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About Autumn Longmire

Autumn Longmire (Dollywood Insider 2018-2019) is a kindergarten teacher who enjoys the happiest things in life. She was born and raised in Campbell County, Tennessee, (near the Kentucky state line) where she lives and works. She is a wife and mother of two, and her family thrives on adventure and love. Dolly Parton has always inspired Autumn through her music and her love of literacy and children. Autumn loves seeing Dolly’s Imagination Library books in the classroom and integrating them into her curriculum. She writes for Knoxville Moms Blog and is an advocate for her students.
2 August 2019

Flipping the Stage: The Little Engine Playhouse

By | 2019-08-02T15:30:25+00:00 August 2nd, 2019|Entertainment|0 Comments

If you love Dollywood, chances are you’ve fallen in love with the many captivating shows. Usually, I’m so busy loving the shows that I don’t stop to consider what it takes to make these productions happen. Take, for example, the three shows in The Little Engine Playhouse. Every summer, Dollywood showcases three books from [...]

10 June 2019

Want a Great Keepsake? Visit Dollywood’s Tintype Photos

By | 2019-06-06T15:52:08+00:00 June 10th, 2019|Shopping|0 Comments

I’m sure you’ve seen antique or “Old Time” photography services around the Pigeon Forge area, but I’m here to tell you that nothing beats Ashley’s Antique Tintype & Old Time Photography at Dollywood. As always, Dolly Parton does it better. Dollywood’s Antique Photography stands out from the rest—and here’s why: 1. The hosts at [...]

15 April 2019

Imagination Library Tour 2019

By | 2019-04-15T15:20:00+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

The Imagination Library is on tour, and the show is spectacular! Little Engine Playhouse Tour by Dolly’s imagination Library came to visit Jacksboro Elementary School where I work as a Kindergarten teacher—the show was absolutely fantastic, and the kids loved every minute. Several of my students have already asked, “When are they coming back?” [...]

8 April 2019

Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud is a MUST-SEE!

By | 2019-04-08T16:06:43+00:00 April 8th, 2019|Area Entertainment|0 Comments

Let me tell you about my family’s visit to Hatfield & McCoy’s Dinner Feud—the show did NOT disappoint.  When we arrived, we were so excited!  The atmosphere is well-themed, both inside and out. There are lots of fun props and décor to use as photo ops. If you walk around the building, you’ll even [...]

15 February 2019

How to Decide: Resort or Cabin?

By | 2019-02-15T18:02:27+00:00 February 15th, 2019|Lodging|0 Comments

Who else is ready to plan a spring break getaway? Dollywood is a great option for entertainment and a home-away-from-home base. You probably already know about the theme park and water park, but how much do you know about Dollywood’s lodging? Dollywood offers two lodging choices, and though they are both magnificent choices, they [...]

14 November 2018

Top Things to Do with Kids During Smoky Mountain Christmas

By | 2018-11-14T14:01:40+00:00 November 14th, 2018|Family Visits|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas featuring Glacier Ridge is the most beautiful holiday addition yet! There’s no better way to spend your holiday season, and there’s no place quite as uniquely beautiful as Dollywood. On opening day of this festival, we explored the park to see what Dollywood has in store for families, especially families [...]

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