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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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TripAdvisor Reviews
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Lindsay N

Teutopolis, Illinois

"Loved the Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 05, 2016 NEW

This is a wonderful show for kids of all ages! We took our 2 and 3.5 year old with us (bought one child's seat mostly for extra room). They loved viewing the horses before the show! We sat in the first row of section B which is right up where the action is! Great view, only issue was when a horse came racing by and the sand came up flying onto our plates not very appealing but we survived. The show was constantly moving so our little ones stayed entertained, and good thing they had to-go bags because they could not keep their eyes off the show! One recommendation though, even though children three and under are free. If you will have more than one child in your lap it might be better that you just buy another seat. It does cost a little more, but after watching the three adults and 5 children under three next to us struggle I feel like it is worth mentioning, since I only knew to do it since I have been to a Dolly Parton show before and know that the the seats (or benches, depending on where you are sitting) are really close together. You basically have a normal table mat and two inches before the next mat so you are packed pretty tight.

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Thomas M


"Fun time for the family"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 04, 2016 NEW

My family and I visited the Stampede and had a pretty good time. The food was decent but they gave you a fairly good helping. The show wasn't half bad and it actually had some funny moments. Definitely recommend for the whole family. Warning, if you do not like eating with your hands you may not enjoy this so much...there is not silverware.

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dunreef

Abington, Massachusetts

"Cowboys and food."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 04, 2016 NEW

Not a bad seat in the house. Eat with your hands and the food was good too. The show was both fun and had great riding with horses.

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John H

Summerville, Georgia

"Great as always"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 04, 2016 NEW

We've been to DS a number of times. It is always fun and the good is always good. We were impressed with the new changes to the show, especially the beautiful new backdrop. It was our 2 yo first time, and he loved it! Great for all ages. Tip for parents with small children: if you ask to sit in the top row, you are in chairs instead of the bench, making it much easier to get your little ones to the potty!

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JenG1234

Waterford, Michigan

"Not worth the money for the show or food"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 04, 2016 NEW

The first thing that totally turned me off about this place was that you're asked to get there 45 minutes early for a saloon show that is nothing more than a warm up show. This could easily be skipped. Then you're herded into the arena and set up at bench style seating. The meal is served in a very quick fashion and you're left to eat this with your hands as there is no silverware. While your attempting to eat your food with your bare hands, it's dark in the arena and there are horses riding on a dirt floor arena kicking up dirt into the first several rows. I suggest sitting as far back as you can to keep dirt from getting in your food. The show is decent, but there are better shows to attend in the Pigeon Forge area.

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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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