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September 2-10, 2017
24th Annual Tennessee Soybean Festival - Martin, Tennessee
Big Bean and Service Awards, BBQ Cookoff and Live Entertainment. A collaborative effort of the University of Tennessee at Martin, local industry and businesses, leaders in agriculture, churches and community organizations, and countless other volunteers who work together to make the festival bigger and better each year. The Soybean Festival provides an opportunity for food, fun and fellowship, all in celebration of Weakley County’s cash crop- the soybean. The event pays tribute to the soybean farmer yet includes something for everyone.
September 8-17, 2017 Tennessee State Fair - Nashville, Tennessee
108th Tennessee State Fair. This year’s State Fair will showcase the culture and promise of the entire state of Tennessee, making it a true state fair. It will epitomize the best of Tennessee, emphasizing agriculture and youth, heritage and future, all in an educational and entertaining atmosphere. During the fair, the Tennessee State Fairgrounds will come alive with traditional competitions, thrilling rides, and a wide variety of must-see events. Attendance: 230,000.
September 9, 2017 15th Annual Wine on the River World Tour
Come join us from 1pm-5pm as we travel through 10 different regions spanning the globe. Sample wine, beer, and/or spirits specific to a certain region. Restaurants featuring culturally themed menus will also have food available for purchase. Take a break from your travels and enjoy the soothing sounds of live jazz music. The World Tour will be held on the beautiful John Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge, the perfect place with breathtaking views overlooking downtown Nashville.
September 15-17, 2017
Music City Food + Wine Festival
At the annual Music City Food + Wine Festival, national top chefs, winemakers, and spirits experts meet with local talent to give festival-goers a taste of Nashville’s vibrant culinary scene. The weekend features an abundance of bites and beverages to sample and savor, over 30 demos and panels with incredible talent, and enough southern character to make Music City feel like home for your taste buds.
September 15-24, 2017 - Obion County Cornfest
Union City, Tennessee
Fun Run, Pet Parade, Art in the Park, Tyson Chicken Community Feed, Cornhole Tournament, CornFest Idol, Corn Eating & Shucking Contests.
September 16, 2017 East Nashville Taco + Tequila Bash
1. Taco Chef contest- The chefs enter their best taco and give them out to the ticket holders. The ticket holders pay $12 for all you can eat tacos or take advantage of one of the VIP options. They get a voting token and taste the competing tacos and cast their vote. The most votes wins money and a trophy. 2. Margarita Contest- VIP members will have the option to taste all of the margaritas and vote on their favorite. Most votes wins. 3. Taco Eating Contest - Eat the most tacos in 5 minutes and win some cash. Last time, we had a guy eat 25 tacos!
September 23-24, 2017 Music & Molasses Festival
Join us as we celebrate the harvest at the Tennessee Agricultural Museum, located at historic Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville. The annual Music and Molasses Festival brings history alive, attracting several thousand people with an exciting blend of food, fellowship and fun.
September 29-30, 2017 40th Annual Chester County BBQ Festival
Chester County, the "whole hog barbecue capital of the world" serves it’s nationally recognized specialty, whole hog, barbecued over an open pit. Plenty of music, acts, and comedy, along with art and craft booths, antique car show, games and activities for the young and young at heart.
September 30, 2017 - Wine on the River World Tour
Travel through different regions spanning the globe at the beautiful Mud Island River Walk in Downtown Memphis. Sample wine from National and International vineyards. There is an “Around the World” theme focusing on cultural regions with wine and food in each selected area. Live music entertainment and lots of fun to benefit Youth Villages.
September 30, 2017 - The Taco Festival - Nashville, Tennessee
A General Admission ticket provides access to taco-topia. Inside the event, you’ll find restaurants dishing out $2 tacos and bars and beverage stations serving margaritas, beer, water, and soda. The entire festival works on a token system – so you will purchase tokens worth $2 each and use those as cash. Vendors will be on hand to sell other food (mostly desserts) as well.
September 30-October 7, 2017 Sharon Corn and Music Festival
Among the events are corn recipe and eating contests, parade, cake walk, pageant, pet show and music.
September 10, 2015 - Tastes of Tailgating Cook-off
Beginning at 5:30pm on the Pulaski Courthouse Square, contestants will enter their best tailgate recipe for a vote by the spectators as they visit each decorated tailgate spot.With a $20 entry fee and enough samples for 30-40 people, contestants (churches, neighbors, businesses and/or friends) can show off their tailgate style and compete for the Best Tailgate award. Spectators will purchase a $10 armband to taste the entries and receive tickets to vote.
September 12, 2015 Southern Artisan Cheese Festival
Where else can you sample 75+ handcrafted cheeses and meet the good folks who make 'em? This once a year event brings together over 20 artisanal cheesemakers from six states around the Southeast.
September 25-November 30, 2014 Pumpkin Harvest Display
There will be no Pumpkin Display for 2015.
September 16, 2012 8th Annual Taste of Loudon County
Lenoir City, Tennessee
Great food from many of Loudon County's best restaurants and caterers, outdoor shopping, live music, fun for the entire family.
September 27, 2012 2012 Taste of Hendersonville
If you aren’t familiar with the event, the Taste of Hendersonville is loaded with local eatery booths allowing attendees the chance to sample the many flavors Hendersonville restaurants, grocers and caterers have to offer. Attendees may purchase armbands in order to take part in the tasting. Each year, entrants in the Taste vie for the top awards including Best Local Restaurant, Best National Restaurant, Best of Taste and the highly coveted People’s Choice. Beer and wine will be available at an additional fee. We also invite many non-profits and businesses to set up booths to give a true “taste” of everything Hendersonville has to offer. Bounce houses will also be set up to entertain the kids.
September 17-18, 2011 Belle Meade Plantation Fall Fest - Nashville, TN
The 26th Annual Fall Fest held on the historical grounds of Belle Meade Plantation. This event includes antiques, crafts, music, kids area, wine tasting and food vendors.
September 4, 2010 Best Of The Butts Bbq Cook Off - Bell Buckle, Tenn
Taste the best ribs and bbq in this friendly competition where judges and visitors get to decide the winners!
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