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 Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Reserve Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

724 Reviews
Phyllis N.
Angie, LA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Always enjoyed by all!"
January, 2019 NEW
We have been to Dixie Stampede many times, and it never gets old!
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Tip: You eat with your fingers, but the food is planned around that aspect. Lots of laughs!

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Lynn Fires
Dansville, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"best time"
January, 2019 NEW
This was a wonderful show. We were made very welcomed. The food was good. we traveled down from western NY , was very impressed had a wonderful time and looking forward to coming back.
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Kathlyn Cummings
Winchester, KY
1 Review
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"Wonderful experience!!!"
January, 2019 NEW
This was an absolutely wonderful experience overall!! So family friendly, great entertainment during and even before the show and quick and very courteous service!!
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JoAnn Tilley
Berry, AL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very enjoyable"
January, 2019 NEW
Great addition to holiday celebration
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Tip: Take a fork!

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Reserve Gatlinburg Customer
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Christmas Dolly Parton Stampede Dinner"
January, 2019 NEW
You certainly get your moneys worth in attending this great show and wonderful dinner. The food is delicious and there is plenty of it and plenty of refills for soft drinks and Tea. Our server was very attentive. There is a preshow which is very entertaining .Our party of six ranging from 10 years old to 75, all enjoyed this experience.
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Tip: Plan on great food and great entertainment.

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Lisa Carol Jarabek
Harriman, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Family Fun"
January, 2019 NEW
My husband and i decided to treat our children and grandchildren to the Stampede for Christmas 2018. I wasn't sure at first if the event would be too long to hold the attention for two - five year olds and a three year old, but their eyes were like saucers the entire time. Before we arrived they wanted to know if the animals were going to be real and then were amazed to see real camels, horses, pigs, and sheep entertaining us. The food was delicious, the servers were professional and kind, the show was fast-paced, beautiful, and entertaining for the entire family - in our case from ages 3 to 66.
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Tip: You will have a wonderful time!!

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Joseph Owens
Bryceville , FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dolly's Stampede"
January, 2019 NEW
great experience
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Tip: Great show, service and good

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brandy Vass
Pensacola, FL
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Dixie stampede"
January, 2019 NEW
We absolutely loved the Dixie stampede! It was a once in a lifetime experience! Awesome attraction!
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Tip: It a little pricey but very much so worth it!

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Johnson City, Tennessee
"Must Must See!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
Very fun, you won't regret! This is a dinner show so come hungry! The food is amazing, very southern style so bring your sweet tooth. The entertainment wasn't really my thing but everyone else enjoyed it. Great for kids!
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Tash H
"Great show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 16, 2019 NEW
Love this show we have been 4 times ove the last couple years. 2 regular shows and 2 Christmas shows. It's great family fun!
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Paul P
"Good show but fair dinner"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
Here are some tips. Your admission ticket assigns you a row that fills from the the far side to center stage. So be the first to enter your row to be closer to the center of the arena. To get to the front of the line follow these steps. There is a pre-show. Go to the second floor for the show and all the way to the end of the room near the entry doors. They are across from the restrooms. This will ensure a better view of the show. A word of the food. It is served without the use of a knife, fork or spoon. I recommend bringing hand cleaner. The best part of dinner is the roaster Cornish hen. The show is a display of horsemanship with interludes of comedy and song.
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Kissimmee, Florida
"Good show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
Food is good, but comes at such a rapid pace you don't have time to finish it, and then they fly to clean it up. Both Christmas and regular show is good but food is difficult to get them to let you finish
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Angela H
Cincinnati, Ohio
"Horse Show Entertainment"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019 NEW
The show was entertaining. It did smell like dining in a barn, which was gross, and I should have expected as much being an indoor horse show... Still, not exactly appetizing. The food was just okay, and they do not give you utensils. My advice would be if you are debating between this and the Smoky Mountain Christmas show in Pigeon Forge, go to the one in Pigeon Forge. It was nicer and the food was better, and the unpleasant smell doesn't exist. All in all we had a good time.
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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.