With DragonCon, one of the major events of the season, just ending, more fall festivals and events are on the way here in Atlanta. Below are a few of the upcoming events that locals love and visitors come from all over to take part in. For visitors searching for a hotel in Atlanta, we can help you find the most exciting local activities while you enjoy your stay.
The Taste of Atlanta
Oct 25-27, 2013. This three-day food festival celebrates local cuisine in all its forms. With over 90 Atlanta restaurants participating, this event offers the city’s premiere food, wine, beer, and cocktail experience. In addition to food stalls, a farmer’s market area will also have stalls for local produce, jams, honey, and bread, and more. Demonstrations on 4 cooking stages are held throughout the event where visitors can see how chefs from some of Atlanta’s top restaurants get to work in the kitchen. Children will also be able to participate through activities such as pumpkin decorating. The event will be held at Tech Square in Midtown. Tickets for the Friday Taste Revival kickoff party are $70 in advance ($130 at the event) with special VIP tickets for $95 in advance ($150 at the event). Saturday and Sunday are each $30/$40 for general admission and $75/85 for VIP. VIP tickets allow access to alcohol specialties and include commemorative glassware. All tickets include 10 taste coupons.
Stone Mountain Highland Games
Oct 19-20, 2013. For the past 40 years, Scots from around the world have gathered at Stone Mountain Park on the 3rd weekend of October in their family tartans to celebrate Scottish culture and even compete in the Highland Games. Traditional music on bagpipes, fiddles, pipes, drums, and harps plays throughout the day. All visitors are welcome to participate in the dancing demonstrations, and later they can watch the Highland Games and the Parade of Tartans. Information tents for different clans as well as Scottish clothing, food, and craft shops will be placed around the grounds. Children (6-12) are $4 in advance/$5 at the event. Adults are $15 in advance/$17 at the door.
Indian Festival & Pow Wow
Oct 30-Nov 3. The largest Native American gathering in Georgia, this 4-day event at Stone Mountain Park celebrates Indian culture through dance, music, craft demonstrations, cooking styles, storytelling, and more. Dance and music is a central feature of the festival, marked by intertribal dance and drum competitions. Visitors can participate in interactive experiences that teach them traditional skills and allow them to walk into a variety of authentic local and regional dwellings. Vendors and craftsmen at the marketplace will be selling hand-made pottery, art, jewelry, and more. Tickets for the festival only are $15 (children 3 and under are free). Alternatively, visitors can purchase the Stone Mountain Adventure Pass to access all of the area’s attractions, including the Indian Festival & Pow Wow. Adventure Passes are $22 for children (age 3-11) and $28 for adults.
To learn about more upcoming events around the city and to book a hotel in Atlanta, contact the Ellis Hotel.