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!
It’s official: The Smoky Mountain car show season kicks
off Friday and Saturday with the Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run!
This year’s event is a new-and-improved version of past Spring rod runs! Not only is it at a new location, but the format has been changed to pack in even more excitement into the fun-filled weekend. This year’s event will take place at the new LeConte Center at 2986 Teaster Lane in Pigeon Forge
. The event has been condensed into two jam-packed days, instead of the usual three day affair.
Are you planning to check out this year’s Spring Rod Run? You’ll be in for a treat! According to event organizers, you can expect to see 40 cars and about 100 vendors inside the center, selling everything an automotive lover will appreciate from parts and accessories to knickknacks and models! You’ll also to be able to gaze upon close to 300 glossed-up hot rods and about 50 vendors’ booths outside the center! Ladies won’t be left out at this years’ event: In addition to the car-themed stuff, you’ll find all kinds of jewelry and accessories for sale at the show, too!
IF YOU GO
Event hours for the 2014 Spring Rod Run are:
9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, April 11
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 12
Adult admission is $10 per day; kids 12 and under get in free. All kinds of concessions will be available to the event, no outside food and drinks are allowed. For additional information, call event organizer MCS Productions at (865) 687-3976!
There’s still time to plan a Pigeon Forge getaway
in time for the show! Browse Smoky Mountain cabins and chalets
to find a last-minute deal just in time for the weekend! You can also find additional information about Pigeon Forge attractions
and things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains