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!

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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

446 Reviews
Jenny Barber
1 Review
"Increbible!!!"
December, 2017
I can't belive how fast and friendly the food service was!! Great tasting meal!! The show made us laugh, and the Nativity scene made me cry!! Just beautiful!!!
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Tip: Come hungry! Arrive at least an hour early

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Dorothy McKinney
1 Review
"Best Show and Great food!"
October, 2017
We loved the food and entertainment! Everyone around us really enjoyed with us. We had a lot of laughs and tears at the end when all the flags came out and Dolly singing about America! Tears of joy. So proud of their love for America and all people. We have been here several times over the last 30 years and it only gets better. We will continue to enjoy Dixie Stampede!
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Tip: Just go with a good attitude and have fun!

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Guy Colerick
1 Review
"Must Miss"
June, 2017
Worst experience for the money ever. Show was totally boring. How do you describe this food....it was probably a step up from prison food. Over seasoned cornish hen with dried up slice of potato and dried ear of corn...no butter or salt for either. Usually you can say at least they offered you a nice cold beer.....NOPE, no alcoholic beverages. No redeeming statement to make for this travesty of a show....DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!
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Tip: There are other dinner shows available to spend your hard earned money on.

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Sam Vibbert
1 Review
"Best show"
June, 2017
We had the best time here my 6 yr old enjoyed it best family time everyone was so nice thank you
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Tip: Have camera to capture memories

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Brandy Hatchett
Concord, GA
2 Reviews
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"Excellent"
April, 2017
Awesome as always!!!
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Reserve Gatlinburg Customer
Lawrenceburg, KY
5 Reviews
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"Must see!!"
April, 2017
Wonderful dinner and show! Even the pre show was great. Everyone there was nice and the food was really good. It's a must see when you go to pigeon forge!
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Brenda Foster
Brookhaven, MS
1 Review
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"Dixie Stampede Dinner"
March, 2017
I was very disappointed this time when I ordered my tickets from this site. I've never had a problem until this time. I picked up our tickets Sunday for show on Monday. When I ordered I specifically said we needed south side. Well least to say when we got in there it was on north side. Really!!! We were disappointed and they said there was nothing they could do. Well I called and spoke with someone named Charles and he said that this website is not a guarantee to get on our south side. Well in the future I will not order from here. Because I think that's wrong and to know I order from here and then u get charged handling fees. You should b guaranteed to be seated on correct side.
Not Very HAPPY!!!! So what will y'all do to correct this problem I had?
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Tip: Don't use this site if they don't guarantee your seats

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Bonnie L Marino
2 Reviews
"Dixie Stampede"
November, 2016
The show was superb. Had a wonderful time. Pre show was excellent
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Tip: You eat with your hands.

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fricassee2000
Maryland
"Fun, but Cold."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2018 NEW
The food and show were good. We went to the Christmas show and weren't disappointed. This was a gift from my parents, so I can't comment on the price. However, I will say that the arena area was cold, and the seating areas were very hard to get in and out of. Also, it felt like if there were ever a fire or emergency there would have been a human stampede as the exits, steps, and entryways are way too small for the size crowd this show draws. The arena is also quite cold during the main show.
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laurie p
devine, tx
"No Silverware"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2018 NEW
The show was as good as could be expected while you are packed in like sardines in a booth difficult to get out of. The meal was described as a "delicious feast with the finest, freshest ingredients" not my words but yours, so why in Gods name would you serve it without utensils? I even asked for some to no avail. So as we are knee deep in a chicken and other items that should be eaten with a fork, we are bombarded by a lady with our photo envelope. Oh wait let me get my greasy hands all over my pictures and then reach into my purse with chicken fingers. I think NO. I think no utensils should be optional because it would have definitely changed my experience and the overall rating. Then you are expected to tip 15% on the total amount so don't forget your cash because they will look at you crazy when you don't leave enough. Yes it is the first time I didn't give my 20% at a meal and I did feel bad because it wasn't the servers fault
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Nathan T
"Wow"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 14, 2018 NEW
I have been coming to this show since I was little and it’s amazing since Dolly Parton announced that she changed the name a little by removing DIXIE FROM the show I will still come to it why does everyone get so mad I’m from the south it don’t bother me one bit about it. It doesn’t matter if you are from the North or South we all winners either way we are all Gods people just because one little change everyone wants to make a big fuss about it saying I don’t want to come back well people grow up it’s the same show we don’t know why she changed it but why make a big deal out of it I love Dixie stampede now Dolly Parton’s Stampede I’m getting so tired of reading negativity about on little change just because one little change don’t need to to be a big fuss may god bless The old name Dixie stampede now new name Dolly Parton’s Stampede.
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pp9cf7
Boaz,Alabama
"Fun For All Ages"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2018 NEW
This was my first visit to The Dixie Stampede. I went with my uncle and my 14-year-old niece. It was a sell-out show. Order tickets online as soon as possible or you may miss out. We saw the Christmas show and it was great.The show was a mix of stunts on horses, magic tricks, singing, skits, and comedy. The food was good also. Be sure to take cash to tip your server with.
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macandsue9
Atoka, Tennessee
"Always enjoyed taking the Grandkids"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 13, 2018 NEW
Been going here for years and enjoy taking the grandkids. Food and entertainment are topnotch. Unfortunately, because we heard that Dolly Parton is bowing to the politically correct and dropping the word DIXIE, we won't be attending anymore
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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.