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Dixie Stampede Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, TN

Dixie Stampede
3849 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863  
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Guests of all ages can enjoy Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offering an exciting live performance paired with delicious homestyle cuisine. The dinner show features friendly North and South competition, jaw-dropping horse-riding stunts, extravagant special effects, lively musical productions and a four-course feast that’s sure to please any palate.

Highlights

  • Creamy vegetable soup and cheddar biscuits.
  • Ring of fire trick-riding stunts.
  • Interactive audience participation competitions like chicken races and “horse” riding.
  • Innovative new lighting technology bringing the main arena backdrop to life and featuring a stunning tribute to the Great Smoky Mountains.
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Good To Know

  • Dinner is meant to be eaten with your hands.
  • Silverware is not provided; bring your own if preferred.
  • Arrive up to an hour early for the pre-show.
  • Children under the age of 3 are free only if they sit in a parent's lap and eat from their plate.
  • Leftovers from the four-course feast can be taken to-go.
  • Vegetarian meals available upon request.
  • Bring cash to tip waiters and purchase souvenir photo.
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Join Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN for a family feast and fantastic show fun for all ages. The 29th season of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is THE most exciting and unique yet, as all-new sights and sounds create an atmosphere unlike any other.

Dixie Stampede offers two shows in one – a one-of-a-kind Dixie Belle Saloon pre-show and a full-scale arena spectacular with a talented cast of performers, costumed servers, singing and dancing, trick riding with an impressive stable of 32 horses, and the spectacular “Roman Ride of Fire!” Guests are expected to bring a hearty appetite with them as they will be served Dixie Stampede’s traditional four-course feast.

Innovative new lighting technology brings the main arena backdrop to life and features a stunning tribute to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Please arrive an hour before show time to stroll the beautiful horsewalk, and enjoy the side-splitting comedy and bluegrass and country music of Dixie Stampede’s house band in the Dixie Belle Saloon pre-show.

The Dixie Stampede Dinner includes:
  • Whole Rotisserie Chicken

  • Hickory Smoked Barbecued Pork Loin

  • Dixie's Original Creamy Vegetable Soup

  • Scrumptious Homemade Biscuit

  • Hot Buttered Corn on the Cob

  • Tasty Herb-basted Potato

  • Dixie's very own Specialty Dessert

  • Unlimited Pepsi, tea or coffee


  • In November and December, the Dixie Stampede transforms into a holiday celebration including a live Nativity, with three kings atop camels, holiday music, a visit from Santa and a four-course yuletide feast.

    Dixie Stampede Dinner Attractions operate in two popular vacation destinations: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri. They also operate Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

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Judyjute64

Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

"Love the horses"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2016 NEW

Dixie Stampede is always a lot of fun. It is a high energy show that will keep you interested in watching. The food is always amazing. The finale is beautiful.

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JodiSeneca


"Just okay"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2016 NEW

This was my 2nd time going to the stampede. Last time was about 15 yrs ago and I remember it being a way better show then. You get a large amount of food and entertainment was average for the price you pay. My main complaint is there needs to be a child menu(small serving choice) bc of all the food that my 4 yr old and I had to waste bc we don't eat like grown men. I highly recommend the lumberjack adventure show though, it was amazing;)

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wakingupkk

Murfreesboro, Tennessee

"Overpriced and gluttoness... also give me a fork."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2016 NEW

So this was a show that was gifted to us on our trip. The show itself was fun and we liked the bumbling fool. I'd go to the show again... but... let's talk food. Ok, they serve a ridiculous amount. My husband (literally a skinny balck hole of food), myself and my daughter could have shared one meal and been more than full. We were served a whole small schicken (each), pork, half a potato, a cheese roll, corn on the cob, soup and a turnover. We hated the amount of food that was being thrown away because we couldn't reheat it in the hotel room. Everyone in our party really took issue with this. Second huge issue... forks. My 5 year old was with us. She generally has no problem eating with her hands and we constantly have to remind her to use her fork. We thought she'd love it even if we didn't. Half way through she leans over to me and asked me for a fork. She was very frustrated when I told her they didn't have them. I felt her pain. If we do choose to go again, I'll be bringing my own.

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Miller K


"Unexpected adventure"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2016 NEW

Great place for kids of all ages. Very family friendly. Wonderful meal. Servers were outstanding and very attentive. You don't leave wanting for anything...other than a good nap. Amazing show with lots of unexpected twists. Everything is well orchestrated. Does not require your Sunday best.

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Nelda H


"Love Dixie Stampeed !"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 24, 2016 NEW

We go once a year and enjoy it each time we go, the food is wonderful and the show is amazing !! Great for all ages.

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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

What is the seating for this show?
The theater will assign your row as best available in the general section. This does not include the preferred seating.

Is there a pre-show guests should be aware of at the Dixie Stampede?
Yes. There is a Dixie Belle Saloon Opening Act 50 minutes before the Dixie Stampede show extravaganza. The musical and comedy talent of Bluegrass and Country band, Mountain Ruckus, are the scheduled performers.

Are visitors allowed to meet & greet the performers at the Dixie Stampede Show?
Riders & horses stay at the rail after the show to greet guests and sign autographs. The horses are also available throughout the day at the Dixie Stampede Horsewalk.

Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
No, none of the above items are allowed. The Dixie Stampede has a team of professional photographers on-site though, and they take your group’s photo at the beginning of your Dixie Stampede experience.

What type of meal is served at the Dixie Stampede Show?
The fabulous four-course feast includes homemade biscuit, original creamy vegetable soup, whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecue pork loin, corn on the cob, herb basted potato wedges, apple turnover for dessert, plus all the coffee, tea, or Pepsi you like. Vegetarian meals are available by special request. Advance notice is required. Vegetarian meal includes garden vegetable pasta, original creamy vegetable soup, corn on the cob, herb basted potato wedge, homemade biscuit and dessert.

What is the length of your intermission?
There is no intermission at the Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show. However, there is a 15 minute break between the Dixie Belle Saloon pre-show & the main arena spectacular.

What is the size of the Dixie Stampede Theater?
The theater is 35,000 square feet and seats 1090 people.

How many rows constitute the Dixie Stampede Theater?
The theater’s arena is horseshoe shaped and has 5 rows.

Approximately how long is the Dixie Stampede Show?
The show is approximately 2 ½ hours long.

Is preferred seating available?
In order to reserve preferred seating you must contact the show directly.

If my child is 3 years or younger and is considered a lap child do they get a plate of food?
No.  For a child to reserve their own food a child's ticket must be purchased. 

Where is Dixie Stampede located on the Parkway? Is it near a Traffic Light?
The Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge is located near Traffic Light #8.
What type of parking do you have?
The parking is all level. Group drop off, motorcoach & handicapped parking is located right up front. General parking allows guests to stroll the beautiful horsewalk and meet the 4-legged stars of the show.

What type of handicap seating/accessibility do you have?
Level handicap seating is available near our restrooms.  The handicap seating is located on the top row of the theater to allow easy access to restroom facilities and seating with no stairs.  Wireless headsets and ASL interpreters are available for hearing impaired guests. Advance notice is required.

Does Dolly Parton visit the Dixie Stampede?
Yes, she does visit, although her visits are somewhat sporadic. Don’t count on seeing Dolly when you visit, but if you do see her, feel extra special that you did!

Are booster seats available?
Yes, booster seats are available free of charge but a child's ticket must be purchased to use one.

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