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

(see also: 2017  -  2015  -  2014  -  2013  -  2011  -  2010  -  2009)


 

September 6-October 28, 2018
48th Annual Oktoberfest
Helen, Georgia

Sept 28-October 7, 2018
Georgia State Fair
Metro Atlanta, Hampton, Georgia

 

October 2-28, 2018
Toccoa Harvest Festival
Toccoa, Georgia
As always, the Festival emphasis is on homemade, handmade, home baked and homegrown items.  Two stages are set up for entertainment for the weekend. Downtown shops and restaurants are open, and several activities are available for children. The festival offers regional and international foods, a Classic Car cruise-in, a petting zoo, horse and buggy rides, puppet shows, farm displays, the Currahee Artist Guild's art exhibit and sale. There are a variety of food options, from complete dinners to snacks.  The festival features hundreds of craftsmen, performing dancers, jazz, rock and roll, and country music, an antique and classic car show. Children and youth activities include rides, face painting, rock climbing, moon walk and more.

October 4-8, 2018 - Saint Simons Food & Spirits Festival
St. Simons Island, Georgia
The 2018 St. Simons Island Food + Spirits Festival will not take place. We look forward to the festival returning in 2019!

October 5-7, 2018 - Oktoberfest - Savannah, Georgia
It’s a Wiener Dog Racing, Bratwurst Tasting, Oompah Dancing celebration at the Annual Oktoberfest on Historic River Street!

October 6, 2018  Rock Shrimp Festival - St. Mary's, Georgia
Sponsored by the St. Marys Kiwanis Club, the annual festival will include a parade, road races, arts & crafts and rock shrimp dinners.

October 13, 2018  EGGtoberfest - Stone Mountain, Georgia
The 21st annual gathering of Big Green Egg enthusiasts. Big Green Egg: Kamado-style smoker and grill.

October 13-14 & 20-21, 2018  Blairsville Sorghum Festival
Blairsville, Georgia
Two weekends!  Festival events include sorghum cooking demonstrations, arts & crafts, games & contests and music all day.

 

October 13-14 & 20-21, 2018
Georgia Apple Festival
Ellijay, Georgia
Everyone is invited to Georgia's Apple Capital, Ellijay, where cool mountain nights produce the best tasting, crispest apples. The 45th annual festival will include over 300 vendors with hand-crafted items, a parade, and an antique car show.

October 14, 2018  OCAF's Stein & Stem - Watkinsville, Georgia
This year the event will showcase local culinary talent, wineries, breweries, bottle shops, live music by the Original Screw Tops, an exciting silent auction and artist demonstrations.  All proceeds benefit the Oconee Cultural Arts Foundation (OCAF).

October 15-19, 2018 - National School Lunch Week - Nationwide

October 16-18, 2018 - Sunbelt Ag Expo - Moultrie, Georgia
Crowned as North America’s Premier Farm Show and the largest Farm Show in America with field demonstrations, the Sunbelt Ag Expo brings together all segments of rural living from research and education to the live farm harvest and agribusiness. Add in rural lifestyle fun, truck, tractor, and ATV test drives and sports and the venue is perfect for rural enthusiasts.

October 18, 2018 - Good Taste Gwinnett - Duluth, Georgia
Foodies…Grab a friend or make it a date night and join us for Dinner, Demos, Drinks and more at Good Taste Gwinnett: a cooking showcase at Infinite Energy Forum in Duluth. 5-9:30pm (Doors open at 5pm to browse & shop vendors / Tastings start at 6pm). Enjoy restaurant tastings from local establishments to fill you up, live chef cooking demos to entertain, drink tastings, a free gift bag full of goodies, vendors, over 75 giveaways and more. Presented by the Gwinnett Daily Post and Powered by Jackson EMC.

October 18-21, 2018  NAMA Annual Meeting
The Cloister, Sea Island, Georgia
The North American Millers' Association (NAMA) is the trade association of the wheat, corn, oat and rye milling industries. Member companies operate mills in 38 states and Canada, representing more than 90 percent of total industry production capacity.

October 19-21, 2018  Taste of Atlanta - Atlanta, Georgia
New location in Historic Fourth Ward Park.  From hot new restaurants to time-tested favorites, Taste of Atlanta encourages food lovers to explore the best the city has to offer. Experience delicious tastes from more than 90 of Atlanta's favorite restaurants, learn special recipes from national and local chefs on 3 cooking stages, explore the Family Food Zone and relax while listening to live local music.

October 19-21, 2018  Great Ogeechee Seafood Festival
Richmond Hill, Georgia
Continuous entertainment on two stages, carnival midway, car show, the greatest seafood found anywhere, and fireworks Saturday night.  Attendance: 35,000.

 

October 20, 2018
25th Annual Bremen Towne Festival
Bremen, Georgia
The Annual Bremen Towne Festival, sponsored by the GFWC Bremen Junior Woman’s Club, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in downtown Bremen. There will be arts and crafts, numerous activities and rides for children, train rides, a variety of food exhibitors, great entertainment all day on two stages, parade at 11 a.m., and much more!

October 20, 2018
Crane Creek Vineyard’s Annual Harvest Festival
Young Harris, Georgia
Join us for our annual Harvest Festival at Crane Creek Vineyards as we celebrate the completion of the year's harvest. There will be hayrides, grape stomping, tours of the winery, a kiddie tent and fun for the whole family!

