Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN

Dolly Parton's Stampede3849 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Guests of all ages can enjoy Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offering an exciting live performance paired with delicious homestyle cuisine. The dinner show features jaw-dropping horse-riding stunts, extravagant special effects, lively musical productions and a four-course feast that’s sure to please any palate.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • 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.
  • 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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Joan B.

Always fun and entertaining - The horses and riders are amazing! Arrive at least 50 minutes early to see the horses along the horse walk and catch the pre-show entertainment with the in-house country and bluegrass band. Come hungry and enjoy great food in the main arena, utensils are not provided - you eat with your hands!


from Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
Join Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN for a family feast and fantastic show fun for all ages. Celebrating over 30 years of providing quality family entertainment.

Back by popular demand, the impressive Longhorns make an appearance during the show as the pioneering settlers move west in search of new lands. For most guests, this is the closest they will come to these magnificent animals.

Stampede offers two shows in one – one-of-a-kind pre-show entertainment 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 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 Stampede’s house band during the pre-show.

The Four Course Feast includes:
  • Whole Rotisserie Chicken

  • Hickory Smoked Barbecued Pork Loin

  • Stampede's Original Creamy Vegetable Soup

  • Scrumptious Homemade Biscuit

  • Hot Buttered Corn on the Cob

  • Tasty Herb-basted Potato

  • Stampede's very own Specialty Dessert

  • Unlimited Coca-Cola, tea or coffee

In November and December, Dolly Parton’s 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.

Stampede Dinner Attractions operate in two popular vacation destinations: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri. They also operate Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, and Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Reserve Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

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Debbie McCall
Samson, AL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Stampede Dinner"
June, 2018 NEW
Wonderful experience. Great show and food was good too. Will be back for sure. Enjoyed Bluegrass band prior to dinner also.
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Tip: You have to eat with your hands which was cool. Gave warm wipes to clean up after meal.

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Herbert Wesley Patrick Jr.
Bamberg, SC
14 Reviews
Verified Traveler
June, 2018 NEW
We thouroughly enjoyed Dolly's Parton's Stampede. We have been nemerous of times and it NEVER gets boring. The food is ALWAYS DELICIOUS and the servers are out of this world.
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Tip: Prepare for LOTS of FUN!!!!

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M. Susan B.
Martinsville , IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best Family Entertainment"
June, 2018 NEW
My kids and grandchildren said it was a perfect ending to our family getaway.
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Tip: Come early and hungry

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Martha Reeder
Orient, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great fun!"
June, 2018 NEW
It was a really fun time. The show was amazing. I personally enjoyed the food but my granddaughter didn't. Food wasn't kid friendly but the joy on her face watching the show was worth it. Will do it again!
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Tip: Food is not kid friendly. My kid would have done better with a chicken tender

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Julie Newton
gastonia, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
June, 2018 NEW
This was my family's first time at the Dixie Stampede and we all loved it! We will definitely be coming back. The service was great and the food was delicious! The show was entertaining and well worth the money.
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Tip: When I first walked into the arena, I could smell animal feces and didn't think I would be able to eat, but by the time the food came out, I honestly didn't smell anything or I got use to the smell,but it didn't affect my appetite or the show. Give it a chance it was worth it!

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Roger Criner
Madison, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"One of the best shows in town"
June, 2018 NEW
Had a great time with the family. Our grandson really liked the horses. The food was so good we were stuffed when we left.
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Tip: Be sure you are very hungry when you arrive.

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Lisa Kilpatrick
parrish, AL
3 Reviews
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"Stampede Dinner Attraction"
June, 2018 NEW
Great food. Great family entertainment. Friendly and helpful staff. A must see for any age group.
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Billy Spicer
Stanton, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best show ever"
June, 2018 NEW
DP stanpede was great I go every year and it was changed up a little bit . It was great good food great show . I was even in the show . I played horse shoes with tollite seats . We had a great time like always
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Tip: If you haven’t been you need to go . And get your tickets from reserve pigeon forge cheapest tickets any where

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Elkins, West Virginia
"Great show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 24, 2018 NEW
This was a great event that the whole family enjoyed. The band for the pre show was awesome and really engaged the audience. The dinner was wonderful and the show was highly entertaining. Word of caution all food is eaten with your hands. The only thing is that they recommend that you get there so early but you really just sit around for 45 minutes with nothing to do.
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Lake Charles, Louisiana
"A family favorite with fun and great food! "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018 NEW
Whenever we visit this area, my seven year old expects and requires us to eat here- and we don’t mind at all. The food is good- finger lickin’ good to be precise as you don’t use utensils. And the show is first rate with great stunts and enough action to keep even my little guy (3) glued the entire meal! So sing, shout, stomp your feet and join the “Stampede” - and dont forget to tip your server because they usually do a tremendous job making sure your glass is full and the service is rapid speed! Safe travels!
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Belleville, Canada
"Excellent Show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 23, 2018 NEW
We went while on vacation in Pigeon Forge, and were very pleasantly surprised by the entire show. Do not miss the saloon show as it was a fantastic start to the evening. The entertainers are top notch and definitely worth seeing. Without giving away any parts of the dinner show, it was a blast! Definitely a fast paced and high energy show that was well worth the money. Our food was fast and hot which must pose a challenge for the staff but they knocked it out of the park. We thoroughly enjoyed the whole evening, and dinner and highly recommend seeing whether you are a senior, a junior, or in between. Sue helped us change our reservations due to me getting caught in a downpour on my motorcycle, and was extremely helpful and courteous. Fantastic staff, performers, and venue!!
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LaShonda H
"Great food "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2018 NEW
The best show in town not to mention the delicious creamy vegetable soup, chicken, corn, pork, potato and apple turnover
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Sevierville, Tennessee
"Great customer service and show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 22, 2018 NEW
Chrystie at Dollywood helped us reserve seats for a show at Dolly's Stampede. She is extremely knowledgeable and took the time to find us the best show time with the seats where we wanted them. She certainly enjoys her job and genuinely cares about the customers. With the friendly service when we purchased the tickets we were very excited to experience the show. The Stampede show was exciting for my family and friends. The horses, food, and entertainment are beyond comparison. I highly recommend the attraction. We will definitely be returning!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolly Parton's 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 Stampede?
Yes. There is pre-show entertainment 50 minutes before the 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 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 Stampede Horsewalk.

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

What type of meal is served at the Stampede Show?
The fabulous four-course feast includes a 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 Coca-Cola you like.

Vegetarian meals are available by special request, given advanced notice. The 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 Stampede Dinner & Show. However, there is a 15-minute break between the pre-show & the main arena spectacular.

What is the size of the Stampede Theater?
The theater is 35,000 square feet and seats 1100 people.

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

Approximately how long is the Stampede Show?
The show is approximately 2 ½ hours long including the pre-show entertainment.

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 Stampede located on the Parkway? Is it near a Traffic Light?
The 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 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.