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TennesseeCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

Tennessee is a hot spot for great eating adventures with cuisine to speak to all of your senses. With great restaurants, fantastic food festivals, products made in Tennessee, or homegrown goodies fresh off the farm, you are sure to find a special place in your vacation for some Tennessee tastes. Sink your teeth into some down-home cooking with Tennessee classics like juicy barbecue, famous country hams, and flaky biscuits. Or treat yourself to our upscale or trendy urban eateries with international cuisine and creative twists on traditional southern cooking. Get your culinary groove on with the best in comfort food, from local favorites to satisfying soul food. Whether you are looking for the best breakfast to start your day, great diner food, or a relaxing, casual family dinner, a taste of Tennessee can help you make your vacation unforgettable.

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Depending on the season, some of the tours below might have sale prices too low to publish!

— Tennessee Cooking Schools —

Glass Bazaar
Knoxville 865-584-9072
Since 1970, we have been supplying distinctive gifts for the table and the gourmet kitchen from our store in Knoxville, Tennessee. We also offer a variety of cooking classes, which include recipes, instruction and samples of each meal prepared.
Julie’s Cooking Service
Murfreesboro 615-631-2252
Each class will focus on a specific topic such as chicken, beef, pork, sauces, appetizers, desserts, etc. We will cover different methods of preparing ahead, shopping tips, stocking your freezer, and recipes that are easy and wholesome. My hope is that you will leave with a renewed joy of cooking.
Mantia’s Cooking Classes
Memphis 901-762-8560
When it comes to fine food, whether you like to eat it, cook it, or just talk about it, Mantia's is the place for you! While we will only schedule a few classes through August, it is our plan to fill up our cooking class schedule for the fall.
River Oaks Restaurant
Memphis 901-683-9305
River Oaks is modern French-American bistro where the traditions of French cuisine meet the flavors of the American market. You can watch the chef in action while he prepares your meal in the kitchen with our white tablecloth covered “Chef's Table.”

Taste What's Happening!

Annual Tomato Festival

Ripley
7/10/2015 - 7/11/2015
Live Music, Tomato Contest, Tomato Tasting, 5-K Run, Pageant and Tomato Farmer of the Year.

Grainger County Tomato Festival

Rutledge
7/24/2015 - 7/26/2015
Tomato and produce sales, three stages of entertainment, tractor show, living history area, art, children's activities and Tomato Wars.

Music City Brewer's Fest

Nashville
7/25/2015
Samples from the best local, regional, national, and import breweries in the world.

Toast Of Jackson, A Festival Of Fine Wine & Art

Jackson
7/25/2015
A celebration of local and regional wineries.

Music City Festival & BBQ Championship

Nashville
8/21/2015 - 8/22/2015
Over 100 BBQ cook teams competing in a TN State Champion event sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network and the KC BBQ Society.

Southern Brewers Festival

Chattanooga
8/22/2015
Microbrewers from across the country present over 30 ales & lagers, including live music and plenty of food.

Tennessee Soybean Festival

Martin
9/5/2015 - 9/12/2015
Big Bean and Service Awards, BBQ Cookoff and Live Entertainment.

Wine on the River World Tour

Nashville
9/12/2015
Held on the beautiful Shelby Street Pedestrian Bridge, the perfect place with breathtaking views overlooking downtown Nashville.

International Cowpea Festival & Cookoff

Charleston
9/12/2015
Cook-off focusing on cowpea recipes, marketplace with arts & crafts, produce and other local items, entertainment, food vendors and a heritage area.

Music City Food + Wine Festival

Nashville
9/19/2015 - 9/20/2015
Indulge in hundreds of artisanal food, wine, beer, and spirits purveyors.

Southern Artisan Cheese Festival

Nashville
9/26/2015
Where else can you sample 75+ handcrafted cheeses and meet the good folks who make 'em?

Cumberland Homesteads Apple Festival

Crossville
9/26/2015 - 9/27/2015
Everything Apple with fried apple pies, cold cider, apples by the bag or by the bushel, and a variety of baked goods and treats featuring apples.

Best Memphis Burger Fest

Memphis
10/3/2015
Best Memphis Burger Fest is Memphis' biggest and best in eating and cooking competitions. Live music.

Wine Over Water

Chattanooga
10/3/2015
Tennessee's premier wine tasting festival, with all proceeds benefiting Cornerstones for Historic Preservation in Chattanooga.

National Banana Pudding Festival

Centerville
10/3/2015 - 10/4/2015
National Banana Pudding Cook-Off & Auction. Lots of really good Southern comfort food Come taste the sweetness!

Celebrate Nashville Cultural Festival

Nashville
10/3/2015
A variety of dance & music performance, authentic food & exotic tastes from around the world, marketplace, and so much more!

Nashville Whiskey Festival

Nashville
10/9/2015 - 10/11/2015
Never before has an event incorporated so many of the country's distillers, creators, experts and influences in the whiskey world all in one place.

Crossville Oktoberfest

Crossville
10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
Great German food & beverages & great German polka bands. Rated one of the most authentic Oktoberfests in the area.

Annual Goats Music & More Festival

Lewisburg
10/9/2015 - 10/10/2015
Musical entertainment, goat shows that celebrate fainting and Boer goats, sanctioned BBQ, food of every description, arts & crafts and more

Brewsboro Festival

Murfreesboro
10/10/2015
Sample brews from local, regional, national, and imported breweries and enjoy food from Murfreesboro and Nashville's best restaurants.
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