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. Here's a list of current favorites.
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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The Southeast’s Best Music Festivals, July 10-12

Summer is festival season, and nowhere is that truer than in music. Here are some of our top picks for this weekend’s music festivals across the Southeast. What are you listening to this weekend?

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Celebrate the Fourth in Style at These Festivals

Independence Day is on a Saturday this year, which means celebrations of all kinds are happening all over the Southeast. There are so many Fourth of July celebrations this year that we can’t possibly feature every single one. Here are some top picks that make us wish we could be at all of them. What […]

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Music Midtown 2015 Lineup Announced

Headlining this year’s festival: Elton John, Drake, Van Halen and Sam Smith. Also performing: Lenny Kravitz, Hozier, Billy Idol, Panic! At the Disco, Run the Jewels, Jenny Lewis, Tove Lo, August Alsina, Icona Pop, The Airborne Toxic Event, Kodaline, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Andrew McMahon in the Wilderness, New Politics, X Ambassadors, Jamie N Commons, Elle […]

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Culture Festivals in the Southeast, June 26-28

Whether you want to celebrate your own culture or get to know a new one, these southeastern culture festivals will get the job done. And who knows, you might learn something new.

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June 26-28 in Southeastern Music Festivals

You’re in luck: music festivals are happening all over the Southeast this weekend. Jazz, blues, pop, chamber music… there’s bound to be a musical festival to suit your tastes. Whose performance are you looking forward to?

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Festival Food at its Finest: BLT Gougères

As fate would have it, Southern Grown Festival was at the Southern Coterie Summit that I attended this spring in Charleston. They were serving-up the most beautiful bites and savory tastes as a preview of their 1st annual Southern Grown Festival on Sea Island, GA, which debuted in June ’15. I bellied-up to meet the Executive Chef […]

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