What are the best shows in Pigeon Forge? Our top 11, ranked

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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/shutterstock.com)

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

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

Check out our list below of 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. Please plan accordingly! Without further ado, here are the best shows in Pigeon Forge:

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

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.

And, you know it’s good when Dolly puts her name on it.

As you plan your trip, check Tripster for discounts.

  • Adult ticket prices: $59.99 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 3849 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 453-4400
  • Website: dpstampede.com/pigeon-forge
  • Insider tip: Arrive early to visit the horses for the Horse Walk
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/TheSmokies.com)

2. Pirate’s Voyage Dinner Show

Pirates Voyage Dinner Show is a dinner theater experience in Pigeon Forge.

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

With stadium seating, there’s hardly a bad seat in the house. The show offers a four-course pirate feast, included in the ticket price.

Tickets are available on Tripster.

  • Adult ticket prices: $59.99 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2713 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 505-2469
  • Website: piratesvoyage.com/pigeon-forge
  • Insider tip: The staff stays in character. Play along!

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

The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud in Pigeon Forge
The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud is located along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge (photo by ehrlif/shutterstock.com)

3. Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud

The Hatfield and McCoy Dinner 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 Hatield and McCoy families.

Hatfield and McCoy claims to put the “fun” in dysfunctional.

Tickets are available on Tripster.

  • Adult ticket prices: $59.99 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 119 Music Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 908-7469
  • Website: hatfieldmccoydinnerfeud.com
  • Insider tip: Build your own discount combo-pack and try out some additional dinner shows.
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/TheSmokies.com)

4. The Comedy Barn Theater

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

The show has clean, Hee-Haw-style comedy routine for the family.

It is an award-winning family comedy variety show. Note that this one is not a dinner show, but snacks are available for purchase.

This amazing show features magicians, dancers, jugglers, ventriloquists, comedians and live music. Check Tripster for discounts.

  • Adult ticket prices: $34.99 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2775 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 428-5222
  • Website: comedybarn.com
  • Insider tip: Eat before you go, no dinner is served.
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/TheSmokies.com)

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 like log rolling, boom runs and more.

The show takes place in an outdoor amphitheater and is family-friendly.

The Adventure Park features a zipline roller coaster, the High Woodsman Challenge and other competitive lumberjack events. Check Tripster for discounts.

  • Adult ticket prices: $34.99 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2530 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 366-3330
  • Website: lumberjackfeud.com
  • Insider tip: The show is outdoors, so dress accordingly. (It is shaded and covered)

6. Impossibilities Magic Show

Erik Dobell is a master mentalist and magician. Be amazed with 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 such as 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 ticket prices: $23.95
  • Address: 115 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
  • Phone: (888) 482-3330
  • Website: impossibilitiesshow.com
  • Insider tip: The venue is small, make reservations ahead of time.
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/TheSmokies.com)

7. Murder 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.

The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show offers different shows that rotate throughout the week.

The venue has restaurant-style seating.

 Check Tripster for discounts.

  • Adult ticket prices: $44.55 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2682 Teaster Lane, Pigeon Forge TN, 37863
  • Phone: (866) 624-7185
  • Website: murdermystery-pigeonforge.com
  • Insider tip: Be sure to arrive early!

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

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

8. 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.

  • Adult ticket prices: $24.95-$36.95 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2330 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 774-7777
  • Website: thegrandmajestic.com
  • Insider tip: Food and drinks are not included in ticket price.
Country Tonite
Country Tonite offers some of the best country music in town (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

9. Country Tonite

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

Check Groupon for discounts.

  • Adult ticket prices: $40.52 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 129 Showplace Blvd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 453-2003
  • Website: countrytonitepf.com
  • Insider tip: Book online to save $5. Children 12 and under are free with a paying adult!
The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater
The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater is located along the Parkway (photo by Morgan Overholt/TheSmokies.com)

10. Buttonwillow Civil War Theater

The Buttonwillow Civil War Theater is a theater company in Pigeon Forge.

Notably, the theater offers shows daily (except Christmas), and group rates are available.

The show is described as light-hearted, educational and entertaining.

  • Adult ticket prices: $40 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 2135 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (423) 309-1667
  • Website: buttonwillowcivilwartheater.com
  • Insider tip: This is no longer a dinner show.

11. 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.

Check Tripster for tickets.

  • Adult ticket prices: $28.18 (may vary by season, subject to change)
  • Address: 167 East Wears Valley Road Ste 17, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
  • Phone: (865) 428-8900
  • Website: redskeltoncomedyshow.com
  • Insider tip: This is one of the smaller venues in the area.

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

Disclaimer: While we do our best to bring you the most up-to-date information, attractions or prices mentioned in this article may vary by season and are subject to change. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of any mentioned business, and have not been reviewed or endorsed these entities. Contact us at info@thesmokies.com for questions or comments.

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4 thoughts on “What are the best shows in Pigeon Forge? Our top 11, ranked”

  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

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