The scene at a previous Taste of Chamblee. (Photo: LennoxAve)
Photo: Courtesy: LennoxAve
Photo: Courtesy: LennoxAve

‘Taste of Chamblee’ food festival returns Oct. 5

One of Chamblee’s signature — and most scrumptious — events is returning for its 12th year.

Residents will get a chance to sample local food and beverages at the “Taste of Chamblee” on Saturday, Oct 5., from 4 to 8 p.m. The event in downtown Chamblee is hosted by the city and features a wide range of tastings from local restaurants.

The offerings this year include Indian, Middle Eastern, Mexican and Southern cuisine, the city said in a statement. 

“There’s no better way to spend a warm October day than feasting on a spectacular smorgasbord of fare, enjoying a crisp brew and cheering on your favorite college football team,” the statement said.

Attendees enjoy a previous Taste of Chamblee. The event is back for its 12th year on Oct. 5.
Photo: Courtesy: LennoxAve

For those of you who don’t want to miss out on college football games, the festival will set up TVs showing the afternoon’s SEC and ACC games. There will also be a family-friendly “kid zone.”

Admission to the event is free, but you’ll need a wristband to sample the food. Wristbands cost about $17 and come with 15 “Taste Points,” which can be redeemed at booths for food tastings ranging from one to five points. They can be purchased online or at the event. You can also add more Taste Points to your wristband at the festival.

Attendees are encouraged to take MARTA to the Taste of Chamblee. The Chamblee station (on the Gold Line) is located about half a mile southwest of the festival’s entrance at the corner of Peachtree Road and Broad Street.

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In other news:

Kennedy Segars, 18, died in that crash last year while she was in town celebrating her mother's birthday. Segars' family packed a DeKalb County courtroom Wednesday, but the hearing did not actually happen.

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