Dixie Stampede, Food City Has Children's Whoadeo Oct. 2

Thursday, September 9, 2010

For the fourth year, Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede has partnered with Food City stores for the fun-filled “Whoadeo” on Saturday, Oct. 2, featuring stick horse competitions, a parade of horses, prizes and a free carnival from 9 a.m.-1 p.m.

Participants can register for the event during the Food City Whoadeo coloring contest, under way now through Sept. 17. Entry forms are available at all Food City locations. A winner will be selected from each store and receive a certificate which can be redeemed for a free stick horse at Dolly’s Dixie Critters gift shop. The stick horse can be “ridden” in the Whoadeo.

Children ages 3 to 12 also may register for the Whoadeo on Saturday, Oct. 2, beginning at 8 a.m. at Dixie Stampede located on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The Parade of Horses and stick horse races begin at 10 a.m. in the facility’s arena. The only requirement to compete in the Whoadeo is a stick horse.

“For the fourth year, Food City is thrilled to be back in the saddle again with Dixie Stampede for this very family-oriented Whoadeo event,” said Steven C. Smith, president and CEO of Food City. “The smiles on the faces of the little ones as they go stampeding through the arena make this a great event for everyone.”

First place winners from each age bracket of the Food City store coloring contest will compete along with other registrants in a series of Whoadeo competitions, including a “parade of stick horses” and “stick horse barrel races,” both of which will take place in the Dixie Stampede arena. Contestants will compete for first, second and third place ribbons in each competition in each of three age brackets—ages 3-5, 6-9 and 10-12—culminating in a Whoadeo grand prize trophy winner.

All children must be accompanied by a parent and/or guardian. Families are invited to attend the Whoadeo carnival from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. in the Dixie Stampede parking lot. Food City will provide complimentary hotdogs, and Pepsi will provide soft drinks.

Each Whoadeo participant also will receive a Kid’s Club backpack from Food City (while supplies last).

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is a dinner and show experience set in an 85,000-square-foot arena featuring 32 horses, dozens of cast members, live longhorn steers, pig races, illusions, music and, just added for 2010, a lumberjack competition. With seating to accommodate 1,000 guests, the show is highlighted by a four-course meal. Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede dinner and show operates in three locations: Pigeon Forge, Myrtle Beach, S.C., and Branson, Mo. For more information, call 1-800-356-1676.


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