Horses at Dolly Parton's Stampede

Know Before You Go: Helpful Tips for Your Day at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Nothing compares to a visit to Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge! Our goal is to make sure your show day runs as seamlessly as possible so that all you have to do is focus on having a great time. To ensure this, we’ve created a list of things for you to know before you go. This includes tips on when to arrive, what to do while you’re there, and how to prepare. Take a look at these helpful tips for your day at Dolly Parton’s Stampede:

Plan in Advance

The most important thing to do before your day at Dolly Parton’s Stampede is to plan in advance! You don’t want to show up to purchase your tickets on the day you hope to attend because our shows can sell out quickly. Purchasing your tickets ahead of time guarantees you won’t be turned away and will get to see the show on the date and at the time you want. We make it easy for guests to view our show schedule online and purchase their tickets far in advance. When you get your tickets, you’ll also be able to specify if anyone in your party has dietary restrictions and will need a special meal.

Arrive Early to Pick Up Your Tickets

Another thing that’s important to note is that you should arrive early to pick up your tickets. In case of traffic, long lines, or other unpredictable factors, you want to give yourself plenty of time to pick up your tickets from the box office and get to your seats before the show begins. We recommend arriving at least 30 minutes before showtime. Don’t be late for supper!

Don’t Miss Out on the Horse Walk

family during the Horse Walk

If you arrive early to pick up your tickets, that also means you have more time before the show to enjoy our pre-show activities! One that you don’t want to miss is our Horse Walk. This gives visitors the opportunity to meet our four-legged stars of the show before they perform incredible tricks in our arena. You can even get a souvenir photo with them!

Stop by the Saloon

Have you heard of our Saloon? This is the place to be at Dolly Parton’s Stampede before the show! We have incredible pre-show entertainment, as well as drinks for guests to enjoy. Don’t forget to get a souvenir boot mug filled with your drink of choice!

Purchase Your Own Creamy Soup Mix

You can’t leave Dolly Parton’s Stampede without purchasing some of our creamy soup mix to take home with you! We serve more than 40,000 gallons of our Original Creamy Vegetable Soup to guests each year. It’s so loved by everyone that we started selling soup mix so that you can recreate your favorite dish at home! If you forget to pick up a bag from our gift shop, don’t worry — you can purchase our soup mix online.

Bring an Appetite

Feast at Dolly Parton's Stampede

When your show day comes, there’s one thing you can’t forget to bring with you — your appetite! Our famous soup is just one part of our delicious four-course feast. This feast is complete with all your Southern favorites and will remind you of the meals you’ve shared with your family on special occasions back home. It includes our creamy vegetable soup, a hot homemade biscuit, a tender whole rotisserie chicken, a hickory smoked barbecued pork loin, buttery corn on the cob, an herb-basted potato, a hot flaky apple turnover, and unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea, or coffee. The best part is that using a fork is optional; in fact, we encourage all guests to dig right in with their hands!

Be Ready to Participate

One special thing about Dolly Parton’s Stampede is that we provide opportunities for audience members to get involved. You won’t be bored sitting in your seat while you dine and watch the show — you can cheer for the side you want to win our friendly competition! We also have other opportunities for lucky guests to participate. Our audience participation makes the Stampede a one-of-a-kind dinner and show experience!

Don’t Forget the Laughter

Skeeter falling off horse at Dolly Parton's Stampede

Because our high-spirited adventure is known for its incredible horse riding stunts and American patriotism, you might not have heard about the comedic aspects of our show. Be ready to laugh when you visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede! You can enjoy great comedy with SKEETER & NUGGET™, which leads to non-stop laughter from all of our audience members as they entertain everyone with their jokes and clever antics.

Best Enjoyed With Loved Ones

Our last helpful tip for you to know before you go is that our show is best enjoyed with loved ones. Groups, families, friends, and couples all have a blast at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. When you get to share the experience with the ones you love, it makes it that much more special! Everyone comes together to celebrate a family tradition in a way that only the Stampede can provide. You and your loved ones will create memories that you can share for years to come!

Now that you know more about what to do on your day at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, the only thing left to do is to get your tickets for the special day! Take a look at our Pigeon Forge show schedule, and get your tickets today.