Dollywood Flowers And Food Festival. Dollywood has added a new festival to the mix during this season. The Flower and Food Festival kicked off when Dollywood opened on June 1, 2020. Visitors will enjoy over half a million new flowers and plants throughout the park. Many displays are Smoky Mountain turtles, frogs, black bears, and a tribute to “Coat of Many Colors” with a butterfly and scenic sculpture of Dolly’s mother sewing the coat. The tallest sculpture is Dolly’s mother, which is 14-feet tall! The sculptures are called “mosaics.” Mosaiculture is the art of creating larger-than life plant sculptures using thousands of plants to cover a steel frame. There are more than 6,000 plants in Dolly’s mosaics. The mosaics aren’t the only “flower” elements in the park! There are also beautiful floral carpet beds around the walkways and plenty of flowerbeds.
Your entire family will love the new, “Umbrella Sky,” on Showstreet. Hundreds of colorful umbrellas are suspended over the pathway, creating a beautiful sight and cool shade.
Flower and Food Festival at Dollywood: Food
It wouldn’t be Dollywood without delicious food options! Enjoy brand new food and drink options at a number of restaurants and eateries throughout the park. Here are some pro tips on where to find delicious new food.
- Flower and Food Festival shortbread cookies
- Spring blooms cupcakes
- Belgian waffle topped with Nutella
- Belgian waffle topped with lemon curd and blueberries
- Strawberry hibiscus refresher
Booth beside Front Porch Cafe
- Citrus shrimp
- Chocolate-dipped coconut macaroon
- Strawberry guava quencher
Booth in Market Square
- Greek orzo pasta
Market Square Steak
- Grilled chili lime skirt steak
- Carmelized brussels sprouts
- Toasted coconut cupcake
Market Square Sausage
- Chicken stir fry
- Zucchini fritter cakes
Booth beside Kettle Korn
- Lobster roll
- Blueberry tart
- Blueberry lavender lemonade
Booth beside Rivertown Train Trestle
- Italian sandwich
- Charcuterie in a cone
- Blood orange lemonade
Booth between Tennessee Mountain Home and Smoky Mountain River Rampage
- Pineapple pork sliders
- Chocolate ganache brownie
- Watermelon lime fresca
The festival is expected to run through mid July 2020.
Other Dollywood Festivals in 2020
There is plenty more fun in store at Dollywood during the 2020 season. From listening to gospel music while admiring thousands of carved pumpkins or enjoying millions of twinkling Christmas lights, you’ll love everything Dollywood has to offer throughout the year. Make plans to attend these great festivals.
- Thrills in the Hills (July 10 – 11)
- Harvest Festival (Sept. 25 – Oct. 31)
- Smoky Mountain Christmas (Nov. 7 – Jan. 2)