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Food festivals: 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta

From pizza to barbecue, food-themed festivals highlight this weekend's family-friendly events in metro Atlanta. You'll also find plenty of music to enjoy, as well as several collectors' shows.

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Check out the following 16 things to do this weekend in metro Atlanta:


Pizza, Pints & Pigskins will be held this Saturday in Acworth.
Photo: From Pizza, Pints & Pigskins' Facebook page/For the AJC

Pizzas, Pints & Pigskins. Noon-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Free admission. Logan Farm Park, 4405 Cherokee Street, Acworth. 770-423-1330. acworthtourism.org.

Watch Saturday's games on big screens as you sample pizza dishes from various restaurants. You'll also be able to listen to music, cool off with a beverage from the beer garden or let the kids play in their own zone.

Atlanta Antique Bottle Show & Sale. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (7 a.m. early admission) Saturday, Sept. 7. Free general admission, $10 early admission. Smyrna Community Center, 200 Village Green Circle, Smyrna. 770-856-6062. fohbc.org.

In addition to bottles, you can browse and learn about Southern pottery, fruit jars, advertising, postcards, milk bottles and tabletop antiques. Free appraisals are available for bottles and pottery, and kids age 12 and under will receive a free bottle.

Smoke on the Mountain. 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. $20-$30. Earl and Rachel Smith Strand Theatre, 117 North Park Square, Marietta. 770-293-0080. https://earlsmithstrand.org/.

The Sanders Family Singers perform bluegrass gospel in this charmingly funny show.

Greater Atlanta Coin Show. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Free admission. Hilton Atlanta/Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs St., Marietta. http://atlcoin.com.

Browse, buy, sell or trade coins, currency, bullion and other collectibles. You can also receive free verbal appraisals from some dealers.


More than 400 artists and crafters will take part in Stone Mountain's Yellow Daisy Festival this weekend.
Photo: Jonathan Phillips/Special/For the AJC

Yellow Daisy Festival. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6, 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Included with parking admission ($20 daily, $40 yearly). $5 for early bird admission at 8 a.m. Stone Mountain Park, 1000 Robert E. Lee Blvd., Stone Mountain. 800-401-2407. stonemountainpark.com.

Enjoy the works of more than 400 artists and crafters from 35 different states, as well as live entertainment, crafter demonstrations, festival foods and children's activities.

Korean BBQ Festival. 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Blackburn Park, 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta. http://koreanbbqfestival.com/.

Taste barbecue dishes from some of metro Atlanta's top Korean restaurants, along with Korean beers and wines, as you listen to K-pop and American music.

Doggy Dip Day. 1 p.m.-2 p.m. for dogs up to 35 pounds and 3 p.m.-4 p.m. for dogs over 35 pounds. Sunday, Sept. 8. $10 per dog. Murphey Candler Park Pool, 4049 Candler Lake W NE, Atlanta. brookhavenga.gov.

Let your dog enjoy a last splash of summer at Murphey Candler Park Pool.

Fall BBQ Bash. 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Tucker Meat Market, 2187 Brockett Road, Tucker. facebook.com.

The Tucker Meat Market will serve up barbecue plates with items like smoked baby back ribs, brisket, wings, potato salad, macaroni and cheese and more. The Tom Hill band will perform.

North Fulton

Inspirational JazzFest. 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. $30 and up. St. James United Methodist Church, 3000 Webb Bridge Road, Alpharetta. 678-762-1543. https://www.stjamesumc.org.

Performers include Grammy-nominated guitarist Rod Harris Jr., singer Paula Champion and pianist Kayla Waters. Proceeds will benefit St. James youth development.

Chow down on kosher barbecue and enjoy other activities at the Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival in Sandy Springs.
Photo: From theatlantakosherbbq.com/via visitsandysprings.org/For the AJC

Atlanta Kosher BBQ Festival. 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. City Green at City Springs, 1 Galambos Way, Sandy Springs. 770-580-3897. https://theatlantakosherbbq.com/.

Chow down on kosher chili, ribs, chicken, brisket and other dishes and listen to music ranging from rock 'n' roll to orchestral.

Sundays on the River Concert. 7 p.m.-9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. $16-$22 with 10 percent off for members. Chattahoochee Nature Center, 9135 Willeo Road, Roswell. 770-992-2055. chattnaturecenter.org.

Shemekia Copeland's instantly recognizable voice showcases her vision of contemporary Americana roots and soul music.

Summer Concert Series. 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Newtown Park, Mark Burkhalter Amphitheater, 3150 Alabama Road, Johns Creek. https://www.johnscreekga.gov/calendar.

Enjoy music from Tribute and The Core, Allman Brothers and Eric Clapton tribute bands. Food trucks will be on site, and beer and wine will be available for purchase.


Movies Under the Stars. 7 p.m. "Dumbo" and 8:45 p.m. "The Greatest Showman." Saturday, Sept. 7. Free. Town Center Park, 330 Town Center Ave., Suwanee. 770-945-8996. https://www.suwanee.com.

Bring chairs, blankets and snacks to enjoy a double feature of "Dumbo" and "The Greatest Showman."

The Atlanta British Car Fayre will be held in downtown Norcross this weekend.
Photo: From Atlanta British Car Fayre's Facebook page/For the AJC

Atlanta British Car Fayre. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Free. South Peachtree Street, downtown Norcross. www.atlantabritishcarfayre.com.

Check out British cars and motorcycles and buy treasures from a boot sale (like a yard sale from car trunks).

Run for the Ribbons 5K. 7 a.m. registration/check in, 8 a.m. 5K, 9 a.m. fun run. $17-$25. Tribble Mill Park, 2125 Tribble Mill Parkway, Lawrenceville. https://www.fundracers.org.

This AJC Peachtree Road Race qualifier benefits More to the Journey, a non-profit organization that provides support and resources after a cancer diagnosis.

Summer Concert Series. 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 6. Free. Thrasher Park, 93 Park Drive, Norcross. Norcrossga.net.

Grab a picnic dinner from a local restaurant and settle in for music from the Rhythm Jets followed by A1A, a Jimmy Buffett tribute show.

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