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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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afstroud

Mount Olive, North Carolina

"Fun and yummy!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2016 NEW

So the last time I went to a Dixie stampede show I remember it smelling like horses and the food tasting a bit odd, but this time everything was perfect!! The food was delicious and steaming hot, the entertainment was a lot better than I remember it and it didn't smell like horse poop which was a plus! It was definitely worth the money! Good food and lots of fun!! Perfect place to take the kids!!

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484harrietl


"Enjoyable time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2016 NEW

Very good displays of horsemanship, and lots of variety in the show. We saw the Christmas-themed show, and enjoyed it. They use a long bench style seating, so you need to be able to climb out of your seat and go behind you if you need to use the restroom or anything during the show. We were hoping to pet some of the horses displayed in their stalls before the show, as I had heard they used to do that - but apparently, no more, due to liability issues. However, after the show, there was a chance for kids to pet a few of the horses by leaning over into the stage arena, and to chat with their riders for a moment. Food was okay (chicken), but not great. Again, be prepared for a lot of up-sells (dvd's, photos, etc.). The show was enjoyable, but even though I had a horse-crazy 9-year-old with me, she liked the Lumberjack Feud show better than the Dixie Stampede. However, she liked this show better than the Hatfield & McCoy show.

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Crystal H


"Enjoyable"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2016 NEW

We had a great time. Would love to see again. Always worth trying new things and fun experiences when traveling.

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rudeman_j

Charlotte, North Carolina

"Good, Wholesome Entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 08, 2016 NEW

No Alcohol, but that was a plus, for us. This is a family show and the parents just have to go without booze for a couple of hours. First, getting tickets was a breeze for us - with the caveat that we went in September. Don't know how easy it would be in summer months. When we arrived at the show, getting in was pretty easy. We waited in a "bar" area (again, no alcohol) and were entertained by a bluegrass band that was not only good musically but also some good comedy. We were then ushered into the main showroom, which is a large area with seating surrounding it. The meal was decent for a large group like this and the entertainment was very good. The show lasted about an hour or so and was quite entertaining. We'd recommend this for anyone looking for good, wholesome entertainment with a good meal to boot!

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Kristin D

Williamson, West Virginia

"Too commercialized for me but had a decent time."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2016 NEW

We were looking forward to this on vacation and were a little let down. The preshow was great probably my favorite if you like pickin' music and singing. The food was good, there were just too many bells and whistles for me in the show. I wish it seemed more authentic than just smiled and glitz. Don't get me wrong the price for food and a show is fair but in comparison to some other shows it was not my favorite.

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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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