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2016 TENNESSEE: APRIL 2016
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

(see also: 2015 - 2014 - 2013 - 2012)

March 28-April 3, 2016  Mule Day - Columbia, Tennessee


 

April 1-2, 2016
Annual One Shot Turkey Hunt
Pulaski, Tennessee
Hunters from all over the Volunteer State flock to Pulaski each spring to join in on this exciting hunt. There are many community events associated with the hunt. Clay target shooting, turkey shoot (open to the public),  5K Turkey Run, Gobbler’s Gala, arts and crafts, games, calling contests, turkey check-in, live entertainment, a huge banquet and concert, etc.

April 1-2, 2016 - Atoka BBQ Fest - Atoka, Tennessee
This BBQ Contest features two different divisions, MBN Pro and Challenger, as well as an Anything But contest for sauce, chicken, beef and dessert. Along with the BBQ competition, there will be vendors, activities, entertainment and live music. This will be a wonderful chance for a family to come enjoy a community event.

April 2-3, 2016  17th Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
The Annual Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament is open to adults or children – and equally challenging for both visitors and locals, with multiple categories to be contested in this largest trout tournament in the Smokies. All Gatlinburg and state fishing regulations will be observed.

April 2, 2016  Taste of the Underground - McMinnville, Tennessee
Taste of the Underground is a new event in McMinnville, Tennessee featuring local music and local food in a celebration of their crafts! In collaboration with Bluegrass Underground, we will be hosting a local battle of the bands with Frank Sullivan & the Dirty Kitchen headlining at the newly renovated and restored Park Theatre on April 2nd as well as a local battle of the chefs. The chefs will each present a tasting menu using only local farm fresh ingredients while four local bands will battle it out in the Park Theatre for the chance to play at the January 2017 Bluegrass Underground. Calfkiller beer will also be joining us to provide samples of their excellent quality beer with the purchase of a commemorative cup. Come join us with great food and good music!

April 7, 2016  Taste! - Chattanooga, Tennessee
Taste!, Chattanooga's Premier food event, benefiting the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga area.  Samplings of local cuisine from some of Chattanooga's finest restaurants, sample beverages from local establishments such as beer, wine, or a non-alcoholic beverage. With great restaurants, live music, drinks and flair, Stratton Hall will be transformed into a hotspot for Chattanoogans looking for an upscale night on the town.  In the spirit of all things food, a chef competition will be a highlight of eye-catching events. The competition will include four prestigious Chattanooga chefs competing to create a gourmet dish using one secret ingredient provided by Whole Foods. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges to receive a prize at the end of the evening and bragging rights for an entire year!  benefiting the Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga area.

April 9, 2016  Smoky Mountain Winefest - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Sample wines from Tennessee wineries along with small dish fare from some of the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains. Wine talks and food pairing demonstrations will be presented in the beautiful Jules Verne Room.

April 9, 2016 - 5th Annual Thirsty Orange Brew Extravaganza
Johnson City, Tennessee
A beer lover’s festival, where you get a chance to sample over 150+ unique and obscure beers from craft breweries around the region. Try some great beer and support a great cause. Supports Girls On the Run.

 

April 21-24, 2016  Tri-State Antique Tractor Show
Gray, Tennessee
The show will feature exhibits of all makes and models of antique tractors--steam & gas, stream engines, threshing machines, gristmill, antique farm tools, live steam saw mill, belted equipment demonstrations and other farm related equipment.

April 22, 2016  Earth Day  Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.  Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify.

April 22-May 3, 2016  36th Annual Teapot Festival - Trenton, Tennessee
The festival is a weeklong event beginning with a ceremonial Lighting of the Teapots and culminates in the Annual Grand Parade. It draws attention to the rare collection of Porcelain Veilleuses.

April 23-24, 2016  20th Annual National Cornbread Festival
South Pittsburg, Tennessee
This festival honors cornbread with the National Cornbread Cook-Off. Sample cornbreads and main dish recipes.

