Cornbread Festival This Weekend in South Pittsburg

SOUTH PITTSBURG, Tenn. (WDEF)- The National Cornbread Festival returns to South Pittsburg this weekend.

It is the 26th edition of Marion County’s signature event as it debuted in 1996.

Attendees can watch performers such as Dillon Carmichael and the Kentucky Headhunters, hop on festival rides, and of course eat a lot of cornbread.

Amy Rodgers, the Marketing Coordinator for the festival said, “We have Cornbread Alley which is an additional 8 dollar charge once you get into the festival but you get a large plate of nine different recipes of cornbread, that’s my favorite part. You can go through the festival and sample cornbread fritters for free throughout the festival.”

Beth Duggar, the President of the festival said, “We have so many different volunteer groups giving their blood, sweat, and tears all weekend long, and then in return, depending on how the festival does, we offer a donation back to those groups.”

The festival kicks off Friday with the Street Dance, a party with live music throughout the town.

The bulk of it is Saturday and Sunday as gates open at 9 a.m.

Tickets are 10 dollars for one day and 15 dollars for the full weekend.

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