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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john Williams
Lawton, MI
2 Reviews
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"great value"
May 2019 NEW
great meal and show . Pre show was great too
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Tip: get there early and be ready to take pictures

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Kaitlin Downs
Columbus, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Excellent show!"
April 2019 NEW
We so enjoyed the Dixie Stampede Dinner show. It was entertaining the entire time! The food was excellent and you received more than enough! It was myself, my husband, my mother in law, and my 10 month old son. My son loved the show! It kept him entertained the entire time. Great show for the family!
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Tip: Keep in mind of the traffic based on time of year going to the show. Get there early to enjoy the pre show (carriage show) as well! Very nice music!

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Lauren M.
York, SC
1 Review
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"Best time for family!"
April 2019 NEW
Our family absolutely loves the Stampede!! It is always a fantastic show and wonderful food!! It is always the one thing we look forward to while visiting Pigeon Forge!
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Tip: Buy tickets early for best seats!

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Brenda Hancock
Dunn, NC
1 Review
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"Dolly Parton Stampede"
April 2019 NEW
We really enjoyed this show. Lots of crowd participation, good food, good entertainment
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Tip: Bring your family and your appetite

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Rachel Springer
Hacker Valley , WV
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful place to go with the entire family"
April 2019
Took my husband and 2 of my kids 1 whom is 6 and 1 whom is 15 and they loved it so did we... an awesome experience for the whole family...
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Tip: Be prepared for the horse smells. The food if so amazing and filling. Also, Seating is in bench form.

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fulton, MS
2 Reviews
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"we loved it great time our third time we want to come for christmas show"
April 2019
loved it awesome
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Tip: get there for preshow

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Mark Leake
Columbus, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome vacation"
April 2019
Very awesome place to visit with family
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Tip: Go hungry

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Adrena Mechelle Johnson
Calhoun , GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great time"
April 2019
We had a awesome time, we go tot he Dixie stampede ever time we are in Tennessee
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Tina D
Grand Rapids
"What a Show!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2019 NEW
This was such a nice, enjoyable show. the entertainers, riders, animals, and guest contestants were super. the food is non-stop...and so good. this is a must see for the whole family.
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"Dinner n a show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2019 NEW
Took my grandson so we could make memories and spend time together he had been a couole years earlier. I have never been so glad we went. The dinner was good. But the show was entertaining. The south won!!!!!!
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Winchester, Virginia
"Enjoyable dinner show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2019 NEW
The pre show was fine if you wanted to have a drink and listen to the local talent, but not a necessity. I would not recommend purchasing food, as the dinner was so much that we could not have eaten it if we had snacked ahead. I purchased our tickets online, where all you are guaranteed is a seat in the standard or premium area; however, in stopping at the Smoky Mountain Opry, they were able to get our seats in the top row. The view is fine, and the plus is that your seat is a chair, instead of sliding down a bench--also appeared to be roomier than the bench seats. I appreciated the vegetarian meal option, which was a pasta w/steamed broccoli dish, marinara sauce, plus the sides the meat eaters were given. Our server was very nice, and never once did we have to ask for a refill on our drinks. The show was highly entertaining--glad we decided to go.
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Jacksonville, Florida
"Dinnr show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2019 NEW
An amazing experience. The pre show was a little crowded and no service was offered to us from the bar maids walking around. The main show was humorous, visually stunning, a few dolly songs thrown in and some really beautiful horses and great riding. The food was AMAZING. Our waiter was great, bring cash for a tip.
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Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
"Great Horse Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 16, 2019 NEW
The show was action packed with stunt riders and amazing horses. The food is your standard fare would highly recommend this show to all ages.
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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.