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September 2, 2017
Smoking Up the Mountains
September 3, 2017
12th Annual Grace Atlanta Caribbean Jerk Festival
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 7-October 29, 2017 - 47th Annual Oktoberfest
Beer, brats, bands and Lederhosen - the Helen Oktoberfest has them all. Join the longest running Oktoberfest in the United States.
September 8-9, 2017 South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival
Get ready Coffee and surrounding counties for a combination of events that will be sure to provide enjoyment for all ages. Coming to Central Square Complex will be the South Georgia BBQ & Outdoor Festival for Douglas and Coffee County. Event will include a GBA sanctioned BBQ competition, Friday night concert, motorcycle show and dice run, car show, arts & crafts, indoor vendors and more. No general admission, however fees apply for Friday night concert and other activities. (also: www.bbqga.org/waevents/ )
September 9, 2017 14th Annual Flowery Branch Car Show & Chili Cookoff - Flowery Branch, Georgia
Plus 10th Annual Bugs at the Beach. 2 Car Shows, and Chili Cookoff - activities include, music, crafts, vendor area, local merchants, food court, fun for the kids, swap meet, parts vendors, chili tasting and cool car viewing.
September 9-11, 2017
Chefs Collaborative Summit
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.
September 15-17, 2017 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 18-19, 2017 Atlanta Foodservice Expo
The only event in Georgia and the Southeast to bring together all sectors of the restaurant, foodservice and hospitality industry under one roof. With a broad spectrum of top suppliers in the industry, the latest products, services, and technologies will be showcased along with a comprehensive education program that provides foodservice operators key tools to grow and enhance their business.
September 21-October 1, 2017 North Georgia State Fair
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 22-23, 2017 Doc Holiday BBQ Championship
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 23, 2017 21st Annual Plains Peanut Festival
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 23, 2017 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 23-24, 2017 Georgia Gourd Society GourdFest
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.
September 29-30, 2017 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.
September 29-October 8, 2017 Georgia State Fair
Metro Atlanta, Hampton, Georgia
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
The Cave Spring Pig-Out also features an Arts and Crafts Festival in addition to an extraordinary BBQ competition. Free Kids Activities - Arts And Crafts - Mule-Driven Wagon Rides - Specialty Food Vendors. The competition meat will be judged by a professional panel on Saturday morning. Also on Saturday, tasting and voting for the Peoples Choice Award will be open to anyone who has purchased a "tasting ticket." We usually run out of tasting barbecue, so "first come, first served." Trophies and cash prizes for 1st Place, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place in the professionally judged categories will be awarded. The top three teams acquiring the most votes in the Peoples Choice category, will receive trophies. During the day on Saturday, teams will also be selling their barbecue to the public.
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.
September 21, 2013 The BrewMasters Open - Alpharetta, Georgia
With deep regret the 2013 competition scheduled for Sept. 21, 2013 has had to be cancelled. The new Georgia House Bill 99 effective July 1, 2013 mandates that all homebrew events must have a permit from the municipality where they will be conducted. The Brewmasters worked with the City of Alpharetta to obtain the permit but the City feels that the new law, as written by the State, is too vague and they cannot act upon our request in the timeframe required. Alternate options were explored including moving the competition to the City of Dunwoody but those did not work out.
September 11, 2010 Heritage Chili Fiesta - Ringgold, Georgia
This is an international Chili Society sanctioned chili cook-off with peoples choice chili and a chili tasting.
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