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5th Birthday Celebration Dinner & Concert

5th Birthday Celebration Dinner & Concert

September 3, 2020

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro is celebrating its 5th Birthday and our newly expanded Bar Space!

To help us celebrate, we’re bringing in the Futurebirds, a group Rolling Stone Magazine has called “rapidly rising indie darlings in the rock and Americana scenes.”

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Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 10th, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Treat Mom this Mother’s Day to a Specialty Brunch offering at the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro. Enjoy a four course fixed menu, offering a selection of your favorite Brunch classics with an Appalachian Bistro flare.

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Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service

April 12th, 2020 from 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Join us Easter Sunday for our Sunrise Service on the event lawn.

Local Baptist Minister Will Barton will be performing the Sunrise Service for the fifth year in a row! We are excited to enjoy music by KimZ Entertainment and Mary Gamboa.

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Easter Brunch & Sunrise Service

Easter Brunch & Sunrise Service

April 12th, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for Easter Brunch, and select from a fixed four course menu. Children’s menu for 10 and under will be offered as well.

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Spring Break Special

Spring Break Special

March 31st, 2020

Complimentary dessert certificate to use at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro during your stay.

Complimentary trail map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Complimentary certificate for a pound of Apple Valley’s locally roasted coffee.

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 17th, 2020 – March 19th, 2020

Join us for the most fun and delightfully Irish dining experience of your life. Featuring Irish classics cooked to perfection, you’ll think you’ve arrived at the Emerald Isle itself.

Our specialty Irish menu is available in honor of St. Patrick between March 17th – 19th through normal dinner reservations and is available for $45/pp plus tax & gratuity. Plus, we will be welcoming back Rich Mountain Celtic again as they take us on a delightful Appalachian Journey!

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Bacon at the Bear

Bacon at the Bear

August 1st, 2020

Join us Saturday for the legendary ‘Bacon at the Bear’, featuring twelve of the best regional chefs cooking their own personal dishes to benefit New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center. Enjoy thirteen culinary stations, each incorporating
Benton’s Bacon
and a common theme steeped in the roots of Appalachia.

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Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

August 15th, 2020

4th Annual Great Smoky Mountain Balloon Festival

Elevated Experience Day Package: Guests of the GSM Hot Air Balloon Festival who opt for the Elevated Experience can expect to enjoy a Tethered Ride Ticket, VIP Parking Pass, Draft Beer tickets, VIP Catered lunch from Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, and a commemorative t-shirt.

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Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon

Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon

September 12th, 2020

Challenge yourself with the Black Bear Double; complete two beautiful races in one amazing weekend! There is no better place to spend the weekend discovering the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park than at Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro.

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Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash 2020

Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash 2020

September 19th, 2020

The Bash is Back! Join us on Saturday, September 19 for the 2020 Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash! You’ll find some of the best cycling in the country here on the Peaceful Side of the Great Smoky Mountains!

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