By Amanda Marr
The Sevierville Chamber of Commerce has announced the winners of the 2015 Harvest Festival Decoration Contest. Thirty-one businesses entered their autumn-themed displays in this year’s competition. Judging criteria included use of plant material, creativity, appearance and use of color.
Festive displays include pumpkins, mums, scarecrows and cornstalks abound throughout the city, adding to the autumn atmosphere for fall tourists visiting the Smoky Mountains.
“We appreciate the enthusiasm and commitment our businesses exhibit year after year,” says Brenda McCroskey, CEO of the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce. “Their creative endeavors add enjoyment to our visitor’s overall vacation experience. Every entry is worthy of recognition.”
The 2015 Sevierville Harvest Fest Decoration Contest winners were announced at the October Coffee Talk event held by the Sevierville Chamber of Commerce on October 20. A map showing the locations of all contest participants is available at VisitSevierville.com.
Diamond Award: Appleview River Resort
Emerald Award: Hidden Mountain Resort
Pearl Award: Tanger Outlet Center
Ruby Award: Clarion Inn Willow River
Platinum Award: Oak Haven Resort
Gold Award: Robert A. Tino Gallery
Silver Award: The Spa at Oak Haven
Bronze Award: Sevierville Golf Club