About Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede celebrates its 27th Season with a rousing new overture highlighted by newly added video projections. The floor of the 30,000-square-foot arena is filled with moving images of stampeding horses so lifelike, the thundering hooves rattle the guests’ tables. Several of Dixie Stampede’s show segments have been re-envisioned to include the new video technology, and the most breathtaking use comes during the show’s patriotic conclusion. Set to the moving Color Me America!, written and performed by Dolly Parton, the entire arena floor is filled with the image of an American flag blowing in the breeze as a dozen horses and riders proudly present our nation’s colors in a display of perfectly choreographed pageantry.
Dixie Stampede dazzles guests with a cast of talented performers and a team of skilled riders who lead the show’s 32 magnificent horses through barrel races and other various tricks, all in the name of Dixie Stampede’s friendly rivalry and competition between the North and South sides of the arena. The 2014 show marks the return of two fan-favorite segments: miniature horse races and the bucket brigade competition, a wet and wild test of teamwork and coordination which is just one of several events that calls audience members to step up and bring home a victory for their team.
Please arrive an hour before showtime 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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touts itself as the most fun place to eat in the Smokies, and after attending the show, I have to agree! From start to finish, the show features nonstop entertainment, including singing, dancing, trick riding, comedy and a friendly North and South rivalry that had me stampeding my feet in delight.
The show I attended officially started at 6pm, but be sure to get there early for the Carriage Room show opening act which begins at 5:15pm. Mountain Ruckus, the featured performers, pick and grin their way through some sing-a-long style tunes and a few other interesting ditties that got me ready for the main event.
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include a delicious feast, which is served promptly after the introduction of the armies and cavalries. I was seated in the North section and loudly cheered on my troops and cavalry as they were introduced. While the friendly North and South rivalry got started, I enjoyed a hot bowl of Dixie’s creamy vegetable soup, along with a yummy cheddar biscuit.
While enjoying the rest of my first course, I was awed by the roman riding and fiery hoop jump the skilled riders and horses performed, as well as the “Into the West” segment of the show which paid tribute to frontiersmen and Indians and featured “Sha-Kon-O-Hey,” written by Dolly Parton, as well as an amazing aerialist who gracefully soars high above the audience. The buffalo were a highlight of this segment of the show as well, as they stood their ground in the settlers-themed arena. Skeeter, the pesky and hilarious Dixie Stampede comedian, kept the show rolling with funny jokes, shenanigans and magic tricks too.
Before I knew it, the dinner bell rang and my plate was being piled high with a whole rotisserie chicken, pork loin, corn on the cob and herb-basted potato, all while more spectacular trick riding, comedy and a beautiful tribute to the South is performed. Not soon after, the competition begins between the North and the South, where horsemanship and other feats are tested. Some of the competition is also done between audience members, such as the chicken chase for little ones and horse shoes for the adults. Plus, Skeeter gets in on the rivalry as he hosts races between mini-horses and pigs. The audience was roaring with applause and stampeding thunder as they cheered on their respective side, a sure sign everyone was having a great time at the Dixie Stampede Pigeon Forge
As the show winded down, I dug into my flaky apple pastry and watched the Rumble in the Treetops salute to the North highlighting the skills of lumberjacks. From log climbing to sawing and chopping competitions, the lumberjacks raced from one event to the other as I cheered on the North. The very last event – Pass the Flag – includes the entire audience and during my visit, it sealed the win for the North! The show finale is a patriotic salute to America as riders and horses in luminous costumes perform to Dolly Parton’s “Color Me America.” It was the perfect way to end a night that truly was the most fun place to eat in Pigeon Forge