Berry Springs Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Innkeeper(s): Susan & Patrick Eisert
Great Smoky Christmas Arts and Crafts Show 2016 14 Nov 2016, 4:38 amNovember 28- December 4, 2016
Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
The Gatlinburg Arts and Crafts Community is the nation's largest organization of independent artisans makes its home in Gatlinburg and the 8-mile Arts and Crafts Loop along Route 321, Buckhorn Road and Glades Road. The Tennessee artists and craftspeople here create beautiful and useful things with techniques handed down for centuries.
Find gorgeous quilts, old-fashioned straw brooms with hand carved handles, exquisitely woven baskets, hand-dipped scented candles, Victorian ceramic pitchers, pottery, dulcimers, stuffed bears and leather vests.
Unique handcrafted gifts made by members of Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community are offered as they host their annual Christmas show at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Visit www.gatlinburgcrafts.com
Gatlinburg's Fantasy of Lights 41st Annual Christmas Parade 2016 10 Nov 2016, 4:18 amDecember 2, 2016
The 41st Annual Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade will be held on Friday, December 2, 2016. More than 60,000 people come to view the award winning parade featuring lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units, giant balloons and of course Santa Claus!
The parade route is through downtown Gatlinburg.
Call us today 865-908-7935 or visit our website www.berrysprings.com to make reservations during this special time of year!
Gatlinburg's 27th Annual Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff 26 Oct 2016, 1:27 pmNovember 9, 2016
Gatlinburg will kickoff the 27th year of Smoky Mountain Winterfest with the annual Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff and Winter Magic Kickoff on Wednesday, November 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg. City dignitaries will signify the start of Gatlinburg Winter Magic with a ceremonial lighting of more than 3 million lights throughout the city while thousands sample from more than 25 vendors from area restaurants and businesses.
This year’s event features great musical acts throughout the night performing on multiple stages. Chili Cookoff is happy to announce country music singer Tara Thompson as the headliner. Tara is a featured act in many of Nashville’s premier honky-tonks and has recently been the opening act in front of thousands for her cousin, the Queen of Country Music, Loretta Lynn. She released her EP “Someone to Take Your Place” this year and is expected to release her full-length album later this year. Thompson will go on at 6:15 p.m. on the Bush’s Best Stage at traffic light number 6. Grassabillies will open at 5:15 p.m. The Greenbrier Band will perform four times throughout the night beginning at 5:00 p.m. on the south entrance of the Cookoff near the Historic Gatlinburg Inn. All Sauced Up Hot Chili Eating Contests are at 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., and Winter Magic Kickoff lighting starts at 6:00 p.m. on the Bush’s Best Stage.
“We are so happy to celebrate 27 years of Winterfest in Sevier County with Gatlinburg’s Chili Cookoff,” said Mark Adams, CEO/President of Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau. “In the nearly 30 years since its inception, Winterfest has proven to be extremely beneficial to the people of Sevier County while also providing one of the best holiday experiences in the South for the guests who visit our area during the winter months.”
Participants in Chili Cookoff will be competing for the coveted People’s Choice Award, Best Booth Presentation and Best Apron. While the street event is free, tickets for chili sampling are $10. There is also a special edition t-shirt available for purchase the night of the event.
Food vendors serving are Collier Convention and Catering, Courtyard by Marriott Gatlinburg, Crawdaddy’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, Delauder’s Smoky Mountain BBQ, Dick’s Last Resort, Drafts Sports Bar & Grill, Gatlinburg Fire Department, Gatlinburg Police Department, Great Smoky Mountain Catering Co., Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, Hilton Garden Inn, The Inn at Christmas Place, IX Nubes Vape Lounge, Lil Black Bear Café, Loco Burro Fresh Mex Cantina, Margaritaville Island Hotel, Ole Smoky Moonshine, Ober Gatlinburg, Paula Deen Store, Puckers Sports Grill, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Sensible Concrete Works, Sugarlands Distilling Co., The Melting Pot, and The Popcorn Emporium. Sponsors of Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff are Bush Brothers and Company, All Sauced Up, Food City, and Smoky Mountain Living.
We sure hope you can come visit us during this magical time of year. Call us 865-908-7935 or visit our website at www.berrysprings.com to make reservation to join us in this wonderful and delicious celebration! We will also be all decked out. Hope to see you soon!
27th Annual Winterfest Kickoff Pigeon Forge 20 Oct 2016, 4:29 amNov. 8- Feb. 28, 2017
Join us for Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, the nearly four-month celebration of winter in the Smokies. Enjoy the light displays at your leisure on our Winterfest Lights Driving Tour. Pick up your tour guide at the Pigeon Forge Welcome Center at traffic light #0 or at the Fun Time Trolley office in Patriot Park. Winterfest light displays will shine through the end of February.
