First Baptist Church Corn Maze 2016: An October Gift to Sevierville


The First Baptist Church of Sevierville is producing one of the biggest events that I have seen by any church for any community. They had over 8,000 guests last year. It should break that record this year.

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Love Loud Corn Maze! It is one massive, fun, fall afternoon. Take the family and a good camera. I was pretty amazed.

  • Free parking and free admission
  • Free games
  • Free entertainment
  • Free food ( hot dogs, cookies, ice water, flavored ices, and popcorn).
  • Free hayrides
  • Free marshmallow toasting
  • and more…

Parking is not a problem. There is a massive gravel lot. The property, across the street from the city park, is over 40 acres. They are using most of that property to share their love with the community this month—and you can feel it. Here is what I saw.


A large food tent with beautiful chandeliers.


Hot chili dogs.




Ice water!


You could smell the popcorn from yards away. A popular item!


Flavored ices. Kids loved these, of course.

Outdoor games. Lots of corn hole.


A local business that provides hands-on interactive (and some classic) games for parties and events. On the photo above, you can see the contact info and phone number. So nice!

Funny feet on the left. Corn cob ‘darts’ pictured on the right. Both from Days Gone By.

Jerry ‘Bear’ Hyder greeting people at the entrance. Always nice to see the Bear!


Can you say hay wagon?          It looks as big as Noah’s Ark!


My friend Gary posing well.


My friend Elaine ready for the opening day.


Tiny Tykes Train. Two different kinds!

The slingshot game used great precision and was quite popular. Even bigger than it looks here.


Animals for the kids to look at. Goats on high.

I only walked around the corn maze and was there about an hour and a half. If you go to do everything then you can have quite a good evening there. It would be nice to get there as the sun sets because there will be bonfires, toasting marshmallows, and even more fun.

It was an impressive, organized fall festival and I could feel the love. I felt like I was a guest in the Lord’s house. When I got home, I looked for the map to take a picture for this blog.


You can see the scope of the First Baptist Church Corn Maze by the map. I didn’t even make it into the maze, but it looks like a massive one. In fact, I only noticed the design of the maze when I came home this evening. Needing a picture, I turned over the map and noticed the intricate design of the maze. I’ll let it speak for itself.


A wonderful way to get out and about this month. You will be impressed.

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Robert Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming 2016


Robert Tino’s Smoky Mountain Homecoming ushers in fall this weekend! The weather is going to be ideal for your visit to this festival today and tomorrow. My advice: bring your best camera and lots of storage for pictures because there will be unbelievable backdrops for fall portraits/pictures. Take advantage of it!


I was able to go early yesterday and had a wonderful time. Here is what I saw…


Lots of parking!


This looks like a beautiful backdrop on the way onto the property. Get a picture here!

Crafts made on site.


Local and regional artists. I loved the pumpkin and jack-o-lantern candle holder at this booth. You may know her mother too!

My friends Melinda and Millie would love this jewelry. I purchased a necklace and earrings.   The artist is from Knoxville and has some things on sale at the Knoxville Museum of Art gift shop and LizBeth boutique.


There is a $5 admission— well worth it. You can spend hours and hours at this event.

Hours on the Facebook site say Saturday and Sunday 10:00 – 5:00.




Children’s Pumpkin Patch.



Lots of good food today and tomorrow!

Antiques for sale under a large tent. Loved the jewelry. Anyone remember these books? The cookbook is from a WATE TV personality decades ago. Maybe I should have bought that one?


It is going to be a beautiful weekend in the Smoky Mountains. There won’t be a better way to get out and about in Sevierville than the Robert Tino Smoky Mountain Homecoming.

See more pictures on the Out and About in Sevierville blog page on Facebook. Click the link below to access that page. Enjoy!