Dixie Stampede Soup Recipe

Get Dixie Stampede’s Cream of Vegetable Soup Recipe and learn exactly how to make it. If you love the soup at Dixie Stampede then you’ll love this recipe for Dixie Stampede’s creamy vegetable soup!

If you’ve ever been to the Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge TN then you’ve had their famous and amazing cream of vegetable soup. The Dixie Stampede soup is just yummy! Have you ever wondered if you could make it at home yourself? Well, now you can!

The following Dixie Stampede soup recipe has received rave reviews as to how much it tastes just like Dixie Stampede’s creamy vegetable soup. It takes about 15 minutes to make with about 5 minutes to prepare.

Dixie Stampede Soup Recipe

Ingredients
* 3 tablespoons margarine (Some use salted butter)
* 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
* 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
* 1 teaspoon corn syrup
* 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
* 1/4 teaspoon white pepper
* 1/2 teaspoon salt
* 1/2 cup chicken broth
* 1 1/2 cups water
* 3/4 cup finely chopped cooked vegetable (Some people use diced canned potatoes and canned carrot slices diced very small, Veg-All will work)
* 1 pint half-and-half cream (Some people use a heavy cream for a richer taste)
* chopped fresh parsley

Directions
1. In a 3-quart sauce pot, melt margarine. Add onion, garlic, and corn syrup. Simmer 1 minute. Do NOT brown.
2. Add flour, white pepper, salt, chicken broth, water, and vegetables. Simmer 3 minutes.
3. Add half-and-half. Simmer until desired consistency. Stir constantly – do NOT bring to boil.
4. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.

It’s just that easy! This Dixie Stampede soup recipe is sure to impress all of your friends and family. So, even after you leave Pigeon Forge, you can have a little bit of Dixie Stampede at home with you!

Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Show

An insider’s review and tips of The Black Bear Jamboree in Pigeon Forge Tennessee. Save money with discounts and Black Bear Jamboree coupons and have a great time at this excellent dinner show in Pigeon Forge!

The Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Show is Now the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud. Information below is for historical purposes.

What They Say

Are you hungry as a bear and want to see a great show too?

Then don’t miss the Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show Theater in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! The 10 million-dollar theatrical extravaganza includes extraordinary sets, elaborate costumes, state-of-the-art lighting, colorful lasers, surround sound and a large award-winning cast. The show tells the story of the Legendary Black Bear Jamboree. It is said that once a year, all the black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains gather together in a secret mountain cave, where they celebrate with food, dance and song.

Black Bear JamboreeJoin these amazing creatures for a fabulous Country feast and fantastic variety show as you watch the Black Bear Jamboree‘s ultra-talented cast of actors, singers, dancers and musicians entertain the bears. If you listen closely, you can hear their favorite music from High-flying Country to Bluegrass, as well as Gospel, 50’s and Broadway tunes all while enjoying a fabulous country feast in Pigeon Forge, TN.


What The Insider Says
I drove by the Black Bear Jamboree in Pigeon Forge for three years until I finally decided to go to this Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge one evening. I had this vision of Chuck E. Cheese and entertainment suited for children and was never interested in going. Fortunately I was very wrong as this Pigeon Forge Dinner Show ended up being one of my favorites! What I like about this dinner show is that it provides an “experience” more than anything. As you enter the building, you hear bluegrass music along with birds chirping and even a flowing waterfall inside. Before you enter the actual theater, they take your picture in front of a “green screen” and then place you into a mountain scene that fits the season. They take your picture for free, so why not do it? It may end up being your favorite picture of you and your family in Pigeon Forge!

As you enter the Black Bear Jamboree Theater, you’re seated at your reserved table by a friendly host or hostess. At this point, you can stay parked in your seat for the entire dinner show (2 hours) as the staff takes care of everything! Unless of course you need to go to the bathroom…then you’re on your own. Your waiter or waitress immediately takes your drink order and brings hot rolls…followed by an incredible vegetable soup…followed by a plate full of ribs, chicken, green beans, potatoes, and corn on the cob…and finally followed by a chocolate dessert. If you don’t eat meat (gasp) you can request their vegetarian plate. You’re missing out though! The food is amazing!

As you eat your meal, the Black Bear Jamboree Band plays some tunes you’re likely to know. They are a talented group that gets the evening started off on the right foot. Just about the time you finish dinner, the band wraps up and you’re given a 15 minute intermission to do whatever you do when you finish eating a huge, tasty meal. Once intermission is over, the show begins!

