For the first time in more than a decade, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede dinner attraction introduces a new show segment, highlighted by a rare indoor stampede of Texas longhorn steers.
“I can’t imagine a better way to kick off my Dixie Stampede show than with a herd of amazing longhorns,” Parton said. “It’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before. I know the audience is going to enjoy this one-of-a-kind experience as much as I do.”
In a feat rarely attempted in an indoor arena, Dixie Stampede treats audiences to a live and up-close experience with a herd of authentic Texas longhorns. Each steer weighs up to 1800 pounds and has a horn length of six to eight feet from tip to tip. Relying on the mystery and magic of the era’s popular folklore, Dixie Stampede opens the show and treats audiences to a dramatic depiction of settlers destined for the wild frontier. Highlights include a poignant appearance by a Native American medicine man who calls on the “Spirit of the Bird,” setting the stage for a spectacular aerialist suspended high above the arena, complete with new music and lighting created especially for the show-stopping performance.
Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is a unique dinner and show experience set in an 85,000-square-foot facility featuring 32 magnificent horses, dozens of cast members, ostrich races, illusions, music and more, all showcased in a friendly rivalry between the North and the South. With seating to accommodate 1,000 guests, the show is highlighted by a four-course meal. Pre-show entertainment includes a 30-minute bluegrass show performed by the house band in the facility’s Carriage Room.