Fall Festivals Are On! 2021


The Atlanta Fair will roll into town once again from Oct. 8 - Nov. 7, in the Turner Field - Grey Lot at 655 Central Ave SW Atlanta, GA 30315. Fairgoers will be able to take in all of the excitement of the Midway: from classic carnival games and mouth-watering fair food to rip-roaring thrill rides and gentler attractions for the youngest members of the family. Tickets are available online or at the gate beginning on Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. For online admission, visit atlantafair.net.

[I am judging!] The Atlanta Chili Cook-Off on October 23rd is a fun-filled afternoon of family and healthy competition. We are not sure who enjoys this event more, the competitors dressing up to serve ticket goers as they compete for the most spirited team or the die-hard chili cookers wanting to take home one of the coveted trophies. One thing is for sure. It's a good time for all. SIGN UP YOUR TEAM NOW or GET YOUR TICKETS. Come taste a variety of chili from over 75+ teams (restaurant, amateur & junior divisions). Music, food and fun at Dunwoody's largest park. Brook Run Park's 110 acres has been revitalized after a $7.5 million project to feature a new amphitheater with terraced seating, great lawn, expanded levels of open space, restrooms and an upgraded pavilion.

Sweet Cheats Chef Shirley Hughes has teamed up with Oyster Chef Rifko Meier of Oysters XO, for an exclusive oyster and wine tasting event, complete with Oysters 101 tutelage, proper shucking instruction and wine pairings with Lisa Bonet, owner of B&L Brands, and Cabbagetown's very own Celine Bufkin of Treasury Wine Estates. Sip 'n Shuck Saturday, October 23, 3-6 p.m. Backyard at 245 Powell St. SE in Cabbagetown. Space is limited to 50 attendees $100 VIP, 3-6 p.m.. $85 general admission, 4- 6 p.m. For tickets and more information: https://sweetcheatsatlanta.com/product/sip-n-shuck-vip-ticket/

Butcher & Brew - the American gastro sports bar - is excited to announce the first annual Fall Festival of Brews will be held on Saturday, October 23 from 1-5pm at Halcyon (6690 Town Square, Alpharetta, GA). The outdoor event will celebrate the best of craft beer with tastings from over 20 craft beer companies and feature food, live music, games, giveaways and more. Beers can be paired with Butcher & Brew burgers grilled fresh and available for purchase, plus ticket holders will receive 10 percent off any standard menu item at both Butcher & Brew locations all weekend. Early bird tickets are selling out fast and can be purchased for $34 here through October 17. Following, tickets will be $44 through October 22, and $50 the day of the festival. VIP tickets ($125) are also available for purchase and include early entry to the festival, private tasting and dining areas, exclusive beer tastings, a festival gift bag and more.

- A3C Festival & Conference, October 22-24 2021
Annual festival of hip-hop music and culture. More details

- Shaky Knees Music Festival, October 22-24 2021
Indie rock, folk and country music festival in Central Park, with food and other activities. More details

-Lake Oconee Rhythm & Brews Festival October 23rd General admission ($150) includes admission to the Craft Beer and Wine Tasting, Concert, and Shuttle Service. General admission seating is first-come, first-serve. Chairs and blankets are allowed.

- Taste of Marietta, October 24 2021
Big annual food festival in Marietta Square, with food samples, family-friendly entertainment, live music and more. Free admission. More details

Día de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is centered around the remembrance of lost loved ones, bringing families, friends and communities together to celebrate their memory. In honor of the tradition, the City of Roswell, in partnership with Atlanta Foundation for Public Spaces, is hosting the second annual Día de los Muertos Festival Saturday, October 30, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. on the grounds of Roswell City Hall. Open to all ages and free to attend, the festival will be a lively afternoon and evening filled with fun, community spirit, food, beverages, live entertainment and much more.
Additionally, guests are invited to don their best Day of the Dead costumes and get candy sugar skull face paintings. At 5 p.m., there will be a Catrina and Catrin costume contest where winners will receive cash prizes. The festival will also have street performers, Aztec dancers, and a mariachi band on hand. For attendees wanting to participate in the more serious side of Día de Los Muertos, there will be an authentic Ofrenda, an altar honoring friends and family that have passed. Bring a photo or a small memento of a loved one to place at the altar. The festival will also boast an array of Mexican cuisine, including tamales, empanadas, and more. For those ages 21 and up, a tequila and margarita tasting experience showcasing the unique flavors of Mexico will be available. For $35, festival-goers will receive eight tokens that can be used to taste any combination of six different types of specialty margaritas and four different types of tequila. To conclude the festivities, "Coco", a movie inspired by the Mexican holiday, will be showing starting at 6 p.m. For more information or to purchase tickets to the tequila and www.RoswellGov.com/DayoftheDead.


The Superior Plumbing Taste of Kennesaw 2021 is on Saturday, November 6th from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Main Street in downtown Kennesaw (2829 Cherokee Street). There will be a variety of booths featuring local restaurants and businesses from around the greater Kennesaw area. There will be an entertainment stage, an adult beer garden, inflatables, lots of food, and more! Admission is FREE with food samples ranging in purchase price from $1.00 up to $4.00.

MEALS ON WHEELS ATLANTA will be back with a modern twist on the 33-year old fundraising event, A Meal to Remember newly branded as SAVOR & TASTE on November 5th. This extraordinary food and music event will be hosted at The Works and Chattahoochee Food Works on Atlanta's Upper Westside on November 5th. UPDATE! Due to a date conflict, Meals on Wheels Atlanta will host TASTE on a new date at Chattahoochee Food Works -- Friday, February 18. Since 1988, the Meals on Wheels Atlanta community has supported the nonprofit's efforts to end senior hunger by sponsoring, attending, and donating to A Meal To Remember, the most important fundraiser of the year. Every year, A Meal To Remember has been the first Friday in November. MOWA has hosted this event at Atlanta venues such as The St. Regis Hotel and Flourish. Guests have enjoyed coursed gourmet dinners prepared by well-known celebrity chefs, accompanied by exquisite wine pairings, while surrounded by stunning decor and breathtaking flowers. In 2019, MOWA raised almost $800,000. In 2020, due to the COVID-19, MOWA was not able to host this annual event. While donors still supported MOWA minimally, the financial support was not enough to sustain the organization's fundamental efforts. At the same time, senior hunger has been on the rise due to the pandemic's devastating effect. Click here for ticket link

Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival
The Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival, presented by the Atlanta Foundation For Public Spaces, returns to  Chastain Park in Buckhead on Saturday, November 6, and Sunday,  November 7, 2021. Featuring more than 185 talented painters, photographers, sculptors,  leather and metal craft persons, glass blowers, jewelers, and  more, the  festival will transform Chastain Park into an expansive outdoor art gallery. Festival-goers are invited to view artist  demonstrations, participate  in hands-on art  activities and enjoy live acoustic performances while taking in the breathtaking fall scenery.  The  award-winning, two-day festival will also have a children's play area in the  adjacent green space, gourmet food trucks,  beverages and more. The Chastain Park Fall Arts Festival is free to attend, open  to all ages, and dogs are welcome.  For more information, visit http://chastainparkartsfestival.com or  www.affps.com. 

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