Farragut residents can sample cuisine from nearly two dozen Turkey Creek restaurants and benefit The Pat Summitt Foundation when The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek and The University of Tennessee hold their 4th Annual The Taste of Turkey Creek and Tailgate.
This year, the event is scheduled to run from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 10, in front of CRU Bistro and Wine Bar at The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek shopping center off Parkside Drive.
“This event gives the community an opportunity to experience, in one evening, the diverse food, wine and beer selections available at Turkey Creek while benefiting The Pat Summitt Foundation’s fight against Alzheimer’s disease,” Kristen Bridgers, The Pinnacle at Turkey Creek marketing manager, said.
“We are partnering with [the foundation) and have for the past four years,” she said.
“The Pat Summitt Foundation is excited about continuing this great Knoxville event that benefits our work,” Patrick Wade, executive director of The Pat Summitt Foundation, a fund of East Ten-nessee Foundation, said. “The Taste of Turkey Creek event has raised over $40,000 in its first three years.
“The Pat Summitt Alzheimer’s Clinic opens this December at UT Medical Center, and this funding is crucial to its success.”
“Our goal is to reach $20,000 this year,” Bridgers said.
Adult tickets are $20 each and children’s tickets are $5 each in advance. They may be purchased by going online to PinnacleAtTur-keyCreek.com/events.html or by calling 865-675-0120. Tickets also will be available the day of the event for $25 per adult and $10 per child.
For one ticket price, Bridgers said an attendee can get all he or she can eat at the 25 food vendors.
“And, you get two drink tickets for alcohol beverages,” she said. “Non-alcoholic drinks are included in the price.
“This year, as a new feature, we will be live streaming the largest football game in college history, The Battle at Bristol, on a 40-foot inflatable screen,” she said. “There will be a special halftime Mac Daddy macaroni-and-cheese eating contest, presented by Noodles and Company.”
Attendees can see which Knoxville Ice Bears player can eat the most macaroni and cheese. There also will be a silent auction with close to 40 items.
, which include date nights, golf packages and VIP packages from Ice Bears and Tennessee Smokies.
Another feature of the event includes a UT-themed photo booth provided by Little Nest Portraits.