Smoky Mountain Culinary Tour
Southern Food and Fruit Wines
4 Days | Year Round
Starting At $Flexible Pricing
We offer this package as Food for Thought. With several uniquely Smoky Mountain culinary options available to you, you can create a wonderful new tour of 3 or 4 days length, with your choice of exciting activities. We’ve sketched out a 5 day tour below, but feel free to mix and match and change up your itinerary as you wish.
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Day by Day Itinerary
Day 1 – Pigeon Forge, TN
Arrive in Pigeon Forge, TN. Check into your hotel. Dinner is on your own this evening.
Day 2 – The Island – Paula Deen’s Cooking Demo – Titanic Secret Dining Room – Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before enjoying some free time at The Island. The Island features several cafes and restaurants, plus gift shops & shopping of all kinds. Take time to enjoy the Dancing Water Fountain Display in sync to music every hour on the hour. To get a bird’s eye view of the area, you can purchase a ticket to ride “The Wheel”, which rises 200 feet above the city. And, of course, you will want to try a sample at Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery. It’s always “5 O’Clock Somewhere” at Margaritaville, there’s delicious biscuit mix for sale at the Paula Dean Store, fudge to taste at The Fudgery, browse Emery 5 & 10 and meet a parrot at Parrot Mountain store and so much more.
Then you enjoy a catered lunch and cooking demonstration at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. A local chef will demonstrate some of the classic Deen Family recipes and Southern-Style entrees.
Hidden from most visitors, the Titanic Museum Attraction features a secret dining room and tonight you will enjoy a catered dinner here. The dining room will be decked out with elegant decorations and pristine linen tablecloths. Your servers will be dressed in the iconic blue and yellow uniforms worn by crew members on the RMS Titanic.
End the day at the Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud. The show features world-class lumberjacks representing the Dawson and McGraw families in 13 thrilling, fast paced tests of skill and prowess ranging from chopping and axe throwing to tree climbing and log rolling. Become part of the experience and join in the competitive spirit, cheering on your Dawson or McGraw lumberjack family! This is an authentic outdoor show in a covered grandstand with padded seats. (B,L,D)
Day 3 – Bush’s Visitors Center – Tanger Outlets – Wine & Dunner Tastin’ Party – Country Tonite
After breakfast at the hotel, tour Bush’s Visitors Center in Dandridge, TN. Discover the place where it all began and trace the values and events that made BUSH’S BEST what it is today. And, it’s all housed in the original A.J. Bush & Company general store, founded in 1897.
Then you can browse the shops of Tanger Outlets. The Outlet features a large variety of brand-name and designer outlet stores such as Ann Taylor, Eddie Bauer, Michael Kors and so many more.
This evening’s meal is a Wine & Dinner Tastin’ Party. Starting with a wine tasting at the nearby Apple Barn Winery where all wines are handcrafted on site from the very same succulent apples you see growing outside the door! Then dinner is at either Applewood Farmhouse or Grill where all meals are served with their signature Applewood Julep, Apple Fritters and Homemade Apple Butter. Then enjoy
After dinner, you enjoy a show at the Country Tonite Theater. In this fast-paced production, you will enjoy a variety of dynamic singing and dancing, side-splitting comedy, powerful gospel, and American patriotism. From the strong talent of the youth performers, to the experienced veterans of the Country Tonite stage and song, the love of God, family and country resonates throughout the show. (B,D)
Day 4 – Great Smoky Mountains – Old Smoky Moonshine Distillery Tour – Soul of Motown
This morning after breakfast, a local guide escorts you deep into Smoky Mountain National Park on a narrated sightseeing tour. Ridge upon ridge of forest straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park.
At the end of your tour, you visit Gatlinburg and tour Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen where you see how taffy, candy apples and other candies are made daily.
Next, you tour the Ole Smoky Mountain Distillery. As you approach the entrance, you can detect the distinct smell of their grains cooking and fermenting. You’ll see authentic working moonshine stills and experience the process from beginning to end. Distillers will take the time to visit with you and answer any questions about the history and lore of moonshining in East Tennessee. A free tasting is included with your tour.
Dinner is included this evening at Melting Pot Fondue. Your meal begins with gourmet cheese blended and seasoned tableside by friendly staff and continues with freshly made salad. Your main course contains delicious meat and veggies, but save room for dessert because there are several chocolate fondues to choose from, all of which will leave you with a smile!
Following dinner, you head to the Grand Majestic Theater for The Soul of Motown, a fresh and energetic concert-style tribute to Motown legends. If you love the Motown sound, you will love the Soul of Motown show. One of the top-rated Pigeon Forge shows, Soul of Motown pays tribute to some of the greatest vocal groups ever to hit the charts. With live harmonies, grooving dance moves and inspiring talent, the Motown performers are on stage to entertain. The only Pigeon Forge show to feature songs from The Drifters, The Platters, Sam Cooke, Smoky Robinson, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Aretha Franklin, Gladys Knight & the Pips, plus many more. (B,D)
Day 5 – Dollywood – Lunch Cooking Demonstration at Wildwood Grove – Choice of Dinner Show
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before heading to Dollywood. Like its namesake Dolly Parton, it delivers great live entertainment on multiple stages. It is filled with craft shops where you’ll find live demonstrations by Master Craftsmen. There’s a festival with each season, a train ride, an American Eagle habitat, Roller Coasters and rides, a Dolly Museum and more.
Lunch today is a Cooking Demonstration at Dollywood’s new Wildwood Grove.
Tonight, you have your choice of Dinner Shows: Pirates Voyage, Dolly Parton’s Stampede, or Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Theater.
Pirates Voyages – Join Captain Blackbeard, the most famous pirate to ever sail the seven seas, and his quartermaster Calico Jack as they lead the Crimson and Sapphire crews in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, in water and high above full-sized pirate ships in a 15 foot deep indoor hideaway lagoon! Which camp takes the treasure may be up to you as ye cheer me buccaneers to victory, all while ye enjoy a fabulous four-course feast!
Dolly Parton’s Stampede – Dolly Parton’s Stampede is filled with a friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert! Also, Stampede’s SKEETER & NUGGET™ show delivers a huge helping of family-friendly comedy at every show. As Dolly says, “It’s the most fun place to eat in the Smokies”!
Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Theater – Become part of the longest running feud in history and help the Hatfields and McCoys try to settle their differences mountain-style. Whether you’re city-folk or country cuzins, you’ll love the singing and dancing, mighty feats of strength, jaw dropping stunts and side-splitting comedy. Their all you can eat dinner includes Feudin’ Fried Chick’n, Open Pit Pulled-to-Pieces Pork Barbeque, Southern Style Creamy Soup, Smashed Mashed Taters, Buttery Corn on the Cob, Ma’s Hot Homemade Bread, No Tellin’ What’s In It Coleslaw, along with Granny’s Famous Dessert. (B,L,D)