Gatlinburg and Other TN Festival and Events Take Gold, Silver and Bronze
The Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau was recently awarded the Grand Pinnacle Award (Silver) during the International Festivals and Events Association Haas & Wilkerson Pinnacle Awards Ceremony in Pittsburgh, PA. The CVB, which took five awards in all, was honored for its annual Gatlinburg Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade. This year’s event will be held on December 6,and will feature lighted floats, marching bands, equestrian units, helium balloons and Santa Claus, of course!
Tennessee festivals earned 58 awards in all. Other event producers honored included:
City of Pigeon Forge Office of Special Events: 15 Awards
Friends of the Festival/Riverbend Festival in Chattanooga: 13 Awards
Sevierville Chamber of Commerce/ Bloomin' BBQ & Bluegrass Festival: 12
Memphis in May International Festival: 9 Awards
Clarksville Convention and Visitors Bureau/Rivers & Spires Festival: 4 Awards
For a list of all events awarded, click here.
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