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Festival Coordinator

John LaBissoniere

Location of Services

Gatlinburg Convention Center
234 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

First Service

7:30 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 16


Hotel/Motel tax for the area is 12.75%, State Sales Tax is 9.75%

The Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge/Sevierville area is one of the most popular vacation and honeymoon locations in the United States. It is also the gateway to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Come and enjoy a spiritually rewarding Feast as you celebrate with fellow brethren in a peaceful, safe environment amid beautiful autumn colors. Here is information to help you make your plans.

Feast Services and Activities: Along with daily services, special seminars and Bible studies, we expect to have a special family dinner and dance event, which combines hosting the senior citizen’s buffet and family and teen dance. Other activities and events will be announced later on the UCG members website at

Daily Temperature: The average daily high temperature is 69 degrees and a low of 56 degrees during October.

Housing: Accommodations include motels, efficiencies, one to three bedroom condominiums and fully furnished homes and chalets. Prices range from $45 to $200 per night.

Dining: Over a hundred restaurants are on hand throughout the area. Anything from a pizza to a perfectly done steak, or even the latest in regional cuisine is available for your dining pleasure.

Entertainment: The area provides a unique range of entertainment, arts, shopping and attractions. You can choose live music or theater, dinner shows or dancing. Even walking along the lively main street in Gatlinburg during the afternoon or evening can be enjoyable. You can watch artists and artisans at their easels and pottery wheels throughout the vibrant crafts community in the galleries downtown or on the eight mile long crafts loop that begins just outside of town. Numerous activities are also available for the whole family in the nearby Pigeon Forge and Sevierville areas. These include family shows, miniature golf courses, go-kart tracks, shopping and much more.

The Great Outdoors: A large part of what makes the area so attractive is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It offers 800 square miles of spectacular flora, fauna and outdoor activities. There are over 900 miles of hiking trails so you can explore forests and waterfalls while enjoying stunning mountain vistas.

Parking and Trolley Service: Parking fees range from $5-$18 per day. Trolley service is available in Gatlinburg from 8:30 a.m. to midnight during October. The fare is 50 cents each time you board the trolley (exact change is required). A trolley pass can be purchased for $2 per day for unlimited access to downtown routes. The trolley pass can be purchased at Gatlinburg City Hall or Welcome Centers located on the trolley routes. Trolleys can take you directly to the convention center. Special routes are available for an additional fee to the Arts and Crafts Community, to a portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Dollywood family amusement park.

Location of Services: Gatlinburg Convention Center, 234 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, Tennessee, 37738.

John LaBissoniere

As information about the Feast Site is updated it will be posted here.

You can also sign up for Festival email updates!


We are in need of pianists for hymns and Chorale music at the Feast in Gatlinburg this year. At the present time we have no pianists. If you are interested in serving in the capacity, please contact Ken Shoemaker as soon as possible at or (937) 779-7690.

Thanks and regards, John LaBissoniere Festival Coordinator—Gatlinburg 2016

Feast of Tabernacles—Gatlinburg 2016

Family Events


Greetings Brethren!


We are planning two (2) exciting and enjoyable family events at this year’s Feast in Gatlinburg!


(1) Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies.This is our “Family Day” activity which will take place on Wednesday afternoon, October 19th. This will be an exciting and enjoyable experience for all ages! You will see a giant sea turtle, playful penguins and thousands of other colorful and exotic sea creatures! You will also experience clear underwater tunnels—which is the ultimate underwater experience without getting wet! You can explore the lush world of the Tropical Rainforest, Ocean Realm and the Coral Reef and see the best shark exhibit in Shark Lagoon! Kids can also have hands-on fun in the Discover Center! Plus, you can see the new Pearl Harbor exhibit featuring models of WW-2 ships and planes as well as marine life native to Hawaii … and much more!


Join fellow brethren at this fun, exciting venue for a greatly reduced price. Please use the order form below. Payment must be received by September 27th. Important: no discount ticket sales for this activity will take place at the Feast since we must provide the final ticket quantity to Ripley's Aquarium before the Feast begins.


