Best Shows in Pigeon Forge: A Ranking With Prices, Coupons [2023]

Pigeon Forge shows

Dolly Parton's Stampede (left) and the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud (right) rank as some of the best shows in Pigeon Forge (media photo courtesy of Dollywood; right photo by ehrlif/

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Pigeon Forge and its surrounding areas offer some of the best theaters, dinner shows and entertainment in the region. 

One thing is for sure. Crews around Pigeon Forge, TN know how to put on a show.

With so many to choose from, it can be hard to pick just one.

Check out our list below of the best shows in Pigeon Forge with prices and information you need to know so you can decide which show is best for you and your family.

Please note that many shows operate on a limited schedule during the off-season in January and February. Remember to plan accordingly! Also, the prices mentioned may vary by season and are subject to change.

Without further ado, here are the best shows in Pigeon Forge, in the heart of the Smoky Mountains:

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12. Red Skelton Tribute Theater

Brian Hoffman’s “Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton” is the longest-running show at the Westin Las Vegas Hotel Casino and Spa in Las Vegas and he is now performing in the Smokies.

Relive the short one-man skits that Red Skeleton is famous for. This comedy show is suitable for all ages.

The show is 90 minutes long. General admission from the website starts at $35, but you can sometimes find tickets on Tripster for $28.28.

The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater
The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater is located along the Parkway (photo by Morgan Overholt/

11. Buttonwillow Civil War Theater

The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater is a theater company in Pigeon Forge. It features a light-hearted yet serious portrayal of historic figures and facts.

The show is educational yet entertaining. Also, group rates are available. The show is no longer a dinner theater.

Adult tickets start at $44.90, and children 5 and under are free. Call the box office at (423) 309-1667 for more information.

Country Tonite
Country Tonite offers some of the best country music in town (photo by Morgan Overholt/

10. Country Tonite

Country Tonite is a large venue for family-friendly shows with comedy, gospel music, dancing and some of the best country music in town.

Adult tickets start at $41.50, and they offer a $5 discount if you book directly on the website. Also, check Groupon for discounts.

Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult.

Grand Majestic Theater in Pigeon Forge
The Grand Majestic Theater offers a variety of shows in Pigeon Forge (photo by Alaina O’Neal/

9. Grand Majestic Theater

The Grand Majestic allows guests to sing, dance and marvel, all at one location.

It is home to shows including “Soul of Motown”, “Hit Parade” and “The Magic of Terry Evanswood”.

Evanswood previously performed at WonderWorks. Visit the website for tickets and more information. Prices range from $24.95-$39.95.

The Murder Mystery Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge
This unique show offers a three-course meal as well as a comedic crime scene (photo by Alaina O’Neal/

8. Mystery Dinner Show

This one-of-a-kind experience offers something for crime show enthusiasts with a comedic take on the trend and a three-course meal.

This crime-scene-inspired mystery show offers different shows that rotate throughout the week.

The venue has restaurant-style seating. Tickets start at $47.55 for adults, but you can buy them from Tripster for $44.55 at the time of this writing.

Read Also: What are the best dinner shows in Pigeon Forge? Our top 5

7. Impossibilities Magic Show

Erik Dobell is a master mentalist and magician. Guests will be amazed by his illusions at this great show, which now also features comedian Chris Collins.

Dobell has traveled from Las Vegas to South Korea performing for audiences and companies. For example, he has performed for the NFL, Macy’s and Goodyear, and now he performs at the historic Gatlinburg Space Needle in downtown Gatlinburg.

Check Tripster for details and discounts. Adult tickets start at $23.95.

Steven Best's Smoky Mountain Theater shows performers from the Pigeon Forge show
Steven Best is an award-winning magician who is celebrating his 9th year in Pigeon Forge (photo courtesy of Smoky Mountain Theater)

6. Steven Best’s Smoky Mountain Theater

Steven Best is the winner of the prestigious Merlin Award for Best Family Magic Show.

The Merlin Award is presented to magicians who have achieved the highest level of success in their craft, both on the national and international stage.

He holds the record of being one of the youngest magicians to headline in Las Vegas and is also one of the longest-running headline performer acts to perform on cruise ships to Greece, Mexico, and throughout the Caribbean.

Steven Best is currently celebrating his 9th year performing in Pigeon Forge.

At the Smoky Mountain Theater, catch him at the show “Unbelievable Magic”. The Smoky Mountain Theater also houses the shows “Elvis and The Superstars” and “Sounds of Soul in The Smokies”.

Tickets start at $39 for adults. Check Groupon for discounts.

Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge
Performers test their lumberjack skills (and you can too!) at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud and Adventure Park (photo by Morgan Overholt/

5. Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park is a tourist attraction in Pigeon Forge located in the Shops at Lumberjack Square.

