cherokee Grill Sweetheart Delight — Cherokee Grill is offering a Valentine’s Day special. Dinner for two costs $80 and includes a shared appetizer, a main course for each (lobster, chicken cordon bleu, ribeye — the good stuff) and […]

7 News Items about the Smoky Mountains

It’s Tuesday Tidbits again! Boy, how the weeks fly right by, huh? Here’s what’s going on in the Smokies this week: Mexican and a movie for two — No Way Jose’s Cantina in Pigeon Forge is offering a limited-time special — for $29.95, two can dine and get movie passes to the new theater in […]