Buttonwillow Civil War Theater offers a unique, educational and entertaining look into the lives of Civil War characters in the year 1864. Watch, as a die-hard Unionist runs into his Confederate kin and they both struggle to understand the other’s view of saving their precious Tennessee. This show is an insightful, historical and entertaining look into the lives of those whom helped shape history.
The Jacks are back in Pigeon Forge at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud! Opened in 2018, the show and adventure is the first permanent outdoor venue lumberjack show in Tennessee.
Audience members will be treated to an unforgettable experience as they journey back in time to the days before the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park when the logging industry ruled the area. The show features an “end-of-season” feud between two families whose names were synonymous with the timber business – the Dawsons and the McGraws. World-class lumberjacks represent both families in a variety of thrilling, fast-paced tests of skill and prowess ranging from chopping and axe throwing to tree climbing and log rolling.
Guests become part of the experience as they join in the competitive spirit, cheering for their Dawson or McGraw lumberjack family. And children are invited to try their hand at cross-cutting with a lumberjack during the show’s intermission.
“Pigeon Forge has become a second home for my family and me. The community has been warm and welcoming from the moment I opened Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen and I’m thrilled to bring this action-packed show full of family fun back to the area for both residents and visitors to enjoy,” said Deen.
Local fixture Uncle Bud Beasley will host the show rain or shine in its new, incredible 1.2-acre outdoor venue where renowned lumberjacks, including Mark Bouquin and Derek Knutson, will wow fans with their sheer strength and speed.
Bouquin, co-winner of FOX’s “American Grit” reality show, competed as a lumberjack on the collegiate logging team at Paul Smith’s College in the Adirondacks. Following graduation, Bouquin competed in timbersports professionally in New York, Alaska and British Columbia.
A second-generation lumberjack, Knutson, at age 4, was taught to log roll by his mother, a professional log roller. Knutson boasts the titles of three-time Iron Jack Champion (featuring log rolling, chopping, sawing and speed climbing) and two-time World Champion Speed Climber. He recently competed on Discovery Channel’s “American Tarzan” show filmed on the remote Caribbean island of Dominica, where seven contestants were challenged with not only surviving the wild but also mastering it while living off the land and traversing brutal obstacles.
“I’m fired up to be part of Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud. We have some of the most talented athletes from around the country who are ready to get Pigeon Forge back into the action and family-friendly competition of timbersports,” said Knutson, Lumberjack Feud Show Manager. “Our new show is going to bring back some events that have been long-standing crowd favorites while introducing new events that are really going to get the audience jacked up!”
Located at Lumberjack Square, the 350-person outdoor venue home to Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud features padded seating under a covered, climate-controlled grandstand designed for the guests’ comfort. The show operates rain or shine with the season running Spring through December.
Sign up for specials at LumberjackFeud.com.
It’s Feudin’ Feastin’ Family Fun at The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show! Become part of the longest running feud in history and help the Hatfields and McCoys try to settle their differences mountain-style. Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. There’s something here for everybody! And the country cookin’ — whooee it’s good! There’s something here for everybody! And the country cookin’ — whooee it’s good! Granny’s cookin’ up a heap of fried chicken and country pulled pork shoulder barbecue! Add smashed taters, creamy cole slaw, buttery corn on the cob, Ma’s Hot Homemade Bread, creamy vegetable soup and Granny’s special dessert and you’ll need to loosen up your belt! Best dinner in town – Granny guarantees it! Show times are 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily. Come hungry – it’s all you can eat!
VOTED BEST SHOW IN THE SMOKIES YEAR AFTER YEAR!
Country Tonite promises a unique entertainment experience and award winning identity that sets it apart from all the other shows in the area. Where faith, family, and freedom are themes that resonate throughout. Spectacular production numbers, great video accompaniment, superb live musicians, a moving Veterans Tribute, and dazzling choreography that have won numerous awards throughout the years make Country Tonite the “Must See” show in Pigeon Forge. You will enjoy music ranging from old country favorites and gospel, to modern hits and patriotic playlists. From the strong talent of our youth performers, to the experienced veterans of stage and song, no matter what your age, Country Tonite is THE SHOW you are going to love!
The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show is a place that encourages everyone to become a detective for the evening. This dinner show offers three different murder mysteries: Moonshine Murders, Who Shot the Sheriff, and Marriage Can Be Murder. Each show is an evening full of entertainment and you’ll laugh ‘til you DIE! Now here is a little about each show. Moonshine Murders star the Lukes who have been runnin’ shine in Sevier County, but are finding it harder to evade the law with all of the tourists in town. In Who Shot the Sheriff, join Sheriff Dill Dillon as he does his best to protect Dodge City from the gunslingers running rampant! Finally, save the date! In Marriage Can Be Murder it’s the day of Michael and Lisa’s wedding, but so far nothing seems to be going right. The in-laws hate each other, the minister is MIA, and the wedding planner is absolutely useless. Things get even trickier once the bodies start hitting the floor and pandemonium ensues! The menu can cater to many different dietary needs. If someone in your party is gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, diabetic..etc we have the perfect meal for them! Just be sure to indicate your needs when booking your tickets! The food is great and the shows are even more great! Be a part of the Smokies #1 Murder Mystery Show at the Great Smoky Moutain Murder Myserty Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge. We look forward to seeing you there!