Atlanta weekend food events, Oct. 11-13: Atlanta Cheese Festival, chili-cook off, and more

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  • Riverview Landing Fall Festival Sat., Oct. 12

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Park Tavern Fri., Oct. 11, 5-11 p.m. Atlanta Cheese Festival Meet artisan cheesemakers and sample cheeses from 50 producers from around the world. Taste and vote for your favorite chef in the grilled cheese smackdown, enjoy cold beer, and listen to live music. Details


East West Farm Sat., Oct. 12, 7:45 a.m. The Home Dairy - The Homestead ATL East West Farm's class begins with a milking demonstration where you'll learn the nuances of milking both by and by machine. The class will also cover safe and sanitary milk handling, the economics of milking, and cow nutrition and health. Details

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Apple Valley Road Park Sat., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. 2nd Annual Brookhaven Chili Cook Off This year's chili cook-off features more than 60 participating restaurant and amateur teams. Festivalgoers can purchase tasting spoons in advance for $5 or at the gate for $10. Proceeds will benefit the Atlanta Fundraising Foundation. Details

Holeman & Finch Public House Sat., Oct. 12, 11 a.m. Academy of Bartending: American Whiskey For casual sippers and avid collectors alike, this is Holeman and Finch's definitive class on American whiskey making. Students will learn about styles and production methods of whiskey while enjoying a burger and a number of whiskey samples. Details

John Howell Park Sat., Oct. 12, 11 a.m. Battle of the Burgers More than 20 Atlanta restaurants will compete for the title of best burger. All of the proceeds go to Embraced, a nonprofit that collects gently used orthopaedic equipment for individuals in need. Details

Riverview Landing Sat., Oct. 12, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Fall Festival Back for a third year, Riverview Landing's Fall Festival features Southern-style food and drinks, live music from local bands, artisan vendors, and family-friendly activities such as pumpkin decorating, corn mazes, hay rides, and more. Details

Krog Bar Sat., Oct. 12, 6-10 p.m. Krog Bar Birthday Party Krog Bar is celebrating its eighth birthday with wine, paella, and pig in addition to its normal menu. Avoid lines at the door by purchasing tickets in advance. Details

Georgia Aquarium Sat., Oct. 12, 7 p.m. Caring For Others: The Art of Nature Gala This fall, Atlanta human services organization Caring For Others, Inc. will host its annual gala fundraiser. The event includes an evening of cocktails, live entertainment, a seated dinner, dancing, and more. Details


Livingston Sun., Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Atlanta Pride Parade Brunch Enjoy a brunch buffet, a prime view of the 2013 Pride Parade, and a dance party with award-winning DJ Yvonne Monet. All tickets include brunch, and VIP tickets are available for $40. Details

Bantam & Biddy Sun., Oct. 13, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Commit a Party Fowl Bantam and Biddy is celebrating its one year anniversary with a fowl-fueled festival including games and face painting for children, live music, and, of course, a four-course chicken dinner prepared by chefs Shaun Doty and Lance Gummere. Details

Lake Claire Community Land Trust Sun., Oct. 13, 1 p.m. Overwintering Your Garden Whether you're considering cold frames and row covers, want to put your garden to bed, or plant a winter cover crop, this course will help gardeners prepare for winter. Details

Local Three Kitchen & Bar Sun., Oct. 13, 2-6 p.m. Roast a Fatty Local Three's pig roast returns this year with two whole pigs to roast. The event includes Bulleit Bourbon, music from the Higher Choir, and Firebud Brands sauces. Details

Empire State South Sun., Oct. 13, 5 p.m. Light Up The Night With Chef Hugh Acheson Cooking Light's signature event series includes a cocktail hour with hors d'oeuvres and a five-course dinner prepared by chef Hugh Acheson. Details

Diesel Filling Station Sun., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. 'The Walking Dead' Viewing Party Diesel Filling Station is celebrating the arrival of season four of "The Walking Dead". The living and undead and invited to dress in their finest formal wear and walk the bloody red carpet before watching the premiere at 9 p.m. Details

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