National Cornbread Festival

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The National Cornbread Festival is a celebration of cornbread and cornbread-related activities. The festival is held in South Pittsburg, Tennessee every year during the last full weekend in April. Among the attractions featured at the National Cornbread Festival are:

  • The Cornbread Cookoff
  • The Cornbread Eating Competition
  • The Cornbread 5k Race
  • Cornbread Alley (a sampling of various cornbread recipes from local organizations)
  • Arts and Crafts from area vendors
  • Tours of the Lodge Cast Iron Skillet Foundry
  • Tours of historic South Pittsburg
  • The Cornbread Classic Car Cruise-In
  • Live music from performers including perennial favorite, Rhonda Vincent

In the year 2000 the National Cornbread Festival was selected as one of the top 100 events in North America by the American Bus Association.

2007 National Cornbread Competition winners[edit]

  • Cornbread Eating Competition

Matthew Tichenor of Birmingham, AL

Chad Campbell of Florence, AL

  • Buttermilk Chug

Nicholas Harris of Huntsville, AL


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Coordinates: 35°00′46″N 85°42′15″W / 35.0127°N 85.7042°W / 35.0127; -85.7042