A Sporting Feud!

You stroll down Parkway, making your way to your destination and you begin to ponder as to how you are going to fit it all in! We suggest breaking it down by your interest and if you are into competitive action and extreme sports then the Lumberjack Feud will provide you with both. This attraction is a dinner & show that provides its audience with an amazing display of intense physical competitions.The audience watches authentic Lumberjack athletes compete in these high thrilling events:


Watch these Lumberjacks utilize their ability to chop and climb in the Springboard chop event. After they ascend they use springboard placements to chop through a 12-inch-diameter aspen log mounted on the top of the pole.



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In the Single Buck competition a Lumberjack utilizes a one-man bucking saw to pierce through 19 inches of white pine within the designated time frame.





During the Hot Saw competition a lumberjack uses a STIHL MS880 chainsaw to make three vertical cuts—down, up, and down—through a 20-inch-diameter white pine log. This competition is based on the time frame in which the third slice is severed. All cuts must be complete to qualify.



Double_ BuckIn the Double Buck competition, two Lumberjacks utilize a two-man buckingsaw to pierce through a 20-inch-diameter white pine log. The Lumberjack team that cuts through their log first wins!





This Standing Block competition simulates the action of chopping down a tree. Lumberjacks will be striking the front side of the block. They then strike the back side, as their axe is driven into the wood severing it into two.




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In this competition Lumberjacks will be standing on a block, swinging a 7 pound axe in a downward position continuing half way through the front side in the Underhand Block Chop event. Swiftly they helicopter over to the other side to sever their block in two.




In the 60-foot speed climb Lumberjacks will ascend poles with their ropes in order to cross the top line. Once this goal is achieved, they must be the first to touch ground in order to accomplish the win!


The Log Roll competition is the grand finale it challenges a Lumberjacks ability for balance, speed, movement and longevity. A Lumberjack will attempt to lodge their opponent off a floating log within a designated time frame. The win is based on a two out of three score.

Take a peek at what you will see at the Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge! If you book a stay with ERA In The Smokies you will receive a Buy 1, Get 1 coupon for this Dinner & Show! (This offer is valid until February 28th and excludes the Valentine’s Holiday weekend)

This blog is sponsored by ERA In The Smokies Realty and Rentals located at 207 Parkway in Gatlinburg. For more information on a Gatlinburg Cabin for your Smoky Mountain Vacation or all the reasons to move to the Smokies, call 865-430-3366. ERA In The Smokies is a leader in chalet and Log Cabin Rentals and Real Estate Sales in the Gatlinburg area.
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Smoky Mountain Adventurous Vacations – White Water, Zipline & Zorb

We Love the SmokiesWe realize that not everyone’s idea of a Smoky Mountain vacation involves hiking and bear-watching day trips.  For those with adventure in their hearts, the Smoky Mountains offer a variety of ways to get your adrenaline pumping.

White Water RaftingWater Water Rafting is a local favorite, and with the extra rainfall we’ve had in 2009, the water should be higher and faster than in was in 2008.  The Pigeon River, located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, offers breathtaking scenery and heart-stopping thrills! This magnificent river begins in North Carolina and continues through Tennessee. Experience white water rafting in Tennessee and romp through class 3 to 4 rapids where you’ll be assured of an exciting adventure!

Just bring a change of clothes and get ready to get wet!  Smoky Mountain Outdoors will provide all the equipment you need. They recommend that you wear tennis shoes (or sandals w/ a strap), shorts, and a t-shirt or bathing suits. NO FLIP-FLOPS! Shoes must be secured to your feet. When you arrive, after signing a liability waiver, they will brief you on safety, then your white water rafting adventure will begin with their experienced guides down the Pigeon River! Enjoy the white water rafting video (follow the link if your browser does not display) below!  Don’t forget, if you need a place to hang up those wet clothes and lay down your head, Rental Cabins are available to suit parties of 1 to 36!

Still want more?  How about a zipline? Canopy tours originated in the lush rainforest of Costa Rica where adventurous biologists, desperate to study the diversity of animal life that habituates the upper canopy level of forests, devised a system of cables and platforms that would allow them to explore this previously inaccessible ecosystem.

ZiplineWahoo Ziplines is unique to the Smoky Mountains, with no other zipline of this magnitude in the surrounding area. With over 2 miles of cable, the zipline is split into 6 signature lines from 900 to 1600 feet long and from 40 to 250 feet in the air! Each line will amaze you as you soar through the mountains, taking in the panoramic scenery, and feeling like you’re flying.

This adrenaline pumping adventure takes place over 80 acres in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains. Come prepared to spend the next 2 hours of your life zipping, flying, soaring, and bouncing through the canopy of the trees at speeds of 40 MPH.  See the video below of a first timer on the Smoky Mountain zipline.

Zorb Smoky MountainsZipline not enough for you?  How about ZORB™.  The only ZORB™ location in the United States is located in the Smoky Mountain area.  ZORB™  is the sport of rolling down a hill inside a giant inflatable ball and according to their website, “where New Zealand, once again leads the world in stupid things to do while you’re on a vacation.”  See the video (follow the link if your browser does not display) below:

YES, that’s a person in the middle of this big ZORB™ ball! The ZORB™ ride is just a totally bizarre and fun adventure experience where you’d be protected by a massive cushion of air whilst sphering down a hill.

Throw in a bucket of water, hop inside the inflated ZORB™ ball, run, tumble, flip or slide inside it, doesn’t sound fun enough yet? Take up to 2 of your mates with you inside the ZORB™!

Stay tuned for more adventures from the Great Smoky Mountains!


 This blog is sponsored in part by ERA In The Smokies Realty and Rentals located at 207 Parkway in Gatlinburg, TN.  For more information on a Gatlinburg Cabin for your Smoky Mountain Vacation or all the reasons to move to the Smokies, call 1-800-309-0277.  ERA In The Smokies is a leader in chalet and Log Cabin Rentals and Real Estate Sales in the Gatlinburg area.