The 2013 Shades of the Past car show in Pigeon Forge, TN is one of the largest annual car shows that takes place in Pigeon Forge Tennessee each year around Labor Day.
The 2013 Shades of the Past car show will be held September 6-7 at Dollywood’s Splash Country, which has proven to be an excellent venue for this extremely popular Pigeon Forge car show!
To help you prepare for this incredible Pigeon Forge car show, we’ve put together this ultimate guide to provide details on location, lodging, registration, spectating, parking, and more so you’ll know exactly what to expect before you arrive!
The Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup consists of rods, classics, and customs up to 1972 so you can expect to see all sorts of Deuce Coupes, ’57 Chevys, roadsters, and more. Many of the vehicles are original, preserved, classics while others are modified into modern works of art. If you love classic vehicles of any make and model then this is definitely one of the best car shows in the country to attend as it has been taking place annually since 1983!
As mentioned above, the location of the actual car show is at Dollywood’s Splash Country. The water park closes for the season the day after Labor Day, which means the entire parking lot and water park plays host to Shades of the Past! With Splash Country being located off the parkway, this helps cut down on traffic concerns that many have voiced over the years after prior Shades of the Past events. It’s arguably the best location of any Pigeon Forge car show. To locate Splash Country via a GPS, please use 1198 McCarter Hollow Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37862. Located to the right is Google’s map as well to give a general idea of the location.
Shades of the Past Registration Form
If you would like to register your vehicle to participate in the 2013 Shades of the Past Hot Rod Roundup in Pigeon Forge, TN you’ll need to wait until their official registration opens. You can check the Shades of the Past website at http://www.shadesofthepast.com/ or check back here and we’ll post the link to the registration form as soon as they make it available
Shades of the Past Car Show Map
Click on the map to the right to see the full layout of the 2013 Shades of the Past Car Show in Pigeon Forge, TN. The map shows the locations for parking, vendors, main show site, portalets, judging area, registration, entertainment, and more at Dollywood’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge. Also shown on the map are the additional parking areas that are located off of Dollywood’s property but still within Walking Distance.
If you just plan to attend Shades of the Past Pigeon Forge Tennessee as a spectator, the cost is $10 per day per person while kids 12 and under are free. There are three options for parking to visit the Shades of the Past Car Show at Splash Country:
- On Teaster Lane, just down the road from the Inn at Christmas Place, is the City of Pigeon Forge Municipal Parking Lot with over 3,000 free parking places for spectators. City trolleys will run to and from the show entrance for a fee of 50 cents per person each way. Small children that can ride in laps are typically free.
- On Veterans Blvd near the Dollywood entrance, there are over 15 acres of free parking within walking distance to Splash Country.
- A portion of Dollywood’s guest parking lot F will be available at $8 per car per day. Dollywood trams will run to and from the show entrance at no extra charge.
Along with the official show site at Splash Country, you will see numerous hot rods and classic cars cruising and parked all up and down the Pigeon Forge parkway. Many people spend the majority of their time roaming the parkway throughout the week and weekend. Just about everywhere you look in Pigeon Forge, you’ll find some incredible rides throughout the Shades of the Past week.
Shades of the Past is Fun for the Whole Family
Shades of the Past is historically one of the best car shows for people of all ages. There are no alcoholic beverages allowed at the event and the music played is clean, good-ole, oldies. While the classic cars bring back memories for many people, it provides the perfect place to share those memories with the younger generations!