Labor Day in the Great Smoky Mountains
Labor Day is fast approaching which means the kids are back in school or will be soon. The 3 day weekend allows for a romantic getaway or that last minute mini-family vacation with the kids. This can be a busy time for all, but is an exceptionally beautiful time to enjoy The Smoky Mountains! The climate is still warm for outdoor activities such as biking and hiking in the National Park. Another advantage of this time of year as fall approaches, are the leaves turning and the mountain views become more expansive & truly breathtaking!
There are many exciting goings-on within the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg during and after Labor Day.
The Sevier County Fair is a highly anticipated event by adults and children, locals and tourists alike. It is a Sevier County tradition. The fair runs from Sept 1-Sept 6. It boasts many games, rides, exhibits, and nightly entertainment. This years line up includes local singers and songwriters, Christian Rock Band “Bone Profit” and Discovery Channel’s own “Moonshiners”, Wayne Nix.
Dollywood Splash Country is host to the 32nd annual Shades of the Past Rod Run. This family friendly event takes place on Sept 5th and 6th where over 200 hot rods are expected to compete for the grand prize this year. The streets of Pigeon Forge are alive with classic cars, thousands of spectators, and endless shopping.