It’s time get baking with the 20th annual National Cornbread Festival
South Pittsburg welcomes the National Cornbread Festival every year for a weekend of music, games, arts & crafts, but most importantly, cornbread. This Saturday, the festival begins with admission being only $5 at the gate; you just have to bring an empty stomach.
The festival began in ’96 with citizens pondering about the future of South Pittsburg. Only thirty minutes from Chattanooga, the small town food was the main attraction to those from around the nation.
By incorporating the local cast iron cookware maker, Lodge Manufacturing, South Pittsburg created the National Cornbread Festival. In return, they have raised funds for local schools, athletic groups, churches, libraries, and landscaped streets.
When you arrive at the scene, turn down Cornbread Alley. an alley filled with nine different flavors of cornbread including sweet potato cornbread, blueberry cornbread, and cheesy chicken cornbread poppers.
What tops off the festival are the Cornbread Cook-offs. Contestants around the nation compete but only five are selected to have their original main dish cornbread recipe presented to the judges. Check it out to see who’ll win this year’s $5000 prize.
Most Southerners enjoy cornbread, but why not enjoy it with thousands of others? South Pittsburg’s National Cornbread Festival is the place to gather and do just that.
National Cornbread Festival
Saturday & Sunday, 9 a.m.
221 S. Cedar Ave.