April 23-30, 2016  World's Biggest Fish Fry - Paris, Tennessee
Over 5 tons of catfish served. The history of the "Fish Fry" started with the farmers and their mules.  Each past "Fish Fry" makes new history by trying new and different things, increased attendance, more catfish served, and more community involvement. Always the Last Full Week of April every year!

April 24, 2016  Flavors of Nashville - Nashville, Tennessee
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.

 

April 28, 2016  Celebrity Chef Tour - Nashville, Tennessee
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

April 28-30, 2016  National Country Ham Association Annual Meeting
Knoxville, Tennessee
Our intent is to provide you with an informative array of speakers, topics, and activities at a very reasonable fee. Education is truly a life-long process; and as owners and managers, being informed becomes more critical each year. An added benefit will be the enjoyable fellowship with people in similar businesses.

April 30, 2016  15th Annual Evening for Dove House
Mooresville, Tennessee
Features local restaurants who provide amazing culinary delights. Live music and live auction to benefit Children's Advocacy Center.

April 30, 2016  A Toast To Tennessee Wine Festival
Nashville Shores, Tennessee
Celebrate all things Tennessee at A Toast to Tennessee Wine Festival. With award winning Tennessee wineries offering samplings of their finest wines, this festival continues to be one of the area’s most anticipated events! More than just a showcase for great wine, this event offers live music, gourmet food, free wine & food seminars, fine artisans, and complimentary lake cruises.

April 30-May 7, 2016  69th Annual Tennessee Strawberry Festival
Dayton, Tennessee
This year's theme: Strawberries At Sea.  The Tennessee Strawberry Festival is the celebration of small town life. It offers a chance for our community to showcase its beauty, history and commitment to family values. (also: www.tnstrawberryfestival.com/ ).
 

 

2015 TENNESSEE: APRIL 2015
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

waiting for new dates

April 10, 2015  Wine, Dine and Art Crawl - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Explore the historic Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community from 5:00 to 9:00pm as part of a private, guided tour of participating galleries. Meet the artists while sampling local wines and enjoying hors d'oeuvres from local restaurants.  Finish the evening with a sit down dinner at one of Gatlinburg’s unique eating establishments, all for one low price! Seating is limited and reservations are required. This event is for those 21 years of age and older.

April 26, 2015  Flavors of Memphis - Memphis, Tennessee
Flavors is a culinary experience that goes beyond the traditional gala and provides each table of attendees with a local chef who will prepare a multi-course dinner tableside. The meal that is delivered will showcase the signature dishes of our culinary experts and take you beyond the usual restaurant fare. Unleash your inner "foodie" and experience a distinct evening of dining while helping to fund the research, education and advocacy efforts of the American Liver Foundation.
 

 

2014 TENNESSEE: APRIL 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

waiting for new dates

April 5, 2014  Le Bon Appetit - Memphis, Tennessee
Great Food for a Great Cause.  Presented by Le Bonheur Club, is a charity event benefiting Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital, the regions only comprehensive pediatric medical facility.

April 20, 2014  Peters Hollow Egg Fight - Elizabethton, Tennessee
(No website)
Tradition that started in 1823 as a friendly Easter Sunday afternoon rivalry and continues today.  Eggs are not thrown. Competitors tap eggs to see which eggs have the hardest shells.
 

 

2013 TENNESSEE: APRIL 2013
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

waiting for new dates

April 18, 2013  Food Ministry Fiesta - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies hosts this third annual fundraiser benefiting Sevier County Food Ministries at 6 p.m. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit SCFM’s outreach programs and special projects.
 

 

2012 TENNESSEE: APRIL 2012
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS

waiting for new dates

April 25, 2012  Nashville Scene presents Iron Fork - Nashville, Tennessee
Savory samples from 20+ area restaurants, two complimentary drink tickets, and live entertainment. Watch 5 of the best chefs in Nashville battle it out in a head-to-head chef’s competition better than anything you’ll ever see on TV!

April 26, 2012  10th Annual Ribfest & Wings - Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Come out and enjoy live entertainment and children’s activities--promising a lip-smackin’ good time! Awards will be presented to the best ribs or wings in 7 categories. Hot Wing Eating Contests.

 

 

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