Food festivals are a pretty great way to explore the culinary adventures your state has to offer. Truth be told, in the state of Georgia, there are quite a few food festivals during the fall and winter months. People flock from all over to taste the culinary creations these restaurants and chefs have to offer. Take a look at a few of the best food festivals over the next few months in Georgia, and start getting hungry.
1. Taste of Atlanta—Oct 21-23 2016
Many people flock to Atlanta for their annual Taste of Atlanta celebration. Every year, some of the best chefs in the city are able to showcase their culinary creativity with small plates, perfect for patron portions.
2. Wrens Pig n Pie Fest—Oct 22, 2016
At this annual event in Wrens, Georgia, people gather together to suck down some succulent BBQ. Not only will their be some tangy grilled pork, but there is also a 5k walk/run and a pie eating contest to boot!
3. Savannah Food & Wine Festival—Nov 7-13, 2016
What can be better than Savannah, Georgia...wine...and food? Eat year the Savannah Food & Wine Festival is one of the most anticipated events for residents and visitors alike. It's here that you can peruse the beautiful charm of the city, while snacking on some fresh seafood, and exploring the Savannah culinary craft.
4. 49th Annual Mountain Moonshine Festival—Oct 21-23 2016
In Dawnsonville, Georgia, there is a festival that really can't be duplicated. This festival explores the moonshine era back in the day in Dawson County, and features loads of stories, history, and delicious food vendors throughout. It's a comprehensive festival for everyone!
5. Hawkinsville Harvest Fest—Oct 22, 2016
In the little town of Hawkinsville, Georgia there is a Harvest Festival unlike any other. Besides the arts and crafts and the Spooktacular, there is also a chili cook off (YUM) and a dessert bake-off. Sign me up!
6. 56th Annual Georgia Sweet Potato Festival—Oct 29, 2016
In Ocilla, Georgia you'll find a unique festival that has been honored since the late 1960s as a way to promote sweet potato farmers. Now, the entire festival has flourished into a parade, activities for kids, a Sweet Potato Cooking Contest, and even a competition for Miss Sweet Potato herself.
7. 35th Annual Big Pig Jig—Nov 4-5, 2016
Rain or shine, it's time to get your pork on in Vienna, Georgia. The 35th Annual Big Pig Jig gathers pork cookers and pork eaters from all over the state to duke it out who serves up the best food. It's actually Georgia's oldest OFFICIAL barbecue cooking contest, so if you haven't checked it out yet, let this be your first year!
8. Woodstock Art & Wine Festival—February 2016
The coolest thing about the Woodstock Art & Wine Festival is that it is totally free to get in. Free admission to tons of artists, vendors, wine, and delectable food from all over the state. Did we mention the 30 different varieties of wine?