Nurture your Inner Hillbilly with Cuzzin Eddie’s Toors of the Smokies!

If you’re ready for some belly laughs, you’re ready for Cuzzin Eddie’s Toors of the Smokies! Cuzzin Eddie offers up novelty, tongue-in-cheek tours on the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge side of the Great Smoky Mountains that are sure to tickle your funny bone! Nurture your inner hillbilly and take in the sights and sounds of the Smokies on Cuzzin Eddie’s custom 14-passenger bus for a rollicking good time!

Cuzzin Eddie's Toors of the Smokies

Cuzzin Eddie’s Toors “the tour company that doesn’t take themselves too seriously.”

Here are a few of Cuzzin Eddie’s Toors of the Smokies that are fun for grown-ups and kids.

Aunt Tweedy’s Hillbilly Roots Toor – This 90-minute tour cruises by the sewage treatment plant, the feed store and more novel sites in Sevier County TN. With music, arts and crafts, and a few surprises, Aunt Tweedy will help you get in touch with your inner hillbilly. Tour price $29 per person.

Mrs. Beanfahrt’s Field Trip – Kids will love their teacher, Mrs. Ima Beanfahrt, who leads an entertaining, two-hour outing to the local deer farm and petting zoo. This special tour includes sing-alongs, a kid-sized lunch, and a cup of animal food. Tour price is $26 adults, $19 children ages 3-12, $3 children under 3.

White Lightnin’ Express – Visit several local, craft distilleries on this 3-4 hour tour for adults only and learn all about the rich and colorful history of moonshine in the mountains and how it’s made today. Tour price $39 per person.

Eddie’s Cheap Thrills Ride – No frills, no prizes, no snacks. Just ride up and down the Parkway singing, yelling, and waving at people in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for about an hour. Your “celebrity” host will take you by some of the newest attractions and talk about the local culture and history. Then you get a package of Ramen noodles as a souvenir. Tour price is $19 per person.

Cuzzin Eddie's Toors

C.J. Morgan and Jack Bullard as Dolly & Jack

To schedule your tour, call 615-289-4815 or visit Cuzzin Eddie’s Toors

Who are the entertainers behind Cuzzin Eddie’s Toors?

Jack Bullard and C.J. Morgan are professional celebrity impersonators who entertain audiences around the world but make their home in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Jack Bullard is a leading Jack Nicholson impersonator. Together, the couple perform “Jack Loves Dolly” a fast-paced, motivational presentation for businesses and organizations.

C.J. Morgan’s family roots run deep in East Tennessee and her blood runs orange for the University of Tennessee from where she received her master’s degree. A lifelong songwriter and performer, Morgan is an award-winning Dolly Parton tribute artist. This year, Morgan is nominated for the “Country Heavy Hitter” Award at the annual Reel Awards Celebrity Tribute Artist Convention held in Las Vegas this month.

Morgan, who naturally resembles Parton, chose to perform “Sha-Kon-O-Hey” for this video without the costume, long fingernails, and other enhancements that add to the image because she wanted it to come from the heart. The nomination for Morgan comes on the heels of last year’s wildfire storm.

Southeastern Regional Alpaca Show and Fiber Arts Workshops in Sevierville March 3-5, 2017

Alpaca Show and Fiber Arts Workshops in SeviervilleThis is your opportunity to get up close to gentle and beautiful Suri and Huacaya alpacas and talk with experienced breeders from all across the southeast. Also, shop for gorgeous items made from luxurious alpaca fleece, and learn how to make some great items for yourself. Artisans will be on hand to demonstrate felting, fiber arts and more.

It’s all at the Sevierville Convention Center on Friday, March 3 through Sunday, March 5 for the new Southeastern Regional Alpaca Challenge.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m. each day and close at 5:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday. This FREE event is open for the public to enjoy and learn more about alpacas.

Almost a dozen different workshops for beginners to the more experienced will by presented by Moonwood Farm Fiber Studio so bring your knitting and crochet needles and your spinning wheel and take advantage of these free classes. For a schedule of classes, visit Fiber Arts Mini Workshops Schedule.

Alpaca Show and Fiber Arts Workshops in Sevierville

Shop for items like this luxurious, brushed suri wrap.

Breeders competing in the show rings will be judged in classes on conformation and fleece quality in many categories. The Southeastern Alpaca Association has partnered with the Georgia Alpaca Association to bring two halters shows to this expanded weekend event. For more information on these associations, visit www.sealpaca.org/southern-select.

 

 

16 Sweet Valentine’s Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

Let the Smokies show you some love this Valentine’s Day! We’ve got 16 sweet Valentine’s Day gift ideas and activities that are sure to put some love in your heart and a smile on your face this season! XOXO

Valentine's Day Ideas Let the Smokies show you some love!

