Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run will get your motor running! The area’s largest automotive event will feature top 25 awards, ultimate 5 awards, a huge cash giveaway and a swap meet with hundreds of cars! Fans will enjoy free parking at LeConte Center.
Set up days will be April 5th and 6th. Show hours will occur between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. on the 6th and 7th and 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 9th. The award ceremony will be in the Greenbrier Room at LeConte Center Saturday at 5:00 p.m. Don’t forget to preregister for the $8,000.00 cash giveaway Friday at 5:00 p.m.
- Admission is $15 per dayand per person. You can also purchase a 3 day pass for $35 on Thursday, April 7. Tickets are sold on site and not in advance. Credit cards are not accepted.There will be 2 ATMs on site.
- Parking in the 2 large lots at the LeConte Center is free. A shuttle service will also be provided. There is a pedestrian cross walk to the front door of the LeConte Center.
The Rod Run originated in Gatlinburg, Tennessee in the 1970s as an unofficial event hosted by a care club from Maryville called “Shades Of The Past.” By 1982 the city of Gatlinburg no longer wanted to host the event, and it moved north to the Grand Hotel in Pigeon Forge to be renamed The Grand Run.
In 1986 another change was introduced and the event split in two. The Grand Run remained at the Grand Hotel and Shades Of The Past became its own event at a new location.
In 1991 the only show was in September – now known as the Fall Rod Run. The spring show was added four years later in 1995. In 2014, both shows were renamed The Pigeon Forge Rod Run.