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For one Southern celebrity chef, Pigeon Forge is going to be the first stop to kick off her live cooking tour! Taking place at the new LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Paula Deen will be hosting 2 live shows, and you can be part of the live audience! Each show will last 90 minutes, and they will feature a live cooking program, games for the audience and personal stories from Paula herself.
Dates to See Paula Deen in Pigeon Forge
- Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 7 p.m.
- Sunday, June 22, 2014 at 7 p.m.
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In addition to the great news about Paula visiting for her celebrity cooking tour, her family-style restaurant is also set to open late summer 2014. The restaurant, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, will have a retail area, too, where you can purchase souvenirs.
The new restaurant is projected to be 20,000 square feet of space, and it will operate with a nearly $20 million yearly budget.
The new restaurant will be located at The Island in Pigeon Forge. If you want to visit The Island while you’re in the area, there’s plenty of things to do. There’s plenty of places to eat shop and play, so here’s a few things you’ll find at The Island:
- The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
- The Island Show Fountains
- Island Mirror Maze
- Arcade City
- Timberwood Grill
- Mellow Mushroom Select
- The Island Trading Post
- Build-A-Bear Workshop … and so much more!
Start Planning Now!
Are you ready to start planning your vacation to see Paula Deen in Pigeon Forge? We can’t wait to see you! We’re only a couple minutes from the Paula Deen event location and The Island in Pigeon Forge. Check out our Pigeon Forge hotel specials and packages page and give us a call at The Inn On The River — (877) 986-4243.