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Upcoming Events

Bacon at the Bear

Bacon at The Bear

August 1st, 2020

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.

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

2020 Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

August 15th, 2020

4th 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 12th, 2020

Challenge yourself with the Black Bear Double; complete two beautiful races in one amazing weekend! There is no 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 2020

September 19th, 2020

The Bash is Back! Join us on Saturday, September 19 for the 2020 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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