Limited Time Christmas Combo Smoky Mountain Adventures + Dixie Stampede!
We have big holiday savings coming your way! Now for a limited time, see two great Christmas shows for one amazing price with this Christmas Combo* Smoky Mountain Adventures + Dixie Stampede!
The Christmas Combo lets you see Pigeon Forge’s most exciting dinner shows for one great price! Cheer for the North or South Pole Elves in the friendly holiday competition at Christmas At Dixie. There, you’ll see a splendid live Nativity, toys come to life and enjoy a special visit from Santa. A magical snowfall is sure to get you in a festive mood!
Then visit Smoky Mountain Adventures Christmas for an action-packed show with highflying acrobatics, dazzling figure skating, a live Nativity scene, a Bluegrass Nutcracker and many unexpected surprises!
Remember to come hungry and arrive early for both shows. At Smoky Mountain Adventures we’ll serve up a delicious Home Cooked Feast complete with your favorite holiday dishes made of the finest ingredients. At Dixie Stampede, SKEETER™ and his friends are preparing the festive Four-Course Family Feast.
For a limited time, see two great dinner shows for one amazing price with this Christmas Combo!*
Sharing holiday traditions brings families closer together. And what better place for making memories than here in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It truly is someplace special.
Don’t wait for the time, MAKE the time for your family this Christmas.
Dixie Stampede, Pirates Voyage and Smoky Mountain Adventures will hold auditions on Aug. 14-15 in Nashville, TN!
On Aug. 14-15, 2017, Dolly Parton’s dinner attractions will hold auditions for multiple roles at the Sheraton Music City Hotel located at 777 McGavock Pike in Nashville, TN!
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, Pirates Voyage and Smoky Mountain Adventures are auditioning actors for multiple roles. Auditions are held by appointment only. Call 865-774-8176 to set up a time. Please bring a photo and resume. These popular dinner attractions are looking for MC’s, Comedians, Pirates and Swashbucklers, as well as Storytellers and Country Characters.
Dixie Stampede – Master of Ceremonies and Skeeter
Pirates Voyage – Blackbeard the Pirate and Calico Jack
Smoky Mountain Adventures – AppleJack and Joshua
Detailed Role Descriptions Listed On Backstage.com
Call 865-774-8176 to set up an audition time
Dixie Stampede has locations in Pigeon Forge, TN and Branson, MO
Pirates Voyage located in Myrtle Beach, SC
Smoky Mountain Adventures located in Pigeon Forge, TN
Leave the juggling to us…book your tickets online and save time and money!
We all know the struggle is real when it comes to planning your family’s vacation. At times, it can feel like nothing short of a juggling act. That’s why we offer easy online reservations. It’ll make planning your Smoky Mountain trip easier than ever!
The Mountain and Holler families invite you to journey with them back to the 1930’s! Take an exciting family adventure together in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Our action-packed show will amaze your whole family with jaw-dropping stunts, incredible acrobatic feats and dramatic aerial acts. Plus we have a mouthwatering Home Cooked Feast waiting for you!
Book your tickets online today and leave the juggling to us! Because everyone knows Great Family Memories are made right here in the Great Smoky Mountains!
Treat your kids to a fabulous feast and fun-filled family adventure this summer at Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN
When was the last time you sat down for a wholesome family meal together? When was the last time you shared an exciting adventure together as a family? Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures has both!
Summer vacation in the Smokies makes for happy kids with big appetites! Tame their appetites with our four-course feast and action-packed adventure, perfect for kids of all ages.
The Home Cooked Feast
At Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures each guest receives a mouthwatering four-course feast with dishes you don’t want to miss. Have a look at what’s included.
You’ll be on the edge of your seat as the Mountain and Holler families take you on their whirlwind family adventure. Travel back to the 1930’s when there was conflict between these two families and they competed in the Great Smoky Mountain Family Contest. It’s an adventure complete with jaw-dropping stunts, incredible acrobatic feats and dramatic aerial acts high above the audience. Adults and kids agree it’s the MUST-SEE family adventure in Pigeon Forge!
Sharing exciting adventures brings families closer together. And what better place for family adventure than in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It truly is someplace special.
