Visiting in June? Don’t Miss the 2019 Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival

The summer months are some of the most popular times for a visit to Gatlinburg because there are plenty of things to do in the Smokies. While the region’s beautiful natural wonders are the focal point of most trips to the Smoky Mountains, the area is also known to throw a great party! If you happen to be visiting in June, you may want to check the Visitor’s Bureau for local happenings during your trip.


The Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival is one such festival you won’t want to miss. Clocking in for the fifth straight year, this boozy bash continues to grow each summer. It’s one of the most popular events for locals in the month of June, and if you’re visiting the area during that time, it’s worth your while to check it out. Here are the details:


So What is It?


The Hops in the Hills Craft Beer Festival has lately become known as one of the best things to do in the Smokies. However, if you’re not local, you may be scratching your head as to what exactly goes on at this hoppin’ festival! At its roots, the Craft Beer Festival is a gathering of all the area’s best breweries. Patrons have the opportunity to sample local beer, listen to live music and snag prizes from some of the event’s biggest sponsors. There are also a variety of special events taking place on the weekend. Best of all, the week’s festivities are in close proximity to many of the cabins in the Smokies so you can explore by foot!

Schedule of Events


The party lasts all week long from June 17-22, 2019. During the week, each day is committed to a certain brewery in the area. On Friday the festival ups the ante with a Brew Crawl and Poker run, and Saturday boasts a brew festival in the streets! Over 25 regional breweries are participating in this fun event so you’ll have ample opportunity to sample some of the finest beers around town! This festival is definitely one of the best things to do in the Smokies.


What Are My Options for Cabins in the Smokies??

While the festival is certainly fun, there are a few details you’ll need to lock down before booking your tickets. Our cabins in the Smokies are a real treat and will give you the feel of living like some of the area’s earliest settlers. True log cabins are available in all shapes and sizes to fit any group comfortably. Large spaces (like A Walk in the Clouds and Morning Glory) sleep over 10 guests and are perfect for large groups like bachelorette parties or family reunions. With modern interiors and bonus features like a hot tub and game room, you can’t go wrong with these comfy cabin selections.


If you’re traveling with a smaller group, one or two bedroom cabins (like Tina Marie’s or Heaven Sent) are just the ticket. Still offering all the amenities and landing a short commute from all the action, you’ll find them the perfect homebase for your stay. Call Diamond Mountain Rentals and book your cabin today!

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