Smoky Mountains Dinner Shows: Must-sees in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg

A Tennessee vacation won’t feel complete without seeing one of the Smoky Mountains dinner shows. Packed full of big laughs and even bigger meals, these shows will delight guests of all ages. They are also located in Pigeon Forge, less than 8 miles from Gatlinburg, so no matter where you’re staying in the area, you’ll have easy access to all. Learn more about these Smoky Mountains dinner shows and get ready for Southern entertainment and fun:

Smoky Mountains Dinner Shows in Pigeon Forge

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Get Down With Dixie

Join Dolly Parton and her Dixie Stampede at one of the top Smoky Mountains dinner shows in the area. The show features a North and South competition, horse-riding stunts, special effects and high-energy musical performances. This family-friendly show also features comedic acts as well as country and bluegrass musicians. While watching the show, chow down to a foul-course meal, including desert. This Southern feast features chicken, pork, sides, biscuits and unlimited drinks. Vegetarian and gluten-free feasts are also available upon request, and include pastas, veggies and specialty desserts.

Learn About Lumberjacks

Multimillion dollar sets and special effects will entertain the family at Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack adventure. One of the latest additions to the Smoky Mountains dinner shows, families will find lumberjacks, acrobats and aerial performances. The dinner feast features chicken, pork, fresh biscuits, sides and desserts, with vegetarian and gluten-free options available. Before the show, let the kids pan for gold and play dress-up at the Trading Post.

Pick a Side

Help the Hatfields and McCoys settle their differences mountain-style at The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show. One of the longest-running feuds in history, the whole family will pick a side while singing and dancing their way through dinner. Guests will also see action-packed stunts and enjoy side-splitting comedy. The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show offers an all-you-can-eat dinner complete with chicken, pulled pork, Southern sides, homemade bread, dessert and drinks.

See the Dukes

Dukes of Hazzard fans should check out the Hazzard County Hoedown Dinner Show at the Grand Majestic Theater. This live musical showcases the best of the Dukes, special guests, dancing, humor and more. One hour before showtimes, dinner kicks off and includes pulled pork, chicken, sides and desserts. Kids even have their own plate with chicken nuggets and warm sides, ensuring all guests get their fill. Gluten-free and vegetarian meals are available upon request.

Solve a Mystery

Attend the Great Smoky Mountains Murder Mystery Show, and solve a who-dun-it with the whole family. There are three shows from which to choose: the Moonshine Murders; Frankly Scarlett, You’re Dead; and The Killbillies. Each show delivers a different mystery and entertainment as well as some of the best comedy in the area. A full dinner menu offers soup, chicken and pork, country-style sides, dessert and drinks. Vegan options include lasagna, and those who eat gluten-free will receive their own special chocolate cake.

Praise With the Best

Enjoy Christian music and stories at the Biblical Times Dinner Theater where productions come to life. Through a live cast, 3-D technology and holograms, families will see their favorite stories while digging into a hearty meal. The theater showcases several hymns, Southern gospel, contemporary, worship music and more. The seven-course dinner menus change depending on the show, but items include roast beef, pulled pork, steak tips, chicken, sides, salads, desserts and drinks. The Biblical Times Dinner Theater also hosts special Christmas shows with dinners to match the spirited season.

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