Things to do in Pigeon Forge – Rod Runs

If you’re into cars of all sorts, you’ll definitely want to check out what’s happening with the Pigeon Forge Rod Runs shows during your visit to the Smokies. Each year, car lovers nationwide flock to Pigeon Forge to admire and show off their cars and enjoy the swap meets and vendor gatherings that make this region’s car shows spectacular.

Everything from a circa 1932 Ford Model A hot rod to a new V16 Bugatti Veyron have been found at the Pigeon Forge Rod Runs, but each year is different, so it’s a great idea to check out the show’s annual schedule. In 2018, this group dedicated separate events to Broncos or Ford trucks, classic Chevys, old-time hot rods, European classic cars and more. In prior years a couple of the fun shows included a Spring Corvette convention and a yellow Mustang car expo.

The Rod Runs events are well-organized and family-friendly. At the massive swap meets, you’ll find everything from t-shirts honoring your favorite aftermarket brand to replacement car parts. While each show is unique, guests might expect to experience activities such as games and contests for kids, vehicle Olympics, guided drives, bon fire gatherings and food truck dining.

Accommodations fill up rather quickly when there’s a rod run on the calendar, so plan early! While you’re in town, cruise by to see us too…we have plenty of parking, so there will be a place for your wheels while you’re taking in the attractions at Hollywood Wax Museu m Entertainment Center!