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
  • 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 bringing the main arena backdrop to life and featuring a stunning tribute to the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • For the safety of yourself, other guests and our Cast Members, masks are recommended when entering, moving around and exiting the facility.


from Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
Dolly Parton’s Stampede has entertained guests for more than three decades with its exciting line-up of amazing equestrian acts, friendly competition, foot-stomping music, comedic fun, and a four-course feast. From the moment guests arrive, there are unique experiences to be made around every corner, starting in the 35,000 square-foot arenas where guests are introduced to the cast leading the show’s 32 magnificent horses.

Thanks to a state-of-the-art LED back set wall. Guests are immersed into an experience set in America’s Great Plains of yesteryear, where live buffalo and thundering longhorns roam, and settlers bring the American West to life. With singing, dancing, special effects, and impressive displays of horse-riding skills, guests truly feel like they are on the American frontier and then nestled under the stars in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Dolly Parton’s Stampede is filled with friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions, plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert!

Remember, the excitement begins before you even set foot in the door! Take a stroll down the Horse Walk and get an up-close look at the stars of the show, our beautiful variety of horse breeds.

Be sure to arrive early as you get ready for the High Spirited Adventure at The Smokies Most Fun Place to Eat!™

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.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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tammy humphrey
dickson, TN
1 Review
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"My vacation 2021"
June 2021 NEW
It was absolutely wonderful. The food was delivered and the waiter was friendly. The show was so entertaining. I will definitely be going again.
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Tip: Just be ready to have a great meal so come hungry. And you’ll have a great time.

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New Port Richey, FL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Good Show"
June 2021 NEW
We all enjoyed the show and the meal was better and much more than we had anticipated. The action and actors were equally more rehearsed and capable to entertain us completely from start to finish. We all agreed that we would see it again.
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Tip: I'm not sure how much the Covid-19 affected our show but once we entered inside the building we had to wait well over a half hour before we were seated. AND there was no seating provided or available for patrons who really needed to get off their feet. WE all found this unnecessary as well as everyone around us based on their comments.

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David Aszman
Brownstown, IN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Love it we went 3 times now"
June 2021 NEW
My daughter it's a special needs child and she loves going to see the show every time we go for the first time in three times we went we got to play in the skeeter games and she loved it got the book of coat many colors for participating
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Tip: The good meal and the fantastic show it was wonderful to see it again and being a parent of a special needs child

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Kristin M.
7 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fabulous Dinner Show"
February 2020
Dolly's Stampede Dinner Show is at the top of my list. The food is always cooked to perfection and served at proper temperatures. The wait staff is friendly and excellent, their service is remarkable considering how fast they move throughout the show, how many people they serve and the overall amount they do. The show is wonderful, great for all ages. The horse & riders are amazing and so neat to watch do their tricks. The comedy side is funny entertainment for all. The show is very well done and there is so much going on, it keeps you engaged the entire time you are there. I highly recommend this as a MUST SEE! You will not regret it and it will be at the top of your favorites list for sure!
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Tip: If you have allergies to horses or hay...either take meds or do not attend

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Terri Miles
Gulfport, MS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Christmas Show"
January 2020
The show was great and the employees were wonderful. Very professional and on spot. I was amazed at the show and the entertainment. They got the people involved and made the experience so much fun. Great price thru Tripster. I will use you again. Thanks
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Tip: Be ready to be entertained !!!!

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Brandon Drake
Louisville, KY
2 Reviews
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"Good Time"
December 2019
Took my 3 and 4 yr old daughters. They enjoyed the show. Great show to get in Christmas spirit.
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Tip: No alcohol.

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Kelly Yelton
Bostic, NC
2 Reviews
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"Christmas weekend"
December 2019
We have been many times and they have not disappointed us yet. We love the Christmas show. And, the food is always great. My wife has a gluten allergy and they go out of their way to have her an appetizer and dessert.
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Tip: Get the frozen boot mug for a great souvenir.

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Cindy Anderson
Palmer, TN
1 Review
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"Dolly Dixie stampede"
December 2019
It was a awesome enjoyable show. Good services!
Good valuable price thur Tripster.
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Tip: To go enough time and be hunrgy!

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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. 

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 feast includes Asian rice with vegetables, a homemade biscuit, hot buttered corn on the cob, tasty herb-basted potato, Stampede's very own specialty dessert, unlimited coffee, tea, and Coca-Cola. Optional addition: The Stampede's Orginal Creamy Vegetable Soup. (Soup is made with chicken broth)

What is the length of your intermission?
There is no intermission at the Stampede Dinner & Show.

What is the size of the Stampede Theater?
The theater is 35,000 square feet. We have reduced our capacity and are using barriers and adequate spacing to provide separation between parties.

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 1.5 hours long.

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 you have?
The parking is all level. Group drop-off, motorcoach & handicapped parking is located right upfront. 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 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.

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