If you're a fan of car shows, Pigeon Forge is the place to be!
With several top-notch events scheduled throughout the year, you'll have plenty of opportunities to see some amazing vehicles on display. Whether you're into classic cars or high-performance machines, there's something for everyone in Pigeon Forge. Keep reading to find out more about the best car shows in town!
2023-2024 Car Shows
PONIES IN THE SMOKIES
March 21 - 25, 2023
Join us for Ponies in the Smokies car show featuring 108,000 square feet of indoor vendors and special displays. Come and enjoy the beautiful Smoky Mountains and kick off the 2023 car show season right!
We have several options available for registering your Pony for our event!
SPRING CORVETTE EXPO
March 24 - 25, 2023
The Corvette Expo is presented by Cooper Events, LLC and is held in March in beautiful East Tennessee at the LeConte Center. The 2023 Corvette Expo is the 46th anniversary of the Smoky Mountain car show. Events include a swap meet, sales corral, park 'n show, awards show, and a corvette cruise on the Tail Of The Dragon.
Stay tuned for more information about the 2023 Corvette Dragon Cruise and much more.
CHEVELLES IN THE SMOKIES
March 24 - 25, 2023
Come out to the LeConte Center for the Chevelles in the Smokies Showdown, presented by Horsepower and Hot Rods. Eighteen of the nation’s finest Chevelles will compete in the Smokies. Entrants will receive a collector garage sign, and winners will receive prizes such as trophies, dash plaques, winners decals, special awards and cash. Winners will be selected in the following categories: "Best of Show" and "The Most Outstanding Chevelle in the Smokies."
SPRING ROD RUN
April 13 - 15, 2023
Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, the area’s largest automotive event. The spring event features top 25 awards, ultimate 5 awards, a huge swap meet with hundreds of showcars and car corral, and a big cash giveaway.
Free parking for spectators at The LeConte Center.
BRONCO SUPER CELEBRATION
April 19 - 22, 2023
We hope you can join us in the Great Smoky Mountains for the annual Bronco Super Celebration, designed to be more than just a car show. There will be family friendly events, both at the showgrounds and in the area, throughout the weekend. There will be games and contests for the kids, organized sightseeing drives, and much more. There is no better way to have fun with your Bronco or Ford Truck!
GRAND NATIONAL F-100 REUNION
May 18 - 20, 2023
The Grand National F-100 Reunion in Pigeon Forge is the largest classic Ford truck show in the country. The event is open to Ford trucks from 1996 and older including pre F-1, F-1, F-100, F-250 UP, F-150, F-250 and up. No Rancheros or Broncos. This event will showcase trucks in a family atmosphere, with an awards banquet and food vendors. The reunion will be held rain or shine.
PONTIACS IN PIGEON FORGE
June 2 - 4, 2023
The annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge features a Swap Meet and classic GTO’s, Firebirds, Fieros, Best in Show, Best in Stock and the Saturday Night Cruise.
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAIN JEEP INVASION
August 24 - 26, 2023
People just don’t like Jeeps, they love them. Late every summer, Pigeon Forge gets a taste of the Jeep life when the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion takes over the LeConte Center in downtown Pigeon Forge.
FALL ROD RUN
September 14 - 16, 2023
A spectacular 3 day event for any car enthusiast! $10,000.00 cash giveaway, awards for the top 25 and ultimate 5 and a huge swap meet with hundreds of show cars and car corral.
Join the many automotive enthusiasts and come on out to the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, the area’s largest automotive event! The Rod Show will take place at The LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Don’t miss this incredible car show!
2024 Car Shows
Spring Corvette Expo
March 15-16, 2024
In 1967 the Cooper brothers of Knoxville opened their corvette center in a 4 car garage with the main focus of repairing, painting, & customizing these incredible vehicles. A decade later, the Corvette Expo was born. The 35th anniversary of the event in 2012 made it the longest running corvette event in the nation continuously operated by the same owners.
Ponies In The Smokies
March 18-23, 2024
Ponies In The Smokies is an event run by T5 Productions that celebrates the Ford Mustang. Described as a "multi-day Mustang based event within the backdrop of The Great Smoky Mountains", Ponies In The Smokies is becoming one of the more popular rod run events of the season.
Chevelles In The Smokies
March 2024 (Exact Dates TBA)
The Corvette Expo for 2024, Chevelles In The Smokies will be held inside the LeConte Center. This model was one of Chevrolet's most successful nameplates, with three generations of vehicle produced between 1964 and 1978. Chevelles will compete for the title of Best Of Show and Most Outstanding Chevelle in the Smokies.
Spring Rod Run 2024
April 18-20, 2024
Formerly called the Grand Rod Runs, the biggest Pigeon Forge car shows usually happen every year around April & September. If you plan to come to Pigeon Forge on a weekend of a car show not knowing, you may be a little overwhelmed by the hundreds of classic cars lining the parkway.
Grand National F-100 Show
May 16-18, 2024
The largest classic Ford truck show in the country returns this year at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge. Open to Ford trucks from 1996 and older, the event showcases these unique vehicles in a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. Spectators can enjoy show vendors, a swap meet, and even an F-100 cruise.
Pontiacs In Pigeon Forge
May 30 - June 1, 2024
This car show has been happening for well over ten years. If you want to see some of the most gorgeous Pontiacs around, be sure to check the Rod Run event schedule for the latest announcements on upcoming shows. This summertime car show is usually held at the LeConte Event Center.