If you can smell the tempting aroma of barbeque floating through the Smoky Mountains, that means it is time for the popular Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood! This exciting event combines some of the nation’s top bluegrass performers with the tastiest barbeque around for a full day of fun! Here is everything you need to know about attending the Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood:
1. What to Expect
The Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood is a wonderful way to kick off the unofficial start of summer with some finger lickin’ barbeque and toe tappin’ bluegrass music! The festival features some of the top names in bluegrass who will be performing at Dollywood’s Celebrity Theater, Showstreet Theater, Valley Theater and the Plaza at Wilderness Pass. After enjoying a bluegrass performance, sample the most delicious Southern BBQ recipes that you will ever taste! While at Dollywood, you also have access to the park’s fun thrill rides and attractions, including the Dollywood Express steam train excursion, the Drop Line free-fall tower and the Lightning Rod launched roller coaster!
2. Dates and Times
The Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival has become so popular that Dollywood has decided to add an extra week this year, so the event runs from Friday, May 25 to Sunday, June 10! The park is open daily at 10 a.m. throughout the festival, and closing times vary, so be sure to check the official Dollywood operating calendar prior to your visit. Once arriving to the park, pick up a show schedule at the front entrance to schedule your day, as you won’t want to miss any of the bluegrass performances! You can also consult the daily entertainment schedule for specific performance dates and hours.
3. Ticket Information
There are a variety of Dollywood ticket plans available, including single-day tickets, 2-day tickets and 3-day tickets. Your admission includes all shows and attractions in the park, including the Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival. If you plan to visit the park more than a few times per year, it can be beneficial to purchase the season pass. This allows you to visit the park as much as you want during the calendar year and attend all of the other amazing festivals offered at the park!
Where to Stay
Stay close to the Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood with a vacation at Amazing Views Cabin Rentals! We have a fantastic collection of cabins in Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area ranging from 1-bedroom cabins for couples to a massive 12-bedroom cabin for large groups. We even have a selection of pet-friendly cabins for when you want to bring your furry companion with you on vacation! While staying with us, you can enjoy all types of wonderful amenities, including a fully equipped kitchen, refreshing hot tub, fireplace and more!
Check out all of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains today to plan your vacation near the Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood! We look forward to seeing you soon at Amazing Views Cabin Rentals!