As I said, I was expecting a show geared towards children, but there is literally something for everyone in this show. There are the bears for kids, a good-looking & talented cast, a story line, and music from the 50’s, broadway, country, gospel, and more. I don’t want to give everything away, but this show would please the entire family from grandchildren to grandparents. The food is excellent and the show is icing on the cake as it is my favorite among Pigeon Forge Dinner Shows. Do not miss this one! Also, they tend to give discounts to their other shows such as The Comedy Barn when you purchase tickets, so be sure to ask if they have any specials or coupons!

If you’re going to see any Dinner Shows in Pigeon Forge then make this one of them! The Blackbear Jamboree Dinner Show is located right beside WonderWorks.

Good for ages

3 & up

The Hatfields and McCoys Christmas Disaster Show

Sometimes the holidays can bring out best in families, though if you’re part of the Hatfield or McCoy clan, Christmas takes a backseat to family hijinks. You’ll see it all at the Hatfields and McCoys Christmas Dinner Show titled, “Christmas Disaster Show.” Both families don’t even stop their feud for Christmas. In all, it’s the perfect holiday show packed with new material and so much fun. Your entire family will love it.

The Hatfields and McCoys Christmas Disaster Show tells the tale of both families as they decide to suspend their feuding ways in order to celebrate the Christmas holiday. This despite the kidnapping of Pa Hatfield’s daughter by a McCoy boy and subsequent elopement. While the Hatfields will claim she was kidnapped, she apparently ran out to the McCoy pickup truck, jumped in and screamed “I’m free! I’m free! My family is crazy and I ain’t never comin’ back.”

Still, they’re willing let things lie for awhile to celebrate the Christmas season. Maybe a little competition won’t hurt – participating in a Christmas decorating contest in hopes of winning a big cash prize from the mayor. What they don’t know is that the mayor has set the contest up to benefit himself and the families risk losing their farms. Sprinkle in a few liberties taken from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the mayor just might see the error of his ways thanks to a few old friends that come back to pay him a visit.

But what about the kidnapped Hatfield daughter and her McCoy lover? You’ll see them again, but might be surprised by the circumstances surrounding the couple and their return. Meanwhile, sing along to the familiar music and Christmas carols as both families celebrate the true meaning of the season. You’ll definitely want to witness the singing of “Oh, Holy Night.”

Oh, and let us not forget Maw McCoy’s delicious Christmas dinner – a 4 course meal of fried chicken, country pulled pork shoulder barbecue, smashed taters, creamy cole slaw, pinto beans, cornbread, creamy vegetable soup and chocolate pudding. It’s tempting to just head on over there right now.

Before long the Hatfield & McCoy’s Christmas Dinner Show will be a holiday favorite in the Smoky Mountains and a must-see for visitors coming to the area.

For more information on the show call 800-985-5494 or visit their site at www.hatfieldmccoydinnerfeud.com.

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
119 Music Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 908-7469

A Dixie Stampede Christmas

The Dixie Stampede Christmas spectacular is THE show to see this holiday season if you’re in Pigeon Forge or the Smoky Mountains.

The combination of great food and a holiday show you’ll never forget will literally leave you speechless and make you feel good all over. Delight in the snow as it falls around the arena. It’s a true fantasyland as The Dixie Stampede is transformed before your very eyes. Twinkling lights, evergreens, poinsettias, old-fashioned holiday costumes and familiar holiday music make the place come alive.

You’ve probably heard about the Dixie Stampede’s live nativity. It’s a powerful sight to behold. If you’ve ever wondered about the true meaning of Christmas, here’s your answer. You’ll bear witness as the three kings ride atop camels on their way to Bethlehem. Angels ascending from above will leave you in awe as you listen to the songs of the season. Come with an open mind and an open heart and truly be amazed at Dixie Stampede as they celebrate the true meaning of Christmas.

And don’t think they’re going to just do a show without a little fun and games sprinkled in. Elves from the North Pole and South Pole compete in a friendly rivalry while serving up a festive four-course feast! Pick your favorite Elf and join in in all the fun. You may even be chosen to take part in the actual show.

Now, don’t you worry because Santa Claus will be there too. Young and old alike await the arrival of Santa at the Dixie Stampede riding in on his sleigh full of toys for good girls and boys. The entire Dixie Stampede cast including 32 horses is waiting to take you on a memorable Christmas adventure complete with the holiday songs you remember growing up.

Be sure to get there early as one hour before the main arena show, the Dixie Belle Saloon is home to some of the best Christmas music just to get everyone in a festive mood. It’s an opening act included in the price of your ticket that you won’t want to miss.

