Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival
Vibrant Spring Fun
5 Days | Early May - Mid June "Call for Exact Dates"
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
Dollywood’s newest festival, The Flower & Food Festival, is bringing vibrant fun to the Smokies. The fragrant smells of flowers and food are sure to become a favorite at Dollywood for years to come. This trip also includes two Cooking Demonstrations, five live shows and the Secret Dining Room at the Titanic Museum.
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Day 1 – Pigeon Forge – Country Tonite Theater
Arrive in Pigeon Forge, TN this afternoon. Check into your hotel for a four night stay. Tonight enjoy dinner at the delicious Applewood Farmhouse or Grill Restaurant. All meals are served with their signature Applewood Julep, Apple Fritters and Homemade Apple Butter.
Following dinner, see a show at the Country Tonite Theater. This fast-paced production features a variety of dynamic singing and dancing, side-splitting comedy, powerful gospel, and American patriotism. From the strong talent of the youth performers, to the experienced veterans of the Country Tonite stage and song, the love of God, family and country resonates throughout the show. (D)
Day 2 – Smoky Mountain Tour – Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen – Moonshine – Soul of Motown
This morning after breakfast, a local guide escorts you deep into Smoky Mountain National Park on a narrated sightseeing tour. Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.
At the end of your tour, you visit Gatlinburg and tour Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen where you see how taffy, candy apples and other candies are made daily.
Next, you tour the Ole Smoky Mountain Distillery. As you approach the entrance, you can detect the distinct smell of their grains cooking and fermenting. You’ll see authentic working moonshine stills and experience the process from beginning to end. Distillers will take the time to visit with you and answer any questions about the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee. A free tasting is included with your tour.
Dinner is included this evening at Melting Pot Fondue. Your meal begins with gourmet cheese blended and seasoned tableside by friendly staff and continues with freshly made salad. Your main course contains delicious meat and veggies, but save room for dessert because there are several chocolate fondues to choose from, all of which will leave you with a smile!
Following dinner, you head to the Grand Majestic Theater for The Soul of Motown, a fresh and energetic concert-style tribute to Motown legends. If you love the Motown sound, you will love the Soul of Motown show. One of the top-rated Pigeon Forge shows, Soul of Motown pays tribute to some of the greatest vocal groups ever to hit the charts. With live harmonies, grooving dance moves and inspiring talent, the Motown performers are on stage to entertain. The only Pigeon Forge show to feature songs from The Drifters, The Platters, Sam Cooke, Smoky Robinson, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & the Pips, plus many more. (B,D)
Day 3 – Dollywood Flower & Food Festival – Cooking Tour & Lunch – Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to Dollywood. Like its namesake Dolly Parton, it delivers great live entertainment on multiple stages. It is filled with craft shops where you’ll find live demonstrations by Master Craftsmen. Ride the train, see an American Eagle habitat, Roller Coasters and rides, a Dolly Museum and more.
New to Dollywood is the brand new Flower & Food Festival. Enjoy nearly half a million flowers and plants throughout the park. Some displays you might see are Smoky Mountain turtles, frogs, black bears, and tributes to “I Will Always Love You” with a floral heart umbrella and “Coat of Many Colors” with a butterfly and scenic sculpture of Dolly’s mother sewing the coat. These topiaries are expected to be 10 to 15 feet tall! The festival will also feature a number of interactive displays, and a visual element called “Umbrella Sky” on Showstreet. Hundreds of colorful umbrellas will be suspended over the pathway.
And of course it wouldn’t be a Dollywood festival without delicious food options — especially since food is in the name of the festival!
While at Dollywood enjoy a cooking demonstration and delicious lunch in the newest part of the park, Wildwood Grove.
Tonight, you Dolly Parton’s Pirates Voyage. Join Captain Blackbeard, the most famous pirate to ever sail the seven seas, and his quartermaster Calico Jack as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in a 15 foot deep indoor hideaway lagoon! Which camp takes the treasure may be up to you as ye cheer me buccaneers to victory, all while ye enjoy a fabulous four-course feast! (B,L,D)
Day 4 – Smith Family Morning Variety Show – Paula Deen Cooking Demo – Titanic Museum – Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to the Country Tonite Theater for the Smith Family Variety Show. Your fun filled day kicks off with the Smith Family Morning Variety Show. This show is filled with Southern music and culture. You’ll enjoy their unique brand of music and comedy in this intimate, familial style show. Their talented blend of classic country, bluegrass, gospel, oldies rock-n-roll, and clean family comedy pleases all.
Today also features a cooking demonstration and lunch prepared by one of Paula Deen’s top chefs from Paula Deen’s Kitchen. Sample some of the classic Deen Family recipes and Southern-Style entrees.
This afternoon tour the Titanic Museum providing a gateway to 1912. First Class Maids and a variety of Officers and Crew Members bring the stories of the fabled ship and its fascinating passengers to life by retelling their stories in vivid, dramatic detail. The priceless artifacts throughout the museum shed additional light on the lives of those passengers and crew members when guests see the actual belongings of those on board and artifacts that sailed on Titanic’s maiden voyage.
Hidden from most visitors, the Titanic Museum Attraction features a secret dining room and tonight you will enjoy a catered dinner here. The dining room will be decked out with elegant decorations and pristine linen tablecloths. Your servers will be dressed in the iconic blue and yellow uniforms worn by crew members on the RMS Titanic.
End the day at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud. The show features world-class lumberjacks representing the Dawson and McGraw families in 13 thrilling, fast paced tests of skill and prowess ranging from chopping and axe throwing to tree climbing and log rolling. Become part of the experience and join in the competitive spirit, cheering on your Dawson or McGraw lumberjack family! This is an authentic outdoor show in a covered grandstand with padded seats. (B,L,D)
Day 5 – Depart for Home
After breakfast check out of your hotel and depart for home with many warm and fond memories of your Smoky Mountain vacation. (B)