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The Gathering

Celebrate the connection between chefs, farmers, and makers alike!

Menus and plates on grass for The Gathering at RT Lodge

Created with the goal of bringing together chefs, farmers, and makers for a full weekend of exciting events to celebrate the connection between us all, The Gathering 2024 will be held September 27-29.

Chefs pose at The Gathering at RT Lodge

Abigail Black of Henrietta Red, Sam Fore of Tuk Tuk Sri Lankan Bites, Brian Strutz of A Dopo, Sahar Siddiqi of Chai Pani Decatur, and Sarah and Karl Worley of Biscuit Love join RT Lodge Executive Chef Trevor Stockton and Pastry Chef Caitlyn Cox to create two collaborative and immersive dinner experiences at the historic RT Lodge.

In addition to enjoying incredible dinners Friday and Saturday night, the weekend package includes an foraging excursion lead by local expert Shannon Walker and admission to curated daytime experiences including panel discussions with local farms, makers, purveyors and guest chefs, fireside chats with the legendary Benton’s Country Ham, craft demonstrations, tastings by Beard Brothers Coffee and Walker Brothers Craft Kombucha, exclusive cocktail experiences by Sam Umstead of Kingfisher, and a special brunch on Sunday morning. Guests will have the opportunity to privately shop a selection of goods by Blanc Creatives and local vendors.

All tickets and packages for The Gathering are available at

  • location

    RT Lodge, Maryville, Tennessee
  • date:

    September 27, 2024 - September 29, 2024
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