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EVENTS

We're less than one mile from the Pigeon Forge Parkway

Concert With Confetti

SHABBACH
Youth Conference

SHABBACH
Youth Conference

FEBRUARY 9-11, 2024

If you're attending the Shabbach Youth Conference, make Black Bear Necessities your home away from home. Our overnight cabin rental offers a variety of amenities that cater specifically to the needs of young adults. From our complimentary coffee to our comfortable bedding, we strive to create a relaxing atmosphere for all our guests. Our convenient location puts you in the heart of the action, so you won't miss a beat.

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Make It Count Gymnastics Spectacular

FEBRUARY 16-19, 2024

Welcome to Black Bear Necessities, your premier hotel destination for the annual Make It Count Gymnastics SPECTACULAR competition held in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Let us provide an experience better than the host hotel for this event. We are proud to host athletes and their families from all over the United States. Our dedicated staff is available around the clock to ensure you have a comfortable and memorable stay, equipped with all the amenities you need to rest and recharge before and after the big event!

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Aerobic Gymnastics Show

Make It Count Gymnastics SPECTACULAR

Girl Holding BIble

Christian Youth Conference 
(CYC)

CHRISTIAN
YOUTH
CONFERENCE

(CYC)

FEBRUARY 23-25, 2024

Book an overnight cabin rental stay with us at Black Bear Necessities for an upcoming event hosted by the Christian Youth Conference (CYC). Our hotel is proud to offer a welcoming and comfortable atmosphere for all attendees looking to create unforgettable memories during this exciting program of teaching and empowerment. Contact us today to book your stay.

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Smoky Mountain
WinterFest

MARCH 1-3, 2024

Book a luxurious overnight cabin stay with us at Black Bear Necessities for the Smoky Mountain Winterfest, an amazing weekend discipleship encounter that spans the globe in 23 locations annually. Originally started with a few youth groups just over the mountain at Park Vista Hotel in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, it has become a life-changing spiritual tsunami that you don't want to miss. The event was inspired by God as a “Mountain-Top Moment” and continues to inspire people all over the world.

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Snowy Mountain Sunset

Smoky Mountain
WinterFest

Dance Team

Groove Dance
NATIONAL DANCE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

Groove Dance

NATIONAL DANCE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP

MARCH 8-10, 2024

Looking for a place to stay during the GROOVE DANCE National Dance Team Championship? Look no further than Black Bear Necessities! Our overnight cabin rental is located just minutes away from the venue, making it the perfect choice for competitors and spectators alike. Book now and experience our comfortable accommodations and exceptional service.

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

MARCH 2024
 

Spring Break

MARCH 11-15, 2024

SCHOOLS BY CITY

  • HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA

  • CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE

  • JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE

  • NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

  • KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE

  • WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

Kids Playing Tug of War

2024

Spring
   Break

Black Sports Car

2024

Corvette Expo

MARCH 2024
 

Corvette Expo

MARCH 15-16, 2024

Black Bear Necessities would love to host you and your guests at the upcoming Corvette and All Chevy Car Show! Enjoy the Swap Meet and Car Corral, as well as the chance to cruise the Dragon in your Corvette. We offer comfortable accommodations and a variety of amenities to make your stay enjoyable. Book now to reserve your room for this exciting event!

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Baseball Hats

RIPKEN

EXPERIENCE

Cal Ripken
BASEBALL EXPERIENCE

ST. PATRICK'S DAY TOURNAMENT

MARCH 16 - 17, 2024

We are happy to host your little sluggers at Paw Paws Cabin for your upcoming baseball tournament. With a guaranteed 3+ games, our beautiful 4BD/3BA cabin in the heart of Pigeon Forge, less than 3 minutes from the Ripken Experience Baseball Park, is the perfect place for your family to relax after the games. Close to all of the shops that Pigeon Forge has to offer and it sleeps up to 12. That's 8 adults & 4 kids. When you're not on the fields, enjoy your home away from home with an indoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, +3K arcade games, theater style entertainment, karaoke bar, outside dining and more. Let Black Bear Necessities host your family, book today!

