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

Tripster Customer Reviews

833 Reviews
Marilyn Robinson
Biloxi , MS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Stampede Dinner Show"
January 2022 NEW
We go to the dinner show almost every year. I can honestly say that the service was terrible. The overall experience left a lot to be desired.
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Pat Dueitt
Lucedale , MS
1 Review
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"Great show !!!!"
December 2021 NEW
Great time with family we loved seeing the faces on our Grandkids it was wonderful !!!!
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Tip: Don’t eat before you get there!!!!

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James Turner
Eastaboga , AL
1 Review
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"Trip Dolly Parton stampede"
December 2021 NEW
It was nice to be able to walk right in and go to your seat without having to wait .and the Christmas shows are always good
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Tip: Plan ahead

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Tripster Customer
5 Reviews
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"Awesome Show"
December 2021 NEW
Awesome show, great food & service
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Tip: Have a big appetite

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Phyllis King
1 Review
"Excellent entertainment!"
December 2021
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed the entertainment. It’s family oriented and patriotic.
It’s a very large arena but all seats are good. Food was delicious, cooked to perfection and easily edible without utensils…..just added to the fun.
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Brittney Sumners
Huntsville, AL
1 Review
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"Amazing experience"
December 2021
My family loves this dinner show. We’ve been 3x now and we’re never disappointed. Thank you!
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Tip: It’s awesome and entertaining

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Ashley R.
Mechanicsville , VA
1 Review
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"A good time was had by all"
November 2021
The Dolly Parton Stampede was a good time. The show it’s self had a variety of acts. A little something for everyone. The food was tasty and the service was excellent! I would have liked to have had a knife with dinner.
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Tip: Go to the rest room before dinner. If you sit in the middle there is no way to get out unless everyone gets up.

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Kay Bright
Hodgenville, KY
1 Review
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"whole experiance was great"
November 2021
was easy to work with and we got everything we wanted
Stampeed show was wonderful
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Tip: what they want to see and. might want to check on traffic detures

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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.