(Disclosure: I received a free trip to Branson, MO and free tickets to Dixie Stampede while I was there but all thoughts are my own.)
Looking for a live show in Branson, Missouri that the whole family can enjoy? You have to visit Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede Dinner Show to watch one of the best live shows that the town has to offer while eating dinner as you watch it. I took my kids and my mom to see the show.
I was told to arrive a little early for the show because there is a pre-show that is included in the ticket cost. After viewing all of the horses in their stable areas we got our tickets and some snacks and sat down in their Carriage Room. A juggler by the name of Josh Casey performed many tricks and got us laughing with his jokes. My favorite juggling trick was when he juggled 3 items that were on fire while he hopped on a pogo stick.
Once the preshow was over we headed into the main arena. The arena was split in half- one side was the “North” and one side was the “South” and there was friendly competition throughout the show. The show was action-packed and based around one story line with fun features though out. I loved watching the horses and the racing ostriches. My mom liked watching all of the competitions between North and South. Jacob seemed to love the act that had one man, standing with his feet on two horses and jumping with the horses through a ring of fire.
I think Luke’s favorite part was when he was part of the show himself. My two boys and two other kids were chosen to go into the arena, in front of about 1,000 people, and chase chickens trying to catch them. I’m proud to say that my two boys brought the victory home for their team. In return for their hard work they received a Dixie Stampede medal, book, and a letter from Dolly Parton telling them how brave they were :)
One feature that sets Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede apart from others is their fabulous four course feast. We got so much food that we ended up taking more than half of our plates as leftovers back to the hotel room. Their creamy veggie soup was delicious and their cheddar rolls reminded me of one of my favorite seafood restaurant’s. The chicken wasn’t just a small slice of chicken but a whole rotisserie chicken for each person. The look on Jacob’s face when that huge piece of meat was put on his plate was priceless.
Overall we had a great experience at the show and can’t wait to go back again! You can learn more about Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, including how to get tickets here.
(Disclosure: I received tickets to the show for free but all thoughts are my own.)