AGE GROUP

10U

11U

12U

MARCH 2024
 

Spring Break

MARCH 18-22, 2024

SCHOOLS BY CITY

  • MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE

  • GREENVILLE, NORHT CAROLINA

  • GREENVILLE, SOUTH CAROLINA

  • BRISTOL, TENNESSEE

Children's Race

2024

Spring
   Break

Happy Couple

2024

Smoky Mountain
Jubilee

Smoky Mountain
Jubilee

2024

MARCH 21-22, 2024

The Smoky Mountain Jubilee is just around the corner and we as Black Bear Necessities will be thrilled to host any attendees of this amazing event at our overnight cabin rental in Pigeon Forge, less than 2 minutes from the LeConte Event Center. Stay with us on March 21-22, 2024 in beautiful Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for two days while you enjoy spiritual inspiration with some of the most respected leaders in the US. Dr. Ralph Sexton, Dr. Joe Arthur, and Dr. CT Townsend are hosting this free event and we would love to take care of your hotel accommodations!

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Kids Playing

2024

Spring
   Break

MARCH 2024
 

Spring Break

MARCH 25-29, 2024

SCHOOLS BY CITY

  • BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

  • CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

  • CINCINNATI, OHIO

  • CLEVELAND, OHIO

  • RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE

  • ROANOKE, VIRGINIA

MARCH 2024
 

Spring Break

MARCH 25-29, 2024

SCHOOLS BY CITY

  • BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA

  • CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

  • CINCINNATI, OHIO

  • CLEVELAND, OHIO

  • DAYTON, OHIO

  • EVANSVILLE, INDIANA

  • INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA

  • DURHAM, NORTH CAROLINA (3/25 - 4/1)

  • KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

  • RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TENNESSEE

  • ROANOKE, VIRGINIA

Two Friends with a Tablet

2024

Spring
   Break

Girl Posing

2024

Spring
   Break

MARCH 2024
 

Spring Break

MARCH 28 - APRIL 1, 2024

SCHOOLS BY CITY

  • LOUSIVILLE, KENTUCKY

april 2024
 

Spring Break

APRIL 1 - 5, 2024

SCHOOLS BY CITY

  • SEVIER COUNTY, TENNESSEE

  • ATLANTA, GEORGI

  • MARIETTA, GEORGIA

  • DEKALB COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • GWINNETT COUNTY, GEORGIA

  • LEXINGTON, KENTUCKY

  • AKRON, OHIO

  • CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

  • ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

  • CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA

  • SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA

  • COLUMBUS, OHIO

  • BRISTOL, VIRGINIA

  • BLUEFIELD, WEST VIRGINIA

Freestyle

2024

Spring
   Break

Church Aisles

Pentecostal Fire 
youth conference

2024

2024
Pentecostal Fire 
youth conference

APRIL 4 - 5, 2024

Stay with Black Bear Necessities when you're in town to experience the power of the Holy Ghost at the Pentecostal Fire Youth Conference, a two-day annual event that brings together young people from all over. Hosted at the LeConte Event Center, it is less than 2 minutes from our overnight rental cabin in the heart of Pigeon Forge. The conference provides opportunities for fellowship, empowerment, and holy Christian living. We are eager to host you at our cabin for this upcoming event. 