Don’t wait for the time, MAKE the time for your family today.
Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures sets the stage for Family Adventure in Pigeon Forge
Family Reunions bring families together and fun, family adventure creates lasting memories worth repeating year after year.
This year, plan your family reunion at Smoky Mountain Adventures in Pigeon Forge, TN. 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.
We packed the show with exciting family games and contests. And what family gathering would be complete without a little showing off by some of your relatives? Of course, both families want to win and they need your help cheering them on. We may even ask you to take part yourself!
Did we mention the Home Cooked Feast? Every great family gathering needs a fantastic meal and we have a fantastic, four-course feast here at Smoky Mountain Adventures.
We all know there’s nothing more important than a healthy, happy family and there’s no better way to enjoy your family reunion than with good, clean family adventure at someplace special! Bring your family to the most exciting place to eat!
Don’t wait for the time, MAKE the time for your family today.
In 1939 Bass Mercantile was the center of everything for the Owens and Parton families.
It truly was more than just a store. Bass Mercantile and country stores of its kind served as the center of communication, exchange and much more. The tall shelves of the mercantile were stocked with gingham fabrics in every color. Customers could find sturdy work gloves, brand new overalls and much more. It was a place to shop for brogan shoes to wear in the winter and other store-bought items.
Mountain folks like Billy Owens could pick up a box of nails and a pound of sugar in one visit. It’s also where Applejack could find a new set of banjo strings. And if something needed to be ordered it could be found within the pages of the tried and true Sears, Roebuck and Co. catalog.
The Mercantile also served as the hub of communication for the town. Often these stores housed the Post Office. They displayed everything from help wanted ads to wanted posters of outlaws. Folks gathered on the porch of the store to hear the latest news from Knoxville and Nashville, TN. Updates even trickled in from President Roosevelt in Washington, DC.
At Bass Mercantile, the Owens and Parton families would have eagerly awaited news about the Smoky Mountain Family games. And when Avie Lee and Lee announced their wedding, you can bet the news was passed around Bass Mercantile for days on end.
Today, the items on the shelves of Bass Mercantile have changed a little but the warm, friendly atmosphere is the same.
Photos courtesy of Sevierville Historical Society
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Fun facts about what life looked like across America in 1939 when Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton fell in love and married.
In 1939, Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton were just starting their life together. They had met and fell in love and were soon to be married. The young couple was ready to face the world together. And what did that world look like? In the heart of the Smokies, their lives revolved around food, faith and family. But what did life look like beyond the Smoky Mountains?
In 1939, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was only five years old, as it was dedicated in 1934. Franklin D. Roosevelt and his wife Eleanor Roosevelt were serving as president and first lady of the country. In November 1939, President Roosevelt laid the cornerstone of the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C. The Hewlett-Packard Company was founded and General Motors introduced the Hydra-Matic drive, the first mass-produced, fully automatic transmission as an option for new cars coming out the following year.
Here are a few more fun facts about life outside the Great Smoky Mountains in 1939.
Average Income & Living Expenses
- Average wages $1,730 (per year)
- New House $3,800
- Home/Apartment Rent $28 (per month)
- New Car $700
Food & Everyday Items
- Gallon of Gas 10 cents
- Postage Stamp 3 cents
- One Loaf of Bread 8 cents
- A Pound of Hamburger Meat 14 cents
- Toaster $16
- Hot Cross Buns 16 cents (per dozen)
- Campbell’s Tomato Soup 25 cents (four cans)
- Mixed Nuts 19 cents (per pound)
- Fresh Peas 4 cents (per pound)
- Cabbage 3 cents (per pound)
- Sharp Wisconsin Cheese 23 cents (per pound)
Movie Ticket 23 cents
Newly Released Films
“Gone with the Wind”
“The Wizard of Oz”
Newly Published Books
John Steinbeck’s novel “The Grapes of Wrath”
Ludwig Bemelmans’ children’s book “Madeline”
Around The Country
The World’s Fair Opened in New York City with 206,000 people in attendance
The Golden Gate International Exposition opened in San Francisco, CA
LaGuardia Airport opened for business in New York City
Introducing Diana and Andre, who play Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton in Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures.
