Vittles and Fiddles Weekend
Experience the Cuisine, Community & Culture of Appalachia at this 3-day Event!
Tickets are available for all 3-days with weekend accommodations, or 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!
Bacon at The Bear
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
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.
Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival
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.
Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon
Challenge yourself with the Black Bear Double; complete two beautiful races in one amazing weekend! There is now better place to spend the weekend discovering the beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park than at Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro.
Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash 2019
The Bash is Back! Join us on Saturday, September 14 for the 2019 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!