12 Boozy Fall Festivals in Atlanta

12 Boozy Fall Festivals in Atlanta

It is October. That means there will be plenty of festivals happening. And festivals, means lots of food and drink for you to enjoy. So look at our list to check out some of the boozy fall festivals that are happening this week. We hope you find something that interest you, and that you have a good Columbus Day.

Tuesday, October 9

Make-a-mix: Creating Pantry Staples with Lori Smith | Farmview Market | 5:15 pm – 6:30 pm

Boost the dry-good magic in your pantry with Lori Smith of Double L Ranch! Using ingredients you know and recognize, Lori will guide you through the process of creating classic dry good mixes that are staples of most family’s pantries. During class, you will taste and make a variety of mixes and take home small samples of each. You will get recipes and all the secrets Lori has learned through the years of creating shortcuts for her kitchen while feeding her family healthy foods!

Wednesday, October 10

Orin Swift Wine Dinner with Ray’s Executive Chef | Ray’s at Killer Creek | 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Ray’s at Killer Creek is taking Wine Wednesday to a whole new level with this Orin Swift Cellars Wine Dinner. Join us Wednesday October 10th for a 6 course culinary experience crafted by Executive Chef Mike Fuller. Chef Fuller’s menu artfully pairs seasonal ingredients with some of the best wines Orin Swift has ever released. We look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, October 11

Discovering Extraordinary Wines of Spain | The Savvy Cellars | 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

What’s to love about Spanish wines? First, they are incredible values; Spain seems to fly under the radar compared to its next door neighbor France where wine is concerned. Second, it pairs perfectly with Spanish and Mexican foods! Spain is the 3rd largest wine producer in the world — and in the last 5 years, Spanish wine exports have increased by 43%. This tasting is your opportunity, whether or not you are familiar with Tempranillo, Garnacha, or Mencia varietals, or Spanish red blends, to try 6 amazing wines from some different regions in Spain, all of which are tremendous values and highly regarded. Come find something new or see what you’ve been missing!

Friday, October 12

Oktoberfest Atlanta | Historical Fourth Ward Park | 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Put on your lederhosen and come on out for the third annual Oktoberfest Atlanta. Join us from Oct. 12 – 14 in Historic Fourth Ward Park to feast on delicious German food, enjoy cold brews (both German and Local Craft), authentic polka music, and all kinds of Oktoberfest games and contests! We’ll have spectator sports including cornhole and Giant Jenga, as well as exciting competitions like stein hoisting, a keg roll race, and a bratwurst toss. Your tickets include admission to Oktoberfest Atlanta 2018, and a Souvenir 22oz Beer Stein filled with your first beer.

Food Truck Fridays & Lunch on Broad | Woodruff Park | 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Back by popular demand for a limited run, Food Truck Fridays & Lunch on Broad invites the community to step outside and enjoy lunch in Downtown’s bustling core on Fridays in October from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will feature food trucks parked at Woodruff Park’s Peachtree Street perimeter, in addition to the daily brick and mortar offerings at Broad Street’s beloved restaurants. Enjoy cafe seating in the park, on the Broad Street Boardwalk, and along Broad Street between Luckie and Walton Streets, as well as a live band performing on the Boardwalk. Don’t miss this limited-run series!

Saturday, October 13

7th Annual Atlanta Chili Cookoff | Brookhaven Park | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Cook & Compete or Just Come To Eat! Taste Chili & Brunswick Stew from 75+ Restaurant & Amateur Competition Teams – SIGN UP YOUR TEAM NOW! Live Music TBA & DJ Suspense along with Kidzone. Cold Devils Backbone, Goose Island IPA, Breckenridge Brewery Vanilla Porter & Bud Light, Wine & Electric Vodka Lemonade. Portion of proceeds benefit Atlanta Fundraising Foundation & Brookhaven Park Conservancy. Free parking behind MARTA & Brookhaven City Hall and parking deck next door. $2,500.00 in Prizes & Awards for Top Amateur Teams, Restaurant Teams, Most Spirited Team & People’s Choice! Come win bragging rights, plaques, medals, prizes and more!

