The Seventh Annual Taste of Anderson County will be at Jackson Square on Saturday, September 19, and it will feature food and local musicians.
Visitors will be able to enjoy a sampling of food from some of Anderson County’s best restaurants, which will showcase their fare in small, taste-sized portions, a press release said.
“This event is a great opportunity for local restaurants to share some of their favorite dishes, while proceeds will benefit the United Way of Anderson County and the Free Medical Clinic,” the release said.
“Tastes” from each vendor will be priced from $1 to $4 per item. Tickets will be available to purchase for $1 at entrances to the event. Attendees may buy as many tickets as they like; in addition, beer and wine will be available for sale.
New this year is the first annual “King of the Wing,” a chicken wing competition open to both individuals and businesses. Entries may be fried, smoked, or grilled—the only rules are that the wings are prepared, seasoned, and cooked from scratch using no pre-made spice rubs or sauces.
Also, there will be tastings of locally made beers, wine, and moonshine. These tastings will be open for voting, and at the end of the night, a winner will be announced in each category.
The evening’s entertainment will start at 4 p.m. and continue until 9 p.m.
The United Way of Anderson County provides funding, training, and technical assistance to more than 33 nonprofit agencies in Anderson County. The Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge serves residents of Anderson, Morgan, and Roane counties who do not have health insurance and can’t afford to pay for care.
Follow the Taste of Anderson County Facebook event page for updates. For more information or to sign up as a vendor, call (865) 483-8431 or email Zina Rutherford at [email protected].
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