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, TN for a family feast and fantastic show fun for all ages. Celebrating over 30 years of providing quality family entertainment.

Back by popular demand, the impressive Longhorns make an appearance during the show as the pioneering settlers move west in search of new lands. For most guests, this is the closest they will come to these magnificent animals.

Stampede offers two shows in one – one-of-a-kind pre-show entertainment and a full-scale arena spectacular with a talented cast of performers, costumed servers, singing and dancing, trick riding with an impressive stable of 32 horses, and the spectacular “Roman Ride of Fire!” Guests are expected to bring a hearty appetite with them as they will be served Stampede’s traditional four-course feast.

Innovative new lighting technology brings the main arena backdrop to life and features a stunning tribute to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Please arrive an hour before show time to stroll the beautiful horsewalk, and enjoy the side-splitting comedy and bluegrass and country music of Stampede’s house band during the pre-show.

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.

Stampede Dinner Attractions operate in two popular vacation destinations: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri. They also operate Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Tripster Customer Reviews

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Wanda Lineberry
Check, VA
1 Review
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"Great Entertainment"
September 2019 NEW
Thoroughly enjoyed the pre-show as well as Stampede. Food was great and servers were fantastic. Very friendly
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Tip: May need to take something light weight for your arms if you are prone to be cold.

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Harry Roberts
Cabot, AR
2 Reviews
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"The greatest show"
September 2019 NEW
The show was wonderful, the food was really good and plenty to eat. The servers were very professional and helpful. We will be back.
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Tip: Get your tickets early and turn them in on the afternoon of the show.

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Tripster Customer
puyallup, WA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
September 2019 NEW
A very fulfilling event that will leave you full of excitement and food.
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Tip: Be aware that they will try and sell you pictures and if you want to keep your ticket as a souvenir, be aware that some servers will bend or fold your ticket based on what drink you get.

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Tripster Customer
Vanceburg , KY
2 Reviews
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"First timers"
September 2019 NEW
My husband and I went for the first time this year. The workers were very kind and friendly. Would definitely go back
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Hannah Allen
Resaca, GA
1 Review
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"Excellent Trip"
August 2019 NEW
My trip was great and awesome food and shows
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Tip: Should visit the different shows and good food.

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Karen Lackey
lenoir, NC
3 Reviews
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"Amazing show"
August 2019 NEW
3 adults and 1 3yr old boy.... he absolutely loved the show still talks about it every day
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Nicole Amitrano
Staten Island , NY
3 Reviews
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"Amazing in Every Way!"
August 2019 NEW
We had to decide to see this show or Hatfields and McCoys. We are so happy to have chosen Stampede (though Hatfields seems to have excellent reviews, too). The animals were gorgeous, the performers were talented and enthusiastic and the food was delicious. They offered nice sized portions and everything was hot and fresh. Every part of the show was pulse pounding, and when we weren't engaged in watching the animals and performers we were cracking up laughing at.wish Skeeter. He is as big of a star of the show than the animals and other performers. I would definitely see this show again. Some things to take note of: your server's gratuity is not included in your bill, there is no alcohol sold on premise, if you purchase a flag for $3 you can get it signed by the performers after the show. This was a big thrill with my son. We missed the pre-show, but that is included in your ticket price and I hear it's a great performance.
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Joyce Norris
Earlville, NY
2 Reviews
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"I would definitely do it again and again!!"
August 2019 NEW
The show was spectacular!! We went to the 6 pm show, but I would recommend attending the later show. We arrived at 4:30 to a parking lot almost full! When we left at 8:00 (one of the last to leave), there were only a few people arriving. Regardless of the time you go, I highly recommend it!!
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Tip: As I stated earlier, go to the later show--fewer people (at least on the Friday we went)

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Blairstown, New Jersey
"Dolly Parton's Dinner Stampede - Fun time and Great Food!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 16, 2019 NEW
Enjoyed the show with family. Actors were great and entertaining. Added bonus was the audience participation. Horses were beautiful to watch. Food was great too. Enjoyed the whole experience and would do it again.
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"This place was a blast."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 15, 2019 NEW
This place was a really fun experience. Make sure you go to the pre-show because that definitely set the mood to have a fun time. Our server for the show was Cortney on the North side and she was quick and friendly. The food was amazing too.
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"Great Night out at Dolly Parton Stampede"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 14, 2019 NEW
Family Reunion of 10 adults and we all had a great time. The pre-show was exciting and in the round so no matter where you sat you could enjoy it. Main show was fantastic with trick riders and a fire show. Food was very good. Waite staff was friendly and part of the show. Overall a great night of entertainment, fun and food.
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Rhonda P
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
"Great show with Delicious food!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 13, 2019 NEW
We enjoyed the show with some friends, the food was my favorite! A great show with wonderful actors and beautiful horses, accompanied by delicious food. Perfect for any age bring the family and enjoy a great meal and a fun filled evening of entertainment!
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Kellie D
"Fun Family Night Out!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 11, 2019 NEW
Wow, what an awesome dinner show! The pre-show was fantastic. We loved hearing the blue-grass band play all genres and interact with the audience in the saloon before the show. The waitress and waiters worked hard to make sure you had fun and were on point with their service - well done! The dinner show was well done, action packed and fun for all ages. The master of ceremonies interacted with the audience that brought laughter to the crowd. The food was good and plentiful! After the show, you can visit with the horses stable-side. Well worth the money!
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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.