Best of the Fests

The Rooster has a lot to crow about when it comes to festivals in the Southeast. But sometimes the choices are overwhelming. That's where we come in. From time to time, we'll publish lists of our favorite festivals in this space. We hope to give you a few fresh ideas and inspire you to explore our beautiful corner of the country!
Solar Eclipse 2017 Festivals

Solar eclipse festivals celebrate this once in a lifetime opportunity on August 21 to see the moon completely block the sun – when daytime becomes a deep twilight.  This will last for a minute or two depending entirely on your exact location. These festivals are in the path of totality providing ultimate views. They also offer information from […]

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Summer Fairs in the Southeast

See the blue-ribbon-winning chicken. Feed baby goats. Share a funnel cake. Wander through the fun house. Wave to the pageant’s royalty. Set down your sweet tea and take a swirl on the carnival rides. Exploring a local fair is a classic way to spend a summer day or night. I’ve rounded-up some with this list. Please let me know if I’ve missed […]

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Southeast Eats – Interesting Summer Food Fests

Each of these food fests celebrates a signature ingredient or flavor. Nashville’s Hot Chicken Festival showcases many versions of their signature dish from a variety of local restaurants and the amateur cooking competition. Citrus is the key ingredient at the Key Lime Festival in the Florida Keys with key lime rum, cocktails from martinis to margaritas, key lime pie […]

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Georgia Festival List: June 9-11, 2017

This weekend is a good reason to get out your bike and take to the streets for two fun events: Atlanta Moon Ride and Atlanta Streets Alive. Raise a glass at the Brookhaven Beer Festival; sample some cobbler at the Georgia Peach Festival; or, enjoy a day at the Duluth Arts Festival. Adventure awaits you this […]

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Festival List: June in Atlanta

If you live in Atlanta or are visiting, you should keep this list handy for June. Indie Craft Experience presents their Summer Craft & Vintage Market in Midtown at Colony Square. They have a lot of fun things planned, like a Tiny Garden Workshop presented by @tinydoorsatl. Another personal favorite of mine is Streets Alive where […]

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12 Fests for Nature Lovers in June

Learn folk remedies of the lavender plant. Get expert advice on attracting more pollinators to your garden. Hear from wildlife educators and an animal behaviorist. Take a Black Bear guided tour. And, get active with white water rafting, rock climbing, fishing and more. These June festivals are designed for outdoor adventure and learning around the […]

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11 Fests Featuring Wine (June)

Sip your way around the Southeast with this variety of festivals offering wine tastings and more. You’ll experience parings with food, sampling of local varieties, music, art and gorgeous scenery. Each festival has its own personality, such as the Virginia Summer Solstice Wine Festival, which includes fire and belly dancers. The Georgia Wine Country Festival […]

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6 Late-Spring Art Festivals in Georgia

Stroll through some of the state’s prettiest parks and small town squares at these upcoming festivals featuring fine arts and crafts. You’ll smell delicious food cooking and listen to a variety of live music while you search for your latest treasure. I personally love the Old Fourth Ward Park Arts Festival, which is across the street […]

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3 Festivals for Adventure Seekers this Month

How about a little disc golf, hot air ballooning or woodchopping to shake-up the weekend routine? These three festivals have the ingredients for adventure. Please let me know how it goes! Tag #BestoftheFests

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10 Food Festivals to Kick-off Summer in the Southeast

Temperatures are rising and we feel summer stirring here in the Southeast. I’ve selected a sample of festivals with good flavors and culture to help you start the season. Each event celebrates something important to their location, whether it’s a harvested crop or what’s cooking on the grill. All of them are a slice of culture and perfect way to […]

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