Dolly Parton's Stampede

Family Traditions Are Made At Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published August 14, 2019 / Last Updated August 14, 2019

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Treasured family memories start at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson, MO.

Family memories are among our most treasured possessions – from vacations spent exploring old favorites to new experiences that end up becoming lasting traditions. At Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson, MO, we strive to create the perfect experience for family fun and making the perfect memory!

Everyone who visits the Stampede seems to have their own explanation when asked: “what’s the best part of the show?” Dinner is bound to be the answer for many; with a four-course feast that is both plentiful and delicious, this meal is truly one of the show’s biggest stars. The 32 magnificent horses and the talented cast of riders often take #1 on the audience favorite list. From the dazzle of the Roman Ride of Fire to the elegance of “square dancing” on horseback, the equine stars and equestrians bring a wow factor not found in any other show anywhere. There’s also singing and dancing, longhorns and buffaloes, those majestic live animals that once roamed the Great American West. There’s comedy that will make you laugh out loud, some good old-fashioned competition and a patriotic salute including music by everyone’s favorite star, Dolly Parton, that’s a must-see event for families visiting Branson.

Guests should plan to arrive an hour before the main arena spectacular, stroll the beautiful horse walk and meet the 4-legged stars of the show. Then enjoy even more surprises in the Carriage Room. This music and comedy pre-show will have you clapping your hands and tapping your toes to the most fun blend of country and bluegrass music around.

Altogether, Dolly Parton’s Stampede gives your family an experience full of tradition, laughter, amazement and fun that they will cherish a lifetime.

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Dolly Parton’s Stampede Awarded Four #1 Rankings Among Pigeon Forge Attractions

Published August 13, 2019 / Last Updated August 13, 2019

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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman

Best of Pigeon Forge 2019 awards Stampede with four #1 finishes including Best Overall Attraction

The Best of Pigeon Forge 2019 awards, now in its 5th year, counted thousands of votes cast by the general public. Dolly Parton’s Stampede claimed the top prize in four categories – Best Overall Attraction, Best Indoor Attraction, Best Dinner Theater and Best Show!

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Exciting Pre-Show Entertainment

Your visit to Stampede begins with a stroll along our open-air stables! There, you’ll meet the stars of the show up close, and study the flawless lines of the Quarter Horse and Palomino breeds along the Horse Walk.

When you are ready to go inside, our costumed greeters will welcome you into our world-famous Saloon for a toe-tapping good time with our Opening Act, Mountain Ruckus! In addition to refreshments and fantastic music, the Saloon also offers children the chance to become part of Dolly Parton’s Stampede with our make-over experiences! Kids of all ages can become a Buckaroo or Prairie Princess!

About The Show

After guests have enjoyed the excitement of the pre-show in the Saloon, it’s time for the main event. The award-winning show is filled with friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert!

Four-Course Feast

The four-course feast includes a mouth-watering tender whole rotisserie chicken, delicious hickory smoked barbecued pork loin, Original Creamy Vegetable Soup, scrumptious homemade biscuit, hot buttered corn on the cob, tasty herb-basted potato, Stampede’s very own Specialty Dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea or coffee.

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Special Anniversary Show Celebrates 25 Seasons At The Comedy Barn

Published July 31, 2019 / Last Updated July 31, 2019

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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman

The Comedy Barn Theater celebrated 25 seasons of laughs during a special anniversary show in Pigeon Forge, TN!

In 2019, The Comedy Barn Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN is celebrating 25 years of laughs, family fun and clean comedy. A special show on Tuesday night, July 30, commemorated this extraordinary entertainment milestone.

Year after year, The Comedy Barn receives the title of Pigeon Forge’s Funniest Show. This hilarious show combines the talents and fun antics of magicians, comedians, jugglers, ventriloquists, and even members of the audience in a variety of fun routines that offer surprises and laughs galore. Lovable animals take the stage for more family fun, while live country and gospel music as well as Smoky Mountain clogging also take center stage with memorable performances that everyone in attendance will enjoy.

