Arrive Hungry For These 7 Metro Atlanta Food Festivals

The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival takes place May 31 through June 3.
The Tasting Tents set up in Piedmont Park are one highlight of Atlanta Food & Wine Festival. Photo by Raftermen Photography courtesy of Atlanta Food & Wine Festival.

If you look forward to festivals for the tasty munchies you can find there, then you are in luck! There are several upcoming Atlanta festivals dedicated solely to food.

From barbecue to wings and Greek food to grilled cheese, these events go all in for their chosen specialties.

Makes sure you arrive hungry to these Atlanta-area food festivals!

Slingin’ Wings Festival

When: May 12, noon to 8 p.m.

Where: Brookhaven Park

Cost: $14 to $35

What to Expect: It’s a tailgate without a sporting event – in addition to a variety of wings, this event has a lineup of frosty brews, live local music, wing eating contests and all your favorite tailgate games. General admission tickets include four wing vouchers, and additional wings can be purchased for $1 each.

Marietta Greek Festival

When: May 18-20: Friday, 3 to 11 p.m., Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Where: Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church, Marietta

Cost: Free to $5

What to Expect: Get your fill of authentic Greek food and also see live cooking demonstrations to learn techniques to use at home! The festival also features entertainment and shopping. View the menu >

Bacon & Banjos Festival

When: May 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Where: Northside Hospital Cherokee Amphitheater, Woodstock

Cost: $5 at the gate

What to Expect: This festival is a convergence of the salty goodness of bacon and the down-home sounds of bluegrass music. The focus is on local bands, and there will also be a market of rustic creations to peruse. See the schedule of bands >

Atlanta Food & Wine Festival

When: May 31-June 3

Where: Piedmont Park, Various Locations

Cost: $55 to $1,800

What to Expect: Award-winning chefs, sommeliers, beverage innovators, up-and-coming food lovers gather together for more than 200 ways to sip, savor and sample the South. Tasting Tents are located in Piedmont Park, but the festival classes and other events will take place at nearby Midtown hotels.

Atlanta Grilled Cheese Festival

When: June 16 and 17, noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Brookhaven Park

Cost: $25

What to Expect: Rescheduled from April, vendors at this festival serve up bite-sized portions of melty, cheesy goodness. Try a couple, or try them all and cast your vote for your favorite to be crowned Best Grilled Cheese in Atlanta!

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Food-O-Rama O4W Food Truck Festival

When: April 29, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Where: Old Fourth Ward Park

Cost: Admission is free

What to Expect: 30 food trucks from all over the Southeast descend on Old Fourth Ward Park for this food truck festival. There are also local bands to enjoy while you grazing on the creations from the chefs. Food costs vary per truck.

Atlanta BBQ Festival

When: May 5, 1 to 9 p.m. and May 6, noon to 6 p.m.

Where: Atlantic Station

Cost: $8 to $65

What to Expect: This festival boasts some of the South’s best BBQ cooking, great food and beverages plus live music and an interactive children’s area. There is also a bourbon tasting and a BBQ competition. The festival is split into kid-friendly and adult-only sessions, so be sure to plan ahead for your group. See the schedule >

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