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2020 Event Schedule

Little Arrow Outdoor Resort’s Fun Activities for 2020!



May Events


  • May 30th: 865 Studio Shirts Pop Up
    • What: Come get your own shirt printed live with 865 Studio Shirts at Little Arrow 
    • When: May 30th from 10am – 1pm
    • Cost: $5 for printing on your own shirt






June Events

  • June 1st: CHARM Music & Magic
    • What: Join CHilhowee ARea Ministries for an evening of fun with music and magic! There will be door prizes and free popcorn and lemonade!
    • Where: Little Arrow Pavilion
    • When: June 1st at 8pm
    • Cost: Free for guests only!


  • June 6th and 18th: Explore Your River – River Discovery
    • What: Learn to recognize habitats and identify a variety of species that live in our rivers. We’ll start with a video presentation provided by Freshwaters Illustrated followed by a guided snorkeling experience in Little River with your guide Charity Rutter of R&R Fly Fishing. Sessions are capped at 10 people per session, morning session is at 10:00 am til 1:00pm, and afternoon session is at 2:00pm til 5:00pm.
    • Where: Little River at Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
    • Cost: Program fee is $25 – Snorkel Gear is available for sale, or you can bring your own gear. $5 of every enrollment goes to support


  • 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



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 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: Heritage Happening – 17th Annual Heritage Center Gala and Auction
    • What: This annual benefit gala and auction provides a delightfully entertaining evening while raising vital funds for the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to preserving, interpreting and sharing the rich cultural heritage of the Smoky Mountains. Prepare to be transported back to the Roaring Twenties in the Great Smoky Mountains! Evening highlights include a silent auction at 5 p.m., live auction at 6 p.m. with auctioneer Bear Stephenson, followed by an exquisite dinner and live music at 7 p.m. The local heritage will be on display through a collection of special 1920’s-era items, photographs and memories courtesy of The Heritage Center. Attendees will have the chance to show off their skill at using a blow dart, an activity included in the educational programming to school groups visiting GSMHC. Please see below for all the details of this great event that means so much to GSMHC!
    • Where: Hilton Knoxville Airport | Alcoa, TN
    • Cost: Tickets are $125 per person; $90 of the ticket price is tax-deductible. For more information or to reserve tickets, please click the ticket button on this page or contact the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center at 865.448.0044.


  • 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 & 14th: Great Smoky Mountain Food Truck Festival
    • What: Feast on this! Little Arrow Outdoor Resort is 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
      Cost: VIP Tickets for Friday are $65 each, Saturday tickets are $5 each


  • 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




May 23, 2020 to April 30, 2021

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