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Get Your SCREAM ON at Frightmare Manor!

Friday, October 4th, 2013
Frightmare Manor

Frightmare Manor

The Frightmare Manor Screampark is NOW OPEN for the 2013 Halloween Season!

Jeremiah Lexer, whose plantation has been the scene of the most notorious and gruesome murders in Tennessee history, personally invites you to experience the NEW and re-designed FRIGHTMARE MANOR, FRIGHTMARE NECROPOLIS and FRIGHTMARE CHAOS!

Hauntworld Magazine just named Frightmare Manor “One of America’s Best
Haunted Attractions!” and named them “The
#1 Must See Haunt in the State of Tennessee!”. Experience the
award winning Frightmare Manor for yourself and get your scream on for

Buy your Tickets online NOW at to avoid the General
Admission Ticket Booth Lines AND SAVE $4.00 ON VIP TICKETS! All Tickets
include a FREE Souvenir Group Photo, FREE Silicone Wristband, and FREE

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True Terror Exists Here….

Frightmare Manor is located in nearby Talbott, TN.  Don’t miss it!

Frightmare Manor
7588 W. Andrew Johnson Hwy
Talbott, TN 37877

Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013

The Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival will be held September 19-21 at the fairgrounds off of 1-40. Come out to this 3 day event for great family fun. During the 3 day event, there will  be live Bluegrass Music from notable groups in the industry and also some local favorites. Groups such as Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, The Roys, Lonesome River Band, Floatt Lonesome and Jimbo Whaley & Greenbrier are some of the bands that will be performing. On Wednesday September 14, there will be a potluck dinner for groups already on the property. If you plan on camping, reservations are needed in advance, The cost is $60 for 3 nights, Thursday-Saturday and all people who are camping must have a weekend pass that is $70/person. Remember pets are not allowed in the performance area and are welcome at all campsites while on a leash. Tickets for the festival will be available online through August 15th. After that date, tickets will be only available for purchase at the front gates.


12 and under are FREE

Weekend Pass- $75 in advance or $80 at the gate

Thursday- $21 in advance or $25 at the gate

Friday- $27 in advance or $30 at the gate

Saturday- $27 in advance or $30 at the gate

Parking is free with a fee for those who are camping

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Wine on the Lawn

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Hillside Winery, which is apart of the Rocky Top Wine Trail, will be hosting Wine on the Lawn September 20th from 5:30pm-8:00 pm. Come out for a relaxing evening under the September sky for a fun time and bring your friends and family. Enjoy your favorite bottle of wine, go wine tasting and munch on your favorite wine foods. There will also be a corn hole tournament and giveaways. Bring your own chair or a soft blanket to sit on. This event is great for the whole family so be sure not to miss out on this fun event. For more information call 865-389-9490

Poynor’s Pommes Frites at The Island

Monday, August 26th, 2013

If you are looking for an unique food to try while in Pigeon Forge then head over to Poynor’s Pommes Frites at The Island. So what makes Poynor’s Pommes Frites unique? They are remembering the streets of Germany with authentic German foods. Some of their specialties include Pommes Frites, Belgium fries and homemade dipping sauces. They also have authentic German brats, fresh baked brochen and spaghetti ice. There is no place in Pigeon Forge that can make you feel like you are on the streets of Germany. Come to The Island for a little piece of Germany. ” danke! und guten Tag’

Ryan Newman at Nascar SpeedPark

Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Nascar Sprint Cup Series driver Ryan Newman will be at Nascar Speed Park Thursday, August 22 at 2pm to sign autographs. Newman is the #39 driver for Chevrolet and is ranked #15 in the industry.  In 2002, he received the Raybestos Rookie of the Year Awards, is the 2008 winner of the Daytona 500 and the 2013 winner of the Brickyard 400.  A limited number of tickets will be sold on – line and a drawing will take place at the event with the chance to race Ryan on the go kart- track. The autograph wrist band will include unlimited ride admission to all tracks, rides, climbing wall, bumper boats and 2 mini golf courses. Be sure to come out to Nascar Speedpark this Thursday to meet one of the best Nascar drivers in the business.

Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

Monday, July 22nd, 2013

The 2013 Tax Free weekend will be held from August 2nd starting at 12:01 am to August 4th starting at 11:59pm. The three categories that are included are clothing, school/art supplies under $100 and computers under $1500. Clothing consists of human wearing apparel for general use and not accessories such as jewelry or bags. Items included but not limited are belts, scarves, dresses and jeans. Also included will be school and art supplies. School supplies will include items such as crayons, paper, pens and notebooks. Art supplies included are paints, paintbrushes and watercolors. Materials such as reference books and school computer supplies are not included. Computers and laptops under $1500 are included during tax free weekend. Items no included will be computer parts, software, storage media, PDAs / electronic readers, video game consuls, printer and printer supplies.

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The Barn at Chestnut Springs

Friday, July 19th, 2013

A unique and beautiful feature throughout East Tennessee are the barns that can be found throughout the area. Some can be found on a busy highway that used to be a country road while others are tucked away and not easily visible. What all the barns have in common is that they have a story to tell. Many of the barns have been refurbished and open to the public for special events such as weddings. The Barn at Chestnut Springs is one that has a history dating back to the 50′s and is currently being used today. When the barn was built in 1954, the intent was to use the land to harvest tobacco. The land was owned by a couple who’s daughter  is a famous singer, actress and philanthropist today. Yes, this person is Dolly Parton. Dolly’s parents owned the land all the way into the 1980′s and from then to 2007 went unused until its current owners bought it in 2007. When the  owners purchased the land it was their intent to build cabins while not knowing what to do with the barn. After suggestions from friends and locals who were aware of its history, they decided to refurbish the barn, use it for events and not build the cabins. New footings and beams were installed along with insulation, new flooring while modern amenities were installed. An unique characteristic of the barns structure is where the owners got the wood. Instead of going to the local home improvement store and buying lumber, they got wood from barns that were either being torn down or from those that were unusable. When at the barn your eyes are immediately drawn to the high ceilings and the elegant touches throughout the property. The Barn at Chestnut Springs is full of rich history and the perfect place to celebrate that special occasion. The barn is located off Pittman Center road which makes you forget that you are minutes from Pigeon Forge at 1984 Chestnut Springs Way  Sevierville, TN 37876.

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Parkers Greatest Knife Show

Thursday, June 6th, 2013

Parkers Greatest Knife show will be returning to Sevierville this June at the Sevierville Events Center Bridgemont. The show, named after Jim Parkers, who was apart of the Parker Knife Family, has been around for 20 years and continues to have more success each year. The show is the top antique show in the United States and the Smoky Mountain Region. The show will consist of vendors specializing in knifes and hunting related merchandise. There will also be a number of collectors there to speak about their collection and also their trade. The knife community is unique in their own way. The vendors are very knowledgeable and will be able to tell you the history of each knife. Many of the vendors have stories of when they received their first knife and how it has shaped them into the collector they are today. This is a great show to attend if you are a collector or someone who is looking to purchase an item.

Parkers Greatest Knife show will run from June 13th-15th. Admission is $7 per day with the option of a 3-day pass for $15. An early bird pass is available for $20 which includes free parking.


