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5th Annual OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg

The 5th annual OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg is a must visit this fall.  Celebrate the Autumn season at Ober Gatlinburg the right way.  With Bavarian-style food, drink and music you’ll feel like you’re in Munich, Germany.   The event begins this Friday, September 26th and runs through November 2nd.  Book your stay here at the

The Unofficial Start of Fall

A lot of people look at Labor Day weekend as the “Unofficial Last Weekend of Summer”.  That should mean that fall has unofficially started right?  We all know that fall officially starts on September 23rd but that’s three weeks from today!  We want fall now!   The unofficial last weekend of summer may have just

First Independence Day Parade in America

  If I was to say that the first Independence Day Parade in the country annually occurs in Gatlinburg would you believe it?  You should because it’s true!  For 39 straight years Gatlinburg’s Independence Day Parade has started at the stroke of midnight on the 4th (night of the 3rd) of July.  There is always

Synchronous Fireflies in the National Park

Synchronous Fireflies are one of many types of fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  BUT the park is one of only two places in the world where this phenomenon occurs (Asia being the other).  Since 1993 the peak time has varied from the last week of May to the third week of June.