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

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

704 Reviews
Theresa Brewer
Huntland , TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great get away"
December, 2018 NEW
We really had a great time and our pictures turned out really good. The food was great.
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Tip: Just relax and enjoy your time away

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Steve McDougald
Cherryville, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Dinner Show"
December, 2018 NEW
Had a great time at the show, food and service was great. The only problem we had was I had issues downloading the photo from the web site. But I have sent a message to customer service.
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Tip: come hungry

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
Bells, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Must See"
November, 2018 NEW
This was our first time to see the Christmas Show at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. It was great! If you haven’t seen it, you should make plans now.
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Tip: We went earlier in the day to pick up our tickets & then didn’t have to wait long at show time. Go early for the pre-show.

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Richard Mottor
Avon, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Very nice Christmas Show"
November, 2018 NEW
We enjoyed the Dolly Parton's Stampede Christmas Show. The food and service are always great and of course we enjoyed it very much. The Christmas show unfortunately had a slight disappointment for us in that we expected more of an emphasis on the True Christmas Story. We have been to the Stampede on a number of occasions, and always looked forward to the finale. That is where our disappointment came in. Were were expecting that standing ovation because of the intense excitement of the finale. We did not see that in this show. It is still a great show to attend and highly recommend it to others. Don't allow our slight disappointment from keeping you from attending a great performance by great performers.
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Tip: Expect to eat with your fingers (fun). Sit back and enjoy!

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
Ashland, OR
3 Reviews
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"Enjoyable - even for adults"
November, 2018 NEW
The food was outstanding, which I do not say lightly. I was surprised and delighted.
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Tip: Alcohol is not available.

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Marjorie Schutt
Knoxville, TN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Oh What Fun It is to write..."
November, 2018 NEW
What a fabulous show! Exciting! Thrilling and some fun competition. Beautiful costumes. Gorgeous horses. Extremely talented riders. The food was good too. Just an all around great evening. Highly recommend.
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Charles Kellner
Plant City, FL
1 Review
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"One of the best shows"
November, 2018 NEW
This is one of the best shows in Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. We always get tickets for a fabulous meal and Christmas show. Very funny and serious at times. The Nativity scene is just awesome and the animals are very well trained. The professionalism of the entertainers is superb. You will not be disappointed. Great for families. The entertainment before the show includes audience participation as well and is a fun time. Make sure to see this show especially while it is in the Christmas season. We never miss it. WE have been many times and always make it a point to include this in our itinerary.. We love Skeeter!!
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Tip: The dinner is finger food and it is a lot. Also they do take pictures before the show for you purchase if you desire, so dress if you wish for that. Get your tickets early the shows usually sell out.

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Stacy Celmer
Plymouth in, IN
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Amazing show"
November, 2018
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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Biloxi, Mississippi
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 11, 2018 NEW
Great food and entertainment. Much better than her other dinner theatre. We go every trip and always enjoy. Plus is you can buy soup pack and cook at home.
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Cleveland, Tennessee
"Anniversary Dinner Show"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 10, 2018 NEW
My wife and I went to the Christmas show at the Stampede. We have been to the stampede before but not to the Christmas shown. The food is very good the show was good and very funny. Background scenery was awesome and overall we had a wonderful time and interestingly we shared our 31st anniversary with the Stampede as they celebrated their 31st year as well.
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"Love the Show!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2018 NEW
Excellent service...excellent food...excellent show!! Definitely enjoyed the Christmas show more than the regular show! Should mention that gratuity isn’t included...and we don’t carry cash :( Luckily we scraped together enough for a small tip but felt really bad because our server was amazing...even being extra patient with our handsy 18 month old! A must see show during the holiday!
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Burnsville, North Carolina
"Great Christmas show.."
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed December 09, 2018 NEW
I have been to this show many, many times and each time it as wonderful as the first time I saw it. They still have the real meaning of Christmas in the show. The entertainment is top notch and the food is one of the best for the type it is. Staff is super friendly and helpful.
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Josie C
"Fun experience"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed December 08, 2018 NEW
The main downside was during the pre show if you want a drink you're forced to buy a souvenir mug. Other than that it was a really fun time. Photos are crazy over priced but I got them for the memories with my kids. The chicken was fantastic, biscuits and soup delicious. Tasty corn and potato. The pork was super dry, as in need a big drink before swallowing it so it didn't get stuck going down super dry. Finishing meal with Apple turnover and coffee, yum. The Christmas show was fun and entertaining as well as beautiful. The costumes brought everything to life for The season. For just a little while you forget all your life worries and get caught up in the beauty of what you're watching. Pig races such fun, little pony races were good too. Jaw dropping amazement watching the trick riders. Had a good time with kids. Not something I would do on a regular basis, but def a good time for something different.
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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.