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ATLANTA WINTER BEER FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 1/9/22

Atlanta Winter Beer Fest
Atlantic Station Event Space
Saturday, February 5, 2022, 1pm-5pm
Atlanta Winter Beer Fest will be held on Saturday, February 5 from 1 to 5 pm at Atlantic Station Event Space. 150+ Beers, 25+ wines and ciders, seltzers and RTDs, Live Music, and DJ Qtip. Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir cup, and all beer and wine samples. Tickets are $45 advance, $50 after Jan. 27, $60 day of event. First 500 just $35.
21 and up event, no kids, no babies, no pets. Rain or shine event, no refunds. We will not have Designated Driver tickets, take Uber, Lyft, or walk. Do not drink and drive. We will have free bottled water. No outside food or beverage. Alcohol will cut off at 4:45pm. We reserve the right to cut off anyone at any time.

ATLANTA WINTER WINE FESTIVAL 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/31/21

Atlanta Winter Wine Festival

City Winery Atlanta

Saturday, January 22

Two sessions: 12 to 4pm & 6 to 10pm

Atlanta Wine Festivals will host the Atlanta Winter Wine Festival at City Winery on Saturday, January 22, 2022.  We will have 2 Session: 12pm-4pm and 6pm-10pm. We will feature 50+ different wines, beers and White Claw to sample. Enjoy the awesome venue with Live Music upstairs and beats by DJ Qtip on the main stage downstairs (both sessions).

Festival Tickets are $45 advance, $50 after Jan. 13, and $60 day of event

Tickets are now on sale here.

**City Winery does require proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 of entry**

Your ticket price includes a souvenir acrylic wine glass, entertainment, and all of your wine, cider, & beer samples. Food will cost extra. There will not be any Designated Driver tickets.

ATL HOLIDAY LIGHTS BEER AND WINE NIGHT 2022

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 12/31/21

Atlantic Station Event Space

Saturday, January 8, 2022, 6pm-10pm

Enjoy a night full of great beer and wine samples at a wonderful setting. Walk the ATL Holiday Light show course with beer & wine tables along the way, and party with DJ Qtip in the heated DJ tent. Tickets include entry, entertainment, souvenir cup, and all alcohol samples.

$40 advance, $45 after Dec. 30, $55 at the gate.

Tickets here.

INAUGURAL FALL BEER FESTIVAL AT RED’S BEER GARDEN

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 11/5/21

A Fun-Filled Day Featuring Eight Georgia Brews, Carnival Fun, Brews, Bites and More!

Saturday, November 13, 2021 From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Red’s Beer Garden is teaming up with eight Georgia breweries for the inaugural Red’s Fall Fest on Saturday, November 13, 2021 from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.  The event will take place in Red’s expansive, dog-friendly beer garden and feature Wild Leap Brew Co.Akademia, Reformation BreweryJekyll BrewingBold RockLeft Nut Brewing CompanyFire Maker Brewing Company, and Printer’s Ale. Each brewery will have two of their most popular brews available for purchase from Red’s cooler or on draft and their own game set up including apple toss, flip cup, Plinko and much more.  Every beer purchased gets attendees a ticket to play the brewery’s game of choice and win a variety prizes. Small pours will be available. Red’s will be serving its full menu of hot dogs, sandwiches and snacks along with their house-made, beer battered corndogs. Red’s Fall Fest is free to attend and dogs are welcome. For more information, please visit RedsBeerGarden.com or call 770.637.2299.

GERMAN BIERFEST ATLANTA 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/24/21

Woodruff Park

Saturday, November 6th 1pm

Tickets: here.

Join us on Saturday, November 6th for the next edition of German Bierfest at the beautiful Woodruff Park in the heart of the City of Atlanta. From 1:00pm – 6:00pm enjoy complimentary German Bier and Wine tastings (over 50 varieties), authentic music performances, and fun bier themed activations.
Atlanta area German restaurants and food vendors will serve up authentic cuisine such as bratwurst, döners, pretzels, sauerkraut, schnitzel, and more!
GA Tickets Include:
* Souvenir German Bier Fest Tasting Glass
* Complimentary German Bier and Wine Sampling (50+ varieties)
* DJ and Music
* Food Available for Purchase
VIP Tickets Include:
* 1 hour early admission (12:00pm)
* Souvenir German Bier Fest Tasting Glass
* Additional Limited Edition Souvenir Glass
* Private Restrooms
* Complimentary Catering
* German Bierfest Souvenir Shirt
* Specialty Access Biers
* German Bier Tasting Sessions
* Complimentary German Bier and Wine Tastings (50+ varieties)
* DJ and Music
GA Pricing Information:
Regular ticket prices increase from $45 – $54 in advance and $60 at the door (if available)
VIP Pricing Information:
Regular ticket prices increase from $110 in advance and $120 at the door (if available)

FALL FESTIVAL OF BREWS 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/15/21

Fall Festival of Brews

Saturday, October 23 

1-5 pm

Butcher & Brew – the American gastro sports bar – is excited to announce the first annual Fall Festival of Brews will be held on Saturday, October 23 from 1-5pm at Halcyon (6690 Town Square, Alpharetta, GA). The outdoor event will celebrate the best of craft beer with tastings from over 20 craft beer companies and feature food, live music, games, giveaways and more. 

