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OktOBERfest In Gatlinburg, TN

Posted by on Oct 20, 2015 in Events | Comments Off on OktOBERfest In Gatlinburg, TN

OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking at Ober Gatlinburg

September 25 through Nov.1, 2015

OktOBERfest returns to its Gatlinburg-style roots with 38 days of merrymaking from September 25 through Nov.1, 2015 as the resort commemorates the 205th anniversary of the popular festival held in Munich, Germany.

The Bavarian Fun Makers Band, in authentic costumes, will perform traditional Bavarian folk dances, schuhplattling, oompah music, sing-a-longs, yodels and more with daily shows and multiple performances every day during Oktoberfest. Special Oktoberfest Biers will be served along with traditional German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.

The first Oktoberfest was not really a festival at all, but the public celebration of the wedding of Crown Prince Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Bavaria on October 17, 1810. Held on a large meadow named the Theresienwiese in Munich, the party featured a horse race, beer, food, music and dancing. Anniversary celebrations continues each year, usually starting in late September and ending in the first week of October, with some six million people attending annually.

For more information on OktOBERfest call 865-436-5423 or visit www.obergatlinburg.com

Safe Travels,
Lee, proud member of the Smoky Mountain Bed and Breakfast Association!

Mountain Life Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum and Oconaluftee Visitor Center

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015 in Events | Comments Off on Mountain Life Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum and Oconaluftee Visitor Center

Our Great Smoky Mountain National Park is free entry throughout the park. It was guaranteed free when the park, purchased by the states of Tennessee and North Carolina, and generous donors, was gifted to our national government on the condition that no one would ever be charged to enter!

Enjoy the Mountain Life Festival at the Mountain Farm Museum and Oconaluftee Visitor Center located at the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on U.S. Highway 441 near Cherokee in North Carolina on September 19, 2015.

“Celebrate the fall harvest as the Mountain Farm Museum comes alive with history. Demonstrators provide visitors with a glimpse into the past as they make soap, apple cider, sorghum molasses, hominy, music and more.”

Your local innkeeper and concierge will know interesting events near one of our unique Smoky Mountain Bed and Breakfast Inns. Be sure to ask for suggestions to plan your getaway into nature.

Safe travels,
Janice, proud member of the Smoky Mountain Bed and Breakfast Association!

Pittman Center Heritage Day

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Events | Comments Off on Pittman Center Heritage Day

Children's activities at the Pittman Center Heritage Day in Gatlinburg Tennessee

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Food and refreshments available, Free Admission

Since 1992, town residents have celebrated their mountain heritage, highlighting the region’s food, music, entertainment and crafts of the past.

The event is actually hosted in remembrance of a community fall festival that first took place in the early 1920’s. It is a day full of fun that is celebrated with great food, live music, games, crafts vendors, prettiest dog contest, and more!

About Pittman Center

Just minutes away from downtown Gatlinburg nestled in the mountains of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the quaint community of Pittman Center. Pittman Center provides a unique blend of history, culture and natural scenic beauty that captures the imagination.
Proud of their mountain heritage, residents work hard to preserve the historic landscape and mountain culture that beckons visitors to come and stay awhile. Time seems to stand still as one ventures forth to rediscover the beauty of the natural surroundings and rich history that defines the Pittman Center experience.

Directions from Gatlinburg
From Gatlinburg, take Highway 321 North and turn left (north) to Scenic Route 416.
Turn left and go to mile marker #2.
Turn right to 2839 Webb Creek Road, Sevierville TN.

Safe Travels,
Lee, proud member of the Smoky Mountain Bed and Breakfast Association!