Fall Folklife Festival 2012

The Fall Folklife Festival is held at the Atlanta History Center in Buckhead.  The kick-off portion of the event is on Friday, September 21 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm.  The main event takes place on Saturday, September 22, 2012.  The hours of the festival are from 10:30 am to 4:30 pm.

At the Friday night kick-off event, guests will be able to sample food and drinks from top Atlanta chefs and mixologists.  Atlanta restaurant owners will be hosting a panel discussion about the history and evolution of Atlanta dining.  There will also be a sommelier present for attendees to learn about Georgia wines.

At the main event on Saturday, there will be a variety of activities including an exhibit of Southern folk art,  traditional crafts, and live bluegrass and folk music.  Participants will be able to interact with local farmers and chefs to learn about environmental sustainability and current culinary trends.  There will also be demonstrations and short films about the history of Georgia foods, farming, and food preservation.

The Atlanta History Center’s Smith Family Farm will also have it’s regular activities that include: blacksmithing, candle dipping, fabric dyeing, woodworking, a petting zoo, and more.

To discover all that the Atlanta History Center and the Fall Folklife Festival has to offer, visit their website at http://www.atlantahistorycenter.com.