Taste of Turkey Creek

Event returns to Pinnacle Oct. 8

Canceled for a couple of years, Pinnacle at Turkey Creek once again is hosting Taste of Turkey Creek from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 8, in the Alumni Hall parking lot area of the shopping center along Parkside Drive.

“We have a twist this year with ‘Barbecue, Bacon and Bourbon (theme),’” Pinnacle marketing associate Gabi Abbatemarco said. “We’ll have some bourbon tastings.

“Our food vendors that are participating will have some sort of barbecue or bacon in their dishes they are going to be sampling,” she added.

“It’s just going to be a fun event. We’re really excited to help the Pat Summitt Foundation raise money and awareness for their cause.”

In past years, “We’ve had about 1,500 to 1,700 attendees,” Abbatemarco said. “We’re hoping to see that same number.

“We’ve had a lot of response from people that they’re so happy this event is back,” she added. “They’ve been waiting for this. We’re ready to go.

“We’re looking at up to 20 food vendors and then some other vendors. We’ll have a silent auction items, and hopefully have the football game (Tennessee at LSU TV broadcast) involved. We’re hoping to stream the game, depending on the schedule … on an inflatable screen. But if that is not the case, we’ll have music throughout the event.”

Tickets are $25 per person for a general admission ticket, with which an attendee gets four drink tickets and all-you-can-eat food samplings.

The event also offers a VIP ticket for $100, which provides early admission, VIP seating, four drink tickets and all-you-can-eat food samplings.

“We’ll have a VIP tent that VIP ticket holders can go to,” Abbatemarco said.

Tickets can be purchased through Event Brite, “which is through our social media on Instagram and Facebook. We have a Facebook event page, which has all the links there,” she said. “And if people can’t find it, they can message our Pinnacle Turkey Creek Instagram or Facebook or call us (865-675-0120).

“And, we’ll have some things for kids,” Abbatemarco added. “We’ll have a coloring area, a fun center and things like that.”

This is the event’s seventh year. “We lost two years because of COVID,” she said.