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?
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.
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.
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.