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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russell gurley
talladega, AL
3 Reviews
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"It was our honeymoon"
April, 2018 NEW
We had a blast
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Rebecca Hollimon
Lambertville, MI
1 Review
Verified Traveler
April, 2018 NEW
We took my 86 year old mother to the show and she thoroughly enjoyed it from beginning to end. This was our 3rd time there but my mom’s first time. Her favorite part was the red, white and blue tribute at the end. We all enjoyed the tasty food and quick service. Our server was very attentitive and treated my mom with patience and respect. We will be back with more family members!
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Tip: Show up for the pre-show early.

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Michael Schweichler
Edinboro, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent - We'll go again"
April, 2018 NEW
I have been to Dixie Stampeed 4 times now. And they never disappoint me. Always a good show and good food. I also think its fun to watch the folks that don't bring their own silverware, unaware that we eat with our hands..It's all good fun.
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Tip: Dinner is served without eating utensils

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Henry Rosenbrock
Spring Hill, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Needs Knives & Forks"
April, 2018 NEW
Show was excellent. Food was also excellent. Would have liked knife & fork to enjoy meal better.
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Tip: Make reservations ahead. Come with a large appetite. Enough food to have lunch the next day.

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Kristin Hurt
Rock Spring , GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family time."
April, 2018 NEW
This was my first time attending the show! It is very entertaining and fun! The food is good and we didn't even need silverware! The horses are beautiful and the atmosphere is relaxed. We thoroughly enjoyed the show but had a bit of trouble leaving due to the crowd. We did not get a chance to go to the gift shop, as everyone was leaving at once.
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Tip: Bring extra money to tip servers, pay for souvenier photos, and be prepared to eat with your hands.

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Jennifer Neumann
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great time"
April, 2018 NEW
The family really enjoyed the dinner and show at the Dixie Stampede, the only thing holding back from 5 Stars was the fact that we had to hold our toddler on our laps it would have been nice for them to have their own seat during the show
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John M.
Whiteland, IN
1 Review
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"Family Fun"
April, 2018 NEW
The Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner is one that should not be missed. It is fun for all ages. The food is excellent, the service is great and the show is entertaining and full of interesting twists. We had so much food between the 4 of us that we took 2 of the chickens back to our resort and had pulled chicken nachos the next day for lunch. The staff is engaging and fun. My granddaughter was even included in the show. I know we will go back.
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Tip: Come hungry

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Shirley Salter
Uvalda, GA
1 Review
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April, 2018 NEW
Great performance. Delicious food, excellent service
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Tip: Go early enough to see the show before the main event

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TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 24, 2018 NEW
This was our second visit to the Stampede with our kids! The 11&6 year olds love horses and truly admire the riders. The 3 year old was in awe the entire show. The food was delicious and very large portions. We had plenty of seating even though we didn't pay for seats for our 3 year old and our newborn. Our waiter was fantastic and attentive. Definitely a must see!
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"Great show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 23, 2018 NEW
Buy a ticket,,, great show, good food. Would do again in a Tennessee minute. Atmosphere is great and great place for family fun
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Canandaigua, New York
"Wow what a show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
Amazing horsemanship! The show was just one amazing group of riders to another. Food was good and hot. I WANT to go again.
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Mike K
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Good show, so so food."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 22, 2018 NEW
I would recommend this show to old and young. The food was just so so. The hen was well over cooked as was the potato. The soup was hot and tasty. The service was excellent we had Taylor she was great. I don’t argue that they needed to change the name to be PC. IMHO.
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Atlanta, GA
"OMG Love it So Much"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 20, 2018 NEW
This is fun and great for the kids. Just be aware that it gets a little congested getting in and out of the theater, so bring patience for that part.
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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.