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This new Atlanta event is possibly the most Georgia festival ever

July 28,2017

Source: Becca J. G. Godwin, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlantans love their festivals — the more food and drinks and local ties, the better. 

So when a brand new one emerges with a name like “PeachFest,” it’s bound to perk up a lot of ears.  

The quite apt focus of the inaugural event, held in downtown Atlanta’s Fairlie Poplar neighborhood, will be peach-inspired food and drinks made from local produce and whipped up by Georgia chefs and bartenders. 

Attendees can expect a peach beer contest, peach punch and barbecue infused with —you guessed it — peach. The many participants include Pearson Farm, the Turnip Truck and chefs Terry Koval of Wrecking Bar and Bryan Furman of B’s Cracklin’ BBQ. 

Even Mayor Kasim Reed is a proponent. He looks forward “to having the festival in our city for years to come,” according to a press release. 

“I encourage both residents and visitors to attend this charitable event which will not only benefit local family farms, but provide educational resources to our community,” Reed said.

All proceeds will benefit Piggy Bank, an organization that protects heritage breed pigs and supports local family farms. The event will also offer a silent auction. 

PeachFest 2017 takes place at Broad and Poplar streets from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Aug. 13. It’s $60 for general admission tickets or $100 for VIP tickets, which include early admission and silent auction preview tastings.