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Vittles and Fiddles Weekend

August 2nd, 2019 - August 4th, 2019

A 3-Day Appalachian Experience

Tickets are available for all 3-days with weekend accommodations, or daily passes for each event separately. We hope you'll join us for an amazing display of Appalachian cuisine, community & culture!


We offer a discounted rate for Townsend, TN locals through our Locals Only package! Not local? No problem! get 10% off by purchasing the Weekender Package.

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Friday, August 2nd


On Friday evening, join us in an evening true to pioneer culture. Experience an authentic Summer lamb roast and square dance, set to the tune of the Sleepy-Eyed John 5-piece Appalachian String Band and award-winning caller Leo Collins!

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Saturday, August 3rd


Presented by New Hope: Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center

Join us Saturday for the legendary 'Bacon at the Bear', featuring thirteen of the best regional chefs cooking their own personal dishes to benefit New Hope Children’s Advocacy Center. Enjoy eight culinary stations, each incorporating Benton’s Bacon and a common theme steeped in the roots of Appalachia.

Artisan and farmer's exhibits on The Lawn. Each ticket includes a bourbon or wine tasting session, presented by Knoxville Beverage. Annual silent auction to benefit New Hope. Live music by Humble Bob & the Engineers.

Meet the Chefs

Ashley Capps of Buxton Hall BBQ, Mike & Amy Costello of Lost Creek Farm, Travis Milton - Milton's at the Western Front, Shovel & Pick, & Simply Grand, Ryan Kline of Zambra & Catherine Kline, Kent Graham - Chef, Pit Master, Consultant, Chris Huerta of Old Edwards Inn, Erik Hoover of Cockeye BBQ, Renee Merritt of The Cork & Cleaver Gastropub, Alex Gass of The Walnut Kitchen, and Shelley Cooper of Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

Learn More About the Chefs

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About New Hope, Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center

New Hope – Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center is a friendly, safe place for child victims of sexual and physical abuse. The Center is designed to be the “child’s office,” where multiple agencies and professionals convene to coordinate and deliver services in one place so the child only tells their story one time.

DONATE NOW — Support the kids and receive a Petite Appalachian Lunchable from Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro.

Sunday, August 4th


Enjoy al fresco dining at our famous Appalachian Sunday Brunch, showcasing our wildly popular Brunch favorites, bottomless mimosas and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar.

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