Burt Reynolds - BUBBA FEST! 2018

Burt Reynolds

Do we even need to say more?! Burt has been a legendary and icon star of American film and television since the 1960’s with too many acting, directing, and producing credits to mention! Burt will be joining us for BUBBA FEST on Saturday and Sunday (August 11 & 12, 2018) and will be on-hand to sign autographs and take photos with fans. Tickets are going to sell out FAST so don’t wait, get yours today!

Laura Slade Wiggins - BUBBA FEST! 2018

Laura Slade Wiggins

Laura Wiggins is an American actress, singer and musician.She started acting in 2006 and appeared in series like Dance of the Dead and Eleventh Hour. She Attended Pasadena City College, Pasadena, California, United States.Hobbies includes Philately, Creative writing, Creative writing.

Laura is best known for her roles on Shameless and CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and will be joining us for Saturday and Sunday (August 11-12th, 2018).

Robby Bowman

We’re very excited to welcome two-time Forged in Fire contestant Robby Bowman of Iron Mountain Metal Craft to our growing list of BUBBA FEST! celebrities.

Robby appeared in Season 3, Episode 5 of The History Channel’s Forged in Fire and again in Season 4, Episode 5 featuring a selection of “Fan’s Choice” favorites.

When not appearing on Forged in Fire Robby owns and runs Iron Mountain Metal Craft, the only blacksmith’s shop in Pigeon Forge, TN outside of Dollywood and the only shop open to the public to learn and craft their own items! Lessons and special events are held daily for blacksmiths of all ages and experience levels and visitors get the chance to learn from Robby himself!

Robby will be joining us for all three days of BUBBA FEST! (August 10-12, 2018) and will be signing autographs, taking photos with fans, and also have a selection of his amazing, hand-crafted items and merchandise available for sale from the Iron Mountain Metal Craft exhibitor booth located right next to Celebrity Row. Tickets are going fast so don’t miss out, visit our Tickets Page today and get yours before they’re gone!

Marshall Teague

Marshall Teague is an American actor who has appeared in over 130 films and TV shows. His talent for balancing starring roles with powerful supporting characters has allowed him to build a varied and pivotal body of work. His theatrical breakout role was as Jimmy Reno in the 1989 cult classic Road House. From there he went on to work in The Rock with Sean Connery and Armageddon with Bruce Willis to name a few. He was also a reoccurring star on TV series like Walker Texas Ranger, American Heiress, and Babylon 5. Marshall holds an industry record of 103 deaths on screen. In addition to his acting, Marshall is a motivational speaker, also an accomplished singer and song writer and has a CD titled ‘The Steps I Took’. He is also a writer delving into fiction and fact. From villain to hero; cowboy to physician; drama to comedy; from contemporary settings to the surreal world of science fiction, Marshall Teague has traversed the acting spectrum.

Marshall will join us for Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12, 2018 at BUBBA FEST in beautiful Pigeon Forge, TN. We can’t wait to see you all there!

Léa Vendetta - BUBBA FEST! 2018

Léa Vendetta

Léa Vendetta, born in Paris, France, is an accomplished tattoo artist and works all over the world. She has been painting and drawing since she was a child and tattooing since 1996. Her work often pays tribute to Paris and her love of the Art Deco style. Léa’s tattoo work has earned her a lot of recognition in the media, as her modeling and her tattoo art have been featured on the cover of major magazines like Maxim, Inked Magazine, Tattoo Life, and many more. You also might recognize her as an original cast member of Spike TV’s series Inkmaster in 2012. When she’s not tattooing or traveling between radio and television appearances, you can find her in Las Vegas with her Chihuahua Attila.

Léa will join the cast of BUBBA FEST! for Saturday and Sunday, August 11th-12th, 2018. Come out and meet her and all of our other great BUBBA FEST! guests in beautiful Pigeon Forge, TN!


Riki Rachtman - BUBBA FEST! 2018

Riki Rachtman

Legendary television and radio host Riki Rachtman will join BUBBA FEST as our official weekend host (along with co-hostess Natalie Skyy). Riki will also emcee the BUBBA FEST Friday Night Kick-Off Party on August 10th, 2018.

