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The leaves are changing and turning brilliant hues for the season, and that means one thing to car lovers and motor heads in Pigeon Forge: Fall Rod Run season is in full effect. The cooler autumn temperatures and seasonal Smoky Mountain backdrop set the stage for all kinds of fun for fans of car shows!

If you plan on cruising in to town for a Pigeon Forge car show yet this season, make sure the following events are marked on your calendar:

October 12

16th annual Smoky Bear Open Car/Motorcycle Show and Silent Auction, Sevier County High School.
This open show is an annual favorite for fans of all kinds of makes and models. View and bid on everything from motorcycles, specialty cars and trucks, street machines, antiques, street rods and more. Call (865) 453-1076 for more information. 

October 17-18

Fall Corvette Show, Sevier Convention Center and Wilderness at the Smokies Resort
Each year, more than 4,000 ’Vette lovers head to the hills for this annual show. See all kinds of pure American muscle, from classic Sting Rays to futuristic C7s, at this year’s exciting event. Click over to for additional information.

October 23-26

Hudsons in the Heartland, Vacation Lodge in Pigeon Forge
If you love the classic curves and vintage lines of a Hudson, you won’t want to miss the 25th annual Hudsons in the Heartland show! This annual event put on by the Smoky Mountain Heartland Chapter of Hudson Enthusiasts will give you a rare opportunity to see some of these classic cars on the Parkway! Call (865) 453-2640 for more information.

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Posted: 10/8/2014 3:39:32 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments

As summer shifts into fall, our little Smoky Mountain city is gearing up for a busy rod run season. The season kicks off the first weekend in September, when Shades of the Past rolls into town to show off some of the coolest cars of days long ago. From American muscle to exotic finds from overseas, you’ll find it all at this exciting event.


Here are five more fall rod runs to look forward to in Pigeon Forge:

  • Fall Pigeon Forge Rod Run will take place at the new LeConte Center off Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge September 12-14. This run is one of the most popular car shows in Pigeon Forge simply because of the cooler weather, lack of summertime visitors and the slight chance of seeing some fall colors start to show! This Pigeon Forge rod run features thousands of hot rods and muscle cars of all years, makes, models, colors, and sizes. It’s eye-candy for car lovers! Call 865-687-3976 for additional information.

  • True Blue Fall Ford Truck Festival rolls into nearby Townsend, TN, Septemeber 18-20. If you love classic American trucks, you’ll love what you’ll see at this annual event sponsored by True Blue Truck magazine! Participants can enjoy family-friendly events throughout the weekend while checking out some of the country’s most awesome all-American Ford trucks!

  • Fast Cars and Mason Jars celebrates the link between souped-up cars and moonshine here in the Great Smoky Mountains. This annual event features music, muscle and, of course, moonshine at the Ole’ Smoky distillery in Downtown Gatlinburg on the last weekend in September, the 26th and 27th.

  • Circle Yer Wagens brings some of the most unique German imports in the country right to East Tennessee. From classic bugs to unique vans, you’ll see it all the annual VW show and swap meet, held October 4-5 at the Sevier County Fair Grounds!

  • The Fall Corvette Expo will bring nearly 4,000 ‘Vette lovers to the Sevierville Convention Center and Wilderness at the Smokies Waterpark Resort this year, October 17-18. From classic Stingrays to the zippy Z06, you can participate in American muscle history at this annual expo!

See a full list of Pigeon Forge rod runs, travel tips and more at

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Posted: 8/28/2014 4:40:46 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments

Fall Rod Run Favorite Colors

Pigeon Forge is the best place to find bright fall colors…on cars! Everyone knows the Smoky Mountains are the hot place for finding the best fall leaf colors, but now is the time to start making your game plan for the upcoming 2014 Fall Rod Run. Little known fact…Rod Run goers book hotel rooms and condos on the 2nd floor and higher. Why? For optimum car viewing.

Anyone who has attended this giant car event knows that early planning is crucial. Most visitors check in to their cabin or hotel located close to the main 4-lane Pigeon Forge Parkway, then prepare to stay put. At the height of the weekend, the main Parkway is seized in a state of gridlock…not a bad gridlock but a fun gridlock where folks get to know each other by conversing between car windows.

VENUE CHANGE: Most official Rod Run events now take place at LeConte Center of Pigeon Forge…the official hub of all things Rod Run.  If you have questions about the Fall Rod Run, you can always call the main event organizers at (865) 687-3976.

Many car clubs travel to Pigeon Forge in caravans. Lots of specialized car clubs host their own events that are separate from the main car show. These break-out groups have their own events, promotions, and dinners.

We are currently in the middle of summer, but it is not too early to start thinking about fall in in Pigeon Forge. Now is the best time to start planning to discover the best yellows, oranges, reds and purples…not only on trees but on cars!


Posted: 7/24/2014 3:54:57 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments

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