Atlanta History Center Presenting Folklife Kick-off Event/ Festival

Traditional crafts, southern foodways, and environmental sustainability are at the center of the festivities happening Sept. 21 - 22.

Each year, the 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 p.m. for Folklife FestKick-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 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 and Owner of One Flew South and Rolling Bones.

Folklife Fest Kick-Off tickets are $60 for members; $75 for non members and includes food and beverage.

Purchase tickets online here

The traditional Fall Folklife Festival occurs on Saturday, September 22 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Atlanta History Center's Smith Family Farm. For more information or schedule of festival activities, visit online here

Admission to the Saturday festival is free to members and included in the price of general admission for non members. Purchase tickets online and save here.

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


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