Gatlinburg Rib Fest

Gatlinburg, TN – Some people believe that to truly understand a town and its people you need to dig deep into their appetites and sample the local cuisine; you better be hungry because the folks of Gatlinburg,TN love to eat!

This Thursday, April 22nd 2010 the annual Ribfest and Wings will be held on the Parkway from 5PM-9PM. Enjoy the atmosphere of a street festival as you stroll from booth to booth sampling the best ribs and wings that Gatlinburg has to offer while listening to live music that represents different musicians local to the area like the Beat Daddys and Soulfinger.

There is something for everyone in the family at this fun event; ice cream stands for the kids including an ice cream contest (the Vermonster Eating Contest sponsored by Ben and Jerry’s), children’s activities and wing eating contests.

Oh, did I catch your attention there? Are you the wing-eating champion of 1987? Then prepare to meet your match! Sponsored by All Sauced Up there will be several contests that feature wings prepared in sauces like Fire Pit Hell, Next Day Disaster, Blazing Bomb and so much more; what is your pre-challenge strategy?

Watch as the judges pick their favorites from among the vendors in seven categories and don’t forget to cast a ballot in the People’s Choice Awards. All of this is available with the purchase of a $12 wristband ($5 for kids) at the event. Curious who will be attending this year? Take a sneak peak at the list below: ΓÇó Bubba Gump Shrimp Company ΓÇó Corky’s BBQ ΓÇó Gatlinburg Fire Department ΓÇó Hogg’s and Honey’s Saloon and Grill ΓÇó McCutchan’s Brass Grill ΓÇó Texas Roadhouse ΓÇó And so many more!

A portion of this year’s proceeds will go to benefit the Gatlinburg Hospitality Association’s educational scholarship fund. This is one of the busiest events of the year; you won’t want to miss it! Located between Traffic Light 6 and the Riverside Motor Lodge/Reagan Terrace Mall it is a short drive from the beautiful Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals cabins of Elk Springs Resort. For any questions on directions or parking, feel free to contact us, we hope you enjoy the Ribfest!