Top Nine Foods To Eat At Dollywood: A Guide

October 21, 2019
What To Eat At Dollywood This Fall: Dollywood Harvest Festival Great Pumpkin Luminights in Pigeon Forge TN by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

Hey, y’all! Upon my arrival at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort (more on that later), I was ready to get to the park & eat! If you have visited Dollywood, or if you are planning to, you probably know that they are all about food. While they have rides and other traditional forms of entertainment, both the hospitality and the culinary scene sets Dollywood apart from its competitors. These are the Top Nine Foods To Eat At Dollywood!

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Top Nine Foods To Eat At Dollywood: A Guide

Famous Apple Pie, Spotlight Bakery

Apple pie. It’s as American as it gets, y’all. And you know what they say — the South does it bigger and better! Dollywood’s apple pie uses 25 lbs of apples in the filling alone; one slice weighs in at 3-4 lbs. If you visit the park, you have to have this; it’s available year-round and can also be shipped to your door (and you get the custom skillet pictured below!).

apple pie dollywood

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Fruity Pebbles Funnel Cake, Splinter’s

This is as decadent as one would imagine. It’s a hybrid: fair food meets childhood nostalgia. That’s hard to top, y’all!

What To Eat At Dollywood This Fall: Dollywood Harvest Festival Great Pumpkin Luminights in Pigeon Forge TN by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

Cinnamon Bread, Grist Mill

Dollywood is famous, more than any other food, for their cinnamon bread. Have one bite and you’ll see why. You can eat it plain, with icing, or with apple butter; I prefer it without either of the dips, though I recommend trying it with each if it’s your first time indulging in the bread!

What To Eat At Dollywood This Fall: Dollywood Harvest Festival Great Pumpkin Luminights in Pigeon Forge TN by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog
grist mill

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Ice Cream, Sweet Shoppe

If you love ice cream and you love chocolate, you’ll die over this Fudge-Ripple Ice Cream Cone from the Sweet Shoppe! The best part? It’s Tennessee-Proud, as many things are in the park. I love that Dollywood focuses so heavily on uplifting the local and regional economy.

ice cream

Need I even describe this beauty? Delicious, creamy Tennessee pumpkin ice cream between two oversized sugar cookies. Two thumbs up & available in the fall!

What To Eat At Dollywood This Fall: Dollywood Harvest Festival Great Pumpkin Luminights in Pigeon Forge TN by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake, Sweet Shoppe

Stop and give me fifty… of these milkshakes, y’all. Available in the fall.

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milkshake

Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake, Splinter’s

Have y’all ever heard of such? Loved the combination of flavors, textures, and the presentation of this dish. Be sure to share with friends — it’s rich! Available in the fall.

What To Eat At Dollywood This Fall: Dollywood Harvest Festival Great Pumpkin Luminights in Pigeon Forge TN by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

Rice Krispie, Spotlight Bakery

I think it’s the memories attached to them – but, I love a good Rice Krispie treat! Spotlight Bakery does them very well; I loved that they weren’t too sweet, were oversized, and I just adored the monster/autumnal decoration!

What To Eat At Dollywood This Fall: Dollywood Harvest Festival Great Pumpkin Luminights in Pigeon Forge TN by JC Phelps of JCP Eats, a Kentucky-based Food, Travel, and Lifestyle Blog

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Pork Rinds, Pork Rind Booth, Craftsman’s Valley

Pork Rinds are one of my favorite snacks — and you’ll love the world-famous Pork Rind Booth at Dollywood!

pork rinds

Adventure awaits in Pigeon Forge, y’all – when visiting Dollywood, be sure to come hungry. I can promise you this: you will leave full!

Y’all come back now, ya hear?

My best,

JC

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