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5 Reasons You Don’t Want to Miss Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival

Dollywood’s Barbeque and Bluegrass Festival is right around the corner! Running from May 24 – June 8, 2014, this amazing springtime celebration features some of the very best music and food in the Smokies. Read on to learn the top 5 reasons to visit this amazing Dollywood festival.

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1. Over 250 free concerts

You just can’t beat free music! All of the amazing concerts scheduled for the Barbeque and Bluegrass festival are included with the price of admission. With a season pass to Dollywood, you could see more than 60 different musicians without spending any extra money.

2. Riders in the Sky will perform

Riders in the Sky will bring their classic Western tunes to Dollywood for two concerts on May 26 and 27. This Grammy Award winning group is famous for their cowboy costumes and hilarious comedy skits. Your kids will remember Riders in the Sky from their song “Woody’s Roundup” in Toy Story 2 or one of their numerous appearances on children’s TV shows. In addition to Riders in the Sky, some of the biggest names in bluegrass will take the stage including Balsam Range, The Time Jumpers, The Gibson Brothers, and The Willis Clan. You can see the full lineup for the festival on the Dollywood website.

3. The FireChaser Express Rollercoaster

When you visit Dollywood this spring, you’ll have a chance to try the park’s all new dual launch roller coaster! Taking guests from zero to 20 miles per hour in 2 seconds, this exhilarating new ride is an absolute blast.

4. Mouthwatering BBQ (and lots of it)

With over 50,000 pounds food, no one will go hungry at the Barbeque and Bluegrass festival! When you get a hankering for some savory BBQ will all the fixin’s, head on over to the park’s Market Square area for a big plate of ribs, chicken, beans, and all your other down home favorites.

5. It’s close to Alpine Chalet Rentals

This wonderful Dollywood festival is right around the corner from Alpine Chalet Rentals! When you stay with us, you’ll enjoy all of the best amenities, including breathtaking mountain views, high speed internet, and access to our swimming pools and tennis courts. Visit our Pigeon Forge Cabins page find the perfect place to stay for your next vacation in the Smokies, or give us a call at 1-800-235-2661.

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