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Gatlinburg Offers Signature Fall Experiences and Entertainment to Usher in the Season

Gatlinburg Offers Signature Fall Experiences and Entertainment to Usher in the Season

As the temperatures turn cooler, Gatlinburg celebrates the changing of the seasons with decorative fall displays and the return of the life-size Scarecrows during Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival. The Gatlinburg festival kicks off with Taste of Autumn on September 12 and runs through Veterans Day, November 11. From the foodie to the family of four, Gatlinburg […]

Annual Mountain Life Festival Gives Glimpse in to the Past

Annual Mountain Life Festival Gives Glimpse in to the Past

Great Smoky Mountains National Park will host the annual Mountain Life Festival near the Oconaluftee Visitor Center at the Mountain Farm Museum on Saturday, September 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Visitors will have the opportunity to experience traditional fall harvest activities on the farm including hearth cooking, apple butter making, blacksmithing, lye soap […]

Park Hosts Music of the Mountains Event

Park Hosts Music of the Mountains Event

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting the annual “Music of the Mountains” event on Saturday, September 7, 2019 at Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, TN. This free event, held from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., pays tribute to the traditional music and dance of the Smoky Mountains and southern Appalachia with lively old-time mountain […]

Park Hosts Star Gazing Event at Cades Cove

Park Hosts Star Gazing Event at Cades Cove

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is hosting a stargazing program in Cades Cove on Saturday, September 7, 2019 beginning at 7:30 p.m. Park rangers invite the public to escape the city lights and observe the natural night sky for an evening of viewing stars with equipment and instruction provided by the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society. Depending […]

TDOT Announces No Lane Closures for Labor Day Holiday

TDOT Announces No Lane Closures for Labor Day Holiday

The Tennessee Department of Transportation will halt all lane closure activity on interstates and state highways for the Labor Day holiday travel period.  Construction crews will stop all lane closure activity beginning at noon on Friday, August 30 through 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3.  This will provide maximum roadway capacity for motorists traveling during […]

TDCI Approves Carriers’ 2020 Rates on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

TDCI Approves Carriers’ 2020 Rates on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace

The Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance (TDCI) announces the approval of insurance rates requested by the five carriers offering coverage on the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) in 2020. “The approved rate filing requests for 2020 benefit Tennessee’s working families by offering them an increased number of coverage choices and a tighter range of prices,” […]

Park Superintendent Recognizes First African American Naturalist

Park Superintendent Recognizes First African American Naturalist

On Thursday, August 29, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Superintendent Cassius Cash had the unique opportunity to meet and recognize Dr. Joe Lee, of Jupiter, FL, for his service as the first African American Park Naturalist. Superintendent Cash presented Dr. Lee with a mounted ranger hat in honor of his contribution to the history of […]

Upcoming Winter Park Closures Due to Roadwork

Upcoming Winter Park Closures Due to Roadwork

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced that the main access roads into Cades Cove and Cataloochee will be closed for several months this winter for road construction projects.     The main access road into Cataloochee, Cove Creek Road, is expected to be closed from November 1 through February 29 for roadwork while the North […]

Join Tremont for Monarch Tagging in Cades Cove

Join Tremont for Monarch Tagging in Cades Cove

Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Nature Trail Temporary Closure

Noah Bud Ogle Cabin and Nature Trail Temporary Closure

Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials announced a temporary, weekday closure of the Noah Bud Ogle Cabin, Noah Bud Ogle Nature Trail, and associated parking area to allow crews to make needed cabin repairs. The area will be closed August 26 through September 12 on Monday mornings at 7:00 a.m. through Thursday evenings at 5:30 […]