This year at Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass, enjoy old favorites and a few new activities too!

Pig Passports

This year, pick up a Pig Passport at the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass Event Information Tent. Visit at least 25 of the craft vendor and sponsor booths and submit your Pig Passport for a chance to win $100!

Historical Walking Tours & the Sevier County Heritage Museum

Guided historical walking tours of downtown Sevierville will take place during Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass, sponsored by Answer Quick. Join Sevier County historian Carroll McMahan for a stroll along the familiar streets of downtown Sevierville he entertains you with longstanding legends and comical anecdotes, as well as indubitable chronicles about Tennessee’s eighth oldest city and its colorful inhabitants.

Participants will hear intriguing tales about downtown Sevierville’s past and how the county seat has been transformed through its 124-year history by scores of floods and fires.

Times: Tours will be conducted on Friday, May 17 at 6pm and Saturday, May 18 at 10am, 2pm and 4pm. Anyone interested in participating should gather in front of the Sevier County Heritage Museum at 167 Bruce Street ten minutes prior to departure time. For additional information, call 865-453-6411.

Always wanted to explore more of Sevierville’s interesting heritage? The Sevier County Heritage Museum will be open during Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass and provides a great opportunity to discover the interesting, quirky and unbelievable aspects of our county’s past.

People’s Choice Tasting Contest

Pick your line – the Red Line or the Gold Line – and get in on the tastiest competition in the Smokies. Patrons choose the line they want to sample from when purchasing their color-coded tickets. Sample the que, vote for your favorite and pull for your team to win!

Guests can purchase tickets at the Bloomin’ BBQ & Bluegrass information tent for only $10. Tickets are limited. The People’s Choice Tasting Contest presented by Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud takes place between 2:30pm and 3:30pm on Saturday, May 18.

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