Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede
Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede has been a Smoky Mountain family favorite for nearly 3 decades. Since opening in 1988, this dinner show has become synonymous with Pigeon Forge and the great region. As of 2018, this show has been renamed "Dolly Parton's Stampede," but it still offers the same great entertainment!
With two shows and dinner in one ticket - there's no doubting why many families choose Dixie Stampede TN for a night of entertainment in the Smokies. With daring stunts, side-splitting family comedy, and, of course, delicious food, a trip to this dinner show may start (or continue) a family vacation tradition.
Dixie Stampede Renovations
In of February 2015, Dixie Stampede underwent a 2.5 million dollar renovation that will offer a new set, new music, special effects, and fantastic surprises for audiences.
Another addition is a high resolution back drop to incorporate video into the show to bring the smoky mountains to life for visitors. Despite a new look and new music, Dixie Stampede promises to keep audiences spellbound by it's classic charm. Other mainstays of the Dixie Stampede show include its dedicated cast of performers, riders, and 32 horses.
Starting Feb. 13th, 2015, audiences will be delighted by the new look of this classic Pigeon Forge dinner show.
Pre-Show Entertainment at Dixie Stampede
The Dixie Stampede Tn experience begins before the show. If you arrive about an hour before the dinner show, families can wander the open air stables and meet some of the favorite members of the cast – the horses! Kids and horse-lovers will delight in seeeing the muscular build of the American Quarter Horse and the golden coats the Palomino up close.
After meeting true stars of the show, one of Dixie Stampede's charming Belles will direct you, sashaying their beautiful Antebellum dresses, to the 2-level Saloon. Here, you can enjoy the opening act.
Mountain Ruckus, a bluegrass trio, will bring smiles to your family's faces with their pickin' and grinn'. Lively renditions of bluegrass and country favorites as well as a few surprise numbers from the pop charts make for wholesome family entertainment for everyone in your family - from Grandma to Jr.
Dixie Stampede Menu
You'll enter into the 35,000 square foot arena to enjoy the show, but one of the highlights of this show is filling 4-course meal that is delivered throughout the show. It would make sense for a show about the South to not have great Southern food, and Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede does not disappoint. Throughout the show, you'll get to enjoy:
- scrumptious fried chicken
- delicious pork
- a flavorful baked potato
- buttery corn on the cob
- a flaky biscuit
- creamy vegetable soup
- a delectable apple turnover
Insider Tip: While the food at Dixie Stampede is rather delicious, vacationers eat their food without utensils. This means that dinner might get a little messy, and, while there'll be plenty of napkins provided, it's probably not advisable to where your favorite shirt.
Dixie Stampede TN Dinner Show
You'll be seated in either "The North" or "The South" sections (Rumor has it the best seating is in the South section) for the show. During the show, competitions between the North and South's respective performers are held. Audience participation points are tallied at the end of the show to see who really won the battle of Dixie.
One way to summarize the Dixie Stampede TN show is simply family fun. There are several different acts that will entertain everyone from the littlest of kids to grandparents. One thing for certain - with non-stop comedy, music, and performances, you'll be entertained throughout the show. Some acts include:
- Daring feats of by talented equestrians
- An Native American-themed performance to "Shakonohey"
- A piglet race
- A chicken race with audience participation
- A Patriotic number set to "Color Me America"
- And more!
There's no point in giving everything about the show away, so come enjoy the family-friendly entertainment at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede today.
Dixie Stampede TN Christmas
In addition to great entertainment all year round, Dixie Stampede TN also offers a spectacular Christmas show. Complete with elves, angels, evergreens, and St. Nick himself, this dinner show turns into a treasure-trove of holiday cheer during the holidays.
With musical numbers featuring holiday classics and horse tricks, the entertainment stays strong through the most joyous time of the year at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. For many, the highlight of the holiday show is the heart-warming life nativity that even features live camels!
Dixie Stampede Prices and Showtimes
Dixie Stampede TN will stand out as one of the highlights of your trip to Gatlinburg. This time-honored favorite among Pigeon Forge dinner shows will be one of the highlights of your family cabin vacation.
Showtimes and pricing vary for Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede and reservations can be made online or by calling (865) 453-4400.
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Written by Cecila Jones