Whether you consider yourself to be almost a pro or you have never swung a club before, we promise you will have nothing but fun when you visit the Sevierville Golf Club. Not only does this course allow you to experience breathtaking mountain views as your try your hand at conquering the links, it also gives way to two unique golfing experiences that we promise you will love. Not to mention, this course also offers several other unbeatable amenities that you cannot find anywhere else. Continue reading “4 Things You Can Only Find At The Sevierville Golf Club Offers”
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Things to do in Sevierville TN and the surrounding Sevier County area.
6 Reasons to Plan Your Next Event at the Sevierville Convention Center
If you are looking for a unique place to host your next big event in Sevierville, look no further than the Sevierville Convention Center. Not only do they offer a convenient location near all the fun things to do and relaxing places to stay in the area, they also offer a ton of amenities that you won’t be able to find anywhere else. Continue reading “6 Reasons to Plan Your Next Event at the Sevierville Convention Center”
2013 Tax Free Weekend
2012 sales tax holiday hits Sevierville Aug. 5 and shoppers can save at Tanger Five Oaks outlet mall as well as other shopping destinations around town.
Take note all you coupon-clippers and bargain hunters – the 2013 Tax Free Weekend in Tennessee takes place on the first Friday of August (Aug. 2) starting at 12:01 a.m. that Friday and lasts until 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night. This is a perfect time to visit Sevierville, TN if you love to shop! Sevierville’s outlet malls and stores will be loaded with back-to-school essentials and other items to save on. Be sure to peruse Five Oaks Mall in Sevierville, TN, which has plenty of great stores such as:
- Under Armour, Rockport, Tommy Hilfiger, Nike, J.Crew, Old Navy, Pac Sun, Gap, Sunglass Hut, Carter’s, Children’s Place, Polo Ralph Lauren, Strasburg Children, Hartstrings, Bath & Body Works, Disney, Adidas, Lids, and so much more!
There are tons of items that can be bought and not have to pay taxes on. According to the Tennessee Department of Revenue, here are the following guidelines for what can be purchased tax-free:
Clothing – $100 or less per item
School & Art Supplies – $100 or less per item
Computers – $1,500 per bundled package
If you have questions about the tax free weekend in Tennessee, you can call (800) 342-1003 Monday through Friday 8 am to 5 pm and they can help you understand what can be bought and how much can be spent in order to not have to pay taxes on it.
What’s better than not having to pay taxes on your purchases? Well….not much…but coupons help out!!! Be sure to visit our coupons for Pigeon Forge page to find the best discounts and Pigeon Forge and Sevierville coupons for your shopping spree…you can also save money on food, entertainment, and accommodations with our list of coupons!
You can also visit the Sales Tax Holiday Web site at www.tntaxholiday.com to learn more about the weekend’s exempt items.
Enjoy your tax free weekend of shopping in Sevierville, Tennessee!
The Fourth of July in Sevierville
The Fourth of July holiday weekend means a handful of celebrations in and around Sevierville, TN including Gatlinburg’s Midnight Independence Day Parade.
July 4-7: You’ll find great savings this weekend at numerous stores during the big 4-day 4th of July Weekend Sale at Tanger Five Oaks in Sevierville. Check out Tanger Five Oaks’ latest coupons and sale offers.
July 4-8: Step up to the plate and begin your Independence Day festivities early with Tennessee Smokies Baseball. The Smokies face off against the Huntsville Stars followed by a rousing fireworks display each night.
July 3: See America’s first 4th of July Parade (which begins at 12:01am on July 4) in downtown Gatlinburg.
July 4: The Grand Majestic Theater has invited everyone to a big afternoon cookout during their ALL-AMERICAN DAY! Included is free live entertainment before experiencing a one-of-a-kind show honoring our veterans, servicemen and women. A military ID equals complimentary free admission. “America’s Hit Parade” will be performed along with special guests Michael Keating of “Grand Magic” and “The Stylistics”. Event begins at 1pm. Call (865) 774-7777 for reservations and group rates.
July 4: 23nd Annual Patriot Festival at Patriot Park. Enjoy great entertainment from country band Restless Heart and more, plus a free Kids Karnival. A spectacular fireworks display finishes the evening. The event is free and open to the public.
Walden Creek Stables – Horseback Riding Sevierville TN
An easy way to make the most of your trip to the Sevierville area is to combine one of the area’s greatest attractions with the national park. That’s right, we’re talking horseback riding Sevierville at a place like Walden Creek Stables, one of the Smokies’ premiere horseback riding attractions.
Walden Creek Riding Stables in Sevierville, TN is a true Smoky Mountain adventure rolled up in a great time for you, your friends and your family. Located at the footsteps of the Great Smoky Mountains, at Walden Creek Stables in Sevierville, you have more than 500 acres of trails to ride on and more than 100 horses to choose from.
Never been horseback riding before? No worries – there are 50 cowboys at Walden Creek Stables who can teach and guide you during your riding adventure.
This Sevierville horseback riding experience offers a wide variety of rides ranging in length from 1 hour to an overnight excursion. Reservations are recommended in order to avoid a lengthy wait and to ensure the ride of your choice. Walden Creek Stables also features designated Wild West Show nights where you’ll be able to enjoy hay rides, cowboy shootouts, trick riding, live entertainment and bonfire cookouts.
For the ultimate experience horseback riding in Sevierville, be sure to start making your plans today!
Where Can You Find 600 Live Animals in Sevierville?
You don’t have to look twice at the title, you read it right the first time. Yep, 600 live animals in one place, in Sevierville, TN. It’s called Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo and it’s a great place to take the family for an exciting day in the Smokies.
A tropical rainforest isn’t the first thing you probably think about when vacationing or taking a trip to the Smokies, but you can now add it to the itinerary. From snakes, turtles, and crocodiles to kangaroos, lemurs, and hedgehogs, there are species here so abundantly found in rainforests you won’t believe your eyes.
In all, the Rainforest Adventures complex houses more than 600 animals which represent 150 species including reptiles, mammals, bugs, birds, and amphibians. And all in a tropical environment, for East Tennessee at least. On average, the building temperature is set at 80 degrees.
The Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo is open daily from 9 am to 5 pm except December 25. Children 2 years and younger are admitted free, children 3-12 years of age are $6.99, adults 13-54 years of age are $11.99, and seniors are $9.99. If you are a Zoo Member, besides admission, you receive discounts on birthday parties and purchases in the gift shop. Groups of 10 or more and school groups also receive a discounted rate.
RainForest Adventures has been open since June 2001 and in that time has welcomed millions of visitors into its facilities. The RainForest Adventures has thrived since its inception and become a destination for those coming to the Smoky Mountains. It’s lauded as one of the finest small zoos in the country to this day with hundreds of animals representing 140 different species.
Check out their website to get a FREE discount coupon to Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo.
Rainforest Adventures Discovery Zoo
109 NASCAR Drive
Sevierville, TN 37862
River Rage Tubing
Tubing in the Smoky Mountains is as much a part of a Smokies summer vacation as planning a trip to Dollywood, or taking a hike to Mount LeConte. It’s just something you do around here in the summer. If you’re in Sevierville, there are plenty of opportunities to get out, float a tube, and just relax on down the river.
Tubing is also one of the cheapest ways to enjoy the Smokies. And places like River Rage Tubing in nearby Townsend specialize in tubing FUN. For a mere $8 you can rent a tube and spend all day on the river. Each time down you can simply ride the shuttle back then ride down again. It’s still only $8 there are no additional fees for as many trips as you’d like to make.
As for the river itself, River Rage provides for tubing on the Little River in the Smoky Mountain towns of Sevierville and Townsend, TN. If you’re looking at other tubing options, you’ll likely be charged in the $12-16 range to tube the Little River. At River Rage Tubing you can choose from different size floats . Pick the one that you’ll feel the most comfortable in. You’ll also enjoy private access to the Little River, 3 different locations to choose from, etc.
When you’re not floating down the Little River, River Rage’s BBQ restaurant is a great place to take a break and get some good grub. Besides a restaurant, River Rage has a place to ride Go-Carts on site and there are restrooms for those who might need to change clothes following a day on the river. Is there a better way to spend a day in the Great Smoky Mountains? It’d be hard to find one. You don’t have to take a class or anything to go tubing, just start floating and enjoy the ride!
The River Store at River Rage Tubing offers river shoes if you’d like them. They have other products you could by to make your trip down the Little River more enjoyable too. The minimum age is 3 years old and children under 13 years old must be accompanied by an adult. River Rage Tubing is open from 10 am to 7 pm April through September.
Parker’s Greatest Knife Show
Parker’s Greatest Knife Show is the biggest antique knife show in the Great Smoky Mountains region in Sevierville, Tn.
Parkers’ Greatest Knife Show is one of the premiere antique knife shows in the country and definitely in the Smoky Mountain region.
From June 13-15, Parkers’ knife show will be at the Sevierville Events Center at Bridgemont. This new, state-of-the-art events center is located right off Highway 66 in Sevierville, TN. You can even see it from the road, just look for the Music Outlet and then pull across the bridge into the events center. This astounding facility only makes the knife show that much better. Countless knife and hunting-related vendors and knives as far as the eye can see. There will be knife collectors from around the region and across the country to trade with, converse, and talk shop with all day.
The knife collecting community is one of the greatest set of hobbyists around. The information obtained over many years from shows to personal research about their collectibles makes any collector you’re sure to run in to a veritable scholar on knife history. Whether you’re searching for pocket knives or fixed blades, WR Case or Boker you’ll find some amazing blades and learn a lot about the history of the particular knife itself. The vendors that will be on hand have been in the knife collecting business since they were children. It’s not uncommon for many to relay stories about getting their first knife handed down to them from a parent or grandparent. There are sure to be a number of one-of-kind pieces or knives that were limited production runs available for purchase as well.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention the late Jim Parker, part of the original Parker Knife family, and the work he did to make this such a successful show. Parker’s Greatest Knife show has now been around for 20 years and has grown considerably. In the knife world, the Parker name is held up with the likes of Case. From owning their own knife company to selling and trading the biggest brands in the knife world, this is the show to experience. Even if you are not a knife collector you will enjoy the greatest knife show on earth! If you are in the Pigeon Forge area in June, set aside some time for this special event.
The show begins Thursday, June 13 at Noon and runs till 6 pm. Friday, doors open at 9 am and close at 5 pm. Saturday, things get started at 9 am and go till 2 pm. Admission is $7 per day, or $15 for a 3-day pass. For those of you who want to get a head start on things, you can purchase an early bird pass for $20 which allows for special entry time each day and Free parking at the event.
Ripley’s Old McDonald’s Farm Mini Golf
If you’re looking for a place where pigs actually do fly, let me point you in the direction of Sevierville, Tennessee. More specifically, to Ripley’s Old McDonald’s Farm Mini-Golf Course. Here you’ll find 54 spectacular holes of interactive Smoky Mountain family fun!
This unique, putt-putt adventure is a fantasy only Ripley’s could create! You’ll find dozens of interactive displays, water features that span the course, and fun, lively barnyard characters throughout the course. Step inside the barn and you’ll find the latest, state-of-the-art arcade games. Perfect if rain happens to get in the way of golfing, or if someone in your party would rather just enjoy the games inside. Check out the candy factory while you’re inside too. Especially if you love sweets!
Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf is the perfect afternoon getaway for a family visiting the Smokies. Oh, and by the way, you did read it right earlier, there are 54 holes offered at Old McDonald’s Farm in Sevierville. You could play 18 holes, or if you’re still in the putt-putt mood go for 36 holes! All the while, you won’t be able to take your eyes off the many crazy barnyard and Smoky Mountain animals that call this course home including raccoons, bears, chipmunks, skunks, cows and opossums. And don’t forget about those flying pigs!
To top it all off, Ripley’s Old McDonald’s Farm Mini Golf was recently voted by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the 14 Wackiest Mini Golf Courses in America.
Try your hand at a hole in one down on the farm at Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf in Sevierville. Check out their hours of operation and buy tickets online.
Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf
Sevierville, TN 37862
Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass
Sevierville’s 8th Annual Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass festival returns May 18-19.
Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass is back and better than ever for its 8th year with exciting new events beginning Friday, May 17 and running through Saturday, May 18 downtown. There will be something for everyone including a new mascot parade and dance competition on Friday evening. Then watch as the kids fire up their grills for the annual Knoxville TVA Employees Credit Union Kids’ Que.
Of course, there are lots of new food vendors and plenty of great new entertainment. Hear The Bluegrass Album Band performs live on stage Friday May 18th in a free concert. This iconic bluegrass group has only performed live together a handful of times in the last thirty years. For bluegrass fans, this will be a concert-of-a-lifetime opportunity. See all of the original band members, including Doyle Lawson, J.D. Crowe, Tony Rice, Bobby Hicks and Todd Phillips live on stage. Plus, Rickey Wasson and Phil Leadbetter will join them.
Speaking of new food vendors, Carolina BBQ Company, Carolina Rib King, Smoky Mountain Smokers, Evelyn’s Ice Cream, The Diner and Tony’s Kettle Korn are just a few of the vendors that will be on hand offering some of their best recipes over the weekend.
Friday evening, bands like The Roys, Jimbo Whaley & The Greenbrier, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver will take the stage to the delight of all in attendance.
On Saturday, take time to browse through all the unique handcrafted items before seeing the bands on the main stage. Saturday performances include:
11 am – Cirque de Chine (Back Porch Stage)
11:30 am – Mountain Soul Vocal Competition (Back Porch Stage)
11:30 am – Lumberjack Feud (Main Stage)
Noon – Cirque de Chine (Main Stage)
1 pm – Mountain Ruckus (Main Stage)
1:30 pm – Lumberjack Feud (Back Porch Stage)
2 pm – Rickey Wasson & American Drive (Main Stage)
3 pm – Cumberland River (Main Stage)
4 pm – The Rigneys (Main Stage)
5 pm – Rickey Wasson & American Drive (Main Stage)
6 pm – Cumberland River (Main Stage)
7 pm – The Rigneys (Main Stage)
8 pm – The Bluegrass Album Band (Main Stage)
For those who love to Que, come to Sevierville early and enlist in our BBQ Boot Camp. May 15, 16 & 17, pick up tips and tricks for backyard BBQing, advanced BBQ smoking and even learn some new summertime dessert recipes! BBQ Boot Camp classes will be taught at the Rel Maples Institute for Culinary Arts at Walters State Community College in Sevierville, TN. This new facility offers state-of-the-art kitchen facilities rivaling major cooking schools nationwide.
For more information on this year’s festivities, check out BloominBBQ.com.