Blog for Zip line Attraction in the Smoky Mountains
Located in Pigeon Forge, TN and near Gatlinburg and Sevierville.
By Ross Bodhi Ogle
Posted on May 4, 2021
Dollywood has been open for a couple of months already, but if you visit right now, you'll see that great things are still blooming throughout the Pigeon Forge theme park. In fact, the annual Dollywood Flower & Food Festival is currently underway, bringing more than a half-million colorful flowers to the park in the form of larger-than-life sculptures that celebrate this season of renewal. The festival runs through June 7.
The living sculptures are primarily located in the Showstreet area of the park and are crafted from living plants and vibrant flowers. Some of the sculptures stand as tall as 15 feet, including the floral depiction of Dolly Parton's mother sewing her fabled Coat of Many Colors. Also look for three-dimensional floral renderings of butterflies, a family of bears, mountain turtles and more. Other depictions include a floral sunrise in the Great Smoky Mountains and a colorful Umbrella Sky.
The displays of flowers are just part of the icing on the Dollywood cake this spring. Don't forget that it's the Flower & FOOD Festival, so when you go to the park, go hungry and be prepared to let your taste buds run wild as Dollywood chefs serve up garden-fresh dishes and much more this season.
The array of cuisine encompasses new entrees such as a freshly grilled Cuban sandwich, a classic fish-and-chips combo, lobster roll, beef bulgogi nachos and much more. Dessert options include the park's legendary funnel cakes topped with berries and Chantilly cream, or you could try a Liege waffle ice cream sandwich. In all, the menu features some two-dozen items.
The festival is structured so that guests can sample all this festive fare with a Flower & Food Festival Dining Pass, a lanyard you can purchase for $29.99 plus tax. Passes allow the bearer to choose as many as five food items from culinary vendors in the park for that single price point.
Of course, these are just the highlights of your visit to Dollywood during the Flower & Food Festival. In addition, you'll get to enjoy all the things that the theme park offers throughout the year. For example, live music will fill the air, including the inspiring new Melodies Of Spring Concert Series and the brand-new live show A Brighter Day.
The concert series features more than 25 artists performing on Dollywood stages and showcases contemporary Christian and Southern gospel artists like Matthew West, Harlem Gospel Travelers and more. A Brighter Day is scheduled to take place each day at the Back Porch Theater and stars Dollywood performers singing popular hits made famous by artists like Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride, Rascal Flatts and others.
In addition, get ready to enjoy all the other ways Dollywood guests can have fun when they visit. You'll find the park's regularly scheduled live-music shows as well as resident craftsmen, year-round shops and restaurants, cool attractions and lots and lots of rides for all ages, from kiddie rides to topsy-turvy roller coasters that will make your head spin.
A person could easily spend multiple days at Dollywood and not experience everything there is to see and do, but we hope you plan to take in some of the other sights of Pigeon Forge on your next visit to the Smokies. For example, at Smoky Mountain Ziplines, we deliver one of the biggest and most satisfying zipline experiences in the whole area. Our Pigeon Forge canopy tours are a thrilling way to spend multiple hours in the beauty of nature while creating memories that you and your family and friends will cherish for a lifetime. Give us a call or make reservations on our website to book your next tour today.