A FolkFest Appalachian Dining Experience - Eventeny

A FolkFest Appalachian Dining Experience

event Aug 11 7:00 pm - Aug 11 10:00 pm
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Colwyn Ave, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee 37724, United States
Hosted by Guardians of the Gap

Aug 11 7:00 pm - Aug 11 10:00 pm
(GMT-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Colwyn Ave, Cumberland Gap, Tennessee 37724, United States

The FolkFest Appalachian Dining Experience in Cumberland Gap, TN is a local fundraising event for The Guardians of the Gap, the community’s not-for-profit organization which serves to preserve, protect, and promote the region of Cumberland Gap, TN. Imagine 100+ guests sitting together at one long harvest table that runs a full city block on Colwyn Avenue, all enjoying the unique, intimate experience created by family-style dining, and a table where food is served on large platters meant for sharing, rather than as individual plates, just like you might at home in your dining room. The table showcases local growers, traditional place-settings, and takeaways to commemorate the evening. This dinner strives to bring to life Appalachian foodway's past, present, and future, combined with the importance of gathering together and how food ties into the region. An immersive experience highlighting folk music, storytelling, demonstrations, and visions of the future of Appalachia. Admission - $125/person Age: 21+

Parking instructions
Along any open public street, or the parking lot across from the Gap Creek Coffee House.

Health & safety guidelines
This is an outdoor event

Chef Travis Milton, Executive Chef, Hickory at Nicewonder Farm & Vineyards
We are honored to welcome Chef Travis Milton as a guest chef to the Appalachian Dining Experience in Cumberland Gap, TN! Travis Milton didn't set out to be an evangelist for Appalachian cuisine, and he seems borderline surprised that he's ended up making a name for himself as a chef. But if you get to chatting with him for just a minute or two, it makes all the sense in the... + More
Bill Landry
Bill Landry has realized a lifetime performing, educating, and entertaining. He’s among the lucky few whose vocation became his avocation. He holds two Emmy-Awards for Directing some of over 1900 TV episodes, an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from Lincoln Memorial University, Educator of the Year Award from Carson Newman University, and served on the Tennessee Historical... + More
Chef Nic Jones, Newly appointed Executive Chef at Summers Roof & Cellar
We are honored to have Nic Jones join the Appalachian Dining Experience as a guest chef! Chef Nic Jones attended Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Los Angeles (2001) and the Accelerated Wine and Beverage Program (AWBP) at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone (2012). Shortly after that, he attained his Certified Sommelier credentials through the Court of Master Sommeliers... + More
Anne Shelby
Anne Shelby is an American writer and storyteller, and we are honored to have her join us during the Appalachian Dining Experience. She has worked for the Appalachian Writers Workshop, the School for the Creative and Performing Arts in Lexington, KY, and for the gifted program at the University of Kentucky, Lexington. Three of Shelby's books have received starred reviews from... + More
Hillfolk Appalachian Herb Shop
The Appalachian Dining Experience is thrilled to be partnering and working together with Sam and Chelsea from Cumberland Gap's Hillfolk! Hillfolk is a space for celebrating the diverse plant life in our region, and honoring the hands that worked with them before us. Appalachian Herb shop - Our bulk herbs come from our land in Speedwell, TN or sourced regionally by small-scale... + More
Angelo's in the Gap
We are grateful for the partnership with Kevin Larew. As the owner of Angelo's in the Gap, Kevin is invested in seeing the community around him thrive. He and his crew will be collaborating with Chef Travis Milton and Chef Nic Jones on ways to make the dinner experience one to remember for each guest.
The Olde Church Events Center
Tammy Linn has an eye for beauty, both relevant and timeless. She brings her décor expertise to tie in visual elements for the dinner to maximize overall impact from the moment guests arrive.


Price: $125
General Public Ticket Sales
$125.00 / each
+$8.17 FEES

Hosted by Guardians of the Gap

Joined Eventeny in April 2022
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Welcome to the home of the Guardians of the Gap! We are a 501c3 organization dedicated to preserving, protecting, and promoting the historic town and region of Cumberland Gap. Come join us. Be a Guardian of the Gap!