Originally opening in 2011, the Lumberjack Feud began as a unique dinner show that featured professional lumberjack athletes who competed for victory in logging events, such as ax swinging, chainsaw carving, logrolling, and tree climbing. Quickly becoming a Pigeon Forge favorite with its unique showmanship and hearty meal, the show was eventually bought by Dolly Parton, who added a touch of Southern flair with special effects and nimble acrobatics in 2015. By 2017, Dolly decided to create a new competitive show with a touch of romance called Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures – now the new Celebration! Dinner Show, leaving the Lumberjack Feud behind…
After missing the famed show for a little over a year, we can all finally breathe a sigh of relief with the exciting news that the Lumberjack Feud is scheduled to return this summer in 2018 — with the backing of Paula Deen! Known for her delicious Southern-style delicacies and warmhearted dishes, Paula opened Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, a mouthwatering restaurant at The Island, in Pigeon Forge only 3 years ago. As a Smoky Mountain super fan, calling Pigeon Forge her second home, Paula has decided to dip her toes further into the Pigeon Forge pool of entertaining attractions with the epic, and greatly anticipated, comeback of the Lumberjack Feud!
While keeping to the original competition is the main goal, Paula has a few new additions up her sleeve — sure to impress! Not only will the show feature 11 logging events (sneak peek below) to foster friendly competition between the Dawson and McGraw families, composed of world-class lumberjacks, but the audience will also have a chance to show off their own lumberjack skills on stage. And there will even be an interactive intermission event for the kiddos to enjoy!
Riveting Logging Events
- Hot Saw
- Boom Run
- Underhand Chop
- Ax Throw
- Standing Block Chop
- Springboard Chop
- Speed Climbing
- Cross Cut
Anything else? Why, yes! The venue has moved from the original indoor space to an adventurous outdoor arena along the Parkway in Walden’s Landing, a charming shopping center with delectable restaurants and a miniature golf course. With the show’s overall outdoorsy theme, we couldn’t agree more with Paula’s choice to move the show to the great outdoors. Worried about the weather come showtime? Not to worry, the shaded grandstand will boast climate-control technology, including massive fans and heaters, plus padded seats for comfort. They’ve thought of everything!
More Than a Show
Have you ever gone to a show, then left with a sudden urge of inspiration to try your hand at the evening’s performance? Ever watched a dance flick and boogied your best while the credits rolled? Then the Lumberjack Feud Adventure won’t disappoint! This brand-new aerial adventure park will center around the show’s — you guessed it — lumberjack theme. After watching the pros toss logs like a feather and chainsaw like there’s no tomorrow, venture to the on-site, multi-level adventure park for a little competition of your own with family and friends.
Filled with motivation from the show, get ready to speed climb, springboard chop, log roll, and more…in a simulated fashion of course — safety first! Looking for a bit more excitement? Channel your inner lumberjack as you take on the extreme zipline roller coaster and 80-foot jump tower. And let’s not forget to go on an adventure with the little ones at the family-friendly aerial playground!
Due to open this summer in 2018, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure is sure to be a crowd-pleasing attraction in Pigeon Forge! Be it rain or shine, the show must go on daily — spring through December. So, grab your lumberjack gear and head to the Smokies to see this high-action competition before the show season ends!
Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Live Like a Lumberjack
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Cabin Amenities for YOU
- Outdoor hot tub under the stars
- Game tables & arcade units in the rec room
- King-size bed in the master suite
- Indoor jetted tubs in the bedrooms
- Multiple flatscreen TVs throughout the home
- Home theater with surround sound
- Private indoor pool — enough said
- Rocking chairs & porch swings on the decks
- Charcoal & gas grills for barbecues
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