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2019 GEORGIA - September 2019
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events

(see also: 2018  -  2017  -  2016  -  2015)


August 30-September 1, 2019
BBQ & Wings
Savannah, Georgia


September 1, 2019
14th Annual Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival
Conyers, Georgia
New Bigger Location! Family-oriented, community event filled with attractions and activities for all ages.  Experience the best in Caribbean culture and cuisine.  Activities include jerk preparation demonstrations, the crowning of Atlanta’s Top Jerk Chef, live reggae and calypso bands, a kids' playground, games tent, and domino tournaments…something for the entire family.

September 5-Oct 27, 2019 - 49th Annual Oktoberfest - Helen, Georgia
Beer, brats, bands and Lederhosen - the Helen Oktoberfest has them all. Join the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States.

September 6-7, 2019  Doc Holiday BBQ Championship - Griffin, Georgia
Teams from across the state will be firing up their grills, smokers, and attitudes in order to knock the socks off the GA Barbecue Association judges, and to win glory, bragging rights, and cash prizes.

September 14, 2019  Flowery Branch Car Show & Taste of Flowery Branch - Flowery Branch, Georgia

September 17-18, 2019 - Atlanta Foodservice Expo
Atlanta, Georgia
EVENT POSTPONED FOR 2019.  based on the 2018 Foodservice Portfolio Results (North Carolina Restaurant & Lodging Expo, Atlanta Foodservice Expo, and Pennsylvania Foodservice Expo), ExpoDevCo has postponed these events and will not hold them in 2019.  Show Management is currently re-evaluating these markets and in discussions with the industry to potentially redevelop based on needs for 2020 or beyond.  If you have any questions related to any of these events, please email us at [email protected]

September 19-29, 2019 - North Georgia State Fair
Marietta, Georgia
The 82nd annual fair will feature blue ribbon competitions, exhibits, concerts, flower show, pageant, delicious fair foods, and so much more!  Attendance: 300,000.

September 20-22, 2019 - Shrimp & Grits Festival
Jekyll Island, Georgia
The Shrimp & Grits Festival is about two Southern favorites – Georgia shrimp and grits. Combine that with the beautiful scenery of Jekyll Island and you have a festival that will tickle your taste buds and engage all of your senses. The weekend is full of interactive, outdoor experiences, entertainment, and great food.

September 21, 2019  Haralson Country Fried Pie Festival
Buchanan, Georgia
Fried pie themed festival offering arts and crafts, live entertainment, food galore, a car and bike show, antique tractor show, children's area with rides, Miss Fried Pie beauty pageant, a fried pie cooking contest and tons of fried pies for sale! Come Get Your Pie On!

September 21, 2019  Clayton Crawl - Clayton, Georgia
Wine, Food & Music.  Taste fabulous food from the area's premier restaurants and enjoy splendid wine as well as craft beer from the area's finest micro brewers. There will be great music at several different locations. Remember, Don't Drink and Drive...Crawl!


September 27-October 6, 2019  Georgia State Fair
Metro Atlanta, Hampton, Georgia

September 28, 2019  23rd Annual Plains Peanut Festival
Plains, Georgia
The annual Plains Peanut Festival is centered around one of the Sumter County community's claims to fame, its peanut production, and features the community's most famous residents in active roles.  The festival kicks off with a 1-mile fun run and a 5-K road race.  People line the sidewalks of Plains each year to watch the unique entries in the parade downtown.  Visitors enjoy the all-day event and educational exhibits are on display to accent the importance of agriculture in this region.

September 28-29, 2019  Georgia Gourd Society GourdFest
Griffin, Georgia
The Mission of the Georgia Gourd Society is to promote the horticulture, crafting, and appreciation of hard-shelled gourds (Lagenaria) to its members and the interested public.

2018 GEORGIA - September 2018
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows & Local Events
events waiting for new dates

September 7-8, 2018 - South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival
Douglas, Georgia
Get ready Coffee and surrounding counties for a combination of events that will be sure to provide enjoyment for all ages.  NEW location this year!  We will be at the Douglas Municipal Gene Chambers Airport (440 Elton D. Brooks Blvd).  Event will include a GBA sanctioned BBQ competition, FREE outdoor concert on Friday night, DJ on Saturday, motorcycle show and dice run, car show, arts & crafts, outdoor vendors and more.  The South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival is open to the public.


September 7-9, 2018
Bacon Fest
Savannah, Georgia
Community/Charity Partner: Savannah Firefighters & First Responders.

September 22, 2018
A Taste of Gainesville
Gainesville, Georgia
The Plaza at the Lake Lanier Olympic Venue, Clarks Bridge Road, Gainesville, Georgia.  Dine under the stars with wonderful food from the top restaurants in NE Georgia and live music! Tickets purchased in advance are $25.00 and are available through LLRC members or through PayPal. Tickets purchased at the gate are $35.00. Tables may be reserved for an additional $40.00 for a table of 8, $50.00 for a table of 10. Kids under age 10 admitted FREE.

September 22, 2018
Georgia Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival - Commerce, Georgia
Food Truck Festivals of America

September 29, 2018
Tennille BBQ Blast
Tennille, Georgia
Come to downtown Tennille and enjoy a BBQ cook-off competition, arts and craft vendors, live music, car show and much more. There is something for everyone at the Tennille BBQ Blast.

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

events waiting for new dates

September 2, 2017 - Smoking Up the Mountains - Ellijay, Georgia

September 9-11, 2017 - Chefs Collaborative Summit - Atlanta, Georgia
Our audience of 400+ leading chefs and food professionals will explore the intersections of good food, finance, workers rights, technology, and public policy through mainstage conversations, with expert speakers, collaborative meals, and hands-on workshops in kitchens across Atlanta.. We look forward to sharing more Summit details, soon! Please contact us if you’re interested in Summit partnership.

2016 GEORGIA - September 2016
Food & Wine Festivals, Shows, Events, Etc.
events still waiting for new dates

September 10-30, 2016 - Apple Pickin' Jubilee - Ellijay, Georgia
Weekends.  Hillcrest Orchards farm festival featuring U-Pick apples, cow milking, pig races, mule and tractor drawn wagon rides, playgrounds with giant slides, pedal cart and trike rides, and a Farmhouse and Moonshine Museum. Visitors enjoy the unique petting farm in  where children can hug and feed lots of baby farm animals.

September 24, 2016  Cave Spring Pig Out B-B-Q Cook Off
Cave Spring, Georgia

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

events still waiting for new dates

September 5-13, 2015  Midtown Restaurant Week - Atlanta, Georgia

September 20, 2015  Sumner Egg Festival - Sumner, Georgia
Takes place the third weekend in September. Activities include a parade, arts and crafts vendors, food vendors, and plenty of events for the kids! Don’t miss this egg-citing event! Featuing: Southern Gun Slingers Show, Slowest Tractor Race and the Fastest Lawn Mowers.



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