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Top 3 Destinations for a Tax Free Weekend of Shopping in Pigeon Forge

The state of Tennessee’s annual tax free shopping weekend is coming up at the end July, making it the perfect time to stock up on Smoky Mountain apparel and other goods! The Tennessee Tax Free Weekend starts on Friday, July 27 and ends on Sunday, July 29, giving you plenty of time to visit some of the top stores in Pigeon Forge! Here are the top 3 destinations for a tax free weekend of shopping in Pigeon Forge:

Old Mill Square1. The Old Mill General Store

No visit to the Smoky Mountains is complete without a visit to The Old Mill General Store, one of the most popular destinations for shopping in Pigeon Forge! If you are looking for the perfect souvenir to take home from your vacation in the Smokies, you are likely to find it here! The store offers a unique selection of gifts and Smoky Mountain memorabilia, including T-shirts and other apparel. The Old Mill General Store is also a great place to pick up some of pancake mixes, homemade jams, dip mixes and other popular products from The Old Mill Signature Line of Foods!

2. The Island in Pigeon Forge

Your next stop on the Tennessee Tax Free Weekend should be The Island in Pigeon Forge, a massive shopping, dining and entertainment complex just minutes from Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals! There are over 60 unique retail and specialty shops for you to explore, including the Island Tiki General Store, the Island Trading Post and the Village Idiot. The complex also contains Emery’s 5 & 10, which is the oldest family owned five and ten store in the USA! With all of your tax free savings, stick around at The Island in the Pigeon Forge to enjoy a meal at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, Margaritaville or the Mellow Mushroom!

3. Three Bears General Store

three bears general storeExperience the best in Southern hospitality as you browse more than 40,000 square feet of Smoky Mountain merchandise at the Three Bears General Store! This shopper’s paradise features everything from clothing items to cabin decor, as well as homemade fudge and moonshine products! While browsing the Three Bears General Store, you can even visit a live bear habitat where you can actually feed live bears!

About the Tax Free Shopping Weekend

The Tennessee Tax Free Weekend is held every year starting at 12:01 a.m. on the last Friday in July and ending at 11:59 p.m. the following Sunday night. During this weekend, certain goods may be purchased tax free and anyone can purchase the products that qualify! This sales tax holiday is especially popular for clothing items as the tax exemption is applicable for any general apparel that costs $100 or less, which includes shirts, jackets, dresses and shoes. Whether you want to pick up a Smoky Mountain T-shirt or a pair of hiking shoes, this is the best time to go shopping in Pigeon Forge!

Check out all of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals today to plan your getaway for a tax free weekend of shopping in Pigeon Forge! We look forward to seeing you soon at Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals!