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Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction 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

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • 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

from Joan, our Pigeon Forge Market Manager
  • 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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Description

from Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction

Join Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN for a family feast and fantastic show fun for all ages. The 28th 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. The 2015 season also features a new musical score and aerial act, along with new state-of-the-art theatrical lighting and sound systems, marking the largest upgrade and investment in the show since its opening in 1988.

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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Tara A


"Fun for kids but not two adults on a date"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The food is really good. It's all finger foods. A waiter comes around and serves you one side at a time. Everyone gets the same meal. As far as I could tell it didn't hinder service at all. The entertainment was cute. But it was definitely for kids.

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Renee W

Meadowview, Virginia

"Love it!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Changed up some I've always loved this dinner & show never really got tired of the same show but this trip to my surprise they've changed it somewhat.

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BarbPT

Manchester, Kentucky

"Amazing show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

If you haven't been before must see. There is a pre show and its amazing its self. Lots of setting. Going in to see the main show you will get your picture took and they will bring it around for you to see after you have your seats. The food is good The soup is also Amazing. Staff is very friendly and the show is a must see. They interact with everyone, are you for North or South that's the way the setting is and at the end you will know who won. You can also go to the outside after the show and see the horses

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Clint B


"Fun entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Decent food, great show. Lots of horses and riders very talented. A great show for the family. Probably a good idea to call ahead and make reservations.

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Hturtle333

Cincinnati

"Know Before You Go"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Yes, this is very touristy- ACCEPT THAT before you plan to go. So it is expensive and parts are cheesy, but it still is an awesome, unique, and worthwhile experience! Bite the bullet and plan to pay a big chunk of money if you want to go, not just for the initial ticket price, but also the "extras." (Tip, Souvenir Photos, Pre-Show drinks and snacks, gift shop) I will say we did not purchase the photos. They are green screen photos so I expected them to impose the Dixie Stampede background or part of the show/cast behind us - not a stream! If I wanted a picture of us in the woods we would've just gone to the woods! The vegetarian dinner (pasta with vegetables) was good and they did give me utensils to eat it.

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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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