Dollywood’s inaugural Flower & Food Festival to bring spring fun in 2020

by Brittani Tuttle

Spring will soon bloom in a new way in the Great Smoky Mountains, as Dollywood will host its inaugural Flower & Food Festival in 2020.


The five-week festival will run from May 8 – June 14, offering creative floral displays and flavors of spring with Smoky Mountain cuisine selections.

“When I was just a little girl, spring was a wondrous time,” said 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 comes that special place with everything made of flowers – I can’t wait to share it with everyone just in time for our 35th season!”

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival features topiary tributes to songs like “I Will Always Love You” ad “Coat of Many Colors,” all crafted in partnership with Mosaicultures flower sculpting team. Each sculpture measures 10-15 feet tall and features a variety of colors and flowers.

Flit and Flutter, characters from Wildwood Grove, will be found throughout the park for special meet & greet experiences and photo-ops during the event. Insta-worthy photo-ops and interactive activities will also be available throughout the park.

As for the food, Dollywood’s team of culinary experts have made a deep-dive into traditional Southern and Smoky Mountain cuisine to offer delicious bites for every festival visitor.

To learn more about this inaugural festival, or to plan your visit, head to Dollywood.com.


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