Dollywood’s inaugural Flower & Food Festival, a new event will add a touch of dazzling color to the natural beauty that already surrounds the award-winning theme park next year. The Flower & Food Festival is the first new festival experience added to Dollywood since 2006, and will immerse guests in beautiful spring flowers with creative and aromatic displays made up of over half a million plants and flowers. The freshest food flavors of spring will also fill guests with the excitement of spring. The five-week festival is slated for May 8 – June 14.
“When I was just a little girl, spring was a wondrous time,” explains Dolly Parton. “Everything came to life – flowers bloomed in the meadow near our house, and the Dogwood, red bud and fruit trees blossomed with the sweetest smells. I imagined having my own special field of flowers that were a fragrant home to my favorite animal friends in the woods. Now, my Dollywood becomes that special place with everything made of flowers – I can’t wait to share it with everyone just in time for our 35th season!”
Dolly’s dreams come to life with the Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival with floral displays blooming in a rainbow of colors. In partnership with internationally-acclaimed Mosaicultures flower sculpting team, a multitude of flowers come to life as Smoky Mountain turtles, raccoons, frogs, and black bears measuring 10-15 feet tall. Dolly’s rich influence through song comes alive in blooming topiary tributes to “I Will Always Love You” with a floral heart umbrella and to “Coat of Many Colors” with a butterfly and a scenic sculpture of her mother sewing the garment.
Flit and Flutter, the characters from Wildwood Grove, can be seen throughout the park for special meet and greet experiences and photo opportunities. The colorful array of flowers and plants is enhanced by the dishes of spring’s freshest tastes. Dollywood’s team of culinary experts dig deep into the traditions of Southern and Smoky Mountain cuisine to the list of favorite foods for every festival visitor.
Be sure to grab your tickets to Dollywood early to celebrate the festival in spring 2020!