13 November 2020

In Dollywood’s Bakery Kitchen: Decorating Christmas Treats!

By | 2020-11-12T12:44:02+00:00 November 13th, 2020|Dining, Festivals|0 Comments

To give you a peek at some Christmas treats, I was able to go behind the scenes at Dollywood’s Spotlight Bakery to watch pastry chef Giget decorate some of Dollywood’s infamous sweets. Here are a few of my takeaways: *The gingerbread cookies are a crowd favorite: they’re made from scratch and then individually decorated. [...]

9 November 2020

Dollywood Details: Flipping Store Front Displays

By | 2020-11-25T09:02:42+00:00 November 9th, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Festivals|0 Comments

“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!” This was the song ringing through my mind on a recent visit to Dollywood. It was a treat to be there during the week they are closed between Harvest Festival and Smoky Mountain Christmas to see all the preparations being made to add that holiday sparkle [...]

14 October 2020

The Smells of Harvest Festival 2020 (VIDEO)

By | 2020-10-12T16:53:22+00:00 October 14th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

Crisp Smoky Mountain air, pumpkin spice and apple cinnamon. What do all three of these things have in common?  They are some of the alluring aromas that can be found at Dollywood right now during Harvest Festival presented by Humana. Come along as we take a nose-guided tour of all the wonderful smells that [...]

12 October 2020

Instagram-Worthy Fall Photo Spots

By | 2020-10-12T14:07:29+00:00 October 12th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

What is a trip to Dollywood and particularly to Harvest Festival without taking all the photos? Have you ever heard the phrase “do it for the ‘gram?” What is “the ‘gram” you may ask, well, Instagram of course. Personally, it is my favorite social media channel. Check out these “Instagram Worthy” Harvest Festival Photo [...]

28 September 2020

What’s New for Dollywood’s Harvest Festival

By | 2020-10-07T11:54:12+00:00 September 28th, 2020|Festivals, Trip Planning|0 Comments

It’s Harvest Festival time at Dollywood again! And if you’re like me, you know it’s one of the most exciting events at Dollywood. From hand-crafted artisans and lighted pumpkins to great music, Harvest Festival has something to offer everyone. This year, Dollywood has added even more fun and amazing entertainment for all of us [...]

17 August 2020

It’s [Already] Looking A Lot Like Christmas!

By | 2020-08-18T12:27:01+00:00 August 17th, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

Our absolute favorite time of year at Dollywood is Christmas. When I was invited to take a behind-the-scenes look at lighting preparations for the holiday season, I didn’t hesitate!  I was curious to see how the magic of the season comes to life – literally strand by strand. Did you know Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain [...]

2 July 2020

Can’t-Miss Eats of Flower & Food Festival

By | 2020-07-02T16:22:22+00:00 July 2nd, 2020|Festivals|0 Comments

The anticipation was high—and for good reason. When Dollywood unveils a new festival that has ‘food’ in its very name, you have to believe that the specialty menu that accompanies the beautiful flower mosaics will be every bit as stunning as the larger-than-life displays. And stunning it is, with a menu that is diverse [...]

22 June 2020

All About the Flowers of Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival

By | 2020-06-22T17:07:15+00:00 June 22nd, 2020|Behind the Scenes, Festivals|0 Comments

Dollywood is finally open and is starting off with a bang by presenting the vibrant Flower & Food Festival, delayed from its debut which was originally scheduled for mid-spring. Obviously, there are two significant parts to this festival: flowers and food. Another blog will delve into the unique food offerings, but I have the [...]

18 June 2020

Video: Flower & Food Festival

By | 2020-06-18T16:27:25+00:00 June 18th, 2020|Festivals, Trip Planning|0 Comments

It’s finally here. It seems like ages ago that I heard about the new Flower & Food Festival at Dollywood. Since that moment, I could not wait to see it. The coronavirus epidemic kept us all waiting a little longer, but it’s here! And guess what? It was worth the wait. This festival could [...]

7 December 2019

NEW! The Magic of Glacier Ridge Tour

By | 2019-12-06T16:21:21+00:00 December 7th, 2019|Festivals|0 Comments

I joined a few of my fellow Dollywood Insiders to experience one of Dollywood’s newest tours: The Magic of Glacier Ridge. This tour is offered select dates during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas. Led by a Dollywood host, we toured the park and enjoyed VIP experiences. After visiting Glacier Ridge and Holly Jolly [...]

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