Labor Day Vacation/Gatlinburg,TN!!

Labor Day In Gatlinburg!

The Pumpkin People Are Back!!!

If you have ever been to Gatlinburg in the fall, then you know about the pumpkin people!  The city puts out these amazing statues to capture that true fall essence that only Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains can offer.  The statues have become a favorite for families who come back year after year and take pictures with them.  It is no secret that fall is considered by most to be the bsuiest time of the year for Gatlinburg, and with Labor Day Weekend coming up it is surely going to be busy.

When the statues come out, that is a signal that fall has begun, and it will not b long until the leaves start changing.  The Craftsmans Fair will be kicking in and run almost the full month of October.  Some of the menus will be changing and the whole town will be ready for the amazing tourists that come to visit our little slice of heaven in the mountains.

For those that are new to vacationing in Gatlinburg, we would like to say welcome and you are turly among friends here in these mountains.  If you have a bad time it is because you wanted to. There is something here for everyone!  However if you are new to Gatlinburg, you are not alone.  We have seen record numbers of new vacationeers coming to the place we call home.  We love to see all of the new faces mixed in with the faces we know and see year after year.  There are some things that will help you out and we are going to jump right into it.

What To Do in the Fall Month’s

The main attraction during the month’s of August-December is the leaf change.  The leaf change season starts in September and peeks around the 2nd week of November.  The Mountains look like a solid quilt when you are looking at them.  It is one of the most beautiful sights to be seen around the world.  People actually come from all over the world to wittness the beauty that the Smoky Mountains gives us during this period.  We always recommend getting into the National Park and enjoying the grandness that is offered in this beautiful nature seen.

When you are finished hiking trails and taking pictures there is going to be quite a bit going on back in town.  There is the Craftsman’s Fair going on all through October at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.  The Craftsman’s Fair has handcrafters from all over that comes to sell some of the most incrdible handmade items that can be found anywhere.  These are true artists that have perfected their crafts.  Most of the tourists I talk to that go to the fair usually are buying up gifts for the next year, since everything is so affordable and 1 of a kind.  There are painters, glass blowers, wood carvers, jewlery makers and just about anything else that has to do with being handcrafted all in one spot with the top artisans in the nation.

Need to entertain the kids and young adults?

No problem! Gatlinburg has the best arcades and attractions than anywhere else.  They can even walk to everything in town.  There are toy shops like Once Upon A Child, and Big Boys Toys.  These two stores represent both ends of the spectrum when it comes to toy shopping since you can find kids in their 50’s and 60’s in there! “Hey nobody says we have to grow up.”

Ripley’s also has a lot of attractions in Gatlinburg such as:

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smoky’s

The Haunted Adventure

Guiness Book of World Records

Ripleys Believe It or Not

Ripleys Moving Theatre

You get the idea.  When it comes to entertaining kids Gatlinburg has you covered.

But Where To Eat?

Restaurants in Gatlinburg are plentiful.  We will only focus on the ones we know are incredible and you will have a great experience at.

Howards Steak House– Privately owned steak house that has been around since the 70’s.  They have a very intamate atmoshpere and ofcourse the food is great as well!

The New Orleans Sandwich Company– Family owned and operated this little gem is a true one of a kind in Gatlinburg.  This family is from New Orleans and you can taste it in the food!

The Best Italian– Pravately owned this restaurant has been in business almost as long as Howards.  Serving incredible pizza and pasta dishes you will surely get your stomach full here!

Hot DIggity Dawg– Then there is us! We are just a small family restaurant serving some amazing food out of this weinie shop. We ask that you check out our reviews and our menu here on the website to see just what we offer!  You will always be greeted with a great attitude that really is greatfull to see you! We are also the most affordable place in town to eat by far so that helps as well!


No matter where you choose to eat there will be something special on the plate that you will love. Unless you go to a corporate chain and you know what you are getting with that junk.  Over priced and horrible quality food.  Definatly find the mom and pop restaurants and you will get the best quality food and you will know you are spending your money with someone who truly does appreciate you!

A Wonderful Place To Vacation For The Family

Gatlinburg offers something for the whole family.  There is tons of shopping, eating, and just plain fun around every corner.  Gatlinburg is a top destination to vacation in the country for a reason, It is fun and it is a safe place to unwind with the family or just a couples getaway.

The adult scene in Gatlinburg is not lacking at all.  Often being compared to the French Quarter without the crime!  There are any number of wine tasting and moonshine tasting venues such as:

Sugarlands Distilling Company

Old Smoky Distill

Sugarlands WInery

Smith Creek Moonshine

Doc Collier 

Any one of these distilation companies offer tastings and samples.  Be careful because as you can see there are lots of places giving lots of samples and that can get a buzz going real quick so remember to eat and stay hydrated.  These companies are the best in the world at what they do and you can check them all out just by walking to them since Gatlinburg is so compact.  That is what makes it such a great place. You can do everything on foot.  Just walk out of the hotel and go have fun!


It is easy to see why so many people choose Gatlinburg as their vacation destination of choice.  There is more to do here than anywhere.  The atmosphere is extremely family friendly and safe!  Our law enforcement is nothing short of amazing and they really keep this town the safest vacation zone in the Nation.  We hope to see you choose to give Gatlinburg a try and see why family after family comes back year after year!

Thank you so much for all of your support, as a true small business owner I can say that absolutely every one of you make this small town as special as it is! We appreciate that more than you will ever know!

See Yall Soon!!

Hot Diggity Dawg,

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