River Raft Regatta-July 4th, 2019

On July 4th, a fun and creative event called the “River Raft Regatta” returned to Gatlinburg Tennessee. Participants enter in their own floatable creations or purchase rubber ducks to race down the Little Pigeon River. This year’s River Raft Regatta had many very creative floats that spoke of the love of Gatlinburg, but there was…

How To Maypole Dance

Another big German tradition for Oktoberfest is a Maypole dance! With just three simple steps, you can create this dance for many to enjoy during the celebration. Put the maypole together. To do this you will need a tall pole and strong ribbons. First, plant the pole in the desired spot. Second, attach the ribbons…

How To Wear Lederhosen & Dirndls

When it comes to bringing out-of-the-country ideas into our festivals in the United States, we need to do a lot of research. There are many kinds of European traditions that are used within our borders. One of those traditions is Oktoberfest brought in from Germany.   Oktoberfest is a yearly autumn festival held in Munich,…