Adult (age 12-up)  $21.50 (regular price $31.28)

Child (age 6-11)    $12.25 (regular price $17.87)

Child (age 2-5)        $5.25 (regular price $8.93)

Child (under age 2, free)



(2) Family Fest” Buffet Dinner, Talent Showcase and Dance. This new, special event will be held in the Gatlinburg Convention Center on Thursday evening, October 20th. It will be an enjoyable time of fun, food and fellowship with your spiritual family. Attire for the evening will be dressy casual. Seniors, this event will replace the senior’s luncheon we have had in past years and will include you in with the larger Feast family!


From 5:00-6:30 p.m. enjoy a fabulous family buffet dinner enhanced with live instrumental background music while fellowshipping with your brethren. The menu will include: beef tips in gravy, grilled chicken teriyaki, jasmine rice, garlic mashed potatoes, steamed vegetable medley, tossed green salad, assorted dinner rolls and butter, chef’s choice dessert buffet (featuring a variety of delicious cakes and pies), coffee, iced tea, milk and ice water. There will be four (4) buffet serving lines so you won’t have to wait in line for long!


From 6:30-7:30 p.m. you will be entertained by your fellow brethren in our Talent Showcase!


The Family Dance takes place from 7:45-10:30 p.m. Get out on the dance floor and dance to your heart’s content. Our experienced DJ will keep you smiling and dancing. The music volume will be low enough to allow for conversations at the tables throughout the room. We will also have table and card games available for those who prefer to converse and mingle rather than dance.


Younger children will have an area in the room where they will be able to do supervised arts and crafts. We will also have party favors for them and other surprises! (Parents will still need to oversee their children throughout the evening).


A photo area will be available with a special prop to add to the fun. Shoot some pictures and take home enjoyable memories of the family and friends with whom you spent the Feast!


Buffet prices (includes all evening’s activities):

Adult (age12-up) $18.00 ($15.00 meal, $3.00 tip)

Child (age 4-11)    $9.00 ($7.50 meal, $1.50 tip)

Child (age 3 and under) eat free from parent’s plate


If you choose not to purchase the buffet meal the cost for the evening is $10 per person or $30 per family.


All prices are lower than the actual cost of the event in the hope that everyone who would like to attend will be able to do so. Donations are welcome to help cover the costs and to help others attend.


After dinner, refreshments will be available which will include chips, popcorn, pretzels, lemonade, punch and ice water. Soft drinks will also be available at vending machines in the facility.


We have a limit of 400 people for the buffet so purchase your tickets soon by using the order form below. Ticket requests and payment must be received by September 27th. Important: there will be no ticket sales for the buffet at the Feast since we must provide the final meal quantities to the facility before the Feast begins.


Tickets for both Ripley's Aquarium and “Family Fest” will be available for pick up at the “Activities Booth” at the Feast. Finally, if you think you can’t afford to attend these events, please inform Keith Wilson at the email or phone number below by September 27th and we’ll see how we can help.


John LaBissoniere

Festival Coordinator—Gatlinburg 2016




Feast of Tabernacles—Gatlinburg 2016

Family Events Tickets


Family Events                                                         Number of Tickets            Cost/Amount


"Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies


Adult (age 12-up)         $21.50                                   _______                  ___________

Child (age 6-11)           $12.25                                   _______                  ___________

Child (age 2-5)              $5.25                                   _______                  ___________


“Family Fest” Buffet Dinner, Talent Showcase and Dance   


Adult (age 12-up)        $18.00                                    _______                  ___________

Child (age 4-11)            $9.00                                   _______                  ___________

Without buffet meal:  $10.00 person                           _______                  ___________

Without buffet meal:  $10.00 family

(give the number of people in family)  _____

Total   ___________

Contribution to help cover expenses/help others attend (optional) >>>>                   ___________


Grand Total   ___________ 


Please make your check payable to “UCG Pittsburgh.”


