By Darryl Payne
Posted on July 26, 2011
At the Smokies’ newest entertainment venue, having fun will be easier than falling off a log. Lumberjack Feud Dinner & Show, which premiers August 26 in a brand-new $11 million arena on the Pigeon Forge Parkway, will be unlike any other show in town. Starring a cast of professional entertainers and ESPN lumberjack athletes, Lumberjack Feud will tell the story of the rise and fall of the timber industry in the Smokies and how the creation of the national park paved the way for tourism in the area.
The show revolves around two families—the McGraws and the Dawsons—and how the two feuding clans learn to settle their differences through a series of friendly lumberjack competitions. The production’s world-class lumberjacks go head-to-head in events like log rolling, boom running, speed climbing and, of course, wood chopping. Meanwhile, the cast relies upon audience interaction and comedy to keep the show’s storyline moving along.
With as many as three shows per day scheduled seven days a week during peak season, Lumberjack Feud will offer its guests three ticket options—a show-only ticket, a snack-lunch ticket and a full multicourse dinner. Served in a picnic basket, the dinner feast includes a chicken breast, ribs, several sides, dessert and a beverage.
When you decide to visit Lumberjack Feud, be sure to check out our Pigeon Forge travel guide for recommendations about the best lodging options for you.
About Darryl Payne
Darryl Payne is a native of East Tennessee in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. He is a web developer with a passion for building great websites. As a local, he can offer a unique perspective on where to stay and things to do while on vacation in the Smokies. To read his latest recommendations, please click the Google+ follow button.