At its Monday meeting, the Tourism Development Authority got an update from biker event promoter Sylvia Cochran on the Smoky Mountain Rumble.
According to Cochran, all public safety and health needs will be met, as all codes are being complied with including fire, emergency, public safety, etc.
However other facets of the festival are not going exactly according to plan, she explained. Cochran was obliged to have vendor insurance policies ready as of the date of the meeting, but did not, leaving a dearth of prospective vendors and 19 committed vendors that are not yet officially part of the event. “We’re estimating between 20 and 30 vendors,” she assured board members, adding that up to 300 bikes are expected to attend the Rumble this year.