Bloomin Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival

Bloomin Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival

Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival

Sevierville, Tennessee

Enjoying deliciously grilled food is an essential festival experience and if you’re looking for the most intoxicating combination of barbeque and bluegrass then you need to come to Sevierville, Tennessee on May 20 & 21, 2011 for its annual Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival.

Family-Friendly Entertainment

Besides the best barbeque dishes and bluegrass music, the festival also provides a wide-range of activities designed to provide entertainment for all ages.

Free Admission

You read it right. It’s completely free to attend the event although inside, you will be charged for food and drinks. There are also fees for registering for some of the festival activities such as face painting.


The annual Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass Cook-Off is an event that people look forward to as much as the performances of popular bluegrass bands. As the cook-off is also sanctioned as a state championship competition, there is much at stake for the various participating barbeque cook teams that hail from different parts of the United States.

A Waste-Free Event

The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce is fully committed to making the festival a green-friendly event. In partnership with Sevier Solid Waste, one of the world’s leading compost facilities, the Bloomin Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival will be recycling or composting food wastes, aluminum cans, plastics, and cardboard materials used in the event as well as encourage participants and vendors to use Styrofoam for food packaging.

Mountain Soul Vocal Competition

For those unaware, Sevierville, Tennessee is also the hometown of the legendary country music artist Dolly Parton. The petite powerhouse act had composed more than 3,000 songs throughout her career and in tribute to her vast contributions to the music industry, the Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass Festival has dedicated its 6th annual vocal competition to Parton by requiring participants to perform any Dolly Parton song in his or her own style.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

theresa redden February 17, 2011 at 3:38 pm

love to eat and grin!! when their pickin– heard steeldrivers replaced singer—- bad-mistake!! i loved his voice- they better get him back!!

Flatpicker February 19, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Thanks for the comment Theresa!

Kelley Mindrup February 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

Would like updates on the festival as they become available.

Thank you, Kelley Mindrup

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