Can you believe it? There is one final day left in 2016! If traveling is on your 2017 Bucket List then this article is for you! Let’s see how East Tennessee is kicking of the New Year with a list of what’s happening in January. Grab your brand new calendar, these January 2017 Pigeon Forge Events you don’t want to miss.


If you weren’t able to visit during Thanksgiving or Christmas, you still have a chance to experience the beautiful lights of Winterfest! Winterfest runs from November 8 through the end of February. Pigeon Forge is decked out with more than 5 million lights, creating a Winter Wonderland. You can drive the streets with your loved ones taking in the beauty while sipping hot chocolate (my favorite). Be sure to pick up your FREE driving tour of lights brochure and map at Pigeon Forge Welcome Centers or the Pigeon Forge Trolley Office.  A few other attractions you don’t want to miss during Pigeon Forge’s 27th Annual Winterfest is Old Mill Square, The Smoky Mountain Opry, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, The Island in Pigeon Forge, and Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure.

Knoxville RV Super Show

Don’t let the title fool you. This is located in Sevierville at the Sevierville Convention Center!This Super show kicks off Friday January 6-January 8.

Hours are:

Friday: 10am-6pm

Saturday: 10am-8pm

Sunday: 10am-5pm

“Featuring the very latest makes and models of Recreational Vehicles from all of the nation’s top manufacturers. Special factory rebates, financing, and on the spot loan approval makes this show a cannot miss for the serious RV enthusiasts! The show will feature a huge parts and accessories exhibit, along with campgrounds, Tow Vehicles and everything you may need for your next RV vacation. Seminars, Features, and Entertainment will set this show apart from all others in the state. There is something for everyone at the Knoxville RV Show!”

Strength to Stand Bible Conference

Located at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, from January 14- January 16. This conference is designed to offer a well-balanced, intense conference that will challenge youth to go beyond the surface of casual Christianity. To find out more about the conference and what it entails you can visit their website.

Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition Leadership Conference

The Music Road Hotel is hosting this conference the weekend of January 18- January 22. The Southeastern Foot Trails Coalition (SEFTC) seeks to promote and protect the long-distance foot trails in the Southeast and to connect trails and their natural trail corridors by building a regional trail system and an active network of hiking organizations.

Resurrection Youth Conference

This is an annual event of worship and spiritual growth for youth and youth leaders. Located at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge from January 20-January 22. Resurrection is hosted by the youth ministry of the Holston Conference of the United Methodist Church. To read more about this conference and view a schedule you can visit their website.

Smoky Mountain Square Dance

This event seems like so much fun! Mark you calendar for the weekend of January 27- January 29 where you can experience the fun of square dancing taught by Bronc Wise of Lakewood, CO and Steve Kopman of Knoxville, TN. Located at the Music Road Hotel, the cost of the event is $299. The price includes: 5 dance sessions, 2 nights lodging, after party Saturday night, expanded continental breakfast Saturday and Sunday morning, indoor swimming pool and sauna, private balcony or porch for each room.

Along with Pigeon Forge’s fun and exciting family attractions, there is an event going on each weekend in January. Join in on the fun and come see us! There is a luxury condo waiting for you. Happy New Year from Bear Crossing! We hope to see you in 2017!