Chomp, Stomp and Shop at these November Festivals in Atlanta

November is chock-full of festivals in Atlanta. Here's where to start.
  • Some of the top artists in the Southeast will be at the Chastain Park Arts Festival. (Sher Pruitt photo)
    Some of the top artists in the Southeast will be at the Chastain Park Arts Festival. (Sher Pruitt photo)
  • The popular Chomp & Stomp features an amazing variety of chili, a race, music and lots of fun.
    The popular Chomp & Stomp features an amazing variety of chili, a race, music and lots of fun.
  • The Festival Peachtree Latino is one of the largest Latino festivals.
    The Festival Peachtree Latino is one of the largest Latino festivals.

Wine, check. Shopping, check. Horror flicks, check. It's all happening at Atlanta's November festivals.

  1. Native American Festival and Pow Wow, Nov. 2 - 5
    Enjoy the energy and color of the largest Native American gathering in Georgia. Look for dances as well as skills exhibitions such as flint-knapping, bow making, fire starting, open fire cooking and pottery making. There are also one-of-a-kind holiday gifts in the artists’ marketplace.

  2. IrishFest Atlanta, Nov. 3 and 4
    IrishFest Atlanta is a two-day cultural experience where you can watch films, listen to lectures, have afternoon tea with the Irish consul general and be entertained with Irish music and dancing -- plus learn how to pour the perfect pint of Guinness.

  3. Atlanta Contemporary Jewelry Show, Nov. 3 - 5
    Shop for artist-designed and made jewelry at this curated show.  

  4. ATL International Night Market, Nov. 3 - 5
    Shop the sights, sounds, tastes and merchandise of 70 cultures in a huge open-air market. It all happens under the stars.

  5. Cabbagetown Chomp & Stomp, Nov. 4
    The Chomp & Stomp is kicked off by one of the most popular races in Atlanta and features a flat course through historic Cabbagetown. All race participants get free chili. In 2016 more than 70 teams signed up for the individual chili cook-off, in addition to the 25 restaurants participating, so if it’s chili you want, you’ve come to the right place. But there’s more. The event features live music and an artists’ market.

  6. Uncorked Atlanta Wine Festival, Nov. 4
    Uncorked Atlanta provides the opportunity to wet your whistle with unlimited wine and craft beer tastings, musical performances and fun wine-themed activities.

  7. Decatur Wine Festival, Nov. 4
    The Decatur Wine Festival features almost 500 wines at 70 tables for festival-goers to taste. In addition, local restaurants sell foodie-worthy dishes.

  8. PUP Culture, Nov. 4
    Who doesn’t love dogs? Nobody we know. So go to PUP Culture and experience dog-friendly activities, canine demonstrations by Top Dogg K9 Foundation, contests and a showcase of pet product vendors. In addition, find food, music and an artist market. A portion of the proceeds goes  to Top Dogg K9 Foundation, which provides service and companion dogs to military veterans.

  9. Chastain Park Arts Fest, Nov. 4 and 5
    Spend the day with more than 185 artists and artisans at the 9th annual Chastain Park Arts Fest. In addition there is a children’s area plus local food and beverage concessions including gourmet food trucks. The festival benefits a scholarship fund for local artists administered by the Georgia Foundation for Public Spaces.

  10. 26th Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA, Nov. 4 -- 20
    People from across the Southeast put this annual even on their calendars. This year, attendees will have the opportunity meet more than 45 authors in this festival that is a popular tradition in Atlanta and beyond.
     
  11. King of Pops 6th Annual Field Day, Nov. 6
    This local favorite features live bands, food trucks, games, face painting, races, a Popsicle-eating contest and free King of Pops treats.

  12. Atlanta Fall Wine Fest, Nov. 11
    Wine, beer, cider, live music plus a DJ. Got it? 

  13. MothBall, Nov. 11
    The MothBall is an annual costume party and fund-raiser for the Grant Park Neighborhood Association. Hear an authentic New Orleans brass band while sampling food as a live VJ plays tunes. There's more -- a costume contest, dance-off, specialty drinks and prizes.

  14. Buried Alive Film Fest, Nov. 15 - 19
    The Buried Alive Film Fest shows some of the most disturbing, visually appealing and scary independent horror films in the world. The films are not for the faint of heart, so no one under age 17 is permitted without a proper guardian.

  15. Indie Craft Experience Shopping Spectacular, Nov. 18 and 19
    Shop 170 plus craft and vintage vendors. Need we say more? 

  16. Heroes & Villains Fan Fest, Nov. 18 and 19
    Meet the stars of today’s comic-inspired television shows and movies including "Agents of SHIELD" and "Guardians of the Galaxy." Among the stars are Emily Bett Rickards, Victor Garber, David Mazouz and Manu Bennett. In addition to photo ops there are panel discussions and other activities.

  17. Festival Peachtree Latino 2017, Nov. 19
    The Festival Peachtree Latino is one of the most important and largest multicultural events in Georgia. Last year more than 75,000 people enjoyed musicians, singers and performers as well as arts and crafts, food, exhibitors and family activities. Five percent of the proceeds go to the Atlanta Community Food Bank.

Journalist Mary Welch writes business and lifestyle stories for local and national publications.

 

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