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The Ultimate Events Calendar for Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Beyond

Plan Your Action-Packed Stay in Eastern Tennessee

Make your stay in Pigeon Forge memorable when you plan your visit around any of these exciting seasonal events, festivals, and things to do. Our hotel is already convenient to the most popular attractions in Pigeon Forge, shopping in Sevierville, golfing in Gatlinburg, and minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so your vacation in eastern Tennessee is guaranteed to be great, no matter when you visit.

Browse our Calendar of Events in Pigeon Forge and neighboring Sevier County to plan your fun-filled getaway. 

11th Annual Chuck Wagon Cookoff

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11th Annual Chuck Wagon Cookoff

11th Annual Chuck Wagon Cookoff

From Saturday, March 3, 2018 to Sunday, March 4, 2018 March 3, 2018 March 4, 2018 Courtyard by Marriott Pigeon Forge

“Great food and the chance to observe and interact with our chuck wagon cooks makes our Pigeon Forge Chuck Wagon Cookoff not only unique but educational,” said Pigeon Forge Executive Director of Tourism Leon Downey. “Whether you’re in search of a delicious meal or want to learn more about the American West, the cookoff lets you get up-close and experience something extraordinary.” Chuck wagons will gather at Clabough’s Campground (405 Wears Valley Road) for this one-of-a-kind outdoor cooking event. Long before today’s food truck craze treated foodies to impromptu kitchens on wheels, early American chuck wagons fed hungry cowboys on the open prairies during cattle drives. Chuck wagon cooks, or cookies, as they are known, rely on simple ingredients to guide their menus and fire to power their ovens. Chuck wagon cook-offs aid in the preservation of cattle drive trail days as well as ensuring the authentic reproduction of the mobile kitchens. The competition includes cash prizes for most authentic wagon and awards in various food categories, including meat, potatoes, bread, beans and dessert. All food items must be prepared onsite and using ingredients provided to the cooking teams.