Berry Springs Lodge Bed & Breakfast

2149 Seaton Springs Road, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862
Innkeeper(s): Susan & Patrick Eisert

Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Festival 2016 13 Apr 2016, 3:11 am

May 12

Gatlinburg celebrates it's Appalachian culinary past with the Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Festival! Presented by Bush Brothers & Company.

 

Thursday, May 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. – Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival presented by Bush Brothers & Company. The event will feature a beans and cornbread cook-off, foot-stompin’ Smoky Mountain music, antique engines and lots of beans and cornbread for tasting!


Back this year by popular demand is the more than 15 rarely seen antique engines, along with strolling musicians playing old timey Appalachian music. “The antique engines were a crowd favorite at the festival last year, we are extremely grateful they agreed to come back again,” said city spokesperson, Marci Claude.  “We really want to showcase the old way of doing things in the mountains.”


Festivalgoers are encouraged to come hungry and sample unlimited amounts of beans and   cornbread.  Area restaurants, businesses and caterers will be preparing traditional and new beans and cornbread recipes for tasting while vying for coveted top honors in the cookoff competition, all while featuring Bush’s Best Beans in their recipes.

The Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival presented by Bush Brothers & Company is Thursday, May 12 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Parkway between traffic lights number 6 and 8. While the festival is free, visitors can purchase a spoon for $10 for unlimited sampling. 

Plan your visit around this delicious event! For some foot stomping delicious food tasting family fun! You will be glad you came! Hope to see you here!

31st Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade 6 Apr 2016, 2:57 am

 May 6, 2016

Watch as local entertainers, colorful floats, military veterans, and marching bands make their way down the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

 Since 1985, This is an event filled with extravagant floats, marching bands, horses, entertainers and of course- the grand marshal, Miss Dolly Parton herself!

Often over 50,000 visitors line the streets of the Parkway in Pigeon Forge to watch this annual fun-filled event. The parade kicks off at 6 PM with the route starting at traffic light #6 and continues North on the Parkway all the way to traffic light #3. Like many events in Pigeon Forge, the Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade is completely free.


It’s been an annual event for almost three decades now! We recommend all those who want to attend to get there early and stake out a good vantage point. Come and see one of the largest and most fun events of the year- Dolly’s Homecoming Parade!
This is a very big event each year! Make plans to attend this year! You will be glad you did! Call us or visit our website today and make your reservations! We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Smoky Mountain Trout Tournamnt 7 Mar 2016, 3:58 am

 4/2/2016 - 4/3/2016


This event is perfect for adults, children and of course all visitors. Before these seasonal, 2-day trout tournaments get started, there will be over 10,000 trout stocked in over 20 miles of streams!


Enter the tournament for your chance at over $10,000 in cash and prizes. Spend your next vacation trout fishing in Tennessee and experience all the fun the Smokies have to offer!


Valid fishing license is required. For more information, call (865) 661-3474 or email rockytopoutfit@aol.com.


Smoky Mountain
Trout Tournament

RULES and REGULATIONS

  • Single hook only; 1 hand-held rod; five (5) fish limit.
  • NO fishing on Friday, April 3rd., 2015; NO fishing before / or after tournament hours on Saturday, April 4th. & Sunday, April 5th., 2015.
  • NO fishing on Friday, September 25th., 2015; NO fishing before / or after tournament hours on Saturday, September 26th. & Sunday, September 27th., 2015.
  • Trout only will be weighed; No dry fish will be weighed; Smallest trout must be 7 inches.
  • Participants may not fish with individuals not enteres in the tournament.
  • All trout must be at weigh-in located at Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge, traffic light #7 by 4 p.m. on Saturday & 2 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Tournament hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 4:00 p.m. Saturday. and 30 minutes before sunrise to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday.
  • Winners will be determined by total weight of the 2-day tournament.
  • All Gatlinburg and state regulations will be observed.
  • All participants will be subject to a polygraph test.
  • Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament officials reserve the right to disqualify any participant.
  • Participants must be present at weigh-ins to win.
  • Drawings for prizes will be held at each weigh-in.
  • Tournament badges are non-transferable and non-refundable.
  • Late registration for Spring Trout Tournament from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. at Rocky Top Outfitters on April 4th. & 5th., 2015.
  • Late registration for Fall Trout Tournament from 5 a.m. to 7 a.m. at Rocky Top Outfitters on September 26th. & 27th., 2015. 
  • Register for the Trout Tournament at Rocky Top Outfitters, via our Online Registration Form, by phone, mail, or in person. 

Great Smoky Easter Arts and Crafts Show Gatlinburg 2016 23 Feb 2016, 1:57 am

March 22 - 26

Unique handcrafted gifts and products produced by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are placed on display and offered for sale as they host their annual Easter show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.


The largest group of independent artisans in North
America. 


This historic 8-mile loop has been designated a
Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Established in 1937, these
artisans whittle, paint, sew, cast, weave and carve to create original
collectibles such as candles, baskets, quilts, brooms, pottery,
jewelry, dolls, ceramics, scrimshaw, silver smithing, leather, stained
glass, wearable fashions, fine photography, frameable art, oils, and
watercolors.



 Also lodging, restaurants, cafés, tea room, soda
fountain and candy shops. Make plans to visit the Great Smoky
Arts & Crafts Community.



This is an event you will want to mark on your calendar to attend! These are unique crafters to our area and they put their heart and soul into these crafts!
You have a chance to see it made and purchase something to pass on down generations after generations! Each piece tells its own story!
Call us at 865-908-7935 or visit our website www.berrysprings.com and make plans to visit with us during this wonderful Spring event! Hope to see you very soon!

Pigeon Forge Dollywood Festival of Nations 2016 21 Feb 2016, 1:42 am

March 19 - April 18

Dollywood's Festival of Nations presented by Humana displays the most captivating entertainment from around the world during this month-long celebration of music, dance, food and art.
  
Some of the entertainment expected this year at this wonderful event:

Mother Africa

 

After a wildly successful Festival of Nations in 2014, Mother Africa returns to Dollywood with an all-new show which takes guests to “Khayelitsha,” one of the largest townships in South Africa. The world-renowned show combines skillful acrobatics, live music and traditional and modern dance to delight audiences through a fascinating celebration of Africa’s diverse traditions.


Los Pampas Gauchos 

Los Pampas Gauchos is an exciting, fast-paced show which blends the traditional folk dancing of Argentina with the
 thrill of modern showmanship and comedy. This unique and entertaining show paints a vibrant visual of this fascinating culture.

 Celtic Coast 

Led by Cape Breton Island musical ambassador and award-winning singer/songwriter Buddy MacDonald, Celtic Coast features original music and traditional tunes inspired by the diverse musical heritage of Nova Scotia, Canada. Joining MacDonald are Rachel Davis on fiddle, and multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen, two of Cape Breton’s brightest young talents.


The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra 

 This unique ensemble plays a variety of world music, all arranged for the ukulele. Their professional musical talents on the ukulele, along with their hilarious antics, make this show unlike anything else. Hailing from locations around the United Kingdom, this group brings an all-new experience to Dollywood’s Festival of Nations. Combining British comedy with the traditional Hawaiian instrument, The United Kingdom Ukulele Orchestra breaks down musical borders! 


There are many more groups entertainers performing during this amazing month long event! Hope you can join us in celebrating all of the wonderful nations!

Call us at 865-908-7935 or visit our website at www.berrysprings.com to reserve your visit with us we are located only a mile from Dollywood. You are almost close enough to walk! Almost! 

Tennessee 31 st annual Winter Special Olympics at Ober Gatlinburg 14 Jan 2016, 3:41 am

Date:

January 31, 2016 - February 2, 2016

Location:

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort

  Watch and cheer as Tennessee Special Olympics athletes compete for the gold and earn medals at their annual Winter Games two-day sports festival. Events include snow skiing, ice skating and snowboarding.



The 2016 State Winter Games will be held Jan. 31- Feb. 2 at Ober Gatlinburg. Competitions are held in Speed Skating, Alpine Skiing and Snowboarding and the ability level of the athletes ranges from beginner to advanced.


This is the 31st year that Ober has hosted the event and we'd like to thank the Anders family, and all the folks at Ober for their continued support.
 Winter weekends is also a great time to visit us here at the Lodge. Cuddle up beside our cozy wood burning fireplace and relax the day away with your favorite sweetie or a good book!
Call us or visit our website to make plans to attend this winter event and catch up on some R & R while you are here! We look forward to seeing you very soon!

22nd Annual A Smoky Mountain Quiltfest 2016 Pigeon Forge 29 Dec 2015, 12:47 am

Mar. 15, 2016 — Mar. 19, 2016

Come see a landmark quilting 22nd annual event in Pigeon Forge, TN! The proud heritage of this craft is deeply interwoven in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, so it's no wonder that the annual A Mountain Quiltfest event will yet again draw hundreds of quilters to the LeConte center this year.

The heart of the event is a quilt show where quilts from across the country are submitted and compete for over $20,000 in cash and prizes. There is also a large vendor area with everything a quilter needs to perfect their art.

This 3-day event also features 60 classes for both experienced and rookie quilters alike. Registration for these courses is now open and they cost anywhere from $40 – $60. These courses cover everything from advanced techniques to antique quilt repair to beginners workshops.

