Embrace Your Inner Cowboy (or Cowgirl) at Saddle Up

17 Jan

Cowboy with a lasso“Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys,” is the famous advice given by Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson in their hit song of the same name. However, we bet Waylon and Willie never went to Saddle Up! Now in its 14th year, this annual Pigeon Forge event is a rootin’- tootin’ celebration of all things related to the American West. With music, food, and plenty of entertainment, Saddle Up has something for all of the cowboys and cowgirls in your family.

Where and When

Saddle Up will be held from February 19 – 23, 2014 at the LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Various events and activities will be held on different days, so be sure to check out the official schedule.

So Much to See and Do

Saddle Up has everything you need to be an honest to goodness cowboy. You’ll be able to take part in a songwriter’s workshop, learn fiddle and guitar playing styles, and try some authentic Western dancing. Looking for some cowboy cooking? Saddle Up features a corn bread sampling, Chuck Wagon cook off,  breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Additionally, guests will be able to hear great music from the likes of Don Edwards, Joyce Woodson, Red Steagall, and many more.


All of the workshops are free of charge. The Cowboy Dance and Chuck Wagon Breakfast both cost $5.00 each. The combined dinner and evening concerts cost $54.88. Other concerts cost $21.95. Guests can save money by purchasing a $60.36 two day concert pass.

Are you looking for a cabin close to the LeConte Center? Check out our Where to Stay page to find great vacation rentals in Pigeon Forge!