Dixie Stampede and Food City’s annual Whoadeo set for September 27


For the 8th year, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede has partnered with Food City stores and Pepsi for the fun-filled “Whoadeo” on Saturday, September 27.

The prize filled event is open to children age three to 12 and features stick horse competitions, a parade of horses and costume contests in the Dixie Stampede arena plus a free outdoor carnival from 8:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Children will participate in three age groups:  ages 3-5, 6-9 and 10-12.

Children may register for the Whoadeo on Saturday, September 27, beginning at 8 a.m. at Dixie Stampede located on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge.

The Parade of Horses and stick horse races begin at 9:45 a.m. in the facility’s arena.  The only requirement to compete in the Whoadeo is a stick horse which can be purchased or homemade.

Contestants will compete in a series of Whoadeo competitions including a “parade of stick horses” and “stick horse barrel races,” both of which will take place in the Dixie Stampede arena. Contestants will compete for first, second and third place trophies in each competition in each of the three age brackets culminating in a Whoadeo grand prize trophy winner.

All children must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian.  Families are invited to attend the Whoadeo carnival from 8:00 a.m. until 1 p.m. in the Dixie Stampede parking lot.  Food City will provide complimentary hotdogs, and Pepsi will provide soft drinks.

Each Whoadeo participant also will receive a Kid’s Club backpack from Food City (while supplies last) and a one-day child’s ticket to Dollywood. Every Whoadeo participant receives a free Dixie Stampede admission ticket to the 6 p.m. dinner show on September 27 with the purchase of an adult ticket.


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