Original Cast Members

Four original cast members have been entertaining young and old at The Comedy Barn Theater since the first show in 1994, and they each have favorite memories and parts of the act that they find special and offer some of the many reasons why people come to this show – and even more why they keep coming back year after year. Ron Jeffery came to the area 35 years ago to play bass for Hee Haw legend Archie Campbell’s show, then joined the original Comedy Barn cast. Eric Lambert was one of the original comedians, Buddy Cline has been the band’s drummer since that first night, and Charlie King has provided the band with its guitar melodies for all 25 years. Kathy Kearney, now Executive Assistant to the General Manager at the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, also came on board – first selling tickets for the show and then joining the cast in the magician and animal acts.

Jeffery says he knows what makes the Comedy Barn so special. “The whole place is a family, and everyone has been here so long, everyone gets along. People come in here to see (comedian) Danny (Devaney), to see me and Eric. It’s just such a unique situation that keeps people coming back.” Kearney noted that it’s two very simple ingredients that set this show apart: “Good clean comedy and laughter are what has made it such a favorite throughout the years.”

Cline added that while the show has played for two and a half decades, each night is a different experience.

“The audience makes the show so special, because it’s different every night. The people you have up on stage, like Eric, you never know what he is going to do. Even though we have been doing it for 25 years, some person could come on stage (in the audience participation segments) and do it totally different and do something we have never seen before.”

Special Memories

While this show celebrates its 25th anniversary of entertaining Smoky Mountain visitors, the troupe at The Comedy Barn knows that each show is an opportunity to provide special memories for those in attendance. Jeffery says he remembers one couple who came 15 times in one year. “You get to know the guests by name, you get to know their kids, and 25 years later, you get to know their grandkids. It is just amazing how generations of families come to Comedy Barn.” King echoed those comments. “It is awesome to be a part of something this life-changing as far as lots of customers coming back year after year after year after year. We see the same folks come back from Texas, Florida, Georgia, and California just to name a few places. What we have here is very special; it is like no other.”

The cast enjoys their jobs, and it shows on stage – to the audience and to their fellow entertainers. The cast enjoys their jobs, and it shows on stage – to the audience and to their fellow entertainers. “My favorite thing that I get to do is improvisation (with the audience),” Lambert said, “that freedom to say something that will make everyone laugh from ages three to 90 is what makes this a wonderful, challenging and rewarding job.” King says he just loves doing what he does – playing the guitar – and loves to hear Kendall Manning sing. “And of course, I love Danny and Eric. Those two are absolutely unbelievable – just fantastic comedians.” Cline loves the interaction with fellow original Ron Jeffery on the Hank Snow classic “I’ve Been Everywhere.” “Even though we’ve done the number so much, it’s still fun to play every show (after 25 years).”

More Laughs To Come

This award-winning comedy-variety adventure shows no signs of slowing down as it heads into its next 25 years. “I knew that (we) would be here 25 years later,” Lambert said. “The reason is that we always intended for this to be something that took a stand; we built the Comedy Barn on the principles of clean family comedy and audience interactions; those things are eternal.” His co-star Charlie King summed it up similarly. “The night of the first show just seemed like everything worked. Everybody was just happy performing with each other, and we still are. Throughout the years, it’s been easy for us to accept new cast members as they become part of the family. The people that I work with have been so amazing – we are like family.” Jeffery added, “After one week, I had a feeling this was something pretty special.” Kearney summed up why she is still part of The Comedy Barn family after 25 years: “It’s home.”

Millions of new laughs can be heard just ahead as the Comedy Barns heads into its next decades of good clean fun. “It’s our job to make our guests laugh,” Lambert said, “and in 25 years, we have learned very well how to make families laugh.”

 

 

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The Comedy Barn Celebrates 25 Years

Published July 22, 2019 / Last Updated July 22, 2019

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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman

For 25 years, The Comedy Barn has supplied barrels of laughs at the world’s longest-running clean comedy theater.

