Old Mill Heritage Days
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Discover the Past during Old Mill Heritage Day

Bring your family to the Old Mill Heritage Day in Pigeon Forge, TN this fall. The 15th annual event lets visitors experience life as it was in the 18th century.

The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge, TN
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What to Expect at Old Mill Heritage Day

At Old Mill Heritage Day, visitors can learn what it was like to be a Smoky Mountain pioneer through demonstrations, crafts, and storytelling. Plus, take a free tour of the 184-year-old Historic Old Mill and see how antique engines and farm tractors were used.

Here’s a sneak peek at festivities planned for Heritage Day:
Authentic Mountain Demonstrations

  • Arts & Crafts
  • Quilting Demonstrations
  • Pumpkin Painting
  • Sorghum Making Demonstrations
  • Cake Walk
  • Bingo
  • Moonshine Demonstration
  • Old Fashioned Games
  • Antique Engine & Tractor Association

Mountain Music & Entertainment

  • World-Class Bluegrass
  • Traditional Folk Songs
  • Cloggers
  • Dancers
  • Twirlers
  • Square & Line Dancing

Appalachian Food

  • Pinto Beans & Cornbread
  • Chicken & Dumplings
  • Fried Green Tomatoes
  • Potatoes & Onions

Children’s Arts, Crafts & Games

  • Petting Zoo
  • Old-Fashioned Games
  • Train Rides
  • Firetruck
  • Live Music for Kids
  • Arts & Craft Tent

Take a look at the 2011 Heritage Days promotional video for a taste of what to expect this year!

Old Mill Heritage Day: Know Before You Go

Mark your calendars for September 22, 2018 from 10:00 am-6:00 pm, for a fun-filled day of tradition in the Smoky Mountains.

The Old Mill Heritage Day celebrates tradition and the history of The Old Mill. In operation since 1830, the Old Mill still produces corn and other grains for use in the Old Mill Restaurant and the Pottery House Café and Grille. It is also on the National Register of Historic Places.

Admission is completely free! Remember to bring your picnic blanket and chairs to kick back and enjoy the entertainment.

Don’t forget to book your Pigeon Forge hotel in advance, too. Old Mill Heritage Day is a popular event and nearby hotels will fill up fast.

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