It can be tough to plan for an exciting vacation rental if you are worried about your travel funds. The cost of traveling can be high without the right amount of planning to go in beforehand. Luckily, a location such as Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge has a variety of events throughout the year that are completely wallet-friendly. This lets you and your family enjoy delightful events while having plenty of cash for everything else in the city. Take a look at some family-friendly events here in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that won’t break your bank:
Whenever you go on vacation you probably expect to enjoy some meals dining out at the local restaurants. Gatlinburg does offer a variety of incredible restaurants that features cuisines of all types. If you want to stick to a staple you can never go wrong with a nice juicy burger. Seriously, burgers are a staple among American cuisine and are so hard to say no to. Each year Gatlinburg hosts GatlinBURGER Week where local restaurants strive to have the best burger in town. Each restaurant comes up with a unique offering that you can try out and give your own impression. This event takes place at the many restaurants in the city and is not a central hosting ground. What makes this event so special is that each of the burger creations is only $9 each so you can have a relatively cheap dinner while enjoying a delicious burger. This year’s GatlinBURGER Week is taking place from September 18th through the 24th. Please keep in mind that all restaurants have a limited amount of burgers each day and may run out later in the evening.
Oktoberfest at Ober
Each fall season millions of people worldwide get excited because they know Oktoberfest is just around the corner. Oktoberfest is a celebration held all around the world celebrating autumn and all things Bavarian. Oktoberfest is held in Ober Gatlinburg each year for several weeks of fun and excitement. This event brings in thousands of visitors to try out authentic German ales and food. Oktoberfest at Ober also showcases live music from The Smoky Mountain Oompah Band who also perform traditional folk dances. Live entertainment will be on hand every day of the festival. Adults will have a blast inside the Bier Garten where authentic German bier will be on draft. But Oktoberfest at Ober is a family-friendly event so everyone can join in the festivities. This includes having access to all of the activities at Ober such as their mini golf, alpine slide, ski mountain coaster, scenic chair lift, rock climbing walls, and many more. Don’t forget to enjoy some of the delicious food such as schnitzel, pretzels, and brats. Oktoberfest at Ober will be taking place September 24th through October 30th for a festive season.
Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff
There is nothing better than something free during your visit to Gatlinburg. If you plan on visiting later in the fall season make sure to be around for our annual Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff. Starting the winter season in a festive way has always been the way we do things here. The Winter Magic Kickoff will be held at Anakeesta Plaza which features plenty of live entertainment. One popular portion of the event is the Chili Cookoff which sees local chefs try to make the best chili in town. You get to try as much as you would like to satisfy your hunger and help you stay warm. Live music will also be on hand to help rock the night away. Holiday lights will be going up for the first time of the season so expect to see a dazzling display across the buildings. Gatlinburg Winter Magic Kickoff will take place on November 10th from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM and will be absolutely free to attend.
New Years Eve Celebration and Fireworks Show
Another great free event is held later in the winter season with our annual New Year’s Eve Celebration and Fireworks Show. Visitors will be able to bring in the new year with loved ones at the Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg. Many of the surrounding restaurants in the area will be hosting New Year’s specials to take advantage of. Live music will start right at 10:00 PM at the base of the Space Needle. Come see the iconic ball drop here in Gatlinburg which is then followed up by a dazzling display of fireworks in the sky. This is an event you do not want to miss!
More Events in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
The whole family is sure to have a blast with these budget-friendly events in the area. Make sure to reserve one of our Gatlinburg vacation rentals today!