Tuesday, November 25, 2014


You are enjoying a nice dinner out, when suddenly a shot rings out and a person slumps to the ground! It sounds like the beginning of a paperback novel but it is the premise of the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Theater in Pigeon Forge.

Dinner Theater in PIgeon Forge

If you are looking for an evening of fun,campy-ness, good food, and a most unusual theater experience, then the Murder Mystery Theater is for you. Why? Because you become part of the show. And there are three different shows that you can enjoy at three different times;

Live theater in the Smokies

"Marcia, Marcia Murder - formerly "The Bradley Bunch" - has a family of brothers and sisters left at home alone for the weekend while Mom and Dad take a well-deserved break. Every thing is going well until Marcia, the vain and self-centered daughter - wants everything to be about her. This has the siblings fighting over who is going to put her in her place - or on the floor.
Lucy & Ricky in the Great Smoky Mountains

"Who Dunnit Lucy" stars America's favorite redhead and her husband Ricky Bacardi. She wants to be in his new show and he is bound and determined to not let that happen. But will he go so far as to end her interest by ending her life??

Moonshine theater near Gatlinburg

The third show is very appropriate for the Great Smoky Mountains and its history of moonshining. It is "The Moonshine Murders Good Ol Boys Murder Mystery" and it stars the Luke boys, Boss Boar and his deputy Roscetta P. Ketrain, and the Celebrity Speed Trap Concert starring Elvis. Who could ask for anything more?

Well, there's more. You can win two tickets to any one of the three show by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook contest. Click here - https://www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains - and "Like" the Murder Mystery picture. You can Share and Comment too! The contest runs November 25 through December 1, 2014.

 Come and see the lights of Winterfest, the live Christmas Shows at the area theaters, shop until you drop, fill-up in the area restaurants, and have fun at the attractions in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg. Click here for coupons, a map and more information - http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Enjoy all three Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Shows and all of the fun of the Great Smoky Mountains and have a wonderful holiday season!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


Chrsitmas show in Pigeon Forge

The Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud is on of the most unique shows in the Tennessee Smoky Mountains. Inside the World’s Largest Indoor Lumberjack Sports Arena two logging families - The Dawsons and The McGraws - compete in Lumberjack events to win the rights to log the last remaining timber in the forest that will become the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Attraction in the Smokies
The Springboard Chop
And from November 2014 through January 4th, 2015 you can enjoy "A Smoky Mountain Christmas Story" that combines all of the fun of Christmas and the excitement of the Lumberjack and Timberdog competition. It all starts when Santa sends his best elf to the Great Smoky Mountains in search of the perfect Christmas tree! Of course that perfect tree sits right in the middle of McGraw territory and Dawson country.

It all starts with the Holiday Pre-Show as the Mountain Jacks, an award winning bluegrass band, sing some of your favorite Christmas Carols, tell a few jokes and encourage you to sing along. 

Family fun attraction near Gatlinburg
Log-Rolling Competition
Dog lovers love the Lumberjack Feud
High-flying Timberdog!
Then choose a side and cheer on your lumberjack family as they compete in 18 thrilling events in hopes of getting a Christmas wish from Santa himself!, You will also see the World Champion Timberdogs compete in several events.

ESPN athletes in action
The Speed Climb 

Dining in a restaurant in a Pigeon Forge attraction You will enjoy a traditional holiday menu of oven roasted turkey, baked ham, fluffy mashed potatoes and gravy, home-style stuffing, buttered tri-colored corn, fresh rolls, and the best cobbler in the Smokies, served in a 1930s style mess kit!

 Start a new family tradition and enjoy all the excitement of Christmas with a feud unlike any other! An you can win tickets to The Great Smoky Mountain Lumberjack Feud by entering the Best Read Guide Facebook contest between November 18 and 24, 2014. Click on the Best Read Guide link, https://www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains, and "Like" the Lumberjack Photo. You can Share and Comment if you want. The winner will be announced on our Facebook page at the end of the contest.

