CLICK ON THE MONTHS ABOVE for a Complete Listing for All Tennessee Food Festivals, with Descriptions and Links.
Here are JUST A FEW Featured Events:
March 27-April 2, 2017 Mule Day
'Mule Day' has been a popular Columbia tradition for nearly 170 years, since the 1840s. It began as “Breeder’s Day”, a single day livestock show and mule market event held on the first Monday in April. Over time, “Mule Day” evolved from a single day event into a multi-day festival, attracting thousands of attendees, lasting almost a week. If you visit during Mule Day celebrations, you might see a square dance, a mule-driving contest, a horse show, a crafts festival, or attend a flea market. Other events include “working mule”, “best of breed”, or even lumberjack competitions. Food served at the event includes barbecue, roasted corn, home-made pies and funnel cakes.
April 22-29, 2017 World's Biggest Fish Fry
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! (Also: paristnchamber.com/fish-fry-information/ )
May 20, 2017 - Beer, Bourbon and BBQ Festival
Beer sippin', bourbon tastin', music listenin', cigar smokin', and barbeque eatin'.