So you’ve decided to take a journey to the Great Smokey Mountains have you? Well, Springtime is definitely a great time of year to visit. Below you will find some events and activities that you can partake in while you’re on your adventure in the Smokies.
March 12th-18th: North American Country Music Association International.
Here you will find the top aspiring country and gospel singers in the state who are all competing to take home awards. You can support local talent, and hear some new voices and tunes.
March 17th-April 9th: Dollywood Festival of Nations.
This is where you can experience culture from all around the world. There will be dancing, food, and music from different countries. You can expect thrilling entertainment as well as a celebration of music.
March 21st-24th: Ponies in the Smokies.
Who doesn’t love a good Mustang? At the pony show, you will find Mustangs that are old and new. You can participate in the car show for $30, or walk around and enjoy the cars for free.
March 29th-30th: Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show.
If you are feeling artsy, you should definitely check out this arts and crafts show. The show is located at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. It is free to the public and you will be able to see unique handcrafted art from all over the country.
April 7th-8th: 19th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament.
This is exactly what it sounds like. If you’re one of those people who love fishing, you don’t want to miss this. Anyone can participate as it is open to the public. There will be awards presented to the person who catches the biggest fish as well as the smallest.
April 14th: Smoky Mountain WineFest.
This is where you can try different wine from all across Tennesse. You will get samples from all the best wineries throughout the state. You can also try some small plates of food from the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.
As far as everyday things to do, there are plenty. You will never be bored in this place. Some sights to see include Ramsey Cascades, Alum Cave Trail, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Elk Mount Ghost Town, Mount LeConte, and Laurel Falls just to name a few. Whether you are coming for a few days or weeks on end, there is always something exciting to see and do in the Smoky Mountains.