As our Memorial Day festivities wind down, it’s time to turn our attention to the next big event – the Atlanta Food & Wine Festival taking place this weekend! I am attending for the first time this year and could not be more thrilled. Why, you ask? Well, the numbers don’t lie…
Launched in 2011, this year’s event will be the 5th annual AF&WF. It will take place on 12th Street in Midtown for four days from May 28 – 31, and will feature:
- More than 250 food and beverage experts
- Close to 100 classes
- More than 120 purveyors in its tasting tents
Not to mention it was put together with an advisory council of more than 80 culinary professionals from 13 states and the District of Columbia.
If you’re still not convinced, Kelly Skinner of USA Today says, “Whether you’re an obsessive Food Network devotee, an avid home cook, an in-the-know foodie, a server, a chef or simply a person who loves to eat, drink and be merry, this sprawling annual fest has it all…”
Needless to say my excitement level is on 10!
Please note that you must be 21 years or older to attend the festival. Tickets start at $100. Some types of tickets are already sold out, so get to http://atlfoodandwinefestival.com/ soon to snatch up what’s left!
Here are a few photos from last year, courtesy of AF&WF/Raftermen Photography, to further whet your appetite!
*Cover image courtesy of AF&WF.Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta Events, Atlanta Food & Wine Festival, Atlanta Restaurants, Beer, wine