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TENNESSEE:   January/February/March   -   April   -   MAY

June/July/August   -   September   -   October   -   November/Dec.
 

2020 TENNESSEE: MAY 2020
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event

(see also: 2019  -  2018  -  2017  -  2016)


 

May 1, 2020
School Lunch Hero Day
Nationwide
A chance to showcase the difference school nutrition professionals make for every child who comes through the cafeteria.

May 1-2, 2020
Smoky Mountain Wine Weekend
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Sample wines from Tennessee wineries along with small dish fare from some of the best restaurants in the Smoky Mountains.

May 2, 2020  19th 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.

May 3-9, 2020 - 83rd West Tennessee Strawberry Festival
Humboldt, Tennessee
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 5-9, 2020  73rd Annual Tennessee Strawberry Festival
Dayton, Tennessee
This year's theme: '2020 Vision, A Berry Bright Future!'.  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 6-8, 2020  The NAMA Show - Nashville, Tennessee
National Automatic Merchandising Association.  The one game in town that offers what no others can. The one place, once a year, where you have access to all the key players and decision-makers in the vending and refreshment services industry.

May 7-8, 2020  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 8-9, 2020  Middle Tennessee Strawberry Festival
Portland, Tennessee
The 79th annual event includes a parade, carnival, golf scramble, concerts, pageant and more.

May 10, 2020 - MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list.

May 13-16, 2020  World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
Memphis, Tennessee
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 17-20, 2020 - Hospice du Rhône at Blackberry Farm
Walland, Tennessee
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 20-21, 2020  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.
 

2019 TENNESSEE: MAY 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
waiting for new dates

May 15-18, 2019 - World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest
 

2018 TENNESSEE: MAY 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
waiting for new dates

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.
 

 

2017 TENNESSEE: MAY 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events
waiting for new dates

May 5-31, 2017 - Biscuit Art Exhibition - Knoxville, Tennessee
The International Biscuit Festival 2017 has begun accepting submissions for the Festival's Biscuit Art Exhibition. The exhibition will open May 5, 2017 in downtown Knoxville and will last through May 31, 2017.  The Biscuit Art Exhibition will feature artwork with a Biscuit theme.  Submissions are open to all artists 18 or older and works may be created in all 2D and 3D media.

May 11, 2017 - Celebrity Chef Tour - Nashville, Tennessee
Benefiting the James Beard Foundation, featuring Award-Winning Chefs

May 11, 2017  Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Blast!
Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Gatlinburg celebrates its Appalachian culinary past with the Gatlinburg Beans 'n Cornbread Blast! presented by Bush Brothers Beans.  Downtown Gatlinburg will be transformed into a festive, fun-filled scene with games, foot-stompin' mountain bluegrass music and, of course, lots of Beans and Cornbread. Vendors will compete against each other with their special recipes and you get to help decide the winner! Compete to win in our first annual Corn Hole Tournament and at the same time help support our local Humane Society.  Bush Brothers Beans will be featured throughout the event. A small fee will allow participants to sample all the different recipes while supplies last. It will be a 'Rootin, Tootin, Good Time!'

May 18-19, 2017  The Southern Food Writing Conference
Knoxville, Tennessee
The Southern Food Writing Conference celebrates the art and the craft of writing about food in the South.   Join our outstanding panel of speakers as we explore various facets of food in the South, from traditions of cookbooks and family recipes, to the connections of race, gender, income and the environment to the food traditions of the South.  You will interact with some of the legends of Southern food writing, and meet the next generation of the profession. Professionals from the worlds of newspapers, magazines, books and blogs will bring their perspectives on the current state of Southern food and those who write about it.   The conference is designed for both the writers and the readers of Southern food writing.  Food enthusiasts, professional journalists, food bloggers, as well as devotees of all things Southern will enjoy the two day program we have prepared for you.  The Conference Registration Fee of $525 includes all seminar sessions, and all meals, including dinner at Blackberry Farm.
 

 

2016 TENNESSEE: MAY 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Event
events still waiting for new dates

May 22, 2016  Feast For The Farmers - Knoxville, Tennessee
Join Chef Tim Love at Feast for the Farmers in celebration and support of Knoxville's local agriculture. In anticipation of his Lonesome Dove Western Bistro opening in Old City, Knoxville, this June, followed by an outpost next door of his fast-casual burger destination Love Shack this fall, Love will be hosting an outdoor, five-course dinner benefitting surrounding farms. Love is committed to sourcing the best ingredients and supporting the community, and in pursuit of this goal, he will donate 100% of the event proceeds to help local Knoxville-area farmers pay for the historically high government audits required of them to distribute to chefs and restaurants.  For an official invitation, please complete the online form on the website.
 

 

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