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Eleventh Annual Pesto Festo
The White Barn at Cruze Farm
Knoxville, TN
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Eleventh Annual Pesto Festo
Slow Food Tennessee Valley is delighted to announce that our 11th annual Pesto Festo will be Saturday, September 15th at 5 pm at the new White Barn at Cruze Farm.

Yes, that's right; Pesto Festo is entering its second decade! If you haven't attended before, here's how it works. Pesto Festo is a multi-course dinner, pesto contest, and silent auction that celebrates and supports local food & local talent.

This year's dinner will be prepared by local chef Joey Edwards; we'll post the menu once it's been finalized. As always, Hexagon Brewing Co. will provide beer tastings and Old City Java will provide after-dinner coffee.

But the evening begins, of course, with the pesto contest; this is a chance for guests to let their talent (and basil) shine! To enter, bring a pint of your best pesto in a container you don't need returned; entries are due by 5:30 pm sharp.
Prizes will be awarded for the "best traditional" and "most creative" pestos (judged categories) and "people's choice" (audience vote). All guests are of course encouraged to participate in the blind tasting for the People's choice award. For rules and judging criteria, please visit

Throughout the evening we will be holding a silent auction featuring great items from local businesses and restaurants. Proceeds from this year's auction will go toward our new micro-grant program for farmers, artisans, and individuals who want to promote good, clean, fair food for all.

Tickets are $50 for non-members and $45 for SFTV members (members, please email us or message us on FB for your discount code).

And finally, SFTV strives for zero waste events, so please remember to bring your own place settings, including plate(s), silverware, wine/beer & water glasses, and napkin.

We're looking forward to seeing old friends and new faces, and we know the Cruzes are excited to show off their new event space, so get your tickets now for the 11th annual Pesto Festo!


The White Barn at Cruze Farm (View)
7309 Kodak Rd
Knoxville, TN 37914
United States


Food > Markets & Farms
Other > Fundraisers

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Slow Food Tennessee Valley
On BPT Since: Apr 30, 2013
Slow Food Tennessee Valley


Michael M.
Knoxville, TN United States
Sep 15, 2018 9:18 AM
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Knoxville, TN United States
Sep 15, 2018 9:18 AM
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Knoxville , TN United States
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Knoxville, TN United States
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Knoxville, TN United States
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