Dolly Parton's Stampede Pigeon Forge, TN

Dolly Parton's Stampede3849 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Guests of all ages can enjoy the Dolly Parton Stampede Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offering an exciting live performance paired with delicious homestyle cuisine. This Pigeon Forge 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
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. To reduce your wait time, do not arrive more than 45 minutes before your scheduled showtime.
  • Strollers/carriers are not permitted in the building.
  • 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 are available upon request.
  • Bring cash to tip server.
  • Innovative new lighting technology brings the main arena backdrop to life and features a stunning tribute to the Great Smoky Mountains.


from Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
Billed as the Smokies' Most Fun Place to Eat, Dolly Parton's Stampede is a restaurant and show like no other. Watch as 32 magnificent horses and a cast of top-notch riders thrill you with daring feats of trick riding and friendly competition. A thrilling and moving performance has been added to the show – combining the show’s equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics, and original new music from Dolly herself aptly titled “Wild Horses”. The show culminates with an emotional musical conclusion set to a patriotic salute of Red, White, and Blue—featuring Color Me America, written and recorded by Dolly Parton herself.

As the action begins, you're served a four-course feast meant to satisfy those delicious home-cooked, country-style cravings.

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

Gluten-Free Feast includes:
  • Fruit Cup with peaches, grapes, pineapple & cherries
  • Gluten-Free Dinner Roll
  • Tender Whole Rotisserie Chicken
  • Hickory Smoked Barbecue Pork Loin
  • Buttery Corn on the Cob
  • Herb Basted Potato
  • Snickerdoodle Cookie
  • Unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea or coffee

Vegetarian Feast includes:
  • Original Creamy Vegetable Soup (soup is made with chicken broth)
  • Hot Homemade Biscuit
  • Fire Roasted Veggies with Quinoa and Multigrain Rice
  • Buttery Corn on the Cob
  • Herb Basted Potato
  • Hot Flaky Apple Turnover
  • Unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea or coffee

Arrive early and enjoy a leisurely stroll alongside the open-air stables to sneak a peek at the horses. It's your chance to meet the equine stars of the show up close and discover their flawless beauty.

Each year, Dolly Parton’s Stampede gets into the spirit of the holidays with a special Christmas show for the whole family. Become enchanted as workshop elves serve a Yuletide feast, and Santa arrives by sleigh. Toys come to life and holiday music abounds as we reveal a live Nativity scene. Even wise men on camels all say, "Merry Christmas!"— Stampede style.

Come see and taste what everyone is talking about. Dolly Parton’s Stampede is more than just dinner and a show. It's a cherished tradition that your family will always remember.

Please Note: Seating sections are submitted to Dolly Parton's Stampede as requests, and while they honor requests, they do not guarantee location due to varied party sizes and theater occupancy.

Important Security Information:
For the safety and enjoyment of our guests, we recommend arriving early. Dolly Parton's Stampede may conduct bag searches and/or electronic scans upon entry of the building, so please do not bring any unnecessary items.

Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction Reviews

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Connie Crews
Atmore, AL
3 Reviews
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"The SMELL was awful!"
January 2023 NEW
I have attended the Stampede before and other shows that use horses and other live animals but the smell at the show we attended was unacceptable! The smell was so bad that it actually was burning my nose and eyes! I don't know if it was due to it being the last show of the day or what but it was really bad. My husband and daughter couldn't even eat because the smell was so bad. The show itself was okay, but honestly if you see one show you mine as well have seen them all. They all pretty much run on the same story line, which can be very boring. We did both the Stampede and the Pirates Voyage and the meals were basically the same for both, so once again if you do one don't bother doing the other.
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Angela Riddle
Atmore, AL
1 Review
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December 2022
We always have the best time despite the fact our tickets ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS gets mixed up and we have to move seats ALWAYS!!!! the food is great! This year they added an acrobatic act!!! It is amazing!!!!
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Tip: If there is someone in your party that can’t stand for long periods of time, bring a wheelchair.

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Kristin M.
8 Reviews
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"Outstanding Dinner Show"
November 2022
Dolly's Stampede is fabulous! Wonderful show for all ages!! Staff is friendly and excellent and the show is wonderful. It's action packed and gets the crowd involved during the competition races. The food is cooked to perfection and very good! We enjoy the regular show year round, but we attended the Christmas show, which is a must see!!
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Tip: Allergies to hay/horses, don't go or take allergy meds. Only provided a fork, but you can eat all food given with the fork and/or your hands

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David Sears
Del City, OK
4 Reviews
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"Great time but time to add something new"
October 2022
We love the Stampede, but we've seen the regular and Christmas shows a few times each. It's time to update or change the show some, it's beginning to get old. So we've gone our last time until they do something new.
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Tip: Get there early and if you've seen it once, it hasn't change a bit

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Sarah James
Monroe, MI
2 Reviews
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"So much fun"
October 2022
This was a lot of fun! The food was delicious and the show was funny n a lot of fun
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Christine Martell
Clearfield, PA
2 Reviews
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"Great show"
September 2022
My 5-year-old loved it so much.
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Patty Embrey
Sumerduck, VA
4 Reviews
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"Very Good"
August 2022
Very good
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Tip: Bring tip money and come early

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RACHAEL NESSELRODT Tripster User Profile Image
Spotsylvania, VA
7 Reviews
"It was ok"
August 2022
i went with adults and a 10 year old. I enjoyed watching the show the food was not the best. we did not eat much of it and for the price that was a let down. the soup and biscuit was good . the chicken was not dry but just average the potato was litterly just a half a slice of baked potato nothing on it and a small ear of corn and a small slice of pork tenderloin that was dry. i didn't taste any butter on it. the dessert was a apple pastry it again was ok. for drinks before the show you could get a mixed drink during the show they had coke tea lemonade and water. we really enjoyed the show not so much the food .
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction

What is the seating for Dolly Parton's Stampede?

The theater will assign your row as best available in the general section.

Are cameras, audio, or video recording allowed during 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 do they serve at Dolly Parton's Stampede?

Dolly Parton's Stampede menu is a fabulous four-course feast that 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. The vegetarian feasts include a hot homemade biscuit, fire-roasted veggies with quinoa and multigrain rice, buttery corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, and a hot flakey apple turnover for dessert. Unlimited coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola. Optional addition: The Stampede's Original Creamy Vegetable Soup. (Soup is made with chicken broth.)

How long is Dolly Parton's Stampede show?

Dolly Parton's Stampede is approximately 1.5 hours.

Does Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner & Show have an intermission?

There is no intermission at the Dolly Parton Stampede Dinner & Show Pigeon Forge.

What is the size of the Stampede Theater?

The theater is 35,000 square feet.

How many rows constitute the Stampede Theater?

The theater’s arena is horseshoe-shaped and has 5 rows.

If my child is 2 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 they 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 horse walk and meet the 4-legged stars of the show.

What type of handicap seating/accessibility does the theater have?

Level handicap seating is available near the theater's restrooms. Accessible 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.

Are booster seats available?

Yes, booster seats are available free of charge but a child's ticket must be purchased to use one.