Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede In Pigeon Forge TN #sponsored @DixieStampede

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If you are going to be in the Pigeon Forge/Sevierville/Gatlinburg area of Tennessee any time soon, then you must check out Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. It’s a dinner attraction with both great food and family entertainment featuring live animals and some of the most talented horse riders in the country.

It was rainy the day we went, but I think this picture looks cool, so I decided to share anyway.

It was rainy the day we went, but I think this picture looks cool, so I decided to share anyway.

Dolly Parton’s 2014 Dixie Stampede Show

Recently, the folks at Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede invited us up for Media Appreciation Day so that the family and I could check out 2014 show. We have been to the Dixie Stampede before, so we knew what to expect. But, I must say that the new show is amazing. There are live bison, doves and, of course, horses. There was some wonderful acrobatic horsemanship, along with some absolutely gorgeous performances from some extremely talented performers. I especially liked the southern belles out on the “gazebo” with their spectacular lighted dresses. I can’t even begin to describe it and for the animals’ safety, you are not allowed to take pictures during performances, so you will have to check it out for yourself.

Tasty Dixie Stampede Four Course Meal

We also received a full, four-course meal that consisted of a delicious homemade vegetable soup, biscuits, whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbecued pork loin, buttered corn on the cob, herb-basted potato and a specialty dessert. You must eat the soup. It is amazing! Between the show and the food, you definitely get your money’s worth.

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Be Sure To Arrive Early To Check Out Mountain Ruckus

If you are intending on going, be sure to arrive early to check out the Dixie Belle Saloon, a wonderful pre-show experience that includes drinks, popcorn, peanuts and other snacks along with entertainment from the renowned bluegrass, country music and comedy band Mountain Ruckus. These guys were royally entertaining, and I had a blast just listening to them. I laughed so hard at times I thought my sides would burst.

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Some other great things about Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede include the chance to meet the stars of the show, get a few autographs perhaps, and enjoy the hospitality of the belles as they gladly serve you at your seat inside the saloon. Also, if you are a vegetarian, let them know ahead of time and they will prepare you a strictly vegetarian meal.

Without a doubt, we believe that you and your family will enjoy the charm and personality of Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. Be sure to check them out when you are in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede also has a location in Branson, Missouri.

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About Jay Crawford

Jay enjoys cooking, music {his favorite artists are KISS, Def Leppard, the Eagles and a lot of the newer country music}, and sports {Carolina Panthers, Tarheels and the Appalachian State Mountaineers}. He also enjoys grilling out and cruising around with the radio up and the windows down.


  1. NO WAY – so now I totally want to take a road trip. I had no idea that place even existed, but I SO want to go!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      It really is a ton of fun. They used to have one in Myrtle Beach, too, but they changed it to Pirate’s Voyage – which is very cool, too. It’s still owned by Dolly Parton.

  2. That looks like so much fun and the food sounds amazing! I love Dolly Parton. I will have to check this out, thanks!

  3. This looks like a blast!! I would love to take my family there!

  4. What a great place to visit and explore! Thanks for sharing at least, we have now an idea of where to go whenever our feet take us to Tennessee someday.

  5. Wow! It’s like a modern day wild wild west dinner and show event! Sweet! I would love to take my family there!

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      Oh yes, and in the saloon, the servers are dressed in really fancy dresses like you would have seen then. They really have paid attention to every detail.

  6. This looks like a lot of fun! I wish we lived closer to things like this!

  7. I’ve never been to Tennessee. My Dad loves Dolly Parton so we’d go just for that if we were there. A horse show would be a bonus!

  8. I want to go see this it sounds like so much fun and I adore Dolly.

  9. We love the Dixie Stampede! We used to go as a family several times a year. We went again last year now that our kids are grown and they still loved it.

  10. I would love this place. If we are ever in the area we will make sure we plan to go there. I love Dolly.

  11. I have heard so much about this and have always wanted to go. It looks like you had a great time!

  12. I’ve driven past this place a ton of times but never gone. now I really want to go for a show!

  13. We’ve actually been to the Pirates Voyage (awesome) there but never the Dixie Stampede. I would love to though. I absolutely love that area, one of my favs in the whole world!

  14. I would love to go to this! Dolly Parton is such a legend. I had no idea this place existed

  15. We hope to take our kids to Brandon and take in all of the fun of Branson.

  16. Dolly is so awesome…she took her God-given talent and used her God-given looks to sing her way to the top. She has done very well with the Dixie Stampede too.

  17. This looks like so much fun! I Want to go now. Road trip in my future LOL

  18. this looks like a lot of fun. would have loved to see the animal show

  19. Sherry Compton says:

    Thanks for the tips on arriving early and getting the soup. I don’t often get soup places, but you have me very interested. Sounds like an entertaining delicious time.

  20. Mmm mm soup is my favorite so I would def. take your advice! What a fun visit!

  21. I have a cousin who LOVES Dolly. I mean, obsessively. I bet he would just die to go there. It sounds like really great entertainment.

  22. I have a cousin who is obsessed with Dolly. I know he would love it there! It looks like really great entertainment!

  23. What fun! I’ve always wanted to go to Dollywood.

  24. We went there on family vacation when I was in high school – it was SO much fun!!!

  25. I really like Dolly! Their menu has so many delicious options! Would love to try out those herb potatoes and the apple pie too.

  26. This likes a really awesome fun time. Dolly Parton I’d timeless!

  27. Sounds like an awesome restau. Thank you for recommending.

  28. Oh how cool! I think we used to have one here in Florida too. I’m not sure it’s open anymore but I always wanted to go!

  29. I didn’t even know Dolly Parton had a place like that, how cool!

  30. I have been wanting to visit Pigeon Forge for a long time. My mom and I are big fans of Dolly.

  31. OMG I love Dolly Parton! This looks like a fun place to take kiddos!

  32. This would definitely be a show that my Mom would have enjoyed. It sounds like a great time! I’ll have to check it out if I’m ever in the area!

  33. I’ve only seen Dolly in Glee, and another movie. I love how she sings “From here to the moon and back”, my fave.

  34. I have absolutely loved Dolly Parton since I was a little girl. It is on my bucket list to visit Dollywood in Pigeon Forge and has been for about 21 years. A dear family friend vacationed there the summer of 1993. While there, a little shop? was in the process of making stained glass ornaments for Dolly’s Christmas tree and to sell. The first one in the batch was a pink butterfly, which made its way home to me. Such a beautiful memory. Thanks for sharing your experience at the Dixie Stampede and for reminding me of that butterfly from so many years ago.

    • Dawn McAlexander says:

      I hope that you get to go there soon. It really isn’t too far from you and so worth the drive. 🙂

  35. We love Dixie Stampede! The last time we went was last thanksgiving and had a blast!!