Starts in: Pigeon Forge, TN Ends in: Pigeon Forge, TN Price: Per group
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Join Derek Hartley and Romaine Patterson at our 2nd annual Great Smoky Weekend.

Our first event was a huge success and we can’t wait to get back! Catch us in Pigeon Forge from Friday, Sep 20, 2019 through Monday, Sep 23, 2019 for three days of rollercoasters, live shows, dinner, drinks, and fun. Bring your friends & family and meet a bunch of fun LGBT people and straight allies from all over the country.

The fun starts on Friday at the welcome reception. On Saturday, we’ll meet up for lunch at the Blue Ribbon Pavilion and spend the day in Dollywood. Saturday night is the DNR Hoe Down, a casual gathering for drinks and making new friends. Then come with us for brunch on Sunday, or make the day your own! There’s tons to do in Pigeon Forge & the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Ticket Bundles:

Derek’s Fun Pass ($99): Access to our three most popular events, including an all-you-can-eat BBQ lunch, drinks/snacks, and our two nighttime parties.

Great Smoky Pass ($199): Three days of fun including lunch, dinner, brunch, drinks and snacks at our two nighttime parties. A great deal!

Romaine’s Golden Ticket ($329): Get full access to all of our events, including the new Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show, Moonshine Tour, meals, drinks and more!

Plus, get discounted park tickets, join our Moonshine Mixology Tour, or reserve transportation from Knoxville Airport to our host hotel (Ramada Pigeon Forge South) and back. Everything you need for an unforgettable weekend in Pigeon Forge!

Are you a season pass holder? Great! Look for our shirts and say “hey” — or pick up one of your own in our Merch shop.

New to Pigeon Forge, or want to add to your weekend? Get a VIP party ticket for access to our exclusive events.


September 20, 2019

Dollywood Theme Park hours: 10am to 6pm.

Noon: Knoxville Airport to Host Hotel Shuttle

2:00pm: GSW Moonshine Tour (Romaine’s Golden Ticket)

3:00pm: Knoxville Airport to Host Hotel Shuttle

6:00pm: Pirate Voyage Dinner and Show (Romaine’s Golden Ticket)

9:00pm: Great Smoky Weekend VIP Welcome Reception at our Host Hotel. (21 and over, strictly enforced).


September 21, 2019

Spend the day at the Dollywood Theme Park! Park Hours: 10am to 7pm.

9:30/10:00am: Dollywood Park Shuttle (included with discount park ticket add on)

11:30am: DNR Listener Meet Up. Love the Derek and Romaine show? Come by and meet Derek and Romaine in person inside the Dollywood Theme Park and say hello to other DNR listeners. Then ride the train! Boarding begins at 11:45, train departs at Noon! Location: Dollywood Express Train (look for the GSW shirts out front). (Free, requires Dollywood Theme Park entrance ticket)

2:00pm: DNR Jamboree. Take a break in the middle of your Dollywood day to grab some lunch at the DNR Jamboree. This private event will be a great opportunity to spend time with family and friends and meet new people. A delicious meal and great fun! Location: Blue Ribbon Pavilion. (included in all ticket options)

5:30/6:00pm: Dollywood Park Shuttle (included with discount park ticket add on)

7:00pm: GSW Dinner (Romaine and Great Smoky Pass included, Derek pass add on)

9:00pm: DNR Hoe Down at our Host Hotel. Grab your gingham and head to the DNR Hoe Down for drinks and dancing. Don your best country attire or come as you are for this fun and casual private party. This is event is 21 and over. ID required and strictly enforced.


September 22, 2019

Make the day your own! Take a return trip to the Dollywood Theme Park (for 2 Day Park Ticket and Season Pass holders). Check out Oktoberfest in nearby Gatlinburg. Do some shopping at the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall. Zip down the Great Smoky Alpine Coaster. Explore the majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains or find other cool ideas here.

10:00am: DNR Sunday Brunch at our Host Hotel. Join Derek and Romaine at a lively brunch to close out your fun weekend in Sevier County. (Included in Romaine and Great Smoky passes, Derek pass add on)

11:30am: Sunday Moonshine Tour (included in Romaine’s Golden Ticket)

11:30am: Sunday Moonshine Mixology Tour (extra ticket option)

Noon: Host Hotel to Knoxville Airport Shuttle (extra ticket option)

3:00pm: Host Hotel to Knoxville Airport Shuttle (extra ticket option)

  • Pirate’s Voyage Dinner & Show
  • VIP Welcome Party, with snacks & drinks
  • Saturday All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Lunch
  • All-You-Can-Eat Buffet Dinner, with beer or wine
  • Hoe Down Party, with snacks & drinks
  • Sunday Champagne Brunch
  • Your choice: Friday or Sunday Moonshine Tour

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Luxury Resort ($199–250/night)

Make the most of your weekend at a gorgeous resort nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains. Relax in comfort and splendor! Great for guests who want to splurge and have their own transportation to get around. Details coming June 2019.

Host Hotel ($109/night)

Ramada Pigeon Forge South. A great hotel at a great price! You’ll love these accommodations in downtown Pigeon Forge, convenient walking distance to area shops and restaurants. Plus, easy trolley access to get around or visit Dollywood Theme Park. This hotel is location for our Friday and Saturday night parties and Sunday brunch. Call 800-523-3919 for Ramada Pigeon Forge South reservation department and ask for the special DNR Events rate!

Interested in other options?

RVs. Consider an RV park if you own an RV (some even have adjacent cabins for if you have a large group or want to spread out a bit).

Cabins. Double up with your friends and save! Many cabins have hot tubs and gorgeous mountain views. If you are coming with a bunch of friends, make a mini party of your own by renting a cabin for the weekend.

Or, check out these hotels:


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  • Pricing Name
    Group (Min-Max)
  • Pricing Name Luxury Resort
    Start Friday September 20, 2019
    End Monday September 23, 2019
    1 - 4 Pax