Quilters who wish to submit quilts to the competition can do so on the official event website. For those interested, you can also have your quilt critiqued by a NQS certified judge. When event-goers aren't learning more about quilting, they can peruse the quilts on display and marvel at the skill and craftsmanship it takes to produce these beautiful works of art.


Please call us today 865-908-7935 or visit our website www.berrysprings.com and reserve you stay today!  No better way to Spring in to Spring! This is a very special event you do not want to miss! Hope to see and hear from you very soon!

 

 

16th Annual SaddleUp Pigeon Forge 2016 14 Dec 2015, 2:12 am

Dates:

2/17/2016 - 2/21/2016


Join us as we celebrate the American West at the 16th Annual Saddle Up. We’ll bring you the finest in cowboy and cowgirl entertainers, a chuck wagon cook off, workshops and seminars, a cowboy dance, cowboy church and much more. Saddle Up is the place to be to let your cowboy spirit shine. Watch this page for updates and announcements.We’ll see you and your posse in Pigeon Forge, Feb. 17-21, 2016!
Event Description
In true cowboy spirit, the 16th Annual Saddle Up event will take place come wind, snow, rain or shine. Come join us for the stellar entertainment and the fun activities!
Tickets are on sale now for the 16th Annual Saddle Up in Pigeon Forge. We’ve rounded up some fine talent and hope you’ll join us Feb. 17-21, 2016, for all the outstanding cowboy entertainment and activities!
Tickets will also be available for purchase on site along with the Special Saddle Up Concert Pass that Includes all three concerts in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge – Greenbrier Hall. $60.36, tax inclusive ($65.85 value) limited to 100 tickets.

Here’s what you’ll see and hear during Saddle Up 2016:
2016 Agenda
02/17/2016
10:00 am - 11:30 am
Patchwork of the Prairie: A Quilt Trunk Show - (Free) 
12:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Cowboy Fun at Blairs Valley Ranch in Wears Valley - (Free) 
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saddle Up Sampler - (Free) 
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Intimate Evening Dinner Concert 
 
02/18/2016
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Cowbucks Café 
1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Saddle Up Sampler - (Free) 
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Western Dance Class - (Free) 
5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Saddle Up Sampler - (Free) 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Intimate Evening Dinner Concert – R.W. Hampton 
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Intimate Evening Concert – Dave Stamey & Andy Neslon 
 
02/19/2016
9:00 am - 10:00 am
NEW: Cooking Demonstration: Kent & Shannon Rollins: Red River Ranch Pottery House Café - (Free) 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Stories & Strings 
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Saddle Up Concert 
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saddle Up Concert 
 
02/20/2016
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Buckaroo Roundup - (Free) 
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Chuck Wagon Cookoff and Lunch 
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saddle Up Concert
8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cowboy Dance 
 
02/21/2016
8:30 am - 10:00 am
Chuck Wagon Breakfast 
10:30 am - 11:30 am
Cowboy Church - (Free) 

 

 Tickets are now on sale! Click here to register.

Please visit our website www.berrysprings.com or call us 865-908-7935 if you plan to attend this wonderful event! We have rooms available! Have a fun filled day on the ranch and come back and catch up on some rest and relaxation by the cozy fireplace! We hope to see you very soon! 

Gatlinburg's New Year's Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show 2016 10 Dec 2015, 2:55 am


 December 31, 2015


Gatlinburg will welcome the arrival of 2016 in unique style with its 28th Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show around the intersection of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail at the base of the Space Needle late Thursday night, December 31.


At the stroke of midnight on January 1, 2016, fireworks will blast off the rooftop of the 400-foot tall Space Needle with special music choreographed for the fireworks show produced by Pyro-Shows of LaFollette, Tennessee. The Space Needle has added rhythmic LED lights to the tower, making for a spectacular display.  Free entertainment will begin at 10:00 pm near the Space Needle.


The entire city of Gatlinburg celebrates New Year’s Eve in a big way with many restaurants and businesses offering celebration specials. For more information on New Year’s Eve in Gatlinburg, call the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau at 800-588-1817.
 We hope you can come visit with us and celebrate the coming of the New Year 2016! We look forward to another amazing year with frequent visits from you! Hope to see you all again very soon!

New Years 2016 Celebration at The Island Pigeon Forge 4 Dec 2015, 2:53 am

Ring in the New Year at The Island

Dec. 31, 2015

 Ring in the New Year with us on The Island! After our widely successful event last year we are back BIGGER and BETTER with a night packed full of fun! Music kicks off at 6PM with live music and plenty of fun attractions!! We’ll have face painting and kids activities all night.

And what’s a New Years Celebration without a midnight countdown and fireworks?? Its all brought to you FREE by The Island!

The Island

131 Island Drive
Pigeon Forge, TN
 
There are many reason to come visit with us this time of year and this is one of them! Hope to see you soon! 
 
Happy New Year!