Which seafood place won the top spot in our Best of Atlanta poll? No. 4: Crawfish Shack Seafood in DeKalb No. 3: Pappadeaux, with locations in North Fulton, Cobb and Gwinnett No. 2: The Optimist in Atlanta No. 1: Drift Fish House & Oyster Bar in Cobb

Georgia Seafood Festival will bring the coast to The Battery

Enjoy the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the coast at this inaugural event 

Now you can enjoy all the best of the coast without getting sand in your shoes. 

Head to The Battery for the inaugural Georgia Seafood Festival, and you’ll experience the food, music and fun that most take part in only on vacation.

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“Event attendees will have the opportunity to learn how important the seafood industry is to all Georgians, sample a wide variety of fresh fish right off the boat cooked in a myriad of styles, with a focus on Wild Shrimp from Georgia,” the event’s website states.

There will also be events and games related to the state’s agriculture and fishing industries that you can participate in while listening to bands from coastal cities.

Throughout the day, emcee Mark Owens, who is the in-game host for the Atlanta Braves, will be giving away prizes. The festival is hosted by The Battery Atlanta and the Fresh District, a movement that promotes fresh, local and sustainable food systems in urban environments.

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You can also watch a cooking challenge hosted by celebrity chef and Food Network star Jernard Wells. Four of Atlanta’s best chefs will compete for a spot at the 2020 World Food Championships. The competition will be judged by celebrities from the food, sports, politics, business and entertainment fields, the website states.

Entry to the event is free, but you can purchase a $100 VIP ticket that includes:

  • 1 Georgia Seafood Festival 2019 T-shirt 
  • 1 Georgia Seafood Festival 2019 mug 
  • 1 Georgia Seafood Festival 2019 seat cushion 
  • 2 complimentary drinks 
  • Georgia Seafood Festival reusable swag bag 
  • 4 hours of free parking 
  • VIP seating for the Compete Wells Cooking Championship 
  • Exclusive tastings from the cooking championship


2019 Georgia Seafood Festival

noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 9

Suntrust Park, 755 Battery Ave. SE, Atlanta, GA 30339


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