Gatlinburg Beans & Cornbread Festival on Thursday, May 11th! No food is more comforting to a Southerner’s heart and stomach, than a heapin’ helpin’ of beans and hot cornbread. On Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. you can fill your tummy and warm your heart at the annual Gatlinburg Beans & Cornbread Festival presented by the Smokies’ beloved Bush Brothers & Company. The competition, which includes local businesses, restaurants, and caterers, will offer new ideas on preparing the best traditional and innovative beans and cornbread recipes. Bush’s Best beans are featured in all the dishes offered.
￼The Gatlinburg Beans& Cornbread Festival, named by Southeast Tourism Society as a Top 20 Event, will be held downtown Gatlinburg on the Parkway between traffic lights #3 and #8. Entrance to the festival is free; an unlimited sampling spoon can be purchased for $10. Entertainment for the festival will be provided by some of the musicians from the ever-popular Jody Medford and Cash Creek. The two have teamed up for the “Moonshine Angels Tour,” and are nominated for the ICMA Mainstream Group / Duo of the Year. Their new single and EP is called “The Hard Way.”
Join the City of Gatlinburg and Bush Beans & Company for a wonderful family event which celebrates the food, music, culture and heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains and the Appalachian region. For more information, call the Gatlinburg CVB at 800-588-1817 or 800-430-4148.
If you would like to discover more about the special heritage and history of Bush Beans & Company in the Smoky Mountains at the Bush’s Visitor Center, General Store, and Cafe in nearby Chestnut Hill/Dandridge TN. Visit Bush’s Visitor Center for more information.