The show features two feuding families as they compete through competitive lumberjack events. For example, watch them as they compete in axe throwing, log rolling, boom runs and more.

The show takes place in an outdoor amphitheater. It’s a blast for the whole family.

You can also test your own lumberjack skills while you’re there. For example, Adventure Park features a zipline roller coaster, the High Woodsman Challenge and other competitive events for lumberjacks. Check Tripster for discounts.

To save $5 when you book online, use our promo code LJFTSC.

Actors perform on stage at The Comedy barn
The Comedy Barn offers a wide variety of talent, including animal tricks (photo by Dr. Candi Overholt/

4. The Comedy Barn Theater

The Comedy Barn Theater is a live music venue in Pigeon Forge.

It is an award-winning family comedy variety show that is a Hee-Haw-style, clean comedy theater routine for the family.

For example, this amazing show features magicians, singers, dancers, jugglers, ventriloquists, comedians and live music. Check Tripster for discounts.

Remember, this is not a dinner show, but snacks are available for purchase.

Tickets start at $34.99.

The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud in Pigeon Forge
The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud is located along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge (photo by ehrlif/

3. Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud show is a dinner theater experience in Pigeon Forge, featuring a homestyle all-you-can-eat feast and two quirky families.

The show is very loosely based on the real-life feud between the Hatfield and McCoy families.

The Hatfield and McCoy show puts the “fun” in dysfunctional.

Tickets are available on Tripster. Adult tickets start at $59.99.

Pirate's Voyage show in Pigeon Forge
The Pirate’s Voyage Dinner Show has a four-course feast fit for a pirate (photo by Alaina O’Neal/

2. Pirate’s Voyage Dinner Show

Get ready to swab the deck! Pirates Voyage Dinner Show is a dinner theater experience in Pigeon Forge that features mermaids, pirates and treasure.

Guests join the adventures of the infamous pirate Blackbeard and his quartermaster Calico Jack on pirate ships.

The show offers a four-course pirate feast, included in the ticket price. The meal includes a biscuit, vegetable soup, pan-fried chicken, ham, corn on the cob, a potato and peach turnover.

Also, vegetarian and gluten-free options are available upon request.

With stadium seating, there’s hardly a bad seat in the house.

Tickets are available on Tripster. Adult tickets start at $59.99.

Read Also: Pirates Voyage vs Dolly’s Stampede: Which dinner show is better?

Dolly Parton's stampede show
Dolly Parton’s Stampede offers impressive horse stunts (media photo courtesy of Dollywood)

1. Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Show

Finally, Dolly Parton’s Stampede features a friendly North vs. South competition.

Guests will enjoy a live show featuring music, comedy, live animals, horse stunts and pyrotechnics during their meal. A four-course feast of Southern comfort food is included with your ticket.

The feast includes a whole rotisserie chicken, pork loin, vegetable soup, a biscuit, corn on the cop, and a specialty dessert.

And, you know it’s good when Dolly puts her name on it. There’s something for the entire family.

As you plan your trip, check Tripster for discounts.

Prices start at $59.99.

What is your favorite show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee? Let us know in the comments!

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8 thoughts on “Best Shows in Pigeon Forge: A Ranking With Prices, Coupons [2023]”

  1. Anyone know if the pre-show entertainment at Dolly’s Stampede has resumed? Last year October 2020 it was on hiatus due to our friend covid. TIA…

  2. will Dollywood be open Jan. first and second year of 2022? If so what the hours and rates for park?

  3. Hi Roseanne, Dollywood will be open Saturday, Jan. 1, 2022 and Sunday, Jan. 2, 2022 from 11 am-9 pm. Currently, one-day passes are $84 and two-day passes are $99

  4. I would move County Tonight ahead of the Hatfield and McCoy show any day.
    I was not personally impressed with it. But I truly enjoyed County tonight.
    Of course you can not forget Dolly(Dixie) Stampede. The food is great!

  5. You left out the most fun theater in the area, the Main Event Theater. Travis James performs a Conway Twitty tribute every night except Sunday and Wednesday at 7:30. The second half of the show pays tribute to such artists as Neil Diamond, Tom Jones, and Elvis. The theater also has an Elvis tribute matinee show every day except Sunday and Wednesday at 2:00 pm. Currently the performer is Eli Williams. He does a heartfelt tribute to Elvis, including 50s, 60s, and 70s music. This is a great family-owned theater with great performers who care about their audience and make sure everyone has a wonderful and fun time!

    Also, you did not mention that the Red Skelton Tribute Theater is also home to the Patty Waszak Show and the Greg Stout shows. Both are music shows with very talented performers! All three shows there are a must-see!

  6. Planning a trip in March of 2023. When do dinner shows for Dollywood and Hatfield and Macoy start? wanting to get tickets ASAP.

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