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Web exclusive Hungry? Why wait? Georgia’s food festivals are happening all year round TEXT BY JOEY HANE • LISTINGS BY AMY SAXON AND JOEY HANE W ith more than 70 annual events, Georgia’s food festivals cover the entire food pyramid … or at least the tastiest parts. Do you have a passion for vegetables? Check out the annual Vidalia Onion Festival! If meat is more your style, head down to Vienna in November for the annual Big Pig Jig. This two-day barbecue bash includes cooking con- JANUARY • Athens Wine Weekend, late January, Classic Center, Athens. Featuring wine seminars with experts, tastings, gourmet sevencourse meal with wine pairings and more. www.visitathensga.com. FEBRUARY • Annual Oysterfest, Feb. 26-27, 2012, Steamhouse Lounge, Atlanta. Live music and award-winning seafood. www.steamhouse lounge.com/oysterfest.html. (404) 233-7980. MARCH • Annual Collard Greens Festival, early March, Port Wentworth. Celebrate one of the oldest vegetables around today. visitport wentworth.com. (912) 964-0418. • Fire Ant Festival, March 23-24, 2012, Ashburn. Carnival, arts and crafts, fi reworks, live music, barbecue cook-off, strawberry cookoff and much more! www.fi reantfestival. com. (229) 567-9696. APRIL • Annual Vidalia Onion Festival, mid-April, Vidalia. Arts and crafts, races, Miss Vidalia Onion Pageant and much more. vidaliaonion festival.com. (912) 538-8687. • Annual Woodbine Crawfi sh Festival, last Friday and Saturday in April, Riverwalk and Waterfront Park, Woodbine. Live music, crawfi sh, 5K race and much more. wood binecrawfi sh.com. (912) 576-3113. 47C tests, live music, family fun and more. With events that feature every- thing from fi ne wines to fresh fruit, spicy chili to Southern-style grits, Georgia’s festivals are sure to tickle your taste buds and entice your appetite. Below are a few of Georgia’s food-related festivals and events. • Barnesville BBQ & Blues Festival, mid- to late April, downtown, Barnesville. Come enjoy delicious barbecue, great blues music and family fun. bbqandblues.org. (770) 358-5884. • Georgia Strawberry Festival, April 21-22, downtown, Reynolds. Parades, lawn mower races, music and more. ga-strawberry.org. (478) 847-5301. • National Grits Festival, early April, Warwick. Live entertainment, food vendors, the Quaker Grits-eating event, antique tractor show and much more. gritsfest.com. (229) 869-5550. • National Mayhaw Festival, third weekend in April, Spring Creek Recreation Park, Colquitt. Art and crafts, mayhaw jelly, races and more. www.colquitt-georgia.com/mayhaw-festival. php. (229) 758-2400. MAY • Annual Wurstfest, early May, Marketplatz, Helen. Wurst sampling, German beer tasting and live music. www.helenchamber.com. (706) 878-1908. • Atlanta Food and Wine Festival, mid-May, Atlanta History Center, Atlanta. Cooking and cocktail demonstrations, food and beverage tasting and more. atlfoodandwinefestival. com. (404) 474-7330. • Glennville Sweet Onion Festival, Second Saturday in May, State Farmers Market, Glennville. Arts and crafts, turtle races, live music and more. glennvillesweetonion.com. (912) 654-2515. More online at www.georgiamagazine.org The Woodbine Crawfi sh Festival, held each April in Woodbine, serves up a mess of crawfi sh alongside live music, a 5K run and more. • Ocmulgee Wild Hog Festival, mid-May, Abbeville. Hog-Dog Baying contest, children’s pig chase, Wild Hog Waller Dance and much more. hogfestival.com. (229) 467-2144. • Tybee Seafood Festival, early May, Tybee Island. Live entertainment, carnival rides, games for children and great seafood. tybeeseafoodfest.com. (912) 652-6784. • Washpot Festival, mid-May, Garfi eld. Brunswick stew, fried chicken, lacy cornbread, sweet potatoes and more. www.emanuel chamber.org. (478) 763-3264. JUNE • Annual Watermelon Days Festival, June through early July, multiple locations, Cordele. Watermelon-eating contest, seed-spitting contest, watermelon dance and fi reworks. cordelecrispga.com. (229) 273-1668. • Fried Green Tomato Festival, second weekend in June, downtown, Juliette. Homegrown tomatoes and homemade artisan crafts. www. juliettega.com. (888) 642-4628. • Georgia Blueberry Festival, fi rst weekend in June, First Baptist Church, Alma. 5K run/walk, blueberry pie-eating contest, street dancing and more. cityofalmaga.gov. (912) 632-5859. • Georgia Fine Wine Festival, early June, BlackStock Vineyards and Winery, Dahlone- GEORGIA MAGAZINE Bonus Content COURTESY WOODBINE CRAWFISH FESTIVAL http://www.bbqandblues.org http://www.visitathensga.com http://www.ga-strawberry.org http://www.hogfestival.com http://www.steamhouselounge.com/oysterfest.html http://www.gritsfest.com http://www.steamhouselounge.com/oysterfest.html http://tybeeseafoodfest.com http://www.emanuelchamber.org http://www.visitportwentworth.com http://www.colquitt-georgia.com/mayhaw-festival.php http://www.emanuelchamber.org http://www.visitportwentworth.com http://www.colquitt-georgia.com/mayhaw-festival.php http://www.fireantfestival.com http://www.helenchamber.com http://www.fireantfestival.com http://www.cordelecrispga.com http://www.juliettega.com http://www.vidaliaonionfestival.com http://www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com http://www.juliettega.com http://www.vidaliaonionfestival.com http://www.atlfoodandwinefestival.com http://www.cityofalmaga.gov http://www.woodbinecrawfish.com http://www.glennvillesweetonion.com http://www.woodbinecrawfish.com http://www.georgiamagazine.org

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Georgia Magazine - July 2011

Georgia Magazine - July 2011
Contents
Viewpoint
Mailbox
Picture This?
Georgia News
Calendar
Currents
Georgia’s Energy Outlook
Special Energy Report
A Jewel Against the Sea
“A Special Blessing”
Your Own Backyard
Around Georgia
My Georgia
Gardens
Georgia Cooks
Cookbook of the Month
Snapshot

Georgia Magazine - July 2011

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Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Magazine - July 2011 (Page 3)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Contents (Page 4)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Viewpoint (Page 5)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Mailbox (Page 6)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Picture This? (Page 7)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia News (Page 8)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia News (Page 9)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 10)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 11)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 12)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Calendar (Page 13)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Currents (Page 14)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia’s Energy Outlook (Page 15)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Special Energy Report (Page 16)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Special Energy Report (Page 17)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 18)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 19)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 20)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 21)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 21A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - A Jewel Against the Sea (Page 21B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 22)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 23)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 24)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 25)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 26)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 27)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 27A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - “A Special Blessing” (Page 27B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 28)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 29)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 30)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 31)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 32)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 33)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 34)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 35)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 35A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Your Own Backyard (Page 35B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 36)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 37)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 38)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 39)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 39A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Around Georgia (Page 39B)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - My Georgia (Page 40)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - My Georgia (Page 41)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Gardens (Page 42)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Gardens (Page 43)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 44)
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Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Georgia Cooks (Page 47D)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 48)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Cookbook of the Month (Page 49)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50A)
Georgia Magazine - July 2011 - Snapshot (Page 50B)
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