It’s Harvest Time In The Smokies!

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The Harvest Festival is in full swing, as the fall colors begin to change the Smoky Mountain scene. If you stroll down Parkway, you will see pumpkins, scarecrows, and all sorts of fun things. This annual event started September 13th and will continue through October 31st. During this time several events are scheduled to take place:

 

The 10th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day

September 28, 2013 from 10- 5 PM

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At The Old Mill Square in Pigeon Forge Tennessee, the event will take you back in time with storytelling and good old fashioned crafted materials. It will be filled with music, food, fun and games for all ages. Throughout the day you will be able to see first hand what a “day in the life” of a Smoky Mountain pioneer was like. Crafts people will be demonstrating the making of lye soap, sorghum and apple butter along with cast iron cooking over open fires. Take a FREE guided tour of our 183 year old Historic Old Mill and see how antique engines and farm tractors were used. Bring Chairs and Blankets.

Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

September 27, 2013 – November 3, 2013

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Ole Smoky Moonshine will be celebrating their Appalachian Heritage. This event features authentic moonshine stills and bootleggar cars. The event will also consist of FREE Festival concerts which will begin at 7:00 PM at the Moonshine Holler stage. Among those to perform are Firewater Junction, Matt Stillwell and Andy Griggs.

                             

Oktoberfest at Ober Gatlinburg

September 27, 2013 – November 3, 2013

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Celebrate Gatlinburg-style as Ober Gatlinburg rings in the 201st anniversary of the popular festival with special performances on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of October. Ober Gatlinburg will present the Bavarian Fun Makers Band, lederhosen and all, as they entertain guests with original German folk dances, oompah music, schuhplattling, yodels, and other various Bavarian tunes. For those whose mouth just starts to water at the very thought of German lagers and Bavarian food, seasonal Oktoberfest Biers will be on tap as we as a menu featuring traditional German bratwurst, sauerkraut, schnitzel, strudel, and pretzels.

 

Fall Heritage Festival and Old Timers Day

September 27- September 28, 2013

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The festival grounds will showcase numerous art and craft booths, and local artisans will be demonstrating their talents while visitors watch. Traditional Appalachian demonstrations will take place from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM on Friday and Saturday. Among the many unique demonstrations will be cornmeal making and oak shingle making. Visitors will get a feel of Smoky Mountain heritage and learn the area’s history by observing the talent and skill of these artisans and craftsmen. Local storytellers will educate and entertain visitors at this year’s heritage festival. They will delight festival-goers of all ages with mountain stories that will paint a picture of Appalachian heritage.

If you are in the area or plan to be, these events are must sees!

 

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