2012 Sevierville Calendar of Events

The 2012 Sevierville Calendar of Events gives an in depth look at all the goings-on in Sevierville in 2012.

2012 Sevierville Event Calendar

January

Dollywood wouldn’t be Dollywood without a yearly stop by its namesake – country music legend and home town girl Dolly Parton.

Sevierville’s Smoky Mountain Winterfest (Jan. 1 – Feb. 28) – See millions of twinkling holiday lights throughout the Great Smoky Mountain area. 1-888-SEVIERVILLE (738-4378)

Knoxville RV Super Show (Jan. 6-8) – At the Sevierville Events Center for more information call (865) 453-0001.

New Pigeon Forge Exhibit Grand Opening! (Jan. 13) – New exhibit Grand Opening! Exclusive Limited Engagement! Year ’round in 2012. Behind the scenes of James Cameron’s Titanic.

2nd Annual Ice Carving Competition (Jan. 14) – One day only! Saturday, January 14- 2nd Annual Regional Ice Carving Competition.

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebration (Jan. 16) – Choirs, speakers and more at the First Baptist Church, Sevierville. (865) 428-2212

February

Smoky Mountain Home Show (Feb. 3-5) – Sevierville Events Center. Open to the public. For more information call Sandy Smith at (865) 453-4712 or go to www.SmokyMountainHomeShow.com.

Rose Glen Literary Festival (Feb. 25) – Lectures and book signings from Sevier County authors and those who have written books about Sevier County during the day-long event held at Walters State Community College. (865) 453-6411

March

Smoky Mountain Springfest (Mid-March – June 7) – Enjoy spring decorations, mountain wildflowers and plenty of great events during Smoky Mountain Springfest. For more information call 1-888-SEVIERVILLE (738-4378).

THE DINER RATS 4th Annual Shamrock Saturday Cruisin’ For Food (March 17) – Bring canned, boxed/non-perishable food or money for Sevier County Food Ministries & Wears Valley Ranch. Noon cruise from Tennessee Smokies Stadium at I40 exit 407 (HWY) 66 and cruise to THE DINER, rain or shine. Corned beef & cabbage, soda bread, shepherds pie are holiday fare.

Spring Corvette Expo & Auction (March 22-24) – Sevierville Events Center. Open to the public. (865) 453-0001.

April

THE DINER’s Spring Fling Cruise In (April 7) – The Smokies are bloomin’. Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. Trophies for Best of Show, THE DINER Pick, THE DINER RATS Big Cheese, plus more. Noon to 5pm , games, 50/50, drawings and prizes by 6pm. Help kick off THE DINER’s Cruise In season!

Women of Joy Conference (April 20-22) – Sevierville Events Center. Call 1-800-374-1550 or go to www.philwaldrep.org.

May

Stampede In The Smokies (May 3) – 3pm in the evening, meet and greet at THE DINER for Stuart and Angie Earp’s Stampede in the Smokies including the Yellow Mustang Registry being held at Dollywood. Lots of Hot Mustangs arriving here in the Smokies! Surprise games and prizes for participants.

THE DINER’s Mother’s Day Weekend Cruise In (May 5) – Trophies for Best of Show, THE DINER Pick, THE DINER RATS Big Cheese, plus more. Noon to 7pm, 50/50, games, drawings and prizes before 7pm. Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. The mountains are green and summer rush is still to come. Special surprises for Mom!

Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass (May 18-19) – The largest event in Sevierville! Tennessee State Championship Barbeque Cook-Off, FREE bluegrass concerts from rising stars and bluegrass legends, kids games, great food and authentic mountain crafts. Admission is FREE. For more information, contact the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce at 1-888-889-7415 or visit www.BloominBBQ.com.

Mountain Soul Vocal Competition Finals  (May 19) – Vocal Competition honoring the songwriting of Sevierville’s hometown girl, Dolly Parton. Finalists sing one of 3,000 songs written by Parton in the style of their own choosing (rock, rap, country, pop, ect.) Entry deadline is April 8, 2012. www.BloominBBQ.com

June

Parker’s Greatest Knife Show (June 14-16) – Large-scale collectable knife show at the Sevierville Events Center. Open to the public. Go to www.bulldogknives.org or call (423) 892-0448 for more information.

Smokies Stadium All Star Game (June 19) – For more information call (865) 286-2300 or go to www.smokiesbaseball.com

THE DINER’s June Jam Cruise In (June 23) – Trophies for Best of Show, THE DINER Pick, THE DINER RATS Big Cheese, plus more. 2-9pm, games, drawings and prizes before 9pm. Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. The mountains are green, summer is in full swing and the weather is perfect.

