Smoky Mountain Car Shows 2017-09-11T18:52:00+00:00

Smoky Mountain Car Shows


America’s love affair with their automobiles is taken to the max in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee every year during the many Smoky Mountain Car Shows that visit the city and cruise the city streets and back roads. Pigeon Forge has a six-lane Parkway with a wide median, sidewalks on both sides, and a grassy divider between the parking lots, that make it an ideal place to cruise your six and eight-cylinder hot rods and to park and show them off. The grassy area by the sidewalks is perfect for placing a lawn chair to watch the gorgeous vehicles cruise the street. And the roads and back roads of Gatlinburg, Sevierville, Townsend and Cherokee are also great for taking your four-wheeled baby out for a pleasant spin, listening to the hum – and occasional roar – of that finely-tuned engine.

Car Shows, or Rod Runs as they are also called, are a great place to visit if you have built or rebuilt a classic car, you are looking to buy a beautifully restored car or classic car parts, or you just enjoy seeking the sleek steel rods with the highly polished, multi-layered paint jobs shining in the sun. Here is a list of Pigeon Forge Car Shows that take place every year.

Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run – Sept 14th – 16th 2017

The Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run is revving up at LeConte Center September 15-17th for a spectacular show of cars, top 25 awards and door prizes, plus a huge swap meet. Bring the whole family out to enjoy the show! Free parking for spectators!
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Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion – August 27th & 28th

The annual Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion will be held on August 27-28th this year at the LeConte Center. Enter in the All Jeep Show and participate in the Jeep Ride hosted by the Smoky Mountain Jeep Club.

Shades of the Past – Sept 8th – 9th 2018

The 34th annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup. All ages will marvel at over 2500 hot rods competing for the grand prizes — a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster and a $10,000 cash prize.

Spring Corvette Expo – Spring 2018.

The Annual Spring Corvette Expo will take place at the Sevierville Convention Center located on Highway 66. For more information go to

Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run – Spring 2018.

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Yellow Mustang Show – First Week of May 2018.

This is a celebration of Ford’s “Pony” car and is located at the Christmas Place Inn on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. You can register your yellow Mustang, get merchandise, find out about events and get more information at .

Blount British Car Club Gathering – May 2018.

The Blount British Cars, Ltd. and the Knoxville English Auto Society partner in this event to show all makes of European classic cars. Cars are parked on the grounds of the Talley Ho Inn on Lamar Alexander Parkway in Townsend, Tennessee. For more information click .

Smoky Mountain Chevy Classic Roundup – May 2018

See those classic ’55 – ’57 Chevy’s up close and personal at the Christmas Place Inn on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. For more information click on .

Alabama – Tennessee Viper Club Car Rally – June 2018

Vipers, Lamborghinis, Ferraris and a handful of other exotic cars will be making their presence known in Gatlinburg at the Alabama-Tennessee Viper Club Car Rally. Events will include a motor tour and group run. A parade in downtown Gatlinburg and other festivities beginning at 4:30 p.m on Saturday.

Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Classic Car Show – June 2018.

The 14th annual Pontiac in Pigeon Forge features a Swap Meet and classic GTO’s, Firebirds, Fieros, Best in Show, Best in Stock and the Saturday Night Cruise. Music Road Hotel is the host for the Pontiacs and you can register and get more information at .