Jeep Invasion to move indoors at LeConte Center

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Jeep expo/photo by Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion

PIGEON FORGE (press release)—More than 750 Jeeps and several thousand Jeep aficionados will come to Pigeon Forge for the Great Smoky Mountain Jeep Invasion Aug. 29 in the LeConte Center at Pigeon Forge. The event is open to the public. Tickets are $5.00.

Local and national Jeep parts vendors selling accessories and suppliers of outdoor and off-road products will be part of the event. Early vendor registrants are from Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, South Carolina, Virginia and Michigan. The event’s “All Jeep Show” will have vehicles on display for judging in several competition categories.

The 2014 event drew between 1,500 and 2,000 participants and spectators from 17 states, some as distant as Wisconsin and New York. Contingents from Jeep clubs in New York and Illinois also attended.

The club is headquartered in Maryville, Tenn. and has more than 850 members.

Its first Jeep Invasion was in Townsend in 2013. The second one was in Pigeon Forge in 2014. Both were outdoor events.

The LeConte Event Center, a City of Pigeon Forge facility, opened in 2013. It is designed for trade shows, faith-based conferences, athletic competitions and other events.

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