Fannie Stories

For more than 40 years, Fannie Farkle’s has been the first stop for families visiting the Smokies. Grandparents, parents, teens, and grandchildren have treasured vacation memories of this special place – and it’s just as much fun today as it was when the grandparents were young!

Here at Fannie Stories, you will find interesting stories about our loyal customers and fans along with fascinating stories about our long-term employees. If you know someone who should be featured in Fannie Stories, email us at

Employee Spotlight: Laurie Ross

Employee Spotlight: Laurie Ross

After almost 40 years, Fannie Farkle’s General Manager Laurie Ross is as passionate about Fannie Farkle’s today as when she sold her first Ogle Dog back in 1987. “I love meeting all the people—the generations of families—who visit Fannie Farkle’s,” she says. “I’ve...

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Fannie Farkle’s Online Store Coming Soon!

We have Fannie Farkle’s Merch!

We have special, limited editions of Fannie Farkle’s t-shirts, sweatshirts, hats, mugs, and stuffed animals. If you are interested taking a piece of Fanny Farkle’s home with you, email us at