 

Beers can be paired with Butcher & Brew burgers grilled fresh and available for purchase, plus ticket holders will receive 10 percent off any standard menu item at both Butcher & Brew locations all weekend. New Sensation, the INXS tribute band, and ELEVATION, the international U2 tribute show, will be playing live music throughout the day, the Atlanta Photo Camper will be onsite to capture fun keepsakes and various beer games with prizes will be set up around the venue. Festival-goers will also be able to enter raffles and giveaways from local vendors. 

 

Early bird tickets are selling out fast and can be purchased for $34 here through October 17. Following, tickets will be $44 through October 22, and $50 the day of the festival. VIP tickets ($125) are also available for purchase and include early entry to the festival, private tasting and dining areas, exclusive beer tastings, a festival gift bag and more. A portion of ticket sales from Fall Festival of Brews will be donated to Bottle Share, a Kennesaw-based nonprofit organization that supports the craft beverage community in times of adversity and hardship. 

THE ATLANTA FAIR 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/15/21

The Atlanta Fair returns Oct. 8- Nov. 7, 2021

Fan-favorite fair is back with family-friendly fall fun!

Welcome back to the fair! The Atlanta Fair will roll into town once again from Oct. 8 – Nov. 7, 2021. Fairgoers will be able to take in all of the excitement of the Midway: from classic carnival games and mouth-watering fair food to rip-roaring thrill rides and gentler attractions for the youngest members of the family.

This year’s fair will feature returning favorites such as the Alien Abduction, Crazy Dance and Nemesis 360, whose inverted spins and lofty heights have been bringing out the daredevil in its patrons since 2018, as well as new attractions the whole family is sure to love such as the Zero Gravity and Drop Tower. No day at the Midway is complete without traditional fare such as cotton candy, candy apples, popcorn, corn dogs and funnel cakes!  The Atlanta Fair team is excited to bring families a much-needed dose of fall fun!

WHAT:            The Atlanta Fair 2021

WHEN:            Friday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021

                        Monday – Friday: 5-11 p.m.

                        Saturday – Sunday: 1-11 p.m.

WHERE:         Turner Field – Grey Lot

                        655 Central Ave SW

                        Atlanta, GA 30315

HOW:              Tickets are available online or at the gate beginning on Oct. 8 at 5 p.m. For online admission, visit atlantafair.net.

Fair Entrance Fees:

Always: $2 for guests under 42”

Monday – Friday: $5 for guests 42” and taller

Saturday – Sunday Matinee (1-5 p.m.): $5 for guests 42” and taller

Saturday Evening (5-11 p.m.): $8 for guests 42” and taller

Midway Ride Tickets are as follows:

Individual tickets: $1.25 each

Unlimited Ride Armbands: $25 each

*Unlimited Ride Armbands are only valid on the day they are purchased.

Parental Escort Policy in Effect

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult 21 years or older on Friday and Saturday evenings. One adult may escort up to four youth. All guests must be able to present a valid Georgia or government issued photo ID.

 

Health & Wellness

In response to COVID-19, The Atlanta Fair team is taking extra precautions for the safety of all patrons, including regularly sanitizing all rides and attractions at the outdoor venue. Guests are asked to wear a mask while in attendance and practice social distancing when possible.

For more information, including weather updates, events and discounts visit the Atlanta Fair online at atlantafair.net and on facebook.com/ATLFAIR

GRANDIOSE GRAPE WINE FESTIVAL 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/14/21

Saturday, November 13 at 2 pm

The Mill Kitchen and Bar

The Mill Kitchen and Bar hosts The Grandiose Grape Wine Festival in Roswell Saturday, November 13th, 2021, 2pm-5pm: Early VIP Entry at 1pm. The Grandiose Grape Wine Festival is a curated collection of the finest wines to taste & explore with live entertainment and chef curated food.
Tickets include entry and entertainment, souvenir glass, chef curated food & wine samples 90+ vendors.
$90 VIP Advance Admission at 1PM | SOLD OUT
$100 VIP Advance Admission at 1PM
$50 Advance General Admission at 2PM
$60 General Admission at 2PM
Tickets: HERE.
VIP Guest will receive early admission into the festival at 1PM with a Reserve Wine Tasting with over 25+ Vendors & VIP Food, entertainment, souvenir cup, & VIP Gift Bag with gift cards. General Admission entry starts at 2PM with over 90+ Wines, Food, souvenir cup, and entertainment.
Note: 21 and up event, no children. Rain or shine event, no refunds. No outside food or beverage. Do not drink and drive, take Uber/Lyft or walk. Alcohol will cut off at 4:45pm. We reserve the right to cut off anyone at any time.

