Taste of Autumn


September 14, 2017




Gatlinburg Convention Center


Gatlinburg, TN 37738


Toll Free: 800-568-4748

Gatlinburg’s Annual Taste of Autumn takes center stage on tradition September 14, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00pm at the Gatlinburg Convention Center.

Gatlinburg celebrates the beginning of the fall season with an evening filled with delicious signature dishes from area restaurants and top-notch entertainment at the 20th Annual Taste of Autumn on Thursday, September 14 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This year, entertainment for Taste of Autumn will begin with the lively bluegrass band Cannon Creek and then conclude with one of Nashville’s most original comedians, the multi-talented Jimmy Travis.

Travis’s lighthearted and melody-infused comedy has been performed in every state across America and featured alongside some of the biggest names in show business. Heralded as a “modern day Will Rogers” by the Las Vegas Sun, Jimmy Travis’s spontaneous sense of humor and relatability has made him an entertainment favorite amongst his Fortune 500 clients and earned him the acclaimed Jimmy Durante Award.

Over the years, proceeds from Taste of Autumn have successfully raised more than $175,000 in support of United Way and their sponsorship of community programs for Sevier County residents.

“Our partnership with United Way of Sevier County is 18 years strong and we are honored to support their mission in this fun and creative way,” said Mark Adams, CEO, Gatlinburg Convention and Visitors Bureau.  “The years have allowed us to create a favorite community fundraiser that people of all ages and food affinities can enjoy.”

Nearly two dozen area restaurants, eateries and beverage partners will provide samples of their best fare for unlimited tasting.  Participating partners include:  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, Pepsi Cola Company, 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, The Park Vista – a DoubleTree by Hilton, Dick’s Last Resort, and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

Taste of Autumn will be held in the Tennessee Ballroom at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Tickets are $30, and children 5 and under are free. A reserved table for a party of 10 is available for $300. A corporate VIP package for a party of 10 is available for $500 and includes priority seating, meet and greet with the talent and wine on the table. The Hilton Garden Inn is offering special room packages for out of town attendees who wish to incorporate a weekend getaway. Call (865) 436-0048 to make reservations. A portion of proceeds will benefit United Way of Sevier County, an organization focused on partnering with community members and creating lasting changes in community conditions.

Tickets can be purchased at the door tonight. Hope to see you there!

Looking for a special event or festival? Gatlinburg is the place to be. Whether you’re looking for arts and crafts shows, special concerts, food festivals, or holiday parades, Gatlinburg hosts a wide range of events in every season. Come join us for exciting celebrations throughout the year!