For 25 seasons, The Comedy Barn Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN has combined the talents and fun antics of magicians, comedians, jugglers, ventriloquists and members of the audience in a variety of fun routines offering surprises and laughs galore.

It’s time to recognize those millions of laughs and memories from 25 seasons with a special show to celebrate the unending laughter and family fun of what has become the most successful and most attended clean comedy theater in the world!

On July 30, 2019, The Comedy Barn will host a special show celebrating their incredible 25 years of fun and laughter.

 

 

About The Comedy Barn

The Comedy Barn® Theater in Pigeon Forge offers clean comedy for an enjoyable evening of family fun while you are on your vacation or getaway. Over two hours of side-splitting jokes and hilarious antics. You’ll laugh until you can’t laugh anymore.

The Comedy Barn was purchased by Dolly Parton’s dinner show company, World Choice Investments (WCI) in February 2019. Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, Smoky Mountain Opry and Magic Beyond Belief were included in the acquisition.

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Hallmark Channel Announces “Christmas At Dollywood,” Starring Danica McKellar

Published July 12, 2019 / Last Updated July 12, 2019

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Production to begin on Hallmark Channel’s “Christmas At Dollywood,” Starring Danica McKellar with a special appearance by Country Music legend and American Treasure, Dolly Parton

A Must-See Film, In a Must-See Place, Just in Time for Hallmark Channel’s Ratings-Winning 10th Anniversary of COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS

Hallmark Channel announces Danica McKellar, is set as the lead of the World Premiere Original Movie, “Christmas At Dollywood,” premiering in December as part of the network’s 10th Anniversary salute to its #1-rated COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS program event. Making a special appearance in the film is Dollywood’s beloved namesake, country music legend and American treasure, Dolly Parton. The film commences principal photography at the theme park in November.

In “Christmas At Dollywood,” Rachel Lewis (McKellar) is a single mom and award-winning Broadway producer who learns investors have mismanaged her latest theatrical – a holiday extravaganza – into bankruptcy, forcing the show to close before it opens. Rachel is dismayed, but not for long, as her friend calls from Tennessee to let her know there is an opportunity for a seasoned pro to produce a show for the 20th anniversary of the award-winning Smoky Mountain Christmas festival at Dollywood. One caveat, Rachel learns this is a co-production with Luke Hakman, entertainment director for Dollywood.

Luke is a long-time Dollywood employee who sees the holiday show as key to him becoming the park’s next GM. With nine-year-old daughter Amy in tow, Rachel leaves New York City to return to her Appalachian mountain roots. Every night as Rachel tucks Amy into bed, she tells the child a new ADVENTURES OF AMY story, a collection of personal mother-daughter bedtime stories Rachel hopes to author someday. One night, Rachel tells Amy about a little girl following Santa Claus on his route. Using the stars as her guide, fantasy Amy travels with Santa to the Northern Lights. Rachel tells her child the lights are so magical and beautiful that Amy can always look to the night sky to find her way home. Is this an idea for the new Dollywood show? Rachel thinks so, though she will have to convince a skeptical Luke who has his own vision of success. As the pair meets in the middle to please the boss, little do Rachel and Luke realize love lurks in all the unexpected places because this isn’t the Great White Way. Or Hollywood. This is Dollywood!

“Dolly Parton is a bright light who is rich in spirit, kindness, and love. ‘Christmas At Dollywood’ features Danica McKellar in a story about finding love and new beginnings in the most familiar place — home. A holiday movie set in a winter wonderland like Dollywood exemplifies the quality of the talent, storytelling, and filmmaking that has made COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS the #1 program event on television for ten years,” said Michelle Vicary, Executive Vice President, Programming & Publicity, Crown Media Family Networks.

Danica McKellar and Dolly Parton share a special connection to children’s literacy: both are successful authors and two of Danica’s books can be found in Dolly’s world-renowned Imagination Library.

“Christmas At Dollywood” is written by Nina Weinman. Executive Producers are Alan Ett and Bruce Hendricks.

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