GATLINBURG, Tenn. – Gatlinburg celebrates the beginning of the fall season with an evening filled with delicious signature dishes from area restaurants and top-notch entertainment at the 20th Annual Taste of Autumn 5-8 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Tennessee Ballroom at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
This year, entertainment for Taste of Autumn will be begin with the lively bluegrass band Cannon Creek and then conclude with one of Nashville’s most original comedians, the multitalented Jimmy Travis.
Travis’s lighthearted and melody-infused comedy has been performed in every state across America and featured alongside some of the biggest names in show business. Jimmy Travis’s sense of humor and relatability has made him an entertainment favorite amongst his Fortune 500 clients and earned him the acclaimed Jimmy Durante Award.
Over the years, proceeds from Taste of Autumn have successful raised more than $175,000 in support of United Way and their sponsorship of community programs for Sevier County residents.
Nearly 24 area restaurants, eateries and beverage partners will provide samples of their best fare for unlimited tasting.
Participating partners include: Ben & Jerry’s, BJ’s BBQ, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Mill Bridge Winery (Hard Cider), Crust and Crumb Bakery, The Park Grill, The Fox & Parrot, Wine A Little Tapas Bar, Savannah Bee Company, Tennessee Homemade Wines, Pepsi Cola Company, Delauder’s BBQ, Landshark Bar & Grill, Collier Convention & Catering, The Melting Pot, CiCi’s Pizza, Paula Deen Store, The Pepper Palace, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventure, Mellow Mushroom, The Park Vista - a DoubleTree by Hilton, Dick’s Last Resort, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.
Tickets are $30 and children 5 and under are free. A reserved table for a party of 10 is available for $300. A corporate VIP package for a party of 10 is available for $500 and includes priority seating, meet and greet with the talent and wine on the table. The Hilton Garden Inn is offering special room packages for out of town attendees who wish to incorporate a weekend getaway. Call 865-436-0048 to make reservations.
A portion of proceeds will benefit United Way of Sevier County, an organization focused on partnering with community members and creating lasting changes in community conditions.
Tickets can be purchased at the Gatlinburg Spur Welcome Center located at 1011 Banner Rd, Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce offices or online at www.Gatlinburg.com/TASTE.
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