Georgia’s Short List for Food & Drink Festivals

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ATLANTA FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

Atlanta, May/June

The Southeast brings its A game to ATL with a powerhouse line-up of chefs, sommeliers, and other culinary connoisseurs hailing from 13 Southern states. Find hot skillets and cool libations aplenty at venues in Midtown and Old Fourth Ward. atlfoodandwinefestival.com

CRUSH FEST WINE & FOOD FESTIVAL

Cleveland, August

Sure, come for the wine tastings, food trucks, and bands, but stay for the barefoot fun as festival revelers go toe to toe stomping grapes, accompanied by live accordion and guitar music. yonahmountainvineyards.com

JEKYLL ISLAND SHRIMP & GRITS FESTIVAL

Jekyll Island, September

The pristine, palm-dotted island offers an idyllic setting for sampling craft brews, watching chef competitions, and savoring the festival’s iconic namesake dish. In addition to filling up on shrimp and grits, visitors can grab bites from food trucks and take a tasty souvenir home from Handmade Provisions. jekyllisland.com

SAVANNAH FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

Savannah, November

You can find top-notch food and drink aplenty at this weeklong festival, with a full roster of events taking place throughout the charming city. Purchase tickets for riverboat cruises, a speakeasy, chef-led classes, Taste of Savannah, and more. savannahfoodandwinefest.com

SIP & SAVOR SPRING

Pine Mountain, March

Presented by Callaway Resort & Gardens, this flowery extravaganza presents an eyeful of sumptuous culinary creations as well as thousands of springtime blooms at every turn. Book early for the master classes and celebrity chef dinner. sipandsavorspring.com

TASTE OF ALPHARETTA

Alpharetta, May

This food-savvy city showcases more than 60 area restaurants in one fun, family-friendly night. Fill up on tasty bites, cooking demos, and live music, and get in on the action by voting for your favorite dish of the evening. alpharetta.ga.us

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