2019 TENNESSEE: MAY 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
(see also: 2018 - 2017 - 2016 - 2014 - 2010 - 2009)
May 3, 2019
School Lunch Hero Day
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.
May 4, 2019
18th Annual Evening for Dove House
Features local restaurants who provide amazing culinary delights. Live music and live auction to benefit Children's Advocacy Center.
May 4-11, 2019 - Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival
The 78th annual event includes a parade, carnival, golf scramble, concerts, pageant and more.
May 5-11, 2019 82nd West Tennessee Strawberry Festival
Recipe contest, Barbeque Cookoff, Horse Show, Music, Tractor Show, Parade, Entertainment, much more. Along with instruction for growing and marketing the strawberry, those who attend are entertained, and contests and events are planned simply for enjoyment and fellowship. The Pageants, the music, the golf tournament, the horse show, the fireworks, the recipe contest, the carnival, the parades with floats and bands, the 5K & 10K runs, the festival cuisine and more are all a part of the attraction.
May 7-11, 2019 72nd Annual Tennessee Strawberry Festival
This year's theme: 'Destination Strawberry Station...All Aboard!'. 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.
May 8-9, 2019 TGCSA Annual Convention & Expo - Nashville, Tennessee
Tennessee Grocers & Convenience Store Association is the only food trade association that represents all segments of Tennessee’s food market.
May 9-10, 2019 Historic Rural Life Festival - Nashville, Tennessee
A great opportunity for children to discover the rural past of Tennessee, enjoy old-time activities, see honey bees in an observation beehive and touch farm animals too! See the crafts and chores that were a routine part of farm life before the advent of electricity.
Butter churning, spinning, blacksmithing, weaving and pottery making are just a few of the activities. You can stop under shade trees for shingle making and wood-working activities with Tennessee State Foresters. Don't miss the sheep shearing!
May 12, 2019
MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.
May 15-18, 2019 - World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
The Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest, the Granddaddy of Grilling...where on this given Saturday, it's anybody's game. Hundreds of teams compete for over $115,000 in prizes and supreme bragging rights. While grilling is the main theme, the contest wouldn't be complete without the Ms. Piggie Idol competition where grown men dress in tutus and snouts and women kick their heels (hooves) up. There is also a t-shirt competition and even a best booth contest. Attendance: 75,000.
May 19-22, 2019 - Hospice du Rhône at Blackberry Farm
Celebrate the exceptional 22 Rhône varieties at the next installment of Hospice du Rhône at Blackberry Farm. Over the course of the weekend, guests will enjoy quality time with Rock Stars in both the wine and culinary world through cooking demonstrations, wine presentations, meals, tastings and late-night s’more gatherings. Together, Blackberry Farm and Hospice du Rhône will create an atmosphere like no other and we promise it will be one for the book.
May 31-June 1, 2019 3rd Annual Nine Lakes Wine Festival
Oak Ridge, Tennessee
East Tennessee has the best wines in our state! Join us for the second annual Nine Lakes Wine Festival at Melton Lake Park in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 30 minutes from Knoxville in beautiful East Tennessee. We’ll have dozens of award-winning Tennessee wines to taste, great food, live music, chef demonstrations and more. Don’t miss Nine Lakes Wine Festival: A Taste of Tennessee Wines!
2018 TENNESSEE: MAY 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
waiting for new dates
May 11-12, 2018 - Annual Ramp Festival (no website)
Sponsored by Newport Kiwanis Club of Newport (Non-Profit for Kids). New Location this year at Cocke County Fair Grounds. Oldest Festival in State Of Tennessee - Foodie Fest at its Best. Both Days loaded with fun things to do as well as Bluegrass Music. Ramp Festival Queen Contest - Corn Hole Tournament - Arts & Crafts Booths. Many Food booths to include Jumbo Burgers, Funnel Cakes, Ice Cream and Our World Famous "Ramps" Come on out and try some and Listen to the best Bluegrass Bands in East Tennessee. Old car show that you can enter. Bring the whole family to the two days of fun in the Mountains. Contact: Rodney Buckner at 423.608.4519 email at: [email protected]
May 19, 2018 International Biscuit Festival - Knoxville, Tennessee
We're taking a Biscuit Break. After 8 years of beautiful Biscuits, we've decided to take some time off to rest. We appreciate all the hard work of our volunteers and the support of our Partners. Hope to see you back here next year! Attendance: 20,000.