Hatfield & McCoy, Pirates Voyage And Dolly Parton’s stampede Dinner Shows And Food City Kid’s Club Present The 13th Annual Fun-Filled “Whoadeo” Kids’ Event
September 21, 2019 (8:30 AM – 1 PM) At Dolly Parton’s stampede
It’s Whoadeo time at Dolly Parton’s Stampede and we are excited to be a part of this fantastic kids’ event! As you know, fall will be here before you know it. And families just like the Hatfields and the McCoys will be looking for some great outdoor events. This year we are teaming up with Dolly Parton’s Stampede and a bunch of other great partners for Whoadeo 2019! If you are looking for family fun, great kids activities, festive fall decorations, food, and mascots Whoadeo has it all. Join us at the 13th annual Whoadeo, held at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge on Saturday, September 21, 2019.
Whoadeo 2019 is presented by Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, and the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, along with partners Food City and Coca-Cola®. This fun-filled event has some wonderful activities including costume contests, mascot characters from a variety of Smoky Mountain attractions, stick horse competitions, and a free outdoor carnival from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Area attractions as well as law enforcement, fire and rescue partners also are part of this special event, adding to the family atmosphere and offering information in an entertaining way.
Our friends at Stampede tell us last year’s Whoadeo included a celebrity storytelling stage highlighting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library program. And we hear everyone loved it so they are bringing it back this year and we are thrilled to participate. Guest storytellers will include Knoxville TV personalities, Stampede emcee Jay Teter and his sidekick Skeeter, Pirates Voyage very own Blackbeard, and performers from Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud, The Comedy Barn Theater and Smoky Mountain Opry.
Costume Contests & Stick Horse Competitions
We are also excited to see our little friends sporting their favorite costumes. During 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 on Saturday, Sept. 21 beginning at 8 a.m. at Dolly Parton’s Stampede located at 3849 Parkway in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. 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 rare chance for children to actually 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.
Stick Horse Competition Times
- Ages 3-5 (10 AM)
- Ages 6-9 (11 AM)
- Ages 10-12 (12 PM)
*Registration ends 45 minutes prior to each competition
“This is Food City’s 13th year to join Dolly Parton’s dinner shows for this family-friendly Whoadeo event,” said Steven C. Smith, President/CEO of Food City. “From returning competitors to first-time participants, this event celebrates creativity in an atmosphere that’s fun for everyone.”
Free Whoadeo Carnival
Remember, all children must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian. Families are invited to attend the free Whoadeo carnival from 8:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Stampede parking lot. Of course, we’ll be there to say Howdy to all our cousins and 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 on the Whoadeo Kids Event, call 865-453-4400.
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