The weather is getting warmer, and we are finally starting to see green in the trees again. Spring is here, and I am more than thrilled for the sunshine and flowers. Here in the Smokies, spring also means Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival. This award-winning festival is returning for its third year and guests will see new elements and returning favorites. But, the park isn’t the only Dollywood property celebrating this floral festival. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa will have its own bloom-filled fun. Guests at DreamMore Resort during Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival will enjoy a variety of festival foods, activities and décor during their stay.
Throughout the Flower & Food Festival at the Resort, guests will delight in the entertainment provided by Addie Levy. Addie is a diverse entertainer, bringing the joy of music by infusing fun for everyone! Also, every Friday and Saturday evening, select artists will perform in the lower lobby area.
Camp DW Activities
Camp DW offers a variety of festival-inspired family activities each day, such as making flower canvases, ceramic flower painting, woodland planter painting and more. Also during the day, Camp DW will host Giant Beach Ball Blast and pool games at The Swimming Hole Outdoor Pool. In the evenings, guests can join Camp DW Hosts around the wood-burning fire pit for complimentary s’mores roasting from 7 – 8 p.m. and Bedtime Stories in The Barn at 8 p.m. On select evenings, Camp DW will host family movie nights and pillow making.
NEW for 2022! Flora & Fauna Talks in The Barn
On select days, guests may join experts who will guide them through an array of flora and fauna unique to Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Beverage of the Day
During the festival, guests can enjoy the drink of the day from 4 – 6 p.m. in the main lobby. Our Camp DW hosts serve delicious family-friendly Agua Fresca beverages, with recipe cards allowing guests to recreate this special beverage at home!
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa’s Culinary Team is cooking up a number of delicious dining experiences. Our Resort Executive Chef will entertain guests with lunchtime cooking demonstrations on The Event Lawn at 1 p.m. on April 26, April 28, May 3, May 5, May 10, May 12, May 17, May 19, May 24, May 26, May 31 and June 2. These demos feature garden-fresh dishes inspired by the festival. Guests also can dine from Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery Flower & Food Festival Celebration menu for dinner from Friday – Sunday. In The Lounge, guests 21 and older can enjoy signature cocktails crafted to bring out the bright flavors of spring in the Smokies.
Flower & Food Festival Winemaker’s Dinner
On Saturday, May 21, Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery will host the Flower & Food Festival Winemaker’s Dinner. This unforgettable dining experience pairs delectable festival-inspired creations from the resort’s executive chef with the exemplary wines from Biltmore Estates in Asheville, North Carolina. Reservations are required for the Winemaker’s Dinner and can be made by calling 865-868-1246.
Spa Treatments and Experiences
In The Spa, guests can enjoy special festival-inspired treatments. They will be immersed in the scents of the season with a delicious blend of citrus and fruit. The aroma will keep Spa goers feeling refreshed and revitalized with signature services. Guests may start with a massage to target key areas of stress, followed by refreshing their skin with a Vitamin C facial, finishing with a soothing aromatic mini-pedicure. Spa reservations are required and can be made by visiting Dollywood.com/Spa.
Package Cost | $240 (taxes & gratuity is included)
Dates | Available from April 1 – June 5, 2022
Details | Package includes Cool Citrus Massage, Radiant Orange Facial and Mini-Pedicure
Length of Service | 1.5 hours
Flower & Food Festival décor brings vibrant color to the already beautiful Resort. Flower & Food Festival icons welcome guests as they enter the parking area, a beautiful collection of potted flowers adorn the entryway and vibrant flowers bloom around the fountain. The bed of the pick-up truck by The Barn will be full of colorful flowers and plants for guests to admire as they walk by. Guests will find festival theming in the resort’s digital boards, signage, menus and other areas to create a truly immersive Flower & Food Festival experience.
Flower & Food Festival Tasting Pass Package
If you plan on visiting Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival, the resort’s Flower & food Festival Tasting Pass Package is a great option. With this package, you receive two exclusively-discounted Dollywood tickets and two Flower & Food Festival Tasting Passes to enjoy up to FIVE tastings at select culinary locations at Dollywood from April 22 – June 5, 2022.