Bloomin’ BBQ and Bluegrass 2019

IMG_5651

This is the premier event for downtown Sevierville—and 2019 didn’t disappoint. There were crowds, great food, music, and a few storms. However, it looked bigger and better than last year. I am ‘limited’ when it comes to heat and crowds so I didn’t linger, but I did manage two quick visits and a few photos.

IMG_5677

I parked near Sevier County Bank and walked in the back way. In doing so, I passed several trailers that housed the cooking competitors. The signs and slogans were fun to view. Here are a few examples in collages.

IMG_5748 2

IMG_5742

IMG_5745

This is a local competitor based in Gatlinburg. It is family owned and operated. Must visit this summer!

IMG_5682

Another well known local competitor.

IMG_5691

IMG_5623

My other interest was the chalk art that would be happening on Bruce Street.

IMG_5695

IMG_5708

IMG_5705

IMG_5707

IMG_5699 2

I saw competitors carrying covered dishes to a secret location on Bruce Street.

IMG_5698

There was tight security for the competition. Would love to be a judge for that!

IMG_5711 2

There were all kinds of gift ideas.

IMG_5729 2

I really appreciated the Bush Beans company for the freebies. There were working hard both days handing out free individual servings of baked beans—perfect for barbecue.

IMG_5733 2

The company even let you take a photo with their mascot, Duke. What a good dog!

IMG_5736 2

Local businesses, like Courthouse Donuts, were open for extended hours during the event.

IMG_5720 2

There were several vendors, but this one has the largest sign and draws the longest lines.

IMG_5722 2

I got a brisket combo to go. It will last all weekend. So good! I will go back to them next year.

IMG_5725 2

That looks like enough sauce.

IMG_5715 2

Tents lined Court Avenue. I thought that all the vendors had good things to offer.

IMG_5726 2

Non-stop entertainment on the Bush stage.

IMG_5735 2

The Sevier County Courthouse had a crowd and non-stop entertainment as well.

IMG_5737 2A tip for next year: there was nice shade on the sidewalk across from the courthouse on Court Avenue. This would be a nice break or meet-up area out of the sun. If the dining tent were crowded then I spied a few shady steps here on which to sit.

Sorry that I didn’t get any people pictures—I am just not good in heat and crowds! However, these photos will give visitors a glimpse of what to enjoy next year. It is one of the best ways to be out and about in Sevierville. 

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s