Event in Pigeon Forge Celebrates 14 Years of Western Fun in the Smokies

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Western horse riding kit with horse shoe, cowboy hat, cowboy boots, and lasso Do you want to experience a little Western flair while you’re in the Smoky Mountains this month? From February 19-23, 2014, visitors from areas all around the Great Smoky Mountains will make their way to Pigeon Forge to celebrate the Western lifestyle. For the 14th consecutive year, the event will feature real cowboys and cowgirls, Western-inspired foods, storytelling and musical concerts.

For those who are attending the Saddle Up event in Pigeon Forge, The Inn On The River hotel is only a few short minutes from all of the fun activities. After a day at the event, there’s plenty of space for you to sit back and relax at our hotel in Pigeon Forge.

The schedule for Saddle Up includes price and location for each activity. You can purchase tickets to any of these events by clicking here.

Wednesday, February 19

Songwriters’ Workshop

  • Free, LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge
  • Ray Doyle and Joyce Woodson will play their own music while discussing their songwriting
  • secrets and the process of putting words to music.

Cornbread Sampling

  • Free, Pottery House Cafe and Grille at The Old Mill Square
  • Guests can taste a variety of cornbreads, while listening to music performed by Belinda Gail and Ray Doyle.

Western Video and Photography Presentation

  • Free, LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge
  • Photographer Ken Jenkins will take visitors through the American West with videos and images

Saddle Up Sampler

  • Free, LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge
  • This presentation will show guests the meaning of the Saddle Up even in Pigeon Forge, featuring songs from Joyce Woodson and tales from Andy Nelson. This is a must-see presentation for everyone who wants the true Western experience in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Thursday, February 20

Fiddle and Guitar Styles Workshop

  • Free, LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge
  • This workshop showcases a selection of fiddle and guitar styles, including western swing, folk and traditional country.

Dinner and Concert (Don Edwards performs first concert, Hot Club of Cowtown performs second concert)

  • $54.88 per ticket per concert, LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge
  • Guests will enjoy a steak dinner and hear the music of Don Edwards. There are only 50 tickets available for the event, so make sure to get yours soon.

Friday, February 21

Stories and Strings

  • Free, Smoky Mountain Guitars
  • Seven of the popular musicians at the event will perform together while telling stories about the West, including their musical influences.

History and Lifestyle of the American Cowboy Presentation

  • Free, LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge
  • Kent Rollins, a chuck wagon cook and cowboy, will tell stories and share pictures.

Saturday, February 22

Cowboy Dance

  • $5.00, LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge
  • Guests can dance throughout the night to the music of T. Scot Wilburn and Shut Up N Playboys.

Sunday, February 23

Chuck Wagon Breakfast

  • $5.00, Entrance to the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge
  • Hearty cowboy-style breakfast provided before Cowboy Church.

Cowboy Church

  • Free, Stages West

The final piece of the Saddle Up event in Pigeon Forge, guests are invited to listen to inspirational music and a non-denominational message. It’s the perfect way to complete your cowboy getaway to the Smoky Mountains.

To book your stay at The Inn On The River hotel in Pigeon Forge, take a look at our specials and packages for the best deal on your vacation. You can book your room online, or give us a call at (877) 391-1284 to speak with our friendly vacation specialists.

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