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.

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Teresa Sisk
Black Mountain, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
August, 2018 NEW
It was well worth going to and the kids loved getting to eat with their hands and loved the show....
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Tip: It was a really good experience...must try

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Wendi Stapleton
Richmond , IN
1 Review
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"Good Family Time"
August, 2018 NEW
Dinner was very good. Only recommendation I have is try not to sit everyone as close. A family of four was squeezed in a few spots.
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Tip: If you are allergic to horses don't go. My husband is allergic and we were told by several employees the ventilation was exremely good however we had to leave the show an hour early.

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Victoria R.
McMurray, PA
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful Time!"
August, 2018 NEW
This was our first time attending the show and won't be the last. Our family had a wonderful time and enjoyed the trick riding. The food was delicious, and the atmosphere exciting. Great family fun!
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Tip: Go early to see the pre-show!

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Valorie Parks
Gainesville, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent Family Show"
August, 2018 NEW
The show was fantastic, and the food was delicious. Amazing to see great management of the animals. Good Clean Entertainment!
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Tip: Bring plastic utensils if you need them.

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Linda Heikes
Pulaski, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"We had an excellent visit"
August, 2018 NEW
We took our 11 year old autistic granddaughter, she loves horses and she really enjoyed the show it was great seeing it through her eyes as well
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Tip: Get ready for a wonderful time

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kelly smith
taylors, SC
1 Review
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"Was very fun!"
August, 2018 NEW
It was a very fun experience. Food was great!
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Tip: Very strong animal smell and get there early!!

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Donna Holtz
Travelers Rest, SC
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Dolly's Stampede Dinner Show"
August, 2018 NEW
This was my first time (believe it or not) seeing this show and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I had my 8 yr old granddaughter with me as well. The venue is filled with great folks, smiling faces, and lots of fun. The performers are top-notch and put on a really REALLY good show.
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Tip: Arrive well before show time. Don't eat for a day prior !!!!

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Jennifer Will
Delaware, OH
1 Review
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"Great Family Fun"
August, 2018 NEW
This is a great show for the whole family. Participate and have fun! Get there early for seats at the preshow in the saloon. Bring cash so you can show the property gratuity to the great servers!!!
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Tip: If there are younger ones in your group, take along some plastic ware with which they can eat.

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Sydnee M
"Always a blast!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2018 NEW
My family and I have been to Dolly Parton’s Stampede 3 times and it keeps getting better every time I see it! The show is exciting and entertaining or the whole family, but the real treasure is the food! The vegetable soup is to die for! I can’t wait to go back!
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Mark M
Sewell, New Jersey
"We Enjoyed Ourselves."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 13, 2018 NEW
As two adults we went to the show. It was fun and would have been great if we had taken our kids when they were young. I thought the pre-show was great and the main show was well planned and visually entertaining with horses, buffalo, long horn steers, dancing, pig races, kid involvement..... The food was good and there was a lot of it. I really recommend you arrive early for the pre-show.
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Marcia C
"Fun Night out for all "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2018 NEW
Went to this show with our friend and her 7 year old daughter entertaining evening for all. PLENTY OF FOOD!! You have to eat with your hands but thatbis what makes it fun
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Harpursville, New York
"The entertainment was superb!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2018 NEW
The preshow and main show was superb! Be sure to get there early. The dinner was very good and the staff was very friendly. Very orgainzed. We highly recommend Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction.
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Greenwood, Florida
"Spectacular Show Great Food!"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 12, 2018 NEW
We had not ever been to this show and turned out to be quite a spectacle. The horseman ship was great. The performers really did some tricks that had me on the edge of our seats. It had funny moments too like the pig race. At the end was a patriotic tribute very colorful. The food was very good. They served baked Cornish hens and they were fantastic! I highly recommend this attraction.
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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.