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

659 Reviews
Diane Flynn
East Quogue, NY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Everyone must see this!"
September, 2018 NEW
We had a fabulous time. Spent the day exploring Pigeon Forge then the Stampede Dinner and spent the night. The show was so wonderful it kept my grandsons so happy that they want to go back next time I visit.
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Tip: Go hungry and prepare to be throughly entertained.

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
MERCERSBURG, PA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Outstanding"
September, 2018 NEW
My husband and myself had the best time our first vacation together the stampede show was awesome but I have to give kudos to our server we had his name was Cody he did an awesome job restaurants need more people like him . We will definitely be back next year.
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Tip: Great service fantastic people

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Kathleen Herron
Saint Matthews, SC
3 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Awesome!!!"
September, 2018 NEW
Every part of the Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner was awesome...the dinner was great so do not eat before going....our server, Dakota was very helpful and friendly...seeing all the different animals and riders was so awesome that they held your attention all the time...there was not a dull moment ....there were also plenty of laughs...a must see...
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Tip: Do not eat before you go and dress comfortable.

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Ashley Galloway
Whitleyville, TN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Always a great time!"
September, 2018 NEW
This was our second time at the Stampede first time with the kids and they absoluey loved it! Booking through reserve direct saved a ton of money also!
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Tip: The serving sizes are big we ordered one children’s plate and it 3 and 4 year old sat in the same seat and are off the same plate!

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Willis Lynn
Kennesaw, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Wonderful dinner show!"
September, 2018 NEW
My wife and I went to Pigeon Forge for our 10th wedding anniversary. The both of us had never been to a dinner show before. We were blown away with how awesome the show was. It definitely had surprises we did not expect and the food was DELICIOUS!!! The entire staff was excellent and our experience was PERFECT!!!
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Tip: Arrive early for a dinner pre-show with award winning musicians.

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Jody Lusk
Seneca, SC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome entertainment !"
September, 2018 NEW
Me and my girlfriend celebrated our anniversary going to Pigeon Forge and went to Dixie Stampede. It was absolutely great ! Pre show, main show and dinner all for around fifty bucks. I would encourage anyone to not miss this when visiting Pigeon Forge.
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Tip: Go an hour early before main show to catch pre show and a good parking place.

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Kim Stankiewicz
Dundalk, MD
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great fun"
September, 2018 NEW
This was a great time with good food. You get alot of food for your money. The show is none stop fun.
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Tip: Be ready to have your belly filled and see a great show.

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Jori Shaffer
Livingston, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great Family Experience!"
September, 2018 NEW
Once again, we enjoyed our visit to the Stampede! The acts kept us and our 3 boys (ages 9,4 and 2) entertained throughout the show. The food and service were excellent. We are planning on returning for the Christmas Show in December.
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Kathy B
"Great time for everyone!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
A lot of good food. Entertaining show. They have people from the audience come down to join in the fun. Grand flag ending!
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Mohrhorses
"Fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 20, 2018 NEW
The food is scrumptious and the entertainment is top notch. Loved the bluegrass pre show and the main event did not disappoint! Horses are so amazing the actors/dancers are so talented.
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michaeljbulmer
London, Canada
"A must see Fun for everyone"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2018 NEW
The Show was great fun. It had rodeo , dancing, singing, and more. The food was very good.. You eat with just your fingers no utensils. The soup was served in bowl. delightful cream soup, followed by a whole small chicken, a slice of ham half a potato and cob of corn. all cooked perfectly. pop was also included. The service was amazing. they have this down to an art. very enjoyable
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James M
"A family friendly show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2018 NEW
The Stampede is an experience. You’ll want to arrive at the theater early as your seating is a function of when you get your tickets. The later you are, the further back you sit in the arena. On your way into the theater, a staff member takes your photo. The experience begins with musical entertainment in an anteroom with long tables and narrow aisles. We arrived an hour early, and the room was already very full of people. After the entertainment, the audience is dismissed to move upstairs for seating in the arena for dinner and the show. You sit on cushioned benches with limited leg room and very narrow seating. The servers are lightening fast and friendly. The meal begins with drinks, a small bowl of thin potato soup, and a biscuit. The meal, which consisted of a whole game hen, a slab of pork loin, and a slice of baked potato, was served warm despite the huge number of meals being served. The meal ended with an apple turnover. The one thing about the meal that many will find disconcerting is that you are not provided any eating utensils. The show host proudly announces that you must eat your meal with your fingers. So, keep that in mind and go prepared. I suggest you take plastic utensils. The show is a spectacle featuring trick riding, Conestoga wagons, long horn cattle, bison, racing pigs, pigeons, ponies, and a comic, an aerial act, and magic. The show also involves audience participation. After you have gotten nice and greasy with your meal, a staff member brings a packet consisting of your photos for you to examine. The packet costs $35. Be careful to keep it out of harms way. As the meal ends, your server offers you a take-home bag for your leftovers. The show adjourns into a gift shop.
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John I
Clifton Park, New York
"Great entertainment, but boy - the food......."
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 19, 2018 NEW
This attraction has a pre-show, where 3 accomplished musicians serenade the crowd before the actual show. That show is pavilion (picnic table) seating which is random and awkward. You can buy non-alcoholic drinks and popcorn, if you are starving. You are then shuffled (along with 1100 of your closest new friends) into an arena, where the show and dinner begin. Show was great. Probably 10 different competitions, some with horses - some without. Dinner was plebeian. Small chicken, slice of fried potato, slice of pork, cream of vegetable soup, and a cheddar biscuit. No utensils. I felt like I was at a Roman festival. If one can get over the fact that you are there for the show, and not the food, you will be very happy. By the way - very patriotic show, which is good.
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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.