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Past Events

Vittles and Fiddles Weekend

Vittles and Fiddles Weekend

August 2nd, 2019 - August 4th, 2019

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

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. 

Townsend TN upcoming events: Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon

Great Smoky Mountain Half Marathon

September 5th, 2019 - September 8th, 2019

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

Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash 2019

September 14th, 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!

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