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National Cornbread Festival set for April 29-30

The 21st National Cornbread Festival dates have been set for April 29-30 in South Pittsburg. A weekend of music, food and fun is being planned by organizers who expect thousands to flock to the downtown area.
Visitors can play games, ride amusement rides and enjoy wandering though booths lining the streets of historic South Pittsburg. A stroll down cornbread alley allows the tasting of different recipes using the glorious creation that’s cornbread. 
Fine handmade arts and crafts, as well as local artisan treats like honey, fudge and rock candies from all over the South are also available. A kid’s corner is available with face painting, inflatables and other fun games.
Each year the search is on for the best original main dish cornbread recipes. This year the 21st annual National Cornbread Cook-Off is sponsored by Lodge Cast Iron. The five finalists will compete in the competition on April 29 for top honors.
Over 40 musical acts will be performing during festival weekend, with a full lineup to be announced at a later date. The weekend is packed with assorted events, including a pageant, fireworks, street dance, 5K run/walk, classic car cruise-in and tours of historic neighborhoods.  
Admission is $7 at the gate for all adults, with preschoolers admitted free. Hours of the festival are Saturday, April 29 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. (Central); and Sunday, April 30 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
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