Dollywood, the renowned theme park nestled in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, just started its highly anticipated Summer Celebration. As visitors flock to this beautiful destination, they will be treated to a delightful culinary adventure, with an array of food offerings that will tantalize their taste buds. From classic American favorites to unique twists on traditional dishes, Dollywood’s Summer Celebration promises to satisfy every craving.
Dates and Duration:
Dollywood’s Summer Celebration will run from June 24th to August 6th, 2023. This six-week extravaganza of fun, food, and entertainment will provide visitors with ample time to explore and enjoy all of the offerings of the celebration such as the drone show, dance parties, summer fun activations, and of course, the food!
Throughout the park, numerous food booths are set up to cater to every palate. These booths are located in various sections, making it convenient for visitors to indulge in their favorite dishes. Here are just a few of the must-visit food booths:
- Loaded Potato Tornado: Get ready to spiral into a world of flavor with the Loaded Potato Tornado. Enjoy an innovative take on the classic spud as freshly cut potatoes are skewered, seasoned, and deep-fried to create a crispy, golden treat. It has a beautiful an dfun presentation, but was admittedly a little difficult to eat.
- Hibachi Skillet Pork Belly: Fill your belly with the Hibachi Skillet Pork Belly (also available with chicken.) This was a good sized portion for the price, willed with fried rice, carrots, and peas. We would definitely get this one again, and maybe try the chicken option.
- S’mores Funnel Cake: For those with a sweet tooth, the S’mores Funnel Cake is a dream come true. Indulge in a classic funnel cake topped with gooey marshmallows, melted chocolate, and crumbled graham crackers. This delicious twist on a beloved campfire treat is the perfect combination of crispy, fluffy, and chocolatey goodness.
- Three Little Pigs Sandwich: Calling all barbecue enthusiasts! Head over and try the Three Little Pigs Sandwich, which contains roasted pork loin, pulled pork shoulder, and smoked sausage. You also get a side of slaw. With each bite, you’ll understand why this booth is a perennial favorite among visitors (and Bobby’s favorite of the day!)
- Open-Faced Grilled Cheese: Cheese lovers unite! The Open-Faced Grilled Cheese was my personal favorite. This treat came on toasted bread and contained four cheeses, including cream cheese. I honestly wasn’t expecting to love it as much as I did, so if you are all about cheese like me, don’t miss this stop! It’s back near the train station.
To make the most of the culinary adventure at Dollywood’s Summer Celebration, visitors can purchase tasting passes. These passes allow you to sample a selection of dishes from various food booths at a discounted price. (Certain annual passholders get an additional discount!) With a tasting pass in hand, you can explore a wide range of flavors, ensuring you don’t miss out on any of the park’s mouthwatering offerings.
Dollywood’s Summer Celebration 2023 is a not-to-be-missed event for food enthusiasts and theme park lovers alike. With a diverse range of food booths along with fun shows and a drone show, it’s the perfect time to visit. Hurry, August 6th will be here before you know it, and the celebration will be over. Book your trip now!