4:00 PM: Kids Area opens up Days Gone By Old Time Games
5:00 PM: Activities start from stage National Anthem presenting of colors: Mayor and City Manager to speak recognize Volunteer of the Year Grace Stottlemeyer
5:15 PM: Count down to lights being turned on *in Patriot Park only immediately followed by 3-4 minutes of fireworks
5:30 PM: Entertainment starts from stage: Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier, Pistol Creek Catch of the Day & the Pigeon Forge Community Chorus: Note some members of Pistol Creek will be strolling through park earlier entertaining
6:00 PM: FREE Trolley Tour of Lights rides will start
Local Girl Scouts will be selling hot drinks and cookies and we will have Winterfest shirt sales also.
We hope you can visit us during this magical time of year! Please call us at 865-908-7935 or visit our website to reserve your stay so that you too can enjoy the magic of Christmas Pigeon Forge Style. From Sevierville to Pigeon Forge to Gatlinburg we light up our town for a few months of winter magic. Here at the lodge we will be all decked out by November 16.
Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas 9 Oct 2016, 7:42 pmNovember 5 - January 3
A seven-time award winner of America's Best Christmas Event, Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival presented by Humana, Nov. 5 through Jan. 3, 2016, features four million holiday lights and spectacular holiday performances, including Dollywood's A Christmas Carol, an all-new adaptation of the Dickens classic.
Show's you will see this year on your visit to Dollywood at Christmas.
It's a Wonderful Life
Meet Rudolph and His Friends
Christmas in the Smokies
Christmas with the Kingdom Heirs
Dolly's Christmas Chapel
O' Holy Night
Parade of Many Colors
Timber Canyon Festival of Lights
See all of these magical shows and more when visiting Dollywood during the special time of year! Call us now to reserve your room we are only a mile from Dollywood. We will be all decked out at the lodge November 16 so we hope you can come join us and help us celebrate th most wonderful time of the year! www.berrysprings.com or call us at 865-908-7935
For more information on Dollywood winter celebration click on the link posted below.
'Twas the Night Before Christmashttp://www.dollywood.com/themepark/festivals/Smoky-Mountain-Christmas
Gatlinburg's 4th Annual Smoky Mountain Song Writers Festival 2016 21 Jul 2016, 3:54 amAugust 24 - 28, 2016
Celebrating the area’s Appalachian musical roots, Gatlinburg will host its fourth annual Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival.
The sounds of some of the biggest hits in country, gospel and bluegrass music will resonate through the streets of Gatlinburg when Smoky Mountains Songwriters Festival comes to town August 24 through August 28. The festival will feature over 130 acts of songwriters and musicians who have shaped the top Billboard charts for generations as well as those just getting started in the music industry.
The SMSWF Mission is to promote songwriters and to help their talents and songs be discovered not only by publishers and producers, but also by all of us fans, who simply love the songs that the stars perform.
Dollywoods National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration 2016 18 Jul 2016, 3:43 amSept. 30 - Oct. 29
If you love autumn, handmade arts and crafts, and free concerts then come to the National Southern Gospel and Harvest Celebration!
Don't miss out on this four week event of crisp autumn air filled with gospel music and beautiful scenery.
Watch crafters at work throughout the park as the country’s most talented artisans showcase their artistry with up-close demonstrations. Purchase handmade treasures for the home, unique collectibles and stunning artwork create an impressive craft exhibit you won’t find anywhere else.
Special dishes, all prepared with a taste of fall, showcase some of the harvest season’s most celebrated recipes.
Over the four weeks of celebrations, performances will take place throughout Dollywood on five specialty stages – the Celebrity Theater, the Showstreet Theater, Pines Theater, on the Singing News Stage at the Valley Theater & Robert F. Thomas Chapel, and on the Praise 96.3 FM Stage at the Back Porch Theater.
Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration is sponsored by Humana. You will be mesmerized by the park’s colorful autumn decor when you’re aren’t listening to some of the best gospel performers around.
Gatlinburg's 41st Annual First Independance Day Parade in the Nation 2016 9 Jun 2016, 4:56 amJuly 3rd at Midnight
This 41st annual showcase salutes the valiant men and women of our military services in the “First July Fourth Parade in the Nation!” Floats, balloons, and marching bands pay tribute to our country during this Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event.
The Parade route will extend from traffic light #1A on East Parkway, turn South onto Parkway at traffic light #3, then traveling the length of the downtown street to traffic light #10 at Ski Mountain Road.
Please come celebrate this special event with us! Call us or visit our website to reserve your stay. We hope to see you soon!
Gatlinburg's Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales 5 Jun 2016, 4:40 amJune 10- July 30
Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance event featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as 1800.
This popular seven-week event truly highlights one of Gatlinburg’s greatest assets in the walkabout through the city that provides guests with an interactive, educational and entertaining experience the whole family can enjoy.
The collection of personalities and performers arrive nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town. Visitors witness a magical transformation of sidewalk to stage as the characters disperse along the downtown Parkway for an evening of entertainment and storytelling.
The City also hosts a Winter Magic Tunes & Tales event featuring a capella carolers on weekends between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales is an official activity of the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Festival 2016 13 Apr 2016, 3:11 am
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!