For holiday shopping ideas, other Christmas shows to see, and fun attractions check out the Best Read Guide website for coupons, information, event information and more by going to our website at: http://www.bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/.

Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy Holidays!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


The winter months in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee light-up with activities ranging from the Winterfest Lights to fun on the mountain and holiday shows and activities.

All three cities have kicked-off Winterfest with their official lighting ceremonies that turn-on the hundreds of lighted Christmas and winter displays throughout the county.

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge offer "Trolley Tour of Lights" Trolley Tours for the next several months, and Dollywood lights-up the park with 5 million lights and displays with her "Smoky Mountain Christmas".

Pigeon Forge has a huge display at Patriot Park and Gatlinburg greets visitors with the Parkway that is lit from the beginning to the end.

All of the area theaters offer live shows like "The Hatfield & McCoy Christmas Disaster Dinner Show", "Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry", "Christmas at Country Tonite!", "The Lumberjack Feud Christmas Dinner Show", Terry Evanswood adds Christmas wonder to his "Wonders of Magic" show, C.B. and Jill Linn Smith add holiday merriment to the Smith Family Show, there are always spectacular things going on at "Magic Spectacular" and you never know what is going to happen at the "Hazzard County Hoedown". So let the displays and the live entertainment light up your holiday season here in the Smokies.

At the end of November Gatlinburg puts on the "Festival of Trees" at the Convention Center and also puts on the "Winter Magic Tunes & Tales", where you can see, hear and meet storytellers, characters and caroling along the Parkway. Old Mill has an Open House on November 11th, and Smokies Stadium lights up synchronized LED lights at the "Christmas Wonderland at Smokies Stadium".

Enjoy the fun but you can get ready for Christmas by shopping in the Smokies. Tanger Mall runs a big after Thanksgiving sale and the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community puts on a hand-crafted gift show from November 25-30. But the Smoky Mountain cities offer thousands of unique stores and items including wineries, distilleries, and locations like Old Mill Square, Walden's Landing and The Island.

A couple of sports related buzz items include the success of Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, and the groundbreaking for the Cal Ripken Experience in Pigeon Forge.

All of us at Best Read Guide wish you and your family a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014


The Smoky Mountain Opry in Pigeon Forge, TN, is a most spectacular show all year long. But at Christmas the costumes, the performers, the fiber optics show, the white Christmas Lion, and Santa and his Elves make the show merrier, jollier and even more spectacular!

  The Opry has a huge cast of musicians, comedians, singers, dancers, ice skaters and acrobats. Ice skaters?  Yes, there is a pond in the show with ice skaters, but there are also toys that come to life, lasers and snow in the theater, the area's largest living Nativity, and the area's largest live band spotlighting their brass section.

 Your family will not want to miss this show during your visit to the Great Smoky Mountains in November and December.
You will see and hear all of the magic of Christmas from wonderful Chrsitmas music, to Santa's Workshop - where the toys come to life! - incredible jugglers, and amazing Silk Aerialists performing live on stage. 

Experience Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry for you and your family and make it a part of your Winterfest visit to Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. And Best Read Guide is going to help four people see the show for FREE! Simply go to to the Best Read Guide Facebook site at  www.facebook.com/BRGSmokyMountains and "Like" the Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry photo. That's it. Of course you can Comment and Share the photo also. 

We announce the winners on our Facebook page so keep checking. There will be tickets given the week of November 3-10, 2014 and two tickets given away the week of November 11-17, 2014. All tickets will be good through December of 2015!

Celebrate the birth of Christ in the area's largesst Nativity with shepherds, the Magi, live stable animals and flying angels!

And for more Winterfest information or Smoky Mountain fun and coupons, go to the Best Read Guide site at http://bestreadguidesmokymountains.com/

Enjoy your Smoky Mountain holiday and the fun and memories provided by Christmas at the Smoky Mountain Opry!