Southern Taco & Tequila Festival

  • Tony Farmer, left, and Steve Atchley - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • J.P. MacKay for Cherry Blossom Lodge in Townsend - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • From left, Eric Schwartz, Charlotte Russo, age 3, mom Kayla Russo and friend Stephanie Walker - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Wayne Spurgeon - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • RAM representatives, from left, Poppy Green, Alex Phipps and Logan Craft - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • From left, Brett Adams, Lindsay Coward and Rick Johanson from Tennesesee Smokies - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Nicole Walker and Yousef Easkin - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Evelyn McIntyre, left, and Betsy Buelow - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Brian “Dr. Death” Tedford and Amanda Atchley - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Servers Jess Barfield, left, and Gracie French from Rancho la Gloria - Photos by Tammy Cheek

  • Keaton “Taco Man” Gibson - Photos by Tammy Cheek

Tacos, tequila, mezcal and more kept a crowd of more than 1,000 festival-goers moving at this year’s Southern Taco & Tequila Festival, which took place at Mayor Ralph McGill Plaza, 101 N. Campbell Station Road, Friday, April 28.

People enjoyed the selections from food, beverage and business vendors, along with the live music selections from the John Stone Band, which got some people dancing.

All the while, the event benefitted Remote Area Medical, which provides free medical, dental and vision care to people living in remote areas.

“It’s been amazing,” said Poppy Green, RAM marketing manager. “We had a good turnout.

“We had plenty of delicious food and more than 100 types of tequila and mezcal,” he added.