5 Spring Festivals In The Great Smoky Mountains You Won’t Want To Miss

Spring in The Great Smoky Mountains is a breathtaking time, and it’s finally here! Wildflowers are blooming, the vast, blue skies are big and bright, and festivals are in full spring-swing. Filled with new life and exciting events, this is the perfect time to enjoy the Smokies in all of their splendor. To help you discover your new favorite spring festival, we have compiled a list of the best events that take place during the month of May each year.

One of the most extraordinary locations in the Smokies is Anakeesta. With treetop walks and a constantly rotating calendar of events, Anakeesta has much to offer. One of these events is the annual Blooms and Tunes Festival which takes place in the month of May. Come enjoy live music, delicious southern spring dishes, and the whimsy of local artists who have gathered together to mix flowers with artwork and music.

The Flower and Food Festival is another flower-themed event hosted by Dollywood. While walking from roller coasters to other attractions, enjoy the beauty of spring from Dollywood’s bountiful amount of gardens and walkways. This festival fills the theme park with flower sculptures, spring-themed theater and Dollywood’s famous ‘Umbrella Sky.’ Don’t miss the beauty of spring in Dollywood when you visit the Smokies this May!

Continuing the trend of flowers in the Smokies, the next event you should add to your list is the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. This experience is less of a festival and more of an educational occasion. Come learn about the various types of plants, flowers and animals that the national park has to offer, while taking guided hikes through the mountains. If you are interested in the cultural history of the area you will also have plenty of opportunities to enjoy exploring old cabins and the residences of the former settlers of Appalachia.

This event is not quite like the others on our list. Instead of flowers and rolling hills, The Grand National F-100 Show is all about Ford trucks. As the largest event of its kind in the world, Ford enthusiasts come from all over to experience the magic of over 1,000 classic Ford’s. So prepare to enjoy an event unlike any other truck show and visit The Grand National F-100 Show this May!

Possibly the most unexpected festival on our list, but also one of the most exciting, is The Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival and Games event. Break out your kilts and dig in the attic for your bagpipes because this is one cultural event you will never forget. From heavy athletics, to traditional Scottish dancing, to sheep herding demonstrations, this festival has it all. Have you ever wanted to try some good Scottish whiskey or see how far you can throw an ax? Well now’s your chance! Visit the Smokies this May and try something new.

The Smoky Mountains are a diverse and beautiful place that comes alive every spring. This year, come experience it all anew and try out a festival that you haven’t encountered before. When you come visit make sure you stay in a comfortable cabin that you can come back to after a long day of ax throwing, Ford trucks and flower festivals. We invite you to stay with us at Smoky Mountain Chalet Rentals. With a cabin for everyone, we look forward to seeing you soon this spring!