The Pinnacle Business Awards are given out by the Knoxville Chamber Board of Directors to recognize East Tennessee's best businesses and business leaders.
The winners are announced at the annual Pinnacle Business Awards Gala at the Knoxville Convention Center on May 4.
Table sponsorships are $1,500 for chamber members and $1,600 for non-members.
Individual tickets cost $100 for chamber members and $130 for non-members.
For more information, visit the Knoxville Chamber's website.
Gatlinburg's Cinco de Mayo Festival
The second annual Cinco de Mayo Festival will be held at Loco Burro.
The entertainment includes a Chihuahua parade and dog race, mariachi band "Espuelas de America," folk dancers, salsa dancers, DJ Azul, clowns, balloon art, face painting and bounce houses.
For more information, visit the city of Gatlinburg's website.
Clinch River Antique Fair
The 8th annual Clinch River Spring Antique Fair will be held on Saturday, May 5 from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in downtown Clinton.
More than 100 antique dealers will line Market and Cullom streets with their wares.
Admission and parking are free. The event will be held rain or shine.
A kickoff party will be held Friday, May 4 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. The shops will stay open late and food and entertainment also will be available.
Popcorn Sutton dinner
The Grill at Highlands Row will host a special dinner, lecture and book signing event on the legendary Cocke County moonshiner Popcorn Sutton on May 1.
The "Sweet Corn and Popcorn" dinner marks the launch of a new book about Sutton's life called Popcorn Sutton: The Making and Marketing of a Hillbilly Hero by Tom Wilson Jester and Don Dudenbostel. The authors will share some of the stories that came out of their research and their acquaintance with Sutton.
The four-course meal will begin with fried green tomatoes and house made pimento cheese, along with a taste of Popcorn Sutton's Tennessee White Whiskey or a glass of wine. Other menu items include a salad topped with Benton's bacon and cornbread crostini, all-natural fried chicken, greens, gravy, biscuits and strawberry pie. A special "tasting" will accompany every course except dessert.
The program and book signing begin at 6 p.m. Dinner starts at 7 p.m.
Tickets cost $75 each and cover the meal and program. A portion of the dinner and book sales will benefit the East Tennessee History Center.
To make a reservation, call (865) 215-8882 or e-mail belleman@eastTNhistory.org.
For more information, visit the East Tennessee History Center's website.
The East Tennessee Corvette Club will host its 43rd annual Corvette Show on Sunday, May 6 at Reeder Chevrolet on Clinton Highway.
Clean-up and registration run from 8 a.m. - noon. Judging begins at noon with award presentations at 4 p.m.
The Corvettes will be grouped together by model year. Awards will be given based on condition and cleanliness only.
Registration costs $25. Door prizes and a silent auction will also be available.
The event is a fundraiser for the Angel Tree.
For more information, call (865) 804-0474 or visit the East Tennessee Corvette Club's website.