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Baseball and Bat

EXPERIENCE

RIPKEN

April Tournaments

Cal Ripken
BASEBALL EXPERIENCE

       TOURNAMENT               DATES             GUARANTEED GAMES     AGE GROUP

           BASES LOADED                     APRIL 13-14, 2024.                           3+ GAMES                                   12U

              THREE STAR                        APRIL 20 - 21, 2024.                         3+ GAMES                            10U, 11U, 12U

          BIG-BEND STATE                  APRIL 27 - 28, 2024.                        3+ GAMES                             9U, 11U, 12U

We are happy to host your little sluggers at Paw Paws Cabin for your upcoming baseball tournament. With a guaranteed 3+ games, our beautiful 4BD/3BA cabin in the heart of Pigeon Forge, less than 3 minutes from the Ripken Experience Baseball Park, is the perfect place for your family to relax after the games. Close to all of the shops that Pigeon Forge has to offer and it sleeps up to 12. That's 8 adults & 4 kids. When you're not on the fields, enjoy your home away from home with an indoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, +3K arcade games, theater style entertainment, karaoke bar, outside dining and more. Let Black Bear Necessities host your family, book today!

april 2024
 

Spring Break

APRIL 15 - 19, 2024

SCHOOLS BY CITY

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. 

Cherry Blossoms

2024

Spring
   Break

NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION

APRIL 11 - 12, 2024

Black Bear Necessities will be proud to host the National Quartet Convention which is all about Gospel Music, this spring. This event offers Gospel Music fans from around the world the opportunity to experience inspiring music in the breathtaking Smoky Mountains. Let Black Bear Necessities take care of your hotel accommodations with our 4BD/3BA Cabin in the heart of Pigeon Forge, less than 2 minutes from the LeConte Center. Stay with us for an unforgettable experience!

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Gospel Choir

2024 NATIONAL QUARTET CONVENTION

Vintage Cars

Pigeon Forge
Spring Rod Run

2024

2024
Rod Run

APRIL 18-20, 2024

Black Bear Necessities is available to host you at the upcoming 2024 Pigeon Forge Spring Rod Run. This exciting automotive swap meet and car show inside and outside the LeConte Event Center. The event features cash giveaways for show cars and celebrity guests, making it perfect for car enthusiasts looking to connect, share ideas, and have a great time. Let us take care of your hotel accommodations at Black Bear Necessities is the ultimate location for your next automotive event.

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Women of Joy
Conference

2024

APRIL 26-28, 2024

Stay with us at Paw Paws Cabin, brought to you by Black Bear Necessities for a weekend you'll never forget! Our property is perfectly situated for attending the Women of Joy Conference, with easy access to all the event’s activities. Our spacious 4 bedrooms provide the perfect place to unwind after a day of worship and connection. You’ll appreciate our comfortable beds that sleep 8 adults and 4 kids, contemporary decor, and thoughtful amenities. Wake up to complimentary coffee and start your day refreshed and ready to experience all that the Women of Joy Conference has to offer. Book your stay with us today!

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Women in Black Shirts

Women of Joy Conference

2024
 

Homeschooling

2024 Teach Them Diligently Conference

Teach Them Diligently Conference
2024

MAY 2 - 4, 2024

Welcome to Black Bear Necessities, the premier overnight cabin rental destination for families and individuals alike. We are proud to offer a comfortable, relaxing and refreshing atmosphere that is perfect for vacations, staycations, and events like the Teach Them Diligently Conference in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Join us for your upcoming homeschooling event, May 2-4, 2024. They have designed this event for families of all sizes and backgrounds to come and experience an enriching and fun-filled time. Our overnight rental cabin is perfect for the event, whose facilities are top-notch, providing you and your loved ones with everything you need to create memories that will last for years to come.

