Dolly Parton's Stampede Pre-Show Entertainment

Meet the stars of the show!

Come early to see our open-air stables and enjoy the pre-show entertainment at Dolly Parton's Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Begin your family’s 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 costumed greeters will welcome you into the front doors to enjoy our pre-show entertainment 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 pre-show entertainment is included in every Stampede ticket!

Snacks and cold Coca-Cola® are available during the pre-show as well as our non-alcoholic fruit drinks in a collector series souvenir boot mug!

Following the opening act, you’ll be ushered into our impressive 35,000 square foot arena for the grand Pigeon Forge attraction, Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction.