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Gatlinburg Events: Introducing Fireside Chats at Our Gatlinburg Hotels

DATE : May 1, 2024

We are so excited to introduce an exciting new series of events at our Oaktenn properties in the Smoky Mountains! If you are interested in free events that provide personal and unique information about Great Smoky Mountains National Park, then you won’t want to miss out on these Gatlinburg events. Keep reading to get all the details on the Fireside Chats at our Gatlinburg hotels. 
spring in the smoky mountains

Enjoy Smoky Mountain Springfest in Gatlinburg TN

DATE : December 9, 2023

The Great Smoky Mountains come alive as winter gives way to spring and there is no better way to celebrate than attending Smoky Mountain Springfest! Gatlinburg, TN has an abundance of events where you can catch your spring fever this year Appalachian style during your Easter or early spring vacation. 
smoky mountain winterfest lights that say gatlinburg welcomes you

Smoky Mountain Winterfest: Your Guide to Holiday Activities & Events

DATE : October 23, 2023

The holidays are quickly approaching once again, and there’s no better time to book a trip to the Smokies! From the crisp mountain air to festive light displays and delicious food, there are plenty of memories to be made during the Christmas season. Here’s everything you need to know about Smoky Mountain Winterfest for the ultimate holiday vacation you’ll never forget: 
A scenic photo of Gatlinburg TN and the mountains.

When to Visit Gatlinburg TN: The Best Time for a Vacation

DATE : June 16, 2018

If you’re still deciding when to visit Gatlinburg TN, you’re not alone! People frequently call our vacation specialists to ask when the best time to travel to the Smoky Mountains is. Truth be told, there is no single “best time” for a Gatlinburg getaway; it all depends on what you want to see and do during your trip. To help you choose the perfect dates for your unique interests, the Bearskin Lodge has put together a guide to vacationing in Gatlinburg throughout the year. 
Solar eclipse in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Watching the Solar Eclipse in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

DATE : August 7, 2017

The Great Smoky Mountains are one of America's natural wonders. You can't help but feel a swell of patriotic pride when you drive through the forested roadways of the area. It's the ultimate place to get back to nature, beneath the rolling mist of the Smokies. If you've been looking to get away and enjoy a camping trip or a luxurious stay in a hotel, longing for the scent of the pines, this is your opportunity. The blooming flowers and woods teeming with wildlife have been a draw for travelers since time out of mind. There's nothing like getting back to the basics with a trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 
photo of wedding bands for a Gatlinburg wedding

Why So Many People Choose To Have A Gatlinburg Wedding

DATE : May 5, 2017

The quintessential wedding destination of the South, Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the picturesque gateway to the sprawling Smoky Mountain State Park and several mountaintop attractions. With an abundance of unique venues, lodging, accommodations, and photo shoot opportunities; it is no wonder that couples are flocking in mass to wed in the heart of the Appalachian Trail. Gatlinburg offers a bounty of wedding essentials, including onsite honeymoons, which make it a distinct and memorable choice for a destination wedding.  
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff

DATE : October 17, 2016

The Great Smoky Mountains are one of the most visited National Parks in the United States for good reasons. The serene beauty of the highest mountains in the eastern part of the Country is what brings so many visitors here. From spring wildflowers to snow covered peaks, these mountains remain one of the most popular travel destinations around. 
Oktoberfest in Gatlinburg

Everything to Know for Oktoberfest Gatlinburg

DATE : September 19, 2016

Arriving in Gatlinburg, TN for Oktoberfest is one of the best ways to experience fall in the Smoky Mountains. The leaves are changing yet there is still a hint of warmth in the air; summer still lingers and the air is still fresh, inviting you to step outside. The sun is beginning to set earlier yet the cider mills are opening up and there’s always the excitement of pumpkin style beers and heavier fall foods that are comforting and nice to eat as the seasons begin to change.  
guitar from annual Smoky Mountain Songwriters Festival

It’s All About the 5th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival

DATE : August 8, 2016

Gear up for a great experience! The 2016 5th Annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival is about to get under way beginning Wednesday, August 24th through Sunday, August 28th. Based on previous years festivals, this is guaranteed to be another great time for everyone. Four days of free live music in the downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee area featuring more than 120 shows will be celebrated by visitors. 
Music and Moonshine: Back Porch Concert Series at Sugarlands Distilling Company

Music and Moonshine: Back Porch Concert Series at Sugarlands Distilling Company

DATE : June 16, 2016

Finding fun things to do is never a problem in the Great Smoky Mountains. Beautiful hikes, family fun theme parks, shopping, rafting and other activities abound. After a day of fun and frolicking, nothing beats enjoying a delicious drink or two while you enjoy authentic mountain music. Sugarlands Distilling Company offers a summer full of free, amazing music in their Back Porch Concert Series and it's the perfect place to kick back, relax and unwind with some moonshine and music while you make some new friends and enjoy time with old ones. With Sugarlands Distillery's premium moonshine and some of the country's finest musicians, enjoying the Back Porch summer music series in the Smokies at Sugarlands is the perfect way to enjoy acts you already love and to discover new music from all over the country. 
gatlinburg arts and crafts community sign

Gatlinburg Craft Fair: Thanksgiving and Christmas Shows

DATE : November 20, 2015

For more than two centuries, the people of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains arts and crafts community have been creating attractive and useful crafts using skills that have been handed down from one generation to the next. They include almost every kind of art or craft which you likely have ever heard, reflecting the area's rich heritage. So much so, that the town claims to have the country’s biggest group of independent artists and craftspeople. Hundreds of these one-of-a-kind crafts will be on display at two Great Smoky Mountain Arts and Craft Shows held in the Gatlinburg Convention Center.