Yep, most school start closing for summer break around Memorial Day. That's when the crowds startin coming in. I'll be among them. :)
It's been getting pretty crowded on the weekends for while now but as has already been said here in another couple weeks it will be pretty crowded througout the week as well.
Thanks for the info! I noticed that hotel rates seemed to jump starting June 12 so I figured it was probably getting pretty busy by then at least. My kids aren't done w/school until June 10 ~ I keep forgetting that many kids get out earlier than that!
I agree that next weekend will begin the rush (Memorial Day). Some schools are graduating today and tomorrow here in the Chattanooga area, and most schools will be out altogether by next weekend.
We have been to PF many times but never in the summer. What are the crowds like the second week of August?
it is still crowded at that time and HOT. (August)
Sept it slows a little and Oct... Forget it... SO crowded, because it is so beautiful there at that time of year!!! :)
Our family has been to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg the week following Memorial Day for the past several years and it's not been crowded at all. Every year the weather has been nice (not too hot and humid). Also, it's been my experience as a cabin owner that the first week of June is relatively slow and sometimes doesn't book. I guess lots of people are just getting the summer started and don't plan trips that quickly. The last 2 weeks of June through about August 15th tend to be the busiest as far as inquiries and bookings.
I also own a cabin there, but do not rent it out... I am there every year at the end of May until the 2nd week in June and it is Mobbed! But What I read on here a lot is that The local Tenn. kids get out earlier... as does my daughter because she goes to Catholic school.. she is out a week prior to the public... SO maybe the rentals are not up just then and it is still crowded because a lot of locals are in town ESP on weekends wow.... :)
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