In the spirit of working our way to the other side of this pandemic, it’s wise of us to look for the good in our unexpected circumstances. Take Dollywood’s Harvest Festival as an example. This festival has the most festival-like atmosphere that I can recall—and it’s because we had to come up with creative solutions in response to what COVID-19 dealt us.
Additional Genres Added to Harvest The Most Live Entertainment Ever! (800 performances)
Pop Up “Stages” Throughout the Park Music in The Streets Throughout the Park
Fewer Guests and Craftsmen More Room to Enjoy the Park and Watch Craftsmen
Rather than segmenting your visit by going inside a theater to enjoy music, then re-emerging to take in some crafts, food and fall décor. It’s all around you this year. You’re immersed in the festivities and it’s a sensory delight. Standing in our Market Square, you will be able to see our colossal pumpkins, touch some hand-made crafts, hear a live performance and smell (yes, even taste!) some fine fall cuisine. A must add to your list of things to do this fall!
As you wander further, you’ll likely see what we call roaming performers. We have Southern gospel, bluegrass and Americana artists you’ll enjoy. Some will “take the stage” on a giant tree stump (Timber Canyon), the steps of the Robert F. Thomas Chapel (Craftsman’s Valley), the train depot (The Village) or a museum entrance (Adventures in Imagination). Our entertainment team has strategically placed live performances throughout the park and I’m confident you’re going to find it charming.
If you need a bright spot in 2020, Dollywood is a good place to look. We are committed to creating atmospheres conducive to memories worth repeating.