5 Ways The Ogle Brothers General Store Keeps the Smoky Mountain Spirit
When you travel to the Smoky Mountains, it’s easy to get distracted by all the bustling tourist attractions and big box stores. At our store, we want to provide you with a different experience. We love the Smoky Mountains and everything the area has to offer, and we want our customers to feel the same way. In order to make that happen, here are 5 ways we stay true to the Smoky Mountain spirit at our store:
1. Homemade Goods
Perhaps the best thing about our Sevierville store is the abundance of homemade goods we sell. We make a variety of handcrafted pottery items including mugs, bowls, serving dishes, and more! These one-of-a-kind pieces are made right here at the store, and you won’t find them anywhere else! In addition, we sell hand poured, all natural soy candles in a variety of different scents, including seasonal aromas. Selling so many goods that are made right here in the Smoky Mountains helps us stay true to the Southern spirit we promise our visitors.
2. Supporting Locals
There are a few ways that we support the people in our community in order to foster Southern hospitality in our store. First of all, we carry several local brands in our store. When you buy an item made by someone in our town, you get to take a piece of the Smoky Mountains with you, and we get to feed back into our community. We also hold occasional artist demonstrations where you can see how some of our goods are made! For example, we’ve had pottery demos and whittling demos where guests can see the creation in action and then have the opportunity to purchase these goods! This gives local artists a platform to showcase their talent to Sevierville visitors and locals alike.
3. Retro Items
By selling old-school items, we’re honoring the ideas that our store was built upon. At our store, we want to pay tribute to the generations that lived and played in the Smoky Mountains long before us. When you buy a nostalgic toy or an old-fashioned soda in a glass bottle, we’re reminded of our ancestors who inspired us to open our doors in the first place.
4. Live Music
At our general store, we want our customers to feel a sense of community when they’re here. That’s why we have a beautiful outdoor courtyard where you can gather with friends, eat some sweets from the store, or listen to live music. Our courtyard has swinging daybeds if you just want to lounge and take in the crisp Smoky Mountain air, but we also have cornhole boards if you want to have some light competition with your friends and family! Come on the right day and you might catch some live music from some of the area’s best country, bluegrass, and Americana musicians. Our family friendly outdoor courtyard is the perfect place to gather and get a full Smoky Mountain experience.
5. Outdoor Items
We know that a lot of customers in our Sevierville store are here because they’re heading to the Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re going camping, hiking, or just driving through, we have the outdoor supplies for you! We offer everything from water bottles to hammocks, in some of the most popular brands including Eno, Kavu, and Marmot. Stop in and pick up all the necessities for your mountain trip! We want everyone to love the Smoky Mountains as much as us, so we’ll help you prepare.
We hope you stop by on your next trip to the Smokies and see everything we have to offer! If you want to grab a little piece of the Smoky Mountains while you’re here, learn more about our story and visit us soon!