We are holding Show and Shine competitions on both days of the event. Participants who register will gain access to the event for one - the driver of the vehicle - and the ability to participate on either or both days. Those who pre-register prior to July 1st will be entered into the prize drawings. We are doing drawings on both days of the event: five participants will receive $100 dollar prizes on each day.
Registration for this event is open.
There are five categories in this years event: Modern Modified, Offroad/Ugly, Vintage Stock, Vintage Modified, and Full Size. In addition, there will be a popular ballot for a People's Choice Award on both days of the event. You will receive a ballot to participate when you check in. We have a lot of ballots to count, so we will only know the results for the People's Choice Award on Saturday. The criteria for the judged categories are as follows:
Modern Modified: Coil Springs - TJ/JK/JL models. This may also be referred to as "Street Modified."
Off-Road/Ugly: All years and models may participate.
Vintage Stock: Leaf Spring, CJ/YJ models. The vehicle must have original suspension, engine, tires, transfer cases, interiors, and so on. Electrical system upgrades are allowed.
Vintage Modified: Modifications include lifts, engine swaps, larger tires, different wheels, changed interiors, and/or swapped transmissions.
Full Size: Models J10-J20, Grand Wagoneer, and other full-size models.
If you are still unsure as to which category your vehicle belongs, please contact us prior to registering.
We have room for approximately 200 vehicles, subject to change. We may close registration earlier if limits are exceeded. Those who register accounts online are asked to respect a five vehicle limit per account. We nevertheless recommend that couples with separate vehicles and groups create accounts for individual participants to simplify check-in.
Friday: We will draw five $100 cash prizes for pre-registered participants. We will also announce our own Top Five Picks for the day!
Saturday: We will have the same drawing and Top Five Picks as before. We will announce winners for the People's Choice Awards. For the five judged categories, we will announce the winners for both Friday and Saturday: there will be a First Place and Runner Up for each category.
Until July 1st, the price will be: $60/vehicle. This includes 2-day admission for the driver and entry into the prize drawings.
After July 1st: If we still have availability, prices may be subject to change. Admission will still be included, but entries into the prize drawings will be closed.
We will have more details concerning check-in closer to the day of the event. The City of Pigeon Forge is constructing a new lot adjacent to the center, which may affect the flow of check-in and where the designated Show and Shine area will be located. We will have more details closer to the day of the event. Those who pre-register will be notified via social media and email with additional information as it becomes available.
Changes and Refund Policy
Registration forms completed and paid for are final: they cannot be changed or refunded. Please contact us if your submitted forms contain errors.
The price of admission is $12 per person over the age of 10. Children 10 years of age or younger may attend freely. Admission is daily. If you wish to attend both days of the event, you must purchase a ticket for each day or a two day pass.
Can I purchase tickets in advance?
We intend to make online ticketing available soon! You may register or log in with us. If you are logged in, you may visit our ticketing portal once tickets become avaiable. We will also notified registered users by email whenever tickets are available.
Are tickets cash only on the day of the event?
No! We can process payments by credit or redeem online tickets inside of The LeConte Center itself. We also accept cash.
Are there any additional fees?
We assess a sales tax on behalf on any sales we make during the course of the event. The combined sales tax at our venue - located in Sevier County, Tennessee - is 9.75%. There are additional transaction fees for card processing; however, given the comparatively high sales tax, we pay transaction fees out of our own pocket. Online ticketing fees are yet to be determined.
Will there be a Show and Shine competition?
We are holding a Show and Shine competition which will take place over the weekend, both Friday the 23rd and Saturday the 24th. We have five participation categories and a People's Choice Award as as well! We will have additional information available closer to the day of the event.
Is admission included in the Show and Shine competition?
Drivers of registered vehicles will have full access to the rest of the event. Other vehicle occupants will need to purchase tickets separately.
Can I enter my Chevrolet, Ford, other non-Jeep into the competitions and events?
Yes! We intend to make purchases for VIP parking available soon. The City of Pigeon Forge has constructed a new lot adjacent to The LeConte Center which will allow for us to expand our event this year.
Is there a list of events for each day?
We are still several months away from the event. We will post a more detailed schedule of events closer to the event.
Can I bring outside food and drink?
No. The LeConte Center has its own concession facilities and disallows outside food and drink within their facility. The center itself is within walking distance of a large complex with a variety of restaurants. We ask that you respect the policies of the facility, which is available on The LeConte Center FAQ page.
Can I bring a pet/animal?
The LeConte Center only permits certified service animals indoors. You are welcome to bring pets so long as they remain outdoors.