Every year, at the end of April, our tiny hometown hosts the National Cornbread Festival, a weekend of fun, fellowship, and food! This year we are proud to celebrate its 20th Anniversary!
The National Cornbread Festival began as a simple idea. In 1996, a group of civic-minded local leaders and citizens got together to talk about the long-term
future of South Pittsburg, TN. The question: how do we promote civic engagement and help local businesses?
It seemed natural to feature Lodge Manufacturing, the local maker of world-class cast iron cookware. South Pittsburg’s citizens wanted to find a way to
feature Lodge and include tours of the foundry. A food-oriented festival was the winning idea. The South Pittsburg community united to support the cause.
Individuals volunteered, businesses and organizations joined in, and the first annual festival was a success.
Since the Festival began all of the proceeds have helped to:
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