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Paula Deen visits Pigeon Forge for book signing, receives birthday wishes

Two hundred and fifty wristbands will be distributed to those who make any purchase in the Paula Deen Retail Store beginning at 8 a.m.

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. — Paula Deen held a last-minute visit to her restaurant, Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen in Pigeon Forge on Tuesday for a book signing at 5 p.m. 

Two hundred and fifty wristbands were distributed to those who made a purchase in the Paula Deen Retail Store.

Hundreds of fans lined up to meet Deen.

People also wished the celebrity chef a 'Happy Birthday.' Deen's birthday is on Saturday -- the same day as Dolly Parton's.