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Everything You Need to Know About the Pigeon Forge Rod Run, Shades of the Past

Mark you calendars for the annual Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup showcasing rods, customs and classics though the 1970s. The show runs in September and will be held at Dollywood’s Splash Country. Here is everything you need to know about this Pigeon Forge Rod Run:

When and Where is Shades of the Past

rod runEvery Fall, Pigeon Forge hosts just one of the fan-favorite Rod Runs, Shades of the Past. Typically held in early September, this year it will take place on September 9-11, 2021. This Hot Rod Roundup is an event you can’t miss if you’re a car lover! Dollywood’s Splash Country’s parking lot will be filled with over 200 beautiful vehicles for you to enjoy.

This Year’s Prize

All of the owners of these luxury and vintage vehicles compete for a prize every year at this Pigeon Forge Rod Run. Every year a coveted vintage car and a cash prize will be given to the owner of the best vehicle. This year, it’s a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster and $10,000! With the incredible selection of cars this year, it will be impossible to choose.

How to Register

rod runIf you think you have a car that is worthy of a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster and $10,000, register today! Shades of the Past always welcomes new participants, as long as you register in time. Make sure to send in your entry form before May 15 to be eligible for the giveaway prizes

How Much is the Event

For adults, admission is $10 per day for the Rod Run. Children 12 and under get in free! For $10 each day, you can explore Thursday from noon till 5 p.m., Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday from 8 a.m. till 3:30 p.m. If you have a car in the running for the prizes, you must be at the awards ceremonies on Friday and Saturday at 4:30 p.m. in order to win! If you are not present, they will draw another winner.

Where to Stay

dream coem trueWhen you’re looking for a place to stay when you visit the Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup in Pigeon Forge, we recommend checking out our cabin rentals! Only a short drive from this annual Smoky Mountain event, you will have easy access and a convenient location to check out all the Rod Run has to offer. You will also be close to tons of other Pigeon Forge attractions like Dollywood and The Island.

Our Pigeon Forge cabins also feature great amenities like hot tubs, game rooms, private pools and mountain views. We have cabins of all sizes for different groups and we even have rentals that can accommodate your pet.

Now that you know all about the Shades of the Past Pigeon Forge Rod Run, you can purchase your tickets today! Learn more about attractions in the area and begin making your way to the Smokies. We look forward to seeing you!