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2020 Event Schedule

Little Arrow Outdoor Resort’s Fun Activities for 2020!



April Events

  • April 10th: Spring Wildflower Hike
    • What: Join us for a beautiful wildflower hike in the Smoky Mountains!
    • Where: Trail TBD
    • Cost: $10/person and open to the public!


  • April 11th: Easter Egg Hunt
    • What: Get your Easter baskets ready! We have hidden eggs all across our resort with fun prizes in each one! 
    • When: 9am
    • Cost: Free for guests only


  • April 12th: Sunrise Service at Dancing Bear Lodge
    • Our friends at Dancing Bear are putting on an Easter Sunrise Service and are offering our guests breakfast! We will have a shuttle to the service.
      • 6:45AM – Shuttle to Dancing Bear
      • 7AM – Sunrise Service
      • 7:30AM – Breakfast
    • If you would like to purchase breakfast, please review the options below. You can purchase online here or by sending us an email at, or giving us a call at 865-448-6363. Breakfast options are below and are $14 each:
      1. Poppa Bear Pancakes (2) and Side (Sausage, Eggs, and Bacon or Fruit)
      2. Scrambled Egg Platter (2 Eggs), Meat Choice, Breakfast Potatoes, and Biscuit
      3. Breakfast Bowl and Fruit (Hashbrowns smothered with Gravy and Topped with Scrambled Eggs)


  • April 16th – 18th: Bronco Truck Show at Talley Ho Inn
    • What: Smoky Mountain Cruises, Show & Shine, Vendors, Trophies & Raffle, Famous & Celebrity Trucks, Kid’s Games. Over 200 trucks last year!
    • Where: Talley Ho Inn
    • Cost: Free


  • April 24th – 25th: Smoky Mountain Fiber Arts Festival
    • What: The Festival will focus on the “sheep to shawl” concept – transforming fleece into finished goods and art pieces. Join the festival to explore your creativity, enhance your skills and to pursue interests in the fiber arts. Vendors will offer demonstrations in addition to selling supplies, tools, hand-spun and hand-dyed yarn, and finished goods. Register at the link above to learn basic skills and advanced techniques in classes. 
    • Where: Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center
    • Cost: Free, but there is a charge if you want to register for a class


  • April 25th: Bear Talk & Cades Cove Walk
    • What: Become bear aware with the black bears in our area by listening to a special seminar and then taking a hike with the infamous Chris Narcott. 
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort. Trail hike location TBD
    • Cost: $10/person and open to everyone!


May Events

  • May 1st – 2nd: Townsend Spring Festival
    • What: Blue grass music (concerts & jam sessions), clogging , arts and crafts, BBQ and other vendors, Appalachian skills demonstrations, storytelling and wildflower walks.  Parking on premises cost benefits Townsend Volunteer Fire Department. Alternatively, FREE shuttle service is available to take people between stops through out Townsend, starting and ending at the Townsend Visitor’s Center. 
    • Where: Townsend Visitor’s Center
    • Cost: Parking pass is $10/day or catch the FREE shuttle!


  • May 8th – 10th: Are You My Mother? Mother’s Day Weekend
    • What: We’re celebrating Mothers this weekend with a special bird storytelling, hike, and craft! 
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Cost: Free for guests only


  • May 16th: Tour de Blount
    • What: The 78 mile route is literally the pinnacle and high point of the Tour de Blount and is the most advanced route. Called “The Wall Route” and it includes the “Conquer the Wall” challenge. “The Wall” is a 6 mile climb on Montvale Road which takes riders up the Western Side of the Foothills Parkway. The climb allows riders to measure themselves as the road climbs and becomes a 13-14% climb during the last 1.5 mile. Riders will be greeted by bell-ringers, photographers, and a well-deserved rest stop at the top.


  • May 16th: Heritage Happening – 17th Annual Heritage Center Gala and Auction
    • What: The Heritage Center’s Annual benefit Gala & Auction is the social highlight of the Spring season; with great food and music, in addition to both a live and silent auction. The Guild of the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center invites you to spend the evening with us on Saturday,May 16, 2020 as we host the 17th Annual Heritage Happening at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend. Our Gala will feature both a silent and a live auction of original arts and crafts, dining and adventure packages, and other unique items and opportunities.  Our ever popular wine pull will again be included. The Silent Auction will begin at 5:00 p.m., with dinner served at 6:30 p.m.  The live auction will start at 7:30 p.m.  Attire for the event is dressy casual.  All proceeds benefit the Heritage Center’s continuing development and its extensive educational programs in which over 6,000 students are expected to participate this year.
    • Where: Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
    • Cost: To purchase your tickets please call 865.448.0044.


  • May 23rd: Tie Dye Shirts
    • What: Come tie dye your very own Little Arrow shirt!
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Time: 9AM
    • Cost: $5/shirt


June Events

  • June 19th – 20th: Hops in the Hills
    • What: This yearly craft beer festival will celebrate the science and agriculture of the region, showcasing the area’s finest artisan brews. Beer, food and music enthusiasts alike will gather to enjoy the celebration. Saturday’s main event is a brew festival from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. with a full schedule of events.
    • Where: Breweries in Maryville, TN
    • Cost: $15 – $55


  • June 20th: Father’s Day Dads with Dwight Hike
    • What: Get outside with Dad (and Dwight)! These hikes with Dwight are so memorable and a great way to spend time with dad!
    • Where: Trail TBD
    • Cost: $10/person


  • June 27th: Dads Drinking Bourbon
    • What: The second annual Dads Drinking Bourbon! Last year was such a success, we had to bring it back! Details are still TBD!
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Cost: TBD


July Events

  • July 4th: Patriot Parade
    • What: Bring your pets, and your kids to parade through the campground! 
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Cost: Free for guests only


  • July 4th: Townsend Fireworks
    • What: The good folks in Townsend, Tennessee invite you to their 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks show at the Highland Manor Inn and Conference Center.
    • Where: Highland Manor Inn and Conference Center
    • Cost: Free


  • July 18th: Waterfall Hike with Dwight
    • What: Hike with local legend, and author Dwight McCarter. Dwight is amazing to hike with if you haven’t been with him yet! He was a former National Park Ranger and knows just about everything there is to do with the Park!
    • Where: Trail TBD
    • Cost: $10/person and open to everyone!


