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Dolly Parton’s Stampede Ramps Up For Christmas Shows In MO & TN

Published October 28, 2020 / Last Updated October 28, 2020
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The magic of the Christmas season is arriving at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson, MO, and Pigeon Forge, TN.

The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction receives a festive twist for the holiday season with the magnificent sights and sounds of Christmas, including a full-scale living Nativity, holiday decorations, Santa Claus, and a fabulous four-course yuletide feast. In Branson, MO, Christmas shows start on October 29, 2020. The Christmas show debuts in Pigeon Forge, TN on  November 3.

“Christmas is a very special time of year at Dolly Parton’s Stampede,” said David Swangel, General Manager of the Stampede in Pigeon Forge. “While our thrilling show provides fun for our guests, we also take time to celebrate the true meaning of the season, thanks to a full-scale, living Nativity that will transport guests back to that first Christmas so long ago. It’s special to our entire cast and staff when families share with us that this show has become a treasured part of their annual holiday traditions.”

Live Nativity

Guests will be awed by the birth of Jesus re-enacted with Mary, Joseph, the wise men and a living Nativity of camels, donkeys and sheep. This touching scene is a reminder of the importance of the Christmas season.

Holiday Magic

Adults and children alike will enjoy “The Magic of Toys,” an amazing musical fantasy starring The Sugar Plum Fairy and a number of toys she magically brings to life in a celebration which includes a stunning aerial display set to the unforgettable music of The Nutcracker.

Stampede’s 32 magnificent horses, not to be confused with Santa’s reindeer, race in exciting competitions as audience members cheer their respective sides of the North Pole and South Pole on to victory. No Christmas is complete without an appearance by Santa, so after the arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of glistening, freshly fallen snow, Old Saint Nick arrives by sleigh to complete the festivities.

The entire Christmas experience is enhanced by the state-of-the-art, LED wall backdrop to the show’s 35,000-square-foot arena, which seamlessly complements the exciting action with stunning holiday scenery. Guests will feel as if they instantly have been transported deep in to the natural beauty of Christmas from the foothills surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains and to the clear skies above Bethlehem on the night of Jesus’ birth.

Four-Course Holiday Feast

Christmas dinner, the other star of the show, includes Stampede’s signature four-course holiday feast consisting of Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup, homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Stampede’s own specialty holiday dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee. Vegetarian and gluten free meals are available upon request.

Dolly Parton’s Stampede will continue to observe social distancing, enhanced sanitation, and all other guidelines as provided by the CDC as well as those of Tennessee and Missouri.

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Last Blast Of Summer in Branson & Pigeon Forge

Published August 5, 2020 / Last Updated August 5, 2020
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.

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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Visit Branson, MO or Pigeon Forge, TN for a last blast of summer at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud and The Comedy Barn.

Summer is winding down soon. Take advantage of these last few weeks and make some wonderful memories in Branson, MO or Pigeon Forge, TN. Book tickets today and bring your family to Dolly Parton’s Stampede (Branson and Pigeon Forge), Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show (Pigeon Forge), Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud (Pigeon Forge) and The Comedy Barn (Pigeon Forge).

Dolly Parton’s Stampede In Branson and Pigeon Forge

It’s time to Stampede! Bring your family to Dolly Parton’s Stampede. It’s filled with friendly competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert!

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

Located in Pigeon Forge, TN, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show invites you to join the most famous pirate, Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in a battle on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in an indoor hideaway lagoon! Be amazed by beautiful mermaids, tropical birds, and much more all while you enjoy a fabulous four-course feast.

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

Gather your family and become part of the longest-running feud in history and help the Hatfields and McCoys try to settle their differences mountain-style. Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the singin’ and dancin’, mighty feats of strength, jaw-dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy at Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud. The chaos doesn’t stop with fightin’ cousins! You’ll watch divin’ Hillbillies and divin’ dogs, – in our swimmin’ hole!

The Comedy Barn

It’s the most successful and most attended clean comedy theater in the world! Filled with “clean comedy” for every member of the family, this wholesome show literally is non-stop with a variety of comedic talent and musical entertainment for an evening of family fun and unending laughter. Our comedy variety show is sure to entertain with fun barnyard animals, magicians, jugglers, ventriloquists, comedians, live country and gospel music. It’s a night of a thousand laughs – guaranteed! The Comedy Barn is suited for the entire family and an evening of entertainment sure to get the giggles going.

Bring the family together today and share a special experience that you will always remember.

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Dolly Parton’s Stampede Announces Reopening Dates

Published June 18, 2020 / Last Updated June 18, 2020
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Dolly Parton’s Stampede will open for its first dinner shows in Branson on Wednesday, July 1, and in Pigeon Forge on Friday, July 3.

Known as “the most fun place to eat,” Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction is a one-of-a-kind, high-spirited adventure fueled by magnificent horses, comedy and music, and a four-course feast. Guests enter the 35,000-square-foot main arena to witness expert riders guide 32 magnificent horses through barrel races, flame-engulfed hoops, trick riding and other adventures. A striking 12.5 million LED video wall backdrop immerses guests into an experience set in America’s Great Plains of yesteryear, where live buffalo and thundering longhorns roam.

