Dolly Parton's Stampede

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

Published September 4, 2019 / Last Updated September 4, 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.

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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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Family Traditions Are Made At Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published August 14, 2019 / Last Updated August 14, 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

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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Christmas Comes To Life At Dolly Parton’s Stampede This Holiday Season

Published October 31, 2018 / Last Updated October 31, 2018

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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

Tis the Season for Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Experience the spirit of Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction this holiday season. Now through January 5, 2019, families can create new traditions at America’s #1 Choice For The Holidays! With a full-scale living Nativity, four-course feast, and an arena full of the merriest sights and sounds, every guest will leave jollier than Old Saint Nick.

Live Nativity

To celebrate the reason for this holiday season, guests will watch a special re-enactment of Jesus’ birth with Mary, Joseph, three wise men, and a living Nativity with live camels, donkeys, and sheep. This touching scene reflects on the importance of Christmas.

Toys Come To Life

Taking a whimsical turn, The Sugar Plum Fairy brings a number of toys to life for a magical celebration in “Toys Come to Life.” Including stunning aerial displays set to the unforgettable music of The Nutcracker, families can watch in awe as their childhood fantasies come to life.

Stampede’s 32 magnificent horses, not to be confused as Santa’s reindeer, will race one another in exciting competitions as audience members cheer their respective sides of the North Pole and South Pole to victory. And after the arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of glistening snow, Old Saint Nick arrives by sleigh to complete the festivities.

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

Four-Course Holiday Feast

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

Exciting Pre-Show & Holiday Entertainment

Guests are invited to start their fun-filled evening when they arrive early for side-splitting holiday comedy and Christmas classics during the exciting pre-show entertainment included with every Stampede ticket.

Visit Christmas At Dolly Parton’s Stampede For Show Dates And Times

Branson, MO

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson, MO, runs through January 5, 2019. World-renowned ice skaters Anasztazia Kenyeres and Matthew Scoralle bring a touch of grace to our holiday show with their special presentation,“Adagio On Ice!

Pigeon Forge, TN

Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN, runs through January 5, 2019. Guests can also take advantage of a special Christmas Combo and enjoy Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede and Christmas Celebration! Dinner Show!

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Heartwarming Christmas Show At Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede

Published November 1, 2017 / Last Updated November 16, 2017

Team Dolly

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

Christmas at Dixie Stampede is a high-spirited holiday adventure and family tradition.

The “high-spirited adventure” of Dolly Parton’s Dixie 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.

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.

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

The 32 magnificent horses, who are the stars of the show, challenge each other in barrel races and other thrilling competitions, and audience members even may find themselves called in to help their side to victory. No Christmas is complete without an appearance by Santa, as Old Saint Nick arrives in his sleigh while the arena is transformed into a winter wonderland of freshly fallen snow.

Christmas dinner, the other star of the show, includes Dixie Stampede’s signature four-course feast consisting of Dixie 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, Dixie Stampede’s own specialty dessert and unlimited beverages. Vegetarian meals are available upon request.

Branson, MO

The Christmas show at Dixie Stampede in Branson, MO, debuted Oct. 26 and runs through Dec. 31, 2017. It features a special presentation, “Adagio On Ice!”

Pigeon Forge, TN

The Christmas show at Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN, debuted Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 2, 2018. Guests can also take advantage of a special Christmas Combo and experience Dixie Stampede and Smoky Mountain Adventures Christmas.

“Christmas is a very special time of year at Dixie Stampede,” said David Swangel, General Manager of Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge. “While our thrilling high-spirited adventure provides fun for our guests, we also take time to celebrate the meaning of Christmas thanks to a full-scale, living Nativity. Families always take the time to let us know this show has become a treasured part of their yearly traditions.”

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