Not much too exciting going on for youth groups visiting Pigeon Forge this Labor Day weekend but I have a few ideas I’d like to throw out as suggestions.
We all need to save money when and where we can in this day and age so that’s reason enough to visit this weekend. We have at least two large retailers offering deals and discounts in Pigeon Forge over this holiday weekend. Belz Mall will be having a large sidewalk sale like they do every year at this time and The Christmas Place will be putting up their huge tent where shoppers will be able to snatch up some early Christmas savings.
For something a bit more educational and entertaining, you might want to take your youth group over the mountain to Cherokee, N.C. on Saturday the 3rd. It’s only a one day event but think well worth the trip for any group interested in arts and crafts of any kind. The Cherokee are well known for their artistic abilities and your group can get a chance to see them in action at the Qualla Open Air Market. For those interested in going but needing more information please see below.
For a final idea to keep your youth group active in Pigeon Forge you might consider horseback riding in Gatlinburg. There is at least one riding stables around that I’m aware of that will try to work within your group’s budget. If I remember correctly the lady’s name is Cherie and she can be reached at 865-453-8644 and just let her know you have a group interested in hitting the trails. Gatlinburg horseback riding is the perfect activity for any group and an excellent way to see our beautiful east Tennessee countryside!
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Sat. September 3rd through Monday the 5th
LABOR DAY TENT SALE
The Christmas Place
Sat. September 3rd Only
FREE Day long event
QUALLA ARTS OPEN AIR
Watch authentic Cherokee artwork in action!
Qualla Arts & Crafts Mutual
Contact: Tonya Carroll (828) 497-3103 x203
Don’t miss this free daylong event, that offers traditional Cherokee food, where you will witness beadwork, basket weaving, sculpture, and woodworking crafted by Cherokee artisans practicing hundreds-of-years-old art techniques. The Open-Air Indian Art Market provides a great opportunity to ask questions of traditional and contemporary Cherokee artists. Artwork will be available for purchase.