Take in the Dixie Stampede this Christmas a relive the wonder of the holiday season again and again.

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede
3849 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
(865) 453-4400

Christmas at the Lumberjack Feud

Hilarity ensues when you combine elves and lumberjacks in Pigeon Forge’s Lumberjack Feud Christmas show. Not only do these little holidays helpers and the lumberjacks get involved in the act, the dogs do too. It’s an entirely new show just in time for the Christmas season.

This year there are two ways to enjoy the Lumberjack Feud’s Christmas Show: you can buy tickets to the dinner and the show, or you can buy tickets to the show only and kids tickets are only $9.95! And it all takes place in a new state-of-the-art theater built specifically for lumberjack events, with stadium-style seating, and concession stands throughout.

Located on the parkway in Pigeon Forge between traffic lights 3 and 4, guests are treated to the best in lumberjacking with a Christmas twist including the hot saw, cross-cut saw pull, log rolling, the standing chop, and all the comedy, animal acts including timber dogs and horses. Add to that, if you decide to purchase the dinner to go along with the show, you get a lumberjack-style picnic dinner of slow roasted pork loin, gravy, cornbread dressing, mesquite chicken breast, mac & cheese, green beans, rolls and some oh-so-good Smoky Mountain blueberry cobbler. Makes you almost want to take in a show right now just to get a piece of that cobbler.

Tickets to watch the lumberjack action and their special Christmas show are as follows:

Premium Dinner and Show Seating (Rows 1-2)

$47.95 Adult plus tax

$24.95 Child (3-11) plus tax

Children 2 and under are FREE

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Dinner and Show Seating

$42.95 Adult plus tax

$19.95 Child (3-11) plus tax

Children 2 and under are FREE

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Show Only Seating

$29.95 Adult plus tax

$9.95 Child (3-11) plus tax

Children 2 and under are FREE

Lumberjack Feud
2713 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Local: (865) 428-8688
Toll Free: 855-BIG-FEUD (855-244-3383)

Biblical Times Christmas Feast

If you are looking to find the true meaning of Christmas in the SMokies then it might be worth your time to pay a visit to the Biblical Times Christmas Feast.  This brand new show in Pigeon Forge strives to give each and every visitor a taste of the true Christmas spirit and a taste of a 7 course Christmas feast at the same time.

The Show

Few shows in the Smoky Mountains are dedicated to telling the true story of Christmas.  The cast wants to be part of your families Christmas memories.  Here are the guiding purposes highlights of the show:

  • An original inspiring Christmas production for the entire family
  • Performed by world class peformers dedicated to the true Christmas story
  • Original inspirational music as well as traditional Christmas music
  • State of the art special effects never before seen in the Smoky 

What this means is that you are in for something entirely new and entirely different at the Biblical Times Theater.  Original Christmas music and traditional music mix together to highlight the voices of the cast and warm your soul as you watch the tale unfold.

The Food

The menu at Biblical Times Christmas Feast is as big as the show and the spirit of Christmas itself.  A full 7 item smorgasbord laid out before each and every person.  Each ticket adult gets:

  • Smoked Turkey
  • Grilled Pork Fillet
  • Grilled Chicken Fillet
  • Herb Garnished Red potatoes
  • Baked Beans
  • Tossed Salad
  • Cheddar Cheese Biscuits
  • and for dessert – Christmas Caramel Cream Cake
And of course, along with all this food you get a great show.  Talk about getting lots of bang for your buck!

The Biblical Times Christmas Feast is brand new and they are starting of the Christmas cheer with a great show.  They are located right on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge so they are easy to find.  If you are driving through Pigeon Forge, headed to Gatlinburg, look for traffic light #2 and take a left.  You will find yourself on Teaster Lane.  The theater is right there on the corner so it is impossible to miss.  Step inside and get your family in the Christmas mood.  Experience the joy and the feeling of the holiday season.  Let the cast pass their love for Christmas on to you and your family.

Biblical Times Christmas Feast
2391 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN
865-908-3327
www.biblicaltimestheater.com

Smith Family Dinner Theater

The Smith Family Dinner Theater in Pigeon Forge is fun for the whole family – music, comedy, impersonations, and all to some good southern cooking.

Over the years The Smith Family Dinner Show has received numerous accolades and been hailed countless times as one of the best shows in the Smokies…. And it doesn’t look to be slowing down anytime soon.

