East Atlanta Strut. This one day extravaganza includes five stages of live local music and comedy, an artists market, kids village, carnival stalls and a parade. Sept. 27. East Atlanta Village. eastatlantastrut.com.
Atlanta Greek Festival. Dine on Greek cuisine or learn to prepare it yourself at cooking demos. Other festivities include a Greek culture exhibit, market, music and dancing. Oct. 9-12, Greek Orthodox Cathedral. www.atlantagreekfestival.org.
Decatur Craft Beer Festival. Enjoy an afternoon of beer tasting featuring 100 American craft beers, special tappings, food and live music. Must be 21 or older to attend. Oct. 18. Decatur Square. www.ticketalternative.com, decaturbeerfestival.org.
Alpharetta Art in the Park. Outdoor artists market features handcrafted work by local artists. Sept. 27-28, Oct. 25-26, Historic Downtown Alpharetta. www.awesomealpharetta.com.
Chomp & Stomp. The 12th annual Chomp & Stomp festival includes a 5k followed with beer for breakfast, four music bluegrass music stages, a chili competition and tasting, plus brussels sprout bobbing. Nov. 1. Cabbagetown Park. www.chompandstomp.com.
Festival on Ponce. More than 125 displays of fine arts, crafts, food and outdoor art. Oct. 18-19, Olmsted Linear Park. www.festivalonponce.com.