Each night, Diana and Andre wow audiences as Avie Lee Owens and Lee Parton at Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures. Together, they perform unbelievable aerial acts alongside an incredibly talented cast.
Here, they talk about how they met and developed their craft. They also chat about their different homes and share what they love most about living here in the Smoky Mountains.
Diana – Avie Lee Owens
Where are you from?
“I was born in Venezuela, and my family moved to Miami when I was nine years old.”
How is life in the Smokies different from Miami?
“It’s very different. I traded palm trees for mountains. We don’t have mountains in Miami.”
The Owens and Partons love to play family games. What types of games did you play as a child?
“I loved to draw and watched gymnastics and I danced a lot.”
So how does a girl from Miami end up starring in Smoky Mountain Adventures here in Pigeon Forge?
“I attended a special school for gymnasts. There, I was introduced to acrobatics and that’s where I started aerial training. Those things prepared me for the acts that are such a big part of the show.”
What is your favorite part of Smoky Mountain Adventures?
“I love performing the “Mountain Boy Holler Girl” scene with Andre and I really like the show opening too.”
Andre – Lee Parton
Where are you from?
“I was born in Siberia and yes it is way colder there than here!”
Siberia! Wow, besides the temperature, what are some of the other differences between your home and your new life here in Tennessee?
“It is really beautiful here and the climate here is nice. The forest is beautiful. In Siberia, it is mostly hills and pine trees, so there are some similarities that remind me of home.”
What kinds of games were you interested in as a kid?
“We played army and sword fighting, you know, typical boy stuff.”
How did you find your way from Siberia to Pigeon Forge?
“Sure, when I was 14 years old, I started lifting weights and really got into gymnastics more and more. I did high bar and I loved to breakdance. Later, I came to the US for more training. Then, about three years ago, I met Diana and we started working together. Our three years of experience together really helped prepare us for our performances here.”
What is your favorite thing about performing at Smoky Mountain Adventures?
“Honestly, I love that I get to do so many things. We have a really talented cast and I love that I can learn so much from the people I get to work with every day.”
Do you have a favorite part of the show?
“Yes! I love the Hootenanny. It’s so fun and lively and involves everyone.”
Food, Songs & Dolly
Diana and Andre also sat down together to answer a few questions about the show, the dinner and, of course, Dolly Parton.
What’s your favorite part of Avie Lee’s Sunday Dinner?
Diana – “The fried chicken!”
Andre – “Yes, I like the chicken, too, and the corn on the cob.”
Do you have a favorite song from the show?
Diana – “I love ‘Something More’ I always sing it in my head during the show.”
Andre – “‘Clear Blue Morning’ that’s my favorite one.”
Outside of the show, do you have a favorite Dolly Parton song?
Diana – “Yes, ‘Jolene’ is my favorite, I love that song! I love singing it.”
Andre – “For me, it would have to be ‘9 to 5.’”
Dolly Parton invites everyone back to the Smoky Mountains – Some Place Special!
Visit the beautiful Smoky Mountains and experience nature’s renewal along with your own. Dolly invites families back to the Smokies and shares why they really are some place special. Here families can laugh, play and stay as they rejuvenate their spirit and make lasting memories together. Dolly says,
“Come on back; we’re here and better than ever.”
With the award-winning atmosphere of Dollywood theme park, America’s must-see water park, Dollywood’s Splash Country, and multiple lodging options, families can create a unique experience they’ll remember for a lifetime.
Families can also find world-class entertainment in Pigeon Forge at Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction and Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures – the all-new dinner and show now in its premier season.
Plan an exciting summer getaway in the Smoky Mountains – Some Place Special!
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The Owens and Parton families want you to know Pigeon Forge, TN is ready and waiting for you! Make lasting family memories when you visit the Great Smoky Mountains!
Now in our premier season, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures has music, laughter and non-stop excitement. If you love seeing friendly family rivalry, live animals, breath-taking thrills and high-flying aerial acts, then book your reservations today.
Get ready for a summer of fun and adventure in Pigeon Forge, TN and be sure to pack your Bass Mercantile coupon for your next trip!
Visit Pigeon Forge, TN in 2017 and make reservations at “The Most Exciting Place To Eat!”
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