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 Celebration! Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, and Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

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Stacy Celmer
Plymouth in, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing show"
November, 2018 NEW
We went for the opening nite Christmas show and the whole show was just amazing. my 2yr , 5yr, and 9yr old grandsons also went with us they loved every minute of it. I would definitely recommend this. You will love it as we did.
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Mark Wolfe
Cartersville , GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Stampede"
November, 2018 NEW
Great experience from the moment it starts. The dinner was delicious rotisserie chicken that was not dry, a potato wedge, and the soup was to die for. I would definitely recommend this show also outstanding service from our waitress Carly I believe her name.
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Tip: Get there early as lines form

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Natalie Hannah
Morton, MS
1 Review
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"Dixie Stampede"
November, 2018 NEW
Good but not magnificent as I thought it would be
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Tip: No eating utensils.

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Lisa Davis
Somerville, OH
1 Review
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"A must see!!"
November, 2018 NEW
Love this dinner show! I’ve been to Dixie Stampede at least 3 times over the years and it never disappoints!
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Terry Grissom
Maryville , TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"D Stampede always fun!"
November, 2018 NEW
Took 3 yr old grandson with family. Sawa different show than May or Christmas and it was a very nice southern frontier type show. Grandson loves horses so Stampede was a must! Food was delicious, price might seem high when purchasing tickets but really worth it
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priscilla abbott
edgerton, WI
2 Reviews
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"Enjoyable but take your own fork"
October, 2018 NEW
We enjoyed the show but they don't provide flatware and it was difficult to eat. The servers were excellent. The pre-show music was great but the lower level was crowded and the servers in that area were rude. My Dad is in a wheelchair and it was very tough to maneuver him with so many people.
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Tip: Take forks!!!

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Angela Hutchinson
Hanover, IN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Date Night But Family Atmosphere"
October, 2018 NEW
My husband and I enjoyed the thrill and comedy that was intertwined in this dinner show. The performers did an amazing job throughout the entire show. The food was excellent and plentiful. I would recommend this to families with children of any age. This was a clean family show. Thank you!
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Tip: Don't miss the pre-show!!!

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Tammy J.
Savannah, TN
2 Reviews
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"Fall Break with Grammy"
October, 2018 NEW
We loved the show, so much talent and the food was amazing!
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Tip: Go early and enjoy the preshow!

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terriland
Charleston, South Carolina
"Entertainment plus a show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 14, 2018 NEW
Went here for dinner. Was pleasantly surprised. The show was amazing with lots of talented showmen. Would be great for kids because it had quite a few animals for them and many colorful costumes. We went during the Christmas theme show. Food was very good. You do not have utensils so you do eat with your fingers. They also provide doggie bags since I doubt you can eat all the food served. It’s a really good experience for the whole family.
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in2putting
Louisville, Kentucky
"Excellent food and entertainment - Cumbersome entry area for preshow"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
Came here on a Tuesday night with 4 adults and 4 children 1-7. Based on previous reviews we purchased a ticket for the 3 year old even though he could have gotten in free. I would highly suggest purchasing a ticket for anyone you don't want to hold on your lap like a baby. There are no utensils to eat with so trying to eat with a couple of little ones that don't have their own seat could be a little cumbersome. Pay attention to where you park and think about your ability to depart the parking lot when about 300-400 other vehicles are exiting. Backing in to a spot near an exit might take a little extra time up front but should pay big dividends when you leave. The entry process is cumbersome as there is a single small entry way for about 1000 people. Plan on standing in line for 15-20 minutes from the entrance before you get in to the area where the pre-show is. You enter the theater after the pre-show from the upper level so it does not hurt to work your way up there about 15 minutes before showtime. Our food was excellent and served hot and we had great service from Kelsey. There are no utensils provided so you might want to put a couple of plastic knives and forks in your pocket if you have a hard time eating only with your hands. During dinner you watch a great show with lots of singing, horses, comedy, animals and pageantry. We enjoyed the evening very much.
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bigdaddyd701
"One of the best Christmas shows I have seen"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
Made a reservation to go to the Stampede for the wife’s birthday, she really loves the horses. We have been several times but have never seen the Christmas show. It was the best Christmas show we have ever seen. Between the trick riding and the competition between the North and South Pole it was amazing. And this is a dinner show as well. You start off in the saloon with a pre-show and appetizers. The bluegrass band that performs is phenomenal. Once you move into the arena they start to feed you dinner. You get a whole chicken, a pork chop, potato soup, a potato, a cheddar biscuit, corn on the cob, and an apple turnover. If you leave hungry it’s your own fault. A must see experience in Pigeon Forge.
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Handsomej379
Henderson, Kentucky
"Went to see the Christmas show "
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
We Bought our tickets online and showed up at 4:30 for the 6 pm show. The pre show was good. There was there fellas that played and sang. When you go in— go ahead upstairs and you won’t have to follow the “herd” so much when the time comes for the show. It is a horse theme show so be prepared to smell the horse arena atmosphere. The waiter we had was good. The food was good. If you don’t want to eat with your fingers stash some forks on you. The show is excellent but it didn’t change much from last year except all the North South Dixie stuff is gone. It’s pretty generic in the show. We had great time and it’s well worth the money.
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Mike E
"Truly Amazing"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed November 13, 2018 NEW
If you like western style entertainment and don't mind eating with your hands then this is the place for you. It is a little hectic at first while waiting to be seated but once you are seated the fun begins. Various types of western theme entertainment are provided while enjoying a wonderful meal that may of been served from the back of a chuck wagon.
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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.