Saturday, February 16, 2013

Our Review Of Lumberjack Feud-Pigeon Forge Tn!

Of all the things that we had planned to do on our trip to the Smokies, I have to say that my boys were most excited about Lumberjack Feud. We had read all sorts of different reviews online, and the boys had been watching You Tube videos for weeks before we got to go! They were so pumped! 

Now, there are a ton of shows that you can go see while you are in Pigeon Forge, but really, none of them is quite like Lumberjack Feud!  When you think of a dinner show, you think of singing and dancing and maybe some fireworks, and that is about it.. but that is not what you get at Lumberjack Feud! When you first check in at Lumberjack Feud, you get your picture made with your family. The pictures look awesome and you have the opportunity to look at them and buy them later on during the show. Then you are shown to your seats. The audience is divided up into "Dawson" and "McGraw" families, and you have to root for your family, and against the other side. This makes it so much fun, since you have something to "do" during the show!

Well, the first thing that happens during the show, is your food! YAY! The food at Lumberjack Feud was absolutely delicious  First of all, your food is served in these metal style lunchboxes, just like what the lumberjacks would take their lunches in from home! It is a great choice to serve the food this way, since it makes it convenient to eat and not so messy! The food itself? Can you say delicious!? I could not even finish half of it (and I am not ashamed to say that I tried!!), the portions were just that big! Okay, listen to what you get: A GIANT mesquite baked chicken breast, AND a huge piece of pork loin, with cornbread dressing... AND green beans...AND the BEST macaroni and cheese I have ever eaten. Oh yes, and don't forget the delicious rolls and berry cobbler for dessert! And, the best sweet tea in Tennessee! Oh... just thinking about it makes my tummy hurt, even now! I ate soooo much that night, the food was so delicious! 

Anyways, you can take your time eating while you watch the show, which I really like. There is no rush to finish up before the show, you can just relax and enjoy your meal. But, once the show gets started, you are more likely to be yelling and screaming than eating, let me tell you! The Lumberjack Feud show is unlike any dinner show you have ever heard of before!

You are following the Dawson and McGraw families during their "legendary feud". Not only is this a "show", with a storyline and a plot, this is REAL LIVE ACTION! These guys, the lumberjacks, they are not actors. No sir, they are REAL ESPN timber athletes. They are not playing around, they are really doing all of the events! And, the events, wow! There are ten different logging events from log rolling to tree climbing to chainsaw carving. The action literally never stops the entire time, there is no downtime, and there are no breaks for you to get bored! Hang on to your hats, folks! 

What I really loved about the Lumberjack Feud show is that there is something for everyone. There are some super hunky lumberjacks for us ladies who need some eye candy to stay interested in these "manly sports", and the lumberjills are pretty cute for the guys to look at to, or so I hear (more on my son's love interest with a lumberjill in a minute!)... Plus, the timber dogs that do their thing are just amazing! I had no idea dogs could even do those sorts of things LOL! Plus, there are horses (real ones!), and bears (not real ones!), and even songs and dancing, since you have to have that too! The comedy by Ranger Black and Camper Bob was funny, silly, and best of all, family friendly. That is always a big deal to me and I am glad that Lumberjack Feud chooses not to push the envelope and makes sure everyone has a great time! 

I also really learned a lot at Lumberjack Feud. First of all, I had no idea what a Lumberjack really "does", besides look good, LOL.. I have a newfound respect for these guys and the hard work that they do, especially just to entertain folks like us! I also learned a lot about the history of the Smokies, and it was cool to watch the historical footage on the big screens throughout the show to gain some educational background into the real life history of what you were seeing on stage. The highlight of the night however, went to Tater, who got to go down on to the stage and "work" with the Lumberjacks and Lumberjills and oh my goodness, he was thrilled! 

He fell in love with his Lumberjill "Molly McGraw". (Imagine the heartbreak when he later learned this was not her real name!) He is still talking about her weeks later, and he has not stopped asking when we can go back to visit her again! It is adorable! He really loved all of the lumberjack events as well, and he has been full of questions about lumberjacks and all that jazz since we got back home. I am so happy that not only was he entertained during the show, but it sparked some sort of curiosity inside him that has made him want to learn more! So, lumberjack info hunting we will go! 
That's our server! 

I have to say what I really loved about the show, and what kind of surprised me, was the level of audience participation. A ton of the events involve kids from the audience, which gets the audience up and cheering for their team. I really felt like a McGraw during the show, and the whole crowd gets really into it, cheering and yelling for your team, but booing the other guys the whole time. It was a great time, and we have been home for two weeks, and I am still yelling "YoHo!"  all the time, much to the dismay of my husband! After each event, the winning team gives out a "cookie" (a piece cut from the log that actually says Lumberjack Feud on it) to the family member who cheers the loudest, so everyone was hyped up for that too! 

I really think my entire family loved the Lumberjack Feud show, and that is really saying something. It is really rare that we find something that we all enjoy, and not a single person is left in the seat pouting. (This happens often to at least one of us!) But not this time, we were all really into the show, and yelling and cheering for "our" family! 

One other thing I forgot to mention but begs to be mentioned, since there will always be waitress in my blood, is that the wait staff at Lumberjack Feud is amazing! They kept our drinks filled, our tables clear, and, in between Lumberjack events, they were down on the stage helping to set up and clear the stage too! Talk about hard workers! They were some of the friendliest people I have ever met! I emptied out my wallet to tip our waiter, and then my husband went to the ATM to get more cash for the guy! I was just so impressed by the hard work and "teamwork" atmosphere that the whole staff had, it made me really happy as a former waitress! 
my future daughter in law ;) 

I have to say, I think that we have become lifelong fans of Lumberjack Feud and the whole team there! Not only did we have an amazing time, but they really went out of their way to make us feel welcome and make us feel like part of the family! We are heading back to Pigeon Forge in the Summer, and we will be sure to stop back by and see another show at Lumberjack Feud, but until then, we are going to have to enjoy our pictures and memories from last time.. And of course, our updates from Twitter and Facebook too! If you want more info on attending the rowdiest good time dinner show in Pigeon Forge, just click here to go to the Lumberjack Feud site! 

Thanks again to the wonderful staff at Lumberjack Feud for making us feel like family, we can't wait to see you again! YoHo! :) 

We received complimentary passes to attend the Rowdiest Good Time Dinner Show in Pigeon Forge, however, all thoughts and opinions are 100% our own! Yo ho! 

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