Ole Smoky Moonshine in Gatlinburg is the most visited distillery in the United States. You can tour the facility, learn about how moonshine is made, sample various flavors, and shop for Ole Smoky brand merchandise.
In addition to shopping for moonshine and merchandise, you can often sit and enjoy some bluegrass music for free! The artists perform on a stage located in the central of what is known as “Moonshine Holler.”
Not just any bluegrass. We can verify from personal experience that the artists performing on the stage in Moonshine Holler are some of the best bluegrass bands in the world, some of whom have traveled the world playing stages throughout Europe and anywhere there is a stage and audience.
Some of the bluegrass artists you will see at Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler include Monroeville, Midnight Run, and Firewater Junction. As mentioned above, these are some of the best bluegrass bands in the world. You will not be disappointed!
There is plenty of seating in front of the stage. The sound is amazing, and you have a great view of the artists no matter where you sit. So grab a seat and enjoy the show!
You can also walk up to the upper level and get a great aerial view of the crowd and performers.
The upper level also gives you a great view of downtown Gatlinburg, looking out onto the street. In addition to Ole Smoky, there are various other shops and eating establishments, such as Mellow Mushroom, located in or around the holler.
During the holiday season, the holler is well dressed up. Here you can see their street side display for the 2021 Halloween holiday. Gatlinburg takes its holiday decorations seriously, and Ole Smoky is no exception!
The Ole Smoky store is a GREAT place to shop for a unique gift for a loved one. The store has a fantastic selection of t-shirts, caps and other accessories. Oh yeah…and moonshine! Ole Smoky has everything from high proof clear moonshines to lower proof sipping creams (which are really delicious!).
In summary, Ole Smoky Moonshine Holler is a must visit on your trip to Gatlinburg. Whether you’re looking to hear some fine bluegrass music, shop for a unique gift, or taste some moonshine, this is the place to be!