Holiday Fun

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Next week we are doing something different. We're piling in the van and heading south to the Great Smoky Mountains for Thanksgiving. I thought I'd share some of our plans with you. I've mentioned them before, but I'm in the mood for a sneak peak. This year, we're visiting two brand new shows, along with an old favorite. Woo hoo, can't wait!

Wednesday - Dixie Stampede
*borrowed from the Dixie Stampede
facebook page.

Most of my family has attended Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. However, I have never been and I'm looking forward to it. There are nine of us going. There's a live nativity and of course Santa and his elves for the kids (and big kids too). 

And let's not forget the meal! Straight from the website:  
  • A Mouth-Watering Tender Whole Rotisserie Chicken
  • Delicious Hickory Smoked Barbecued Pork Loin
  • Dixie Stampede's Original Creamy Vegetable Soup
  • Scrumptious Homemade Biscuit
  • Hot Buttered Corn on the Cob
  • Tasty Herb-basted Potato
  • Dixie's very own Specialty Dessert
  • Unlimited Pepsi®, tea or coffee
Whoa! That's a lot of food! 

Thursday - Thanksgiving lunch at the Apple Barn, followed by the Smoky Mountain Opry's Christmas Spectacular.

OMG, how I love Apple Barn's apple fritters!! They are to-die-for yummy.

After lunch, we'll head down the road to The Smoky Mountain Opry. This is a brand new show. It looks great! Check out their brochure here. (Picture courtesy of their website.)

They also have something called Christmasfest Village, which is a part of the Christmas Spectacular show. There are carnival rides (ferris wheel, merry-go-round, etc), ice skating, holiday light shows, Santa and live reindeer, food vendors, horse-drawn carriage rides, Smore's pit, train rides, and a Christmas village. Fun!

Friday - Black Friday & The Hatfields & McCoys Dinner Feud

Obviously, the women in the group will be shopping bright and early. How can you pass up the outlet malls on Black Friday? You can't! I've got my checkbook ready!

For dinner, we're trying out another new show to Pigeon Forge - The Hatfields and McCoys Dinner Feud. I don't know anything about it or anyone that's been yet, but it looks fun and entertaining.

Saturday - Home

I'm sure we'll stop by the Apple Barn again for breakfast on the way out of town. We usually do. Just can't get enough of those apple fritters! All in all, it looks like we've got a fun Thanksgiving holiday coming up, don't you think? 


  1. Love those apple fritters!!!! Sounds like a great time!! Enjoy!

    Ashley @

  2. Sounds like a great time to me we will be in AZ at our new house looking forward to that. Have Fun.

  3. sounds like so much fun! In Morgantown they had so much Hatfields and Mccoy stuff...I still don't really know what all it is, but in the Mountalair at WVU they even had those as the names of places in the food court!

    I hope you have a blast!!

  4. ooohh!! your vacation looks like so much fun!!! and, um, those apple fritters?!? yum!!

  5. hoping your holidays are happy and full of love!