The 2020 Guide to Pigeon Forge Car Shows

February 11, 2020

Pigeon Forge Car Shows are a Tennessee tradition.

Automotive enthusiasts from throughout the country flock head to the Smoky Mountains to attend the many Pigeon Forge car shows that roll into town. Rare and unique automobiles, as well as custom cars and shows specific to certain models, are showcased during the various car shows scheduled throughout the year.

During many Pigeon Forge car shows, visitors can spend the day looking over new products, swap meet items, and interactive displays from vendors. Workshops are also available for those who are seeking answers to technical questions about autos.

classic cars at a show


Car Show Schedule

Spring Corvette Expo

Dates: March 20-21, 2020
Location: The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
Contact: 865-687-3976

Spring Grand Rod Run

Dates: April 16-18, 2020
Location: The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
Contact: 865-687-3976

Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show

Dates: June 4-7, 2020
Location: MainStay Suites
Contact: 865-379-9595

Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

Dates: August 20-22, 2020
Location: The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
Contact: 865-250-9316

Shades of the Past Rod Run

Dates: September 11-12, 2020
Location: Dollywood's Splash Country
Contact: 865-995-2009

Pigeon Forge Rod Run

Dates: September 17-19, 2020
Location: The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge
Contact: 865-687-3976

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Pigeon Forge Car Shows


Where to Stay during Car Shows

If you're in Pigeon Forge, TN for a car show book a room at Oak Tree Lodge, Willow Brook Lodge, or Comfort Inn & Suites at Dollywood Lane for a great vantage point as the cars make their way up and down the Parkway through town.

In addition, several of the Car Shows recommend staying at the Black Fox Lodge. This hotel is within walking distance to the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge, making for convenient and comfortable accommodations. Guests are treated to a complimentary breakfast and can relax after a long day of Pigeon Forge Car Shows at the resort-style pool.

Avoid Traffic on Car Show Days in Pigeon Forge

As you can imagine, the Pigeon Forge car shows draw crowds and enthusiasts from all over the region. This leads to a great deal of traffic. To avoid sitting in traffic while on your way to a car show, use these tips:

  • Book a hotel near the car show for minimal transportation time.
  • Drive during off-peak hours such as early morning or late night.
  • Use local shortcuts including Veterans Boulevard and Chapman Highway.
  • Do your research before hopping in the car. Is there a back way you can take to the car show?
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And, if you do happen to get stuck in traffic, at least you'll be surrounded by exceptional cars!

Book Your Trip to a Pigeon Forge Car Show

Expand your trip to Pigeon Forge by bundling your hotel reservations with attraction or show tickets. Make a vacation out of it! You can ogle at cars and experience Pigeon Forge's greatest attractions and sites such as Dollywood and the Titanic Museum in one trip. Book your car show vacation today!

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