October 20, 2018  Annual Georgia Peanut Festival
Sylvester, Georgia
Activities include one of the largest parades in the Southeast and a beauty pageant with up to 100 contestants.  Craftsmen from all over the state showcase their creations.  Most importantly, you’ll experience peanut treats to delight everyone in the family.  Did you know that every jar of Peter Pan peanut butter is made in Sylvester, Georgia?

October 20, 2018  Cochran-Bleckley Country Fest
Cochran, Georgia
Held annually on the third Saturday in October, this event offers tons of family-friendly fun. Visitors can delight in the splendor of handmade crafts, delicious festival food, enjoy live musical entertainment, children's inflatables and entertainment, and live animals.

October 20, 2018 - Deep Roots Festival BBQ Contest
Milledgeville, Georgia
BBQ Cook-Off, Arts & Shops, Car Show, Kid Zone, Live Music.

October 23-25, 2018  Safe Quality Food International Conference
Atlanta, Georgia
The conference is your opportunity to enhance your food safety and food quality assurance programs. It will introduce attendees to new technologies, tools and potential partners to further increase their ability to protect their customers, branding and bottom line.

October 26-28, 2018  Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival
Dawsonville, Georgia
This festival explores Dawson County's history during the prohibition era when liquor was illegal and the Great Depression of the 1930's when running moonshine through the Georgia Mountains was a way of life. Visit an old moonshine still or listen to stories from both "trippers" and "revenuers". Parade, huge car show including race cars, music, kids' games and rides, exhibits, crafts and food. (also: http://www.dawson.org  )

October 27, 2018  Annual Georgia Sweet Potato Festival
Ocilla, Georgia
Arts and crafts, parade, motorcycle rally, antique car & tractor show, 1 mile fun run & 5K run, NBHA Jamboree equestrian event, sweet potato cooking contest and lots of other fun events.

October 27, 2018  Hawkinsville Harvest Fest - Hawkinsville, Georgia
Chili Cook-Off and Dessert Bake-Off - Arts & Crafts - Spooktacular - More.

October 27, 2018  13th Annual International Festival
Statesboro, Georgia
The Annual International Festival from 10-4:00 p.m. at Mill Creek Regional Park.  Admission is free and open to the general public!  Join us for World Stage performances throughout the day, purchase international food and bazaar items from around the world!  Have the children visit the Global Village and create free international arts and crafts in "It's a Small World"

October 30, 2018  Great Pumpkin Caper - Buchanan, Georgia
Held on the square in Buchanan around the Historic Courthouse. Features over 100 pumpkins, food, children’s games and safe trick or treating. There will be a costume parade this year instead of a  contest.  All kids are winners.  Beginning at 6 p.m.
 

2017 GEORGIA - OCTOBER 2017
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS, etc.
events waiting for new dates

October 7, 2017  Annual Savannah Food Day Festival
Savannah, Georgia
Food Day - a national movement aimed at promoting healthy, sustainable, affordable, and just food systems in America.  The national observance of Food Day is October 24th. Here in Savannah, the Savannah Chatham Food Policy Council, a coalition of local organizations focused on our local food system; and Well FED, a local organization and magazine centered around food, dining, and healthy living, will be hosting a Food Day Festival on November 2.

October 12-14, 2017 - MBAA Annual Convention - Atlanta, Georgia
Master Brewers Association of the Americas.
 

2015 GEORGIA - OCTOBER 2015
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS, etc.

events waiting for new dates

October 3, 2015 - Das Best Oktoberfest - Atlanta, Georgia

October 10, 2015  Woodstock Lions Fall Festival - Woodstock, Georgia
Fall festival with Food tasting from unique local Woodstock restaurants. Free entry includes live music, art, craft and much more.
 

2014 GEORGIA - OCTOBER 2014
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS, etc.

events waiting for new dates

October 3, 2014  Oktoberfest - Canton, Georgia
Cannon Park.  Beer, Brats and Sweet, Southern Rock N Roll Sponsored by Canton Tourism and Audio Intersection.

October 4, 2014  The Great Miller Lite Chili Cook-Off
Conyers, Georgia

October 4-11, 2014  Battle of the Burgers Restaurant Week
Atlanta, Georgia

October 18, 2014  Battle of the Burgers - Atlanta, Georgia
 

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

events still waiting for new dates

October 5-13, 2013  Vinings Restaurant Week - Atlanta, Georgia

October 21-26, 2013  The Speakeasy Cocktail Festival
Atlanta, Georgia
 

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

waiting for new dates

October 1, 2011  Levee Fest-BBQ Cook-Off & Fall Festival
Macon, Georgia

October 22, 2011  Red Door Festival - Cumming, Georgia
 

2010 GEORGIA - OCTOBER 2010
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

events still waiting for new dates

Oct 15-16, 2010  2nd Annual Ware County BBQ Cookoff Festival
Waycross, Georgia
 

2009 GEORGIA - OCTOBER 2009
FOOD & WINE FESTIVALS, SHOWS, EVENTS, etc.

events still waiting for new dates

October 24, 2009  Chili Pepper Festival - Atlanta, Georgia

 

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