Riki is best known as the host of MTV’s Headbanger’s Ball, co-host of KROQ’s Loveline, and co-owner of the infamous Cathouse in Irvine, CA where many of the biggest names in hard rock and heavy metal performed throughout the 80’s and early 90’s. In 1999 and 2000 Riki worked as a backstage interviewer for World Championship Wrestling. In 2003 Riki transitioned to hosting a NASCAR-themed talk radio showed called Racing Rocks which is still on the air and heard on over 120 radio stations throughout the country.

Come out and join us (and Riki!) in beautiful Pigeon Forge, TN when BUBBA FEST! takes center stage on August 10th – 12th, 2018. Tickets are on sale now. Click here for tickets.

Dog & Beth Chapman - BUBBA FEST! 2018

“Dog” & Beth Chapman

Duane “Dog” Chapman and Beth Chapman, stars of A&E’s “Dog the Bounty Hunter” and CMT’s “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” will join the lineup of BUBBA FEST on Saturday and Sunday, August 11th & 12th, 2018. Don’t miss this chance to meet the Chapman’s, get an autograph and photo, and Dog and Beth will also be bringing some BUBBA FEST-exclusive merchandise as well!

Tickets are on sale now and going fast so don’t wait, reserve your spot today! Get Tickets

Ryan Hurst - BUBBA FEST! 2018

Ryan Hurst

Ryan is an American actor in both film and television productions. He is best known for his film appearances in Saving Private Ryan, Remember the Titans, We Were Soldiers, and The Ladykillers. His “big break” came when he was cast as Opie in the FX Series Sons of Anarchy. Ryan has also starred or appeared in a host of other television series including Outsiders, The Bates Motel, and Medium.

Ryan will be joining the BUBBA FEST! lineup for Saturday, August 11th, 2018 and Sunday, August 12th, 2018 and will be available to meet with fans, take pictures, and sign autographs. Don’t miss your chance to meet Ryan in person! Tickets are on sale now!

Glen "Kane" Jacobs - BUBBA FEST! 2018


Glenn Thomas Jacobs, better known as WWE Superstar Kane, has been an iconic figure in professional wrestling for over 20 years.

Kane’s career has been marked by some stellar and brutally woeful contests in the ring against some of the biggest names in WWE, including The Undertaker, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, Edge and others. He has also pioneered some of the most vicious stipulations of all time, including First Blood, Inferno, Stretcher and even Till Death Do Us Part Matches. Like his sibling, Kane wields a highly-decorated mantle of WWE glory, including reigns as WWE Champion, World Heavyweight Champion and ECW Champion. He has shown near-unprecedented versatility in the tag team ranks as well, finding championship success with a litany of partners such as X-Pac, Big Show and even twice with The Deadman.

Kane will be at BUBBA FEST! on Saturday and Sunday (August 11th and 12th) to sign autographs and take photos with fans, don’t miss out y’all! Get your tickets today!

Kevin McNally - Pirates of the Caribbean

Kevin McNally

Kevin McNally was born on April 27, 1956, in Bristol, England. He grew up in Birmingham where he attended Redhill and Mapledene Junior schools and Central Grammar School for Boys. At the age of 16, he got his first job at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A year later he received a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. In 1975 he won the Best Actor Bancroft Gold Medal for his stage performance. McNally’s most notable stage performances in London’s West End include his appearance as Alan Bennett opposite Maggie Smith in ‘The Lady in the Van’ and opposite Juliette Binoche in ‘Naked’. He also starred as Richard in Terry Johnson’s ‘Dead Funny’ at the Savoy Theatre.

Kevin has appeared in many movies and television shows during the course of his career including Downton Abbey, Supernatural, and TURN: Washington’s Spies on AMC as Judge Richard Woodhull. Kevin is best known for his portrayal as pirate Joshamee Gibbs in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.

Kevin will join us in our BUBBA FEST! Kids Zone to sign autographs, take photos, and meet with fans.