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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Cary, North Carolina
They just spent millions developing a new show that was excellent with horseback riding, trapeze artists, pig and chicken races to Christmas songs for the season. The food was great...cornish hen, slice of pork, half potato, corn on the cob followed by an fabulous apple fritter...yum!! It was fun to eat with your hands, but some people came with their own forks. Great service by the waitress who carried the food out on big baking sheets with probably 25 chickens at a time. They had everything very organized to serve and pick up everything in a short period of time. Come early for the pre-show to hear more entertainment.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States
Starting with family pictures, the pre-show, filing into the arena, all run smoothly thanks to very friendly and helpful staff. The meal includes everything from soup to desert and is quite good. The show is entertaining and the result of what is obviously a lot of hard work and skill. The prices in the gift shop are pretty reasonable.
We went as a family, 3 girls ages 7 to 11. Everyone enjoyed the show and the meal. There really isn't much to see before the show with the horses as they state. If you want to look through the gift shop before hand you could get there about 75 mins before the starting time for the show. Otherwise, you can arrive about 60 mins before the start of your show. There is a show in the saloon room that starts 50 mins before the main show. If you do not have your tickets then add another 15 for getting your tickets. The Christmas show was presented when we went. I am not sure how this compares to the normal show, but we all enjoyed it. They still have horse stunts throughout, but several scenes are Christmas themed. I don't think that the premium seats are worth the added cost. If you want a drink during the saloon room show you have to buy a souvenir mug. This seems odd as drinks are included with your meal. They also have snacks for sale. I don't see the point to purchase as we were going to be eating in less than an hour. You can ask for cups of water if you wish not to pay before the main show. There is no alcohol served in any parts of the building.
Children loved it!! Especially because you can eat without forks..food was good & plenty to take some home. Very entertaining professional horse riders. Dolly doesn't disappoint.
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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.