Anyone who enjoys classic country music, and inspirational gospel quartet style music will love the Smith Family Theater in Pigeon Forge, TN. But it’s not just their musical numbers they’re known for, the theater has expanded its offerings over the years to include a clean family comedy portion of the show, Hollywood impersonations, a tribute to the “Andy Griffith Show”, and currently they’re featuring the new Hazzard County Hoedown Dinner Show. Come eat an hour before the show starts and have a great night in Pigeon Forge!

Now you wondering if you just heard the words “dinner show.” You did. The Smith Family Dinner Theater is well known for their all-you-can-eat southern dinner buffet. Sit back, relax, eat, and be entertained. What more can you ask for?

So who’s the inspiration for this simple premise and that turned into a rousing success? None other than Charlie, Jim, and Charlie Bob Smith, who also double as part of the show.

A few of the more popular shows at the Smith Family Theater include the Back to the 50’s and Beyond Show featuring 50’s, 60’s, 70’s & 80’s hits from such movies as Grease and Footloose, a patriotic performance and an Elvis tribute. Enjoy classic hits from the King of rock and roll such as Blue Suede Shoes, Peggy Sue, Jailhouse Rock and many more. Evening shows feature an all-you-can-eat Smoky Mountain BBQ buffet.

You’ll also find the only “Character Breakfast” in the Smoky Mountains at the Smith Family Dinner Theater. Dig in to a tasty breakfast for only $4.99 featuring such morning favorites as eggs, bacon, sausage, hash brown rounds, grits, biscuits & gravy, and all served buffet style. That’s in addition to our new “Made to Order” omelets and pancakes. All the while you will be greeted by your favorite characters like Davy Crockett and Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. It’s fun for the whole family, and grandparents love it too! You’ll new characters no matter how many times you visit.

Located at 2330 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, the Character Breakfast is open from 7:30 to 11:30 am, 7 days a week. Children 3 years of age and under eat FREE. For additional information on the breakfast or dinner shows, call toll free at 866-399-8100 or local at 865-429-8100. You may also visit www.smithfamilytheater.com.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show… You’ll laugh ’til you die!

The Murder Mystery Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge mixes a “Who Done It?” thriller with the delicious tastes of a three-course meal in the heart of the Smokies.

Looking for something other than your typical Smoky Mountain fare? Well, look no further than The Murder Mystery Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge. It’s a real “Who done it?” in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. It’s an evening of great food and entertainment at every show and with the talented group of actors and actresses, the show is constantly changing throughout the week. The Murder Mystery Dinner Show is located in one of the most intimate theaters in Pigeon Forge, it almost feels like you’re part of the show while dining at your table.

Fairly new to the area, The Murder Mystery Dinner Show began performances in the early 2000s in a quaint spot across from the Belz Factory Outlet Mall (now Pigeon River Crossing). Though they have expanded over the years, you still get the feeling of an enjoyable performance in an intimate theater. A few things are especially of note: you have a 360 degree view of the show, you are up close and personal with the actors and because this is live theater, you are a part of every show. Each and every show is a little different – something you can only do in a smaller theater.

When you purchase your tickets to the Murder Mystery Dinner Show you are guaranteed a great meal while you enjoy the everything the show has to offer. For starters, their creamy vegetable soup is delicious and that’s followed up with a garden salad. After that, it’s on with the main course – pork loin, oven-roasted chicken, vegetables, mashed potatoes and a dinner roll. That would sound like good southern cooking to anyone around here. You don’t even have to pick one; you get both the pork and the chicken. If you’ve got any room left there’s cheesecake for desert. It’s great food and even better service.

Following dinner, that’s when the mystery commences. Currently, the theater is running three shows each week – so be sure to check their website or call the box office to find out what show is playing each night. Moonshine Murders – a brand new show for this year – chronicles the misadventures of a moonshine family in the Smokies and features a “Dukes of Hazard-esque” cast. “Whodunit Lucy” is a parody of the I Love Lucy Show with a murderous beginning. “Frankly Scarlett, You’re Dead” is an evening of antebellum mystery, a la Gone with the Wind. Choose your favorite or just go see all three. All three shows are fun, funny and designed to crack you up with their off the wall humor.

It’s a dinner show with a delightful, macabre story to go along with your meal – that’s the Murder Mystery Dinner Show in a nutshell. Come for the meal and stay for the great show. Fair warning, once you’ve bought you’re ticket, you’re officially part of the show. Make sure that the Murder Mystery Dinner Show is a part of your next Smoky Mountain getaway.

