The Smoky Mountains Springfest 2013 runs from March 12 to June 2. All kinds of fun, family-friendly events are scheduled during these beautiful weeks in the Smokies.
The annual Great Smoky Easter Arts and Craft show is held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center during Easter weekend, this year the last weekend in March. Enjoy the beautiful wares put on display by the local arts and crafts community. The Gatlinburg Ministerial Association also leads a sunrise service on Easter morning, with a buffet breakfast at the Ober restaurant afterwards.
April brings opportunities to enjoy classic cars and authentic mountain music. The Pigeon Forge Rod Run, a huge classic car show, is held April 19-21, the same weekend as the Music of the Mountains event in Gatlinburg.
If it’s nature and the outdoors you especially enjoy, you’ll want to head to the mountains in late April for the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Held in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this nearly week long event includes outdoor nature walks, drives, and photography tours as well as indoor learning opportunities in many places in Gatlinburg. This year the Pilgrimage will be held from April 23-27. You can register in person at the Mills Conference Center in Gatlinburg or pre-register online. This is the popular event’s 63rd year.
If you work up a good appetite while enjoying the gorgeous local flora and fauna, you might want to take in Gatlinburg’s Ribfest and Wings, a street fair held during the same week as the Wildflower Pilgrimage.
If you can’t make it in April, head to the Smokies in May. You’ll still find delicious food as well as terrific traditional music at the Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass event in nearby Sevierville, held this year on May 17 and 18.
Nature, crafts, music, good food and fellowship the Smoky Mountains has it all during their annual Springfest.