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25 January 2022

A National Day I Fully Support: National Plan for Vacation Day

By | 2022-01-25T17:46:56+00:00 January 25th, 2022|Festivals|0 Comments

There’s no reason to draw this out: Do you know what today (January 25) is? Today is the day to start planning your next vacation. Really. The U.S. Travel Association—through their National Plan for Vacation Day (NPVD) program—encourages Americans to start planning their getaways for the year on January 25. If there’s a national [...]

24 November 2021

Vote for Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas

By | 2021-11-23T14:51:20+00:00 November 24th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Picture this: five million dazzling Christmas lights, award-winning holiday entertainment, fireworks, delicious Christmas favorites and SANTA! Believe me when I tell you that Christmas in the Smokies is where you belong. Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana is the 13-time and only winner of Amusement Today’s Golden Ticket Award for Best Theme Park [...]

12 November 2021

Smoky Mountain Christmas: Best Instagram Spots

By | 2021-11-12T14:24:47+00:00 November 12th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

I have been to Dollywood during Smoky Mountain Christmas more times than I can count. Growing up around the Smokies, visiting America’s #1 Theme Park Holiday Event was a time-honored tradition in my family. To my shock, I recently discovered that my fiancée and some of her friends have never seen the park during [...]

3 November 2021

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas: America’s Best Theme Park Christmas Event

By | 2021-11-03T09:50:01+00:00 November 3rd, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana at Dollywood begins Nov. 6 and it will be hard not to be in the Christmas spirit when you experience all of the great Christmas decorations throughout the park! You can experience America’s Best Theme Park Christmas event Nov. 6 through Jan. 2, 2022. The (Christmas) light shines [...]

20 September 2021

Harvest Festival 2021: Best Eats and Treats

By | 2021-09-21T13:21:55+00:00 September 20th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

WARNING: This blog has been known to cause sudden hunger and a strong desire to plan a trip to Dollywood for the 2021 Harvest Festival (Sept. 24 - Oct. 30!) One thing to know about me as you read this is that I am a planner, especially when it comes to my trips. Whether I am [...]

15 September 2021

2021 Dollywood Harvest Festival Entertainment

By | 2021-09-15T16:58:56+00:00 September 15th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Music is intricately woven into the heritage here in the Great Smoky Mountains, making performances during Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 24-Oct. 30) a warm tradition for families every fall season. This year, you and your family can enjoy the sweet sounds of Southern gospel, Americana and bluegrass, as well as classic [...]

13 September 2021

Dollywood’s 2021 Harvest Festival is Almost Here!

By | 2021-09-13T17:07:48+00:00 September 13th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

There is no doubt about it—Harvest in the Smokies is a beautiful time of year. And there is no better place to be in the Smokies than at one of America’s favorite fall family destinations…Dollywood! We celebrate the splendor of autumn in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains with our annual guest-favorite event, [...]

9 August 2021

Vote for Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights for Best Theme Park Halloween Event

By | 2021-08-09T16:53:55+00:00 August 9th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Vote Now There are certain things at Dollywood that, I feel, sets the park apart in the theme park world. The entertainment, ambiance and food are near the top of that long list, but the most distinguishing factor is the park’s festivals. Dollywood hosts festivals complete with their own unique offerings and features that [...]

17 July 2021

Behind the Scenes of Dollywood’s Drone Show

By | 2021-07-29T13:09:31+00:00 July 17th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Behind Wildwood Grove’s perimeter fence sits an air field. It’s not always been there. It was added for the brand-new nighttime experience we have for Summer Celebration. To be honest, I couldn’t picture what a 3D multi-sensory drone light show would be like. Yes, I’ve seen videos. I had even seen an animation of [...]

3 July 2021

Summer Tips for Visiting Dollywood in 2021

By | 2021-08-09T14:13:42+00:00 July 3rd, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood is a dynamic park—it’s always changing its offerings with the new seasons. But that newness can even catch Dollywood veterans by surprise. I have a roundup of tips specific to our Summer Celebration that will help you plan a repeatable experience for your family. When to Arrive The word has gotten out that [...]

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