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Bacon at the Bear

Original Artwork by Amy Campbell

Bacon at the Bear 2022

This fun, Appalachian-style culinary event is set for Saturday, August 6 at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, where regional Appalachian Chefs will showcase Benton’s products in their dishes. Enjoy delicious dishes, beer tastings by Peaceful Side Social, and live music. Sponsor hospitality room opens at 5:00, and general admission begins at 6:00.


Each ticket includes two (2) complimentary beverages curated or house-crafted by Dancing Bear’s full-service bar. **ID REQUIRED AT CHECK-IN**


Parking will be available in the lower lot next to Apple Valley Mountain Village, and a shuttle will transport guests to and from the Bistro throughout the evening.


This unique event benefits New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center in our mission to restore hope to abused or traumatized children and their families. We hope you will join us to mingle and dine amidst the sprawling beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains, all in support of an organization that protects and facilitates healing for our community’s most vulnerable children.