One of the biggest events in the Smoky Mountains returns this spring! While there are many car shows in Pigeon Forge, the Pigeon Forge Rod Run is the biggest event of the year with thousands of hot rod owners, vendors, and a huge swap meet! Whether you are a hot rod enthusiast or a casual fan, this event has to be seen to be believed! Here are the top 4 things you need to know about attending the Pigeon Forge Rod Run:
1. What to Expect
The Pigeon Forge Rod Run is such a popular event that it actually takes place twice a year with both spring and fall events. The spring event is particularly popular as everyone is excited about the arrival of the warmer weather and ready to show off their cars! The event takes place at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge and features a massive swap meet with hundreds of show cars and a car corral. There are also thousands of dollars in cash prizes awarded in a variety of categories! There is plenty of free spectator parking available at the show as well. Even if you decide not to visit the LeConte Center, you won’t be able to miss the thousands of hot rods as they cruise up and down the Pigeon Forge Parkway!
2. Plan for Traffic
Due to the extreme popularity of the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, you should prepare for heavy traffic and avoid driving at peak travel times. The best advice is to simply make the effort to park in a convenient location and stroll along the pedestrian-friendly Parkway. You will not only see hundreds of fantastic cars everywhere that you look, but you will also meet other car fanatics and come across all types of fantastic restaurants and attractions!
3. Get Around on the Pigeon Forge Trolley
If you still want to get around Pigeon Forge but want to leave the driving to someone else, take a ride on the Pigeon Forge Trolley. This inexpensive trolley system has 6 convenient routes and more than 100 stops throughout the area! The main trolley station is located in the Old Mill District on Old Mill Drive, so just look for the parking lot with all of the trolleys. If that parking lot is full, you can also park at the Municipal Parking Lot located on Teaster Lane.
4. Where to Stay
Of course, one of the most important things to consider when attending the Pigeon Forge Rod Run is choosing a great place to stay! If you want to be close to the action, but in a peaceful location where you can enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, look no further than the cabins at Eagles Ridge! We have cabins of all sizes to meet your needs. We even have a selection of pet friendly cabins if you want to bring your furry companion along for the fun! While staying with us, you can take advantage of all types of excellent amenities, including fully equipped kitchens, private outdoor decks, soothing hot tubs, game rooms and more!
Check out all of our cabins in Pigeon Forge TN today to plan your stay near the Pigeon Forge Rod Run! We look forward to seeing you soon at Eagles Ridge!