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The TITANIC Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge is a celebration of the ship, passengers and crew! It is said that the best way to respect and honor those who gave their lives is to simply tell their stories.
As the whole world remembers the world’s most famous luxury liner, the TITANIC Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge will continue to open the door to the past in it’s one-of-a-kind way – letting “passengers” experience what it was like to walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and Grand Staircase of the Titanic while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts directly from the ship and its passengers. As visitors touch a real iceberg, walk the Grand Staircase and third class hallways, reach their hands into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks, they learn what it was like on the RMS Titanic by experiencing it first-hand.
Each guest entering the ship will receive a boarding pass of an actual Titanic passenger or crew. Feel their spirit presence in the galleries where over 400 personal and private artifacts are on display. Many are on display for the first time in the world. This collection is valued at over four and a half million dollars. This is a self-guided tour. Discover your passenger or crew’s fate in the Titanic Memorial Room where 2,208 names line this historic wall.
The heart of the ship is the Grand Staircase, constructed from the original Harland & Wolff plans with its oak carvings and cherub statue. Here, a magnificent glass dome reflects light off oak wall paneling and elaborate railings and iron scrollwork. Wide, sweeping steps and landings provide a spectacular area where the original guests of the RMS Titanic made their appearances. You’ll be surprised to learn what the floor was made of – something considered most expensive for 1912.
Titanic Pigeon Forge opened in 2010 and has already welcomed 2.5 million visitors. Named Winner of the 2012 and 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence, “The Titanic Museum is not to be missed” declares USA Today. For additional information about the museums visit www.titanicpigeonforge.com or call (800) 381-7670.
Ober Gatlinburg is celebrating October with a fantastic festival featuring Bavarian-style food, drink and music, but you don’t have to don your finest lederhosen or dirndls to be a part of the fun.
OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking from September 21 through October 28, 2018 as the resort commemorates the 207th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.
The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during Oktoberfest. Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.
Gospel Music’s largest gathering is coming to Pigeon Forge! Join 40,000 people from 40 states and a half dozen foreign countries for the largest annual event in Gospel Music. Reserve your seats now for the National Quartet Convention. For more information, visit www.nqconline.com or call 1-800-846-8499.
The celebration of fall also encompasses one of the southeast’s most popular events… the Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. From October 4 through 21, the Gatlinburg Convention Center blossoms into a multi-level mecca of the top craft people from all across the United States.
Autumn’s brisk air signals all of nature to transform the Great Smoky Mountains from lush green to a majestic patchwork quilt of colors.
A unique characteristic of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair is the fact that artisans not only make their art available for viewing and sale, but also demonstrate their special talents and skills during this show, which is recognized as one of the top 20 events in the Southern U.S. by the Southeast Tourism Society.
Tentative hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays. Music shows are scheduled at 12, 2 and 4 p.m. daily, 12 and 2 p.m. on Sundays.
Entertainment is included in the admission cost.
Don’t miss the biggest event of the year! Rocky Top Wine Trail’s annual STOMP OUT Breast Cancer Awareness Walk is scheduled for the first Saturday in October.
This is an all-day event where we travel to three of the wineries along the Rocky Top Wine Trail (Mountain Valley Winery, Apple Barn Winery, Hillside Winery), and have activities at all each location like stomping grapes and bobbing for apples. All the money raised will be donated to the American Cancer Society. We will have good food, music entertainment, and door prizes to give away.
$20.00 – includes a logoed backpack, bottle of water, Rocky Top Wine Trail passport, and entrance to events. Lunch will also be available at the end of the event Food sponsored by Corky’s BBQ.
Tickets will jump to $25.00 on October 1st, 2018.
John Dittrich, Greg Jennings, Paul Gregg, Dave Innis, and Larry Stewart – the men who make up Restless Heart have enjoyed one of the most successful careers in Country Music history, placing over 25 singles on the charts – with six consecutive #1 hits, four of their albums have been certified Gold by the RIAA, and they have won a wide range of awards from many organizations – including the Academy of Country Music’s Top Vocal Group trophy. 2018 will mark the band’s 35th Anniversary. Some of their hits are: “That Rock Won’t Roll”, “I’ll Still Be Loving You”, “Wheels”, “Why Does It Have To Be Wrong Or Right”, “The Bluest Eyes In Texas”, and “A Tender Lie”.
When country music lovers talk about the greatest groups in the genre, Shenandoah is always at the forefront of any discussion. Fueled by Marty Raybon’s distinctive vocals and the band’s skilled musicianship, Shenandoah became well known for delivering such hits as “Two Dozen Roses”, “Church on Cumberland Road”, and “Next to You, Next to Me”, as well as such achingly beautiful classics as “I Want to be Loved Like That” and the Grammy winning “Somewhere in the Vicinity of the Heart” duet with Alison Krauss. Shenandoah has recorded nine studio albums (3 certified gold) and placed 26 singles on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart, including thirteen Number One hits. Their 30th Anniversary Tour is continuing in 2018. Other audience favorites include: “Sunday In The South”, “Mama Knows”, “Rock My Baby”, and “Moon Over Georgia”.