By Vickie Elmer August 12, 2012
Smokey Glen still offers a lot of traditional games, such as softball, volleyball and horseshoe. It serves up more barbecued chicken and ribs than anything else, though it has added more vegetarian options such as grilled portabella and veggie burgers.
Companies running a gamut of industries stage picnics and events at Smokey Glen, Sweet said, and increasingly they are choosing weekdays, when prices are a little lower. That means they shut down the business or division for a half or quarter day, he said. “We’re doing a lot of team-building events with employees during the week.” On the weekend, the picnics are larger and more focused on family, since companies usually allow staffers to invite their partners and children, he said.