Taste of Autumn: Another Year of Success

gatlinburg taste of autumn 2017 2Last Thursday evening marked another successful year for Taste of Autumn, the City of Gatlinburg’s annual fundraising event to benefit the United Way of Sevier County. The fundraiser was conceived 20 years ago, and this year’s turnout solidified the event’s continuing popularity as people from all across the USA and abroad came to enjoy the event.

Music and laughter filled Mills Auditorium as both the bluegrass band Cannon Creek and musician-comedian Jimmy Travis entertained the audience. Alongside the entertainment, this year especially saw the Mills Auditorium filled with outstanding fall decorations from participating restaurants, a commitment to presentation that was mirrored in the excellent cuisine. “Everyone did such a wonderful job,” says Tammy Bolt, Event Manager for the Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau, “The food and displays were impeccable.” This year the winner of the coveted Golden Spoon Award went to the Park Vista a DoubleTree by Hilton for their gourmet trout cakes.

Taste of Autumn was sponsored by Ben & Jerry’s, BJ’s BBQ, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co, Mill Bridge Winery (Hard Cider), Crust and Crumb Bakery, The Park Grill, The Fox & Parrot, Wine A Little Tapas Bar, Savannah Bee Company, Tennessee Homemade Wines, Delauder’s BBQ, Landshark Bar & Grill, Collier Convention & Catering, The Melting Pot, CiCi’s Pizza, Paula Deen Store, The Pepper Palace, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventure, Mellow Mushroom, Texas Roadhouse,The Park Vista – a DoubleTree by Hilton, and Foxfire Mountain Adventures with Wyile Cider.gatlinburg taste of autumn 2017 1