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Upcoming Events

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

November 28th, 2019 from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

On Thursday, November 28TH the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro will be open for expanded dining hours to give thanks and feast upon a delicious, bountiful BearFay meal that Chef Shelley Cooper and her team has thoughtfully planned for Thanksgiving Day.

Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Eve Dinner

December 24th, 2019 from 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Join us for dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro on Christmas Eve! Executive Chef Shelley Cooper specialty menu include four incredible course, each with their own wine pairing. 

Knoxville New Years Eve Celebration

New Year's Eve

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

Ring in the New Year with a delicious dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro! Executive Chef Shelley Cooper creates an incredible menu for the evening, including 5 amazing courses!

Townsend Tennessee Appalachian Dining

Bistro Closed for Vacation

January 6th, 2020 - January 15th, 2020

The Dancing Bear Bistro will be closed for vacation. We're going into hibernation to take care of maintenance and training so we can better serve you. See you when we return!

*Dancing Bear Lodge remains open all year round. Breakfast offerings will be available at either The Dancing Bean Coffee House or Apple Valley Cafe during this time. 

Townsend TN upcoming events: Valentines Dinner at Our Townsend TN Restaurant

Valentine’s Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

February 13th, 2020 - February 17th, 2020

Make your sweetheart swoon over our four-course limited menu this Valentine's Day. The Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro's 2020 Valentine's Menu is available Wednesday, February 13th - Sunday, February 17th during normal dinner reservations. 

Townsend TN upcoming events: Spring Break Special at Our Townsend TN Hotel

Spring Break Special at Dancing Bear Lodge

March 7th, 2020 - March 31st, 2020

Complimentary dessert certificate to use at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro during your stay.

Complimentary trail map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Complimentary certificate for a pound of Apple Valley’s locally roasted coffee.


Townsend TN upcoming events: Saint Patricks Day Dinner at Our Townsend TN Restaurant

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 17th, 2020 - March 19th, 2020

Join us for the most fun and delightfully Irish dining experience of your life. Featuring Irish classics cooked to perfection, you'll think you've arrived at the Emerald Isle itself.

Our specialty Irish menu is available in honor of St. Patrick between March 17th - 19th through normal dinner reservations and is available for $25/pp plus tax & gratuity.

Easter Sunrise Service at Smoky Mountain Resort &  Events Center Lawn

Sunrise Service

April 12th, 2020 from 7:00 AM - 7:45 AM

Join us Easter Sunday for our Sunrise Service on the event lawn. 

Local Baptist Minister Will Barton will be performing the Sunrise Service for the fourth year in a row! We are excited to enjoy music by KimZ Entertainment and Mary Gamboa.


Townsend TN upcoming events: Easter Brunch

Easter Sunday Brunch

April 12th, 2020 from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Join us for Easter Brunch, and select from a fixed four course menu. Children's menu for 10 and under will be offered as well. 

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