Berry Springs Lodge Bed & Breakfast
Innkeeper(s): Susan & Patrick Eisert
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!
31st Annual Dolly Homecoming Parade 6 Apr 2016, 2:57 amMay 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!
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournamnt 7 Mar 2016, 3:58 am4/2/2016 - 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 email@example.com.
RULES and REGULATIONS
- Single hook only; 1 hand-held rod; five (5) fish
- 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
- 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
- Tournament hours are 30 minutes before sunrise to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday. and 30 minutes before sunrise to 2:00 p.m. on
- Winners will be determined by total weight of the 2-day
- All Gatlinburg and state regulations will be
- All participants will be subject to a polygraph
- 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
- 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 amMarch 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
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
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 amMarch 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:
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.
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
January 31, 2016 - February 2, 2016
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.