Best food at the Sevier County Fair! Labor Day, 2016


I had heard this fact for a long time. I tried it and found it to be so a couple of years ago. But today, I stopped by for lunch after a golf game and the truth was completely obvious to me…

The. best. food. at. the. fair!


Walk into the Sevier County Fair and then take a right. Walk to the ‘tented’ dining area, then look there and you will find the best food at any fair in the U.S. It is the food from the First United Methodist Church of Sevierville. The picture above is the top seller: chicken and dumplings.


This may the the next runner up in popularity: soup beans and cornbread. My friend let me try a bite. So good and the dish stayed very hot for quite a while. Very hot!




Life is Good! Especially if you are lucky enough to eat at the FUMC food booth at the fair. Pastor Jeff says that it is made at the church then transported to the fair. Come to our church services to meet Pastor Jeff in person!


David Elrod is keeping things going in the back of the booth. He told me that the fair booth actually started decades ago at the old fair grounds, near our current middle school. Can you imagine it where the football field is now? Ladies made the chicken and dumplings back then, and they are still popular to this day.


Gina Davis and her family keeping things moving smoothly in the kitchen and the front of the booth.

You can order grilled burgers or hot dogs.

I ordered barbecue, cole slaw, and a drink. Only $5 !


Pastor Jeff highly recommends the soup beans, cornbread, and chicken and dumplings. Now, let’s get to what is really fabulous…



This is the best pie that I have ever had in my life…

Million Dollar Pie!


A tropical dream of coconut, pineapple, whipped cream, nuts…divine!

Proceeds from the fair booth go to the church youth and mission trips.



FUMC youth members working on Monday, Labor Day 2016.


It is a group effort every year, but with amazing results. I enjoy sitting at the counter which has built in benches. So cool and enjoyable!


Girl Scouts love the food too! Bring your family to the fair and enjoy the best food that can be found in the U.S. And come visit us on Sundays at the First United Methodist Church in Sevierville, Tennessee!

I think that I need to visit the fair again this week just to have dinner again at the food booth by the First Methodist Church of Sevierville. And the wonderful Million Dollar Pie! Save me a seat at the counter!

One thing is for sure, with the fair in town this week, Sevier County will be out and about in Sevierville…


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