8 Appetizing Tennessee Food Festivals to Visit This Fall

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There’s no doubt about it – Tennesseans love to eat. With tons of tasty options to indulge in across the state – from apples to wine to barbecue – fall is the perfect time to celebrate the Volunteer State’s culinary offerings. And what better way than with a festival? Check out 8 mouthwatering Tennessee food festivals happening this fall:

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Cowpea Festival

Photo courtesy of International Cowpea Festival and Cook-Off

International Cowpea Festival & Cook-off

Sept. 14, 2019, Charleston

In the early 20th century, the East Tennessee city of Charleston was known as the cowpea capital of the U.S. The town celebrates its connection with cowpeas (also known as black-eyed peas) with an annual festival featuring professional chefs cooking appetizers, entrees and more using cowpeas. Find more information at cowpeafestival.com.

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  1. Shirley Frazier

    August 29, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    This is a great event. We are looking forward to it.

  2. Barbara Knicely

    September 13, 2019 at 6:14 am

    Not just the food is great. They have homemade craft vendors and lots of things to do with the family. Good music too.

  3. Lucy

    January 27, 2020 at 9:03 am

    Im more than convinced to join the next time I’ll visit Tennessee. Im salivating!

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