Learn more about Sugarlands Mountainfest.
The Sugarlands Music and Mountain Festival is a spirited celebration of the great outdoors. For four days this fall, outdoor enthusiasts will gather to enjoy live musical performances, competitive races, outdoor competitions, craft cocktails, award-winning spirits and brews—all in the breathtaking mountains of East Tennessee.
Along with over two dozen bands, MountainFest offers several outdoor competitions ranging from foot races and trout fishing to square dancing and cycling. Take a dream ride from Gatlinburg through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park’s famed ‘Spur,’ then pedal your way over the hills of East Tennessee back to MountainFest. The Tour de Smokies DreamRide will benefit DreamBikes – Knoxville. “We at DreamBikes are excited to be a charity beneficiary of Sugarlands Mountain Fest,” said Adam Kostichka, DreamBikes advocacy manager. “Our mission is to help underserved communities in Knoxville with paid job training and scholarships for teens, provide bikes for those who need them, along with free mobile bicycle repairs. Local support is key to DreamBikes success, and we are very thankful for Sugarlands Distilling Co. for seeing the value in what we are doing.”
Sugarlands MountainFest will also be partnering with Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Tremont Institute delivers experiential learning for youth, educators, and adults through programs that promote self-discovery, critical thinking and effective teaching and leadership. “The Tremont Institute is thrilled to continue our partnership with Sugarlands Distilling Company. Two years ago, their MoonShare grant helped us get more kids active in nature. And their September MountainFest will benefit local nonprofits, which further demonstrates their commitment to our community,” Dr. Jen Jones, The Tremont Institute president, and CEO.
Sugarlands invites festival goers to kick off the weekend with the Tennessee Whiskey Experience. Enjoy whiskey and spirited cocktails from Southern Pride, Knox Whiskey Works, Nashville Craft Distillery and other distilleries from across Tennessee. Tickets to the Tennessee Whiskey Experience are included in a VIP festival pass or can be purchased separately.