The Atlanta Meatball Festival makes its 2nd return on Sunday, August 30th! Join your fellow foodies from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. under the Big Top Tents at Belle Isle Square in Sandy Springs as Atlanta’s best restaurants serve wide selection of meatball dishes, limoncello tastings, and more!
Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the gate, and include: entry to the event, unlimited meatball tastes from your favorite restaurants, entertainment, and more! The rain-or-shine festival is family-friendly, and children under 10 are admitted for free with a paid adult!
Atlanta’s top chefs will compete at the festival to win bragging rights for Atlanta’s Mightiest Meatball, so they are pulling out all the stops in this “battle of the balls.”
With dishes from traditional beef and pork meatballs to the less conventional seafood and poultry meatballs, contenders will present their dishes to be voted on by attendees and judges alike. Based off the votes, three chefs will advance to the next stage of the competition at the upcoming “Meat Brawl Throwdown,” taking place during the 2015 Taste of Atlanta Festival from September 25th-27th.
Over 20 of Atlanta’s restaurants have signed on to the challenge, including:
- 4th & Swift
- Cibo e Beve
- Community Smith
- Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse
- Double Zero
- Food 101
- Madre + Mason
- Max’s Wine Dive
- No. 246
- One Flew South
- Seven Lamps
- Smoke Ring
- St. Cecilia
- STK Atlanta
- Table & Main
The festival will also offer limoncello, wine, and beer tastings for attendees to enjoy alongside these delicious dishes. With live music, entertainment, prizes, and more, the Meatball Festival has something for everyone! Produced by TasteATL and hosted by Chef Linda Harrell, the event will benefit Second Helpings Atlanta, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit food rescue organization serving Metropolitan Atlanta.