Fall Rod Run

Classic car lovers should point their wheels to Pigeon Forge for three days of vintage car shows.

Blue Classic Cars Car Show in Pigeon Forge

September 15-17, 2022

If you love classic cars, put your foot on the gas pedal and head to Pigeon Forge to attend the Fall Rod Run that takes place every September. For three days, car enthusiasts from across the country travel to see the incredibly restored classic cars in town. This annual Pigeon Forge car show typically runs Thursday through Saturday. 

Base out of Margaritaville Island Inn in Pigeon Forge, which is just a mile down the road from the LeConte Center where the Fall Rod Run event is held. In the morning, fuel up with Margaritaville’s complimentary Breakfast in Paradise, a delicious breakfast buffet. Then, join the classic car festivities, spending all day mingling with other car enthusiasts and checking out cars from different eras. 

Prefer to participate from the comforts of your room? Our parkway-facing hotel rooms and suites offer a spectacular, unobstructed view of the Fall Rod Run festivities. Park your seat on the private balcony and watch in awe as vintage models drive up and down the parkway below you. Consider the Parkway Two-Bedroom Suite if you’re traveling in a larger group or the Parkway King, where you can relax amid tropical touches and modern amenities.

Car Show Tickets & Tips

Tickets for Fall Rod Run can be purchased at the start of each day or you can buy a three-day pass on the first day of Fall Rod Run. It’s cash only, so come prepared. Some participants who attend Fall Rod Run are so eager to get the weekend started that the parking lots of hotels on the Pigeon Forge Parkway begin to fill with classic cars on Tuesday of that week. Through the weekend, visitors can enjoy car shows and interactive displays presented by vendors from all over the country.

To beat the crowds in town for the Fall Rod Run, make your hotel and restaurant reservations in advance. You can read about some of our favorite restaurants in Pigeon Forge to get ideas as to where to dine. Don’t miss seeing other Pigeon Forge area attractions while you’re in town, including the fall foliage in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. And if you’re simply looking to relax while your significant other is at the car show, head to St. Somewhere Spa or our hotel pool to lounge away the day.

Terms and Conditions

Not valid for rooms of 8 or more. Taxes and fees are not included. Room reservations do not include entry into the event or local area festivities. Additional restrictions and/or blackout dates may apply.