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 Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, and Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

470 Reviews
Jennifer Phillips
Monterey, TN
1 Review
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"Jenn's Review"
March, 2018 NEW
Loved the show
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Tip: Highly recommend the show

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Pam Hughes
Montgomery, AL
1 Review
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"DIXIE Stampede"
March, 2018 NEW
This was one of our best attractions. It is comfortable, organized, and extremely entertaining. Food was good, we had rotiessurie chicken, baked potato, pork loin, corn on cob, biscuit soup, and apple turnover !
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Tip: Go ahead of time as they recommend. There is plenty to do, you can go see the horses in the stables, gift shop, etc Fun times

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Joellen Hudson
Oolitic, IN
1 Review
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"Dixie Stampede excellent"
March, 2018 NEW
My granddaughter loved it she is five
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Tip: Be sure to be there for the pre-show it is excellent

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Sabrina Morris
Smithville, MS
2 Reviews
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"Great Show"
March, 2018 NEW
The kids loved every minute of it.
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Tip: Arrive early

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Michele Evans
Sevierville, TN
1 Review
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"We had a great time!"
March, 2018 NEW
We really enjoyed the Stampede show. The food was really good and you get plenty of it. The show was a lot of fun. Well worth the money.
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Tip: Good family show for all ages.

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Janet Watson
1 Review
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"Dolly's Dixie Stampede"
March, 2018 NEW
Our family loved Dixie Stampede! First time for son in law and grand children. The food was excellent and our server Matt was great!
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Marlee Slack
Monroe , NC
1 Review
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"Great time!"
March, 2018 NEW
My family and I had so much fun at the show. The food was great! I especially enjoyed the end when the entertainers did their final act with the American flag! It was beautiful and everyone was on their feet!!
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Destinie Getchey
Black Mountain, NC
1 Review
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"Review 2018"
March, 2018 NEW
I took my family (child 4yr) this past February 2018 & it was definitely something we all enjoyed. Robert (bobby) was our server, which provided phenomenal customer service. The food was excellent. The cast was very entertaining. Even down to the gift shop employees & the dress up area in the Saloon were sweet as could be. The pictures i did purchase, they turned out nicely. We have recommended to several people since going & have planned to return during Christmas. However, only down fall, the seating was quite uncomfortable due to being so closely seated. Only thing i would change.
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Tip: Seating is crowded so travel light.

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Philly N
"Fun to watch"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2018 NEW
Food was great and we loved the show. It was the first time we have been to a dinner show and our kids enjoyed it as well
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Lansing, Michigan
"Good Show & A Few Areas for Improvement"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed March 23, 2018 NEW
Our family (2 adults / 2 kids (14 & 11 yrs old) attended the Stampede dinner show this week. The overall show is a very good family event - clean fun with a variety of entertainment. Couple things to note: We went to the 3:30 PM show and arrived almost 45 minutes in advance and it was very difficult to find a parking space - so go early to get a spot. When you arrive inside, someone from the staff takes your picture - you will be shown the pictures after you sit down for dinner to see if you would like to buy them - it was $30 for one set and $45 for two different sets of pictures. The pictures are given to you in a "folding leather looking frame". We purchased one set - out of all the pictures we have had taken - I do think this has to be one of the best deals for your money. We did buy one set - the other set taken were just of our kids and we decided to just get the family shots. The Pros of the Event: (1) Facility is very clean and well kept up; (2) staff was very friendly and efficient when serving the food; (3) entertainers are very talented; and (4) the overall show experience was good. Things to Know Before You Go: (1) Parking was crowded - part of this is probably due to Branson - it is just crazy and we went "off-peak"; however, it was Oklahoma and Arkansas spring break; (2) Once you sit down for dinner, the servers provide drink options - tea, lemonade, water, and I think Pepsi products as part of your dinner - they do not have "real lemons", but packets of lemon juice, so if you like "lemon" in your water, it is not fresh - also if ordering coffee, which they serve - they only have powdered cream - yuck!; (3) You don't get silverware to eat with - you eat with your fingers, which was fun, but something to be aware of prior to going; (4) Food is good- you get a LOT of food, but not the best tasting - start off with a bowl of soup and biscuit (soup was okay, but biscuit didn't have flavor) you get a whole roasted chicken - it tasted very good, a potato slice - tastes like a baked potato, but no butter, sour cream - just salt and pepper packets on the table. Along with the chicken you get a slice of bbq pork loin and a roasted corn on the cob - both tasty. For dessert each person also gets an apple turnover. Again, food was okay. Overall if you are looking for family entertainment and your kids like animals, it is a good place to go - honestly, just not sure if it is worth the money.
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Saint Louis, Missouri
"Lots of fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2018 NEW
We went to the Stampede for the first time last night.. Was loads of fun.. Eating a very good meal with our fingers was fun. My daughter is a huge horse fan and she was in heaven. My fave part was the thunderbird dance.. Loved the show.
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"Great show and dinner. "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2018 NEW
The show was excellent as was dinner. The food was super tasty, as well as hot and fresh. The wait staff was also excellent. Recommend showing up early for the pre show!!
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Marietta, Georgia
"Very Enjoyable and Good Food"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 22, 2018 NEW
This is a real tourist trap, but by golly if it isn’t a fun one. It’s basically a countrified Medieval Times. There’s no silverware and you eat very ample portions during the show, which is very entertaining. So if you are squeamish, keep in mind you get a full little chicken that you tear apart with your hands. It is a little pricey, but you get a good evening of fun for it. The only negative we had was that my son’s mild asthma was bothering him a bit from the fog. (He's not allergic to horses, but that's something to keep in mind if you are.) It wasn't enough to have to leave, but he did have to use his puffer for the first time in over a year. But overall, it’s well run and family friendly in an old fashioned sense that you don’t see much anymore.
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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 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 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.