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dumplin valley bluegrass festival 2023

bluegrass festival goers say Feed me Som'more


What did our beloved food trucks feed dumplin valley in 2023?

At the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival, the food scene is set to be as vibrant as the music. Wacky Tacky Tacos, Knox Bun, Jeff’s Bluegrass Bistro, Queener's Wings Cuisine, and Toby’s Kettle Cor provided a delicious experience for festival-goers. Whether you were in the mood for inventive tacos, a multi-faceted burger experience, or good old home cooked turkey and gravy these chefs had you covered. Can’t wait to see what they come up with in 2024!


Wacky Tacky Tacos from Sevierville, TN, has taken the elevated taco scene by storm with its unique take on American influenced Tex-Mex cuisine. From mouthwatering tacos to delectable burritos, every dish is a testament to their commitment to quality and creativity.



Wacky Tacky Tacos is renowned for its diverse menu that caters to all palates. Whether you're a fan of classic carne asada or prefer adventurous options like the pineapple-lime shrimp tacos, there's something to tantalize every taste bud. The careful balance of spices and the use of fresh, locally-sourced ingredients elevate each dish to a culinary masterpiece


Behind the scenes, Wacky Tacky Tacos boasts a team of skilled chefs who are passionate about their craft. They approach taco making as an art form, combining traditional techniques with innovative twists. This dedication to their craft shines through in every bite, making each visit to Wacky Tacky Tacos a memorable experience.


Wacky Tacky Tacos has become a staple at the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival. This fusion of delectable cuisine and vibrant music creates an atmosphere that's nothing short of magical. The festival-goers are treated not only to exceptional food but also to an experience that engages all the senses.


Top Bun Food Truck took to the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival like big guy to a mandolin, offering a unique “Top Gun”-themed sandwich experience. Their motto, "Keep It Simple and Scrumptious (KISS)," was evident in every bite. The menu was deliberately concise, emphasizing top-quality ingredients to let the flavors shine.



Classics like the "Maverick Melt" and "Goose's Grub" paid homage to beloved comfort foods, reinvented with a fresh twist. The experience at Top Bun went beyond great ingredients. Each sandwich was crafted with precision and served with warm hospitality, making it an event in itself.


For those looking to embark on a flavor-filled adventure, Top Bun Food Truck in Knoxville was a favored destination. With their Maverick approach, they left a lasting impression, guaranteeing that visitors would return for another taste of their unique culinary magic.


Jeff’s Bluegrass Bistro


Pot Roast and Taters
Jeff’s Bluegrass Bistro

Jeff's Bluegrass Bistro made its debut at Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival, leaving festival-goers in awe of its home-cooked delights. From succulent turkey and rich gravy to rich pot roast and mashed potatoes, each dish exuded warmth and comfort.


Behind it all was the culinary maestro, Big Jeff, infusing every dish with expertise and passion. Jeff's Bluegrass Bistro marked a milestone, becoming the first provider to grace Wednesday night in years, adding an extra layer of excitement. The portions were not only generous but also filled with robust, comforting flavors.


Every bite at Jeff's Bluegrass Bistro was a sensory feast, from the tender meats to the creamy potatoes and delightful desserts, especially the ice cream. Affordable prices and warm, efficient service further enhanced the experience, ensuring every guest left with a satisfied smile.


For me and I think for everyone that tried them, Jeff's Bluegrass Bistro was a standout star at Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival, offering a spread of comforting delights that left a lasting impression. For those craving home-cooked goodness, this bistro was the ultimate destination.



On Thursday night at Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival, you couldn't miss out on Queeners Wings & Cuisine. They were all about classic festival grub - hot wings, hot dogs, and wraps.


Their hot wings packed a flavorful punch, just the right kick for the lively festival vibe. The hot dogs and wraps were top-notch, showing off some serious kitchen skills. Queeners made Thursday night at Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival even better. The smell of wings sizzling and the satisfying bite of their hot dogs and wraps were all part of the festival experience.


What made Queeners special? The folks running it were warm, friendly, and eager to make sure every customer left happy. They cared about more than just the food - they wanted everyone to have a great time. The family owned and operated kitchen didn't just serve food; they aimed to make everyone's taste buds happy. Whether it was the perfectly spiced wings or a custom-made wrap, every bite was meant to please. With their friendly service and delicious food, Queeners added a special flavor to the festival.


Toby’s Kettle Corn and Pork Rinds


Toby's Kettle Corn and Pork Rinds have become a beloved fixture at Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival, captivating attendees with their mouthwatering offerings. Toby's Kettle Corn is a delightful fusion of sweetness and saltiness, coating each kernel with a refined sugar. It's an ideal snack to relish during performances or to take home for later enjoyment.


A Labor of Love: What sets Toby's apart is the heartfelt dedication of the family behind the operation. Their commitment to delivering flawless batches of treats is a testament to their pursuit of culinary excellence.


Crafted with Precision: Toby's showcases a meticulous attention to detail in their offerings. The kettle corn has the perfect balance of flavors, while their savory pork rinds are as mild or hot as you could as for. For festival-goers, indulging in Toby's treats has become a cherished ritual, eagerly anticipated year after year. It's not merely about the food, but the experience of savoring something made with care and devotion.


Toby's Kettle Corn and Pork Rinds have solidified their place as an integral part of Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival. Their delectable snacks, blending sweet and savory flavors, make them a must-visit stop. For those seeking a taste of tradition and a delightful snack to savor during the performances, Toby's is the go-to choice.


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