How to Tackle the Trails at the Atlanta Food and Wine Festival

Hey Atlanta, this weekend the fifth annual Atlanta Food & Wine Festival returns to Midtown welcoming culinary greats from all over the South. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival is the first culinary weekend in the nation that unites the region’s culinary leaders, award  winning chefs, mixologists, barbecue pitmasters, Sommeliers and local growers for four days of exploring and celebrating Southern food and beverage traditions.

Tasting Tents – a showcase of the region’s top talents and flavors are in the Festival Tasting Tents which have been curated by chefs and industry experts. The Atlanta Food & Wine Festival Tasting Tents are designed to take guests on an epicurean journey through the South with “tasting trails” showcasing great food and drink items from below the Mason-Dixon line and other Southern regions around the globe.

Make a “pit-stop” at booth 120 on the Barbecue Trail, Sunday (1:30PM – 4:30PM), and visit TRACE Atlanta’s Chef Shean Suter.   Chef Shean will be serving up Southern Hospitality along with BBQ goat sliders with whole grain mustard slaw, stuffed between a brioche bun. Ya’ll come down now, ya here! Blaze your own trail and make the W Hotel – Midtown Atlanta base camp for this weekend under the tents. 

Make sure to download the official Atlanta Food & Wine Festival App to get the latest news and updates on the Festival. To download the app, visit: The Festival is excited to introduce a new component to the app this year – iBeacon.  Guests will be able to use iBeacon to guide themselves through the Tasting Tents and alert them when they approach a new Trail.  Through iBeacon, guests will be able to access all types of information about each Trail and the Exhibitors.  The app is available for free on both Apple and Android devices.

You can pick up a Festival Program at the Welcome Center, along with a copy of the Map.  There is also a downloadable site map located at:

Join the conversation and stay up-to-date with the 
Atlanta Food & Wine Festival’s social media:  
Twitter – @ATLFoodAndWine
Facebook –
Pinterest –
Instagram –
Festival Hashtag:  #AFWF15 and #DiscoverSouthern

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit 

A bit about the South ...
•    “Hey” is a common salutation to greet friends and family.
•    “Ma’am” and “Sir” are terms of respect. It doesn’t mean you’re old!
•    “Y’all” may be used in plural or singular form.
•    When you hear “Bless your heart” – you’re getting a little sympathy.
•    When ordering ice tea, indicate “un-sweet” if you don’t want traditional Southern sweet tea.
•    No self-respecting Southerner is ever, ever drunk – they’re just indisposed!
•    The most offensive phrase in the South is “that’s nice.” If you don’t know what it means, its best you don’t ask.
•    In the South, coffee is hot and tea is cold. Get it right!