  • July 25th: Back-to-School Bash
    • What: One last hoo-rah before it’s time to go back to school! We will have fun events going on that day that are TBD.
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Cost: Free for guests only


August Events

  • August 15th: Hot Air Balloon Festival
    • What: Come see this summertime spectacle, when several professional balloonist light up the evening sky with a beautiful balloon glow. The sky will be filled with a spectrum of color like never before, against a backdrop of a breathtaking Tennessee sunset.
    • Where: Townsend Visitors Center
    • Cost: Parking at the Visitors Center is $20, or guests can catch our free shuttle!


  • August 28th: Tall Tales of Tennessee – An Evening of Storytelling
    • What: The Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center presents a storytelling series entitled “Tall Tales of Tennessee” featuring three different storytellers on August 30 at 6 p.m.
    • Where: Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
    • Cost: Tickets are $10


  • August 29th – 30th: Customer Appreciation Weekend
    • What: We appreciate you! We’ll be rolling out the red carpet all weekend with some surprises!
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Cost: Free for guests only


September Events

  • September 7th: Tie Dye Shirts
    • What: Come tie dye your very own Little Arrow shirt!
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Time: TBD
    • Cost: $5/shirt


  • September 11th – 12th: Great Smoky Mountain Half & Full Marathon
    • What: This event is produced by Vacation Races in the National Park Half Marathon Series. The course runs immediately outside of the National Park in Blount County Tennessee. Most of the pre- and post-race activities will be held in Townsend, TN. The race course includes beautiful scenery and panoramic views. Come. Not to achieve your personal best time, but to have the best time of your life.
    • Where: Townsend, TN
    • Cost: $170


  • September 25th – 26th: Blue Ribbon Country Fair & Townsend Heritage Fall Festival
    • What: The Fall Festival and Old Timers day at the Townsend Visitors Center celebrates the traditional music, crafts, Appalachian skills, and heritage of Townsend, East Tennessee, and the Great Smoky Mountains. Featured activities are bluegrass music concerts, clogging, jam sessions on the porch, demonstrations of cornmeal making, blacksmithing, apple butter, basketry, weaving, spinning, and quilting.  Arts and crafts booths include woodworking, pottery, jewelry, hand-sewing, and painting.  There is an antique tractor show and guest storytellers share tales of the mountains.
    • Where: Townsend Visitors Center
    • Cost: Parking is $10/day or catch the FREE shuttle


October Events

  • October 10th: Chili Cook-Off
    • What: Do you think you have the best chili recipe? Well get ready to put it to the test! We will have some spicy prizes for the top chili recipe!
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Cost: Free for guests only


  • October 24th: Trick-or-Treating Monster Mash
    • What: Trick-or-Treat throughout the campground and wear your best costume!
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Cost: Free for guests only


  • October 30th – 31st: Halloween Bash
    • What: Our Halloween Bash is back again! Featuring, pumpkin carving, camper decorating, best costume, trick-or-treating, and a dance party! Don’t miss this fun event!
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Cost: Free for guests only


November Events

  • November 6th – 7th: Grains & Grits
    • What: The Townsend Grains and Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub.  We have created a unique opportunity for you to experience our thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some oft he region’s legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.
    • Where:
      • Friday Night: VIP Party at Little Arrow for distillers only
      • Saturday: Grains & Grits Festival at Townsend Visitor’s Center
    • Cost: Tickets $65-$75


  • November 8th: Cades Cove Loop Lope
    • What: The Friends of the Smokies puts on the only footrace (5K and 10K) that is allowed to happen in the National Park, and Cades Cove no less! Come experience the splendor of Cades Cove while raising funds to protect it for future generations!
    • Where: Cades Cove
    • Cost: $75


  • November 13th and 14th: Great Smoky Mountain Food Truck Festival
    • What: We are hosting the 2020 Great Smoky Mountain Food Truck Festival on November 13th and 14th! Featuring the best food trucks in East Tennessee all in one place! The Great Smoky Mountain Food Truck Festival is a unique, family friendly, culinary event for all ages.
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • When:
      • Friday, November 13th – VIP Event for Little Arrow guests only from 6pm – 9pm
      • Saturday, November 14th – Festival begins 11am and ends at 7pm. Open to everyone!
    • Cost: $5/person for entry to the festival on Saturday


  • November 26th: Campsgiving
    • What: Every year at lunch for Thanksgiving, we make the turkey, and you bring the sides! This annual event is a great time to gather around the campground and be thankful!
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort for lunch
    • Cost: Free for guests only, we just ask that you bring a side!


December Events

  • December 6th: Townsend Christmas Parade
    • What: Christmas time in Townsend! Come down to the parkway for a fun parade! Line up is at 1 p.m. with the parade beginning at 2:30 p.m.
    • Where: Townsend, TN
    • Cost: Free 


  • TBD: Tis the Season of Touring Townsend


  • December 31st: New Year’s Eve Party
    • What: Count down the New Year with us! Details are TBD!
    • Where: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Cost: Free for guests only




January 24, 2020 to December 31, 2020

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