Staff Picks

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!
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5 Spring Strawberry Festivals

Sun-kissed strawberries grown right here in the southeast bring the communities together for festivals that are jam-packed with shortcake, pies, picking, parades, games, music and more. Check back… we’ll be adding more as the weeks go on.

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Atlanta, we’ve got you covered. Here is the April 2017 Festival List.

Hello to April weekends in Atlanta. These festivals have established many traditions in our city. Whether it’s the quirky parade at the Inman Park Festival or the pedestrian friendly streets for Streets Alive, there’s a lot happening during this peak festival month. p.s. If we’ve missed a festival, please email editor@festivalrooster.com or message us on […]

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Atlanta Festivals Say CHEESE

Cheese takes center stage at these two fall festivals. You’ll find childhood favorites and grown-up tastings from producers around the world. Wine, brew, music and contests add to the experience. I want to point-out that the Mac and Cheese Fest debuts this year in Edgewood with proceeds benefitting the neighborhood. Learn more about the festivals here:

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Holiday Shopping Markets Popping-up Around SE

Some of my favorite mornings have been sipping a cider, catching-up with a friend, sampling delicacies – all while browsing displays of handcrafted items at a local pop-up shop. I hope you’ll find something for your friends, family and YOU at one of these southern markets! If there’s one happening in your town, please let me know […]

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The Southeast is Cookin’, Sept 25-27

Foodies are flocking to these 2 big fall events to sample of some of the south’s best cooking.

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Atlanta Loves a Good Festival: 11 this Weekend

Here’s the weekend round-up. For details, read the summaries below. Atlanta Greek Festival Taste of Atlanta East Atlanta Strut Fall Folklife Festival TomorrowWorld Great Atlanta Beer Fest Historic College Park Arts Festival Duluth Fall Festival Atlanta Hip Hop Day Festival Atlanta Streets Alive Whole Hawg Music & BBQ Fest

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Bourbon Sippin’ in September

Bourbon lovers, these 2 are for you: smooth bourbon, delicious food and music at these festivals.

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Art, Music and Hula Hoop at Piedmont Park Arts Festival

Word from the Bird: Piedmont Park Arts Festival returns August 15 and 16, 2015. Read on to find out how you can be part of a new World Record and more. What’s up with the hula hoop? We are once again breaking a World Record. On Saturday and Sunday at 4:00pm we will be attempting […]

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Rooster Interview: Hungry Mother Festival

Today we’re proud to present the first interview straight from the rooster’s mouth: Hungry Mother Festival, taking place this weekend in Virginia’s Hungry Mother State Park. We sat down with Hungry Mother Festival’s entertainment head, Candace Butler, and learned more about the festival. Hopefully this gets you excited to attend! In Virginia? Looking for plans […]

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It’s Fair Season: The Best Fairs in the Southeast

If you grew up in a remotely rural area, you probably remember going to the county or state fair in the summer. The Rooster has fond memories of going to the county fair and experiencing the sights, the food, and the shows, and still loves a good fair to this day. Whether you’re a fair […]

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