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Dollywood Theme Park, Pigeon Forge, TN


River Terrace Resort & Convention Center

Dollywood BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Early summer is an exceptional time in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Spectacular scenery abounds as the mountain flora is teeming with vibrant colors of the wildflowers.  Meanwhile, at Dollywood theme park near Gatlinburg, the annual BBQ and Bluegrass Festival also comes to life with free concerts by the most popular artists alongside a menu of the tastiest barbeque served anywhere.

Enjoy an amazing day at Dollywood, where you’ll have access to free concerts held at the park’s entertainment venues that include Showstreet Palace Theater, The Pines Theater, and Celebrity Theater as well as performances throughout the park. Of course, delicious barbeque is never far away at one of the food venues at the Market Square Rhythms and Roast, Front Porch Cafe, Market Square Skillets, or Miss Lilian’s BBQ Corner. You’ll find everything from pulled pork sandwiches, wings, smoked sausage, ribs, and tasty Southern sides like potato salad, corn on the cob, and baked beans.

Here’s you chance to experience the excitement of the Great Smoky Mountains and the fun of the BBQ & Bluegrass Festival at Dollywood as part of a three-night getaway in Gatlinburg where you’ll enjoy luxury accommodations at River Terrace Resort & Convention Center. You’ll spend a full day at Dollywood, an award-winning theme park featuring 40 rides, 15 exceptional shows, Southern style dining, and the friendliest employees in the world.

In addition to the day at Dollywood, you’ll enjoy comfortable accommodations, a welcome party with dinner, open bar, a DJ and prizes, personal concierge service, and even a late checkout on your final day. Note – there will be no transportation for this event.

Located adjacent to Ripley’s Aquarium and just a stone’s throw from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, River Terrace Resort offers scenic mountain views and easy access to the nation’s most visited national park. Step outside and enjoy a stroll down the bustling streets of Gatlinburg, filled with shops, galleries, restaurants and attractions for the entire family.

VIP Experience

In addition to three nights accommodations and special amenities at Westgate Resorts, you’ll enjoy VIP treatment throughout the length of your event vacation, including:

* A fun-filled VIP Welcome Party complete with DJ, open bar, dinner and prizes

* Personal Concierge Services

* Late check-out on your final day

Dollywood Theme Park, Pigeon Forge, TN

With more than 40 rides, 15 exceptional shows, five of the South’s largest festivals, Southern-style dining, and the friendliest employees in the world . . . Dollywood is an award-winning destination located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Dollywood is organized into ten themed areas. The Showstreet, Rivertown Junction, Craftsmen’s Valley, Village, Country Fair, Timber Canyon, and Jukebox Junction areas reflect the historical eras and culture of east Tennessee while the Owens Farm and Adventures in Imagination areas explore Dolly Parton’s life and imagination. Many attractions focus on the history and culture of the mountain region.

Dollywood features a full-size steam train, one of the park’s signature attractions.
  • Showstreet – Attractions include The Showstreet Palace Theater, Friendship Gardens, The Celebrity Theater
  • Rivertown Junction – Attractions include The Tennessee Mountain Home, The Back Porch Theater, and the Smoky Mountain River Rampage whitewater rafting ride.
  • Craftsmen’s Valley – Attractions include The Dollywood Grist Mill, The Valley Theater, Eagle Mountain Sanctuary, Wings of America Theater, Robert F. Thomas Chapel, Calico Falls Schoolhouse, the Tennessee Tornado coaster, Blazing Fury coaster, Daredevil Falls flume ride, and craft exhibits.
  • The Village – (Formerly Village Square) Attractions include The Dollywood Express steam train, Heartsong, a carousel, and the Magic Laughmaker.
  • The Country Fair – (Formerly Fun Country) Rides include the Amazing Flying Elephants, Lemon Twist, Shooting Star, Sky Rider, Waltzing Swinger, Piggy Parade, Busy Bees, Lucky Ducky, Dolly’s Demolition Derby, The Scrambler, and the Wonder Wheel.
  • Timber Canyon – (Formerly Thunderhead Gap) Attractions include the Mystery Mine coaster, the Thunderhead coaster, Drop Line, and Lumberjack Lifts.
  • Jukebox Junction – Attractions include the Rockin’ Roadway car ride and The Pines Theater. This area also features the new Lightning Rod wood coaster – which opened early 2016.
  • Owen’s Farm – (Daydream Ridge 1987–1999, Dreamland Forest 2000–2010) Attractions include the water-toboggan ride, the upstairs part of The Grist Mill, the Barnstormer, a barn and plane styled Giant Swing attraction. It will also include soft pigs, planes and other things for the visitor’s enjoyment.
  • Adventures in Imagination – (Formerly Dollywood Boulevard) Attractions include the Dolly Parton’s My People! show and the Dolly Parton museum.
  • Wilderness Pass – Attractions include the River Battle water ride, the SkyZip zip line attraction, and Wild Eagle, America’s first winged coaster, and a dual-launch coaster that launches forward and backward.

Resort Information

River Terrace Resort & Convention Center

The beautiful River Terrace Resort & Convention Center is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg right next door to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Offering more than 200 spacious hotel rooms, the resort features majestic views of the Great Smoky Mountains and the adjacent Little Pigeon River. Guests also enjoy easy access to Gatlinburg’s wide range of family attractions, specialty stores, arts & crafts shops, cafes, art galleries and more. Simply step outside and stroll down the beautiful Parkway.

Enjoy some of the best views of the surrounding Smoky Mountains! Guests enjoy private balconies overlooking the scenic Little Pigeon River and the exceptional Smoky Mountains. Our onsite restaurant, Drafts Sports Grill, offers a fun-filled atmosphere and an extensive menu featuring gourmet burgers, sandwiches, salads and more as well as an extensive array of ice cold beers and other refreshments. Other amenities include two seasonal heated outdoor swimming pools.


River Terrace Resort Amenities

• Gatlinburg trolley stop
• Picnic area
• Feed the ducks
• Next to Ripley’s Aquarium
• Drafts Sports Grill
• Duck Blind Lounge
• Two heated swimming pools (seasonal)
• Interior corridors
• Adjoining rooms
• Laundry facilities
• Complimentary high speed WiFi
• Motorcoach parking
• 24-Hour Front Desk & Security

River Terrace Resort Restaurants

  • Drafts Sports Grill
  • Duck Blind Lounge

River Terrace Resort

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Event Package Includes

  • * 3 nights accommodations
  • * VIP Welcome Party (dinner, open bar, DJ, prizes)
  • * 2 Tickets to Dollywood BBQ & Bluegrass Festival
  • * Note: There will be no Transportation for this event
Package Itinerary

Friday, June 8


VIP Check-In


Welcome Party (dinner, open bar, DJ, prizes)

Saturday, June 9


Dollywood BBQ & Bluegrass Festival

Sunday, June 10


Breakfast and VIP Resort Preview

Monday, June 11


Late Check-Out

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