Dolly Parton's Stampede in Branson Opens for 29th Season of Family Fun
February 21, 2023
For guests taking in Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson for the 2023 season beginning March 3, an all-new thrilling and moving performance segment has been added to the dinner show -- combining the show’s majestic equestrian stars, breathtaking aerial acrobatics and original music.
This addition multiplies the excitement at the Stampede, as the performers’ aerial talents take them to new heights high above the arena floor for a breathtaking display guests won’t want to miss.
While guests will be thrilled by the new show performance, the Stampede experience actually begins outside the main arena. When visitors arrive, memory making begins at the Horse Walk where the show’s biggest and most popular four-legged stars reside. The main show starts with Stampede’s talented cast of performers, who lead the show’s 32 magnificent horses through amazing equestrian challenges in barrel races, trick riding and other daring stunts. Stampede also showcases a thundering herd of buffalo and a Westward cattle drive of longhorn steer that brings the American frontier to life.
“When our dinner show opens for its 29th season on March 3, guests quickly will understand why we’re called ‘Branson’s most fun place to eat,’” said Bryan Cossiboom, General Manager of Dolly Parton’s Stampede. “It’s unlike any other entertainment and dining experience, with an exciting line-up of amazing equestrian showmanship, comedic fun and friendly competition that guests have loved for nearly three decades We can’t wait to host guests in Branson and have them experience these show elements they have come to love along with our exciting new aerial act.”
The show lineup also features foot-stomping music and the crowd-pleasing “Canine Capers.” All the dogs participating in this portion of the show are rescue animals and love the attention of being part of the star-studded cast. Laughter also has a starring role, with comedic fun from audience-favorite Skeeter.
As competitions get underway, guests may find their hands full, enjoying the attraction’s signature four-course feast, and must stomp their feet to “applaud.” Starting with the Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup and homemade biscuit, guests will enjoy a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, buttery corn on the cob, an herb-basted potato, the Stampede’s own specialty dessert and unlimited beverages, including Coca-Cola® products, tea and coffee. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available upon request.
The finale of the Stampede experience is a patriotic red, white and blue salute with the talented riders and their majestic horses taking center stage to celebrate the spirit of America.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede was recognized as Best Branson Show by 417 Magazine readers for 2020; they also received this honor in 2016, 2017 and 2019. The dinner show also was named Gold Best Dinner Show by Best of Branson in 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. The dinner show was highlighted as one of the Top 10 things for families to do in Branson on Travelocity.com, and The Plaid Horse named Branson and the Stampede dinner show as one of the Top Nine Vacation Spots for Horse Lovers; both recognitions came in 2021.
Show times and reservations are available by calling (417) 336-3000 or visiting our website.