So the other day I said to myself, as you’ve undoubtedly done many a time, “Self, I’m really in the mood to sit and stuff my face while watching a bunch of hill people fight, sing, dance, lift heavy things and tell jokes. Where might I go to partake of such highbrow entertainment?” Fortunately, I was able to meet all of my voyeuristic, culinary and comedic needs in one place: the Hatfield & McCoy dinner fued. It’s like Springer meets Hee Haw meets Solid Gold Clogging Edition, all served up with an extra helping of salty, fatty, fried objects that you just can’t stop shoving in your mouth.
Speaking of dinner, make sure you get there early, at least 45 minutes or so – the dinner service ends when the show begins! The audience of the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Show does not go hungry! The menu includes all of the following:
- Fried Chicken
- BBQ Pork
- Southern Style Creamy Vegetable Soup
- Mashed Potatoes
- Corn on the Cob
Unlike some other theaters in the Pigeon Forge area, the Hatfield and McCoy dinner show actually lets you get all liquored up on moonshine, which definitely makes the jokes funnier. Choose your flavor and don’t forget to tip your wait staff! Which reminds me, make sure to bring cash to tip with. The theater suggests that you tip at least $3.50 per person.
So once dinner’s over, that’s when things get serious. Well, actually, not really. Apparently, the whole Hatfield vs. McCoy feud-thingy was really more like a dance-off; just picture West Side Story set in the mountains, with clogs instead of wing tips and twangy bluegrass music instead of Leonard Bernstein. Just remember, this is not a historical production, so if you can stop being all uptight about dramatic license, you’ll probably enjoy the cheesy jokes and silly dance numbers. Seriously, though, if you like a side dish of fake dance-fightin’ with your supper — and who doesn’t — you won’t want to miss Hatfield & McCoy in Pigeon Forge.
– The gift shop here is surprisingly reasonably priced so be sure to check it out.
– Be sure to arrive at least 30 minutes early so you can sit and begin eating. (Once the show starts, table service stops)
The Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show is located between lights 0 and 1 on the main Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The dinner theater is located next door to the Titanic Museum.