Winterfest delayed, moved up, and SURPRISE! It starts today: Your guide for the 30th anniversary celebration

Halloween has come and gone, the temperatures are dropping (and rising, and then dropping again) — and that can only mean one thing: Winterfest is coming! Nevermind, it’s here.  The 2019-2020 Winterfest season, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, was originally scheduled from Nov. 22 through Feb. 17, 2020, but in a seemingly last-minute decision, […]

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Review of Old Mill Pottery House Café and Grille – A trendy take on southern classics

The Pottery House Café and Grille is one of two restaurants to call the Old Mill Square home, despite the relatively small size of the square. Each serves a different crowd and a different style of food. The Café and Grille offers a quick serve menu of salads, soups and sandwiches. The food served here […]

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The Old Mill Restaurant serves up real home cookin’; Tips on what to order, when to go

The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge is, like many of its neighboring eateries, an experience. Diners can expect a home-cooked meal, a meal that wouldn’t be foreign to the early settlers of the mountains. And it’s all done without the commercialism of some national chains that offer home cooking. My dinner party chose to […]

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The Titanic Museum gets decked out (pun intended) for the holidays

A huge replica of the ill-fated Titanic sitting on the parkway of Pigeon Forge may seem misplaced. Decorating the ship for the Christmas season may seem downright odd. But it works for the attraction and for visitors. The blended decorations from the late Victorian and Edwardian periods (think Downton Abbey) are carefully placed. You can […]

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An insider’s guide to The Old Mill Shops of Pigeon Forge

The Old Mill strikes a distinct contrast against the amusement rides and T-shirt shops you’ll see on Pigeon Forge’s main drag. Likewise, the collection of Old Mill shops skips the standard souvenir stock for a mix of pantry favorites, distinctive kitchenware and handcrafted items that will serve as tasteful, if subtle, reminders of your trip […]

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