September 30, 2019

It looks like the heat will be easing up by next week (October 6). It has been hot and dry since forever it seems. The 10-day forecast is calling for afternoon showers, but the chance is less than 50% which means rain will be isolated and short lived. We still have 6 to 7 weeks…

September 12, 2019

September 12, 2019 It is time to plan your late summer trip to the Tail of the Dragon. The weather has been perfect with temps in the 80s and afternoon showers so widely scattered that most roads remain dry. Temps will moderate in the coming weeks as fall approaches. Still plenty of time to get…


September 11, 2019


July 11, 2019

July 11 – The area is back into the normal summer weather routines of brief afternoon widely scattered thunder storms. We emphasize “brief” and “scattered”. Plan you day with riding until mid-afternoon and taking a break when the afternoon storms roll in. They are usually gone in 30-45 minutes and the skies clear for you…

July 4 Celebrations

The 4th of July holiday is coming up, why not escape to the mountains for a good ‘ol fashioned Appalachian celebration. CLICK HERE for details on area celebrations, fireworks, and availability.


May 27, 2019

Memorial Day 2019 – Please pause for a minute of silence in tribute to those who have given their lives for our freedoms.

May 5, 2019

Well May is here and we are seeing the typical summer weather pattern begin. To take a quick glance at the forecast you would think nearly every day is a rain-out. What happens in reality is the heat of the afternoon triggers widely scattered showers that usually dissipate in and hour or so followed by…

Calestar celebrates 420

April 20, 2019


April 17-21

IT’S OUR ANNUAL CELEBRATION SALE $4.20 SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS $10-99 SAME RATES FOR ORDERS LESS THAN $10 ($2.50) AND ORDERS OVER $99 (FREE) Also special deal on our MILE 420 metal sign and our ELON UP IN SMOKE metal sign, available in KEY CHAIN SET size, get both for $4.20. And of course, STICKERS too !! Applies to US…


April 12, 2019

Wookies in the Woods everywhere and one Wookie even in the Water. Great weather even though showers were predicted. Remember, you can’t relay on the reposts of rain in the spring and summer. Showers move through and are gone in a hour or two.


Smoky Mountain Loop

The missing link 16 mile section of the Foothills Parkway is now open. This slightly changes our Smoky Mountain Loop Map, but it is for the good. CLICK HERE for printable map From Little River Road (TN 73) take Wear Gap Road north to Wear Valley, jog right on US321 for 1 mile and jump…


Free Shipping Week

The Tshirt shack is open for the 2019 season. And to get this season rolling, we are offering fee shipping at this week only. We’ve made it easy, no codes necessary !! Get your Dragon Gear now. Road update for Moonshiner 28. New pavement from US 19/74 to Franklin. The potholes and heaves are…