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Tips and Tricks To Navigate The Pigeon Forge Car Shows

Thursday, August 2nd, 2018

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is home to a few spectacular events which keep visitors coming to the area every year to indulge in all different types of car shows each Fall and Spring! These semi- annual shows are known for showcasing rods, classics, and customs of all makes and models! These weekend long shows are great for all enthusiasts to meet and greet while greeting the opportunities for amazing awards and cash prizes!

 

The Shades Of The Past Car Show and Pigeon Forge Rod Run are coming up quickly and we’re here to give you all the important information for the two biggest shows this fall in Pigeon Forge, TN. Aside from the weekend festivities, we’re going to give you all the information on how to maneuver Pigeon Forge the best way possible!

 

36th Annual Shades Of The Past Hot Rod Roundup

Experience over 2,300 different rods in one place! Walk around for a legendary swap meet and even stick around to see who will win amazing prizes! Free parking is available at the Pigeon Forge Parking Lot on Teaster Lane. Trolleys will pick up and drop off during show hours at .50 cents/ per person each way. Free parking is also available on Veterans Boulevard where buses will pick up spectators. Parking at Dollywood’s “F” lot will be available for $15 per / per day. 

 

Dates: September 7th- 8th

Location: Dollywood’s Splash Country

Admission: $10/ day. Kids 12 and under are free!

Prizes: 1932 Ford Hi- Boy Roadster, a $10,000 cash prize, and so much more!

 

Pigeon Forge Rod Run

This 3- day swap meet event offers so many prizes, show cars, and fellowship amongst all rod lovers. The Pigeon Forge Rod Run is an annual event and is definitely the largest car show event in the Pigeon Forge area.

Dates: September 13th- 15th

Location: LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, TN

Prizes: Top 25 Awards, Ultimate 5 Awards, $10,000 cash giveaway!

 

Getting Around Town

A common question most travelers to the area have is, how to avoid traffic on the parkway during these weekend events? Although golf carts are the best way to maneuver around the high traffic volume areas, there are a few requirements in places to operate these vehicles.

All golf carts being driven on sidewalks, parking lots, and on the parkways are required to have safety equipment such as:

  • Head, tail, stop, and front and rear turn signal lamps
  • Reflectors- red on each side near the rear and also one red on the back of the cart.
  • Parking brake
  • Driver’s side exterior mirror, and either an interior mirror or exterior mirror on passenger side
  • Non- plexiglass windshield
  • Seat belts
  • VIN number

 

Rentals are always available in Pigeon Forge for your convenience. All rentals are certified to be used on the parkway, sidewalks, parking lots, etc. If you’re looking for golf carts or scooter rentals be sure to check out these options!

 

Cart Rentals

Convenience and style make getting around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg with ease during the busiest weekends in town. They offer low speed vehicles with 4 seat and 6 seat options from the best manufacturer in the business E-Z-Go.

Reserve your cart here

 

Scooter Sales and Rentals

Reserve scooters, wheelchairs, and strollers for your smoky mountain travels. Be sure to note special event pricing for the upcoming car show dates:

Sep 6 – 8 and Sept 13 – 15

$75/Day or $18/Hr or 3- day rental for $200

Reservations for 3 day rentals only during special events (call 865-366-3306)

Online Reservation system will be unavailable from Sept 1-15

Reserve your scooters and strollers here

 

Avoid The Parkway!

The main parkway that runs straight through Pigeon Forge is always pretty busy and car show weekends amplify this times 100! A few tips would be to take an alternate route/ road to get to either Dollywood’s Splash Country or The LeConte Center for these events.  Rather than taking the parkway, try hopping on Teaster Lane and Veterans Boulevard. Both of these roads connect and run parallel to the parkway to save you from the many traffic lights and other drivers!

If you’re staying in a hotel close to the event location, try walking the parkway! The walk is flat and allows you to either walk along the parkway or take a detour to the greenway for more scenic views! Enjoy walking by all shops, attractions, and restaurants without getting stuck in all the heavy traffic!