Gatlinburg, Tennessee is known for its scenic hiking trails, natural outdoor experiences and unparalleled views of the Smoky Mountains. Visitors are beginning to realize what locals have known for a while. Not only is the area the scene of the ultimate outdoor adventure, but it also offers a variety of fine cuisine and delicious dishes sure to please your palate.
If you’re in Gatlinburg in September, experience firsthand the tasty treats of local restaurants and businesses at the annual Taste of Autumn Festival. The event is scheduled for Sept. 17.
About the Taste of Autumn Festival
The Gatlinburg Convention Center plays host to the Taste of Autumn Festival, which serves up scrumptious selections from the best Gatlinburg restaurants and catering companies. And, it’s all for a good cause—to benefit the United Way of Sevier County. A $25 donation (children under 7 are free) entitles you to an unlimited sampling of fine foods and drinks from participating vendors. Every penny of the proceeds from the Taste of Autumn Festival go to the United Way of Sevier County Campaign, which helps to distribute much-needed funds to local organizations that offer services and programs to the Gatlinburg community.
Activities at the Taste of Autumn Festival
During the Taste of Autumn Festival, participants listen to live entertainment—this year it’s female comedy trio “Country Cool”—while they sample signature dishes from the many vendors that set up at the Convention Center. Every year, festival goers are blown away by the delectable delights.
They can wolf down the best fish and chips from the authentic English pub, The Fox and Parrot Tavern. They can quaff down selections from Smoky Mountain Catering Company. And there are so many other vendors: Quaker Steak & Lube, The Melting Pot, Corky’s, The Gatlinburg Convention Center, Vista Grill, Mellow Mushroom and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
Treat your taste buds as you wander from table to table at the Taste of Autumn Festival this fall. While you are sampling the best food this side of the Smoky Mountains, you can also feel good about helping others. All in all, this is a great event for a good cause that can’t be beat!