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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32 thoughts on “Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

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