Thursday: 12pm-6pm

Friday: 9am-5pm

Saturday: 9am-2pm


“Roll that Beautiful Bean Footage”

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

When people think of beans, Bush’s Baked Beans comes to mind. The Bush’s factory is located  in Chestnut Hill Tennessee outside of Pigeon Forge and has been operating there since A.J. Bush partnered with the Stokley Brothers in 1904. When the two families first came together, they agreed they would go into the business of canning tomatoes. Soon after, A.J. Bush bought out Stokley and Bush Brothers & Company was formed. Throughout the 1920s-30s, the company continued to grow despite the hard times of the Great Depression. As grocery demand increased among consumers, Bush’s expanded their Chestnut Hill plant and their product offerings. At the same time, the need for inexpensive foods increased and the company introduced Pork & Beans, which became a staple for the American family and helped drive business for Bush’s. Throughout the next 20 years, Bush’s increased production, created a new label identity and introduced dry beans with their main business being canning vegetables. In 1969, the secret family recipe was developed which later brought the signature tag line and new image, ” Roll that Beautiful Bean Footage” in the 1990s. During that same time, Jay Bush and Duke were introduced on national television showing how families can use their products with their meals.

Today the Bush’s Baked Bean plant is still thriving and continuing to grow. The museum allows visitors to walk back in time and learn about the values of the company and events that shaped the company today. The Bush’s Family Cafe can not be missed with classic Southern dishes. Choose from the assortment of sandwiches, hearty entrees and delicious deserts. Be sure to try the pinto bean pecan pie.  Finally, the General Store is the perfect place to stop and pick up a souvenir to remember your visit. This is a great place to come visit on your Smoky Mountain vacation. If you are lucky you might even run into Duke.

Bush’s Baked Beans is located at: 3901 US Highway 441, Dandridge TN, 37725

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Summer Events in the Smokies

Tuesday, June 4th, 2013

Summer in the Smoky Mountains is a beautiful time to explore the area and what it has to offer. The trees are lush and green which makes the views of the Smokies spectacular. There are many activities and events going on that every visitor should take full advantage of. If your looking for fresh fruits, vegetables and local crafts then be sure to check out the Gatlinburg Farmers Market which runs from May 11-October 12. Located at the Alamo Steakhouse parking lot, the Farmers Market allows both locals and visitors to interact with local farmers and craftsman and take away a piece of Gatlinburg. Another popular event is the Gatlinburg Craftsmen Fair which runs from July 19th-28th at the Convention Center. Craftsman from all over will be demonstrating their skills, answer questions and selling their art. There will be live Country and Bluegrass music throughout the week. A must when in Gatlinburg is to attend the Fourth of July Midnight Parade. This year marks the 38th Annual parade with Women Veterans and U.S. Heros being honored for their service. The 572nd Airforce band along with each branch of military will be honored at this years parade too. This event is great for the whole family.

The city of Pigeon Forge has many events planned throughout the summer season. Dollywoods annual Kids Fest runs from June 22-July 29. Kids Fest is perfect for families with young children with fun entertainment to keep young children entertained. There are many options to choose from such as a Spongebob ride and Clifford the Big Red Dog Stage Show. Fourth of July in Pigeon Forge is an exciting time with a lot of activities for the whole family. The most popular is the Patriot Festival at Patriot Park. This year will be the 23rd Annual celebration with a free kids carnival and entertainment. The headliner for this year will be Larry Gatlin & The Gatlin Brothers. The festival will end with a spectacular fireworks display. If you enjoy classic car shows then Pigeon Forge is the place to be this summer. The Grand Spring, Shades of Past and Southern Nationals Association Camero & Nova Nationals will be taking place this season. Pigeon Forge hosts more auto-events than any others place in the Appalachian region.

Sevierville hosts their own events throughout the summer season. If you are a fan of Anime then you must attend the Anime Southeast Convention July 12th-14th at the Sevierville Convention Center. There will be artists panels, dealer booths and special guests to answer questions and discuss their work. Another event is the Parker’s Greatest Knife Show which is the top antique show in the country for collectors. There will be all types of knifes on display and the opportunity to learn about the history of many of the antiques. Be sure to attend the knife show June 13th-15th at the Sevierville Events Center. Sevierville will also play host to multiple car shows starting in June with June Jam Cruise-In, Hot Nights, Cool Cars Cruise – In and ending the summer season with Back to School Cruise.

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