One of the highlights of the Harvest Festival is Gatlinburg’s Sixth Annual Taste of Autumn that takes place from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25 at Mills Auditorium.
“People especially enjoy the Taste of Autumn,” said George Hawkins, Special Events Manager for the City of Gatlinburg. “It’s a culinary event featuring all of the menu favorites from 27 of our finest area restaurants. Each year, we hold a silent auction to raise money for the United Way of Sevier County and people love to bid on the items because they know the proceeds are going to a good cause. Performer Louise Mandrell will make a special guest appearance at Taste of Autumn,” Hawkins said, “and will also
donate one of her costumes from the Louise Mandrell Theatre to the live auction for this worthy cause. So if you love good food in a festive atmosphere with live entertainment and lots of interesting items to bid on, Taste of Autumn is the event to mark on your calendar,” Hawkins added.
Taste of Autumn tickets are $20 and all proceeds go to benefit United Way of Sevier County.
The following restaurants are participating in Taste of Autumn: Blaine’s Grill & Bar, No Way Jose’s, Hard Rock Cafe, Hogs and Honey, The Park Grill, The Peddler, The Veranda, Damon’s, Howard’s Steakhouse, Best Italian, River Terrace, Charles Richard Resources, The Winery, The Outback, Calhoun’s, The Cherokee Grill, Smoky Mountain Brewery, Panera Bread, Fermata Cafe, La Carretta, Hungry Bear Bistro, Fox and Parrot Tavern, Crawdaddy’s, Texas Roadhouse, Burning Bush, Brass Lantern, Lineberger’s, Old Mill Restaurant and Old Mill Bakery.
About United Way
United Way of Sevier County supports the health and human service programs of 24 local nonprofit agencies. United Way supports these agencies by allocating funds collected during their yearly campaign. United Way is a local organization that disburses donations back to the local community. The campaign goal for this year is $600,000. November 8th a benefit auction will be held at the Seymour Business Park. Donations are now being accepted and can be made at the Herald offices.