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2016 GEORGIA - APRIL 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
(see also: 2015 - 2013 - 2012 - 2011)

March 17-April 3, 2016  34th Annual Int’l Cherry Blossom Festival - Macon, Georgia


 

April 2-3, 2016
Conyers Cherry Blossom Festival
Conyers, Georgia
The Cherry Blossom Festival originated as a way to encourage cultural understanding and friendship through international music, dance, games, food and crafts. The festival offers multiple stages for continuous entertainment, over 300 booths consisting of arts and crafts vendors, various children's activities and civic and nonprofit organizations.  (also: www.conyersga.com/visitors/events-and-attractions/cherry-blossom-festival )

April 2-3, 2016  Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo
Atlanta, Georgia
The Expo is the biggest gluten free and allergen friendly event in the US.

April 8-10, 2016  80th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival
Atlanta, Georgia
An Atlanta staple for more than 80 years, there is something for everyone at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Virtually every kind of art imaginable is represented at the festival, with a nationally renowned-juried Fine Artist Market that includes sculpture, paintings, pottery, jewelry, photography and much more.  Music is an essential feature of the weekend’s festivities.  And when you get hungry, follow the delicious smells, of funnel cakes, gyros, crab cakes, onion rings, kettle corn and much, much more!

April 8-10, 2016  48th Annual Blessing of the Fleet - Darien, Georgia
The Blessing of the Fleet is an annual festival that the Darien-McIntosh County Chamber of Commerce hosts to celebrate our biggest industry, shrimping. This three day fun-filled event consists of an art show, various food and drink vendors, arts and crafts, a YMCA 5K, children's activities, a classic car show, nightly live entertainment and a marine parade.  On Sunday we Bless our shrimp-boat captains with a safe and prosperous season. Darien's Blessing of the Fleet is the largest on the East Coast! This weekend long festival is a great celebration of food, family and fun that usually draws in a crowd of 30,000+ throughout the weekend. We welcome you to come and join in our fellowship!

April 10, 2016  Annual Classic City Brew Fest - Athens, Georgia
The annual Classic City Brew Fest offers a huge variety of beers to sample from all over the world.  300 rare, regional and world craft beers. Cask Ale Pavilion with 20+ unique, one-off real ales. Details on beer brewing and styles are stressed at the event. Proceeds benefit the Athens Area Humane Society.

April 14-17, 2016  Annual SCAA Exposition - Atlanta, Georgia
When you love coffee, it’s hard to stop. There is almost no limit to learning and no end to the possibilities. That’s why SCAA events are so popular. Here is where industry professional go to learn, train, compete, give back, mix, mingle, laugh, make friends, think differently, find new business opportunities, grow, share, thrive, etc.

April 14-17, 2016  The United States Coffee Championships (USCC)
Atlanta, Georgia
The United States Coffee Championships (USCC ), have has raised the bar for not just what we expect from ourselves, but also for what we strive to deliver to our customers.  The United States Coffee Championships take place in the U.S. Coffee Championships Arena and features the U.S. Barista Championship, U.S. Brewers Cup, U.S. Latte Art Championship, U.S. Cup Tasters Championship and the Roasters Guild Roasters Choice competition. Now is the best time in history to witness the skills that help define the specialty coffee industry on display and being pushed to greater and greater heights!

April 16, 2016  Spring Bierfest - Helen, Georgia

 

April 16-17, 2016
Alive! Expo - Atlanta, Georgia
Alive! Expo is Natural Products, Green Living, Total Health & Wellness Consumer Event.  Packed with interactive demos, live health lectures from industry leaders, workshops, and kids activities that the whole family can enjoy!  Attendees get a chance to experience all the newest and best natural, organic, green and eco products for your home and their entire family, even the pets!  Attendance: 20,000.

April 20-24, 2016  8th Annual Tybee Wine Festival
Tybee Island, Georgia
The Tybee Wine Festival is one of the Tybee Post Theater’s major fundraising events.  Now in its fifth year, the Festival will feature five fun and unique Wine, Food and Educational experiences – all taking place within the beautiful surroundings of Tybee Island, just a few miles east of Historic Savannah, GA.

April 21-24, 2016  39th Annual Vidalia Onion Festival - Vidalia, Georgia
Cooking School, Miss and Little Miss Vidalia Onion Pageants, Onion Maze, Onion Cook-off, Tasting Competition, The Onion Run, parades, carnival, rodeo, street dance, onion shootgun shoot, Dutch oven cooking demonstration, onion eating contest, Vidalia Onion Chili Cook-Off, Onion Dance, and more.

April 22, 2016  Earth Day - Worldwide
The first Earth Day on April 22, 1970, activated 20 million Americans from all walks of life and is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement.  Growing out of the first Earth Day, Earth Day Network (EDN) works with over 22,000 partners in 192 countries to broaden, diversify and mobilize the environmental movement. More than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.

April 22-23, 2016  BBQ & Blues Festival - Barnesville, Georgia
Join us for our 12th annual BBQ event where we will have food, fun, and entertainment!  The event is sanctioned by the Florida BBQ Association and was declared a State Championship Cook-off by Governor Sonny Perdue in 2009. Last year, 38 pro cook teams competed in the event, which was also an automatic qualifier for the World Food Championships held in Las Vegas, NV.  The Barnesville-Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that the 2016 event committee will be awarding its 9th annual scholarship in memory of the late Mayor Dewaine T. Bell. The scholarship is paid for by festival sponsorships as well as memorial paper pig sales.

 

April 22-24, 2016  Sacred Heart Garden Festival - Augusta, Georgia
Historic Sacred Heart Cultural Center in downtown Augusta, Georgia will be the focus for classic southern gardening during its Annual Garden Festival.  Join us as we celebrate the advent of spring and raise funds to support the sacred Heart Cultural Center.

April 24, 2016  Taste of Richland - Richland, Georgia
The first annual Taste of Richland is a celebration of South Georgia's farm-to-table and field-to-glass producers. Sample some of the best that South Georgia's farmers are offering. Meet the chefs, winemakers, distillers and brewmasters who will be on hand to share tastes and toasts with you.  The Taste of Richland is featuring artisan, award-winning, locally grown, all-natural products such as cheese, ice cream, chocolate, olive oil, fair trade coffee, nuts, specialty meats, sugar cane syrup, juices, wine, beer and bites from local restaurants.

April 28, 2016  Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation
Atlanta, Georgia
Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation is the nation's premier culinary benefit, featuring top chefs and mixologists -- all of whom are coming together to donate their time, talent and passion to end childhood hunger in America.

April 28, 2016  Taste of Toccoa - Toccoa, Georgia
An annual event in Historic Downtown. This festival is Toccoa's premier food event and is also a fun-packed experience for the entire family with rides and entertainment. Guests enjoy dinner downtown while sampling a variety of entrees from local restaurants and caterers while mingling with friends and family and enjoying an evening of entertainment.  Each year local restaurants and caterers show off their specialty menu items in smaller portions so everyone can have a "little of something" or go back and enjoy another portion of their favorite.

April 30, 2016  Spring Chicken Festival Chicken Cook-Off
Gainesville, Georgia
The cook off consists of two divisions: Professional and Backyard Bar-B-Q. Prizes will be awarded in both categories. The Grand Champion will receive $700 and proudly possess the coveted Chicken City Cup for one year.  The 2016 Spring Chicken Festival will kick off  with a 5k, Chicken City Parade, Cook-off, live entertainment, Re-Hatched upcycled art market and kids zone!  The parade will include floats, vintage cars, and is sure to have some interesting chicken decorations.  Participants are encouraged to incorporate recycling when possible. The parade route will include the Gainesville Square.  Back by popular demand  "Re-Hatched" an upcycled/recycled art/craft market. There will be artists featuring creations made from recycled or repurposed materials.
 

 

2015 GEORGIA - APRIL 2015
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS, etc
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events still waiting for new dates

April 17-18, 2015  7th Annual Smokin Pork-n-Butts - Jackson, Georgia
The Exchange Club of Jackson's Fairgrounds Annual BBQ Festival.
 

 

2013 GEORGIA - APRIL 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events

events still waiting for new dates

April 13, 2013  17th Annual National Grits Festival - Warwick, Georgia
This event has been cancelled for 2013. Will return in 2014.

April 20, 2013  4th Annual Taste of Sautee - Sautee, Georgia
(domain name expired: www.sauteevillage.com/ )
Join us for a fun-filled day of live music, art, wine-tasting and great local food and coffees. Featuring four wineries and over 30 artists.
 

 

2012 GEORGIA - APRIL 2012
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS, etc.

events still waiting for new dates

April 7, 2012  White County Cork & Keg Festival - Helen, Georgia
Taste craft beers and Georgia wines at this festival sponsored by the Sautee Nacoochee Community Association in Helen's Festhalle. Local restaurants will be providing food and local musicians will offer food for the sonic soul.
 

 

2011 GEORGIA - APRIL 2011
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

April 30-May 1, 2011  Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show
Atlanta, Georgia
Demonstrations by award-winning and celebrity chefs, fresh ideas for cooking and entertaining workshops filled with useful trends and tricks.

 

 

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