Cornbread + moonshine + music — what more could a Southern heart want? The Tennessee Whiskey Trail and Historic Granville, Tennessee invite you to join them at the 4th annual Granville Cornbread & Moonshine Festival on June 13, 2020. Visitors can enjoy a full day of live music, cornbread contests, Tennessee Whiskey Trail spirits samplings, moonshine storytelling, craftsmen demonstrations, live musical performances, and more. The festival will take place in Pioneer Village from noon to 4 p.m.
Tennessee Whiskey Trail Tasting Area
Tennessee Whiskey Trail members make some of the world’s best moonshine, but did you know that they also produce other spirits, such as rum, gin, and vodka? All these spirits and more can be yours for the tasting for just $5 at the festival! Participating Trail distilleries include Short Mountain Distillery, Old Smoky Distillery, Tennessee Legend, OId Forge Distillery, Old Glory Distillery, Old Tennessee Distillery, PostModern Spirits and Chattanooga Distillery who will be offering samples and selling merchandise and bottles of their spirits. Tickets for whiskey tasting are $5 (you must be at least 21 to enter the tasting area). Don’t forget to stop by the Whistle Stop Saloon to hear the story of legendary moonshiner Hop T. Lee and visit Pioneer Village for more storytelling of moonshining adventures.
Granville’s Annual Cornbread Cook-Off
Contest entries will be accepted between 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on June 13 at Pioneer Village. Contest categories include: traditional cornbread, non-traditional cornbread, cornbread and Tennessee spirits dish, Aunt B’s Hoe Cakes, and hushpuppies. Prizes will be awarded for first place, second place and third place in each category and all participants will receive a bag of Eller’s Grist Mill cornmeal and a free Cornbread & Moonshine t-shirt. Visit granvilletn.com/cornbreadfestival for full contest rules.
Cornbread Lane Lunch
Open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., enjoy a pioneer meal of pinto beans with ham, turnip greens, apples, cobbler, a beverage, and of course … your choice of fresh cornbread, all for $10! Taste hot water cornbread made with freshly ground meal and get the chance to sample contest entries too. Primitive cooking will be done in the Village, and they will be serving crackling cornbread just as they ate it in the old days!
Take a step back in time to see a real grist mill in operation with fresh cornmeal and grits for sale! Also enjoy traditional craftsmen demonstrations, such as authentic blacksmithing, broom-making, basket-weaving, cloth-weaving, and more
Grand Opening of Tennessee Mayberry Town
Before getting your fill of cornbread and ‘shine, stop by the grand opening of the Mayberryand I Love Lucy Museum, Mayberry Cruise In, Antique Car Show, and additional attractions in the historic city at 9:30 a.m. Enjoy live musical performances by LeRoy Mack McNees of The Country Boys at 11 a.m. and 6 p.m., Little Ricky of I Love Lucy Show at noon and 2 p.m., and Victors Band at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Who: Tennessee Whiskey Trail, Historic Granville
What: Annual Granville Cornbread & Moonshine Festival featuring spirits samplings, cornbread contests, moonshine storytelling, craftsmen demonstrations, live musical performances and more.
When: Saturday, June 13, Noon-4 p.m.
Where: Pioneer Village at 169 Clover Street Granville, TN 38564
Prices: General festival admission is $5 (children 6 and under are free); whiskey tasting admission is $5 (only ages 21 and older will be allowed to enter the tasting area); and a Cornbread Lane meal ticket is $10.
More Info: https://www.granvilletn.com