Two significant Gatlinburg events that happen every year in May are the Smoky Mountain Wine Fest and the Gatlinburg Wine Tour. There’s a variety of things to do in Gatlinburg at the upcoming events, including everything from a wine tour to sampling local flavors as well as indulging in culinary treats from various vendors. While the Smoky Mountain Wine Fest and the Wine Tour are considered two different Gatlinburg events, they happen over two consecutive days with tickets sold separately. Keep reading to learn more about one of the best weekends you can visit the Great Smoky Mountains during spring.
What to Expect at These Gatlinburg Events
There’s always something happening around Downtown Gatlinburg, and a weekend of wine will be the best way to end spring and kick off summer. Two main events, as mentioned, include a Wine Tour that happens on the Friday of the weekend, followed by Wine Fest on Saturday. The Wine Tour includes guided tours of the local establishments and wineries, and you should know the spots for each of the Gatlinburg events are limited. For obvious reasons, you must be over the age of 21 to participate during your Tennessee vacations.
The Smoky Mountains Wine Fest is a local favorite Great Smoky Mountains activity that happens during the day after the Wine Tour on Saturday. General admission for the fest is $30, which includes your wristband, a souvenir wine glass, samples from over 18 wineries, and chances to purchase merchandise. You can get tickets on presale for general admission for just $25 when you buy yours in advance (which is highly recommended). Step up your wine game and opt for the VIP pass, which features a wine goblet, early entry, participation in a signature wine event, entry to the Hospitality Room, and exclusive samplings.
Easter Brunch at The Park Vista
With over 18 participating wineries and around ten food vendors, including The Park Vista, you’ll get your fill of food and wine on your Tennessee vacations. If you can’t visit during these fun Gatlinburg events, no need to worry, as there’s always something happening around the Great Smoky Mountains each season. The annual Easter Sunrise service takes place at the Ober Gatlinburg, and The Park Vista features a welcoming Easter Brunch. The brunch happens between 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., with reservations encouraged. The brunch includes everything from a carving station to a chilled seafood section as well as main sides, along with salads and desserts. Please view the menu on our website if you happen to visit during Easter. You may book your stay directly online or give us a call at 1-800-421-PARK.