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When Pigeon Forge launched Wilderness Wildlife Week more than 25 years ago, there were four programs on a single Saturday afternoon.  Wilderness Wildlife Week has now expanded into a nearly week-long event with all ages and abilities in mind.  

Group hiking in the mountains.

The home base for the programs in 2019 will be at LeConte Center in Pigeon Forge.  Classes offered this year include: Moonshine: Spirited, Sweet and Savory with distiller Keener Shanton; Cherokee Myths and Truths; Wildflowers of Tennessee; bird banding; Waterfalls of the Smoky Mountains.

The event hosts vendors at various times throughout the event.  The event features live music as well Boogertown Gap, The Knoxville Area Dulcimer Club, a Gospel Choir, and Ballads of the Appalachians are all scheduled to perform.

Einstein Simplified, a local improv group, will perform a Wilderness-Related comedy show on Wednesday evening.

Best of all, Wilderness Wildlife week is completely free to experience!  Come down for seminars, demonstrations, hands-on activities and so much more.

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