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:: And here are all the free family activities at the hotel >
Bubba Fest! @ LeConte Center
Aug 10 – Aug 12 all-day
BUBBA FEST! is a weekend celebration of America’s Heartland. The event will feature special appearances by some of the biggest names in sports and entertainment, a comedy performance, a country music concert, and a Friday night kickoff party. BUBBA FEST! will include activities and contests that will appeal to all ages, including a Tricked-Out Truck Contest, a Baddest Bike Contest, and exhibitors from around the world. Think of the state fair meets comic con, and there lies BUBBA FEST!: a family-friendly event like no other. Friday, August 10, 2018: 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm Saturday, August 11, 2018: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm Sunday, August 12, 2018: 10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Galinburg Gathering 2018 6:30 pm
Galinburg Gathering 2018 @ Gatlinburg Convention Center
Aug 15 @ 6:30 pm – Aug 18 @ 10:30 pm
Gatlinburg Gathering is a weekend of great Gospel Music and preaching with some of your top favorite Gospel Music artists and world renown speakers. Located in beautiful Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Gatlinburg Gathering offers you a great weekend getaway for you and your family. The event is held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center in downtown Gatlinburg next to all the sites and shops that you enjoy. Experience great Gospel Music and preaching during the evening and take in the sights of beautiful Gatlinburg, TN during the day. Make your plans to attend Gatlinburg Gathering today!
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival 7:55 pm
Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival
Aug 16 @ 7:55 pm – Aug 26 @ 8:55 pm
Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival August 16 through 26. The 10-day festival downtown Gatlinburg featuring hit songwriters. Public invited for free live entertainment. Songwriter opportunities: song competition, workshops, co-writing with hit writers, mentoring sessions and stage spots. Rain or shine. The SMSWF Mission is to promote songwriters and to help their talents and songs be discovered not only by publishers and producers, but also by all of us fans, who simply love the songs that the stars perform.
Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – August 2018
Fontana Trestle Train BBQ & Brews – August 2018 @ Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Aug 18 all-day
Back by popular demand our BBQ & Brews now featured on the Fontana Trestle Train, will roll out this Summer! Featuring slow-cooked BBQ prepared fresh and beer tastings showcasing our local breweries! Family friendly seating is be available on this experience! Departing from Bryson City, these trains will travel to the Fontana Trestle and arrive just around sunset for a spectacular view! A delicious BBQ meal will be served during the trip. Returning back to the Bryson City Depot at 9pm. Each of you will get your own basket of Southern-style barbeque goodness with hand-pulled pork slider, a couple pork ribs, and chicken drumstick accompanied by baked beans and house-made coleslaw. And, of course, no respectable Southern barbecue would forget to warm up some apple cobbler for dessert.