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Baseball in Field

RIPKEN

EXPERIENCE

May Tournaments

Cal Ripken
BASEBALL EXPERIENCE

       TOURNAMENT               DATES             GUARANTEED GAMES      AGE GROUP

                       873                                         MAY 4 - 5, 2024                        3+ GAMES                                 7U & 8U

          MOTHER'S DAY                             MAY 11 - 12, 2024                      3+ GAMES                             10U, 11U, 12U           

          ARMED FORCES DAY                MAY 18 - 19, 2024                     3+ GAMES                            9U, 10U, 11U, 12U

          MEMORIAL DAY CLASSIC        MAY 25 - 27, 2024                    3+ GAMES                          10U, 11U, 12U & 13U

          BLUE RIDGE CLASSIC                MAY 29 - 31, 2024                    3+ GAMES                                  9U & 13U

We are happy to host your little sluggers at Paw Paws Cabin for your upcoming baseball tournament. With a guaranteed 3+ games, our beautiful 4BD/3BA cabin in the heart of Pigeon Forge, less than 3 minutes from the Ripken Experience Baseball Park, is the perfect place for your family to relax after the games. Close to all of the shops that Pigeon Forge has to offer and it sleeps up to 12. That's 8 adults & 4 kids. When you're not on the fields, enjoy your home away from home with an indoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, +3K arcade games, theater style entertainment, karaoke bar, outside dining and more. Let Black Bear Necessities host your family, book today!

2024

The Grand National F100 Show

MAY 16 -18, 2024

Experience the best of Pigeon Forge hospitality at Black Bear Necessities. Our hotel is the perfect accommodation for visitors attending the Grand National F-100 Show, the largest classic Ford Truck show in the world. With our prime location, you’ll be just a stone's throw away from the beautiful LeConte Center. Our comfortable 4 bedroom/3 bath cabin rental features modern amenities that will ensure you have an undisturbed sleep and a refreshing start to your day. Book your stay with us today and enjoy the event to the fullest!

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Truck Bed

2024

The Grand National F100 Show

Kids Jumping into the Lake

Schools Are Out!

See what schools will be out for the summer when you plan your trip to Pigeon Forge. Remember, Black Bear Necessities is here to help you with all of your cabin rental needs. Our 4BD/3BA cabin is well suited for any family visiting the Great Smoky Mountains. Book a stay for a week or more at one of our awesome cabins.

                       MAY 16, 2024                                      MAY 22, 2024                                             MAY 23, 2024                                                MAY 24, 2024                                           MAY 29, 2024        

LOUISVILLE, KY

DEKALB COUNTY, GA

GWINETTEE COUNTY, GA

GREENVILLE, SC

GREENVILLE, NC

JOHNSON CITY, TN

HUNTSVILLE, AL

MARIETTA, GA

INDIANAPOLIS, IN

CINCINNATI, OH

SPARTANBURG, SC

BRISTOL, TN

CHATTANOOGA, TN

KINGSPORT, TN

KNOXVILLE, TN

NASHVILLE, TN

ROANOKE, VA (CITY)

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, TN

ATLANTA, GA

EVANSVILLE, IN

DAYTON, OH

RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN

LEXINGTON, KY

CLEVELAND, OH

                        MAY 30, 2024                              JUNE 4, 2024                               JUNE 6, 2024                             JUNE 7, 2024                        JUNE 10, 2024                              JUNE 17, 2024

SEVIER COUNTY, TN

AKRON, OH

COLUMBUS, OH

BIRMINGHAM, AL

CHICAGO, IL

ROANOKE, VA (COUNTY)

BLUEFIELD, WV

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

ASHVILLE, NC

CHARLOTTE, NC

DURHMAM, NC 

Car Garage

Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge 

Car Show & Swap Meet

Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge 

Car Show & Swap Meet

MAY 30 - JUNE 1, 2024

Looking for the perfect place to stay during the annual Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge Car Show & Swap Meet? Look no further than Black Bear Necessities! Our 4BD/3BA cabin offers convenient access to the event and provides everything you need to make your stay comfortable and memorable. With an indoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, +3K arcade games, karaoke bar and top-notch amenities, we are the perfect choice for anyone visiting Pigeon Forge for this amazing event. Book your stay today and experience the best that Pigeon Forge has to offer!

