Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN

Dolly Parton's Stampede3849 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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COVID – 19 PRECAUTIONS: For the safety of yourself, other guests and our Cast Members, If you are fully vaccinated then no masks are required. If you are not fully vaccinated, we suggest you wear your mask at all times except when eating.


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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Valerie Rigdon
St charles, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome Dinner Show!"
August 2021 NEW
Book early!!! I was amazed at how organized this was - serving dinner to all the people at the same time, while NOT being obtrusive as we watched the show. The food was delicious and plentiful. Amazing organization. LOVED the show, all of it! Just good entertainment.
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Tip: Book early, go hungry!

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Mark M.
Reynoldsville , PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Rodeo like family entertainment"
August 2021
Me, my husband, cousin and kids age 8-13 really enjoyed the show. 8 year old don’t eat much of the meal but we were able to take it home. Would have liked to seen more of a plot and more with the animals rather than the jokes and signing and dancing. Still very entertaining.
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Tip: Use the bathroom before entering seating and be prepared to have your picture taken after you check in

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Roger Miller
1 Review
August 2021
My wife and I have been coming to Dollys Stampede for over 25 years ans we love it
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Tip: be prepared to eat a delecious meal

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Rebecca Brooks
Huntsville, AL
1 Review
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"Stampede family fun night!"
July 2021
OMG my kids and I had a fabulous time at DP stampede dinner! The show was not just the BEST but the food was AMAZING! I will recommend this experience to all my friends and family!
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Tip: Make sure to wear something pretty cool since its a bit warm (especially in the summer time) and remember to have a great time and get prepared to be loud and rowdy!

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Tracie Smith
Trinity, TX
2 Reviews
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"Fantastic show"
July 2021
Amazing show for all ages. Loved he interaction with the crowd. Food was good too
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Tip: Let them know if any special diet or food allergies,, they have different food plates.

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Amy Clevy
Haubstadt, IN
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
July 2021
The food was amazing!! Very hot and the chicken just fell off the bone. Top notch. Our waiter was hilarious and entertaining too!
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Tip: Amazing food! Show was top notch

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tammy humphrey
dickson, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"My vacation 2021"
June 2021
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
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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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.