PIGEON FORGE —Dollywood’s 35th anniversary season arrives in style with Festival of Nations (March 14- April 20). This year’s event—the 20th edition of Festival of Nations—features two new headline shows, delicious and innovative items on the Passport to Food and the chance to experience a glimpse around the world without ever leaving the Smoky Mountains.
New to the festival in 2020, Namaste, India provides a visually-striking look at India and the myriad dance forms for which the country is known. The show takes guests on a journey through the states of India, each represented through dance and story. Elaborate costumes and a video wall are incorporated into the performance to create an awe-inspiring experience. One of India’s most famous lyricists provides the captivating music for this production presented by Beyond Bollywood.
Also new this season is Ole!, a hilarious show that features tremendous musicality combined with slapstick comedy from the self-proclaimed “Gypsy Kings of Comedy.”
Returning after rave reviews from Dollywood audiences last season, Drumstruck is the first interactive drum-theater experience and leaves families laughing and creating memories they will remember for years to come.
Guests also can let their taste buds travel the world with the Passport to Food. This expanded international menu lets guests enjoy savory and sweet delights from a number of countries. Returning favorites from 2019 include grilled beef skewers from Trinidad, poutine and fried cheese curds from Canada, and beef bulgogi nachos over wonton chips from South Korea. New items include chicken tikka masala with pearled couscous from India, Shepherd’s Pie from Ireland, and Beef Berbere with tomato chutney from South Africa. The new items were all selected to pair with the homes of the entertainment acts appearing at this season’s festival.
Guests can learn more about Dollywood’s biggest season ever by visiting www.dollywood.com or calling 1-800-DOLLYWOOD.