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, Tennessee for high-spirited adventure! Celebrating its 33rd season, Dolly Parton’s Stampede provides a family feast and fantastic show that’s fun for all ages.

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. Head inside the two-story saloon for a mix of music and comedy from our very own Mountain Ruckus! You’ll laugh along at the humor as you clap along to the incredible bluegrass and country tunes – it’s all included in your visit!

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

811 Reviews
Terri Miles
Gulfport, MS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Christmas Show"
January 2020 NEW
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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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
Verified Traveler
"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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Kara Dillard
Cleveland, TN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Loved It!"
December 2019
Enjoyed every moment of this attraction.
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Tip: Be prepared to eat and take in the entertainment

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Kazuo Murata
Peachtree City, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Fantastic show, always"
December 2019
We are repeaters, and the show, food, and the pre-show have always impressed us so much. The quality of the show, foods, and the servers has never betrayed us. We thoroughly enjoyed everything.
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Tip: Get ready for a great time.

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Melissa Marlowe
Union Hall, VA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Family Time"
December 2019
Everything was absolutely great. We had loads of fun.
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Tip: Definitely go with tipster to bundle the deals

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Michelle K.
Silver Spring , MD
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Go to any other show in Pigeon Forge for a better time"
November 2019
I went in November to see the Christmas show. It was lame. Maybe the regular show is better. There was a strange skit about a north pole toy shop that was just creepy glow in the dark dancing toys. Then there was a live nativity with a few goats and wise men on camels. The only interesting horsemanship was the ring of fire where a woman rode two horses through a ring of fire. There was very little skill displayed during any of the horse events or during any of the competitions (pig, dog, and chicken races). I thought it was a waste of my money. I've been to Medieval Times, Pirates Voyage, and Hatfield and McCoy's dinner feud and I recommend that you see any of of those shows instead. The only good part was the food and that they easily accommodated my gluten allergy.
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TripAdvisor Reviews
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West Blocton, Alabama
"Stampede in Dixie "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 28, 2020 NEW
We were there for Christmas show. The food was great and the show was fun. Great horse tricks. Kids enjoyed and there is a military discount
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"Way Over-rated, overpriced."
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 27, 2020 NEW
High-priced and a herding experience. They herd u in the front door. Then herd you thru the photgrapher line ( I got belligerent over this and refused the photos). Then they make you wait in their ridiculously over-crowded saloon to buy their drinks and popcorn. You can hardly hear the band because of the environment. Then they herd you into the arena for the show and the feeding. The entertainment is OK, the food is OK (NOT worth the money though). Then the insult of the evening. They herd you out the door in 2 slow moving lines...forced thru their gift shop. Don't waste your money on this tourist rip-off. Take your family to a nice restaurant instead.
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Falkner, Mississippi
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2020 NEW
If you're in the area and have never been, this is simply a must-see. Make a reservation and load up the whole family for a fantastic meal and show.
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Dayton, Ohio
"Great Family Fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2020 NEW
We skipped the preshow because we have 2 kids under 4. You’re seated stadium style which was perfect for kids to see the show. It was fast paced show keeping them interested with music and animals. We aren’t country music fans but this was entertaining. Server was great! Food great for adults but not my kids we fed them before we got there. They asked my 4 year old to go down and chase chickens he got a medal and Dolly’s book coat of many colors! Great family fun!
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Seattle, Washington
"Just Terrible"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed January 20, 2020 NEW
I saw the Christmas show with family. I don't understand why people choose to see this garbage, I really don't. There was lip syncing to cheesy music. (I love Dolly Parton and was expecting a showcase of her wonderful music.) There were crowds of people shoved through the venue on a tight schedule. There was "comic relief" that was so terrible it made my brain hurt. There was incredibly bad food plopped onto our plastic plates. There were two redeeming qualities--friendly wait staff who worked their tails off and cool trick riding. However, the riding lasted for maybe ten minutes of the three hours of torture, and it meant trying to eat dinner in a venue that smelled like a barn. I'm sad that Dolly's name is attached to this nonsense.
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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 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 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.