Oktoberfest Atlanta | Historical Fourth Ward Park | 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Put on your lederhosen and come on out for the third annual Oktoberfest Atlanta. Join us from Oct. 12 – 14 in Historic Fourth Ward Park to feast on delicious German food, enjoy cold brews (both German and Local Craft), authentic polka music, and all kinds of Oktoberfest games and contests! We’ll have spectator sports including cornhole and Giant Jenga, as well as exciting competitions like stein hoisting, a keg roll race, and a bratwurst toss. Your tickets include admission to Oktoberfest Atlanta 2018, and a Souvenir 22oz Beer Stein filled with your first beer.

Atlanta Food and Wine Crawl | Hall-Space | 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wine Crawl Atlanta will feature three distinct tastings. A luxury coach will take attendees to and from the tastings and pairings. Great event for birthdays, friends outings, anniversaries or just plain fun! Ticket includes transportation, tastings and prize giveaways, post crawl reception. Featuring: Charles Wine Co., Chido and Padres – Food , Wine, Cocktail Sampling, Return to Hall Space – Food and Wine Pairing featuring Shoe Crazy Wines, Reception Featuring Shoe Crazy Wines and Craft Cocktails.

Chalktoberfest Chalk, Beer, & Wine Festival | Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art | 10:00 am – 5:00 PM

Features over 90 professional artists who come from all over the world to chalk the streets of Marietta Square. On Saturday we will feature over 120+ craft beers and 25 wines- Children’s inflatables, Antique Cars, live bands both days, Paul Hand Band Concert Saturday Night from 6-8PM. Children, Youth, adult chalk competition on Sunday. Free Event for everything except the beer & wine festival on Saturday.

Fall Festival | Westside Provisions District | 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday the 13th just got spookier! Come join us all day on the Westside for festivities including: a ferris wheel behind Hudson Grace and Posman Books from 2-8pm, King of Pops, a pop-up beer garden at Ormsby’s, a seasonal flower workshop with Le Jardin Francais, kid’s fun with seed factory, a gif photobooth in Simplyput, seasonal sips with Brash Coffee, an observation beehive at Savannah Bee Company, cornhole at lululemon, Peridot Gifts shopping bazaar, a Pure Barre pop-up and at 7:30PM join us for a showing of Hocus Pocus on the one-way street with wine from Perrine’s Wine Shop, popcorn from JCT Kitchen & Bar, and Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream.

Great Atlanta Beer Festival | Georgia State Stadium | 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Atlanta Beer Festivals hosts the 8th Great Atlanta Beer Fest at Georgia State Stadium on Saturday, October 13 from 1pm-5pm. 150+ beers & ciders, 25+ wines; live music, college football on big TVs, and DJ Q-TIP. Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir cup, and all beer, wine, and cider samples (food will cost extra).

Grand Opening | North 2 South Cider Works | 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

North 2 South Cider Works is excited to announce the official Grand Opening party at their hard cider manufacturing, bar and patio space situated in Lake City, GA. About the event: The event will be free of charge to attend. Free cider flights to customers 21 and up. The first 200 people will receive their cider in a commemorative cider glass to take home. The event will include live music, food trucks and games throughout the day. This is a pet friendly / family friendly event; all are welcome to attend!

Sunday, October 14

Discover Napa Valley Wine & Food Festival | Vino Venue | 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Discover the best of Napa Valley one bite or sip at a time with admission to Vino Venue’s Wine & Culinary Experience. Throughout this two hour walk-around festival, nearly 100 different wines from Napa Valley will be accompanied by unlimited tastings of fresh and flavorful regional cuisine, including live Chef stations! With a diverse selection of Napa wines likes Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sparkling wine, Petite Sirah, Sauvignon Blanc and more, guests will have the chance to explore quintessential varieties from bubbly – reds, with all styles and tastes in between. To give guests the ability to extend their enjoyment, most wines and products will be available for purchase during the event.

Oktoberfest Atlanta | Historical Fourth Ward Park | 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Put on your lederhosen and come on out for the third annual Oktoberfest Atlanta. Join us from Oct. 12 – 14 in Historic Fourth Ward Park to feast on delicious German food, enjoy cold brews (both German and Local Craft), authentic polka music, and all kinds of Oktoberfest games and contests! We’ll have spectator sports including cornhole and Giant Jenga, as well as exciting competitions like stein hoisting, a keg roll race, and a bratwurst toss. Your tickets include admission to Oktoberfest Atlanta 2018, and a Souvenir 22oz Beer Stein filled with your first beer.

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