This all brands motorcycle rally is a weekend event that has FREE ADMISSION, and features musical entertainment, biker games, bike shows, a wakeboarding (water skiing) show, motorcycle demos, and vendors.
For lodging, the host hotels are Cumberland House Hotel, and the Holiday Inn, which are usually sold out early, so your best bet to find overload hotels closest to the action is to go to the interactive Knoxville hotels map.
Some bikers like to go to the Bent Fork Bikefest on Friday night, then head south to Chattanooga for the huge Trail of Tears Ride which rides to Alabama on Saturday.
One of the best reasons for bikers to go to Knoxville is, of course, the Smoky Mountains to the east, to ride the famed twisties on Rte 129 at the Tail of the Dragon. Bikers who want to go to the Bent Fork Bikefest and ride the Tail of the Dragon, may choose to stay in Alcoa, which is just outside of Maryville. TN