We’re Spilling The Beans About This New Gatlinburg Event in May

Do you like beans and cornbread? This classic dish is a Smoky Mountain tradition that always leaves you feeling warm and satisfied. If you’ve never enjoyed this Appalachian speciality, now’s your chance! In May, the Smokies will host the first ever Gatlinburg Beans ‘n Cornbread Blast. With games, music, and heaping servings of the area’s signature dish, this brand new festival is a can’t miss Gatlinburg event.

(See Related: Free Music and Entertainment Returns to Gatlinburg This Spring)

When and Where

The Gatlinburg Beans ‘n Cornbread Blast will take place on May 8, 2014 from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. All of the fun will happen along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg.

Acorn Cabins Rentals is just minutes minutes away from the Beans ‘n Cornbread Blast. When you stay at our River Dream cabin, you’ll be able to walk downtown right from your vacation rental! There is nothing better than leaving your car behind and avoiding all of the stress that comes with downtown traffic and parking.

The Great Bean Cook-off

The menu for this festival isn’t hard to guess! There will be beans, cornbread, and lots of it. Local vendors will serve up bowl after bowl of this tasty dish as they compete for the coveted title of “Best Beans in the Smokies”. Everyone who attends the event is also a judge, so be sure to cast your vote for the recipe that really knocks your socks off.

Fun and Games

As you enjoy your food, you will be serenaded by one of the area’s best bluegrass bands. This high energy Appalachian music is the perfect addition to a day of springtime fun in the Smokies.

The Beans ‘n Cornbread Blast will also feature a friendly Corn Hole Tournament. Start practicing your bean bag tossing now, so you can impress your friends and family when the big competition comes around. Proceeds for the tournament will benefit the local Humane Society.


If you plan on sampling all of the mouthwatering recipes at the Beans ‘n Cornbread Blast, you can order tickets online at the official event website. Tasting passes are $15.

Where to Stay

Acorn Cabin Rentals is right around the corner from this all new Gatlinburg event in May! With breathtaking mountain views, bubbly jacuzzi tubs, and fully furnished kitchens our cabins have everything you need for an unforgettable vacation. Visit our Gatlinburg Cabins page to find the perfect place to stay for your next trip to the Smokies, or give our vacation specialists a call at 1-800-953-5655!