Dolly Parton's Stampede Pigeon Forge, TN

Dolly Parton's Stampede3849 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Fun and adventure await at the Dolly Parton Stampede Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! This Pigeon Forge dinner show pairs a delicious meal with a thrilling show featuring jaw-dropping horse-riding stunts, aerial acts, spectacular special effects, lively musical productions, and more. Stampede Pigeon Forge will leave you and your family with memories to hold for a lifetime.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • Innovative lighting technology brings the main arena backdrop to life and features a stunning tribute to the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. To reduce your wait time, do not arrive more than 45 minutes before your scheduled showtime.
  • Leftovers from the four-course feast can be taken to-go.
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon request.
  • Children 2 and under are free only if they sit in a parent's lap and eat from their plate.
  • Bring cash to tip server.
  • Strollers/carriers are not permitted in the building.


from Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
Billed as the Smokies' Most Fun Place to Eat, Dolly Parton's Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offers a dinner 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 fabulous Four-Course Feast meant to satisfy those delicious home-cooked, country-style cravings. The Stampede Pigeon Forge menu 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.

In November and December, the Pigeon Forge Stampede gets into the spirit of the holidays with a special Dolly Parton Stampede Christmas show for the whole family. Join the cast, including 32 magnificent horses, and take a nostalgic holiday trip with a friendly North Pole - South Pole rivalry. Watch in delight as the Sugar Plum Fairy brings toys to life right before your eyes. The live nativity scene, which includes three kings arriving atop real camels, brings the true meaning of Christmas to life. Santa himself will also make an appearance in a horse drawn sleigh. You will enjoy all the holiday entertainment while dining on their famous four-course meal, which includes:
  • Original Creamy Vegetable Soup
  • Hot Home-made Biscuit
  • Tender Whole Rotisserie Chicken
  • Hickory Smoked Pork Loin
  • Buttery Corn on the Cob
  • Herb Basted Potato
  • Flaky Apple Pastry
  • Unlimited Tea, Coffee, or Coca-Cola Products

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 the 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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Jana Stone
Wilkesville, OH
1 Review
"Best Dinner Show Ever!"
November 2023 NEW
This show is worth every penny. We had 7 in our party, ages 8-48, and each one enjoyed it just as much as the other. We plan to go back for the Christmas show in December because we had such a good time.
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Tip: There really aren't any bad seats. The food is amazing.

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Jeremy Boorman
1 Review
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"Great experience"
November 2023 NEW
Had a great time. Kids never lost interest
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Nancy Kent
Land O Lakes, FL
1 Review
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"Stampede Dinner"
October 2023
We were a group of 7. All of us had a terrific time and enjoyed the food. The show was fantastic and very entertaining. Enjoyed all of the variety of animals.
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Tip: Go hungry! Lots of food and drink!

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Carol R.
Adrian , MI
1 Review
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"Great time!"
September 2023
We had a great time at the stampede. From the special affects, to the entertainment and of course the food it was well worth it. Our waitress did a excellent job.
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Tip: Bring a bag for left overs.

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Jayess, MS
1 Review
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July 2023
I was really impressed with Tripstrster. They were so very helpful. I will be booking more places and reservations on my next trip through them. One thing that really impressed me was I asked him just because I had reservations. Did I still have to wait in line or did I go straight in? She said no you will have to wait till you get to the ticket countet and then they will send you
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James K.
Turbeville, SC
5 Reviews
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June 2023
We absolutely love this show, we have been taking the kids since they were younger and they are teens now and still love going to this show!
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Tip: Tripster did amazing with out tickets!

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Sheila Halls
2 Reviews
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May 2023
Great atmosphere for the Stampede. I loved the way everything flowed from the beginning with the buffalo with the early beginnings of the USA. Everyone involved with the stampede were highly talented.
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Tip: Bring your appetite and extra money for pictures

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Karla Boyd
Prairieville, LA
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"Dollywood Stampede"
April 2023
Booked with ease through tripster
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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 Pigeon Forge?

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?

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 in 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 seating/accessibility does the theater have for individuals with special needs?

Dolly Parton's Stampede facilities are fully accessible. 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. Please make a note of any special requests in the ticket section above when booking your reservation.

Are booster seats available?

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