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

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

Best 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 Dixie Stampede, chow down on a four-course meal, including desert. This Southern feast features chicken, pork, sides, biscuits and unlimited drinks. Vegetarian and gluten-free are also available upon request, and include pastas, veggies and specialty desserts.

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 also see action-packed stunts and enjoy side-splitting comedy. 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 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 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 receive their own special chocolate cake.

Praise With the Best

Enjoy Christian music and stories at Biblical Times Dinner Theater where productions come to life. Through a live cast, 3-D technology and holograms, families see their favorite stories while eating 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. Biblical Times Dinner Theater also hosts special Christmas shows with dinners to match the spirited season.

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