I don’t know about you, but I enjoy eating. Luckily for me, I work at a place that is well known for its culinary offerings. In fact, it kind of makes it hard to actually get work done because I really just want to stop and eat. But I also know I can’t do that because, well…work. When I can take the time to eat (or when I bring my family and visit as a guest), I make time to enjoy the great food. Which is why I’m excited about this blog and why my stomach is rumbling. Writing this before lunch was not a smart idea.
If you’re a foodie, or if you just enjoy partaking in some really great grub looking for things to do this spring, let me introduce you to the Flower & Food Festival. “Food” is in the actual name of the festival, so you know the culinary team is going to put some hard work into the menu for this one. The culinary experience of every festival is unique and quite tasty, but they are really dialing it up for this year.
And the thing I’m most excited about? They are introducing the new Flower & Food Festival Dining Pass, which allows you to choose five different meals to enjoy during the festival. This is the first time we’ve been able to offer a dining pass like this one, and it is something I hope continues.
Here’s how it works. The dining pass comes attached to a lanyard and is available for $29.99 plus tax (or $27.99 plus tax for Season Passholders). The passes go on sale online today and are available through the run of the festival (June 7). They are valid any day during the Flower & Food Festival, which begins on April 23.
You may purchase the pass online or at the park, but if you plan to purchase online, you must do so at least 24 hours in advance. When you purchase online, you also will need to select the date you plan to use the pass. A limited number of passes will be available online, so if you want one, you may want to purchase early. You can also purchase the pass as part of a special package at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa or at Dollywood’s ticket booths. If you purchase in any of these ways, you will receive a voucher that you will redeem for the dining pass lanyard at our TimeSaver Reservation Center.
Select culinary locations inside the park also will offer the lanyard. If you purchase at any of these locations, you will receive the dining pass upon purchase. Regardless of how you purchase the pass, one thing is for sure, you’ll have a number of culinary creations to enjoy. Remember, you can choose any five meals at the eligible Flower & Food Festival culinary locations. You can redeem all five meals at one place or at a combination of locations. You decide!
To make you salivate, here is a sampling of just some of the items that will be offered during the festival, along with their descriptions: