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Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival

Beans and Cornbread Festival in Gatlinburg on Thursday

Visit Gatlinburg on Thursday for great food, music and fun during the annual Beans and Cornbread Festival.

The Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival will be held May 14, 2015 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the Parkway between traffic light numbers 6 and 8. Admission is free.

The star of the event is a beans and cornbread cook-off in which area restaurants, businesses and caterers compete for top honors. Event attendees can purchase a spoon for $10 to sample the contest recipes. Bush Brothers & Company presents the Gatlinburg Beans and Cornbread Festival and recipes available for tasting will feature Bush’s Beans.

In addition to the cook-off, there will be live Smoky Mountain music and new this year, antique engines on display.

“The antique engines are a unique addition to the festival this year,” said city spokesperson, Marci Claude. “We really want to showcase the old way of doing things in the mountains.”

There will be a Corn Hole Tournament from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Teams can register at the event. The entry fee is $10 with proceeds benefitting the Sevier County Humane Society.

For more information call (800) 588-1817 or visit website

About Candice Fitzgibbons

I am a Sevier County resident and active in my local community. I’ve spent more than 20 years as a graphic designer and copywriter, creating marketing materials to help small to medium sized businesses and non-profit organizations achieve their goals. I have a passion for equality, the environment and animal rights.

One comment

  1. Well that is great but us locals work for a living. Maybe the weekend would be a smarter option. More people. More money.