Atlanta weekend food events, Sept. 13-15: Atlanta BBQ Festival, Atlanta Arts Festival, Midtown Restaurant Week, and more

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Atlantic Station Fri. Sept. 13, 4-10 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 14, noon-8 p.m. Atlanta BBQ Festival The two-day festival features Texas, Carolina, Memphis, St. Louis, and Kentucky styles of barbecue sauces, rubs, cooking styles, and sides. The event also features live music, demonstrations, bourbon tasting, competitions, and a grilling marketplace to purchase all things barbecue. Details

Barrington Hall Fri., Sept. 13, 6:30 & 8:30 p.m. Ale Yeah! Beer Tasting For $20 you'll get to sample five beers, take home an Ale Yeah! pint glass and sample snacks from One Screw Loose Jellies & Rubs and Happy Hour Confections. Details

Monday Night Brewing Fri., Sept. 13, 7 p.m. LaAmistad Young Professionals hosts "80's Bash" Enjoy a "Fresh, Rad, and Awesome" 80's themed party! Guests will enjoy six beers of their choice, food, and dancing to 80s classics. Details

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Piedmont Park Sat., Sept. 14, 10 a.m. and Sun., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. 7th Annual Atlanta Arts Festival The Atlanta Arts Festival brings together the best artists of the city, Southeast, and the country for a weekend of culture, creativity, and entertainment. Enjoy the art and culture along with festival food, beverages, and merchandise. Details

Zoo Atlanta Sat., Sept. 14, 6:30 p.m. Jazzoo Jazzoo is back! Tickets are all inclusive and give access to 20 bars, 30 restaurants, live music and more. All proceeds benefit Zoo Atlanta. Details

Edible Land & Garden Sat., Sept. 14, 10 a.m. The Edible Landscape in Action Come learn how to build a garden with space usage that allows you to direct water so that your plants grow healthier and you spend less on your water bill. Details

The Jane Sat., Sept. 14, 10 a.m. Root City Market Root City Market brings together makers who are proudly crafting in South to create their quarterly pop-up market. Details

Holeman and Finch Public House Sat., Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Academy of Bartending: Bar Basics Learn tips on tending bars, cocktail recipes, essential tools, and favorite spirits. Leave with a workbook full of your own notes as well as lunch and cocktail samples in your belly. Details

Downtown Smyrna Sat., Sept. 14, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Taste of Smyrna Come enjoy the outdoors and 30 Smyrna restaurants on the beautiful Village Green and Market Village in downtown Smyrna. Details

Mary Mac's Tea Room Sat., Sept. 14, 11:30 a.m. Brunch with Red Pump Ladies, The Red Pump Project invites you to Brunch with Red Pump in commemoration of Global Female Condom Day. This brunch event will have you energized and ready to join the fight against HIV/AIDS. Enjoy brunch at Mary Mac's Tea Room, hear from guest speaker Masonia Traylor, learn about Global Female Condom Day, meet the Red Pump Atlanta Ambassador Skyy Banks, and more! Details

Blue Ridge Mountains Arts Association Sat., Sept. 14, 12 p.m. Blue Ridge Lodging Association Third Annual Blues & BBQ Festival The festival will include blues-inspired fare from chef Jay Swift and live blues music from a number of artists and the son of blues legend Muddy Waters, Big Bill Morganfield at 8 p.m. Details

Lure Sat., Sept. 14, 2-4 p.m. Lure Luau Mingle among the tiki torches and tropical flowers while soaking in the sweet sounds of the ukulele. Enjoy punch bowls of Mai Tais, boozy Hawaiian punch, and Kona Brewing Company beer along with Hawaiian themed cuisine. Details

Cameron Hall Sat., Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m. CACF All White Fundraiser Dinner/Dance Affair Dress in your finest formal white and/or silver attire and enjoy live entertainment, complimentary cocktails, sit-down dinner, and auctions. End the night by bringing your fancy self down to the dance floor. Details

Sat., Sept. 7 - Sat., Sept. 14. Cobb Restaurant Week Cobb Restaurant Week concludes this Saturday, don't miss out! Participating restaurants can be found on the event website. Details


The Goat Farm Sun., Sept. 15, 3 p.m. Atlanta Food Swap The Atlanta Food swap is a monthly gathering where participants trade homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods with each other. Come enjoy people, food, and goats. RSVP via Facebook. Details

Midtown Atlanta Through Sun., Sept. 15 Midtown Restaurant Week Midtown Restaurant Week closes its eighth annual year this Sunday! Come enjoy the last few days of Midtown dining! Details

The Goat Farm Sun., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. Millbilly Brunch Goat Farm and L'Idiot present a feast to benefit the Good Food Truck. Each ticket holder will be able to choose three dishes from the menu as well as three drinks, any additional purchases are available for $5. Details

Monday Night Brewing Sun., Sept. 15, 5 p.m. Super Hero Launch Party Come support the Super Hero Launch party for Ties That Matter, which employed women in Haiti and Atlanta to make their Super Hero Dolls and partnered with CHRIS Kids to be the beneficiary of their dolls. Come enjoy live music, food and craft beers from Monday Night Brewery. Details

Salted Honey Headquarters Sun., Sept. 15, 6 p.m. Intimate feast with Angus Brown Enjoy an evening of food, wine, and learning hosted by Salted Honey and featuring chef Angus Brown of Octopus Bar. There will be three courses, along with dessert and wine/cocktail pairings. However, there are only 16 tickets, so reservations are highly limited. Details

Ecco Sun., Sept. 15, 6:30-10 p.m. Sunday Share | Roaring 20s Come to Ecco as they hold their Sunday Share with a Roaring 20s theme. The evening will include speakeasy eats and Gatsby-themed dining. Details

Taco Mac-Lindbergh Sun., Sept. 15, 11 a.m. ANHC Pro Lunch The series provides a place for professionals to meet and learn about ideas, products, services, issues, and events that are relevant to natural hair care. It includes a lunch buffet, a 30-45 minute presentation from industry professional, and a Q&A/Networking session. Details

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