2019 Old Mill Events

Historic Tours | The Old Mill

Guided Historic Tours of The Old Mill

Learn about the fascinating history and inner workings of our historic grist mill. Emmitt, our friendly, knowledgeable new guide, is ready to take you on a trip through time and technology.

Tours Available: Tuesday–Friday, 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (Last Tour, 7:00 p.m.), Saturdays, 11:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. (Last Tour, 7:00 p.m.)

Tours begin at The Old Mill General Store. Please allow 20 to 30 minutes for your tour.

Whiskey Wonderland

November 9th-February 28th
10:00 AM to 9:00 PM Monday through Saturday
10:00am till 6:00 PM on Sundays
Old Forge Distillery, 170 Old Mill Ave.

​ Old Forge Distillery’s cocktail bar transforms into a Whiskey Wonderland featuring festive seasonal drinks. Sip on hand-forged cocktails like the Rosemary Maple Bourbon Sour or French Toast Cider in the warmth of the bar while taking in the remarkable “Whiskey Wonderland” décor.

Breakfast Santa Pottery House Cafe | The Old Mill

Breakfast or Brunch with Santa

December 7 – 8:15 am to 11:15 am

Enjoy Breakfast or Brunch with Santa at Pottery House Cafe. Breakfast starts at 8:15 and brunch at 10:00, by reservation only. Also, enjoy a fun filled Kid’s Craft Tent from 10 am to 2 pm. Call 865-406-6558 for reservations beginning November 7. (Reservations required.) When calling, please leave a message and your call will be returned in the order it is received.

Christmas at The Old Mill Square

December 1 – 24  

Old Mill Pigeon River Pottery is stocked for the season with one-of-a-kind Christmas gifts, and at the Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen, you’ll sample our best offerings and find holiday meal and entertaining solutions. Visit the Old Mill Square for one-stop holiday shopping and finish it out with a delicious meal at our two award-winning restaurants.

Women's Sip & Shop | The Old Mill

Ladies Sip & Shop

December 10th, 2019 – 5pm – 7pm
Old Forge Distillery, 170 Old Mill Ave

Finish up your holiday shopping, and enjoy a girls night out at the Old Mill Square. Enjoy complimentary appetizers and sip on a seasonal cocktail at Old Forge Distillery’s Whiskey Wonderland. Get your free tote bag for shopping the Old Mill stores. Pre-made gift baskets, discounts and giveaway opportunities mean finding something for everyone on your list (or yourself!). Gift wrapping provided.

Gents' Sip & Shop | The Old Mill

Gentlemen's Sip & Shop

December 12th, 2019 – 5pm – 7pm
Old Forge Distillery, 170 Old Mill Ave

Gentlemen, let us take the work out of Christmas shopping this year. You sit, sip whiskey and enjoy complimentary appetizers at Old Forge Distillery’s Whiskey Wonderland cocktail bar. Meanwhile, a personal shopper will take care of everyone on your list. Gift wrapping provided.

Christmas at The Old Mill

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day

Our stores will be open Christmas Eve Day until 4 pm, Pottery House Cafe until 7 pm and The Old Mill Restaurant until 7 pm. 

We are closed Christmas Day. We will reopen for regular hours on December 26.

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