The Townsend Grains and Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub. We have created a unique opportunity for you to experience our thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.

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The Townsend Grains and Grits Festival provides an intimate sampling event, offering something for consumers, foodies, bartenders and spirit professionals alike.

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There will be plenty to offer, form live entertainment guaranteed to get you moving, savory bites and sweet treats from local restaurants and food purveyors and a vast selection of sample craft spirits from regional legends.

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