The Bullseye Preparedness & Outdoors Expo
Phone: 740-352-8542, Kevin Murphy
Pigeon Forge, TN - The Bullseye Preparedness & Outdoors Expo is a targeted market tradeshow open to the public allowing preparedness and outdoors vendors and exhibitors of multiple varieties the opportunity to connect directly with consumers in order to facilitate commerce, launch new product lines, gather feedback, and network with industry peers. In addition; vendors and exhibitors will be offering a variety of presentations, demonstrations, and classes to attendees, many of which are offered at no additional cost.
Sevier County Emergency Management Agency Communications Officer Todd Spence will be hosting a special presentation on the recent wildfire that swept through Gatlinburg and the surrounding areas in late November 2016 titled “What We Learned” on both June 10 and June 11, 2017.
Bullseye Preparedness & Outdoors Expo is dedicated to providing vendors, exhibitors, and attendees a safe, family friendly environment conducive to the expansion of knowledge, promotion of quality products and services, and fostering the spirit of connecting with the outdoors.
Bush's Vistor Center
Discover the place where it all began. Come on down to our Visitor Center in Chestnut Hill, Tennessee, where you can trace the values and events that made Bush's what it is today. And it's all housed in the original A.J. Bush & Company general store founded in 1897. Get a sneak peek at what goes into making our famous beans. • See the Bush's Theater, featuring Jay Bush and his dog Duke on the big screen as they star in the fun-loving movie "History of Grilling" • Take a walk through a giant replica can of Bush's Baked Beans, showing the bean's journey from beginning to end • Get a view into Duke's Doghouse for a behind-the-scenes look at Duke's antics • Learn your weight in beans and snap a photo with Duke • Learn about tools from Bush's original canning process in 1908 • View a timeline of Bush Brothers & Company; how the company changed with the times and reached customers, as well as the local community, throughout the years Sit down, relax and enjoy a variety of homemade dishes, Southern specialties and even bean desserts! Make sure you try our pinto bean pie. Our old-fashioned General Store is open for shopping to pick up goodies, gifts, Bush's products and souvenirs. Plenty of assorted candy and Jay and Duke memorabilia are also available. Visit our Online General Store anytime to shop a selection of our favorite products. We're only 40 miles or so from Knoxville, and it's free to enter, so grab your family and come visit ours. We'd love to show you the legacy A.J. and Sally Bush created so long ago
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Townsend, TN - Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, located in the peaceful gateway community of Townsend, celebrates the history of East Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains and is dedicated to preserving the region’s unique culture. Through an assortment of artifacts dating from 3000 B.C. to the 1930’s, visitors catch a glimpse of Native American life and its pottery, hunting weapons, ceremonial dress, and masks representing the Cherokee seven clans. Visitors can learn about both Native American and Euro-American life through three-dimensional displays, interactive exhibits, media presentations and a historic village of authentic log cabins, cantilever barns, country church, wheelwright shop, underground still house, sawmill, grainery, smokehouse and more.
Museum of the Cherokee Indians
Cherokee, NC - Welcome! Detsadanilvga
“To preserve and perpetuate the history, culture, and stories of the Cherokee.”
Located on tribal land in the Great Smoky Mountains, this non-profit organization tells the story of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, whose ancestors lived in these mountains for more than ten thousand years.
Preserving the past and linking you to Cherokee people today
In addition to preserving the past through exhibits, collections, and archives, the museum connects your group with the living traditions and Cherokee people of today through the Cherokee Experience. Spend a day or a week learning hands-on crafts from tribal members, dancing, eating native food, and walking nature trails in the mountains, guided by tribal elders.
Revitalizing our traditions
The museum reaches beyond its walls to help tribal members revitalize traditions of stamped pottery, Cherokee dance, finger weaving with beads, rivercane basketry and more. By sponsoring the Warriors of AniKituhwa, the museum has helped bring to life Cherokee dances from three centuries ago and has enabled these cultural ambassadors to travel to the National Museum of the American Indian, Colonial Williamsburg, Quebec, Germany, the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, and throughout the Southeast.
GSMA members will receive a 10% discount on admission.
Gatlinburg, TN -
A mountaintop of fun, excitement, and beauty is waiting for you high above Gatlinburg, TN!
Discover the wonderful activities Ober Gatlinburg offers year-round! Join the millions who have boarded the 120 passenger Aerial Tramway for breathtaking views of downtown Gatlinburg and the surrounding Smoky Mountains. The Swiss-Made Tramway will transport you above the trees 2.1 miles to the mountain top where you can dine, shop and play in one convenient location. With activities for all seasons and ages, your group will be delighted to leave the sidewalks behind and experience the views.
Outdoor Gravity Park
Pigeon Forge, TN - Outdoor Gravity Park is a new adventure destination in Pigeon Forge featuring zorbing, an attraction straight out of New Zealand. Renovated and reopened at the old Zorb location, we have extended the length of the hill, added new track options and now feature a whole new attraction, the Fishpipe. Outdoor Gravity Park is the only place in America you can experience all of these outrageous attractions. If you are planning your vacation to Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, Outdoor Gravity Park is a fun and affordable way to slip, slide, and get wet!
Outdoor Gravity Park is family owned and operated. We truly care about our each of our customer’s experiences and your opinions shape the way we function. We were inspired to bring this attraction back to the states while on a family trip to New Zealand. It took years to manifest the dream but we knew that this was something everyone would love and experience that should not be missed.
GSMA members will receive a $12.95 per person discount.
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies
Gatlinburg, TN - Experience the amazing aquatic world up-close at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Marvel at 12-foot sharks, giant sea turtles, thousands of exotic sea creatures and playful penguins swimming as you enjoy the state-of-the-art clear underwater tunnels throughout! The ultimate underwater experience without getting wet! Family fun, interactive, dive/feeding shows & much more! Open 365 days a year.
Townsend, TN - Carved over tens of thousands of years in one of the earth's oldest mountain chains, Tuckaleechee Caverns at Townsend, Tenn., are known as the "Greatest Site Under the Smokies". Estimated to be between 20 to 30 million years old, the Caverns are rich in history and lore in recent years as well.