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2011-10-18 10:30:00

GATLINBURG, Tenn., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Gatlinburg will bring snow to Tuscaloosa on Saturday, Oct. 22 , at The University of Alabama vs. University of Tennessee game, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., to provide children of all ages a free, one-of-a kind tailgating experience and give a local family affected by the tornadoes an early holiday gift. The event will be located across the street from The University of Alabama's Student Media Building on University Blvd. The Student...

2011-08-31 13:14:00

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. Aug. 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- 2011's hottest ticket in timber sports was in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., on Aug. 25, 2011, with the grand opening of Lumberjack Sports International's Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, a $10 million attraction billed as the "Smokies' Rowdiest Good-Time Dinner Show" and featuring ESPN lumberjack athletes. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, go to:...

2011-08-16 07:50:00

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Construction crews have completed work on Lumberjack Sports International's Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud, and the $10 million Pigeon Forge attraction will open as scheduled on Friday, August 26, 2011. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110706/CL31011LOGO) Billed as the "Smokies' Rowdiest Good-Time Dinner Show" with ESPN timber athletes performing daily, Lumberjack Feud is also site of the new Smoky Mountains Forest...

2011-07-19 08:50:00

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., July 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumberjack Sports International's Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud launched a road show in recent days, set to appear in six Southeastern and Midwestern cities. The mobile demonstration of the Lumberjack Feud's action-packed, family-friendly show features skills of its professional forest sport athletes. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please click:...

2011-07-06 13:31:00

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lumberjack Sports International will open its new Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud Aug. 26, 2011, introducing a dynamic and athletically charged performance venue to the Pigeon Forge family destination landscape. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110706/CL31011LOGO ) The $10 million, 34,000-square-foot Lumberjack Feud attraction will offer up to three dinner shows every evening of the week after its grand opening. The...

2011-05-24 14:14:00

GATLINBURG, Tenn., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Visitors who stop by the Mall of Georgia on Saturday, May 28 can experience the City of Gatlinburg and its summer attractions. The City of Gatlinburg will provide free rock climbing to children of all ages as well as putt putt, taffy, fudge and more! Attendees can also meet Sharky from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies and enter to win a trip to Gatlinburg and prizes from Gatlinburg's hotels, restaurants and attractions. Visit...

2010-12-02 00:00:44

American Patriot Getaways, leading Smoky Mountains cabin rental company, achieves measurable increase in revenue due to low-cost social media marketing campaign. Chicago, IL (PRWEB) December 1, 2010 American Patriot Getaways, the premier host of Tennessee's Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins and chalets recently used the winning combination of social media marketing and good old sweepstakes to not only boost connections with their customer base online, but also to bring in more revenue than...

2010-09-30 11:50:00

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- A family that never has experienced a traditional vacation has a date circled for a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains because legions of friends rallied around them in the Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism "Taking Vacation Back" campaign. John and Leila Waltman of Pelion, S.C., and their three children - one with severe medical problems - also won $15,000 to help with a year's mortgage payments. "Taking Vacation Back," which supported family...

2010-06-09 13:20:59

Proper and timely burning of some Eastern U.S. forests could help revitalize flowering dogwood trees, which benefits a wide range of species, a Purdue University report shows. Dogwood trees act as a calcium pump, pulling the nutrient from deep in the soil and depositing it on the forest floor with their fallen leaves each autumn. It's an important source of nutrition for a variety of species in a forest ecosystem, said Michael Jenkins, assistant professor of forestry and natural resources....

2009-05-07 08:57:00

Expansive Duggar entourage to ride in May 8 Dolly Parton Homecoming Parade PIGEON FORGE, Tenn., May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- While many families across America still are planning their summer escapes, the expansive Duggar family from the TLC reality TV show "18 Kids and Counting" is getting a jump on the travel season with a pre-Memorial Day vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., and the Great Smoky Mountains. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090506/CL12512 ) A six-member production crew...