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Past Events

The Dueling Vines – Treasury Wine Dinner

The Dueling Vines – Treasury Wine Dinner

June 20th, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Join us for a delicious fun evening of zing and pazaz! This is not your average wine dinner...

Vegan Wine Dinner

Vegan Wine Dinner

July 18th, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro welcomes you to enjoy an evening of wines paired with a four-course vegan menu, presented by Duckhorn and our own award-winning Chef Shelley Cooper.

Dancing Bear Dance

The Bear Dance

August 2nd, 2019

On Friday evening, join us in an evening true to pioneer culture. Experience an authentic Summer lamb roast and square dance, set to the tune of the Sleepy-Eyed John 5-piece Appalachian String Band and award-winning caller Leo Collins!

Bacon at the Bear

Bacon at The Bear

August 3rd, 2019

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.

Jonas Ridge Farmhouse Brunch

Jonas Ridge Farmhouse Brunch

August 4th, 2019

Enjoy al fresco dining at our famous Appalachian Sunday Brunch, showcasing our wildly popular Brunch favorites and choice of bottomless mimosas or build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.

Townsend TN upcoming events: Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

August 17th, 2019 - August 18th, 2019

3rd Annual Great Smoky Mountain Balloon Festival 

VIP Weekend Package: VIP Guests of Dancing Bear will receive the FIRST of the tethered hot air balloon rides at this year's Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival. The VIP Weekend Balloon Fest Package at Dancing Bear includes meals, overnight accommodations, festival parking and VIP tethered balloon rides for two guests, weather permitting.

Elevated Experience Day Package: Guests of the GSM Ht 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. 

Freemark Abbey Wine Dinner

Freemark Abbey Wine Dinner

September 26th, 2019 from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a night filled with refined Appalachian cuisine paired with exclusive wines from Freemark Abbey!

View our gorgeous 5-course offering, each paired with a distinguished glass of Freemark Abbey's finest wines.


Heritage Festival Hotel & Lodging in Townsend TN

Townsend Heritage Festival

September 27th, 2019 - September 28th, 2019

Great lodging accommodations that bring the best of any hotel or cabin rental in Townsend, TN. Join us in September 2019 for the Townsend Heritage Festival and Old Timer's Day.  Enjoy genuine bluegrass music, arts and crafts, food, and Fall festivities for the entire family at the Townsend Visitor’s Center, while experiencing the best dining and accommodations offered on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies

Eat, Drink and be Scary - Halloween at The Bear!

Eat, Drink and be Scary... It's Halloween at The Bear!

October 31st, 2019 from 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for an evening of Spook-tacular cocktails and our 'Bone-Appetit' three-course supper menu by Chef Shelley Cooper and her culinary team. Afterwards relax fireside, make s’mores, and drink fresh spiked cider from the cider press.  By the crackling fire, with cider in hand, enjoy special guest Elizabeth Rose, renowned Story Teller, telling the best and spookiest Smoky Mountain Stories for all to enjoy!

So come Eat, Drink and Be Scary this Halloween at the Bear!


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