There is something about the cool mountain air, changing seasons and staying in a cabin rental that gives me a big appetite. Of course, it might be just knowing that some of Gatlinburg‘s most anticipated foodie events are right around the corner. If you are staying with us over the next few weeks, you will not want to miss out on these upcoming Gatlinburg fall 2012 events. They are perfect for both kids and adults, as long as you bring a big appetite!
Taste of Autumn: This annual event is the perfect way to ease into the colder months. Each year the Taste of Autumn is held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, which each year attracting even more people, both local and from neighboring states. This year the event will be held on Thursday, September 27th for the price of $25 per adult. With your ticket, you will be given access to some of the best food that you can find in the Great Smoky Mountains. There will be 20 restaurants and local eateries participating in the Taste of Autumn this year, and they are already gearing up to delight your tastebuds. Tickets can be purchased at the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce office, as well as several locations in Gatlinburg and online. Have any children under the age of seven? They will be admitted for free!
Oktoberfest: Nothing says fall like beer, schnitzel and dirndls! At least, that is what the folks at Ober Gatlinburg believe, which is why they hold the Oktoberfest event for Gatlinburg each year. Take the aerial tram up to Ober Gatlinburg for hours of fun from September 28th to October 4th. While the actual event is held in Germany each year with a whole month full of fun and activities, Ober Gatlinburg gives us just a taste of what it might feel like to be dancing and drinking along with our German friends. You can find all of the traditional culinary favorites like sauerkraut, schnitzel, German wurst, pretzels and strudel, along with refreshing beer and other fall-inspired drinks. Admission to the festival is free for everyone, so don your dirndls and kick up your heels with the Bavarian Fun Makers Band and your new friends.
Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament: Don’t want to put your fishing poles away just yet for the season? Come on down and participate in the 13th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament. Open to both kids and adults, it is the largest trout tournament held in the Smokies each year. Whether you are a local or visitor, amateur or pro, you will have a good time and may even wind up winning the whole thing! Of course, you could just snag some delicious trout to cook up on the gas grill at your luxury cabin rental. If you are from out of town, you will need to get pick up a license to fish in local waters.
Is your mouth watering just thinking about all of that delicious food? Mine sure is! If you have any questions about getting to these events or where to park, go ahead and shoot us an email or call us at the main office. We look forward to having you stay with us at the Elk Springs Resort this fall.