Smoky Mountains

Connect to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park through Wears Valley, Tennessee. Enter the park through Metcalf Bottoms. Connect to Townsend, Tennessee, Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the ever popular Cades Cove and Little River Road!

Townsend Grains and Grits Festival

Are there ever enough festivals at the tail end of the year in Townsend, TN? What a silly thing to ask! When presented with the idea of jubilee in one of the most beautiful and enjoyable mountain towns at one of the best times of the year to be in THE best National Park and mountain America has to offer, when would enough ever be enough? Definitely not at the Townsend Grains and Grits Festival, that’s for sure! As their…

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Smoky Mountain Woodcarving Festival

Being in one of the great forests of the United States (and by extension, one of the great forests of the world) means that the element of wood is a major factor in our culture. For hundreds of years, we built everything out of wood – houses, food storage, beds, tools, furniture, transport via horse-drawn wagons, train tracks, boats, fishing rods – wood IS life in many literal ways in the Smokies and eventually it became art as well. We…

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Fall Festival and Old Timer’s Day

You thought Townsend was always the “quiet side” of the Smokies? Not on Old Timer’s Day and the Fall Heritage Festival in September! This is a treasured traditional event that the city of Townsend holds at the Townsend Visitors Center on the end of September. From https://www.fairsandfestivals.net: “[This] event will be held on September 29-30, 2017 at the Townsend Visitors Center. It celebrates the traditional music, Appalachian skills, crafts, and heritage of Townsend, East Tennessee, and the Great Smoky Mountains.…

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Elope in Wears Valley!

Why Not? Wears Valley offers so many fantastic opportunities to the wedding couple who wants to sneak away to the Smokies. Why not elope! Thank you to Friendly Falls for the photographs you see of their covered pavilion and couples who have wed at the falls. We have listed here several venues who are near or in Wears Valley and are excellent Elopement Venues. http://www.friendlyfalls.com Waterfall Wedding Venue http://www.starkeytowncove.com Several types of Wedding Packages in a private location. http://www.honeysucklehills.com Romantic…

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About Wears Valley

Wears Valley, Tennesssee is a special place that is located in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.  Wears Valley is an unincorporated community that lies on Wears Valley Road in Sevier County.  Wears Valley lies between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, Tennessee, on South 321, otherwise known as Wears Valley Road to those to live in the area. Wears Valley is a beautiful valley that is surrounded by the Smoky Mountains.  Many use Wears Valley Road to get to Townsend and…

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Top Five Fun Things to do in Wears Valley, Tennessee | August 2017

It is late summer in Wears Valley, school has begun and it is time to consider your last getaway for the season, or possibly plan for autumn trip to the Smokies.  We hope you will consider staying in Wears Valley.   Wears Valley is a different experience, quieter, and friendlier than you might find in downtown Pigeon Forge.  Now, granted, we love the fun of the parkway and encourage you to spend some time in the center of the activity,…

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