Your 2022 Guide to Pigeon Forge Car Shows

January 11, 2022

Pigeon Forge car shows are a Tennessee tradition. Get the wheels turning on your own car show trip today!

Automotive aficionados from all over the nation flock to the Smoky Mountains to attend the many Pigeon Forge car shows that roll into town. Rare automobiles and custom cars are showcased at the various car shows scheduled throughout the year.

During many Pigeon Forge car shows, visitors can spend the day perusing new products, swap meet items, and interactive displays from vendors.

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Workshops are also available for those who are seeking answers to technical questions about autos.

Classic cars at a show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, USA

photo credit: Flo Garman via Facebook

Car Show Schedule

Corvette Expo featuring Horsepower and Hotrods

Dates: March 18-19, 2022

Location: The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

Contact: 865-687-3976

Website: http://www.corvetteexpo.com/

Ponies in the Smokies

Dates: March 23-26, 2022

Location: Sevierville Convention Center

Contact: poniesinthesmokies@yahoo.com 

Website: https://poniesinthesmokies.com/ 

Spring Pigeon Forge Rod Run

Dates: April 7-9, 2022

Location: The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

Contact: 865-687-3976

Website: http://www.rodrun-pigeonforge.com/

Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Car Show and Swap Meet

Dates: June 2-5, 2022

Location: MainStay Suites & Conference Center

Contact: 865-379-9595 or pipf16@yahoo.com 

Website: http://www.pontiacsinpigeonforge.com/

Great Smoky Mountain Jeep® Invasion

Dates: August 25-27, 2022

Location: The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

Contact: 865-963-5060 or jeepinvasion@gmail.com 

Website: http://www.greatsmokymountainjeepinvasion.com/

Shades of the Past Rod Run

Dates: September 9-10, 2022

Location: Dollywood's DreamMore Resort

Contact: 865-995-2009 or dchutsell@yahoo.com 

Website: http://shadesofthepast.com/

Fall Pigeon Forge Rod Run

Dates: September 15-17, 2022

Location: The LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge

Contact: 865-687-3976

Website: http://www.rodrun-pigeonforge.com/

Where to Stay During Car Shows

If you're in Pigeon Forge for a car show, book a room at Willow Brook Lodge, Island Drive Lodge, or the Ramsey Hotel and Convention Center for a great vantage point as the cars make their way up and down the Parkway through town.

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All of these locations are about a 7-minute drive or 20-minute walk from the LeConte Center, so you won’t have to worry about a long commute. No need to rev your engine! You can take a joy-ride to the car shows.

Avoid Traffic on Car Show Days in Pigeon Forge

As you can imagine, Pigeon Forge car shows lead to a great deal of traffic, as they draw crowds of enthusiasts from all over.

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To avoid sitting in your car while on your way to a car show, use these tips:

  • Book a hotel near the car show for minimal transportation time.
  • Avoid rush hours and opt to drive at other times, such as early morning or late night.
  • Use local shortcuts including Veterans Boulevard and Chapman Highway.
  • Do your research before hopping in the car. Scour the GPS for back roads instead of listening to Siri without a second thought.

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

Make a vacation out of it! Expand your trip to Pigeon Forge by bundling your hotel reservations with attraction and show tickets. You can gawk at cars and enjoy Pigeon Forge's greatest experiences, such as Dollywood or the Titanic Museum, in one trip. 

It’s time to put the pedal to the metal. Book your car show vacation today!

What Did We Miss With Pigeon Forge Car Shows?

Any amazing car shows we forgot to add to the list? Any tips or advice from the seasoned Pigeon Forge Car Show goers? We want to hear from you in the comments below!


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