Dolly Parton’s inaugural Flower & Food Festival is in full bloom until Aug. 2 at her Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.
With COVID-19 regulations in place, attendees can explore plant sculptures adorned in 500,000 colorful flower blooms, experience a picturesque Umbrella Sky and indulge in garden-fresh flavors from Dollywood chefs.
The centerpiece of the Festival is the flowered representation of Dolly’s mother sewing her famed coat of many colors.
The Flower & Food Festival was initially slated to take place at Dollywood in the spring, but the COVID-19 pandemic delayed the event.
A number of measures have been installed at Dollywood as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including:
- Daily capacity will be limited.
- Face masks or face coverings are required for all visitors ages 3 and up, with some exceptions.
- Temperature screenings will be taken prior to entry.
- Attraction and dining capacities will be limited to allow guests to have more space to move around during their visit.
- Physical distancing measures have been put in place, including physically distanced queues, marked barriers and social distancing reminders.
- Additional sanitation measures have been implemented, including high touch point areas being cleaned more frequently and providing additional hand sanitizing locations.
Upcoming events at Dollywood include the Harvest Festival (Sept 25–Oct. 31), which will feature the Great Pumpkin LumiNights, and Smoky Mountain Christmas (Nov. 14–Jan. 2, 2021).
photos by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com