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21 September 2020

2020 Harvest Festival Details Include New Nighttime Ticket Offer

By | 2020-09-21T16:09:12+00:00 September 21st, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

One of the fun perks of the job is that sometimes we get a special sneak peek of what is coming up for our guests. I recently had the chance to sit in on one of those presentations for the Harvest Festival presented by Humana, and I must say, I’m really excited for what [...]

19 August 2020

Dollywood’s “Lighting Bugs” Are Back in Action

By | 2020-08-19T17:51:40+00:00 August 19th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

Christmas lights are such a big deal at Dollywood, we’re consumed by them almost 10 months of the year: we’re hanging them June through October, they’re on display November through the end of the season in early January and then it takes most of our off-season to get them down. We’re in the thick [...]

19 June 2020

Flower & Food Festival- What’s on the Menu?

By | 2020-06-19T14:59:54+00:00 June 19th, 2020|Dining, Festivals|0 Comments

Obviously, food is a huge part of our Flower & Food Festival. Curious about what’s on the menu? This is a brand-new festival with never-before-offered cuisine. You can choose from appetizers, entrees, drinks and dessert. I’ll list all festival dining items for you by location. Spotlight Bakery Flower & Food Festival Cookies- Dollywood’s [...]

10 March 2020

What to Expect During Dollywood’s Festival of Nations

By | 2020-03-10T15:42:21+00:00 March 10th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

We’re ready to welcome the world! Believe it or not (I can’t), but it’s already time for the new season to begin here at Dollywood! This is a special season—our 35th to be exact—and a year that we have packed full of great events and experiences for you and your friends and family to [...]

6 March 2020

Final Touches Include Festival of Nations Preparations

By | 2020-03-06T17:33:11+00:00 March 6th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

Along with wrapping up construction and maintenance projects that crews had to tackle in order to get Dollywood in tip-top shape for the 2020 season, our Special Events team is out there, too, prepping for Festival of Nations. (Click here to read about off-season work that’s been happening!) Festival of Nations is in its [...]

29 November 2019

1990 Smoky Mountain Christmas vs. 2019 Smoky Mountain Christmas

By | 2019-12-03T10:22:44+00:00 November 29th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

When I heard Dollywood’s General Manager talking about how he was on the original Christmas-light-hanging crew, I knew I needed to know more. Gene Scherrer is now Dollywood’s General Manager. He’ll be retiring at the end of this season. But, in 1990, he was on the Attractions and Special Events team. Gene recalls how [...]

21 October 2019

NEW Festival Coming This Spring!

By | 2020-04-09T16:13:45+00:00 October 21st, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood’s 35th anniversary season will include a brand new springtime festival! This “budding” new event, the Flower & Food Festival (May 8-June 14), features brilliant splashes of spring color with numerous vibrant displays of expertly-manicured flowers and plants created by tremendously-talented horticulturists. It will bloom with fun and discovery around every corner thanks to [...]

7 October 2019

All The Ways YOU Can Glow With Us!

By | 2019-10-07T16:31:37+00:00 October 7th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

From now through the end of the year is the time Dollywood literally GLOWS with excitement each night. A few years ago, we introduced Great Pumpkin LumiNights featuring thousands of illuminated pumpkins. It quickly became one of the most popular events in park history. Now, we just can’t stop all the glowing! Here’s my [...]

20 September 2019

What to Expect at Dollywood’s 2019 Harvest Festival

By | 2019-09-23T16:15:00+00:00 September 20th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

Family-friendly fall fun is back during our Harvest Festival presented by Humana! We’re expanding Great Pumpkin LumiNights again this year by growing the glow in to Wildwood Grove. For those of you who have visited, you know that Great Pumpkin LumiNights has been an overwhelming guest-favorite since it was introduced in 2017. It is [...]

5 August 2019

Everything You Need to Know About Rock the Smokies 2019

By | 2019-08-13T14:32:52+00:00 August 5th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

In a few weeks, we’ll be rockin’ the Smokies for the fifth summer in a row. This Christian music festival has become a Dollywood guest favorite as some of the genre’s top artists take the stage for incredible jam sessions. Here’s everything you need to know to be ready to rock with us. WHAT [...]

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