Bacon at the Bear

Check back for our 2024 date! | Dancing Bear Lodge and Appalachian Bistro

If you’re interested in sponsoring this event, email Marketing & Development Director Ashley Fontenot at for more info. Only eight seats left in the VIP room!

This is a fun, Appalachian-style culinary event taking place at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro in Townsend, TN. Dancing Bear will showcase some of the most sought-after regional chefs featuring widely acclaimed Benton’s Bacon in their dishes! Enjoy chef demonstrations, bourbon and wine tastings, and live music.

Dancing Bear donates 50% of your ticket price to support our mission of restoring hope to abused or traumatized children and their families right here in Blount County. 

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Thank you to our sponsors this year! We appreciate your support in helping us to raise funds so that children who have experienced abuse in Blount County can find hope and healing.

We have sponsorship opportunities for businesses and individuals that would like to make a significant donation. Please contact Ashley Fontenot at to sponsor today!