August 29, 2014

Classic blue carSince 1976 the Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge has been a favorite of classic car enthusiasts. Held each year, around Labor Day, the 2014 Shades of the Past will be held on September 5-6 at Dolly’s Splash Country. Splash Country provides the space needed for you and your family to take in all the beauty and craftsmanship that goes into these classic cars.

What is the best way to take in the show, however? We are going to provide you with some tips and tricks to help you maximize your time and your money as you enjoy Shades of the Past 2014. Here’s why you should visit:

1. Amazing Vehicles

At Shades of the Past, there are classic automobiles of every make and model. This year, the organizers of the event are expecting over 200 cars to be on display! You can expect to see classic Chevrolets, Fords and Dodges that have been carefully restored and built to pristine condition.

2. Convenient Location

Dolly’s Splash Country will once again be the home of the Shades of the Past car show. Splash Country is located off of the Parkway, which helps to ease traffic concerns for those attending.

When you stay at Cherokee Lodge Condos in Pigeon Forge, you’re only a couple of short minutes from all of the fun and excitement of the Shades of the Past car show.

(Also Read: 4 Reasons to Stay at Cherokee Lodge Condos for the Best Pigeon Forge Vacation)

3. Fun for the Whole Family

The Shades of the Past car show is definitely a family friendly event in Pigeon Forge. There are no alcoholic beverages allowed into the event. The music played by the organizers is a fun mix of classic tunes that will help create a lighthearted and wholesome environment that everyone in your party can enjoy.

4. A Little Competition

Shades of the Past features a competition among all of the enthusiasts who bring their cars to the show. There are a number of categories ranging from Best in Show to Shades Mighty Muscle to varying specialty awards. The competition is always a fun time and showcases the very best that Classic cars in a rowShades in the Past has to offer.

5. Big Prizes

This year, the top prize given will be a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster. The gorgeous vehicle showcases the craftsmanship that truly characterizes classic automobiles. It is sure to make a wonderful addition to one lucky collector’s garage.

More information about the prizes for the Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge can be found on their official website: https://www.shadesofthepast.com/

6. Cheap Tickets

Admission to Shades of the Past is only $10 per person/per day. Children 12 and under are admitted for free and tickets will be available at the gate on the days of the event.

7. Affordable (and Free) Parking

When you’re looking for a place to park for the Pigeon Forge car show, you have a few options:

  • From our condos in Pigeon Forge, you can catch a trolley, so you can keep your car parked at Cherokee Lodge Condos and pay a very small fee to ride the Pigeon Forge trolley. The cost for the trolley service is .50 cents per person each way.

  • Free parking is available in the Pigeon Forge parking lot located on Teaster Lane. Trolley service will be provided to and from spectator gate #2 during show hours. The cost for the trolley service is .50 cents per person each way.

For more information about the Pigeon Forge trolley, you can visit their website at the following link: https://www.cityofpigeonforge.com/trolley.aspx

  • Free parking will also be available on Veterans Boulevard. A free bus service will be provided to and from spectator gate #1.

  • There will also be parking available at Dollywood in parking lot “F” for $10 per car per day. Tram service will be available for no charge.

When you’re looking for the best place to stay for the car show in Pigeon Forge, take a look at all of our condos in Pigeon Forge. At Cherokee Lodge Condos, we are located right down the road from the 2014 Shades of the Past car show. You can check out our current Pigeon Forge condo specials and give us a call at (877) 918-5900 to start planning your stay.