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

2024

JUNE 18 - 20, 2024

At Black Bear Necessities, we understand that attending the ALJC General Ministry Conference is an important event for our guests. That's why we go above and beyond to ensure that your stay with us is enjoyable and memorable. Our staff is available 24/7 to answer any questions or requests you may have, and our convenient location ensures that you're never more than a few steps away from all the action. We look forward to welcoming you to our overnight cabin rental for this year's ALJC GMC.

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Christian Booklet

2024

Assemblies of the Lord Jesus Christ

General Ministry Conference

Dance Class

2024

Kids Artistic Review

2024

Kids Artistic 
Review

JUNE 22 - 27, 2024

At Black Bear Necessities, we are committed to providing a positive experience for all guests attending the KAR dance competition. Our hotel is conveniently located near the competition venue, and our friendly staff is here to assist you with any requests. We look forward to welcoming you to our 4BD/3BA overnight cabin rental and making your stay a memorable one.

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

2024

Rising Star Confrence

JUNE 22 - 29, 2024

Black Bear Necessities invites you to bask in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains while in town for the 2024 Rising Star Talent National Finals Competition. Our 4BD/3BA cabin is ideally located less than a stones throw to the LeConte Center, to offer a memorable experience to all our guests. We understand that a comfortable stay is paramount, and our highly skilled staff is committed to providing stellar service to make your stay as seamless and enjoyable as possible!

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Artist Performing on Stage

Rising Star 
Conference

2024

Performance Lighting


Applause Talent
National Dance Competition

2024


Applause Talent
National Dance Competition

2024

JULY 6 - 11, 2024

We are proud to welcome the participants and attendees of this week's Applause Talent dance competition to Black Bear Necessities. Our hotel is conveniently located near the LeConte Event Center and offers comfortable accommodations at affordable rates. During your stay, be sure to take advantage of our amenities, including an indoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, karaoke bar, +3k arcade games on a mega arcade gaming system, pool table, bunk beds for kids, a plethora of board games, complimentary premium coffee, and more.

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Kids in Church

ARISE

2024

CONFERENCE

ARISE

2024

CONFERENCE

JULY 15 - 18, 2024

As a premier cabin rental in the heart of Pigeon Forge, we are eager to host attendees for the ARISE YOUTH CONFERENCE 2024. Black Bear Necessities will provide all attendees with a comfortable and memorable stay. Join us from July 17-20, 2023, for an amazing experience alongside teenagers and young adults from across America. Enjoy what ARISE YOUTH Conference calls the Best. Week. EVER with powerful worship services, dynamic preaching, and exciting activities in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains.

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

Baseballs

EXPERIENCE

RIPKEN


Appalachian Adventure Tournament
August 10 - 11, 2024


AGE GROUPS: 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U

Cal Ripken
BASEBALL EXPERIENCE

We are happy to host your little sluggers at Paw Paws Cabin for your upcoming baseball tournament. With a guaranteed 3+ games, our beautiful 4BD/3BA cabin in the heart of Pigeon Forge, less than 3 minutes from the Ripken Experience Baseball Park, is the perfect place for your family to relax after the games. Close to all of the shops that Pigeon Forge has to offer and it sleeps up to 12. That's 8 adults & 4 kids. When you're not on the fields, enjoy your home away from home with an indoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub, +3K arcade games, theater style entertainment, karaoke bar, outside dining and more. Let Black Bear Necessities host your family, book today!

Desert Horse Riding

2024
Great Smoky Mountain
Bronco Stampede

2024
Great Smoky Mountain
Bronco Stampede

AUGUST 16 - 17, 2024

Welcome to Black Bear Necessities, your premier hotel destination for the annual Make It Count Gymnastics SPECTACULAR competition held in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Let us provide an experience better than the host hotel for this event. We are proud to host athletes and their families from all over the United States. Our dedicated staff is available around the clock to ensure you have a comfortable and memorable stay, equipped with all the amenities you need to rest and recharge before and after the big event!

LOCATION: LeCONTE CENTER - PIGEON FORGE, TN

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