Please print out this form, fill it in and mail it with your check by September 27th to:


UCG Pittsburgh

c/o Keith Wilson

509 Central Ave.

Washington, PA 15301


For questions, contact Keith Wilson by email at or telephone at (724) 228-2186. We will confirm the receipt of your ticket(s) purchase either by mail, email or phone call. Your tickets will be available for pick up at the “Activities Booth” at the Feast.

2016 information coming soon

2016 information coming soon

2016 information coming soon

East Side Motel

865 436-7569
315 East Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

$55        1-4 persons

Features: h, sf, p,kq, ac, fw, must stay 7 nights to get this rate, 20 units available


Holiday Inn Smoky Mountain resort 

(407) 395-6623
404 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Online reservations go to and enter ID: 100198555. 

Features: h, a, sf,w, ip, op, kq, ac, e, fw, or, n, Call the number above and ask for the rate code: ILIZP. Applicable taxes is 12.75%. Oversized spa tub, private porch, fitness center, game room, spa. 


Laurel Inn Condos

(865) 436-0439
(800) 548-2076
354 Holly Ridge Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

$89        1br, 1-4 people

$129     2 br, 2-6 people

Features: a, sf, l, hr, p, op, kq, ac, e, fw, n, 0.7 miles from site, cleaning fees: $25 - 1br, $35 - 2 br. 


Microtel Inn

(865) 436-0107
(866) 399-0107
211 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

$69        1-2 people, queen bed

$89        1-4 people, 2 rooms, 1 queen bed & pull out sofa.

$99         Suite 2 rooms, 1-4 people, 2 queen beds. 

Features: h, sf, hr, p, wf, w, fg, ac, s, e, fw, cb, bed for extra person is $6. Within walking distance (0.1 miles) to the Feast site. Reservation code is “Feast of Tabernacles 2016”. 


Motel 6

(865) 436-7813
309 Owenby St.
Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

$30        2 queen beds

$40        2 queen beds

Features: h, sf, p, kg, ac, fw, cb, U17F, distance is 0.7 miles, trolley stop at hotel


Mountain Shadows Resort

(800) 797-9201
1901 E. Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

$119        1-4 people studio 

$136        1-4 people, 1 bedroom

$144.50 - $153    2-6 people, 2 bedrooms

$212 - $255    2-8 people, 3-7 bedrooms

Features: a, l, st, p, kg, ac, n, trolley at the bottom of the hill and free parking. Also, 4-6 bedroom units available. Distance to Feast site is 7 miles. 


Oak Square

(865) 436-7582
(800) 423-5182
685 River Rd
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

$89        1br, 1-4 people

$129    2 br, 2-6 people

Features: a, sf, l, hr, p, ip, kq, ac, e, fw, n, 0.5 miles from site, fireplaces, cleaning fees: $25 - 1br, $35 - 2 br. 


Olde Gatlinburg rentals

(865) 430-3700
(888) 432-3701
306 Baskins Creek Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

$89        1br, 1-4 people

$129        2 br, 2-6 people

Features: h, a, sf, l, hr, p, ip, kq, fw, n, 0.5 miles from site, fireplaces, cleaning fees: $25 - 1br, $35 - 2 br. 


Reagan Inn

(865) 436-5607
(800) 933-8674
938 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

$90        1-4 people

Features: h, r, e, sf, p, kg, ac, fw, cb, The above rate is based on a seven night stay. Hotel is located next door to convention center. All rooms have refrigerators. 


Royal Town House

(865) 436-5818
(800) 433-8792
937 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

$65        Sunday - Thursday, 1-4 persons

$80        Friday & Saturday, 1-4 persons

Features: h, sf, w, ac, fw, 1 minute walk to convention center, all rooms have refridgerater. 


Sidney James Mountain Lodge

(865) 436-7851
(800) 876-6888
610 Historic Nature Trail
Gatlinburg,TN 37738

$84 - $89        1-4 people

Features: h, r, sf, l, hr, p, ip, kq, ac, s, e, fw, 0.4 miles from site, trolley stop infront of hotel, all rooms have a refridgerator & coffee maker, fitness room, sauna, 40 units available