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Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures

The Most Exciting Place To Eat

The great traditions of the Smoky Mountain people are proud and steeped in history. Food, Faith, and Family is the fiber that is woven throughout these mountains along with rivalry and romance. Our story as told by our resident storyteller AppleJack, is filled with music, laughter, edge-of-your-seat special effects, thrilling specialty acts, competitions, and romance– the type that brings families together. This riveting, high energy production is a non-stop, exciting journey taking guests back to the 1930’s when there was conflict between the Mountain and Holler families and they competed in the Great Smoky Mountain Family Contest. At Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures Dinner & Show, you’ll make unforgettable memories as you cheer on these two families in a world class dinner and show.

Arrive Early

More fun before the show! Be sure to arrive early to see and hear the sights and sounds of Bass Mercantile. Find that special something for a special someone! Plus, kids of all ages can be transformed into a hearty Mountaineer or a beautiful Mountain Princess!

Home Cooked Feast

The Great Smoky Mountain Family Competition can’t start until everyone’s had their fill of the best mountain cookin’ in the Smokies! We have prepared a hearty mountain feast with four courses of mouth-watering goodness!

Let’s Compete

Cheer on your team for a demonstration of unbelievable ability and agility during a head to head competition at the annual Great Smoky Mountain Family Contests! It all begins with the best competitor from each family. Can these proud country boys settle this rivalry once and for all? Your heart will start pumping as soon as the competition begins!

Adventures and a spectacular old-fashioned Hootenanny feast await as the mountains are filled with high-flying action, music and more!

Main Show

Gather under the light of the blue moon at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures as four families compete in the annual Tennessee Mountain Games! Here, for the first time ever, characters from Dolly Parton’s hit songs come to life on stage. Applejack, a mountaineer storyteller, helps weave this tale of mystery, romance and excitement. A whimsical inventor named Joshua shares his crazy creations that he’s sure will make him famous! Find out if his dream will come true!

You will travel back in time to the Pigeon Forge Mill where mountain folk from Locust Ridge and hollar folk from Swader Hollar gather. There’ll be a mouth-watering dinner that will make you feel like you’ve just sat down to Sunday Supper at grandma’s house. But hold onto your hat because these four families mean business when it comes to the Tennessee Mountain Games!

The year is 1939 and the Partons, Owens, Ogles and Sanders families have a score to settle. Each family is determined to be named “The Best of the Best.” But, somewhere along the way a Mountain Boy (Robert Lee) falls in love with a Hollar Girl (Avie Lee) and a spark ignites. Will their families get in the way of destiny?

Discover “Life on the Mountain” in Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures!