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1 December 2021

A “Beary” Special Christmas Tale at Dollywood’s Glacier Ridge

By | 2021-12-01T14:15:35+00:00 December 1st, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

My friends always say that no one loves Christmas at an amusement park more than me. There’s something magical about swiping your ticket through the gates to see Christmas lights and hear music everywhere you turn. I think that’s why I love Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas so much. No matter where you are in [...]

24 November 2021

Have You Been Naughty or Nice? The Santa Experience at Dollywood!

By | 2021-12-01T09:30:05+00:00 November 24th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Have you been naughty or nice this year? A quick trip to Santa’s cabin at Dollywood will reveal the answer and guarantee a magical experience for the entire family! During the Christmas 2020 season, Dollywood’s hosts brilliantly pivoted in the midst of the pandemic to bring Christmas magic to families at the park. Thankfully, [...]

13 October 2021

Dollywood Pumpkin Facts

By | 2021-10-13T19:30:03+00:00 October 13th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

It’s pumpkin season! And, if you didn’t know—Dollywood has become THE pumpkin destination. I pulled together some fun facts for you to enjoy as you make your way to Dollywood’s Harvest Festival featuring Great Pumpkin LumiNights (now through Oct. 30). Colossal Pumpkins My first tip is to head to Dollywood’s Market Square where you [...]

28 May 2021

My Flower & Food Dining Recs

By | 2021-05-28T16:50:09+00:00 May 28th, 2021|Dining, Festivals|0 Comments

As soon as I saw the Flower & Food Festival menu, I knew I had to try everything! With so much to enjoy and so little time, I decided to narrow my options, pick a few of what I thought would be my favorites and sample them cooking-competition-style to pick an ultimate favorite. Thankfully, I [...]

10 May 2021

Yes, You CAN Eat the Flowers!

By | 2021-05-10T15:32:55+00:00 May 10th, 2021|Dining, Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival is filled with delicious foods, treats, drinks and all things FLOWERS!  Did you know the beautiful assortment of flowers atop many of the dishes and drinks are actually edible? Each orchid or nasturtium, served on assorted dishes, came from a greenhouse with no insects, pesticides or other contaminates. They [...]

7 May 2021

Flower & Food Festival: Eat Like a Foodie

By | 2021-05-07T17:11:23+00:00 May 7th, 2021|Dining, Festivals|0 Comments

Join me as I take off my mom hat and replace it with my foodie hat! I got to enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival (ends June 7), and I wanted to include some of my favorites in this video. I also included tips to help you [...]

1 May 2021

Best Flower & Food Picture Spots

By | 2021-05-01T18:54:42+00:00 May 1st, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

Like many of you, the Flower & Food Festival at Dollywood is becoming one of my favorite times to visit the park. Not only can I eat my weight in all of the delicious food, but the Flower & Food Festival has some of the most incredible photo spots, which makes this photographer swoon! [...]

26 April 2021

Flower & Food Festival: What’s New in 2021

By | 2021-06-10T10:57:10+00:00 April 26th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

The Flower & Food Festival first debuted in 2020, and in normal Dollywood fashion, they are continually adding to and enhancing the festival to make it better each year. So, what’s new this year? Dollywood's Flower and Food Festival runs from April 23 – June 7 so, guests have plenty of time to visit [...]

19 April 2021

Make It at Home: Flower & Food Edition

By | 2021-04-19T16:08:58+00:00 April 19th, 2021|Dining, Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood's Flower & Food Festival (April 23 – June 7) is quickly becoming one of my all-time favorite festivals. I just couldn't wait to try some of the food items coming to the festival this year, so I asked if I could share a sneak peak with you. The culinary team gave me TWO [...]

21 December 2020

My Story: What Matters Most When Picking Up the Pieces

By | 2020-12-21T15:49:18+00:00 December 21st, 2020|Family Visits, Festivals|0 Comments

When my wife and I married in 2010, we created a tradition of collecting Christmas ornaments from cities and places we visited. So, each year as we decorate the tree, we get to relive all those memories of all of our travels together. When my son, Aiden, was born in 2016, we also started [...]

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