Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure


Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure, one of the most-anticipated new dinner attractions to come to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee in recent memory, opened to eager guests on Friday, May 20. Lumberjack Adventure represents a $25 million investment by Parton to create an all-new dinner theater unlike anything Pigeon Forge has seen before.


“I can promise you’ve never seen another show like this in town before,” Parton said. “I’ve truly enjoyed creating this Smoky Mountain story for families to enjoy while they are here in Pigeon Forge. There are completely new experiences for guests at this show and I can’t wait to hear what they think of the finished product.” 

Dolly Parton serves as Executive Producer of the show and wrote the romantic song, “Something More,” which helps tell the story of this Smoky Mountain-themed adventure. During the show, astonished guests will marvel at the skill of world-class entertainers who thrill audiences with daring feats of acrobatic ability both in the sky and on stage. Numerous other performers display their tremendous talents through axe juggling, speed climbing and an assortment of unbelievable acts.


While the story was created in-house by her long-time collaborator Ken McCabe, Parton has assembled some of the best choreographers, set designers, lighting and sound consultants and composers in the world to create an experience never before seen in the Smokies. More than half of the total investment was allocated to make the extraordinary new show come to life for guests. A state-of-the-art sound system, lighting and special effects help immerse the audience in what is a completely new experience.

Lumberjack Adventure celebrates the spirit of the Appalachian people who lived off the land in logging and milling towns which dotted the map throughout the region. Guests will enjoy an exciting and imaginative adventure complete with hearty lumberjack feast. The new show is sure to provide families with even more opportunities to make lasting memories when they visit the Great Smoky Mountains.


This past April I had the unique opportunity of visiting the new Lumberjack Adventure with a group of bloggers while it was under construction.  The existing building was the site of another dinner attraction; however, there is absolutely NOTHING in the new Lumberjack Adventure that if similar to the old.  To fulfill their vision of this spectacular new dinner show, they gutted the building and started from scratch!  Renovations to the theater included a new ticketing and arrival experience; a space for pre-show entertainment; a distinctive animated stage and set; state-of-the-art sound, lighting and aerial rigging; and a completely new kitchen for the scrumptious lumberjack feast.

Much like the fabulous meals at Parton’s other dinner attractions, guests will be served a hearty a hearty lumberjack feast large enough to satisfy even the hungriest lumberjack in the woods.

Hearty Lumberjack Feast 

Creamy Timber Slaw

Homemade Lumberjack Biscuit

Campfire Fried Chicken

Smokehouse Pulled Pork

Homestyle Smashed Taters

Sawmill Gravy

Skillet Corn

Lumberjack’s Specialty Dessert

Unlimited Pepsi®, tea or coffee

*Vegetarian and Gluten Free meals available upon request

My family is looking forward to checking out this newest dinner show when we head back to our beloved Pigeon Forge.  Knowing Dolly and all that she has done for the area, I know this show will be ah-mazing!


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  1. Ronnie says
    I can't wait to go with my wife and kids . Seeing this gave me my answer of where to go . Thanks for the tip
  2. Sandra Watts says
    I bet this would be really fun to go to. I only hope I can some day!
  3. Amy Orvin says
    I think it would be so much fun to do this. I have never been.
  4. Melissa R says
    I'd love to do this! Dinner shows are so much fun.
  5. trish says
    i love dinner shows! the kids love it!!!
  6. dementeddoll says
    we love taking the kids, lots of great memories!!!
  7. Lyss Huenniger says
    I've never been to a cooking show, but I've heard great things about them! What a cool way to experience new food and new ways to prepare meals
  8. heatherrhenry says
    I've never been to this show but I've been to another one. It was amazing! I can't wait to see this one.
  9. Heather L says
    Sounds similar in *concept* - though not content - to Medieval Times. These are always a hoot.
  10. Elizabeth Sullivan says
    Once, it was Beauty and The Beast. Didn't like any of the food though.
  11. Sara Zielinski says
    I have never been to a dinner show.
  12. Angelica Dimeo says
    No I have never been to a dinner show
  13. Cali W. says
    I have never been to a dinner show, but I bet it would be awesome. :)
  14. gracefulcoffee says
    No, I've never been to a diner show before.
  15. I've never been to a dinner show but it looks like a blast!
  16. Cindy Ingalls says
    Though I've never been to Dollywood, I've always heard great things about the park. This new dinner shows sounds extremely entertaining.
  17. Sarah Bailey says
    I love the idea of this - I always used to adore dinner and shows but it has been years since I have been to one. x
  18. Liz Mays says
    This will be such a great dinner show. I didn't know they made so many renovations to the theater to change up the show!
  19. Elizabeth O. says
    This is the first time I've heard of this show! It sounds incredible and it's always nice to go to dinner shows, it makes dining so much more enjoyable.
  20. Karlaroundtheworld | Karla says
    I would have loved to be part of that! I've always liked Ms.Parton, even just with her cameos in movies.
  21. Ryan Escat says
    I've never been into such a show like this. The show's idea sounds really interesting!
  22. Kathy says
    I love Dolly Parton! I would have loved to watch this show. I bet it was amazing too.
  23. I would love to meet Dolly Parton! She is so talented and fun
  24. Peachy A. says
    I've never been to a dinner show before. I wish I could visit Dolly Parton Lumberjack adventure!
  25. Debbi Wellenstein says
    I have been to dinner shows-they can be a lot of fun!
  26. Paula Hogsed says
    I've been to a medieval banquet, a long time ago, but this one just looks really fun :)
  27. tiffany dayton says
    No, not something I would like.
  28. Susan Hartman says
    I love dinner shows but I haven't been for quite a while.
  29. Stacy says
    I performed at a dinner show in middle school (Arabian Nights in Kissimmee) and I attended a wedding at Medieval Times (also in Kissimmee). I think they are fun, but as a vegan, there is never anything for me to eat (the vegetarian option is usually vegetarian lasagne or something else that is not vegan friendly). I think they are a cool concept but I would only ever go if I won tickets, I would never pay to go.
  30. Penny Olson says
    I've never been to a dinner show. Looks like fun!
  31. slehan says
    I've been to the Boulder Dinner Theater for several play. Never been to a show outside.
  32. Jerry Marquardt says
    I have been to a dinner show, but not of this caliber. I would really enjoy this show.

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