HALLOWEEN AT PONCE CITY MARKET 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 10/3/21

PONCE CITY MARKET ANNOUNCES SPOOKY HAPPENINGS AT THE COMMUNITY HUB THROUGHOUT OCTOBER

Ponce Goes Upside Down, a Carnival-Style Block Party on October 14, Will Feature Ghoulish Goodies, Raffles & More

This Halloween season, Atlanta’s iconic Ponce City Market is celebrating with haunting holiday festivities, spooky decor, ghoulish goodies and spellbinding sweet treats for the whole family. The lineup features spooky sights around every corner and scary-good fun, including:


Atlanta School of Photography will present a fun selection of photo booths where visitors can snap selfies or purchase professional shots for a suggested donation benefiting Illuminate Atlanta and Lost-n-Found Youth. Photo booths, including the Lost & Found “Hallowqueen” booth, will be created by Atlanta School of Photography photographers Sara Keith, Brook Hewitt, Julie Yarbrough and Kahiah Polidore.
Guests can directly access Ponce Goes Upside Down festivities on the third-floor trestle on foot or bike via the Atlanta BeltLine Eastside Trail. Drivers can enter the parking deck near Pancake Social, park on Level 2 or 3 and walk directly out to the second floor of the Central Food Hall or third floor to access the Trestle.
COVID-19 vaccination is strongly encouraged for all attendees, and in accordance with Atlanta City guidelines, Ponce City Market requires masks inside the market hall. Attendance is free and family-friendly, and all are welcome. RSVP here and follow Ponce City Market’s social channels for more information about future Ponce Goes Upside Down events.
  • RoleCall Theater’s Spooky Season Productions (October & November) – RoleCall Theater will present two chilling productions this October and November: Macbeth and Frankenstein. Retold by the three Fates of Roman mythology, Frankenstein returns to the hands of women practically for the first time since Mary Shelley completed it. Far from the groaning Hollywood monsters, ripped bodices and drafty castles of popular imagination, this production centers around the bone-deep psychological horrors of abandonment, rag and irrevocable mistakes in the making. How much can a man take, after all, before he becomes a monster?
In RoleCall’s iteration of Macbeth, the play begins when he is a brave and loyal thane to King Duncan. However, after hearing a prophecy that he will become king himself, Macbeth is overcome by ambition and greed. Encouraged by the prophecy and his scheming wife, Macbeth goes down a dark path of murder to try to seize the throne. Tickets are available here for both productions.
 
  • The Roof’s Annual 21+ Halloween Party (October 30, 8pm – midnight) – Something wicked is coming to The Roof at Ponce City Market! The Roof will transform with frightful sights, a dance party and a costume contest. Tickets to the 21+ celebration can be purchased here beginning October 1.
 
  • Trick-or-Treating on The Roof (October 31, All Day) – The Roof at Ponce City Market is celebrating the sweetest day of the year with trick-or-treating for children. To join, guests can purchase regular adult and child admission tickets online here beginning October 1 or onsite the day-of.

GATHER ROUND ATLANTA 2021

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 9/28/21

Thursday, October 14 to Sunday, October 17

Epicurean Hotel and all over Atlanta

Gather ‘round, a celebration of Southern food, drink, music and art is launching ticket sales on Friday, July 16 for its inaugural weekend in Midtown Atlanta, October 14 – 17th, 2021. Curated and produced by Southern Culinary & Creative, the four-day festival brings together the best of the region with 60+ talent, offering guests a chance to meet and eat with the South’s most prestigious chefs, beverage experts, artists, makers and entertainers.

“With a dedication to supporting the community and giving back to the people and places who nourish us, Gather ‘round is proud to champion the Atlanta-based hospitality organization Giving Kitchen as a beneficiary of the event and a primary nonprofit partner of Epicurean Atlanta. We wanted to curate an experience that encapsulates the full spectrum of culinary and creative interests in the community, and we’re working closely with some of the South’s top chefs, beverage experts and artists to bring this delicious adventure to life,” says Southern Culinary & Creative Partner Elizabeth Feichter. “We look forward to welcoming culinary enthusiasts for years to come, as Gather ‘round flourishes into an annual event cherished by the community.”

