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The Velcro Pygmies in Patriot Park

You're invited to a free concert featuring The Velcro Pygmies in Patriot Park on August 14th, hosted by The Micro Wrestling Federation. Donations for Mountain Hope Good Shepherd Clinic will be accepted at the event.

Upcoming Single-Lane Closures on the Spur

Great Smoky Mountains National Park maintenance crews will implement temporary, single-lane closures along the north and southbound Spur between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, beginning Monday, June 3 through Thursday, June 6 and again Monday, June 10 through Thursday, June 13 for routine maintenance operations The single-lane closures will be in effect from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 pm. each day.

The park implements temporary single-lane closures along the most heavily-trafficked park roads for all roadside work conducted on foot including litter patrol, tree removal, string trimming, shoulder reconditioning, and culvert cleaning. These temporary closures better ensure the safety of workers along winding roadways with high traffic volumes. The roadways will remain open during these times, but motorists should anticipate traffic delays and are asked to reduce speeds and use extra caution.

For more information about road closures, please follow SmokiesRoadsNPS on twitter or visit the park website.

2019 Sevier County Hospitality Association Stars of the Industry

Come and celebrate the best employees in the hospitality industry.

2019 GHA Golf Tournament

2019 GOLF TOURNAMENT Thursday May 16th
Gatlinburg Golf Course

Please join us for great food, fun, and prizes to help GHA support local charities, schools, and other organizations. Breakfast, lunch and drinks provided. Breakfast and registration begin at 7:00 AM; tournament begins with shotgun start at 8:30 AM. Contact Eric Treadway at Eric.Treadway@marriott.com for more information.

GSMNP Employee of the Year

Join us for the 35th annual Great Smoky Mountains National Park Employee of the year and tourist family of the day.

Food City Family Race Night

We're excited to announce a brand new location for Food City Family Race Night. This year's event will be held at the Sevierville Convention Center nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains! This state-of-the-art Convention Center will give us 20,000 more square feet, easy access in and out, and more opportunities for local attractions to join in on the fun. Come join us on Thursday, April 4th from 4pm-8pm for an event you don't want to miss! Driver autograph sessions will be held from 6pm-8pm.

15th Annual Jimbo Whaley and Friends

SCHA Annual Trade Show

Wednesday March 6, 2019

SCHTA Annual Trade Show

Sevierville Events Center

Presented by: Sevier County Hospitality & Tourism Alliance, Sevierville Hospitality Association, Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association, Gatlinburg Hospitality Association, Smoky Mountain Vacation Lodging Association, Smoky Mountain Wedding Association

Pi Beta Phi Library Gala & Fundraiser

Pi Beta Phi Elementary School is raising funds to remodel their library. This library space has remained virtually untouched since this portion of the school was built in 1968. Their goal is to provide Pi Phi Kids with a beautiful space to enjoy reading and media so they may continue to thrive! Attached you will find a slideshow that outlines future plans for the library.

Their first fundraiser, Fantasy, Fairytales & Fables, will take place on February 28th at Ripley's Aquarium. Please see flyer below for details.

2019 TnHTA Day on the Hill

Join hospitality and tourism professionals from across the state for the annual Tennessee Hospitality and Tourism Association's legislative action day at the General Assembly. During this event, we meet with our state legislators face-to-face and discuss with them the important issues facing our industry. Prior lobbying experience is not necessary to participate. We will team you up with others from your area and have information packets for you which will explain all of this years legislative issues as well as tips for successful legislative visits.

Monday February 25 and Tuesday February 26, 2019.

Town Hall Meeting with Mark Adams from the GCVB

Friday, February 22, 2019.