Rising Star Talent Competition (June 27-30) – At the Sevierville Events Center. Open to the public. For more information call (865) 453-0001.

July

THE DINER’s Hot Nights, Cool Cars Cruise In (July 28) – Trophies for Best of Show, THE DINER Pick, THE DINER RATS Big Cheese, plus more. 2-9 pm, games, drawings and prizes by 9 pm, 50/50. Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. Summer is in full swing but it’s always cool by a mountain steam.

August

THE DINER’s Back to School Cruise In (Aug. 25) – Trophies for Best of Show, THE DINER Pick, THE DINER RATS Big Cheese, plus more. 3-10 pm, games, prizes and drawings before 10 pm. Music by Gary’s Sound Machine.

September

Sevier County Fair (Sept. 4-9) – Traditional hometown fair with a midway, carnival rides, games, contests and concerts at Sevier County Fairgrounds. For more information, please call (865) 453-0770 or visit www.seviercountyfairgrounds.com

Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival (Sept. 13-15) – Enjoy three days of music from the nation’s best Bluegrass musicians. (865) 397-7942 or go to www.dumplinvalleybluegrass.com

THE DINER’s North to Sevierville or Quiet Side Cruise In (Sept. 29) – Sevierville Post Shades of the Past & The Grand Rod Run Fun to the south of us. Trophies for Best of Show, THE DINER Pick, THE DINER RATS Big Cheese, plus more. 3-10 pm games, drawings and prizes before 10 pm. Music by Gary’s Sound Machine.

October

Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival (Oct. 1-31) – Enjoy the sites, sounds and smells of a Smoky Mountain Harvest. Leaf looking, special events, shows, shopping and attractions make this a great time of the year to visit Sevierville. For more information call 1-888-SEVIERVILLE (738-4378).

Robert Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming (Oct. 6-7) – Old Fashioned homecoming celebration with a pumpkin patch, old time games, bluegrass and more. Sevierville artist Robert Tino also unveils his latest print.

THE DINER’s 8th Anniversary Cruise In (Oct. 20) – Trophies for Best of Show, THE DINER Pick, THE DINER RATS Big Cheese, plus more. 2-9 pm, games, drawings and prizes before 9pm. Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. The most beautiful time of the year as the fall colors explode.

November

Sevierville’s Winterfest Kick Off Music, Lights & Magic (Nov. 5) – Free food, local entertainment, kids’ games and fireworks make this event fun for everyone! The evening wraps up with “flipping the switch” on the area’s first Winterfest lights. Call 1-888-738-4378 for more information.

Smoky Mountain Winterfest (Nov. 5- Feb. 28) – Enjoy millions of twinkling lights throughout the Great Smoky Mountains area. Call 1-888-738-4378 for more information.

Winterfest in 3D (Nov. 5 – Feb. 28) – Winterfest in 3D, glasses are available at the Sevierville Visitor Center on Hwy 66 while supplies last. These glasses help you see Winterfest in a whole new light as every point of light shifts into a snowflake. Call 1-888-SEVIERVILLE (738-4378) for more information.

THE DINER’s Veterans Day Cruise In (Nov. 10) – Trophies for Best of Show, THE DINER Pick, THE DINER RATS Big Cheese, plus more. Noon to 7 pm, games, drawings and prizes before 7 pm. Music by Gary’s Sound Machine. Fall colors will usually linger until now. We honor our veterans, their commitment and sacrifices. American Legion Flag Ceremony included.

December

Sevierville’s 50th Annual Christmas Parade (Dec. 3) – A traditional hometown parade with baton twirlers, pageant winners, marching bands and floats leading up to the appearance of the Grand Marshal–Santa Claus! Parade begins at 11am and can best be viewed on Forks of the River Parkway and Court Ave. in historic downtown Sevierville, TN. Call 1-888-SEVIERVILLE (738-4378) for more information.

Parker’s Greatest Knife Show (Dec. 6-8) – Large-scale collectable knife show at the Sevierville Events Center. Open to the public. Call (423) 892-0448 or go to www.bulldogknives.com for more information.

Santa Hustle (Dec. 9) – This great winter themed 5K and half marathon will provide every participant with FREE Santa hat, beard and customized shirt. Everyone will love the holiday decorations, the Christmas music and the after party offering a buffet of food and plenty to drink. For more information call (865) 829-4536.

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