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Townsend Grains & Grits Festival
November 4 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Townsend Grains & Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub. Come experience our thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.
2023 Event Schedule:
- 5:00pm: Parking Opens
- 6:00pm: Gates Open
- 7:00 – 8:30 pm: Entertainment Performance
- 9:00pm: Event Closes
Shuttles are provided for participating Townsend accommodations. The shuttle leaves the Townsend Visitor Center at 5:00 pm and makes stops at: Townsend River Breeze Inn, Townsend Gateway Inn, Talley Ho Inn, Little Arrow Resort, KOA Campground, Riverstone Lodge, Mountaineer Campground, Lazy Daze Campground, Riverstone Campground, Docks Motel, Cades Cove Jeep Outpost (Big Meadow Campground), Little River Campground, Dancing Bear Lodge, Tremont Resort & Lodge, Highland Manor, Best Western Cades Cove Inn
Please Note: You will need to walk to the road (signage will be placed) for pickup. Shuttles will not be going up to the accommodations. Last shuttle will be leaving the event at 9:30 pm. Please be at the designated spot before 9:30 pm.
Find participating restaurants and more information about this year’s event on the Grains & Grits website.
More information about the 2023 event will be posted as it becomes available.