Calendar of Events

Due to Covid-19, please note that many of these events may be delayed, canceled or rescheduled. Please call us for the most current schedule: (865) 448-6000

Vittles and Fiddles Weekend

Vittles and Fiddles Weekend

July 31st, 2020 – August 2nd, 2020

Experience the Cuisine, Community & Culture of Appalachia at this 3-day Event!

Tickets will be available soon for all 3-days with weekend accommodations, or as daily passes for each event separately. We hope you’ll join us to support this great cause and enjoy an amazing display of our culinary community!

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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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