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30 November 2021

In Pictures: The Sweet Shoppe Candy Kitchen

By | 2021-11-30T17:31:22+00:00 November 30th, 2021|Shopping|0 Comments

As a photographer, bright colors and details always catch my eye. One of the places I love to photograph (and browse!) while visiting Dollywood is the Sweet Shoppe Candy Kitchen. Located between Showstreet Ice Cream and the Southern Pantry, the Candy Kitchen produces enough sweet treats to feed an army every day! To entice [...]

22 November 2021

Making Your Own Leather Bracelet at Dollywood

By | 2021-12-01T09:30:45+00:00 November 22nd, 2021|Shopping|0 Comments

There are so many great souvenirs at Dollywood to suit all sorts of tastes. In one of the oldest stretches of the park there are rustic facades housing authentic Appalachian craftsmen blowing glass, carving wood, dipping candles, cutting leather and hammering away at the blacksmith shop—all creating handmade souvenirs for your purchase. There is [...]

20 August 2021

What is Sandcasting at Dollywood?

By | 2021-12-01T09:31:40+00:00 August 20th, 2021|Shopping|0 Comments

Have you ever walked by Valley Forge Blacksmith in Craftsman's Valley and wondered what "sandcasting" is? It’s one of the services Dollywood craftsmen offer. Well, if you haven't seen it in action, you'll want to the next time you visit the park. There’s no mass-production operation here. It’s all hand-crafted art. Check out this [...]

21 July 2021

Make Your Own Knife at Dollywood

By | 2021-12-01T09:31:12+00:00 July 21st, 2021|Shopping|0 Comments

Now this is cool. My nephew recently turned 16, and I heard that the Dollywood Blacksmith & Foundry in Craftsman’s Valley taught the skill of knife-making! I knew he would jump at the chance to make his own knife, but I had no idea what a fun experience this would be for both of [...]

28 June 2021

Hand-Crafted Gifts From Dollywood

By | 2021-08-09T14:42:12+00:00 June 28th, 2021|Shopping|0 Comments

I would guess that when you think of Dollywood, music, festivals, rides and yummy foods come to your mind. I’m here to tell you that in addition to all of these wonderful things, you also can find the best handmade gifts—gifts that no one would ever guess were purchased at Dollywood! Craftsman’s Valley is [...]

7 June 2021

Edible Take-Homes: Jams, Jellies and MORE

By | 2021-06-07T17:03:22+00:00 June 7th, 2021|Shopping|0 Comments

Dollywood has so much to offer: rides, shows, scenery, great food and more. It’s easy to overlook the high-quality merchandise. In particular, I’m a fan of all the delicious jams, jellies and preserves. Check out the edible fare for a tasty souvenir to take home. Watch this video as I take you around the park [...]

5 April 2021

Inside Dolly’s Closet

By | 2021-04-05T16:00:35+00:00 April 5th, 2021|Shopping|0 Comments

Have you ever wondered what’s inside Dolly’s Closet? (Not the one at Dolly’s house. The store at Dollywood!) You may imagine lots of boots and bling! Allow me to give you a closer look through the aisles of Dolly’s Closet. It’s a store originally fashioned by Dolly’s personal costume designer, located just across from [...]

29 March 2021

Top Dollywood Souvenir Must-Haves

By | 2021-03-29T15:43:07+00:00 March 29th, 2021|Shopping|0 Comments

A trip to Dollywood isn’t complete without bringing home a souvenir to remember your memory-making day. And Dollywood has the best assortment of keepsakes to meet every taste and budget. Here are my favorite spots to visit and grab a few goodies to help you remember your fun filled day! Traditional For those who [...]

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