Tickets still available for this year’s Taste of Carter County

Published 7:26 pm Tuesday, September 26, 2017

With just over two weeks to go before the Taste of Carter County, the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce said plans for the event are “moving right along.”

The Taste of Carter County will take place on Thursday, October 12, from 5-8 p.m. at the Tennessee College of Technology in Elizabethton.

“We have 11 restaurants so far,” Chamber Director Tonya Stevens said, adding 12 local eateries took part in the event last year. “We still have some that might come on board if they have the opportunity.”

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With a variety of restaurants participating in the Taste, Stevens said: “there is a little bit for every palette” to sample. The event will feature everything from traditional home cooking to barbecue and sweets.

The restaurants confirmed so far for this year’s event are: Aunt B’s, Bojangles, Chik-fil-A, City Market, Covered Bridge Cafe, Food City Bakery, J’s Corner, Pizza Hut, Shirley’s Home Cookin, Southern Restaurant, and Sweetsie Treats.

“Right now we are working on those ticket sales,” Stevens said. “We always tell folks not to wait until the day of the event because you never know if we will still have any tickets.”

Stevens said there are some tickets still available for the event at a cost of $20. Tickets can be purchased at the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce and online through the Chamber’s website at Tickets can also be purchased at either location of Security Federal Bank, which is this presenting sponsor for year’s Taste of Carter County, or through Isaiah 117 House, which was selected as the non-profit agency to receive this year’s proceeds from the event.

Isaiah 117 House is seeking to help provide a safe and welcoming environment for children who are transitioning into foster care and helping provide items they need during that transition. The non-profit launched earlier this year with a goal of raising funds to purchase a house where the children can go to await their foster care placement rather than having them sit in an office or conference room while a caseworker gets everything set up.

The non-profit’s founder Ronda Paulson recently announced they have raised enough funds to purchase the house and are now working to raise enough revenue to furnish the home and provide services once it’s opened.

“We want to encourage people to not only come out and support this non-profit that is going to provide a great service to our community but to also support these local restaurants, Stevens said.

For more information on the Taste of Carter County, contact the Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce at 423-547-3850 or visit their website at