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2018 GEORGIA - MAY 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2017  -  2016  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2011)


May 3, 2018
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.

May 3, 2018
28th Annual Taste of Alpharetta Festival - Alpharetta, Georgia
Taste of Alpharetta has become an annual tradition for festival-goers, families and food connoisseurs. Make reservations on your calendar to dine in Downtown Alpharetta at over 60 restaurants in one fun night. Sample delicious appetizers, entrees and desserts from the top menus in town. Enjoy culinary demonstrations, activities and entertainment to please every palette.

May 4-5, 2018  Three Rivers BBQ Fest - Hazlehurst, Georgia
Professional pitmasters from across the state converge on Jeff Davis County the first full weekend in May each year to compete for over $5,000 in cash and trophies. The cook-off is sanctioned by the Georgia Barbecue Association and is sponsored by the Hazlehurst-Jeff Davis Board of Tourism.

May 5, 2018  2nd Annual Toast of Toccoa - Toccoa, Georgia
Take artwork from dozens of regional artists, add live big band jazz and live bluegrass music, mix with specialty food offerings, craft beer and wine tastings from over five regional north Georgia wineries, throw in a Classic Car Show for good measure and that’s what you’ll have at the inaugural Toast of Toccoa festival from 12 PM until 5 PM.

May 13, 2018  MOTHER'S DAY - Nationwide
Most restaurants in the U.S. have special events scheduled for today. They are too numerous to list. (2nd Sunday in May)

May 18-19, 2018  8th Annual Georgia Mountain EggFest
Hiawassee, Georgia
What is an Eggfest? An Eggfest is a gathering of Big Green Egg fans and experienced cooks from all across the country and Canada. The cooks will be showcasing their skills and talents and will be preparing their specialty recipes all day long.


The non-cooks (tasters) stroll through the Georgia Mountain Fairgrounds and experience wonderful egged food while talking to the cooks about their recipes and techniques. There will be some amazing food coming off the eggs all day long, so pace yourself. You'll soon learn why the Big Green Egg is the Ultimate Cooking Experience.

May 19, 2018
East Atlanta Craft Beer Fest - Atlanta, Georgia
Our annual East Atlanta Beer Festival will take place in shady Brownwood Park. Come join us as we celebrate great craft beers, good food, rockin” local music, and East Atlanta!

May 19-20, 2018 - Gluten Free & Allergen Friendly Expo 2018
Atlanta, Georgia
The Expo is the biggest gluten free and allergen friendly event in the US.  Whether you're looking for specialty products that taste great or trying to learn how to cook and bake to meet your dietary needs, the Expo is the place to be!

May 26, 2018  Bavarianfest - Helen, Georgia
Experience a bit of Bavaria while you and your family enjoy this Memorial Day weekend celebration at the Festhalle!  A live Oompa band, dancing, and a festive Bavarian atmosphere help us honor those who gave the ultimate sacrifice.  Import and domestic beer and wines, wursts on a bun, sauerkraut, hot dogs, pretzels, snacks, and desserts will be available for sale.  Active military and veterans receive free admission.   All other adults are only $8.00 each.

May 31-June 3, 2018  Atlanta Food & Wine Festival - Atlanta, Georgia
The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns to Midtown Atlanta, full of familiar southern charm and surprising indulgences. A culinary journey through the south, this ultimate epicurean weekend delivers an experience with over 80 Learning Experiences, Tasting Tents, Dinners and Events, and more chefs and talent than ever before. A pop-up vineyard, a southern road trip style PIG OUT, and new tasting experiences location are featured this year, all designed to showcase the rich traditions of the South.

2017 GEORGIA - MAY 2017
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

May 1, 2017 - Annual March of Dimes Dining Out - Atlanta, Georgia
Top Atlanta restaurants and chefs have partnered with the March of Dimes Organization for the Annual Dining Out, an event dedicated to providing an entertaining dining experience while funding research and programs that help all babies be born healthy.  Featuring more than 50 of the most talked about and award-winning restaurants throughout the city of Atlanta that eagerly participated in last year's Dining Out.  Each participating restaurant hosts one table where guests are treated to a unique four-course VIP menu with wine pairings, making it a truly one-of-a kind local dining experience.

2016 GEORGIA - MAY 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 7, 2016  SoulFood Festival - Augusta, Georgia


2015 GEORGIA - MAY 2015
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events waiting for new dates

May 1, 2015 - 3rd Annual Uno de Mayo Midtown
Atlanta, Georgia
Tickets include comp tequila shot/drink at each bar. Dress up in your favorite Mexican themed outfits.

May 2-3, 2015
Taste of South Cobb 2015
Mableton, Georgia
Join us for the Taste of South Cobb, a major fundraiser for two of the South Cobb area’s non-profits. The Mini Taste benefits Sweetwater Mission (C.A.M.P), a food pantry serving over 800 hundred families per month with groceries, clothing and utility assistance, as well as Amateur Advocate Association, a group responsible for the positive guidance of youth and community. The Event also is being supported by the South Cobb Arts Alliance, whose mission is to build our community by encouraging appreciation of and active participation in the visual arts, performing arts and local heritage. Kiwanis of Greater South Cobb is a new partner for the Mini Taste with the key objective of bringing awareness to Project ELIMINATE in an effort to eradicate neonatal and maternal tetanus.

May 28, 2015  Pig Out: Market Style - Atlanta, Georgia
Join Atlanta Food & Wine Festival's opening night event - Pig Out: Market Style, hosted by acclaimed chefs Sean Brock, Linton Hopkins and Anne Quatrano. Taking place at the soon-to-open and highly anticipated Ponce City Market, this kickoff event will include market-inspired bites and beverages prepared by Festival talent and participating vendors. From Texas to Kentucky, prepare to pig out on all that is Southern.

2014 GEORGIA - MAY 2014

events still waiting for new dates

May 10, 2014  Echols County Carrot Festival - Statenville, Georgia
With a sad heart the Festival Committee decided to cancel the Carrot Festival.

May 17-25, 2014  Buckhead Restaurant Week - Atlanta, Georgia

2013 GEORGIA - MAY 2013
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

May 25, 2013  Mountain Wine Country Festival - Young Harris, Georgia
1st Mountain Wine Country Festival at Crane Creek Vineyards

2011 GEORGIA - MAY 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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