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Flower & Food Festival: What’s New in 2021

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?

Insider Tip

Dollywood’s Flower and Food Festival runs from April 23 – June 7 so, guests have plenty of time to visit and experience the wonderful festival!

One of the new elements added this year is the Flower & Food Festival Dining Pass. This pass allows guests to sample five festival menu items at any of the Flower & Food Festival dining locations. You can taste a variety of dishes ranging from a Cuban sandwich to a lobster roll to blueberry and blackberry mini funnel cake and so many more! There also are new refreshing drinks that are inspired by the spring flowers of the Smoky Mountains.

Insider Tip

The dining pass can be purchased for $29.99 plus tax or $27.99 plus tax for Dollywood Season Passholders. I recommend you buy it at the park after you’ve decided what you want to try first! You can get it at the festival food booths.

In addition to the dining pass, there’s a new concert series added to this year’s festival! Look for contemporary Christian artists and Southern gospel groups such as Big Daddy Weave, Sidewalk Prophets, Triumphant Quartet and more. Enjoy more street performances and more inspiring and uplifting sounds.

Insider Tip

All of these shows are included with park admission—what a great benefit. See the full schedule of shows and concerts.

Chalk art is a new addition this season. Be sure to swing through the Adventures in Imagination area of the park to see an artist in action! There are even some opportunities for photo ops and hopscotch in this section of the park.

Don’t worry—some of the great things from last year are returning this year as well. The Umbrella Sky, a guest favorite, is back this year, and the park is filled with the amazing, spring blooms of flowers representative of the Smoky Mountains. Massive floral sculptures of an umbrella, friendly animals of the Smokies, Dolly’s mother quilting the Coat of Many Colors, just to name a few, are back this year.

Insider Tip

The Flower & Food Festival offers more than half-a-million blooming flowers during the festival!
By | 2021-05-03T17:37:24+00:00 April 26th, 2021|Festivals|0 Comments

About the Author:

A Tennessee native, Andrew Courtner (Dollywood Insider 2019-Now) has lived in all three parts of Tennessee twice during his life. He was born in Knoxville and grew up coming to Dollywood as a child with his family. He now resides in Cookeville, Tennessee, with his wife and son. Andrew has his dream job of being a college professor teaching educational research and quantitative statistics. Andrew frequently visits Dollywood throughout the year making new Dollywood memories with his family while reminiscing about the memories he made as a kid. Andrew is excited to share his experiences and tips (especially about roller coasters and thrill rides) at Dollywood, Dollywood's Splash Country and Dollywood's DreamMore Resort and Spa.
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