Pre-Show Entertainment

Meet the stars of the show!
Come early to see our open-air stables and enjoy the pre-show entertainment at Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN
Begin your family’s Dixie Stampede experience with a stroll along our open-air stables! You’ll meet the stars of the show up close, and study the flawless lines of the Quarter Horse and Palomino breeds.
Our Southern Belles will welcome you into the front doors of our world famous Dixie Belle Saloon for a toe-tapping good time with our opening act, Mountain Ruckus!

Enjoy foot stompin’ family fun!
Enjoy the sweet Mountain Music and side-splitting comedy of bluegrass and country band, Mountain Ruckus and what’s even better, the Saloon opening act is included in every Dixie Stampede ticket!
Popcorn, peanuts and cold Pepsi® are available from the Saloon as well as our non-alcoholic fruit drinks in a collector series souvenir boot mug!
Following the Saloon opening act, you’ll be ushered into our impressive 35,000 square foot arena for the grand Pigeon Forge attraction, Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction.