Thursday, March 1, 2012
Early Spring Preview
Spring is most definitely in the air here in Gatlinburg. We are blessed with a much earlier return to blooming flowers, 70 degree temperatures, mild and gusty winds, and even some wildlife, than we were expecting.
This makes it an extremely advantageous time for you to come to the Smokies and get a full-on burst of early Springtime fun without the Springtime crowds. It's still relatively quiet in the Smokies, so come out and hike Rainbow Falls, check out downtown Gatlinburg and enjoy all the amenities we offer for your Smoky Mountain Vacation!
If you're wanting to come a little later and enjoy the special events, here's a look at whats coming up for the next couple months.
The 18th Annual "A Mountain Quiltfest"
The city of Pigeon Forge hosts a very popular festival in which over 20,000 visitors participate in many classes and seminars, and view some of the most gorgeous quilts in the country. www.mountainquiltfest.com
Gatlinburg's Spring Parade is back on for 2012. The Clausfest parade features, get ready for this, all your favorite Christmas and St. Patrick's Day icons marching together in a grand fashion down the main street of downtown Gatlinburg. It's a sight worth coming to see. www.clausfest.org
Dollywood "Festival Of the Nations"
Dollywood opens it's gates once again to the tune of world music as Festival of the Nations returns to captivate visitors to the Smokies. Groups from Ireland, South America, Africa, Germany and more will be coming and coming back to entertain us here in the Smokies. www.dollywood.com
Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show
Imagine if the Arts and Crafts Community of Gatlinburg, with dozens of other independent artists and artisans from whole states away gathered in one huge building in downtown Gatlinburg and you have the setting for the Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. www.gatlinburgcrafts.com.
Reserve today at www.sidneyjames.com