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 Pirates Voyage in Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer Reviews

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Shannon Asher
Sellersburg, IN
1 Review
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March, 2019 NEW
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Bill H.
1 Review
"Great food! Great show! (Bring lots of cash)"
March, 2019 NEW
Rather pricey! We had to get preferred seating because regular seating was sold out. so we went the rest of the show without buying anything to make sure we had cash to tip the waitress who did a great job. I am a little hard of hearing and had a rough time with the rather snippy and rude lady in the booth purchasing my tickets. Be prepared to talk through a hole in plexiglass in a very loud area where you can't hear. They really should have a microphone & speaker. Other than that I would be giving it 5 stars.
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Tip: Bring lots of cash. Volume inside the show was perfect!

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Lynda Waters
Jefferson, GA
1 Review
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"Mini vacation"
February, 2019 NEW
It was a great time. My grandkids loved it. Very entertaining. And the food was good too. We’ll definitely be going back.
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Tip: Don’t forget to take some cash to leave for the servers, they work so hard

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Phyllis N.
Angie, LA
1 Review
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"Always enjoyed by all!"
January, 2019
We have been to Dixie Stampede many times, and it never gets old!
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Tip: You eat with your fingers, but the food is planned around that aspect. Lots of laughs!

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Lynn Fires
Dansville, NY
1 Review
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"best time"
January, 2019
This was a wonderful show. We were made very welcomed. The food was good. we traveled down from western NY , was very impressed had a wonderful time and looking forward to coming back.
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Kathlyn Cummings
Winchester, KY
1 Review
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"Wonderful experience!!!"
January, 2019
This was an absolutely wonderful experience overall!! So family friendly, great entertainment during and even before the show and quick and very courteous service!!
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JoAnn Tilley
Berry, AL
1 Review
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"Very enjoyable"
January, 2019
Great addition to holiday celebration
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Tip: Take a fork!

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Reserve Pigeon Forge Customer
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Christmas Dolly Parton Stampede Dinner"
January, 2019
You certainly get your moneys worth in attending this great show and wonderful dinner. The food is delicious and there is plenty of it and plenty of refills for soft drinks and Tea. Our server was very attentive. There is a preshow which is very entertaining .Our party of six ranging from 10 years old to 75, all enjoyed this experience.
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Tip: Plan on great food and great entertainment.

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Katrina C
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
"Great entertainment and family fun!"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 17, 2019 NEW
The pre-show entertainment was great and the dinner show was phenomenal! There was plenty of food and the service was awesome! It’s a must do for our family now every time we go to Pigeon forge!
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Charleston, West Virginia
"Great time"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed March 17, 2019 NEW
This was not our first time at the stampede but it has been a while. My son wasn’t impressed with the pre show but, he’s 4. He did LOVE the train song and walkin around the room in a “train” line. He LOVED the stampede show. The food was GREAT. I can’t wait to go back.
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Georgetown, Indiana
"An Absolute Classic"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 17, 2019 NEW
I have been coming here for for 20+ years. The food is always fantastic and the dining is unique. The entertainment, from the pre show to the dinner show, is always a lot of fun. In all my visits to Stampede I have never had a bad experience. It's a must do on any trip to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge.
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Glen C
Long Beach, Mississippi
"great fun"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 17, 2019 NEW
good family entertainment be prepared to be served a meal with no silverware its finger licking good, and entertainment is great. don't miss it
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Athens, Georgia
"Dolly Parton Stampede"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed March 16, 2019 NEW
Excellent food, talented performers, well worth it including the saloon pre-show entertainment. Our only question: what was the covering on the arena floor?
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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.