Santa Hustle Smokies 5k & Half Marathon
Wilderness at the Smokies Resort
The Townsend Grains & Grits Festival is a festival of southern spirits and gourmet grub. Come experience our thriving craft spirits and gourmet food community, while discovering some of the region’s legendary distillers and blenders, taking place in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.
From live entertainment guaranteed to get you moving, savory bites and sweet treats from local restaurants and food purveyors and a vast selection of sample craft spirits from regional legends, such as — Jeff Arnett with Company Distilling, Keener Shanton with Old Forge Distillery, Greg Eidam with Sugarlands Distilling Co, Alex Castle with Old Dominick Distillery, Chris Fletcher with Jack Daniels, Nicole Austin with George Dickel, Jason Franklin with Old Tennessee Distilling Co., Heath Clark with H Clark Distillery, Billy Kaufman with Short Mountain Distillery, Lee Kennedy with Leiper’s Fork Distillery, Matt Cunningham with Old Glory Distilling Co, Darrell Miller with Bootleggers Distillery, Tim Piersant with Chattanooga Whiskey, Justin Holeman with Tennessee Legend Distillery, Stanton Webster with Post Modern Distillery, Tyler Crowell with Corsair Distillery, Phil Prichard with Prichard’s Distillery, Ole Smoky, Cara King with King Family Distillery, Nashville Barrel Company, BR Distilling Co., Gate 11 Distillery, Nashville Craft, Junction 35 Spirits and Big Machine Distillery.