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things to do in townsend tn and other area activities in the great smoky mountains things to do in townsend tn and other area activities in the great smoky mountains

Activities

Discover Things To Do in Townsend TN

Your Basecamp to the Smokies

If you’re planning a vacation to Townsend, you’re probably going to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We are your base camp for exploring this spectacular corner of the world…

Smoky Mountains

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Looking for things to do in Townsend TN? Here are some local experiences and activities. Looking for things to do in Townsend TN? Here are some local experiences and activities.

Local Experience

Your Locals Guide to Townsend TN

We’re proud to be a part of this charming Southern town, so rich in history and scenic beauty. We won’t blame you if you spend most of your time nestled in your rustic Dancing Bear cabin, but we do have a few suggestions if you feel like venturing out and meeting some of our neighbors…

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adventures and activities to discover when looking for things to do in Townsend TN and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park adventures and activities to discover when looking for things to do in Townsend TN and the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Adventures

Adventures to Discover

With flowing waters and rolling hills, Townsend is rich with possibilities to soothe your soul or fire up your adrenaline. There are many things to do in Townsend TN. Whether your idea of fun is relaxing on the Little River in an inner tube or soaring above the treetops on a zip line, adventure awaits…

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Enjoy the local events for things to do in Townsend TN and Maryville TN in the Great Smoky Mountains Enjoy the local events for things to do in Townsend TN and Maryville TN in the Great Smoky Mountains

Calendar of Events

Planning Your Trip to Dancing Bear

If you truly want to get the most out of your vacation, consult our calendar of local events to get a taste of what’s happening in the area and then make your trip to Dancing Bear happen.



Gallica Wine Dinner

Gallica Wine Dinner

October 24th, 2019 from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for a night filled with refined Appalachian cuisine paired with exclusive wines from Gallica Winery!

View our gorgeous five-course offering, each paired with a distinguished glass of Gallica's finest wines.


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!


Grains & Grits VIP admissions, accommodations, parking and whisky tastings

Grains & Grits Spirits and Food Festival

November 1st, 2019 - November 3rd, 2019

The Townsend Grains & Grits Festival is all about southern spirits and gourmet grub! This is a unique opportunity to experience Townsend’s craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders.

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