The soon-to-open Epicurean Atlanta, as the Presenting Sponsor, will play host to Gather ‘round. With a laser focus on delivering an authentic culinary experience to every guest, Epicurean Atlanta is the perfect venue for this celebration with its state-of-the-art Epicurean Theatre, 178-guest rooms and suites, and 1-acre rooftop events lawn. Epicurean Atlanta and its executive chef Ewart Wardhaugh are thrilled to collaborate with talent from its sister properties for the weekend including the team from Bern’s Steak House in Tampa, FL with chefs Habteab Hamde, Carlise Lopez, and Hannah Thomas and Wine Director Eric Renaud, as well as chefs Adam Hyatt (Élevage SoHo Kitchen & Bar, Epicurean Hotel, Tampa, FL), Chad Johnson and beverage manager Chris Belk (Haven, Tampa, FL).

Award-winning talent that call the region home will be featured throughout the weekend’s lineup including Ferrell Alvarez (Rooster & the Till, Nebraska Mini Mart, Gallito Taqueria, Tampa, FL), Brittanny Anderson (Brenner Pass, Metzger Bar And Butchery, Black Lodge, Leni, Richmond, VA), Cory Bahr (Parish, Monroe, LA), Rebecca Masson (Fluff Bake Bar, Houston, TX), Gerald Sombright (Knife & Spoon, Orlando, FL), Shuai Wang (Jackrabbit Filly, North Charleston, SC), and more.  In addition, Atlanta’s very own Justin & Jonathan Fox (Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q), Tiffanie Barriere (The Drinking Coach), Miles Macquarrie (Watchman’s, Kimball House), Claudia Martinez (Miller Union), Craig Richards (Lyla Lila), and Maricela Vega (Chicomecoatl) among many other local favorites will guarantee Gather ‘round will delight and inspire guests throughout the weekend’s events.

SIGNATURE EVENTS

Gather ‘round will feature four signature events held throughout the weekend inviting guests to break bread as Southern makers, artisans and creators of deliciousness bring their craft to life.  Each of the four signature events will be fully immersive, as the space, culinary offerings and details are woven thoughtfully together to tell stories of the South and deliver guests epicurean discoveries by the forkful. On Thursday evening, Awaken Your Senses will delight the palate with unforgettable dishes and beverage pairings to awaken the Epicurean adventure ahead.  On Friday, Tomorrow’s Table will offer modern takes on both Southern cuisine and craft, featuring rising and well-known talent from around the region with beautifully presented dishes, libations, paired wines, and engaging artistic performances and installations curated by the Hambidge Creative Arts Center. Sip will spotlight the bond between music and drinks, complete with the perfect bite to pair, celebrating classic Southern cocktails and curated Soundtracks playing to the musical culture of the South as guests enjoy a tasty Saturday night. To close out the weekend, Punch Brunch will toast to Sundays in the South with the ever-beloved and large-format concept of the Southern punch.  Combined with savory and sweet comfort food for this seated brunch service, we will top off this indulgent morning with a soulful Southern musical performance and delicious pastry bites featuring chefs from around the region while enjoying beautiful views from the Sky Terrace event lawn at the Epicurean.

EPICUREAN THEATRE MASTER CLASSES

Presented by The Local Palate, this entertaining, educational kick-off series of five interactive, deeply immersive seminars will take place throughout the weekend, acting as a forum for open discussion on a wide range of topics. Learn the latest in sustainability from two Gulf-seasoned chefs, explore the iconic dishes of Buford Highway, or taste the nuances of natural wine with these latest topics and trends in food media. Guests are sure to leave inspired and satiated with each delectable discovery.

TAKE COVER: A COLLABORATIVE DINNER SERIES

In this collaborative dinner series, award-winning guest talent from around the South will gather in Atlanta’s top restaurants to create unexpected collaborative menus, featuring dishes inspired by multiple cuisines and visiting talent’s culinary personas.  Each multi-course meal, complete with beverage pairings, promises a culinary cover guests won’t want to miss.  Among the experiences, get ready to join the Fox Bros. as they work alongside visiting chefs Ming Pu and Shuai Wang to interpret Asian flavors into Southern smoked favorites or partake in a music-to-your-mouth journey of European flavors during Craig Richards collaboration with Chrysta Poulos and recent Top Chef participant, Brittanny Anderson.

Tickets are on sale and can be purchased by visiting GatherRoundATL.com. Gather ‘round weekend rates are also available at Epicurean Atlanta and can be reserved here. For a full list of Gather ‘round talent, please follow the link here.

The well-being of patrons, sponsors, team members and talent is the event’s top priority. In preparation for Gather ‘round, the team will continue to closely monitor health and safety updates and recommendations from the CDC and the Georgia Department of Public Health as related to the pandemic and any other potential health risks to stay aware of. The team will evolve and adapt as needed to ensure the health and safety for all involved and will ensure the set up and guest and talent experience for the event is maintained at the highest standards.