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 www.PigeonForgeRodRuns.com.
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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!