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

530 Reviews
Rodney Swearingen
Burns, TN
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Must Do"
May, 2018 NEW
This is my family's second trip to the area and second experience at Dixie Stampede. I can tell you the pre-show entertainment is awesome, as well as the show food service. I highly recommend anyone to see this patriotic show at least two times to take in the full experience. I will certainly be back with my family for a third visit.
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Tip: Get there early for the pre-show entertainment, sit on the 2nd level, if you can.

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Andrea Grumbine
Womelsdorf, PA
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"My Vacation"
May, 2018 NEW
Couldn't believe how great everything from the preshow to the main event was! Very friendly staff, helpful.
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Tip: No utensils provided with

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Bill W.
Versailles, MO
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great show!"
May, 2018 NEW
We had a great time at the Stampede. Our server had a great personality and was fun, the food was good and show was great with some really talented performers.
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Tip: The pre-show itself was good but if we ever go again, we won't buy any refreshments there; they were expensive and just a waste of money.

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Kathy Ragsdale
Camden, TN
4 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"The food was amazing, the show was good."
May, 2018 NEW
The food here was amazing, there is always more than enough and it is delicious. I did not enjoy the show as much as I did when it was the Dixie Stampede. Our waitress was not very attentive and not very nice.
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Tip: Go hungry.

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Hope Muncy
Pearisburg, VA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very Good"
May, 2018 NEW
seating is tight
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Tip: seating is tight

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7 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Second time"
May, 2018 NEW
Saw this show before and loved it daughter wanted to see again the reason I gave less stars is the food want great for the money paid. Potato was hard and dry. The biscuit was rock hard. I got diet coke and not coke once
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Tip: Love the blue grass bsnd pre show

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elizabeth phillips
portland, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome show"
May, 2018 NEW
Loved the show in saloon and the food was great. Loved the show with dinner.
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Tip: Remember to get there an hour earlier for saloon show. Buy the soup for home to make easy and delicious

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pamela johnson
cumberland, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"dolly partons stampeed dinner attraction"
May, 2018 NEW
I absolutely loved the show and the food also service was outstanding I will be coming back in the fall
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Tip: just be prepared to be stunned because it is absolutely beautiful

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Duluth, Georgia
"Worth every penny"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 22, 2018 NEW
One word for this show: Amazing. Is it expensive? Yes. Is it worth every penny. Yes. Even though you are in a friendly competition between north and south, it really reminds you of what it is to be an American. From the horses, to the buffalo, to the lite up dancers, this show is so entertaining. There's nothing negative I can say about this one.
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"Great show and dinner!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
This is a dinner show that is well worth your time and money. I don't know how they do it but the food arrives warm and tasty while you are being thoroughly entertained. It is a family venue so don't look to satisfy a saloon thirst. A good place for kids though it is a bit challenging for parents with infants and strollers. As there are steps leading downward to rink level, I would recommend that Seniors ask for setting at the top. View is great and no dust from the horses.
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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
"Don't miss this show if you are in the area!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
This was our first visit to TN and one of my co-workers said they had seen all the shows and this was the best...and she was right! We really enjoyed the show a lot and the food was very good. Our waiter was very attentive and on the ball with serving our food and refilling our drinks. We do not have any complaints at all. This is well worth the money!!
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Edwin K
Wayne, New Jersey
"A Let Down"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
Big place but you felt like you were herded together and pushed through the place fast so the next show could start.The place is dry, no beer or drinks and the food was horrible.Asking way ho much of the staff.Ridiculous price for pictures that are taken of your family, 85.00 for three photos,crazy. So many other things to do there but do not fall for this place,keep your money and stay away.
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Lost Creek, West Virginia
"Great show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 20, 2018 NEW
Had not been here for 15 years, so decided to see show again. Did not disappoint! The food was great, big portions. Staff was exceptional and made our experience something to remember. Don't know why we waited so long to visit again!
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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.