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PEACHFEST ANNOUNCES CHEFS & CONTEST TO CELEBRATE PEACHES JULY 21ST

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/1/24

Festival organizers announce chefs and a chance to win over $3,000 in prizes from sponsors

July 21 3pm

Tickets here.

This summer, Atlanta’s Peachtree Center will transform into a vibrant showcase of culinary excellence with Peachfest on Sunday, July 21, 2024, from 3 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. This standout event promises a gathering of over 65 esteemed food artisans, pastry chefs, wineries, and notable bartenders, making it a pivotal celebration of Georgia’s peach season and a must-attend for the national and local culinary scene.

Peach enthusiasts have a chance to win over $3,000 in prizes, including overnight accommodations at a luxury hotel, dinners, a Kamado Joe Grill, and VIP tickets to the peach-filled extravaganza. To enter the contest, visit the website, purchase tickets, or find information on where to pick up Pearson Farm peaches at your favorite farmers markets.

Taste Network’s coveted chef-driven Peachfest will welcome over 1,200 attendees. The event offers a delectable array of peach-centric creations ranging from savory to sweet dishes and drinks, meticulously crafted by some of Atlanta’s most celebrated chefs and beverage experts. Now in its tenth year, Peachfest is recognized not only as a premier culinary festival in the South but also as a vital contributor to sustainable agriculture initiatives.

This year’s culinary lineup will feature some of the South’s best chefs and beverage artisans dedicated to supporting local farmers, including Chef Eric Gephart of Kamado Joe, Chef Lamar Moore of Bronzeville Winery (CHI), John Short of Pearson Farm, Fishmonger Shaun Brian Sells of CudaCo. (CHS), Chef Nolan Wynn of Banshee, Chef Matt Crutchfield of Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Chef Demetrius Brown of Bread & Butterfly, Chef Greg Lipman of Piastra, Chef Casey Burchfield of The Burch, Chef Hector Santiago of La Metro, Barkeep James Wampler of Yakitori Kona, Chef Robert Butts of Black Smoke, Chef Karl Gorline of Avize, Chef Matt Marcus of The Woodall Westside, Richard Tang of Bar Diver & Girl Diver, Chef Hudson Rouse of Whoopsies, Chef Chad Clevenger of Two Urban Licks, Chef Shay Lavi of Third Space Atlanta, Melanie Wade of Golda Kombucha, Chef Walter Cortado of Estrellita, Chef Derek Dollar of The Mill Kitchen & Bar, Shirley Hughes of Sweet Cheats, Ali Washington of Soul Food Holistic Healing, Alma Cocina, Marcus Bar & Grill, and many more.

Sponsors of the festival include Kamado Joe Grills, Peachtree Center, Georgia Power, Wrecking Bar Brewpub, Georgia Proud Provisions, Pearson Farm, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Tip Top Cocktails, San Pellegrino, Crown Royal Peach Whisky, Smirnoff Lemonade, Candler Hotel, Wine Group, Fraiche Wine Group, Brother’s Bond Bourbon, Georgia Bulldog Bar, and the Vinoteca Wine Lounge featuring Ribera del Duero and Rueda, Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines.

During Peachfest, guests will be able to enjoy peach-centric dishes, endless beer, premium wines, peach-infused cocktails, and more, curated by leading influencers in Atlanta’s food and beverage industry. Tickets for Peachfest are available starting at $95 for general admission, with VIP access priced at $130, offering early entry and additional exclusive tastings in a private lounge.

Tickets: VIP Access, $130; General Admission, $95. RSVP online at www.peachfest.org
Official Host: Peachtree Center, 225 Peachtree Street NE
Time: 3 p.m. for VIP entry, 4 p.m. for General Admission; ends at 7:30 p.m.
When: Sunday, July 21, 2024

General Admission includes entry to the all-inclusive afternoon affair, featuring peach-centric dishes of all varieties, beer, wine, and cocktails. The VIP ticket offers guests an extra hour of the festival, limited to 300 guests, which includes more time for food, drink, and mingling with the chefs, distillers, and farmers.

With an extraordinary list of participating chefs and sponsors, the festival will also raise funds for Piggy Bank, a non-profit whose mission is to preserve and protect endangered breeds of heritage pigs and support family farmers by creating and sharing business plans that can help form sustainable processes. In times of need, Piggy Bank provides relief to heritage breed pig farmers struck by eco-disasters in an effort to avoid failure.

PEACHFEST RETURNS TO PEACHTREE CENTER JULY 26TH

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/11/22

Festival organizers announce chefs and sponsors ahead of the all-inclusive event on July 26

Summer in Georgia signals the start of peach season and this year, Atlanta’s popular PeachFest returns to Peachtree Center after a pandemic pause. From 5:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, Peachtree Center will open The Plaza to Atlanta’s best food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps for the fifth annual peach-filled extravaganza for an all-inclusive guest experience.