1. Love your creative side with a paint party for friends or couples at Art Studio of the Smokies, Gatlinburg

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

2. Let your love fill the skies with a helicopter tour from Scenic Helicopters, Sevierville

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

3. Treat your love or yourself to a Spa Day or Spa Membership from The Spa at Oak Haven Resort, Sevierville

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

4. Cuddle up in a cozy cabin with an amazing view! Cabins of the Smoky Mountains, Galtinburg

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

5. Is there a more perfect day to renew your vows or get hitched? Smoky Mountain Wedding Association

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

Serenity Falls (photo: New Beginnings Photography)

6. Peace, Love, Donuts! Treat someone special to a dozen of these hand-crafted goodies from Courthouse Donuts, Sevierville

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

7. Hats off for the sporty and stylish lady in your life! The Bees Knees, Sevierville

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

8. Give someone you love the warm fuzzies! Pets Without Parents Animal Shelter or Sevier County Humane Society, Sevierville

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

9. Luxury lodging and fine dining at The Everett Boutique Hotel and Cork & Bean Bistro in Bryson City

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

10. Love is in air (200 feet in the air) at The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

11. Pure joy can be found in the coconut macaroons at Sassy Sunflowers Bakery & Cafe in Cherokee

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

12. A lovely read. Women of the Smokies: No Place for the Weary Kind by Courtney Lix

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

13. If your love is as deep as the oceans. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Gatlinburg

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

14. You can always say it with flowers! Cupid’s Petals Florist, Gatlinburg

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

15. And you can say it with sparkly jewelry too! Honeysuckle Rose Boutique in Wears Valley

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

16. And let’s not forget about saying it with chocolate. Aunt Mahalia’s Homemade Candies, Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Valentine's Day Ideas | Let the Smokies show you some love!

 

Safe Harbor Sock Hop on February 11th at Park Vista in Gatlinburg! Yowsah! Yowsah! Yowsah!

Safe Harbor Sock Hop February 11 at Park Vista in GatlinburgHere’s a perfect-amundo way to get a head start on celebrating Valentine’s Day! Flip your collar and cruise over to the Safe Harbor Sock Hop on February 11, 2017 at the beautiful Park Vista Doubletree in Gatlinburg!

Things get rocking and hopping at 6:30 p.m. with a Welcome Reception. A fabulous fifty’s-style Buffet Dinner will be served from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. And then beginning at 8:00, get ready for Dancing, Dance Contests and Best 50’s/60’s Attire Contest.

Don’t be a Potsie and get your tickets today! Tickets for the event are $65 per person, $125 per couple, or $650 for a table of ten.

Proceeds from the event benefit Safe Harbor of  the Smokies Child Advocacy Center in Sevierville. For reservations, call 865-774-1777 or email connie.burns@safeharborcac.com.

10 Top Entertainers at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in 2017!

Looking for a great concert or just need a night out filled with laughter and fun? Then you may want to check out these 10 Top Entertainers at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort in 2017! Harrah’s 3,000-seat Event Center hosts the biggest names in music and entertainment each year and this one is no exception.

10 Top Entertainers at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in 2017

While you’re taking in a show, you may as well stay the night (or two) and take advantage of all the amenities of Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort. Choose from one of their 1,108 stylish sleeping rooms. Harrah’s even offers “PetStay Luxury” rooms where you can bring two of your canine friends. With almost a dozen dining options, you can choose from casual fare like Pizzeria Uno, Johnny Rockets and Dunkin Donuts, or more upscale dining at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. You’ll find an upscale spa, nearby golfing at Sequoyah National, shopping, night life, and of course, casino gaming fun at Harrah’s Cherokee.

Friday, January 28, 2017
Jamey Johnson @ 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $91.44 each

Friday, February 3, 2017
YES: The Album Series @ 9:00 pm
Tickets start at $25.50 each

10 Top Entertainers at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in 2017

Rodney Carrington performs March 25th

Saturday, February 15, 2017
Purple Reign – Prince Tribute Show @ 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $14.50 each

Friday, February 24, 2017
Michael Bolton @ 9:00 pm
Tickets start at $36 each

Saturday, March 25, 2017
Rodney Carrington @ 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $127 each

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Alice Cooper @ 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $40.50 each

Friday, May 12, 2017
Lee Brice @ 9:00 pm
Tickets start at $27.50 each

10 top Entertainers at Harrah's Cherokee Casino Resort in 2017

Chris Rock’s Total Blackout Tour 2017 on May 25th

Friday, May 19, 2017
Old Dominion Meat and Candy Tour @ 9:00 pm
Tickets start at $15 each

Thursday, May 25, 2017
Chris Rock: Total Blackout Tour 2017 @ 8:00 pm
Tickets start at $77.50 each

Saturday, June 10, 2017
Billy Currington: Stay Up ’til Sun Tour @ 7:30 pm
Tickets start at $34 each

Tickets for any of these great shows are available online via TicketMaster Harrah’s Cherokee Resort. Events at Harrah’s Cherokee Casino Resort are for guests 21 years of age or older.