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Dollywood guests can expect a season of showstopping entertainment in 2018. With its greatest entertainment investment ever, Dollywood hosts more shows in 2018 than any other theme park!


From the new international offerings of Festival of Nations and the expansion of Great Pumpkin LumiNights, to family traditions like Barbeque & Bluegrass and Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana, every season at Dollywood greets guests with a completely different atmosphere.


Dollywood’s Season of Showstoppers features internationally-known recording artists, exhilarating and mesmerizing touring shows, traditional Dollywood classics and the biggest names in bluegrass and Southern gospel music for a year of entertainment unlike any other.


Dollywood offers more than 40 rides and attractions, including the country’s first wing coaster, Wild Eagle, and the world’s fastest wooden coaster, Lightning Rod. With some of the best coasters in the world, classic family attractions like the Dollywood Express, and kid-favorite rides like Whistle Punk Chaser and FireChaser Express, families are sure to find something for everyone.

Festival of Nations opens Dollywood’s 2018 season with new groups including the National Dance Company of Siberia, The Flamenco Kings starring Los Vivancos, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo. The spring continues with the new Spring Mix concert series which features three distinct weeks of performances from artists like The Marshall Tucker Band, T.G. Sheppard, Shenandoah, Suzy Bogguss, The Drifters, Amy Grant and more!

The summer begins with toe-tapping bluegrass and tasty barbeque during the Barbeque & Bluegrass festival. World-renowned touring groups visit Dollywood’s Summer Celebration to wow crowds with their amazing performances. iLuminate—featured on America’s Got Talent, DRUMLine Live!, and Dan Dunn’s PaintJam pack the summer with riveting shows for guests.

After a successful debut, Dollywood’s Great Pumpkin LumiNights expands in its second season with even more displays and experiences for guests. Thousands of expertly carved pumpkins glow throughout the night for guests, while Southern gospel’s finest perform hundreds of shows during the day. Guests can enjoy the spectacular artistry of visiting crafters or enjoy special harvest-themed food items.

Dollywood’s 2018 season again concludes with America’s favorite theme park holiday event, Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana. A family tradition for many, the festival combines four million spectacular lights, classic holiday entertainment, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and friends, and more to create a festive Christmas atmosphere to get everyone in the spirit of the season.