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About Amber Davis

Amber Davis is in the thick of navigating life as a working mom. She regularly balances meetings and tantrums —from her children, not coworkers. Growing up in Knoxville, Amber visited Dollywood and Sevier County often and now loves to share the same experiences with her own young family. Read More!
16 October 2020

Day vs Night: Dollywood during Harvest Festival

By | 2020-10-15T17:53:36+00:00 October 16th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

I’ve spent a lot of time writing about the daytime experiences of our Harvest Festival presented by Humana (see the posts about our colossal pumpkins, the new zones of color, the festival atmosphere and the craftsmen) but it would be a failure on my part to not dedicate a blog to the fun that [...]

12 October 2020

2020 Harvest Crafts

By | 2020-10-12T14:33:46+00:00 October 12th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood’s preservation of its Appalachian roots makes it a truly unique theme park. Year-round, you can find craftsmen perfecting their art. From candle-making to blown glass and a blacksmith shop to woodcarving, Dollywood offers enough demonstrations and craft-shopping to keep you busy all day. Find out more about our artisans here. We are so [...]

10 October 2020

Harvest Festival Atmosphere Like Never Before

By | 2020-10-10T00:04:34+00:00 October 10th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

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 [...]

8 October 2020

The Quick List: My Picks for Harvest Food (Plus Recipe!)

By | 2020-10-08T23:10:55+00:00 October 8th, 2020|Dining|0 Comments

Now that I’ve had some time to sample more of our 2020 Harvest Festival menu items, I’m ready to tell you my favorites. [Full disclosure: you could probably sway me to choose other options—they’re all pretty good.] Sit-Down Meal I love that Dollywood is a theme park where one of the memorable moments is [...]

6 October 2020

Did You Notice? Dollywood’s New Zones of Color

By | 2020-10-20T12:13:44+00:00 October 6th, 2020|Festivals, Nature|0 Comments

We took a fresh, new approach to our daytime Harvest Festival décor this year. And, let me tell you: I’m here. for. it. After scrolling through several Pinterest boards and flipping through some of my favorite magazines, I’d say Dollywood is on the cutting edge of this trend. For decades, the word “fall” has [...]

5 October 2020

All You Want to Know About Dollywood’s Colossal Pumpkins

By | 2020-10-07T10:47:27+00:00 October 5th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

Question: What currently sits in Dollywood’s Market Square, comes in various shapes and colors and weighs in at a combined load of 11,072 lbs.? Answer: Why, our new colossal pumpkins, of course! When looking for a new daytime element to add to our Harvest Festival presented by Humana, our Product and Planning Team wanted [...]

2 October 2020

Pumpkin Carving Tips from Dollywood

By | 2020-10-05T15:32:37+00:00 October 2nd, 2020|Community, Festivals|0 Comments

We’re not shy about letting you know that pumpkins are the stars of our Harvest Festival. At Dollywood, we have nearly 15,000 pumpkins on display, so you might even say we’re gourd experts! We thought sharing some carving tips would only perpetuate pumpkin passion, and that could only be a good thing—right? Now that [...]

28 September 2020

What’s NEW in Wildwood Grove this Fall?

By | 2020-09-28T17:34:25+00:00 September 28th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

I love the opportunity to share behind-the-scenes content with you. The rest of 2020 is going to be really fun, because there are several new elements to tell you about. Let me start with telling you that our Product and Planning Team really wanted to make our Harvest Festival a fresh experience for you [...]

11 September 2020

Dollywood Fall Shopping Tips

By | 2020-09-14T16:14:08+00:00 September 11th, 2020|Shopping|0 Comments

Ready for a new season? ME TOO! (In more ways than one. I bet you can relate!) I’ve written about fall merchandise before—we have some really great shopping options! From décor to apparel and gifts, if you love this season you should check out this post. I get excited when I start to see [...]

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