yellow cars at rod run
March 1, 2014

Twice a year, car enthusiasts make a pilgrimage to the Smoky Mountains where two of the largest car shows in the nation and their participants take over the area for nearly a week. Though there are exciting events planned all season, this is one of the largest not only all season, but all year long. From one end of the Smokies to the other, don’t be surprised to see shiny, souped up classics.

This year’s Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run is scheduled from April 11-13, so anyone visiting during this weekend might see classic Ford, Chevy and GMC models taking a scenic drive or slowly cruising down the Parkway.

This event in Pigeon Forge is the ultimate car show. Anyone who loves classic cars, motorcycles and trucks can see a variety of rare and unique models. Throughout the week, guests arrive to take advantage of the attraction and restaurants before spending all weekend viewing vehicles and meeting other car enthusiasts.

Not only can car lovers see automobiles of all kinds, there are also workshops and vendors so that those attending can purchase new and used parts, all while learning more about the mechanical aspects of the auto world.

Participation and Viewing Cost

Those who want to participate and enter a car can do so by completing the online forms and mailing or faxing the completed documents and entrance fees.

Registration costs are listed below.

Show Cars (Pre Reg.) – Outside $30.00

Show Cars (within 30 days of event) – Outside $40.00

Show Cars – Inside $50.00

Sales Corral – Outside $75.00

Inside Vendors – (New Parts Only) $155.00

Outside Vendors – (All Used Parts) $155.00

For those who want to view the cars but not enter one, there is only a $10 entrance fee for adults. Children 12 and under receive free admission.


The Spring Rod Run event in Pigeon Forge was once the Pigeon Forge Grand Rod Run because of its location. This year the event has dropped the Grand name and is located at the brand new LeConte Events Center.

Pigeon Forge Rod Run

LeConte Center

2986 Teaster Ln.

Pigeon Forge, TN


living area

Car show events in Pigeon Forge bring a lot of traffic. Cherokee Lodge Condos are less than a mile from the LeConte Center, so event guests can walk to and from the show with ease. Our Pigeon Forge condos are right in the middle of the action, so you won’t miss a moment. You will miss the late night burnouts and blaring music. Our condos are quiet and peaceful, so you can wake up refreshed for a day of viewing classic cars.

Reservations go quickly for rod run weekends, so call us today at (877) 918-5900 to begin planning. Our reservationists will get everything prepared, and all you’ll have to do is show up to see some awesome cars. See you in the Smokies!

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