During Peachfest, guests will be able to enjoy peach-centric dishes, beer, wine, peach-infused cocktails and more curated by leading influencers in Atlanta’s food and beverage industry. Offerings include chef-prepared dishes studded with the state’s signature fruit, the Georgia peach; crushable, peach-infused cocktails made with premium spirits; endless beers, including an exclusive peach beer from Wrecking Bar Brewpub, and the Vinoteca Wine Lounge featuring Ribera del Duero and Rueda, Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines.

“As Downtown Atlanta’s cultural hub, we’re thrilled to welcome back PeachFest to Peachtree Center,” said Leslie Bland, Director of Marketing at Peachtree Center. “In celebration of the Georgia Peach, PeachFest will allow guests the opportunity to enjoy an intimate, first-hand experience with the city’s top chefs and mixologists in support of our long-term partner, Pearson Farms. We’re the perfect location to host this one-of-a-kind event and look forward to enjoying flavorful peach dishes and drinks alongside our community.”

This year’s culinary lineup will feature Atlanta’s best chefs and beverage artisans who are dedicated to supporting local farmers, including Stevenson Rosslow & Mikey Staniewicz of Wrecking Bar Brewpub, John Short of Pearson Farm, Drew Van Leuvan of Farm Burger, Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms, Nolan Wynn of Banshee, Casey Burchfield of The Burch, Tyler Edwards of Elsewhere Brewing, Davis King of Betterstaff Brewing, Jason Waters of Georgia Routes, Karl Gorline of The Woodall Westside, Natahsa Horton of Blended Family Spirits, and Grant Wallace of Our Apothecary, to name a few.

Event tickets can be purchased at www.peachfest.org. Each ticket includes entry into the event, food and beverages. With an extraordinary list of participating chefs and sponsors, the festival will also raise funds for Piggy Bank, a non-profit whose mission is to preserve and protect endangered breeds of heritage pigs and support family farmers by creating and sharing business plans that can help form sustainable processes. In times of need, Piggy Bank provides relief to heritage breed pig farmers struck by eco-disaster in an effort to avoid failure.

“PeachFest is a community event designed to build awareness and education around livestock and produce grown in Georgia including peaches and tasty heritage breed pigs raised by family farmers,” said Brady Lowe, volunteer director of Piggy Bank.

ATLANTA DOGWOOD FESTIVAL VIP EXPERIENCE INCLUDING PEACHFEST 2021!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/21/21

The 85th Annual Atlanta Dogwood Festival is excited to introduce new concepts for the VIP Experience, including a version of Georgia’s popular Peachfest. These ticketed culinary events are held throughout the weekend overlooking the Coca-Cola Main Stage. Guests will be treated to fabulous food from local chefs plus wine, beer and cocktail tastings throughout the weekend. Each event is an all-inclusive culinary experience with private restrooms and a great view of the stage. Limited tickets and reserved tables with umbrellas are available. All Tickets here.

All VIP Experience tickets include $5 General Admission Donation to the Atlanta Dogwood Festival.

Friday, August 6

4:30pm – 8:30pm
TICKETS: $65.00

At Friday night’s Baja Fish Tacos & Argentine BBQ event, the fighting spirit of the restaurant industry is celebrated as guests enjoy endless Corona and Modelo beer paired with sustainable fish tacos and an Argentine-style BBQ. Tickets are $65 and include select cocktails featuring Buffalo Trace Bourbon and red and white wines from two of Spain’s most prestigious wine regions, Ribera del Duero and Rueda.

Saturday, August 7

4:30pm – 8:30pm
TICKETS: $75.00

Beauty & the Beasts is an experience filled with locally raised beef and heritage pork alongside sustainable seafood dishes like ceviche and poke. Tickets are $75 and include the chance to vote on Buffalo Trace’s “Best of the Batched” bartender competition sporting a summer-time, cocktail-crushing theme. Guests will enjoy craft beers and wine pairings from two of Spain’s most prestigious wine regions, Ribera del Duero and Rueda. A not-to-be-missed event.

Sunday, August 8 – PEACHFEST

1:30pm – 5:30pm
TICKETS: $75.00

This 2021 version of Peachfest is an epic peach event for foodies appreciating local farmers and chefs who support community-based agriculture. Tickets to this year’s smaller adaptation of the successful event are $75 and include a menu of local plants and proteins paired with the state’s signature fruit: the Georgia peach. Guests will enjoy peaches and meats grilled over all-natural charcoal from Royal Oak, plant-based bites and sweet nibbles from a handful of the South’s notable tastemakers. Barkeeps will create hand-made, all-mighty peach cocktails featuring Buffalo Trace Bourbon, while wine professionals spotlight Spanish red and white wines of Ribera del Duero and Rueda. If you love peaches, this event is for you.

PeachFest Atlanta 2019

Date: Sunday, July 21st

Time: 4 pm

About: Let’s get peachy! Summer in Georgia signals the start of peach season and this year, Georgia’s popular PeachFest is moving to a new location: Peachtree Center. From 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, downtown Atlanta’s iconic mixed-use development will open its beautifully renovated plaza to more than 1,000 attendees and 70 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps for the third annual peach filled extravaganza. PeachFest will be Peachtree Center’s first-ever public event since completing its modernization in May.

At PeachFest, guests will have the opportunity to sample the best dishes the city’s culinary scene has to offer and rub elbows with some of Atlanta’s famous chefs including Andre Gomez, the visionary behind Porch Light Latin Kitchen. Guests can also expect appearances from local farmers like Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms who will take the stage to discuss the difference of raising heritage breeds on open pastures. The sight alone will be worth the downtown detour as guests sample specialty crafted tastes, bites and sips of various on-and-off-menu favorites all featuring the state’s signature fruit: the Georgia peach.

Focused on supporting agriculture and providing opportunities for the future farmers of America, the event generates opportunity for smaller farmers across the state. At the helm of the fundraiser is a not-to-miss silent auction featuring items from Atlanta restaurants and sponsors, including rare cellared wines. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the website. For an in-depth look at PeachFest, visit the website and watch the overview video.

PeachFest Tickets start at $70 for the all-inclusive afternoon affair. Entry to the event gets you peach-centric dishes of all varieties such as pizza, paleo, baked goods, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails and much more curated by some of the leading influencers in the city’s food and beverage industry. VIP entry costs $100 and includes early access, an extra hour of the festival which includes a private tasting of cellared wines in the silent auction lounge, limited dishes, reserve spirits and more time to mix and mingle with the chefs, winemakers and farmers.

More Information:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peachfest-atlanta-on-july-21-at-peachtree-center-tickets-58809813736

PEACHFEST 2019 RETURNS THIS SUNDAY IN A NEW LOCATION!

Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/15/19

PEACHFEST RETURNS TO DOWNTOWN ATLANTA IN NEW LOCATION AT PEACHTREE CENTER

Last year’s sold-out event generated more than $37K for small farmers and a peach full of bellies to celebrate responsible agriculture

Sunday, July 21st: 3 pm to 7 pm 

Website: https://www.peachfest.org/

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peachfest-atlanta-on-july-21-at-peachtree-center-secret-peach-society-pop-up-dinner-series-at-tickets-58809813736

Let’s get peachy! Summer in Georgia signals the start of peach season and this year, Georgia’s popular PeachFest is moving to a new location: Peachtree Center. From 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, downtown Atlanta’s iconic mixed-use development will open its beautifully renovated plaza to more than 1,000 attendees and 70 food artisans, pastry chefs and barkeeps for the third annual peach filled extravaganza. PeachFest will be Peachtree Center’s first-ever public event since completing its modernization in May.

“We’re thrilled to bring PeachFest to Peachtree Center this year,” said Leslie Bland, Director of Marketing at Peachtree Center. “Having such a vibrant event full of local energy at the newly renovated Peachtree Center gives us a chance to further connect with the Downtown Atlanta community and show off our fresh new look.”

At PeachFest, guests will have the opportunity to sample the best dishes the city’s culinary scene has to offer and rub elbows with some of Atlanta’s famous chefs including Andre Gomez, the visionary behind Porch Light Latin Kitchen. Guests can also expect appearances from local farmers like Jon Jackson of Comfort Farms who will take the stage to discuss the difference of raising heritage breeds on open pastures. The sight alone will be worth the downtown detour as guests sample specialty crafted tastes, bites and sips of various on-and-off-menu favorites all featuring the state’s signature fruit: the Georgia peach.

Focused on supporting agriculture and providing opportunities for the future farmers of America,the event generates opportunity for smaller farmers across the state. At the helm of the fundraiser is a not-to-miss silent auction featuring items from Atlanta restaurants and sponsors, including rare cellared wines. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased on the website. For an in-depth look at PeachFest, visit the website and watch the overview video.

PeachFest Tickets start at $70 for the all-inclusive afternoon affair. Entry to the event gets you peach-centric dishes of all varieties such as pizza, paleo, baked goods, appetizers, beer, wine, cocktails and much more curated by some of the leading influencers in the city’s food and beverage industry. VIP entry costs $100 and includes early access, an extra hour of the festival which includes a private tasting of cellared wines in the silent auction lounge, limited dishes, reserve spirits and more time to mix and mingle with the chefs, winemakers and farmers.

The beneficiary of the event, Piggy Bank , an organization that aims to change the future of food by creating a community in which small farmers can learn about safer, more responsible practices and share livestock, and the very information needed to thrive as small businesses. Piggy Bank operates as a project of the Multiplier which is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit organization.