Celebrate fall in the Smokies with great food and music

Sep 01, 2014

Celebrate fall in the Smokies with great food and music

Gatlinburg Farmers Market

A new season brings new delights not only in scenery but in food. Fall welcomes fresh crops of pumpkin, kale, cranberries, pomegranates and more.

Gatlinburg-Farmers-Market.jpgThe last of summer’s crop will be available at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, September 13, 2014 just a short distance from our Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals Office in the Arts and Crafts Community at The Covered Bridge, located at 849 Glades Road.

Patrons can enjoy fresh coffee, homemade baked goods, farm-to-table produce, eggs and local products at the market. Local musicians, including Boogertown Gap, often perform, and crafters are on hand to demonstrate their craft.

Locals and visitors appreciate the direct contact with food providers. Information on growing methods and techniques, healthy living issues and recipes are shared and exchanged. Friends of the Market include the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Gatlinburg Gateway Foundation, the Covered Bridge, the Little River Railroad Museum, the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community and more.

For more information, visit www.gatlinburgfarmersmarket.com or contact the Market Board at (865) 332-4769 (GROW).


Early fall entertainment comes to the Country Tonite Theatre in Pigeon Forge with its Celebrity Concert Series.

Three Generations Tour

Bobby Bare, John Anderson and Darryl Worley will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, September 19, 2014 as part of their Three Generations Tour.
Bobby Bare had hits with “Detroit City,” “How I Got to Memphis” and “Drop Kick Me, Jesus (Through the Goalposts of Life).” He later formed the band Old Dogs with Jerry Reed, Mel Tillis and Waylon Jennings.
John Anderson’s hits include “Swingin’” and “Straight Tequila Night.” He received the Academy of Country Music Career Achievement Award in 1993.
Darryl Worley, known for “I Miss My Friend” and “Have You Forgotten?,” hosts the charity event Tennessee River Run each year. Proceeds benefit the Darryl Worley Foundation, a not-for-profit organization that provides funds to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Don Williams
Country Music Hall of Famer Don Williams, who recorded “Good Ole Boys Like Me,” “Tulsa Time” and “I Believe in You,” will also perform at the Country Tonite Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday, October 17, 2014 and Saturday, October 18, 2014

Tickets for all shows are $39.95, plus tax. For more information, visit www.countrytonitepf.com.


taste-of-autumn.jpgEnjoy a variety of delicious food for a good cause at the 17th Annual Taste of Autumn, set for 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Event patrons will receive an unlimited sampling of the area’s finest restaurants. One-hundred percent of the proceeds will benefit the United Way of Sevier County.

The United Way of Sevier County focuses on improving lives by involving its communities to create lasting change in community conditions. Beneficiaries of United Way funding include the Boys and Girls Club of the Smoky Mountains and the Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic.

Tickets are $25; children under age 7 are admitted free. For more information, call the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau at 1-800-588-1817.

With such great food and entertainment, what are you waiting for? Book one of our Cabin in Gatlinburg today!


Category: Things to do

Doug Shanks


By Doug Shanks a Smoky Mountain blogger and writes about things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley, and Sevierville, Tennessee. Area interests include hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, shopping, and family fun.

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