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Fall in love with food at Atlanta History Center's Folklife Festival kickoff
Fall in love with food at Atlanta History Center's Folklife Festival kickoff

-- An Evening Foodie Affair Featuring Tastings, Live Music, Mixologists, and Some of Atlanta's Most Beloved Chefs --

Each year, the Atlanta History Center ushers in the autumn season with the Fall Folklife Festival. Traditional crafts, southern foodways, and environmental sustainability are at the center of the festivities. This year, the festival expands with the introduction of a new Friday night kick-off event.

Join the Atlanta History Center on Friday, September 21 from 7:00 to 10:00 pm for Folklife Fest Kick-Off, an evening foodie affair that celebrates southern culture and food with an emphasis on Atlanta's unique cuisine.

Sample delicious food from Atlanta restaurants and businesses committed to serving local and sustainable ingredients. Stop by one of three bars to enjoy a specialized punchbowl cocktail created by area mixologists. Meet with a sommelier from Restaurant Eugene who curates Georgia wines. Stroll through the museum's award-winning exhibitions. Enjoy live music from Georgia’s own Little Country Giants. Learn about the evolution of Atlanta dining with a panel discussion featuring some of Atlanta's most beloved chefs including, Steve and Marie Nygren, founders of Serenbe; Linton Hopkins, Executive Chef and Co-owner of several Atlanta restaurants, including Restaurant Eugene; and Duane Nutter, Chef of One Flew South and Owner of Rolling Bones.

Folklife Fest Kick-Off tickets are $60 for members; $75 for nonmembers and includes food and beverage. Purchase tickets online at AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Festival.

The traditional Fall Folklife Festival occurs on Saturday, September 22 from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm at the Atlanta History Center's Smith Family Farm. For more information or schedule of festival activities, visit online at AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Folklife. Admission to the Saturday festival is free to members and included in the price of general admission for nonmembers. Purchase tickets online and save at AtlantaHistoryCenter.com/Visit.

The Atlanta History Center's Fall Folklife Festival is supported by the Fulton County Arts Council, Publix, and Macy's.




  • Chef Carvel, Canoe Restaurant

  • Restaurant Eugene

  • Archna Becker, Bhojanic

  • Chef Shaun Doty, Bantam and Biddy

  • Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

  • Taziki’s Mediterrean Grill




  • H.Harper Station

  • One Flew South

  • Restaurant Eugene


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