The National Muskadine Festival

If you are traveling through east Tennessee this time of year there are so many things to do and places to visit. Sweetwater is one you shouldn’t miss. It is a small, friendly town that has some of the best festivals and the amazing Sweetwater Cheese company. They are a small, local business that makes some of the best cheese you will ever eat. When you enter the building head to the tasting area. You can try many different flavors of their cheese before you buy and I guarantee you will take some with you!

Before or after the cheese store you can enjoy the Muskadine festival.

Muscadines are grapes, which are valued for fruit, wine, shade, and fall color; they’re among the few ornamental vines with bold, textured foliage; colorful edible fruit; and a dominant trunk and branch pattern for winter interest.

While there you have to stop by our friends SmokinF booth for some amazing BBQ! Their first competition was a winning one. The BBQ competition was at Freedom Fest in Montgomery, Texas in 2014 as Merica Smokers. That weekend, they took home the title of Grand Champion. I have to say that one of my favorite dishes is their peach baked beans!

If you missed this years BBQ competition try to visit next year to cheer on the competitors and eat great food.

Have you been to a fun festival this year? Where was it?

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