My fiance and I will be getting married in the smokies on May 17th. we will have from Friday to Thursday to visit the park We have rented a cabin in Wears Valley. I understand that the weekends can be crowded in the park- so I am looking for suggestions as to where to go and on what days. We will not be hiking, but will see cades cove, roaring fork motor trail, the reconstructed village in the park by the creek I can not remember the name, and there is another one on an unpaved road. I love covered bridges, small quaint towns with homemade arts and crafts, flea markets. I want to see the area where they have the elk herd- I am NOT familiar with this area of the park so I will need route and approx time. We will be taking picnics to eat in the park. One night we will visit Dixie Stampede and a hypnotist show(comedy). Also need tips on where to eat breakfast and supper . As well as places to buy picnic type items, or deli .
I know this is alot- but I appreciate your help and input.