With singing, dancing, special effects and impressive displays of equestrian skill, guests truly feel like they are in the West or nestled under the stars in the mountains. Dinner, the other star of the show, includes a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbeque pork loin, Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup, biscuits, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, a specialty dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea or coffee.

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2020 Season Underway At Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published February 3, 2020 / Last Updated February 3, 2020

The exciting 2020 season is underway at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN and opens on Feb. 21 in Branson, MO!

For over 30 years, Dolly Parton’s Stampede has been an attraction that’s provided wonderful memories for all that have visited! Dolly and the amazing performers at the Stampede are getting excited about the 2020 season. From pre-show entertainment to breathtaking horse riding stunts while enjoying a savory feast, there is something for every member of your family!

The Most Fun Place To Eat!

Following an incredible Christmas season filled with holiday joy, fans are welcomed to celebrate the American Spirit at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Each year, families and visitors to Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO join the Stampede for an unforgettable ride. The Stampede is an amazing adventure full of friendly North and South competition and thrilling horse riding stunts. If that isn’t enough, visitors wow at the spectacular special effects and phenomenal musical productions. And don’t forget the mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert!

The Stampede’s 2020 show is sure to continue to amaze crowds of all ages while staying true to Dolly’s childhood dreams! You’re invited to enjoy the high-spirited award-winning adventure you will only find at Dolly Parton’s Stampede!

 

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Dolly Parton's Stampede 2020 Season in Branson, MO

The World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction!

Celebrate a Family Tradition with inspiring, world class performances at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction in beautiful Branson, Missouri. Shows start on February 21, 2020.

Dolly Parton's Stampede 2020 Season in Pigeon Forge, TN

The Smokies Most Fun Place to Eat!™

Searching for family fun and adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains? Join Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN for a family feast and fantastic show, fun for all ages. Shows available now.

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13th Annual Fun-Filled “Whoadeo” Kids’ Event At Stampede

Published September 4, 2019 / Last Updated September 4, 2019
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“Whoadeo” is proudly presented by Dolly Parton’s Stampede, Pirates Voyage And Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Shows And Food City Kid’s Club

September 21, 2019 (8:30 AM – 1 PM)

Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN will host the 13th Annual Fun-Filled “Whoadeo” Kids’ Event. “Whoadeo offers the perfect chance for families searching for great kids activities, festive fall decorations, food, mascots and storytelling. Activities include costume contests, mascot characters from a variety of Smoky Mountain attractions, stick horse competitions and a free outdoor carnival from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Area attractions as well as law enforcement, fire and rescue partners also are part of this special event, adding to the family atmosphere and offering information in an entertaining way.

Celebrity Storytelling Stage

The popular celebrity storytelling stage returns this year highlighting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. Guest storytellers include Knoxville TV personalities, Stampede emcee Jay Teter and his sidekick Skeeter, Pirates Voyage very own Blackbeard and performers from Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, The Comedy Barn Theater and Smoky Mountain Opry.

Costume Contests & Stick Horse Competitions

Everyone is looking forward to the costume contest and stick horse competition. Children will participate in three age groups: ages 3-5; 6-9 and 10-12. Every Whoadeo participant (ages 3-12) receives a free Stampede admission ticket to the 3:30 p.m. dinner show on Sept. 21. Children may register for the Whoadeo on Saturday, Sept. 21 beginning at 8 a.m. at Dolly Parton’s Stampede located at 3849 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

The only requirement to compete in the competition is a stick horse which can be homemade or purchased. Free stick horses also will be provided at the event, while supplies last. Participants will compete in a series of Whoadeo competitions, including a cowboy costume contest, a “parade of stick horses” and “stick horse barrel races.” These contests all will take place inside the Stampede building, offering a rare chance for children to actually participate on the main arena floor. Contestants compete for first, second and third place prizes in each of three age brackets (ages 3-5, 6-9 and 10-12) for each competition – including bicycles and tablets.

Stick Horse Competition Times

  • Ages 3-5 (10 AM)
  • Ages 6-9 (11 AM)
  • Ages 10-12 (12 PM)

*Registration ends 45 minutes prior to each competition.

“This is Food City’s 13th year to join Dolly Parton’s dinner shows for this family-friendly Whoadeo event,” said Steven C. Smith, President/CEO of Food City.  “From returning competitors to first-time participants, this event celebrates creativity in an atmosphere that’s fun for everyone.”

Free Whoadeo Carnival

All children must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian. Families are invited to attend the free Whoadeo carnival from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Stampede parking lot. Food City will provide complimentary snacks for participating children and Coca-Cola® will provide free soft drinks. Each Whoadeo participant also will receive a Kid’s Club backpack from Food City (while supplies last), a voucher for one free child’s ticket to The Comedy Barn Theater and a complimentary one-day child’s ticket to Dollywood (valid for children ages 3-9 years old).

For more information on the Whoadeo Kids Event, call 865-453-4400 or visit DPStampede.com/KidsEvent.

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