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The Jacks Are Back: Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Arriving in Pigeon Forge


If you’ve been missing Pigeon Forge’s Lumberjack Feud, we’ve got some great news for you! The classic show is being revived by celebrity chef Paula Deen at a brand new outdoor theater on the Parkway. This summer, world-class lumberjack athletes will once again dazzle audiences with incredible logging stunts and competitions. Best of all, the show will feature a number of new additions that the whole family is sure to love. To help you make the most of your next vacation, Heritage Cabin Rentals has put together a guide to everything you need to know about Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud.

Brief History of the Lumberjack Feud

When the original Lumberjack Feud opened in 2011 it was an immediate success. Featuring two teams of ESPN lumberjack athletes, the Dawson family and the McGraw family, the thrilling show included a number of traditional logging events, such as tree climbing, ax swinging, chainsaw carving, and log rolling.

In 2015, country singer and entrepreneur Dolly Parton acquired the Lumberjack Feud and renamed it Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure. This short-lived show featured more aerial feats, acrobatics, and special effects, rather than classic logging competitions. Ultimately, Dolly and her team decided to scrap the lumberjack theme and completely redesign the show in 2017. Today, the old Lumberjack Feud theater is home to Dolly Parton’s Celebration at Smoky Mountain Adventures.

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud: All the Details

New Outdoor Theater

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud is going to take place at a brand new outdoor theater located in the Walden’s Landing shopping complex on the Pigeon Forge Parkway. This 350-seat venue will be covered and climate-controlled, so shows can be held from the spring through December, even if it’s raining.

Your Favorite Logging Events

The new show will bring the Dawsons and the McGraws back to Pigeon Forge for more exhilarating lumberjack competitions. Some of the logging events you can expect to see at the Feud include sawing, ax throwing, speed climbing, and log rolling.

Audience Participation

Guests at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud will even have the chance to participate in their own logging competition! Volunteers from the audience will come up on stage to try their hand at simulated lumberjack activities like springboard chopping, log rolling, and speed climbing. At intermission, there will be a special event just for kids!

More Attractions Onsite

In addition to the show, the new Lumberjack Feud venue will also feature a number of awesome attractions, including a multi-level lumberjack-themed adventure park, an extreme zipline roller coaster, an 80-foot tall jump tower, and an aerial playground for kids.

Opening Date

While an official opening date has not been set yet, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud is expected to start running shows in the summer of 2018. For more information, visit the website for Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud.

Where to Stay in Pigeon Forge

Liam's Retreat, a beautiful Pigeon Forge cabin.


When you stay with Heritage Cabin Rentals, you will be just a short drive away from Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud and all of the fun in downtown Pigeon Forge. With everything from 1 bedroom cabins to 9 bedroom cabins, we are sure to have the ideal accommodations for your getaway. To start planning your escape, browse our selection of cabins in Pigeon Forge!