PIGEON FORGE, TN – Sept. 12, 2019 – The free, memory-making event 13th annual Whoadeo will be held 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at Dolly Parton’s Stampede.
Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, and the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, along with partners Food City and Coca-Cola®, present this fun-filled event, with activities including costume contests, mascot characters from a variety of Smoky Mountain attractions, stick horse competitions, and a free outdoor carnival. Other area attractions, law enforcement, fire and rescue partners also are part of this special event.
For the costume contests and stick horse competitions, children will participate in three age groups: ages 3-5; 6-9 and 10-12. Every Whoadeo participant (ages 3-12) receives a free Stampede admission ticket to the 3:30 p.m. dinner show on Sept. 21.
Children may register for the Whoadeo 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21 at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. The only requirement to compete in the competition is a stick horse which can be homemade or purchased. Free stick horses also will be provided at the event, while supplies last. Participants will compete in a series of Whoadeo competitions, including a cowboy costume contest, a “parade of stick horses” and “stick horse barrel races.” These contests all will take place inside the Stampede building, offering a chance for children to participate on the main arena floor. Contestants compete for first, second and third place prizes in each of three age brackets (ages 3-5, 6-9 and 10-12) for each competition – including bicycles and tablets.
The Whoadeo also features the crowd-favorite storytelling stage, highlighting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. Guest storytellers include Knoxville TV personalities, Stampede emcee Jay Teter and his sidekick Skeeter, Pirates Voyage Blackbeard, and performers from Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, The Comedy Barn Theater and Smoky Mountain Opry.
All children must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian. Families are invited to attend the free Whoadeo carnival 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Stampede parking lot. Food City will provide complimentary snacks for participating children, and Coca-Cola will provide free soft drinks. Each Whoadeo participant also will receive a Kid’s Club backpack from Food City (while supplies last), a voucher for one free child’s ticket to The Comedy Barn Theater and a complimentary one-day child’s ticket to Dollywood (valid for children ages 3-9 years old).
For more information, call 865-453-4400 or visit www.dpstampede.com/kidsevent.
About World Choice Investments
Founded in 1988, World Choice Investments, LLC, doing business as Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction and Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, and Great Choice Investments, LLC, doing business as Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, Smoky Mountain Opry, The Comedy Barn Theater, and Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Café, operates dinner show venues, theaters, and restaurants for family fun and adventure in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee; Branson, Missouri; and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Our dinner shows feature special effects, musical productions, live animals and a four-course family feast.
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