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US Foods Presents the East Tennessee Food + Spirit Festival and an Evening with Mac McAnally

agosto 26, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

ONLINE TICKET PURCHASES HAVE ENDED. Tickets will be sold at the gate starting Saturday at 5 p.m.

Join US Foods, Bud Light, Knoxville-area restaurants and food trucks and Second Harvest Food Bank for the East Tennessee Food + Spirit Festival and an Evening with Mac McAnally on Saturday, August 26 in World’s Fair Park starting at 6 p.m.

Sure to be a great night of tasty bites, spirits and music in the heart of Downtown Knoxville, sample delectable food and take a walk down Spirit Alley to sample the tastings of Beach Whiskey, Crown Royal, Dumplin Creek, George Dickel, Old Tennessee Brewing & Distilling, Ole Smoky, Sugarlands Distilling Co. and Thunder Road Distillery. After the sampling, cheer on your favorite local chef in the US Foods Chef Competition and later, sit under the stars on a blanket from home to enjoy hits from the 80’s with local favorite, Smooth Sailor. The evening will end with an acoustic performance by 8-time CMA Musician of the Year and a member of Jimmy Buffett’s Coral Reefer band, Mac McAnally. There will be no better way to spend your last Saturday before the Vols kick off the season!

Schedule of events:

  • Gates open: 6 p.m.
  • Food sampling: 6-8 p.m.
  • Food trucks will sell food after 8 p.m.
  • US Foods Chef Competition: 7-8:30 p.m.
  • Smooth Sailor 7-8:30
  • Mac McAnally 9-10:30
  • Spirit Alley open: 6-9:45 p.m.
  • Bars open: 6-10:00 p.m.

For $45 you will get: food sampling from Knoxville-area restaurants and food trucks, spirit sampling in Spirit Alley, a lively chef competition and two concerts. Get your tickets at the gate beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday.  Gates open at 6 p.m.

Participating restaurants & food trucks:

  • Acosta Sales and Marketing
  • Affinity Group Paramount (going next to Key Impact Sales)
  • All Occasion Catering
  • Bananagans
  • Blue Bell
  • Buddy’s
  • CR Catering
  • Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro
  • Dead End BBQ
  • Great Smoky Mountain Catering
  • Key Impact/Ole Mexicon
  • Kroger/Murray’s Cheese
  • Museum of Appalachia
  • Nothing Bundt Cakes
  • Rainbo Ice
  • Select Foodservice Marketing
  • Shades
  • Sunspot
  • Travis Meats
  • Unilever
  • Waypoint
  • West Hills & Central Flats & Taps

Spirit Alley will include:

  • Beach Whiskey
  • Crown Royal
  • George Dickel
  • MK Imports
  • Ole Smoky
  • Sugarlands Distilling
  • Thunder Road Distillery


This event is for adults 21+. Sorry, but furry friends are not invited.



agosto 26, 2017
6:00 pm - 10:30 pm