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National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration 2013

Published August 2, 2013 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration 2013

Each year autumn drapes Dollywood—and the beautiful Smoky Mountains—in  fall’s finest décor just in time for the National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration.
For 2013’s festival, Dolly said,

“There’s nothing quite like the sweet sound of Southern gospel music echoing through these gorgeous mountains this time of year during my National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration at  Dollywood.”

The biggest names in Southern gospel music visited Dollywood and  amazed guests with hundreds of concerts throughout the park during the celebration.

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National Southern Gospel & Harvest Festival at Dollywood

Published October 3, 2012 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dolly’s love of gospel music is highlighted in Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration

Some of the biggest names in Southern gospel music, including The McKameys, Karen Peck & New River, Guy Penrod and many more joined Dolly’s theme park, Dollywood, during its 2012 National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration presented by Humana.

Dolly’s love for gospel music and for true artisanship was highlighted during this harvest festival at Dollywood and was pleased to host such a gathering of talent. Dolly said,

“Nothing would make me happier than to be up there on stage with every group, singing and celebrating with each and every one of ‘em during my National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration.”

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30th National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration

Published September 29, 2006 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dollywood hosts Southern gospel legends for 30th National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration

Dollywood enjoyed a bountiful harvest during the theme park’s 2006 National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration. The park welcomed a host of Southern gospel legends along with 49 visiting crafters. Dollywood’s Southern gospel roots run deep, as does the talented roster for this year’s festival. Award-winning artists Dottie Rambo, the McKameys, the Crabb Family, the Isaacs, the Florida Boys, Karen Peck & New River, the Kingdom Heirs and many more graced the stage. And don’t forget the food! The Apple Market offered a variety of Southern heirloom apples, apple fritters and fresh-baked biscuits.

At the Appalachian Cooking Booth, guests enjoyed Southern cuisine at its finest with Smoky Mountain Spoon Bread and Granny Ogle’s Specialty Cornbread, both served with fried okra and skillet-fried corn, while The Grill offered chicken and steak kabobs. Finally, Dollywood’s National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration offered guests one of the country’s most prestigious gatherings of artisans.

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New National Music and Harvest Celebration

Published September 23, 2005 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

New National Music and Harvest Celebration highlights Dollywood’s 20th season

Dollywood’s 20th-anniversary season introduced a new National Music and Harvest Celebration. The celebration featured 38 days of free concerts. Award-winning country, bluegrass, Americana and Southern gospel artists were showcased on stages throughout the park. Dolly said,

“I’m a fan of every kind of music, but I wanted our music festival to reflect the music that has been a part of my life growing up here in East Tennessee. Every artist on our lineup knows how to bring a crowd to its feet, and I hope everybody’s looking forward to that kind of entertainment—I know I am!”

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Unique crafts, food and music at Harvest Celebration 2004

Published September 24, 2004 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dolly celebrates fall in the Smokies with Dollywood’s Harvest Celebration 2004

Dollywood theme park hosted a spectacular Harvest Celebration. It featured an array of talented artisans, special entertainment and fantastic foods amid a backdrop of lavish fall décor. The event included a five-week competition between some of the country’s premier caricature carvers and their finest handiwork. Meanwhile, visiting chefs revealed kitchen secrets during cooking demonstrations. More than 30 Southern gospel artists performed on various park stages.

The Great Smoky Mountains, provided the amazing fall color. To further enhance the beauty of the season, visitors saw 4,000 pumpkins, gourds and squash. There were 5,500 stalks of corn and 3,000 potted mums in a variety of colors. Hundreds of yards of honeysuckle vine completed the scene.

The Dollywood CompanyUnique crafts, food and music at Harvest Celebration 2004