SEC Fans Love Sevierville | Southeastern Conference Football Trip


With spectacular views, friendly fellow fans, and oodles of budget-friendly places to have fun, eat, and sleep, Sevierville wins weekends however your team scores.

If you’re traveling to Tennessee to cheer on your favorite Southeastern Conference football team this fall, make your trip even more enjoyable with a stay in Sevierville. Just a short jaunt from Knoxville, Dolly Parton’s hometown is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Here are just a few ideas inspired by a range of gameday moods.

Great Smoky Mountains

Want to talk football? Mingle with fellow fans at Quaker Steak & Lube, a family-friendly sports bar where the indoor/outdoor brickyard has a vibrant energy. The menu serves gameday fare including “the best wings in the Smoky Mountains” with a choice of over 25 different sauces, burgers, nachos, loaded fries, ribs, and so much more. Other options include the Sevierville locations of national favorites Dave & Buster’s and Buffalo Wild Wings.

Too worked up to sit still? Head to Trotter’s Whole Hog BBQ, and unwind while enjoying their massive selection of regional beers available from a pour-your-own tap system. Then dig into a platter of fresh smoked, locally sourced pulled pork.

Cheer a win over craft beer at family-friendly pubs like The Casual Pint or Iron Forge Brewing Co. , with Italian-style wines made using Tennessee grapes at Hillside Winery, sweet dessert wines at Apple Barn Winery, or with a tasting flight of craft spirits at Shine Girl, Old Tennessee Distilling Co., Tennessee Shine Co., or Tennessee Legend.

Taste victory—or at least award-winning food—at Sevierville’s top-rated restaurants. Head to Graze Burgers for grass-fed beef patties (plus TVs to watch a game), Buddy’s BBQ for scrumptious barbecue, Applewood Farmhouse for hearty Southern fare, Seasons 101 for fresh, seasonally inspired dishes, or The Appalachian for southern cuisine with a modern twist. If victory tastes especially sweet, indulge in fresh-churned soft-serve at Cruze Farm Dairy or candied apples, apple pies, and other treats at The Apple Barn Cider Mill & General Store. Whatever you crave to eat, restaurant options abound.

Great Smoky Mountains
Great Smoky Mountains

Console a loss with a hike on trails through the Sevierville Greenways or Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Walking in the woods and alongside gurgling waterways is a soothing reminder that nature prevails and the sun will rise again!

Stay where it’s easy to hop on and off the highway for travel between Sevierville and Neyland Stadium. Clarion Inn Willow River boasts indoor and outdoor pools plus a soothing hot tub. Two Rivers Landing RV Park, a luxury resort near the French Broad River, is a dog-friendly option with amenities like free WiFi, cable TV, and great views. Riverside RV Park, a laid-back, dog-friendly resort along the Little Pigeon River, offers shaded campsites, free cable and WiFi, an on-site arcade, plus a general store.

Inspired by watching players? The whole family can feel like athletes racing around a wide-open track at NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains, jumping on 60 different trampolines at Sevier Air Trampoline & Ninja Warrior Park, shooting pool at the new East Tennessee Billiards, duckpin bowling at The Pines Downtown, putting the 18-hole course at Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Mini-Golf, or zip-lining hundreds of feet above the ground at Foxfire Mountain Adventures.

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