It’s Festival Season! We Found the Best of the Best that You Wont Want to Miss!

The temperature is slowly dropping, the leaves are changing colors, and the days are getting shorter.

One of the great things about Atlanta is that there is always something new to experience. Whether it’s a food festival, a music event, or a Halloween celebration, there’s something happening this fall that you’re bound to love.

Grab your pumpkin spice latte, we have found some of the best nearby festivals that are happening this month. You wont want to miss them!

The Edgewood Mac & Cheese Festival will return for the 2nd year in a row! Last year’s event hosted nearly 2,000 local mac & cheese lovers who enjoyed mac and cheese from several of the top restaurants in Atlanta. Best of all, this festival is for a GREAT cause! The 2016 festival raised $25,000 for the non-profit Neighbor in Need.

From the event website,

“The 2nd Annual Mac & Cheese Festival will be held at Walker Park, and is scheduled for October 7th, 2017! The annual tradition continues to promote the neighborhood as a thriving intown hub for urbanites migrating inward, and to raise money for Neighbor in Need, a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to ensuring affordability for longtime residents of the Edgewood neighborhood. Edgewood still retains its old-town flavor and resonates with the sounds and sensations of an early Atlanta blue-collar rail district.

This will be the best Mac & Cheese Festival in the Southeast. The tasting event will showcase between 20 and 30 vendors from local restaurants, chefs, and caterers. The festival is open to restaurants, caterers, private chefs and food trucks.”

Purchase tickets for $20 here: https://www.xorbia.com/e/edgewoodatl/edgewood-mac-cheese-festival

Dont wait because they sold out FAST last year.

The following information was found on the official website.

“FALL FESTIVAL ON PONCE: OCTOBER 14-15, 2017

ADMISSION: FREE

Bring a group and have a good time! Bring a group and have a good time!

Hours:
Saturday: 10am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Location: Olmsted Linear Park
1451 Ponce de Leon Avenue
Atlanta, GA 30307

The Festival on Ponce is an Atlanta arts and crafts festival set in the historic park, Olmsted Linear Park. Visitors will enjoy the gorgeous landscape designed by one of America’s most celebrated landscape architects, Fredrick Olmsted Sr. along with over 125 displays of fine arts and crafts, folk and “outsider art”. In addition to the fine arts, there will be a children’s area and local food and beverage.”

Taste of Atlanta is a can’t miss event! Even better, they are just right down the beltline from us! The 3 day festival will give you the opportunity to taste the best food atlanta has to offer from October 20-22 at the Historic Fourth Ward Park.

The official website for “Taste of Atlanta” shares the following information:

“ATLANTA’S  “MUST DO”  FOOD, WINE, BEER AND COCKTAIL EVENT.

Taste of Atlanta, the city’s must-do, unforgettable three-day food festival returns October 20, 21 & 22, 2017 at our new location in Historic Fourth Ward Park! More than 90 neighborhood favorites will show off their most craveable dishes, the hottest local chefs will strut their stuff on three live demo stages and patrons of the Grand Tasting Event will hit boozy nirvana sampling craft beers, wine and creative cocktails.

The 2017 event will take YOU on a foodie adventure through the city’s many diverse neighborhoods by featuring the chefs and restaurants that give these communities their unique flair.

Food lovers of all ages are invited to join Taste of Atlanta in October in celebrating the dynamic energy and variety of the local restaurant scene while savoring what makes Atlanta the food capital of the South!”

Information on ticket prices, participating restaurants, and the event schedule can be found here: Taste of Atlanta

Stay Tuned and watch out for our next blog to find out everything happening in Atlanta for Halloween! You will definitely want to have your costume ready this year!

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