Mountain Crafts & Demos
Arts & Crafts ✯ Pumpkin Painting ✯
Quilting Demonstration ✯ Bingo ✯
Moonshine Making ✯ Antique Cars
Sorghum Making Demo ✯ Antique
Engines & Tractors ✯ Old Fashioned Games
Music & Entertainment
World-Class Bluegrass ✯ Traditional
Folk Songs ✯ Cloggers ✯ Twirlers ✯
Fun For The Kids
Petting Zoo ✯ Fire Truck ✯
Special Arts & Crafts Tent
(Kid’s Area Closes at 4pm)
At our 16th Annual Old Mill Heritage Day from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday September 28, you will see firsthand what a day in the life of a Smoky Mountain pioneer was truly like. There will be crafts, cooking, storytelling, games, music, and a lot of tradition.
Mountain Crafts, Cooking, Games and Demos
You can take a free guided tour of our 189-year-old Old Mill, on the National Register of Historic Places, and next door, at the General Store, sample freshly baked cornbread made from the freshly milled corn.
You can watch lye soap, sorghum, and moonshine being made, three products of early mountain life. There will be cast iron cooking over open fires, all under the watchful eye of our Pigeon Forge Fire Department, with trucks on display and firemen on hand to talk with children. Our Pigeon Forge Police Department will also be on hand.
Bring your family by the children’s areas from 10 am to 4 pm and enjoy Lil Ponderosa Petting Zoo, old-time games on the lawn, and crafts such as pumpkin painting. Look for the antique cars, tractors, and engines on display. Pottery lovers will want to stop by Pigeon River Pottery and watch pottery being made the old-fashioned way.
And as The Old Mill is known for our good food, don’t miss a visit to our Old Mill Restaurant, Pottery House Café & Grill, Old Mill Creamery, and the Old Mill Candy Kitchen. Look for our food tents outside as well. And look for specials all day long in the shops of the Old Mill Square.
Country, Gospel, Bluegrass and Folk Music
Music was and still is an important part of the tradition and heritage of these Smoky Mountains. Singing was one of the ways to pass on an oral history through storytelling. At Heritage Day you will not want to miss this mountain music, from country, to gospel, to bluegrass, to folk, performed all day by our area’s most talented musicians.
Live on the main stage in front of the Pottery House Cafe & Grill will be:
Jimbo Whaley and Greenbriar
And much more!
Note that the times, activities, music, and demos may be subject to change. Come join us!