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Annual Smokies Cup



October 12-13, 2023

Friends of the Smokies annual outdoor lifestyle event and sporting clays tournament benefitting Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Friends of the Smokies proudly presents the Annual Smokies Cup, a premier outdoor lifestyle event and friendly sporting clays tournament hosted at the exquisite Biltmore Sporting Clays Club, nestled within the picturesque surroundings of Asheville, North Carolina. As a cherished and eagerly anticipated fundraiser, the Annual Smokies Cup has not only become a celebrated tradition but also an incredibly impactful one. Throughout its history, this event has raised over $325,000 to benefit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, an iconic and beloved destination renowned as the most-visited national park in the United States.

Teams can compete either Thursday or Friday. Morning and afternoon flights are available with breakfast and lunch following the competition.

Smokies Cup Teams for Four (4) Participants includes:

  • Half-day 12-station sporting clays tournament
  • Wild Rose Sporting Dog Expo
  • Meals & music
  • Outdoor lifestyle vendors
  • Performance shirts & swag bags

If you are a sponsor, register your team HERE

Smokies Cup Sporting Clays Sponsors: Supporting Great Smoky Mountains National Park:

Sponsorship goes beyond a financial contribution; it signifies your active commitment to safeguard the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a treasured natural gem cherished by millions. In return for your generous support, we are delighted to offer a range of exclusive benefits designed to express our gratitude and to make your experience even more rewarding. Among these benefits is an invitation to our VIP oyster roast, a delightful culinary gathering of generous ‘Friends’ who love and support our beloved national park. Learn more

Smokies Cup Wildrose International Sporting Dog Expo

Once again, the Smokies Cup will feature a sporting dog expo by Wildrose International, the oldest, largest and most diversified producer and trainer of British and Irish Labradors in North America.

Participants of the Smokies Cup will enjoy an entertaining, informative demonstration of these highly trained sporting dogs as well as personal interactions with the Labradors, the trainers. You’ll get a first-hand look at why Wildrose sporting dogs are regarded as the finest, most versatile sporting dogs in the world.

Over the decades Wildrose has produced the classic “Gentleman’s Gundog” from 100% imported genetics, which have superb temperament and natural game-finding abilities. Our dogs are as compatible in the home as they are dynamic in the field or marsh. 

The Wildrose Adventure Dog is prepared to go anywhere, the perfect complement to a family’s outdoor lifestyle from canoeing, fishing, and hiking trails to leisurely afternoons by the lake. Learn More