Murder Mystery Dinner Show
2682 Teaster Lane
Pigeon Forge, TN
888-641-7195
http://www.murder-mystery-theater.com

Lumberjack Feud

The Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge, TN is the Smoky Mountain’s newest entertainment attraction. A live dinner show, the Lumberjack Feud is one of the first non-musical shows in Pigeon Forge in quite some time.

The Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge, TN is the Smoky Mountain’s newest entertainment attraction. A live dinner show, the Lumberjack Feud is one of the first non-musical shows in Pigeon Forge in quite some time. The Lumberjack Feud is located right off the parkway between traffic lights 3 and 4 in a brand new state-of-the-art theater.

The theater itself is split between seats made for dinner and the show and seats that are specifically just for people coming to the show. One there your picture is snapped with your entire party and then you are escorted to your seats. The Lumberjack Feud cast actually helps seat the audience. There is also a concession stand for snacks if you choose just to watch the show.

Danny Black, the ‘world famous lumberjack of the Smokies’, is everyone’s tour guide tonight. Danny really moves the action along while hosting and makes sure everyone keeps up with the goings-on during the show. Black is also extraordinarily witty, a talented juggler and physical comedian to boot. Crowd interaction starts immediately as well as Black wastes no time getting everyone involved, with various people in the crowd being brought to the stage and incorporated in to the show.

You’re introduced to two Smoky Mountain logging families. The show starts off around the inception of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park by President Franklin D. Roosevelt. This is a time when logging in the Great Smoky Mountains is beginning to dwindle and the two families are coming to that realization. They can see that they are not going to be logging in the Smokies much longer so a competition is born to decide which family has the best lumberjacks and lumberjills in all the region.

The competition portion is just a treat if you’ve never been to a lumberjack tournament. These are professional lumberjacks that compete in traditional lumberjack sports including: the standing chop, log rolling, cross-cut saw pull, among others. The hot saw is a crowd favorite, and a loud one at that. The saws are ripped, engines warmed up and then they make two of the fastest cuts you will ever see made outside a true lumber yard. Of course, a dinner show put together with lumberjack games isn’t exactly commonplace anyways. Pets even get in on the action with a series of dog games including a long jump into the pool that takes center stage.

The pool’s main attraction is the log rolling competition that ends the evening pitting family against family and determines the winner of the night’s show. You’ll cheer on your family (the audience is divided in two halves to cheer on the different families) as two of the lumberjacks take to the log and began to roll against one another. It’s a feet-flying, water-splashing good time as you wait for someone, anyone, to get put into the drink. It’s a best of three tries competition and the highlight of the show.

Next time you’re down this way, check out the Lumberjack Feud in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It’s spanking new, and completely different from any dinner show you’ve ever seen. It’s a top-notch facility; there’s a great cast and it’s something completely different from the traditional variety show that you’re used to hearing about in Pigeon Forge.

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud

If you’re wonderin what all the noise is coming from the barn next door to Pigeon Forge’s Wonderworks, well you’re not alone. In fact, this brand of noise has been going on for over a century as two feuding families – the Hatfields and the McCoys, have tried in earnest to settle their differences. It just doesn’t seem like it’s going to work.

What is going to work is the new Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge. Why not try top settle our differences with a big ole barn dance while chowin down on some good Southern cookin. Will it be peaceful? Who knows, but at least you’ll get to eat and enjoy some great bluegrass tunes. I guess someone decided it’d be smart to invite both the Hatfields AND the McCoys to the party! These two families mix about about as well as broccoli and chocolate pudding. Needless to say, the new sheriff is going to have his hands full with this group.

Oh, and remember we said a little something about the food, well that’s Granny’s secret plan. Hopefully that will soothe the savage beasts. We’re talking about finger-licking country cookin’ the likes of fried chicken, down-home pulled pork bbq, mashed taters, corn on the cob, slaw and desert if you’re good. Just try to resist some of Granny’s cooking. Granny said it’s just her way of calming the natives. These families, as well as anyone else in attendance, will be too full to do anything but sit back and enjoy the toe tappin’ music we got lined up.

One more thing, our morning show, The Country Jamboree Breakfast Show featurning the Blackwoods, is not to be missed either. Start your morning off with some good country cookin’ including fluffy pancakes, scrambled eggs, farm fresh sausage, crispy hash browns and buttermilk biscuits. All while listening to a batch of hit country songs from the past and present.

Still having a hard time deciding which show to go see? How about both? Check out our Two Shows for $59.95 special deal for visitin’ folk.