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The Straw that Breaks the Record

The Straw that Breaks the Record

The City of Gatlinburg has successfully completed counting scarecrows in attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the Largest Display of Scarecrows.  Officials documented 4,325 scarecrows displayed throughout the downtown area of Gatlinburg.  The standing record is 3,812 scarecrows held by the English town of Burton-Upon-Trent. Gatlinburg exceeded that record by 513 scarecrows.  The […]

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales Returns to Entertain the Streets of Gatlinburg with Its First Ever Fall Run

Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales Returns to Entertain the Streets of  Gatlinburg with Its First Ever Fall Run

The first-ever fall edition of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales begins Friday, October 4 and continues every Friday and Saturday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. until the end of October. Smoky Mountain Harvest Tunes and Tales celebrates the season with an array of performances from its talented cast of storytellers, cloggers, and musicians as […]

Park Volunteer Receives Regional Recognition

Park Volunteer Receives Regional Recognition

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is pleased to announce that dedicated Park Volunteer, Jim Goddard, has won the National Park Service Southeast Regional Hartzog Award for Enduring Service. Mr. Goddard will be presented the Award in appreciation of his significant skills, talent, and time which he has shared with the park for well over two […]

Park Restricts Campfires in the Backcountry

Park Restricts Campfires in the Backcountry

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced a temporary ban on backcountry campfires effective immediately. Due to abnormally dry weather conditions, the potential for wildfires to occur in the backcountry has dramatically increased. The fire restriction will be in effect until further notice.“The park is experiencing abnormally dry and moderate drought conditions throughout the park,” […]

Gatlinburg Attempts to Break Guinness World Record for Largest Display of Scarecrows

Gatlinburg Attempts to Break Guinness World Record for Largest Display of Scarecrows

The city of Gatlinburg will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for most scarecrows within a location during Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. To break the current world record, downtown Gatlinburg must claim over 3,812 scarecrows. The attempt celebrates Gatlinburg’s recent enhancement of its annual Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival, with featured festivities, special events and new […]

Motor Vehicle Collision Results in Two Fatalities on Newfound Gap Road

Motor Vehicle Collision Results in Two Fatalities on Newfound Gap Road

At 5:01 p.m. on Saturday, September 21, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Rangers were notified of a three vehicle collision on Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) south of Carlos Campbell Overlook in Tennessee.Rangers reported that a head on collision occurred between a southbound Volkswagen Passat  and a northbound  GMC Yukon.  Both drivers were killed as […]

Park Dedicates Dean Stone Bridge

Park Dedicates Dean Stone Bridge

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials unveiled a bronzed marker along the Foothills Parkway at the newly dedicated Dean Stone Bridge between Walland and Wears Valley. “Dean Stone was one of the park’s most dedicated advocates and we are honored to have the opportunity to pay tribute to his tireless efforts in creating support for the […]

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair Returns October 10-27

Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair Returns October 10-27

The celebration of fall also encompasses one of the southeast’s most popular events… the Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. From October 10 through 27, 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 […]

OktOBERfest Returns to Ober

OktOBERfest Returns to Ober

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 as the resort commemorates the 209th anniversary of the popular festival held […]

Anakeesta Presents Legend of Hallow Mountain

Anakeesta Presents Legend of Hallow Mountain

Enter a world of whimsy and scares at Anakeesta’s Legend of Hallow Mountain. From kid-friendly Halloween fun to pulse-pounding scare zones, everyone will find their level of fun….or FEAR….at Anakeesta. For all ages throughout the day, Autumn at Anakeesta will offer family-friendly crafts, games, activities, not-so-spooky character visits, and fall-inspired treats for all. As the […]

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