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!

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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

456 Reviews
tammy p.
1 Review
"Dixie Stampede...not anymore!"
February, 2018 NEW
We have always enjoyed this show, never gotten tired of the food or entertainment and the patriotic theme. Until now, we are so incredibly disappointed that Dolly caved over the liberals that are literally trying to destroy our history and changed the name of her show. When the Emcee came out and used say "Welcome to the Dixie Stampede" it was just what started the entire show, it gave a since of pride and heritage to the atmosphere. Not planning on going back, Sorely disappointed!
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Tip: won't be the same!

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Teresa Brown
Bloomington, IN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Dixie Stampede"
February, 2018 NEW
This was one of the most wonderful shows I have ever seen brought tears to my eyes.
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Dianna Gilbert
Cleveland, TN
2 Reviews
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"Love It"
February, 2018 NEW
We all loved it but hate that the name got changed. The food is amazing
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Tip: the food is amazing and you'll have a great time watching the show.

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Linda Hines
MONTGOMERY, AL
1 Review
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"Excellent Experience at the Stampede"
February, 2018 NEW
Many of our friends have told us this was the best show they have ever seen. We thought we needed to go see this and so we booked the tickets to celebrate my husbands birthday. We were surprised and delighted by the talent, the show, the livestock and the entertainment. We could not believe we have this type of show so close to us. It was awesome!
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Tip: We did not know we would be eating with our hands, but it was fun and the food so good. We just lucked up with seating on a front row which was great.

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Sherry Midkiff
Utica, KY
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awesome"
February, 2018 NEW
I love going to show! The food is great and the show is awesome! Our parents love going with us and enjoy it every time!
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Tip: You don't use any utensils and they squeeze in everyone

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Diana Price
Milford, IN
1 Review
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"Dixie Stampede Pigeon Forge"
January, 2018 NEW
The whole family lived the Christmas show. And the meal was delicious. Thanks!
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Andrew green
Bulls Gap, TN
1 Review
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"Dixie stampede"
January, 2018 NEW
We had a great time I took my lady there for her bday neither one of us had been there since we were 5 we're 27 now and still had a blast!
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Melissa Yauger
Fairfield, OH
1 Review
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"Dixie Stampeded Dinner Show"
January, 2018 NEW
Purchasing tickets from reserve pigeon forge was so easy at a cheaper wait. I would use it again. We travel to the Smokies once or twice a year first time we ever used the service. We loved the Dixie Stampede We took our children for there birthday it was the Christmas show it was beautiful Food was excellent money well spent.
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Tip: Lots of things to do in the Smokies definetley see what the Dixie Stampede has two different Seasonal Shows both well worth seeing.

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Tiffany1107
Locust Grove, Georgia
"Just okay..."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2018 NEW
Show was great! Pre showw was good. Service was less to be desired, which causes me to score lower. We missed many great parts being asked to buy pictures and questions from servers. They also stood in front of my 7 year old, blocking his view many times. That is my only issue.
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Mcoburn05
"Wonderful experience!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2018 NEW
While expensive, this dinner show is definitely worth the money. My daughters (6,10,11) absolutely enjoyed the saloon show and the dinner show. The food is amazing and service is great!
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rodgerk943
"bring your appetite"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed February 16, 2018 NEW
the Dixie stampede is a great place,if you never been you must go, get there at lest a hour or more early gets busy quick ,and bring you appetite the food is plentiful and good
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Alyssa G
"Stampede"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2018 NEW
Dolly Parton’s stampede was very entertaining the staff were very friendly will definitely do it again.
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Tabitha V
"Valentines Honeymoon "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 15, 2018 NEW
We had a wonderful Valentines Honeymoon dinner @ Dixie Stampede last night❤️😍❤️Food was delicious as always😉
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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.