Sugarlands MountainFest Coming to Gatlinburg this Fall

mountain festSugarlands Distilling Company is bringing music, spirits and outdoor competitions to the mountains of East Tennessee this fall with the inaugural Sugarlands MountainFest.

Sugarlands MountainFest, a spirited celebration of the great outdoors, will take place from September 29 to October 1. For three days, fans will gather to enjoy live musical performances, competitive races, outdoor competitions, craft cocktails, award-winning spirits and brews—all in breathtaking mountains of East Tennessee.

 “People have been coming here for generations, exploring the mountains in ways that renew their spirit,” said festival director Brent Thompson. “We’re producing Sugarlands MountainFest to celebrate life outside in one of the world’s most visited natural destinations.”

 The Tennessee Whiskey Experience will precede the festival on September 28. Distillers from across Tennessee will offer samples of their craft whiskey & spirited cocktails.

 From Friday to Sunday, more than 30 bands from across the country are scheduled to play during the inaugural festival, including Mandolin Orange, Elephant Revival, Driftwood, Yarn and Whiskey Shivers.  The live musical performances will be accented by races and outdoor competitions.

 Running enthusiasts will be invited to participate in any of three scheduled foot races, including an uphill 5k. Cyclists will have a chance to participate in the “Tour De Smokies” DreamRide to benefit Dreambikes. Riders will travel through the national park’s famed “Spur,” then pedal their way over the hills of East Tennessee back to the Sugarlands MountainFest.

 Fishing enthusiasts can compete in the Trout Unlimited (Great Smoky Mountain Chapter) One-Fly Tournament in the mountains streams around Gatlinburg, Tenn.

 Sugarlands MountainFest is sure to have something for the whole family to enjoy, including the world-class attractions and shopping of downtown Gatlinburg, Tenn.

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