You don't need a knife and fork to experience great Tennessee tastes. Explore the festivals and events where taste treats are in store.
Great food comes in all shapes, sizes and locations. In fact, some of the best is food you'll find at festivals and culinary events. For those with a craving for barbecue, Tennessee is the place to be, from the famous month-long Memphis in May festival to the October Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational.
Get a taste of Italian fare at Knoxville's Rossini Festival, or dig into some down-home delights at the Storytelling and Dumplin' Day in Lebanon. For a taste of Tennessee freshness, visit some homegrown food fairs like the Grainger County Tomato Festival or the White Bluff Apple Butter Festival. Toast the events at Tennessee's wineries and distilleries, sample some locally brewed beers, or sweeten the fun at the Music and Molasses Festival in Nashville.
International Biscuit Festival
The International Biscuit Festival celebrates the heritage of home cooking through that most perfect of foods, the Biscuit.
Bloomin\' Barbecue & Bluegrass Festival
At Sevierville's Bloomin' Barbecue and Bluegrass Festival, you will find far more than just great barbecue. It's a weekend of fun for everyone, a spring celebration and fantastic bluegrass.
Memphis in May - BBQ
Memphis in May's World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest is held at Tom Lee Park. Hundreds of teams compete for over $110,000 in prizes and supreme bragging rights.
3rd Annual Chattanooga Beast Feast® at the Chattanooga Market
A Taste of Nations
Food & drink from various nations.
Chattanooga Zoo’s Q n’ Brew at the Zoo
2nd Annual BBQ & Beer Tasting Event
FiveStar Food Fight at the Chattanooga Market
Local chefs battle it out live
Davy Crockett's 227th Birthday Celebration
Birthday Celebration for Davy Crockett
Southern Brewers Festival
Live Music, Great Food
10th Annual Cumberland Homesteads Apple Festival
Voted Crossville’s favorite festival, the Apple Festival is a family event with live entertainment, a variety of good eats, Spinning Yarns story-telling, quilt show, kids’ zone, craft demonstrators, and many vendors selling quality arts and crafts. L
Cast Iron Cook-Off at the Chattanooga Market
Local chefs battle it out live!