80th Annual Dogwood Festival and Backyard Barbecue & Brews

Food options at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Food options at the Atlanta Dogwood Festival range from traditional favorites to creative inventions.

A staple in the Atlanta art community, The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is back for its 80th year April 8-10, 2016! Bringing with it virtually every kind of art imaginable (sculpture, paintings, pottery, photography), and lots and lots of food! There will be food vendors selling delicious festival foods like kettle corn and funnel cakes; regional dishes we love, such as gyros and crab cakes; and deep-fried favorites like onion rings and corn dogs. . . . and lots and lots of barbecue!

Smoke Belly BBQ

Smoke Belly BBQ

Yes, there will be barbecue at The Atlanta Dogwood Festival. Backyard Barbecue & Brews is a popular event and held in a separate tent overlooking the Main Stage. With some of Atlanta’s best names in barbecue — like The Pig & The Pint, Smoke Belly, and Grand Champion BBQ — serving ‘cue, you are guaranteed a great meal.

Grand Champion BBQ

Grand Champion BBQ

Backyard Barbecue & Brews also showcases local craft beers, wine and picnic fare from some of Atlanta’s favorite restaurants, culinary hot spots and chefs. So, get ready for some down-home Southern flavor at Backyard Barbecue & Brews on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, April 9-10, from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. during the festival. Although the Dogwood Festival is free, this event requires a ticket and sells out every year, so be sure to buy your tickets early.

jennifer-hill-booker-1436890751-thumb-230-230-438-151-820-444-90Jennifer Hill Booker is Georgia’s official Culinary Explorer and the author of “Your Resident Gourmet,” full of innovative recipes, cooking trends and fun kitchen gadgets. Click here for more content from Jennifer.