April 17, 2014

Country music kit with cowboy hat, boots, and guitarMusic and food lovers unite this summer at Dollywood for the Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival beginning each May. As one of the Pigeon Forge theme park’s five yearly festivals, Barbeque and Bluegrass is a nod to southern tradition and heritage with a little twang.

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Running from May 24 through June 8, guests of the park can enjoy the best the south has to offer with some of the most talented bluegrass groups and tastiest southern cuisine around. While you tap your toe to the lively fiddle, you can enjoy an ice-cold lemonade, funnel cake or grilled rib because Dollywood has it all.

The free concert series features more than 250 performances, all of which are included in general Dollywood admission. Groups that have been announced in the scheduled line-up are Flat Lonesome, the Gibson Brothers, Breaking Grass, the Willis Clan and many more.

For the barbeque portion of the festival, guests of the park can sample more than 50,000 pounds of pork and chicken with sauces ranging from sweet to hot. No meal is complete without the fixin’s, so be sure to visit Market Square, where you’ll find the barbeque and sides all ready for you.

Running until April 21 is the multi-cultural Festival of Nations, which celebrates music, food, art and dance from around the world. Each day, after individual shows, the performers meet to hold a One World Celebration, filled with laughter, music, dance and joy. Even if you can’t make it to one of the Dollywood festivals, there’s still a ton of fun to be had at the Smoky Mountain amusement park. This year, new additions, including the FireChaser Express, will be sure to keep the entire family entertained during your visit.

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Just minutes from the theme park is Cherokee Lodge Condos in Pigeon Forge, where couples, families and groups can make themselves at home in the Smoky Mountains. We offer affordable and spacious condos for those who want amazing views, luxurious amenities and top-of-the-line accommodations.

Cherokee Lodge provides two and three bedroom condos with peaceful views looking out into the mountains. Those who stay with us are even walking distance from the Fun Time Trolley, an easy way to get around the Smokies without worrying about parking. Call us today at (877) 918-5900 to speak to a reservationist and learn how easy it is to book a relaxing vacation with Cherokee Lodge.