The 2013 Pigeon Forge Rod Run takes place from Friday, April 19 to Sunday, April 21. This annual Pigeon Forge event is one of the largest car shows in the USA. Thousands of hot rods and visitors descend on Pigeon Forge during this weekend to enjoy the festivities. The Pigeon Forge Rod Run is actually one of three huge car shows that take place in Pigeon Forge each year, along with Shades of the Past and the Fall Grand Rod Run. Many visitors arrive days before the event to enjoy all of the other attractions available in the Pigeon Forge area. Visitors should note that the area activities, attractions and restaurants will be packed during the event days.