The Atlanta History Center’s Folklife Festival

Fall festival season is in full swing in Atlanta!  Not interested in the acts or crowds at Music Midtown this weekend? Want something you can do with the kiddies or your sweetie? Then you might want to check out the Atlanta History Center‘s Folklife Festival at the Smith Family Farm on Saturday, September 22 from 10:30-4:30.

Learn all about traditional crafts and sustainability in the South while drinking a local brew, indulging in local foods and listening to some local folk and bluegrass artists. There will be an array of demonstrations from candle making to blacksmithing to pickling by one of my favorite people, Angie Tillman, of Phickles Pickles (shameless plug) as well as storytelling (a most Southern attribute). A seed swap demonstration with Slow Food Atlanta, Slavery and Food with Chef Todd Richards of The Shed at Glenwood and smokehouse techniques with Chef Dan Lantham of Farm Burger Buckhead will also be taking place throughout the day as they discuss the current culinary trends and farm-to-table movement in Atlanta. This is a chance to interact with and get to know the people behind the food, art, music and stories we have come to cherish in the South. Plus, there’s a petting zoo! Who doesn’t love a little goat chewing on their shoelace once in a while. Tickets are on sale now at The Atlanta History Center’s website: $14.50 for adults, $11.00 for seniors and $9.00 for children.

Can’t make it on Saturday? Then join The Atlanta History Center Friday, September 21 for the festival’s kickoff from 7pm-10pm. Dine and discuss the South’s culinary landscape with Chef Linton Hopkins of Restaurant Eugene, Chef Duane Nutter of One Flew South and Steve and Marie Nygren the founders of the beautiful Serenbe. Local wines, cocktails and food will be highlighted as well as the museum’s many exhibits. This is great opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the finest chefs in the area and mingle with fellow Atlanta foodies and history buffs while enjoying a night out in the gateway city to the South. $60/pp with a $20 off coupon using the code: FOOD.


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