Are you a huge food fan? Do your tastebuds make decisions for you most of the time, or do you find yourself salivating over the mere mention of a food festival? Thank goodness you made your way to Tennessee then, folks. We’ve got some of the best spots for your food festival loving self, and we’ve gathered them all here. Take a peek!
10. White Bluff Apple Butter Festival - October
This annual celebration boasts some fantastic goods from local farms and quite a few fantastic Tennesseans ready to share their secret recipes with you.
9. RC Cola & Moonpie Festival - June
Located in Bell Buckle, the festival is one of the most epic in middle Tennessee. You'll giggle at all the characters that come out of the woodwork and find yourself grasping for the moon pies thrown into the crowd during the parade.
8. Memphis Soybean Festival - September
Can you believe that crowd gathered for the Memphis Soybean Festival? That oh-so-holy soybean is celebrated for close to two weeks in September, and proffers food and fun for the whole family.
7. National Banana Pudding Festival - October
Ranked as one of the best festivals in the state, Centerville is the proud spot that boasts the celebration of Tennessee's state dessert.
6. International Cowpea Festival & Cook-Off - September
Charleston City is home to this festival of epic proportions - including ten hours of fun AND a cowpea cook-off. What even.
5. Best Memphis Burger Fest - October
The Best Memphis Burger Fest has been mentioned in numerous national news mediums for its friendly atmosphere and food eating contests (!!!). We'd like it to be October about now.
4. Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitation Barbeque - October
There's nothing better than some Jack Daniel's AND BBQ. Hey there heaven, is that you? Droves of Tennesseans come together for this celebration of good food and solid drink every autumn.
3. Grainger County Tomato Festival - July
Three days in July gives you the chance to celebrate the Tennessee tomato and witness a Civil War encampment reenactment. It's a neat experience, and TOTALLY souther.
2. Memphis In May - May, obviously
This festival lasts the entire month and showcases three main events, split over the entirety of the thirty days. You'll have to buy a three day pass to experience it all, but it's definitely worth it.
1. Music City Hot Chicken Festival - July
This fantastic festival requires a couple bucks, but all the best hot chicken spots shell out for a heated afternoon of super epic hot chicken.