Ha, excuse my terrible puns! It’ll be worth enduring for the awesome coupon code for Dollywood tickets at the end of this post!
But really, it’s fantastic. The food passport is phenomenal, the shows are incredible, and did I mention the food?
Beyond the general glory of the festival itself, visiting the park in spring is a great decision. It’s not too hot, the chance of rain thins the crowds, and on sunny days it’s warm enough for water rides. Plus…the food! I know, I’m a food nut. But a variety of international flavors and demonstrations that are in line with the superior quality of all Dollywood food? It’s an unstoppable combination. It may be my favorite food festival of the year (well, until BBQ & Bluegrass).
The Food Passport
With nine countries and four continents, there is plenty of food to sample. Our favorites include the paella from Spain (the kids especially loved this one!) and the empanadas from Ecuador. We also sampled Canada’s food, and you just can’t go wrong with fried cheese! It made for a great snack, but we preferred Spain and Ecuador for more filling meals.
Grab a food passport- it’s a great guide to where the food stalls are, what they’re serving, and the kids love getting the stamps. Our goal is to fill ours up before the Festival of Nations ends April 14!
Dollywood is decked out with flags and globes. It’s a great way to introduce little ones to new cultures in a familiar environment, where they’re more willing to try new things. It’s a great experience to mix the fun rides you typically go for with the fun decorations, food, and experiences.
Festival of Nations only runs until April 14, so print those discounted tickets, load up, and head to Dollywood for your next adventure!