Why You Should Spend the Weekend at the Shades of the Past Car Show in Pigeon Forge
Every year, there are certain events that seem to captivate the Pigeon Forge area. From parades to festivals, there are special events that seem to draw in visitors from all over the country.
One of the most popular events that takes place annually in Pigeon Forge is the Shades of the Past classic car show. Held around the Labor Day holiday, the 2014 edition will take place September 5-6. Shades of the Past strives to create a family atmosphere where memories are created and shared for a lifetime, so this is an event that is sure to please the entire family. Whether you are 10 or 100, this car show in Pigeon Forge will be a hit with everyone!
(If you love car shows, take a look at last year’s event guide for all of the spring rod runs in Pigeon Forge. This will give you an idea of what to expect in the springtime every year!)
Shades of the Past Location
Shades of the Past is located in the parking lot of Dolly’s Splash Country which is just off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The spacious parking lot allows for more room as spectators and collectors wander around, taking in all of the classic cars. Dolly’s Splash Country is closed for the season, so those attending the Shades of the Past car show won’t be competing with the traffic of Splash Country visitors.
To get from The Inn on the River hotel in Pigeon Forge to the Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, take a look at this map:
Parking Information for the Shades of the Past Car Show
For those who are planning on attending Shades of the Past here is information on parking:
- The first option is to park in the Pigeon Forge parking lot off of Teaster Lane. Parking in this lot is free of charge. Trolley service is provided from this lot at a cost of .50 cents per person each way.
- A second option is to park on Veterans Boulevard in the marked lots. This parking area is also free of charge. From this lot a bus service will be provided to shuttle patrons to and from the event at no charge.
- A final option is to park in the Dollywood parking lot in parking lot “F??? at a cost of $10 per car/per day. A tram service is being offered from this lot to the event at no extra charge.
For more information about the Pigeon Forge trolley system, take a look at their official website here: https://www.cityofpigeonforge.com/trolley.aspx
Shades of the Past is understandably one of the most anticipated events every year in Pigeon Forge. This event brings a lot of nostalgia to the whole area, as cars come in from every decade of every make and model. A true family-friendly event, Shades of the Past is sure to provide memories for every member of your family that will last a lifetime. This year is the 38th edition of the event, so be sure to plan on attending as you plan your Smoky Mountain vacation.
If you don’t want to be far from the Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, you can stay at The Inn On The River hotel in Pigeon Forge! We have the best accommodations and we are located right on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, so you are close to all of the fun attractions and restaurants. This way, you won’t have to miss out on any of the fun at the Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge.