Dolly Parton’s Dollywood Set to Host Flower & Food Festival Featuring a Million Flowers, Umbrella Sky

by Emily Morgan
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Here’s another reason to celebrate the one and only Dolly Parton: she’s giving fans a million flowers.

Beginning on Apr. 23, Dollywood’s annual Flower & Food Festival kicks off. Guests will get to witness copious amounts of flowers and the magical “Umbrella Sky.” Guests will also get to see stunning flower displays and Dolly Parton’s mother quilting the Coat of Many Colors.

In addition to the Instagrammable-flower creations, the event will also offer some culinary delights. At this year’s festival, guests can get a “Dining Pass” to try different items at various locations throughout the famous amusement park.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Dolly Parton event without music. The yearly spring festival will include contemporary Christian artists, Southern gospel groups, and other notable acts for guests to enjoy. Guest can witness the Flower & Food Festival until June 7. Guests also can access the festival when they purchase a regular park ticket.

The park no longer requires reservations, but Dollywood is still suggesting guests reserve their tickets online as the park is still operating under capacity limits.

The news comes after the East Tenn. theme park recently shifted its COVID-19 procedures. As the pandemic winds down with more people receiving vaccines, some of the park’s outdoor areas will now be mask-optional spaces. However, the park is still encouraging guests to social distance.

Moreover, temperature checks are no longer a part of the entry process. However, all employees and guests must complete a self-assessment health screening.

Dolly Parton Fans Crash Ice Cream Website

It’s about to get even sweeter for Dolly Parton fans. Parton partnered with Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams to benefit her Imagination Library, fans can now try her new flavor.

The flavor, Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream, has arrived, and fans are going wild to get their hands on the treat. “To those of you trying to order Strawberry Pretzel Pie online, we are so sorry. This sucks. The flavor is NOT sold out. Our website issues have lasted longer than expected, but we are working on it and will let you know via email and social media when we’re back up and running,” the company explained on Twitter. The overwhelming excitement for their Parton collaboration had crashed their website.

During the country queen’s ice cream launch, Jeni’s website saw 50 times the regular traffic. The high volume was so significant that the company announced that the flavor might not be available again online until further notice.

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