Welcome to Dollywood’s Blog!
Here, you’ll find information to help you make the most of your trip to the Smoky Mountains. Not only will we give you behind-the-scenes information, tips, and hints on the best things to do at Dollywood and beyond, but most importantly, we hope you’ll find ideas to help you plan an experience your family will remember forever.
You will see regular posts from a number of people about their favorite things to do and enjoy in the Smokies. With multiple people contributing to this blog, our hope is to provide a broad range of topics so everyone can find something of interest to them. Some of our contributors have lived here their whole lives, while some have moved here recently. Others are frequent visitors to the area, and others have only been here a few times. The one thing they all have in common? They all have a love and appreciation for the beautiful area we call the Great Smoky Mountains.
Check back often to see which new adventure we embark upon next. Also, please feel free to reach out to us with post ideas or other things you would like to know more about. This blog is for you, so let us know what you want to see!
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]