Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/3/19
Featuring Local Artists GREG MIKE as Ceremonial Keg Tapper and
Karen Anderson Singer of Tiny Doors ATL Appearance
Historic Fourth Ward Park
Friday, October 11th and Saturday, October 12th
Oktoberfest Atlanta, produced by Atlanta Sport and Social Club, will be back for 2019 in Historic Fourth Ward Park on Friday, October 11 from 5:00 pm to 11:00 pm and Saturday, October 12 from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. In celebration of all things German, the festival is in its fourth year and will be bigger than ever with more food vendor choices and multiple Oktoberfest-style beer tents throughout the park–absolutely no shortage of frosty brews for ticket holders. The celebration is the largest German festival to take place in Atlanta — a tremendous party complete with live polka music, popular food vendors, costumes, and even a dog parade. The festival will attract approximately 7,000 attendees over the two days — up from 5,000 in 2018.
This year local Atlantans and nationally recognized artists GREG MIKE, founder and creative director of AVE Agency and Gallery and Karen Anderson Singer, Principal Artist and Director of Tiny Doors ATL, will collaborate artistically with Oktoberfest. GREG MIKE has been named Ceremonial Keg Tapper while Karen Anderson Singer will also make an appearance.
“We love the cultural experience that Oktoberfest Atlanta brings to our city. It is a fusion of traditional Oktoberfest experiences such as the ceremonial keg tapping, with a hint of creative, Atlanta-style fun such as the pretzel toss! We are thrilled that we have grown our attendees in our 4th year, and we look forward to continuing the festival’s growth, partnerships with local nonprofits, local and national polka bands, German food, and games.” shares Catie Schreiman, Director of Events, Atlanta Sport and Social Club.
Oktoberfest guest experiences include three different beer gardens including official Oktoberfest craft beer sponsor Bell’s Brewing Beer Garden,Spaten Franziskaner Brau Biergarten — one of the original Oktoberfest beers of Germany — featuring four Spaten varieties, Oktoberfest Optimizer Lager, and Dunkel and a German Bier Garden with assorted German beers. In addition, Michelob Ultra, Bon & Viv Sparkling Seltzer, and craft cocktails including Bulleit Bourbon, Lunazul Tequila, Smirnoff Vodka, as well as various wines will be flowing from an Airstream trailer.
This year, Bud Light will sponsor a premium College Football Viewing Experience. The bar has a handful of built-in, flat screen televisions and a giant 12’x7.5′ LED display for guests to enjoy the college football games.
For those active guests, there will be an abundance of games including Oktoberfest competitions such as stein hoisting contests, the brawt toss, keg roll racing, the pretzel toss, and a whimsical dog parade.
German-inspired food for purchase will include Atlanta BBQ pros Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q featuring a specially made Oktoberfest Dog with house sauerkraut, apples, and Arches Brewing Pilsner with chutney garnish. As well as family owned and operated Woodstock Pretzel Company, Petite Violette who will be serving up Schnitzel, sauerkraut, and potato salad — plus many more!
Also, a new addition to the festival, thanks to The German Cultural Foundation, culinary vendor, The German Food, will fly in from the homeland and participate with a limited, authentic menu.
Live music includes national act, LynnMarie & The Nashville Polka Guys — LynnMarie is in the Polka National Hall of Fame, Sherri & Larry AKA “The Gluckliches Trio,” Bob Planner (solo accordionist), and local Atlanta acts,Ty Reynolds Band and All The Locals. Plus, DJ OneNate will perform throughout on both days.
Local nonprofit support is an important focus for festival owners Atlanta Sport and Social Club. Several nonprofits will benefit from ticket sales including, Releash Atlanta, Concrete Jungle, Junior Chamber International Atlanta Chapter, and Playworks GA. Releash Atlanta has been a continuous partner with the festival for the last three years. They are a 501c3, not for profit, 100% volunteer run, charitable organization that focuses on saving dogs from high kill shelters throughout our state. Since the organization operates solely on donations and volunteers, it is a prime choice for the festival to support.
HOW TO GET YOUR TICKETS
- Single Day Wristband Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
- Commemorative Glass 25 oz Beer Stein
- (4) 25oz Beer Tickets
- Souvenir Sunglasses
- Entry to Oktoberfest Atlanta
- Souvenir 22 oz Beer Stein
- First Beer included
- Table of 8 Reserved in the German Bier Garden
- Entry for 8 Oktoberfest Atlanta
- (8) 25 oz Beer Stein
- First Beer included for everyone
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/3/19
Duluth Town Green
Saturday, October 5th at Noon
The City of Duluth is teaming up with Atlanta Sport and Social Club to host a celebration of Beer and Wine on the Duluth Town Green. Join us on Saturday, October 5th from 12:00pm-5:00pm to sample 75+ craft beers and 25+ wines. The day will feature live local music from Citizen Gold and The Night Howlers, beer and wine samples, a variety of local food trucks, an adult game zone, plus community vendors and artists.
Tickets include souvenir tasting glass, admission to the event, live music, and all beer and wine samples. They are $36 at the time of posting and will increase as we get closer to the festival.
Ticket site and more information:
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/25/19
Heritage Sandy Springs
Saturday, September 28th at Noon
Purchase tickets here.
Join us on Saturday, September 28th for the second annual Sandy Springs Wine Festival at Heritage Sandy Springs!
From 12:00pm – 5:00pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings, music performances, and fun wine-themed activities on the entertainment lawn at Heritage Hall. Additionally, enjoy the entire Sandy Springs Festival ranging from Sandy Springs Place to City Green. Tickets at the time of posing were $42 and will go up.
• Souvenir Tasting Glass
• Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (50+ varieties)
• Live Music performances from Heart of Pine, and The Sagas and DJ 2-Smooth
• Wine-themed activities
Food Available for Purchase
Sandy Springs Wine Festival is a 21+ event, however the Sandy Springs Festival is open to all ages.
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 8/19/19
Saturday, September 21st at Noon
Historic Fourth Ward Skatepark
It’s a rose soiree on the Beltline! Join us on Saturday, September 21st for the Atlanta Rosé Festival along the Atlanta BeltLine at the Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival. From 12:00pm – 4:00pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 75 varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activities. Tickets are $40
Souvenir Rosé Festival Tasting Glass
Complimentary Wine and Craft Beer Tastings (75+ varieties)
DJ and Live Music performances
Food Available for Purchase
Atlanta Rosé Festival is a 21+ event, however the Old Fourth Ward Fall Festival is open to all ages.
Date: Saturday, July 13th
Time: 11 am
About: Atlanta Field Day (benefiting Playworks Georgia) is a throwback to grade school, built with adults in mind. We’ve got all the classic events like tug of war, relay races, obstacle courses, etc. – plus some crazy new games and some surprises throughout the day. Teams will earn points in each event to add up to your total for the day. Will your team have what it takes to take home the King of the Field title? Grab some friends, start your team, and get ready for the most fun you’ll have in 2019! This event is brought to you by Atlanta Sport and Social Club. Registration is open for corporate and co-ed groups, including individual tickets to join a team that day. Tickets run $56 for individual and up to $500 for a team.
What to expect during Field Day. Teams will compete in 8 competitions over the course of the day, consisting of (3) scheduled relays, and (5) scramble games events. The full game list and rules will be released the week of the event! Each team will compete in (2) scheduled relay events. In these two events, your team score is ranked against every other team participating in the event. Teams will select (7) scramble-style games to participate in. Scramble games can be points-based challenge involving just one team, or a head-to-head matchup with another team. We’ve teamed up with the Playworks Georgia for this year’s charity challenge! The more funds your team raises, the more points you earn towards your overall score!
Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 6/18/19
Saturday, August 10th
From Inman Park to Piedmont Park, the East Side Trail on the Atlanta BeltLine connects some of the best restaurants and bars in town! Join us on Saturday, August 10th to try them all!
Enjoy up to five complimentary beverages along the BeltLine along with awesome food and drink specials at participating locations. Get your crew together and join us for Pub Crawl on the BeltLine: Summer Edition presented by Lunazul Tequila.
Tickets Include are $30 and include:
• Up to (5) complimentary drinks at our partner bars
• Souvenir Pub Crawl on the BeltLine koozie
Summer Edition Partner Bars (More TBA)
• Apres Diem
• Guac y Margys
• Pour Taproom
• Butter and Cream
Checkin locations will be located Inman Park, Midtown, and Ponce City Market area.
Date: Sunday, June 9th
Time: 5 pm
About: The Taproom Concert Series is a craft brewery pop-up held in partnership with Heritage Sandy Springs’ Outdoor Concert Series – “Concerts by the Springs”. We’re teaming up with a different craft brewery each month to bring their taproom tasting experience TO the concert. June’s craft brewery pop-up is CANarchy Craft Brewery Collective and the band is Saved By The Band. Tickets include early admission at 4 pm, (12) 3oz craft beer samples, tasting glass, pre-concert DJ, and food available for purchase. Tickets range from $10-$15.
Date: Saturday, May 18th
Time: 1 pm
About: Join us on Saturday, May 18th for the next edition of Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival at Historic Old Fourth Ward Splash Pad! From 1:00pm – 5:00pm enjoy complimentary wine and craft beer tastings (over 50 varieties), music performances, and fun wine-themed activations. Tickets run $30-$54 in advance and include souvenir glass, complimentary wine and craft beer tastings, DJ, and music. They’ll be $60 at the door. Food available for purchase.
Date: Sunday, May 12th
Time: 11 am
About: Join Atlanta Sport and Social Club and 680 The Fan Atlanta’s Sports Station on Sunday, May 12th in the parking lot next to Park Bar as we gear up for Atlanta United FC vs Orlando City SC! Our pregame tailgate party is the BEST way to get you game ready. Tickets include complimentary Margaritas from Lunazul Tequila, beer from Modelo Especial, food, and live music from All That. Plus we’ve got all your favorite tailgate games, along with a few special surprise giveaways throughout the afternoon. RSVP required for entry, please see below.