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.


from Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction
Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, 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.

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

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john Lay
Smyrna, GA
1 Review
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"all was wonderful"
May 2022 NEW
The show was the best, the food was great and way more than we could eat, the service was wonderful our server was on top of everything
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Tip: arrive early and go by to see the horses, the gift shop is worth spending some time in

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Barbara Padgett
calhoun, GA
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May 2022 NEW
This was very easy to do i printed off my tickets the Dolly Pardon Stampede was Great will be using Tipster from now on.
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Tip: when you go to the show they will already have your name in there system .

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Ken Morris
Landisville, PA
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"Great show and dinner!!!"
April 2022 NEW
Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner was a great time! My wife and I enjoyed the food and the show. The food was great and they offered my wife a vegetarian option with no problem. The show was terrific and patriotic. Would highly recommend to anyone.
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Tip: Be prepared for a great time.

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Chrissty Adkins
South Point, OH
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"Took my mom to Dolly Parton Stampede after we lost my dad. Very much needed cheering up and she got it!"
April 2022 NEW
My mom has been alone after my dad passed and I was able to buy tickets and bring her to this show and she was so happy.
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Tip: Don't EAT before the show, plenty of food and enjoyment.... THE BEST!!

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Mandy Rocks
Mount Gilead, OH
2 Reviews
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"Fantastic Show"
April 2022
My two 12 year old boys, my husband and I all really enjoyed the show. I would describe it as a western circus. Well done and very entertaining.
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Tip: You will get messing hands when eating. There are live animals.

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Lynne Buckingham
Edgewater , FL
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"The BEST dinner show"
April 2022
Outstanding! An amazing experience! Great food, great atmosphere, & great entertainment! The server / waiter was on spot! Highly recommend / a must experience!
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Tip: Bring cash to tip your server

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Nicki Culpepper
Dawson, AL
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"It was wonderful"
April 2022
Very easy to get in, and it was an incredibly fun trip I appreciate tripster we bought several of our attraction tickets through you and couldn’t be happier
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Tip: Wax museum and pirates bay were really good!

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Christopher Bates
Birmingham, AL
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"Very wonderful experience"
April 2022
Very interesting and live, the food was great, I like the way the waiters were serving and acting, reminded me of the polar express scene when they were on the train.
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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.

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)

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. 

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.