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

603 Reviews
lisa avans
buhl, AL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dixie stampede"
July, 2018 NEW
The best show in the smokies, on the edge of your seat the entire show. I would remmond getting tickets online they are cheaper n easier.
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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
HARRISBURG, IL
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Disappointed"
July, 2018 NEW
Apparently there is a pre show/entertainment before the main show which I didn’t know anything about so my family messed it. The main show seemed really short. When the server was bringing food(soup)/ drink out we was the last ones he served and he was having to give it sparingly and never brought more..we received way less than everyone else in his group.
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Rachel Pettry
Naoma, WV
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Family Entertainment!"
July, 2018 NEW
We had a great time! The food wasn't that good, but the show made up for it! We plan on coming back in the near future! Our family loved it!
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Christie Oldham
Rosedale , IN
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awesome place to visit"
July, 2018 NEW
Purchase tickets in advance to reduce the amount of time you spend standing in line, amazing pre-entertainment. Great show for all ages!
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Tip: Amazing entertainment, good food

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barbara miller
Clayhole, KY
2 Reviews
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"love"
July, 2018 NEW
the show was amazing ,the service was great really enjoy I am planning onm coming back
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Leah E.
Centre, AL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Family place"
July, 2018 NEW
We ALWAYS go here and love it!! Show and food is great!!!
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Tip: Buy tickets online ahead of time to make sure availability..

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Vanessa Rutter
new castle, VA
8 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Fun entertainment but bad experience getting in"
July, 2018 NEW
I had actually purchased my tickets thru reserve and had everything printed off and ready to go. I arrive at the window and they tell me my dates are completely different from what I have. My tickets show something else. I went from front row tickets to last row barely In the door. The plus the manager was super helpful to try to get my family in for the show but they were all disappointed with the seat location. Food was good and service was great. I had been here many times before. For me it seemed boring because the show never changes up at all so if you have seen it once....its the same next time. Great for kids to compete with the audience and all have good laughs.
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Tip: Check your tickets!!!

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Jennifer Lambert
Ravenna, OH
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Best night of our trip!"
July, 2018 NEW
The show was amazing! The food was great too! We had people in our group in all age categories! My mom who is 76 loved the show just as much as my daughter who is 5. This was the second time I have gone to the show and would still do it again in the future! Worth the price of admission.
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Tip: Get there early to listen to the pre-show music!

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Anna D
"Amazing!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
This place is full of fun and laughter and entertainment. The pre show was great! And the show was fantastic! Definitely recommend this place! Food is very good. I especially enjoyed the soup. Book early cuz it's usually sold out!
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Jane R
Nashville, Tennessee
"Family fun for everyone!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
From the time I made the ticket reservations until we left the building it was a success! First let me say that Miss Betty at reservations is a gem! I was making the reservations and I have two special needs grand-children. She worked with me to ensure that accommodations were made for both of my babies. I never was concerned because I knew she was going to have everything absolutely perfect for when we arrived, and it was! The pre-show is great! The singing from the band gets the audience engaged to begin the evening. Every time I come to the Stampede the show is somewhat different. The equestrians are absolute showmen/women who love what they are doing and thrill the audience. Skeeter is hilarious and will make the adults laugh just as hard as the children. This time my grand-daughter was asked to be a participant and she had a blast! The servers are kind and work extremely hard to make your meal awesome. The food always tastes delicious and there is plenty of it. You do not leave the Stampede hungry! If you have to have utensils then you better bring your own though because you do eat with your hands. They make sure to bring you a warm towel at the end of the meal to clean up with. Excellent show/entertainment and friendly/kind staff! Always a treat for me and my family!
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Brian D
"Never gets old"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
We've been here 5 times and it never gets old, it's a Great time for the family. And if you leave hungry it's your fault. You can tell the whole staff love's there jobs from start to finish. And come early the pre show is Excellent too.
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Mike G
"Vacation 2018"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 20, 2018 NEW
Our third dinner show and it didn't disappoint. Great food and awesome pre-show and regular show. Entertainment was awesome
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Kimberly B
"Fun Dinner"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 19, 2018 NEW
Family centered fun with a wholesome atmosphere. You have to arrive an hour early. There is a “pre-entertainment” area where you can purchase popcorn and non-alcoholic drinks. Everyone is then ushered to seats in the main area. All food is eaten with hands... chicken, corn on the cob, rolls, soup , etc. The show is entertaining.
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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.