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Dixie Stampede Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, TN

Dixie Stampede3849 ParkwayPigeon Forge, TN 37863
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Overview

Guests of all ages can enjoy Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, offering an exciting live performance paired with delicious homestyle cuisine. The dinner show features friendly North and South competition, jaw-dropping horse-riding stunts, extravagant special effects, lively musical productions and a four-course feast that’s sure to please any palate.

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from Ashley, one of our Pigeon Forge Travel Experts
  • Creamy vegetable soup and cheddar biscuits.
  • Ring of fire trick-riding stunts.
  • Interactive audience participation competitions like chicken races and “horse” riding.
  • Innovative new lighting technology bringing the main arena backdrop to life and featuring a stunning tribute to the Great Smoky Mountains.
  • 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.

Description

from Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction
Join Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN for a family feast and fantastic show fun for all ages. Celebrating 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.

Dixie Stampede offers two shows in one – a one-of-a-kind Dixie Belle Saloon pre-show 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 Dixie 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 Dixie Stampede’s house band in the Dixie Belle Saloon pre-show.

The Dixie Stampede Dinner includes:
  • Whole Rotisserie Chicken

  • Hickory Smoked Barbecued Pork Loin

  • Dixie's Original Creamy Vegetable Soup

  • Scrumptious Homemade Biscuit

  • Hot Buttered Corn on the Cob

  • Tasty Herb-basted Potato

  • Dixie's very own Specialty Dessert

  • Unlimited Pepsi, tea or coffee


  • In November and December, the Dixie 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.

    Dixie Stampede Dinner Attractions operate in two popular vacation destinations: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and Branson, Missouri. They also operate Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure in Pigeon Forge, and Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

441 Reviews
Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
Lawrenceburg, KY
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Must see!!"
April, 2017 NEW
Wonderful dinner and show! Even the pre show was great. Everyone there was nice and the food was really good. It's a must see when you go to pigeon forge!

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Brenda Foster
Brookhaven, MS
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dixie Stampede Dinner"
March, 2017
I was very disappointed this time when I ordered my tickets from this site. I've never had a problem until this time. I picked up our tickets Sunday for show on Monday. When I ordered I specifically said we needed south side. Well least to say when we got in there it was on north side. Really!!! We were disappointed and they said there was nothing they could do. Well I called and spoke with someone named Charles and he said that this website is not a guarantee to get on our south side. Well in the future I will not order from here. Because I think that's wrong and to know I order from here and then u get charged handling fees. You should b guaranteed to be seated on correct side.
Not Very HAPPY!!!! So what will y'all do to correct this problem I had?
Tip: Don't use this site if they don't guarantee your seats

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Bonnie L Marino
2 Reviews
"Dixie Stampede"
November, 2016
The show was superb. Had a wonderful time. Pre show was excellent
Tip: You eat with your hands.

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Dereatha king
2 Reviews
"Don't waste your money!"
November, 2016
we have been to Dixie stampeded several times This time we wanted to see the Christmas show at Dixie stampede thinking it would be so alsome only to be so disappointed we thought it would never be over it blew my mind!! Some of the horses acted up also one of the trick riders had to get off fix her saddle it's the very same show as always only with a few Christmas lights . I expected the show to be different there was a toy scene that was kinda of creepy wasn't like Dixie well anyway don't waste your money if your wanting see a Christmas show !

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Terry McManus
Saint Louis, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dixie Rookie"
August, 2016
We had a group of 10 travel to Pigeon Forge for the first time. We throughly enjoyed our trip. We ended the trip after visiting Dollywood with a visit to the Dixie Stampede. We all enjoyed the show and the meal very much we look forward to a return visit in the near future.
Tip: Be prepared for some southern hospitality

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Scelina Ellenberg
Tower Hill, IL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Honoring our American Heritage!!!"
August, 2016
The food was excellent and the entertainment was patriotic!!!! This is the second time we have enjoyed the Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction!!!!!

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Lexine Powers
1 Review
"Great night of fun and entertainment"
August, 2016
Preshow was outstanding, Dinner was Fantastic, The floor show was super, Loved the little piggy, My only complaint being an animal Lover< The ring of fire, The horse jumped though, I know that house hit that hoop, Just made me sick to the stomach
Tip: Long exit out of the Building

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Barbara Barrineau
Cairo, GA
5 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Family Fun"
August, 2016
I have had the pleasure of seeing this show twice in the last three years. It only gets better. I am booking a night for my children and grandchildren for Christmas this year.
Tip: Get ready to be entertainted and don't eat before going. Great abundance of the best tasting food ever.

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Samuel H
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
"Phenomenal "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2017 NEW
What a treat. Absolutely loved everything about the show. The chicken and pork was delicious. Wonderful soup. The talent is top notch. Skeeter was my favorite. Will certainly return and recommend others.
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Saint J
"kind of folksy circus act"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2017 NEW
we paid around 64 dollars each for the experience which comprises a folk trio in one area for the first part which i guess keeps you entertained while the main area is being prepped. then you move into the large entertainment area. its a revolving door show, up to 5 in a day apparently. i guess it was quite good in parts and perhaps best suited to people with young children. there were some quite good horse riding displays and some pleasant singing interludes. you are served a meal when you watch the performance which was simple but nice. there is no alcohol. the upsells were annoying though, 30 dollars for an entrance photo in a tacky folder, then selling you a flag, then really pushing for waitress tips at the end, they must have come round four times trawling for tips. one sad part was when they raced the chickens, one white chicken was obviously badly injured and the other white chicken wanted to stay with it yet the clown guy still kept shooing it on. then they picked it up and practically threw it on because it couldnt walk. animals are sentient beings and this clown fellow obviously isnt that nice a guy. a bit hippocritical really when they are saying how much they love and take care of animals.
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Teddi S
Sevierville, Tennessee, United States
"Not your typical attraction"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2017 NEW
Some very talented people and gorgeous horses! Excellent dinner service. Always a good time. You have to come to the Stampede if you come to town! Well worth it! You wont leave hungry or disappointed
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teresa123456
Batavia, Ohio
"So much fun!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2017 NEW
We had such a great time at the Dixie Stampede. The dinner was great and the show was wonderful. I suggest that everyone go.
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Rebecca T
"Great food."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed April 26, 2017 NEW
The soup is the bomb! All the food is good....you do not get silverware though. The kids loved the show...the adults loved the food.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dolly Parton's Dixie 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 Dixie Stampede?
Yes. There is a Dixie Belle Saloon Opening Act 50 minutes before the Dixie 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 Dixie 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 Dixie Stampede Horsewalk.

Are cameras, audio or video recording allowed at the show?
No, none of the above items are allowed. The Dixie Stampede has a team of professional photographers on-site though, and they take your group’s photo at the beginning of your Dixie Stampede experience.

What type of meal is served at the Dixie Stampede Show?
The fabulous four-course feast includes 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 Pepsi you like. Vegetarian meals are available by special request. Advance notice is required. 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 Dixie Stampede Dinner & Show. However, there is a 15 minute break between the Dixie Belle Saloon pre-show & the main arena spectacular.

What is the size of the Dixie Stampede Theater?
The theater is 35,000 square feet and seats 1090 people.

How many rows constitute the Dixie Stampede Theater?
The theater’s arena is horseshoe shaped and has 5 rows.

Approximately how long is the Dixie Stampede Show?
The show is approximately 2 ½ hours long.

Is preferred seating available?
In order to reserve preferred seating you must contact the show directly.

If my child is 3 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 Dixie Stampede located on the Parkway? Is it near a Traffic Light?
The Dixie 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 Dixie 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.