Arts and Entertainment

April 17, 2008

Cornbread Festival cooking

SOUTH PITTSBURGH, Tenn. — The 12th annual National Cornbread Festival will be held on April 26 and 27, 2008 in historic downtown South Pittsburg. Rhythm and Blues band Love, Peace and Happiness perform on Friday evening April 25 at 7 p.m. CST for the Street Dance kickoff with a fireworks display to follow. Nationally acclaimed Gospel group Ernie Dawson and Heirline perform on Sunday to close out the festival.

On Saturday, a 5K sanctioned road race and one mile Fun Run commence a weekend filled with arts and crafts, children’s activities, Cornbread Alley, a carnival midway, balloon rides and trolley tours of historic South Pittsburg, and tours of Lodge Cast Iron Manufacturing. The stages will be filled with musical entertainment from Rhonda Vincent and The Rage, Crescent Dragonwagon providing historical information on cornbread, Johnny Nix giving Dutch oven demonstrations, and the National Cornbread Cook-Off including the 4-H Youth Competition, Celebrity Cook-Off, and Martha White Championship finalists. Saturday will wind down with family entertainment provided by the Shane Thompson and Rendezvous with special guest Kevin Denny and a classic Car Cruise In.

Get up early Sunday and join us for a community Pancake Breakfast and Community Worship Service. Then it’s back to buttermilk chuggin’, cornbread tastin’ and ice cream eatin’. A touring Quilt Exhibit will also be on display. For more information visit

Come see what’s cookin’ in historic South Pittsburg, Tenn.

(423) 837-0022-P.O. Box 247~South Pittsburg, TN

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